Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister

"All of us are deaf, or somewhat hard of hearing," someone said. Is that true for you? At one time in our history, most colonial settlers to New England didn't "hear" that Native Americans were fully human with rights to be fully respected. We were deaf to that. Soon the same folks didn't "hear" that Africans were fully human with rights to be fully respected. What caused the deafness? What "hearing aids" did individuals begin to use; what "speaker systems" amplified other points of view? What helped us listen more carefully to words that had long been said, songs that long had been sung, truths that we'd already known? What lets a message break through the din of our own  
lives, our wants, our fears?

The art of listening -

Heinrich has composed a new piece for this occasion. Come and listen.

+ Joy
Upcoming Events...

Theology on Tap | Tonight, September 21 | 7 PM

Believer. Non-believer. Confident. Curious. Join us for a lively discussion of big questions at a local pub. Tonight, 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.
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

"More and More Mozart" Concert | This Sunday

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.

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.
ARE Series: Islam Beyond the Stereotypes

October 4, 2016 Lecture by James Morris - "Discerning Islam: Living Faith, Localized Customs, Political Ideologies"

This fall, which marks the fifteenth anniversary of the destruction of the twin towers in New York City, King's Chapel ARE kicks off a series devoted to a greater understanding of the wide spectrum of the Islamic faith with a talk by James W. Morris, Professor of Theology at Boston College. Now is the time for us, collectively, to take steps toward greater knowledge of Islam because, as Professor Morris puts it, "pervasive and largely unconscious stereotypes [have] put even the most willing students and teachers alike in an unavoidable situation of confusion and 'compound ignorance.'" His introductory talk, based on foundational references from the Qur'an and hadith, will focus on the diversity of Islamic religious life around the world, and the cultural, artistic, and ethical expressions that flow from Islam's spiritual principles. There will be time for questions.

His talk will take place October 4 th at 7PM at the Parish House, 64 Beacon Street.

Light refreshments will be served at 6:30PM. There is no fee, but please make a reservation with Gretchen at the Parish House.
News from the Parish House...

Homecoming Sunday September 18

Last Sunday was our annual Homecoming Sunday. The full choir returned for Morning Prayers; Church School started up at 10 AM; our Membership Committee, Freedom Trail program, and Church School hosted a "table" at FallFest on Beacon Hill; and we had an overflow crowd at the luncheon sponsored by the Hospitality Committee.  It was wonderful to see everyone again, welcome newcomers.  Thanks to all who made the day possible. 

Thank you to our Hospitality Committee for hosting our Homecoming Luncheon! 

Come and Play our Street Piano  September 23 - October 10

Our street piano is here!  We are thrilled to host a piano 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.  Our piano, created by Watertown artist Ryan Edwards, is one of 60 pianos placed around Boston and Cambridge, all created by local artists. 

We invite you to come and play this piano, and invite your friends!  King's Chapel is known for its rich music; let's add to our repertoire and show Boston all we have to offer.  This piano will be outside the chapel on the bricks, and available to play every day 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.  

You can find out more about the project and where all the pianos are located at 
Gretchen Horton

Greetings from BAGLY

The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Inc. (BAGLY) is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ youth community. BAGLY is a local organization with whom  King's Chapel partners by offering our Sunday Collection twice annually.  In addition, our Community Action Committee is in conversation with BAGLY and is pleased to share the following opportunities with you:
  • Unicorn Social --Thursday 9/22 -- a chance to network, relax, and socialize with recent BAGLY alumni, volunteers, and other supporters and to learn about new and exciting opportunities happening at BAGLY
  • College Fair --Friday 10/14 --  Looking for people to help amplify the event. On-the-ground volunteer opportunities may be available as well.
  • Youth Pride & The BAGLY Prom -- Saturday 5/20/17-- Lots of volunteer positions available!
Learn more at
To get involved contact Amanda at
Beauty and Truth: Reflections and 24 Songs for a Reasonable Reformation
compiled by

On Sunday, October 2, the Revd Dr John Bunyan hopes to attend the 11 am service. John is an Australian Episcopal minister and a long-time member of King's but at 80 this is certainly his final visit! He is bringing with him copies of a new small book,  Beauty and Truth: Reflections and 24 Songs for a Reasonable Reformation  ( $10 each). It features King's Chapel on both the front and back covers and he thinks quite a lot of the contents would be of interest to King's Chapel members.  For example, its list of 100 men and women who have contributed to a liberal Christian reformation tradition includes James Freeman, our first Minister after the Revolution. 

