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Spotlight On...
Annual Meeting Sunday Feb. 28 at 12:15 PM in the Church

Please make a special effort to attend our Annual Meeting on Sunday at the church, immediately following the 11 AM Morning Prayer service.  We're blessed to be in a church where all members have a vote, we elect all our officers and committee chairs, and we receive many important updates, all gathered as one community. I have tried hard to encourage a climate of openness and transparency,  where all are welcomed.  Our treasurer will speak about our finances, you'll see the final budget proposed by the Vestry and vote on it, and we'll hear updates from the Wardens and others about key programs, from our building projects to the Freedom Trail, from new worship services to new staff hires to new members. We welcome you to join us.

Concert Series, Music for Viola & Organ | February 28 5PM
Join us for a program that could be subtitled "Everything new is old again!" In spite of being written in the 20th and 21st centuries, these pieces borrow inspiration from previous generations. Friedrich Metzler and Robert Sirota both borrow Baroque chorales used by J.S. Bach for their sets of Variations and Partita. Paul Hindemith wrote his Trauermusik and premiered it the same night in a live radio broadcast after the death of George V in 1936, and also included a chorale favored by Bach, "Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit", better known in English-speaking countries as The Old 100th. Daniel Pinkham's Sonata da chiesa, or "church sonata" is modeled on sonatas from the 17th century. Only Leo Sowerby remains firmly rooted in the 20th century in his epic Poem for Viola and Organ.

Scott Woolweaver is Lecturer in Viola and Chamber Music at Tufts University and a very busy freelancer, both in the Boston area and around the world. He is familiar to King's Chapel audiences, having performed many times on our Concert Series dating back to the illustrious tenure of music director Daniel Pinkham.

Advance tickets now available online at a $5 discount: Purchase them here!

Watch a sneak peak below!

From the Minister
Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your eye, stopped to  look a little more closely, and found yourself growing even more curious,  more intrigued, the closer you looked? Ever been asked to do something  --  a thing you knew someone should do -- but felt you couldn't possibly be the one?  Has anyone ever approached you, given you an interesting proposal, but at the  end of the conversation you're embarrassed to admit, "And who are you, again?  Please remind me...."

All those odd things happen in the lesson this week. It may even be happening at King's Chapel, and in your life.

Join us for our Annual Meeting Sunday, to see the unusual things afoot in our  lives.

Upcoming Events
Lenten Study: Voices from the Gospel of Luke | 
Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Church, March 2, 9, 16. 
Includes a Light Supper

Have you ever wanted an overview of the whole life of Jesus - a summary, so you could get the gist?  Here's your opportunity.  On three Wednesdays, we will read the Gospel of Luke, the lectionary text that King's Chapel will be following throughout the year. We'll read from a simple play script written by a colleague of mine, using voices of men and women from Luke.  Participants can "read" a voice from the Gospel script, or just listen. Each reading will be followed by a discussion led by the Rev. Joy Fallon. No preparation is required; scripts will be provided. You may choose to worship at the 6 PM service beforehand, or not; all are welcome. We'll serve a light dinner of soup. 
SAVE THE DATE: Listening Over Lunch, Palm Sunday | March 20, 2016

Whenever I tell someone I am a minister, the question almost always follows, "And what do you believe?" I respond by reciting a litany of disbeliefs. 

Reciting a litany of disbeliefs seems to be so much easier and safer. For some reason, I struggle in stating what I do believe. I think I find it hard to state my beliefs because the honest answer is that I am unsure. With each passing day, my beliefs seem to change just a bit. New experiences and insights lead me to new understandings of the world, of myself, of the divine. At King's Chapel, I am grateful for the grace and room to state my uncertainties and explore my beliefs. I am even grateful for the opportunity to explore together.  


What are your beliefs? Or what are your questions about beliefs, if you don't think you have any?  Every Sunday at Morning Prayer, the Reverend Fallon welcomes all, including doubters and skeptics. In that spirit of inclusion, the Adult Religious Education Committee invites you to the second in our series "Listening Over Lunch," immediately following the Palm Sunday service and Passion Play on March 20th. Join other churchgoers in an exploration of our diversities and commonalities over a light lunch at the Parish House. We will sit at small round tables, each with a discussion host and focus questions to help us begin. RSVP not required but much appreciated. (Contact Gretchen Horton at
World Religions Through Their Scriptures:  HarvardX Course created by Harvard Divinity School

What do scriptures of major religions really say?  What interpretations rise to prominence in a given historical or cultural moment? Which decline, and why? Who gets to interpret what scriptures mean? How do communities of faith negotiate differences within their own traditions?

On March 1, Harvard Divinity School is launching a new edX course, "World Religions Through Their Scriptures," a free open online course that introduces participants to some of the central texts of five major world traditions and examines common themes (gender, violence and peace, the arts, etc.) through the lens of their different scriptures. Registration is now open.
A panel of distinguished professors will discuss their new HDS/HarvardX online course "World Religions Through Their Scriptures" on March 1st at 5:30pm in the Sperry Room, Andover Hall. 
The course instructors and panelists are: Diane Moore, Senior Lecturer on Religious Studies and Education and director of the Religious Literacy Project; Karen King, Hollis Professor of Divinity; Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures; Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Shaye Cohen, Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy; and Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, Associate Professor of South Asian Studies, Wellesley College.
For more information, visit their website at
Lecture Series on Unitarianism - History and Where We Go in April and May

The Rev. Stephen Kendrick, of First Church Boston, will give this Spring's three Minns lectures on the Wednesday evenings of April 27, May 4 and May 11, at his church. The topic is Unitarian Universalist life - past, present, and future. For more information, and to sign up, go to the Minns Lectures website: . Dinners will be provided at 6 pm, and the lectures will begin at about 7:15 PM, at First Church.
News from the Parish
Community Action Sunday

"This past Sunday we were honored to have Rev. Dr. Bill Schulz preach and then discuss the UUSC at our luncheon. It was absolutely wonderful! If you were not able to attend or would like to experience it again, the full video will be available on our website later this week. Thank you to everyone for making the day a tremendous success. 

