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King's Chapel's 332nd Birthday and New Member Brunch | Sunday, June 10 | 12:30 PM | King's Chapel

Everyone is invited to a festive brunch to celebrate the church's birthday and welcome new members who will have joined on June 10th. For more information or to help, contact Gregg Sorensen, chair of the hospitality committee, at gds1960@yahoo.com, or Cathy Price, chair of the membership committee, at
cmmp48@comcast.net .
From the Minister
We all know people who seem "out of it," or "out of their minds."
 
Jesus was accused of that, first by people who didn't like what he said and did, and then by his own family. His mother and siblings came to find him, hoping to quietly take him away, so he wouldn't keep causing a fuss, claiming to heal people, and restore their right minds.
 
Jesus answers two ways. First, he says that the test of what he does is the impact: if it makes people better, lightens their load, lets the broken among us heal, then how could that not be from Love? Why wouldn't God want that for all of us?
 
Second, as to family, he broadens the definition: anyone who does God's will is his family. All of us can join in. Jesus' touchstone for what he does won't come from who he upsets or what others think of him - not even his beloved family, whom he believes think they're acting in his best interest. His sole goal is to do the will of God.
 
Knowing what God's will is, can be hard. But how often do we even ask that question? For Jesus, it was the only question. And it liberated him.

-- The Rev. Joy Fallon
Upcoming
Memorial Service for Jane McKinnell | Friday, June 8 at 1:30 PM | Little Chapel 

Join us for a celebration of the life of Jane McKinnell at the Little Chapel on Friday, June 8th, to be followed by a reception in Jane's memory in the Parish House parlor.













March with King's Chapel in the Pride Parade | Saturday, June 9 | 10:30 AM | Boylston Street

As a welcoming and affirming congregation, King's Chapel will once again march in the Boston Pride Parade on June 9th.  Please consider joining us in our 8th year  participating!

The 2.5-mile  parade  begins in Back Bay, weaves through the South End, marches past the Boston Common and the King's Chapel Parish House, and concludes at Boston City Hall. As we near the church, our approach will be greeted by the venerable sounds of King's Chapel bell, forged by Paul Revere. Both the Parish House and Chapel will be decorated in rainbow colors.

The King's Chapel contingent will gather somewhere on Boylston Street between  10:30 AM and 1 PM (exact time and date to be determined).  Dogs on leashes are welcome! We should reach Boston City Hall by 3 PM.

For questions, or to receive the latest information on marching with us, please contact one of the parade marshals, Tim Nelson-Hoy or Chris LaRoche.  Please provide your cell phone number so we can contact you the day of the march.

We hope to see you there!
Tim Nelson-Hoy | (607) 7793-8873 |  tim.c.nh@gmail.com
Chris LaRoche | (617) 513-7176 | silvaire@gmail.com
                    
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Peace Summit | Wednesday, June 13 | 5:30 PM | Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, Boston

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute invites members of King's Chapel to take part in their upcoming Peace Summit, a conversation about the possibility of peace in Boston with dynamic community leaders and a resource fair of organizations working for peace in the Boston community. To register, please click HERE.
         

common cathedral Paint Night Fundraiser | Saturday, June 16 | 3 PM | Emmanuel Church, 
15 Newbury Street

common cathedral is having a Paint Night fundraiser on  June 16th at 3 PM at Emmanuel Church,  15 Newbury St Boston.   Let's gather, celebrate, and share as they host their second Paint Night. Their weekly program, common art, provides space, materials and a caring staff to foster creativity and expression. E xperience an afternoon of creation as a professional artist guides you to make your very own painting from start to finish. Bring friends and loved ones. All skill levels welcome, and food, drink, and endless possibility are provided!

Tickets are $35 each. A dedicated donor has offered to match every dollar raised for this fundraiser event up to $2,500!

Click HERE for tickets.
Wednesday Night Worship Taking Summer Hiatus | "Debrief on Tap" Feedback Session | Wednesday, June 20 at 6 PM | The Kinsale
 
The Wednesday Evening service, held at 6 PM in our candlelit chapel, will be taking a break for the summer. Consistent with the end of our main church program year, completed on the King's Chapel Birthday (June 10), the final Wednesday service will be on Wednesday, June 13. The following week, on Wednesday, June 20th, all worshipers at the 6 PM service are invited to come together to share supper and drinks, while we offer and receive feedback about the service. Join us Wednesday, June 20th at Kinsale at 6 PM for the feedback session.  
Praying with the Mystics | Rescheduled for June 24 | 10 AM | Parish House

Because Rev. Fallon will be out of town on  Sunday, June 17 helping her mother, this final offering in the series will be rescheduled for  Sunday, June 24 at 10 AM in the Parish House. Our focus: poems by St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. 
BBQ 2016
Summer Barbecues at the Parish House | Wednesdays, June 27, July 18 and August 15 | 6 PM 

Save the dates for our annual Parish House picnics!  All are invited to join us, rain or shine!
From the Parish House
Stewardship Update:

We are on the way of meeting our goal of $225,000 for this year's campaign. To date, we have pledges of $80,000.  With a little over six months to go, we have a long way to go to reach our goal!  Look for a letter from us soon!
From the Church School
It is with both joy and sadness that we share that Ryan Harrison, our Church School Director, will not be returning to King's Chapel for Church School next year. Joy, because Ryan has found a year-round position closer to his home in Arlington, which will make life easier for him and Jamie. Sadness because we will truly miss him! 