(Copies can also be sent from Australia for $15. Contact him at after October 18 for details of how payment can be made without bank fees.)

In This Issue
Wednesday Service
September 21
Holy Communion | 6 PM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach 
  • Maddie Studt, Soloist  
  • Cathleen Price, Hospitality 
  • Jared Mulhbauer, Verger
Sunday Services
September 25
Morning Light | 9 AM
  • The Little Chapel
Morning Prayer | 11 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Claire Shepro, Soloist
  • Medb Sichko, Lector
  • Anne Sexton and             Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Charles Perry, Usher in Charge
  • Judy Luca and Marie Wells, Ushers
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 146
  • Old Testament:    
    Amos 6:1a, 4-7 
  • New Testament:              
    Luke 16:19-31
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of Mildred Montano and  Florence Perry by their nephew, Charles M. Perry.
At the communion rail following the service, Marie Wells  will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour hosted by friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench:
By Heinrich Christensen
This Sunday, the choir will sing the spiritual Poor Man Lazarus in reflection of our gospel reading, as well as a newly composed Introit inspired by the same reading and entitled Listen, Love. 

You will also hear John Rutter's recent setting of this 16th century text:

Open thou mine eyes and I shall see;
Incline my heart and I shall desire;
Order my steps and I shall walk
In the ways of thy commandments.

O Lord God, be thou to me a God
And beside thee let there be non else,
No other, naught else with thee.

Vouchsafe to me to worship thee
 and serve thee
According to thy commandments
In truth of spirit, in reverence of body,
In blessings of lips,
In private and in public.

-Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626)

Lancelot Andrewes 
(1555 - 25 September 1626) was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I.  During the latter's reign, Andrewes served successively as  Bishop of Chichester of Ely  and  of Winchester  and oversaw the translation of the  King James Version of the Bible  
(or  Authorized Version ). 
In the Church of England he is commemorated on  25 September  with a  Lesser Festival .

The organ voluntaries are Toccata in Seven, also by John Rutter, and Toccata Primi Toni by Danish composer Einar Trærup Sark. 
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday September 27, 
12:15 PM

Eric Haas, recorder
Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute
Masques & Entertainments
from the Stuart Court
Meet Our Choir

Tenor Steve Klosterman is working on his PhD in forest ecology at  Harvard University, where he was also a Choral Fellow of the Harvard
University Choir.  While pursuing his PhD, Steve performed with  several groups at Harvard including the Collegium Musicum, and in the
chorus of the Lowell House Opera and Harvard Early Music Society.  He  also performs with other Boston area choirs, and was a tenor soloist  in the Bach Vespers series at First Lutheran Church last year.  

This  summer, Steve accompanied the choir Canto Armonico on a tour of

In a previous musical life, Steve was a trombonist, and
holds a BM in Trombone Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory, as  well as a BA in Math from Oberlin College.  He studies voice with  Frank Kelley.
Other News from the Parish House...

Refreshed Website Coming Soon 

Church websites are now considered to be the "front door" of the church for visitors. Many looking for a new spiritual community will first explore a church website before ever sitting foot in the sanctuary. Our website is currently being cleaned up and refreshed. Look for updates and more information soon.
Leadership Opportunities with King's Chapel

The KC Nominating Committee (Carol Genovese, Lee Glenn and Allen Speight, Chair) is currently seeking suggestions for candidates for leadership positions for new terms starting in 2017.  These include Senior and Junior Wardens, Vestry and At-Large Parish Council representatives, as well as Committee Chairs not appointed at the last Annual Meeting.   Please forward any suggestions to one of the Nominating Committee members.
September Meetings

* 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.