For all those interested the UUSC is co-sponsoring a documentary screening and public talk by Rev. Miguel De La Torre of his film Trials of Hope and Terror. The event will be on  Sunday April 3rd at 3pm at the First Parish UU at 3 Church St. Cambridge. Tickets are $15 general or $5 senior/student.

If you would like to support the wonderful work of the UUSC please consider becoming a member. The membership fee begins at only $40. For more information visit their website at .
Help Decorate our Beautiful Sanctuary

The chancel committee is asking for help decorating the church for Easter  Sunday.
Decorating will take place on the Saturday
March 26th.  As Lent will be drawing to a close I can promise you hot chocolate, donuts, plus lots of  fun and laughter!  The time to gather will be sent out in an email as we get closer to the date. Please notify Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator, if you can help.
In This Issue
Wednesday, February 24, 6PM

Matthew Weinstein,  Preacher
  • Eric Ferring, Soloist
  • Mindy Hinkel, Hospitality
Sunday, February 28, 9AM at The Little Chapel

The Rev. Joy Fallon,  Preacher
Sunday, February 28, 11AM | Third Sunday in Lent with Great Litany

The Rev. Joy Fallon,
  • Dan Taylor, Lector
  • Joei Marshall Perry, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Todd Lee, Usher in Charge
  • KC Dalton, Marie Wells, Paul Luca, and Judy Luca, Ushers
  • Carolyn Conley-Das, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 63: 1-8
  • Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-15
  • New Testament: Luke 13:6-9
After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, 
hosted by Betsy Peterson and friends of the hospitality committee.
At the communion rail following the service,   Marie Wells 
will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

 Volunteer to Host Coffee Hour!
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
This Sunday, the choir will sing three very different settings of the Antiphon Tristis est anima mea (Sorrowful is my soul). The Introit version is by Italian Renaissance composer Marc Antonio Ingegneri, the motet by our own Daniel Pinkham (from his set of motets entitled Passion Music), and finally the offertory by Francis Poulenc.  The organ pre- and postludes will be Bach's partita on the Lenten chorale  Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, March 1, 12:15 PM

Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra Members
Boccherini: String Quartet in E Flat Major
Second Sunday
On Sunday, March 13th, all collection not designated for the Annual Appeal will go towards the  Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
Interested in Membership?
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More News from
The Parish
We Weep with those who Weep

We were saddened to learn of the death of  Peter Palfrey Perkins . He was 63. Peter was the grandson of the Rev. Palfrey Perkins, minister of King's Chapel 1933-1955, and his wife Linda. Peter was the son of the Rev Arthur Perkins (who attended KC since his Church School days) and Anne Perkins, brother to Louise Perkins, nephew to Cornelia Zinsser, and cousin to Nick and Nina Danforth, Julie Hyde, and Annie Haskell.

Peter is survived by his three children and five grandchildren who reside in Canada. He was deeply loved and will be missed. 

Notes and cards may be sent to Louise Perkins at 17 Williams Street, Salem MA 01970 and to Anne Perkins at 15 South Main Street, Petersham MA 01366.

Please keep the Perkins family in your thoughts and prayers. 

"Give rest, O Lord, to thy servants with thy saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. Amen ."
 +King's Chapel, Book of Common Prayer
200th Anniversary of the Paul Revere Bell!
Tuesday, February 23 was the 200th anniversary of the installation in 1816 of the Paul Revere bell in the top of our church.  Read all about it in today's Boston Globe!
Upcoming Meetings
Orientation for New Chairs -
Sunday, March 6 at 12:30 PM

Joint Vestry and Parish Council Meeting -
Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM

Adult Religious Education Meeting-
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM
King's Chapel Needs Your Help!

After our Morning Light service, we offer refreshments and coffee as we catch up with each other about the past week's events. We need volunteers to help supply the refreshments (the Parish House will supply the coffee). There is a sign up sheet available every Sunday after the service. The Morning Light service needs readers and offering collectors! Next to the refreshment sign up sheet, there is another sheet for children, youth, and adults who would like to volunteer to read the passage for the service and/or collect the offering. If you would like to sign up in advance of Sunday morning, send an email to
Accessibility Assists

Our beautiful Georgian sanctuary designed by Peter Harrison and completed in 1754, has been lovingly maintained by the congregation since its completion. One of the box pews has been made wheel-chair accessible. Ushers are available to assist those who are wheelchair-bound to that pew.

A sound system has been installed in the sanctuary of The Chapel to amplify the sound during worship services. Hearing assistance devices are available for your use. Please see an Usher for assistance.
Contributing to Between Sundays

Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Simon at with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at Noon!