Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister 
What's your first step in planning a trip?
 
We're all different. You might methodically search the NYTimes Sunday Travel pages for months, or just quickly book the cheapest "deal" on the web. You might rely only on curated recommendations from friends, or choose exotic locales you alone have discovered.
 
But whatever your first step in planning a trip, it's all wasted energy unless you actually go. Unless you pack the bags and walk out your front door. Unless you get into the car, on the bus, or aboard the plane, towards the place you hope to go.  Travelling to a new place requires us to get up and move.
 
That's what happens on Palm Sunday.  Jesus moves. People move.  A procession moves through the streets of Jerusalem. We move with them.
 
If you no longer want to stay where you are, then on Palm Sunday join with those who've trodden this way for centuries before us. If you think life can be more meaningful than you experience it now, shout with the others "Hosanna," which means "Help us!" If you want to explore a different way of living, follow the humble man who rides on a donkey.  Curious people always have.
 
This trip towards a new life - which is what resurrection means - can start any day, but Palm Sunday has proven for many a good time to leave the comfort or pain or unease of where you are now.  
 
Walk through all of Holy Week - through Good Friday, into Easter.  Tickets are free to any who want to come along.  Destination: New life, new freedom. 

Joy

Spotlight on


Creating Contemporary Stained Glass Windows for Sacred Spaces | Sunday April 9  12:30 PM  |
At the Parish House

As part of our series, Discovering the Sacred through Art, Emanuel Genovese, stained glass artist, will share images of may of his stained glass windows that he has created for area sacred spaces. A light lunch will be served.


Upcoming Events...

Visit Lewis D. Brown Peace Institute Wednesday, April 26 | 5-7 PM

Meet at the Parish House and travel to the Lewis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester. Learn of their work and how our support of them helps to address violence in our community.  For more information contact Carol Genovese,  carol.m.genovese@gmail.com.

Adult Religious Education  | Mosque Visit 
May 4

In our continuing effort to show solidarity and support for our Muslim friends and neighbors, the ARE is working with the Islamic Boston Cultural Center (
ISBCC) to arrange a visit to their mosque in Roxbury on Thursday afternoon, May 4.  The King's Chapel group will plan to leave the Parish House at 3:45 pm on Thursday, May 4 and arrive at the ISBCC at 4:30 pm for a two hour tour - which will include the opportunity to witness the Muslim form of worship.  

Please contact John 
Natoli, chair of Adult Religious Education, at  jfn777@gmail.com  if you would like to attend or have any questions.  John will assist in arranging transportation to the ISBCC for those who need it.
Racial Justice: Addressing Whiteness | Wednesdays in May

The committees for Community Action and for Adult Religious Education at King's Chapel are hosting a free and open racial justice program for all members of King's Chapel and anyone in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. This program is an opportunity to meet people where they are, by providing a judgment-free but challenging educational space. All are welcome.



Communal Reading | Wednesday, May 3 | 7 PM
Open and Honest Communal Reading of an essay by James Baldwin & discussion. Located at  64 Beacon Street , Boston (King's Chapel Parish House).

Book Talk | Wednesday, May 10 | 7:30 PM
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (2016).  A book talk with Wendy Warren at The Isaac Royall House, 15 George Street, Medford. 
$5 admission. Royall was a slave trader and member of King's Chapel prior to the Revolution.

Book Group | Wednesdays, May 17 - June 7 
7 PM
Waking Up White by Debby Irving. A book group meeting at  64 Beacon Street , Boston (King's Chapel Parish House).

For each session taking place at the Parish House, light refreshments will be provided at 7:00. Space is limited. Those interested should RSVP to Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator at gretchen@kings-chapel.org
(or 617-227- 2155 ext. 108).

Join the conversation online: Racial Justice at King's Chapel Facebook group



Join King's Chapel in the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace, in support of the Lewis Brown Peace Institute. 
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace is a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered, and express love and support for our neighbors. Anyone can walk for a small registration fee of $10.  To register, go to their website at  www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org 

Be sure to register with the King's Chapel Team!  Our goal is to raise $1,000 for this event!
"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep" 
                                              ~ Romans 12:15

Leo Johnson reports that his lung congestion has improved, and he is now trying to patiently heal from multiple lower spine fractures, with the help of pain medication. He and Dorothy would love to hear from King's Chapel friends: 781-471-7997.


In This Issue

 
Sunday Service - Palm Sunday
April 9
Morning Prayer | 11 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Cynthia Perkins,           Lay Reader
  • Caroline Sears &         Will Speight, Lectors
  • Emily Bieber &       Denise Konicek, Soloists
  • Anne Sexton & Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Paul Luca, Usher in Charge
  • Judy Luca, Julie Hyde,  & Jim Carroll, Ushers
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 
  • Old Testament:        
    Isaiah 50:4-9a
  • New Testament:  
    Matthew 21:1-11
The children are invited to join in the procession at the beginning of the service.  Palm leaves will be provided. 

The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of Elizabeth Livermore Forbes,  F. Murray Forbes, Jr., and Elizabeth Gay Forbes by Lorna Forbes and Richard Holt.
 
At the communion rail following the service, Jim Power  will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
From the Bench:
By Heinrich Christensen

This Sunday, we open with Bach's fanciful treatment of Valet will ich dir geben, known in English as  All Glory, Laud, and Honor or  Hosaana in the Highest or, as we will sing it at the end of the service to text by Marion Ham,  From Bethany, the Master Comes down Mt. Olive's slope.
It will be followed by Emily Bieber singing an excerpt from Couperin's Tenebrae Lessons, with texts from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Each verse of the lesson is preceded by a sung melisma, similar to the elaborately illuminated initial letters one sees in ancient manuscripts. The Tenebrae Lessons were set to music by many composers of the Renaissance and Baroque. If you enjoy this music, you have a chance to hear a whole program of it at this week's Tuesday recital.

For the Introit, you will hear a Benedictus by Danish Romantic composer Niels Wilhelm Gade. Gade was a student of Mendelssohn and celebrates his 200th birthday this year.

The motet hearkens back to our concert program two weeks ago, when we performed a setting of the same verse from 1 John: "The blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, cleanses us from all sin".  For the concert, the version we sang was by Johann Ludwig. This time you will hear a setting by another Bach cousin who was also featured on the concert program, Johann Michael. After the opening statement, Johann Michael superimposes a chorale tune sung by the sopranos while the other parts continue quoting John's letter.

The offertory is a Palm Sunday  classic, Orlando Gibbons'  Hosanna to the Son of David.

The somber postlude will hopefully put you on the right path as you begin your pilgrimage through Holy Week.

Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, April 11
12:15 PM

Cassandra Extavour, soprano
Jessica Petrus, soprano
Carol Lewis, viola da gamba
Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo
Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres
Second Sundays Offering: 



The month's Second Sunday offering is for Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.  
Celebrating 30 Years of service, 1987-2017, they have partnered with families with limited incomes and volunteers to build affordable homes and strengthen communities in the Greater Boston area. This means that for over 30 years, they have helped families in the Boston area realize the dream of homeownership. Their philosophy is simple: provide a hand-up, not a hand-out to families in need of new or improved housing.

Any funds collected on Sunday, not designated for the Stewardship Appeal, will be given to this organization.  For more information go to  
Upcoming Meetings

Thursday April 6:
Parish Council 6 PM

Tuesday April 25: Vestry 6 PM
Sign up for Hospitality
Interested in Membership?
Contributing to Between Sundays

Our  enewsletter is sent each Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at brad@kings-chapel.org  with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at noon!
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.