Keeping King's Chapel's members, friends, and subscribed visitors connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister
Memorial Day often marks a dividing line: between spring and summer, or for the
fashion conscious, between when white shoes and pants are gauche and when appropriate. In New England, I've been told Memorial Day weekend signifies when we can finally plant annuals in the garden and not be surprised by a killing frost.

Dividing lines serve a purpose: as a means to mark transitions, albeit never perfectly, or as a way of providing clarity. It's helpful to know where you stand on an issue: I'll go this far, but no further. But we know that dividing lines also can be arbitrary and limiting in a world where beauty flows from the blending of the three distinct primary colors into millions more: from cerulean and chartreuse to magenta. Plus, some of us want to wear every color imaginable all year long.

In the Old Testament story this week, a prophet tells people that there are times when they need to choose - whose side are they on? They can't keep hedging their bets. The same was true for the soldiers we honor on Memorial Day - they had to make a choice. They fought for our country, even if they mixed feelings about the rightness of our side.

When are choices needed, and how do any of us make the tough decisions? How often do we try to straddle, when we should pick one side or the other? We'll think about it together, as spring slips into summer this Memorial Day Weekend.

- Joy
Upcoming Events ...

Matt's Departure | Tonight!

Join us in wishing Godspeed to our seminarian Matthew Weinstein. Matt has been a regular presence at all three worship services and has taken leadership roles in Wednesdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 9 AM. Join us tonight, following the Wednesday 6 PM service,  for a dinner in his honor at Scholars Bistro (located on School Street). RSVP to

Memorial Service for Jay Schochet | June 1, 11 AM

Our longtime member Jay Schochet died in March, and his Memorial Service will be held at King's Chapel on  Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m.  Jay served on the Vestry and founded the Men's Dinner group at King's Chapel. Because of the Schochets' love of the King's Chapel concert series, the service will include music  by Bach, Telemann, and Handel, provided by a small string orchestra and soloists. A reception will follow the service. All members of King's Chapel and friends of the Schochets are warmly invited to the service. 
Children's Sunday | June 5, 11 AM

On June 5th, we will not have a Morning Light Service or Church School. Instead, we invite everyone to join us at the Big Chapel at 11 AM where children, youth, parents, and teachers will take part in the Morning Prayer Service with Holy Communion. 
All Parish Picnic  | June 5

On June 5th, please join us at the Parish House after the 11 AM Morning Prayer Service with Holy Communion for the All Parish Picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring a salad, side, or dessert to share. While enjoying food and fellowship, take the time to say hello to the younger generation of the Kings Chapel community and discover what the Church School has been up to this year.
Pride Parade | June 11

Join King's Chapel as we march in the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11th at 12 PM. The parade kicks off at Copley Square, travels through the South End, then passes both the King's Chapel Parish House and Stone Chapel before finishing at Government Center. All are welcome to participate. For more information, contact
King's Chapel's 330th Birthday |  June 12

June 12th will be a day of celebration at King's Chapel: We will be celebrating King's Chapel 330th Birthday, welcoming new members at our Morning Prayer service, and will be treated to free tours of the bell tower and the crypt, provided by our Visitor Program after the service. We hope that you can join us!
King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity-Boston Build | June 25

We have nearly a full team for the June 25 (the first Sunday of Summer) King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity-Boston build.  We can accept 1 or 2 more.  The build runs from 9 AM to 3:30 PM with a one hour lunch break.  In the past the KC teams have enjoyed lunch in one of the local ethnic restaurants. 

The build will be at one of the HFH-Boston sites now under construction in Roslindale, Mattapan, or Dorchester.  The exact location will be selected hy HFH-Boston based upon the specific build site requirements.  Work will be available for all skill levels (including none). For more information on HFH-Boston and the site where they build, go to  and

King's Chapel has supported HFH-Boston both financially and with multiple volunteer efforts.  If you haven't done this before, please consider joining now. The minimum age to participate is 16.  To enroll or for more information contact Emanuel Genovese at 617-738-6367 or , or Peter Sexton at 781-383-9028 or .
News from the Parish House
Memorial Day | May 30
King's Chapel Parish House offices are closed for the holiday.
Blessing of the Animals wrap up

Surrounded by the beauty of our Parish House garden, many of us gathered last Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Animals. We gathered to bless the special creatures in our lives and to give thanks for the unique relationships and memories. Thanks to all who participated.

