Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
Spotlight On...
This Sunday Joy will lead an open discussion of several poems attributed to two mystics who lived at the time of the notorious Spanish Inquisition.  Despite the hardships they bore as committed church reformers, they write as those who came to know God intimately, living so closely with Divine Love that they are joyfully One.  Poems to be discussed can be found HERE, and in the book Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices From the East and West, translated by Daniel Ladinsky (2002).  Multiple copies of the book are at the Parish House and library.
From the Minister
Last weekend I was with my mother in Chautauqua, New York, settling her into the summer community which she and I have attended for over 50 years. It's located 70 miles south of Buffalo, near the Pennsylvania border, and just a few miles east of Lake Erie. The road leading to Chautauqua from Lake Erie was a portage path used by Native Americans carrying their canoes up and over the steep hills, until they reached the next body of water, Lake Chautauqua, 17 miles long.
That terrain - large lakes surrounded by hills - makes sudden storms frequent, as the moisture that has accumulated in clouds over Lake Erie, and the winds that have gathered velocity over that vast expanse suddenly hit the rising hills around Chautauqua Lake. On Monday, as we drove on errands to stock up Mom's house, the skies suddenly darkened, the wind rose, and our car was deluged with the rain of a fierce storm. The day before, in another sudden storm, I'd worried that we might need to take shelter in the storm cellar.
That was the experience of the disciples and Jesus on Lake Galilee - a sudden, rampaging storm on a large lake surrounded by hills, not far from the Mediterranean Sea. I was protected by a car or a house. The disciples were in an open sailboat. And Jesus was asleep!
This is our story, isn't it? Wanting sometimes to shake God awake, screaming: "Don't you care what happens to me?" Maybe being afraid it's all your fault - you should have foreseen the squall. Or worse, that God can't be bothered with our little storms. Perhaps this part of the story has been true: you heard what Jesus says ("Peace, be still") and your storm abates, at least in time. God was in your storm-tossed life and it mattered.
This is the purpose of church: to explore our own lives and discover how God is at work in them. May it be so for you.
-- The Rev. Joy Fallon

BBQ 2016
First of the Summer Barbecues at the Parish House | Wednesday, June 27  | 6 PM 

Summer is officially here when our barbecues begin!  Join us on Wednesday, June 27 for the first of the informal barbecues in the beautiful garden behind the Parsonage and Parish House.  The main course and drinks will be provided, but we'd love for you to bring a side dish or dessert. If it rains, we'll eat indoors.

So that we can know how much to purchase for the main course and drinks, please RSVP to Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator,

We look forward to having you join us!

The Parish House offices will be closed on July 4, 5 and 6th in honor of Independence Day.

Summer Sermon Series

Have you ever looked around on a  Sunday morning and wondered Why are all these people here? What brings them to church? To Christianity? To King's Chapel? 

Especially in this congregation, the answers to those questions are interesting and diverse. Often the most fascinating stories are in the pews. This July we will honor the diverse beliefs, stories, and backgrounds of our congregation by celebrating a month of lay preaching. Several members of the congregation have been working on sharing stories of faith -- and they are powerful! Come on Sundays in July to listen, learn, and support our lay preachers. 

July 1st: Elizabeth Barnett
July 8th: Christopher Barnett
July 15th: Stephen Courtney 
July 22nd: Megan Benders 
July 29th: Timothy Nelson-Hoy
Welcome to New Members

Wendy Almquist
Wendy Almquist has been an "unofficial" member of the King's Chapel for 25 years, and is now officially joining our community.  While here in the past, Wendy was quite active with the King's Chapel Christmas pageant.

Sarah and Mark Graber   
Sarah Graber moved to Boston after visiting a cousin on Beacon Hill.  While here, she started a nanny agency, and then met Mark while living in the North End.  They have been married for 13 years and have one daughter, Eleanor, who attends Park Street School.

Mark Graber moved to Boston after graduating from Hamilton College.  He has an MBA from Babson College, and is a manager of Marketing Technology at Publicis.Sapient.
From the Parish House
Stewardship Campaign:

Thank you to those who continue to answer our call and pledge to support our church.  We have received pledges of $84,00 to date, a third of our $225,000 goal!  Please join us in supporting King's Chapel with your donation.  Thank you. 
This Sunday, June 24 , is the final week of Nursery Care for the summer.  We will resume in the fall, when all other services and church school resume.  Have a great summer!
Leo Johnson sends his greetings to his friends at King's Chapel.  Leo has been a faithful, long-time, active member but has had many health challenges in the last year making it impossible for him to attend worship.  He reports he is gaining strength and able to cut back on some of his in-home services.  He had to give up driving but now has been able to be more mobile using a walker.

