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From the Minister

It's been fifteen years since the Twin Towers crashed to the ground in New York City, on that perfect blue sky day, September 11, 2001. What has happened in your life since then? In the life of our country and of the world?

This Sunday will be the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, a day to take stock. As I tally the pluses and minuses, I search for the lessons: the moments since 2001 of which we're most proud, and the events we wish we could erase.

For eons, as we read in the Bible, we humans have had to step back and frankly assess our actions; admit the failures; grapple with our guilt feelings; notice the once damaged lives still used for good; marvel at the healing properties of love and forgiveness.

Mercy and judgment, always intertwined. And with God, in this universe, mercy keeps winning out. Can you believe it?

Upcoming Events...

Choral Evensong | September 11 | 5 PM
King's Chapel, Tremont and School Streets

Join historic King's Chapel on September 11th as we commemorate and observe the fifteen anniversary of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks with a service of Choral Evensong. The King's Chapel Choir leads us in this somber poem of liturgy, music, and remembrance. Choral works by Johannes Brahms, Samuel Barber, Carson Cooman, Charles Wood, and David Ashley White. An organ prelude recital performed by Heinrich
Christensen will precede the service at 4:30 PM.

Based on the services held daily in the medieval Church, Choral Evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England has been sung regularly since the sixteenth century. The King's Chapel Choir, seventeen professional singers under the direction of Heinrich Christensen, regularly sing at Morning Prayer on Sundays at 11:00 AM and on major holidays from September through May.

This event is free and open to the public.

Homecoming Services and Lunch | September 18

Our annual Homecoming Sunday marks the beginning of our program year and the beginning  of Church School. Come and celebrate at lunch in the Parish House after our 11 AM Morning Prayer service.
Sermon Series on Parables: Stories Jesus Told | September 18 - October 30

This fall, Shawn and Joy will offer a sermon series on the parables, as told in Luke. Has "church" missed what Jesus wanted to convey? What's relevant now? Catch the
series at all worship services, September 18-October 30.  Can't come some day? Sermons also are posted on our web site and on YouTube.
Theology on Tap | September 21 | 7 PM

Believer. Non-believer. Confident. Curious. Join us for a lively discussion of big questions at a local pub. On September 21, at 7 PM, we will discuss Homosexuality and the Christian Tradition. What exactly does the bible say about homosexuality? What has the tradition had to say over the centuries? Can you really be gay or lesbian and Christian? Anyone 21 and over is welcome to join. We will meet at The Kinsale Pub and Restaurant, located across from City Hall Plaza. RSVP to 
Come to the Cabaret! | September 23 & September 24 | 7:30 PM

Please join us for the 6th annual Alto Extravaganza  Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24  at  7:30 PM ! Once again our hostesses with the most, Heather Holland and Mindy Hinkel, take over the Parish House to make you laugh, cry and blush!  This year expect lots of special guests to keep the excitement going. Food and libations provided. So mark your calendars, invite your friends and come join these lovely ladies! All proceeds go to the Kings Chapel Concert Series... now that's got to make you feel good!!!

Friday  and  Saturday  September 23 and 24  at  7:30 PM  
(doors open at 7)
Kings Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street, 2nd floor

News from the Parish House...

Second Sunday Offering

Our Second Sunday offering this month is for Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM).  This organization is about bringing people together to make a real difference. LVM trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). With improved literacy skills and the confidence that comes with them, adults are able to pursue a better life and a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Any plate offerings not designated for Annual Appeal will be directed to our Second 
Sunday  offering. 
Street Piano at King's Chapel

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a piano at 
King's Chapel as part of Street Pianos Boston presented by The Celebrity Series of Boston!  The pianos are part of an exhibit called Play Me, I'm Yours, created by artist Luke Jerram.  There will be 60 pianos placed around Boston and Cambridge, all created by local artists.  Our piano was created by Ryan Edwards,  a multi-media artist living in Watertown. Edwards most often works in the space where music, dance, and physical art overlap. Edwards graduated from Berklee College of Music and has continued learning about African music and dance as well as apprenticing with public artists. 

The piano will be located outside the chapel from September 23 - October 10 and will be available for everyone to play and enjoy.  You can find out more about the project and where all the pianos are located at


The UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) has issued this important request for help. Please get engaged, if you are interested. Many of you indicated support of UUSC last February when their outgoing president came and preached at King's Chapel.

This fall is an important time for refugee rights. The outcomes of two global summits, one convened by the United Nations and the other by President Obama, have the potential to either put our world on a better track to give more refugees opportunities to rebuild their lives, or result in more of the same limited commitments that are driven by fear and xenophobia. 

In the lead up to the two September refugee summits organized by the United Nations General Assembly and President Obama, more than 40 organizations have developed a postcard to be delivered to Congress and President Obama urging the U.S. to lead by example and expand our commitment to refugees.

You can print copies at

The postcard can also be signed electronically at refugeepostcard/d4npp/47981202. 

Both individual cards and packages of cards must be mailed to: 110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 110, Washington, DC, 20002 by September 12th so they can be delivered all together in a DC press event geared towards President Obama on September 15 th . UUSC President and CEO Tom Andrews will be one of the speakers at the press conference!