- Shawn
From the Freedom Trail Visitor Program

Meet our Educators!

Please join the Freedom Trail Visitors Program in welcoming our new educator Cheyenne Dunham to King's Chapel.
- Faye

Cheyenne came to Boston from Washington state in August of 2015 to pursue her M.A. in Public History at UMass Boston. She received her B.A. in history from Eastern Washington University and spent a semester studying history, folklore, and literature in Cork, Ireland. Her research background includes such subjects as the environmental history of the Jamestown settlement, issues of race and culture within the Salem witch trials, and the social development of Nantucket during the whaling era. She is excited to be in New England to more deeply explore 17th and 18th century social and cultural history and to continue working toward a career involving historical preservation and interpretation. She is thrilled have this opportunity to be involved with the communication of King's Chapel's rich history as well as the ongoing research and initiatives toward sustaining such an important historic landmark. 

In This Issue
Wednesday, May 25 , 6 PM

The Rev. Joy Fallon, Preaching
  • Mindy Hinkel, Hospitality
  • Claire Shepro, Soloist
Sunday, May 29, 11 AM

The Rev. Joy Fallon, Preacher
  • Anne Sexton and Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Dean Lynch, Lector
The Readings:
  • Psalm 96
  • Old Testament: 1 Kings 18:20-39
  • New Testament: Luke 7:1-10
The flowers on the communion table are given in thanksgiving and celebration for the 98th birthday of Regina Noell by her grandson the Rev. Shawn Fiedler. 

At the communion rail following the service, 
Bill Kuttner will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, hosted by the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
The soloist  this Sunday is soprano Emily Bieber who will sing the triumphant first movement of Bach's Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, as well as Mozart's Et incarnatus est which we had to cancel twice in April when Emily was ill. Here's hoping that the third time's truly the charm!
Heinrich will play Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Major, and Gordon Young's Prelude in Classic Style.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, May 31, 12:15 PM

Carol Lewis, viola da gamba
Abel, Marais, de Machy
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Welcoming Brad

Brad became a part of the King's Chapel staff, last week! Brad has a BA in Religion from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and will be working at the front desk at the Parish House as the Administrative Assistant. Raised in a Methodist household, Brad has a history of working with church organizations. He has been involved with mission trips to Appalachia with ASP (Appalachia Service Project) and volunteer programs such as PADS with the United Methodist Church in his hometown Libertyville, Illinois.

Brad moved to the Boston area in 2015 after graduating to pursue new opportunities. Currently, he is completing a certificate program in computer programming at Harvard Extension school.

In his free time, Brad has been taking advantage of the rich history found in New England. Visiting places such as New Bedford and Plymouth with his girlfriend Ashlynn, he has come to appreciate the treasures of this region. Brad also enjoys drawing, playing guitar, and developing his programming proficiency. 

Brad's regular office hours will be Monday through Friday,  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Please join us in welcoming Brad!

Stewardship Update

We have received 56 pledges to this year's campaign, and are at 60% of our goal!  We are still seeking over $75,000 in pledges to meet our campaign goal. 

Please send in your pledge today to help us meet our planned budget for the year! Thank you!

If you haven't made your pledge, there is still time.  We hope to have this wrapped up by June 1.
to donate!
Upcoming Meetings
Parish Council Meeting-
Tuesday, June 7, at 6 PM

Community Action Committee Meeting-
Friday, June 9, at 6:30 PM

Vestry Meeting-
Tuesday, June 14 at 6 PM
Changing of the Guard 
Contributing to Between Sundays

Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at with a written piece and/or pictures before Tuesday 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.