Ryan has stewarded our Church School with care, patience, humor and faithfulness for the past three years, and we are grateful for his ministry. Please join us in blessing and honoring Ryan this Sunday at both the Morning Light and Morning Prayer services. 

- Rev. Amelia 
Look Back

Members of King's Chapel gathered together this past Sunday  at the Parish House following the Morning Light service to make sandwiches for  common cathedral .   Then, after Morning Prayer, a group served the sandwiches to our neighbors on the Common and joined them for worship.
Tim Nelson-Hoy read the Prayers of the People and other King's Chapel members helped serve communion. 

Thank you to all who made sandwiches, worshipped, and helped draw our two communities closer together. 
We look forward to joining common cathedral for their Paint Night on June 16th and for Sandwich Making and Worship on September 9th. 
The King's Chapel Blessing of the Animals made it into the Boston Globe! It was good to gather together to remember Saint Francis and bless our animal friends in the beauty of the Parish House garden. 
Weep/Rejoice
"We rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep."
We rejoice with those who are joining King's Chapel  this Sunday, and rejoice for ourselves that they are becoming an official part of this family.  We gratefully will "extend the right hand of fellowship" at our Morning Prayer Service to Wendy Almquist, Mike Gambuzza, Sarah Graber, Mark Graber, Jennifer Kronstain, David Morse, Eleanor Score, Melinda Riccio and Gary Riccio.
We also rejoice with Wendy Almquist that she will be baptized at our 9 AM service, where she is a regular worshipper.  Allelujah and Amen!
We rejoice with Elizabeth Barnett who received the Massachusetts Housing Partnership Housing Hero Award today for her work in affordable housing. Congratulations Elizabeth! 
We continue to hold in our prayers Pam and Michael Bergeron.  Pam continues to feel good after her surgery earlier this year, and now has begun a new immunotherapy every two weeks.  For any who suffer, we pray that new breakthroughs in medicine will be developed, such as these therapies that use our own immune system to fight cancer. 
In This Issue
Last Week's Sermon
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Sunday Services 
June 10

Morning Light | 9 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon

 
Morning Prayer  | 11 AM
  • The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
  • The Rev. Amelia Nugent, Assistant Minister
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Brian Church, conductor
  • Mary Sears, Soloist
  • Dean Denniston, Lector
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Paul Luca, Usher in Charge
  • Judy Luca, Julie Hyde and Amanda Pickett, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 138
  • Old Testament,
    1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20
  • New Testament,             
    Mark 3:20-35
At the communion rail following the service, Jim Power Jr. will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
From the Bench
 
The choir is BACK for our roaring birthday celebration. They will sing two of Benjamin Britten's most festive anthems, Jubilate Deo and Festival Te Deum, as well as Dan Pinkham's setting of Charles Forman's beloved Benediction. The piece was commissioned by the Unitarian Universalist Association for its General Assembly in 2001, in honor of outgoing president John Buehrens. This past Tuesday, June 5, would have been Dan's 95th birthday. 

The organ voluntaries Organ, Timbrel, and Dance by German composer Johannes Matthias Michel combine stern Lutheran chorales with the rhythms of Dave Brubeck, South America, Cuba, and Africa. 
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, June 12, 12:15 PM 
Carol Epple, flute
Elizabeth Connors, clarinet
Heinrich Christensen, organ
Bloch & Danzi
Save the Date
Friday, June 8: Memorial Service for Jane McKinnell at the Little Chapel

Saturday, June 9: Pride Parade

Sunday, June 10: King's Chapel's 332nd Birthday

Sunday, June 10: New Members Join and Brunch at Parish House

Sunday, June 24: Praying with the Mystics: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross

Wednesday, June 27: BBQ in the Parish House Garden
Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, June 14 | 7 PM: Changing of the Guard
Service Updates
The final church school class of the season will be this Sunday, June 10th.  Classes will reconvene in September.

The final Wednesday evening Holy Communion service of the season will take place next Wednesday, June 13th.

Nursery care will continue through the end of June.

Our Morning Light service will continue through the end of July.
Donating Decorative, Fine Art, and Furniture to Kings Chapel

Some of our generous members and friends have asked about how and whether to
donate furnishings or decorative arts to Kings Chapel.

We encourage you to consider Kings Chapel as a wonderful place to find a home for some things that you might wish to donate. Gifts of furniture and decorative objects donated by members over the years have enriched the rooms of our beautiful Parish House and Church. Members wishing to donate furniture or decorative art objects should first contact Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator, at  gretchen@kings-chapel.org for a determination as to the current usability of such donated items.
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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.