In This Issue
Wednesday Service
September 7
Holy Communion | 6 PM
The Rev. Shawn Fiedler will Preach 
  • Emily Bieber, Soloist  
  • Carol Genovese, Hospitality
  • Gretchen Horton, Verger
Sunday Services
September 11
Morning Light | 9 AM
  • The Little Chapel
Holy Communion | 11 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Quinn Bernegger, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton and             Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Gregg Sorensen, Usher in Charge
  • David Wheeler, Julie Hyde, and Amy Meyer, Ushers
  • Anne Sexton, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 51:1-10
  • Old Testament:      Exodus 32:7-14
  • New Testament:              1 Timothy 1:12-17
The flowers on the Communion table are given by the Chancel Committee for all the departed at King's Chapel.
At the communion rail following the service, Jim
Power will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to Punch on the Bricks, hosted by Cathleen Price and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench:
By Heinrich Christensen
On Sunday morning, new choir member Quinn Bernegger will be the soloist in the Deposuit Potentes aria from Bach's Magnificat and Graham Ramsay's Have Mercy on Me, set to verses from Psalm 51.
The organ voluntaries will be Variations on Immortal, Invisible by Hans Uwe Hielscher. 

In the afternoon, the evensong prelude will include Samuel Barber's famous Adagio, as well as soprano Mary Sullivan singing Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit from Brahms' Requiem. 
The service music is by Walker, Wood, Eakin, and White. 
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday September 13, 
12:15 PM

Ben Swartz, cello
Popper, Piatti, Duport
Introducing ...

Cooperstown, NY native Quinn Bernegger (tenor) can be seen this season  as Oronte in Alcina at The Boston Conservatory, where he is pursuing a  Masters degree in Opera Performance. He was seen most recently this
summer in the leading role Nanki-Poo of Gilbert & Sullivan's The  Mikado at Chautauqua Opera, where he was also featured in concerts and  other performances as an Apprentice Artist. Last year he had his  professional debut as a Resident Artist with Tri-Cities Opera, singing  roles in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford), Bernstein's Trouble  in Tahiti (the Jazz Trio), and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta (Alméric). Last  year, he also completed his f irst summer as a Young Artist at the
prestigious Seagle Music Colony. There he made his operatic debut as  Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff. A versatile artist, Mr. Bernegger has also  performed the music theater roles of Jack and Cinderella's Prince in
Sondheim's Into the Woods and Jean Valjean in Schönberg's Les
Misèrables. He spent two years as a Young Artist at the Opera Company  of Middlebury where he performed in the ensemble for Rossini's  L'italiana in Algeri and Puccini's Turandot. Mr. Bernegger was also a  finalist in the 2015 FAVA Grand Concours competition and is a graduate
of Middlebury College.
From the Freedom Trail Program
This past  Friday , the Freedom Trail Visitors Program educators took a field trip to the Old North Church! The crew learned more about the second Anglican church in Boston, explored their crypt, learned about Old North's change-ringing church bells, and even climbed the famous steeple! It was a meaningful experience for the educators to learn more about the historic connections between King's Chapel and Christ Church.

Save the Date
Lots of Music in September

The choir makes an early return again this year for Choral Evensong,  September 11th at 4:30 PM . On the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, the King's Chapel Choir will lead this ancient service of music, prayer, and remembrance. The service begins at  5 PM  and is preceded by an organ prelude recital by Heinrich Christensen at  4:30 PM Homecoming is  September 18 , and then on  September 25 , the Concert Series opens its season at  5 PM  with a program entitled "More and More Mozart". Following up on last season's finale of Mozart's sacred vocal music, we offer 6 of his so-called Church Sonatas for organ and strings, as well as his Fantasia in f minor arranged for flute, clarinet, and organ. Choir member Emily Bieber will be the soloist in the famous Exsultate, Jubilate . This event is presented in collaboration with our friends at First Parish UU in Bedford, MA, and will be conducted by their music director Bradford Conner.
September Meetings

* September 8 - Minns Meeting - 5:30PM


* September 8: Usher Training 6 PM


* September 13: Vestry Meeting - 6 PM


* September 20: Buildings and Grounds - 7:30 AM


* September 20: ARE Meeting 

 - 7:15 PM


* September 27: Joint Vestry/Council Retreat and Dinner - 6 PM


Is your committee planning to meet in the next month? Please contact our Parish Administrator, Gretchen Horton, to add to our calendar.


From the Chancel Committee
Have you ever thought you would like to donate flowers for the Sunday Service but are unsure what one needs to do?

Flowers are placed on the chancel table every Sunday of the year with the exception of the 6 week Lenten period.

Flowers can be donated for a variety of reasons. They can be in memory of a loved one who has died, in thanksgiving for a special occurrence, or in celebration of a new birth or anniversary. They may also be donated as living prayers and symbols for peace and hope.

Please confirm with Anne Sexton if you have a regular Sunday that you would like to continue. Anne can be reached at the following email:
Sign up for Hospitality
Interested in Membership?
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.