Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister:  Guest Preacher - 
Karlene Griffiths Sekou

We stand with all who grieve the racism and anti-semitism on display in Charlottesville last weekend. Below, we share the ways in which our ministers, Joy and Amelia, will be responding on Friday night and on Saturday; you are invited to join them. 

We also hope you will make a special effort to attend our worship this Sunday, when we are honored to be welcoming Karlene Griffith Sekou to the King's Chapel pulpit this Sunday. Ms. Sekou has been a city- wide leader in planning Boston's response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, and to standing against the white supremacist "Free Speech" rally planned for this Saturday on the Boston Commons.
 
Karlene Griffith Sekou, MPH, MTS, MDIV, is an International Human Rights Strategist and Advocate, Black Lives Matter, Boston organizer, Member-in-Discernment in the United Church of Christ, and Community Minister. Karlene is also a 2017 graduate of Harvard Divinity School where she studied Religion, Ethics and Transnational Politics. Her scholarship and work centers on decolonial theories, social movements, and among other things, the question, "What does it Mean to Be Human?"
 
We are blessed to have such a prophetic voice this Sunday, we hope that you can join us at 11 am for Morning Prayer.
 
Spotlight On


 
The events in Charlottesville this past weekend have left us heartbroken, grieving for the senseless loss of three lives and grappling, once again, with the sins of anti-Semitism and racism. This year we will be faithfully, prayerfully, and lovingly be thinking more about what this means for us, both as Christians and as a congregation.
 
We cannot individually stop racism and anti-semitism, nor can we undo the violence that has occurred. We can, however, show up and raise our loves for love. Please prayerfully consider whether you can join Amelia and Joy in these two events:  

1) On Friday night, join Joy at the interfaith gathering and Saturday night worship service to be held at Temple Israel.  All are welcome: 

Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength 
Temple Israel 
477 Longwood Avenue (at corner with the Riverway) 
Friday, August 18 at 5:00pm 

Boston-area inter-religious leaders will join our Governor and Mayor in a peaceful, worshipful gathering. Please consider using public transportation. Temple Israel is located two blocks from the Longwood Station along the Green Line's Riverside (D) route; two blocks from several bus routes that stop near Beth Israel/ Deaconess Hospital; less than a mile from Coolidge Corner. Reduced rate parking is available at the 375 Longwood parking garage. Arrive early to allow for additional time for security. You will pass through detectors. No backpacks please.

Shabbat Service for Justice 
Temple Israel 
477 Longwood Avenue 
Friday, August 18 at 6:00pm 
Follows at the Interfaith Gathering at 5:00pm.
 
2) On Saturday, join Amelia by meeting at our church at 11:30 AM for time of prayer, to be followed by walking together to the noon rally for love and togetherness hosted by The City of Boston and the Black Ministerial Alliance at City Hall Plaza.  The rally at City Hall Plaza, to which Amelia will lead us, is strategically choosing to avoid confrontation with white supremacist groups and therefore deny them an audience.  Before coming to the church on Saturday, please confirm via our website or Facebook page that these plans have not changed. Conditions may change rapidly. 

Pray for the safety of all. 

Joy
 
Summer Services

During August, there will be no Morning Light or Wednesday Communion services.  Morning Prayer services will continue each Sunday at 11 AM.  

We welcome everyone to join us back to our full schedule beginning again in September. 

Enjoy the summer!
Upcoming Events...

Save the Date: Homecoming Celebration of Our History with Carl 
Scovel & Welcome of new Assistant Minister, Amelia Nugent| Sunday, September 10




Carl Scovel, Minister Emeritus: Preacher | 11 AM

 

Celebration at the Parish House | 12:30 PM

 

The unveiling of the portrait of Carl Scovel, plus the introduction of "The Prayer Book Companion" by Carl Scovel, with signing by author.
 
This is also our annual Homecoming party, welcoming back all of our members and friends who travel during the summer months.
 
We also formally welcome our new Assistant Minister, Amelia Nugent. Come and meet her at the Parish House celebration.