He and his wife, Dorothy, live in an assisted living community in Dedham.  He goes out very occasionally for lunch with friends but greatly misses being part of a wider community.  He keeps connected with us by reading Between Sundays each week and following the sermons online.  He hopes to be able to come to service some time this summer.

Please feel free to reach out to him by sending a card or note and continue to send prayers for God's Blessings for Leo and Dorothy.

Cards can be sent to:
Leo and Dorothy Johnson

From the History Program
Join the History Program during Boston Harborfest 2018, America's largest Fourth of July Festival!

From  Thursday June 28 through Thursday July 5, swing by King's Chapel for tours and programs beginning every 15 minutes. 

Activities include our signature  Bell & Bones tours, our new-and-improved  Art & Architecture tour, Revolutionary King's Chapel talks, a craft station, and scavenger hunts! 

Pre-sale tickets for guided tours during Harborfest go on sale next week. All other programming is free and open to the public. 

We hope to see you there!
From the Chancel Committee
If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a birth, anniversary or graduation the following dates are still available for 2018:
July 15th, 22nd, 29th and September 9th.
Look Back
Members, clergy, and friends of King's Chapel (and one King's Chapel dog) marched joyously in Boston Pride on Saturday, June 9th to support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.  After a slight delay (which was, if not joyous, at least cheerful), we proceeded down the parade route that snaked through downtown Boston, past the Parish House, and were greeted by the peal of the King's Chapel Bells.  The weather could not have been better!  Thanks to all who participated, watched, and helped!
"We rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep."
We hold in our prayers the family of Meaghan Hamilton, Bernardo Aumond and their son Gabriel, rejoicing that they miraculously survived a horrific car crash last weekend on Route 6 on Cape Cod.  The car in which Meaghan and Gabriel were travelling was rear-ended by a cement truck, demolishing their car. According to one person on the scene, the car design allowed the back of their SUV to take all the impact, crushing the rear and middle sides of the car, but protecting the car seat where Gabriel was in the back seat, and the driver's seat where Meaghan was.  Now we pray in thanksgiving for their survival, and with compassion for all impacted by the trauma of near-death experiences.  Meaghan and Bernardo joined King's Chapel after being married here; and Gabriel was baptized here three years ago.
We also rejoice with Ray Hardin, whose recovery from his multiple surgeries is allowing him more freedom to be out and about town.  Ray has been at King's Chapel for over 18 years, starting in our choir when Heinrich Christensen became Music Director, Chairing the Membership Committee several years ago, and playing an important role welcoming people into our community.
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
  • Emily Bieber-Harris, Soloist
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Chris Allen, Usher in Charge
  • Dorothy Waldron, Joan Hunt and Stephen Courtney, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 9, 9-20
  • Old Testament,
    1 Samuel 17:32-49
  • New Testament,             
    Mark 4:35-41
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of Charles Perry by his wife Adelaide and children Nicholas, Mark and Laura.

At the communion rail following the service, Christopher LaRoche will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

After the service all are invited to Punch on the Bricks, hosted by Gregg Sorensen and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench
The prelude this Sunday is C├ęsar Franck's  Fantaisie en la majeur ( Fantasy in A Major). Franck was originally from Belgium, but served as the organist of the church of Sainte Clotilde in Paris for 32 years and is considered the father of the French symphonic organ repertoire.

Our soloist Emily Bieber-Harris will offer Herbert Johnson's  I'm a Pilgrim and Ferdinand Hiller's  Be Near Me Still.
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, June 26, 12:15 PM 
Young Organists Initiative
Showcase Recital
Bach, Pachelbel, Mendelsshon and more
Save the Date
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
Service Updates
Church school has ended for the season.  Classes will reconvene in September.

Wednesday evening Holy Communion services have ended for the season.

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 for a determination as to the current usability of such donated items.
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Contributing to Between Sundays

Our e-newsletter is sent each Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Lauren at 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.