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This Sunday: Mother's Day Walk for Peace 

8 AM Fields Corner, Dorchester (6 mile walk),  OR
9:30 AM Roxbury Crossing (3 mile walk) 
The  King's Chapel Mother's Day Walk team is very close to  meeting our goal of being a 2018 Peace Advocate for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and raising 2,500 dollars to support their work for peace. 

This week we hit the Community Action Committee matching grant of 1,000 dollars, and currently have 2,055 raised!

Can you help us cross the finish line? Please consider donating, walking, or both and joining the efforts of the Community Action Committee and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. 

To register for the King's Chapel team to walk (or to make a donation) click  HERE

The Mother's Day Walk for Peace supports the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which  promotes healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, grief, trauma, and loss. The heart of their work is with families on both sides impacted by murder.

THIS Sunday, May 13, 2018 -  Wear Purple!

6 Mile Walk: 
8:00 AM -  (1520 Dorchester Ave.)
King's Chapel team members will gather at Town Field Park at  8:00 AM  for a short program and a 6 mile walk. 
Jim Power is the contact person for those completing the 6 mile walk. 

3 Mile Walk: 
9:30 AM -  Madison Park High School
Amanda Pickett is the contact person for those completing the 3 mile walk. 

We will participate in the walk almost to the very end, which is at Government Center/City Hall Plaza but will peel off at King's Chapel in time for the   11:00 AM  Morning Prayer service. 

From the Minister: Do You Love or Hate Mother's Day?
Sunday will be shaped by your past, because it will be Mother's Day. Either you'll have good feelings about the one who mothered you or trenchant pain; either warm memories of how your own children honored you, or a desire to slash through the date on the calendar, putting it quickly behind you.
No feelings are more intense than those about family. We were so young once. They were so young once, too.  
If Mother's Day chills you, I have a suggestion. The Day can be transformed -- resurrected -- by walking alongside Boston mothers whose children were murdered. By simply showing up, you'll offer them your support and love. You don't need to share any words, although you can. You need not join the King's Chapel Team, although you're all invited.
However you participate in the Mother's Day March for Peace, you'll be stunned by the joy of it -- the surprise and delight first time marchers discover, being part of something far bigger than ourselves. Together, we can bear more pain. Together, we can muster hope.
Jesus sent his followers out into the world with the prayer that "they all may be one," as he and God are one. As a mother and child are one through a pregnancy. As we unite as one, each Sunday, across our differences, to worship the best Uniter. Come join us to worship this One, with all those who have marched for peace.

-- Joy
Bistro 64: Gourmet Pizza - As You Like It | 
Saturday, May 12 | 6:30 PM | Parish House
Bistro 64 continues with a cozy, informal evening of gourmet pizza prepared by Amanda Cegielski and Chris Allen on Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 PM in the Parish House. Your hosts will provide handmade dough (sourdough, Sicilian, Neapolitan, flatbread), as well as tomato sauce, nut-free pesto, and mozzarella. The event will begin at 6:30 PM, and the main course will be served from 7-8:30 PM, directly from the oven. What's your role? You provide pizza toppings, a side dish, salad or a dessert to share. 

RSVP online or send an email to Chris Allen at or Hospitality Chair (aka pizza-making assistant) Gregg Sorensen  at

Join us!  "Special orders don't upset us. Have it your way" at Bistro 64 in the Parish House. 
UU Christian Fellowship: Carl Scovel on the Future of Christianity in Unitarian Churches | Monday,   May 14 | 9:30 AM to Noon | Chestnut Hill Church 

Our Minister Emeritus, the Rev. Dr. Carl Scovel, has written a paper about the future of Christianity within the Unitarian Universalist churches. It will be the topic of discussion at a meeting of the UU Christian Fellowship on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the First Church in Chestnut Hill, 26 Suffolk Rd, Chestnut Hill, MA.  The church is a very short walk from the Green D Line (Chestnut Hill Stop). The event website, which contains the paper, can be found  HERE.