From the Parish House

Racial Justice at King's Chapel:

On August 3rd, six members of King's Chapel attended a screening at MIT of I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck's 2016 documentary that envisions author James Baldwin's unfinished project "Remember This House." A dynamic and important post-screening discussion created space for attendees to delineate how each of us are implicated in, and impacted by, the legacy of racism in the United States. To stay up to date with the program for Racial Justice at King's Chapel, see the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/

Amanda Pickett
A Reflection on Walking



For several years King's Chapel has participated in the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's annual Mother's
Day Walk for Peace, a six-mile walk through the streets of Boston in solidarity with the organization
founded by a grieving mother who lost a young, promising son to gun violence. Last week
representatives of King's Chapel took a different walk-this time through the doors of the headquarters
of the Institute. We were rewarded with a moving glimpse of people dedicated to the work of
"transforming society's response to homicide" and of making it a center of healing, teaching, and
learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss. We were also
rewarded with a challenge to consider how we might walk even further with them toward the cause of
peace.

Under the guidance of Rev. Wayne S. Daley, the Peace Institute's Training Coordinator, during the visit
we engaged in thoughtful contemplation of our own, personal spiritual journey to inner peace through
the Institute's model of seven principles of peace-Love, Unity, Faith, Hope, Courage, Justice, Forgiveness.
Perhaps it was no coincidence that there were seven members of the King's Chapel community there to carry the message of each one of these principles of peace to our congregation and to prayerfully consider how we might weave them into the tapestry and programs of our church's work as we commit to making King's Chapel a center of "Life in the Heart of the City."

The Peace Institute's founder Dr. Clementina "Tina" Chery has appeared at the pulpit of our historic
church, bringing her message of peace and an invitation for us to join in celebrating what she calls "the
courage of community." On Friday, she again asked us to consider the numerous possibilities of
collaboration with the Institute to sustain the movement to end the vicious cycle of violence and death.
There are awareness programs to be promoted, important legislation to support, events that seek our
full participation, and fundraising campaigns that are endlessly in need.

On Mother's Day this year, on a morning that a team from King's Chapel was to walk in peace through
the streets of Boston together with thousands of others, we awoke to news of yet another brutal killing
in our city-placing victims again on both sides of a terrible murder. It was a chilling, heart-wrenching
start to our annual walk-and a painful reminder that there is so much work yet to be done.

We left the Peace Institute on Friday emboldened by our experience there and painfully more aware of
the needs of a suffering element of our violent society. How could we not recall the words of the
Prophet Micah that often reverberate through the sanctuary of our venerable place of worship: "And
what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

At King's Chapel, perhaps our walk with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute-hand-in- hand with our
God-has just begun.

-Jim Power, Jr., August 15, 2017

From the Freedom Trail: 
Introducing, our new Head Educator!


Congratulations to Rosalie Wilbur, who was recently promoted to Head Educator within King's Chapel's Freedom Trail Program. Rosalie began working as an educator here in May 2016, and has demonstrated great passion for sharing our history with the public, and has been Tuesday recital verger for over a year. Before coming to King's Chapel, Rosalie earned her BA in Archaeology and Art History from Boston University and her MA in Medieval Archaeology from the University of York in York, England. As Head Educator, Rosalie takes on a leadership role within the education team, serving as a role model and supervisor for the educators. She will also take on a larger role in program development alongside the Program Director. 
Our 2017 Stewardship Appeal




In This Issue

 
 
Sunday Services
August 20
Morning Prayer | 11 AM
Guest Preacher Karlene Griffiths Sekou will Preach
  • Sean Lair, Guest Organist
  • Emily Bieber-Harris, Soloist
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher in Charge
  • Betsy Peterson, KC Dalton, and Todd Lee, Ushers
  • Zach Charette, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 67:1-5
  • Old Testament:        Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
  • New Testament:  Matthew 15:21-28
     
The flowers on the Communion table are given by Betsy Peterson  in thanksgiving for a happy marriage.
 
At the communion rail following the service, Todd Lee  will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
 
After the service, all are invited to Punch on the Bricks,
hosted by Amy Meyer  and friends of the Hospitality Committee.

Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, August 22 |         12:15 PM

Quilisma Consort
"The Old and The New"
 
Staff Schedules & Absences

Gretchen Horton is away from the 14th to the 18th of August.

The Rev. Joy Fallon will be away from August 19th until September 9th.
 
Heinrich is away on sabbatical during August.  Carson Cooman and Sean Lair will provide music for our services in his absence.
 
Upcoming Meetings

Parish Council
September 12th | 6 PM 
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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.