According to the tentative agenda, we will gather at 9:30 AM, have worship and prayer at 9:45 AM, hear the Keynote from Carl at 10 AM, participate in questions and discussions, before regathering at 11:30 AM and closing at 12 PM.
Membership Inquiry Dinner | Tuesday, May 15 |
6 PM | Parish House

Are you interested in membership? Come to the Membership Dinner,  Tuesday, May 15th, to learn about King's Chapel's history and traditions, while getting to know other members of the community over a meal.

RSVP required: email or speak with Cathy Price, Head of the Membership Committee, at to learn more. 
Holy Communion with the Rev. Joan Murray, Guest Minister | Wednesday, May 16th | 6 PM | King's Chapel

Join us for our Holy Communion service on Wednesday, May 16th when guest minister Rev. Joan Murray will deliver our sermon.
Pentecost: Sunday, May 20 | 9 AM and 11 AM Services | Wear Red!
Join us for a festive Pentecost celebration, celebrating the day when the Holy Spirit, the "Advocate," came upon the gathered church. Wear red!
Praying with the Mystics: Catherine of Siena and Hafiz | Sunday, May 20 | 10 to 10:40 AM | Parish House (Joy's Office)
Join the Rev. Fallon in an informal discussion of these two world mystics, from the Christian and Muslim traditions, respectively. Short poems attributed to them will be provided, drawn from the text we have read all year: Love Poems from God, translated by Daniel Ladinsky. First time participants welcome.

Choral Evensong for Pentecost Sunday | May 20th | 4:30 PM | King's Chapel

The grand finale of the choir season will be coming up on Pentecost 
Sunday, May 20, when we celebrate Choral Evensong. Heinrich will play a prelude recital at 4:30 PM, and the service will begin at 5 PM. Music by Widor, Vierne, Baker, Møller, Stopford, Gardiner, and more.

Admission is free, an offering will be accepted. 
Blessing of the Animals | Sunday, June 3 | Parish House Garden

A service of thanksgiving and celebration of pets!   If you cannot bring your animal, we will gladly bless photos and even stuffed animals. We welcome all.
From the History Program

Today, May 10, 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere's death at age 83 in 1818. As home to the largest Revere & Son bell, King's Chapel participated in the city's commemoration of Revere's life and legacy. Staff members ran the bell at the end of a wreath-laying ceremony held at Revere's grave in the Granary Burying Ground, just down the street from the chapel. 
From the Church School
On Sunday, the Church School Committee met to discuss changes to our program. Starting in the Fall, we are adding a Confirmation class in which Middle School students will have the opportunity to learn more about King's Chapel's history and traditions. We are putting together inter-generational activities that will provide our families with opportunities to learn and grow together. There are only a few Sundays left in our program before Summer begins. Join us to see where your talents might help guide our young ones as we plan for next year. 
In This Issue
Last Week's Sermon
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Sunday Services 
May 13

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
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Paul Luca, Usher in Charge
  • Judy Luca, Julie Hyde and Amanda Pickett, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 1
  • First Reading,
    John 17:6-11
  • Second Reading,              Acts 1:20-26
The flowers on the communion table are given by Cathy Price in memory of Herman Woerner.

After the service, all are invited to coffee hour, hosted by Joan Hunt and Friends of the Hospitality Committee.

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 choral anthems for Ascension  Sunday are high Anglican at its finest, by Stanford and Finzi.  Robert Schumann originally wrote his Sketches, opus 58, for pedal piano - those are hard to find these days (see below!), but the pieces work well on organ as well.
Tuesday Recitals
12:15  May 15:
Boston Organ Studio:
Adrian Cho and David Green
Buxtehude, Scarlatti, Durufl é
Save the Date
Saturday, May 12: Bistro 64: Gourmet Pizza - As You Like It

Sunday, May 13
: Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Monday, May 14: UU Christian Fellowship Meeting

Tuesday, May 15: Membership Inquiry Dinner

Sunday, May 20: Evensong

Sunday, June 3: Blessing of the Animals

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

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

Tuesday, May 22 | 6 PM: Joint Vestry/Council Meeting

Thursday, June 14 | 7 PM: Changing of the Guard
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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.