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Worship With Us | Sunday, September 12
Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a and James 3: 1-6a

Morning Light Service
9:00 AM on Zoom

Join us for our a weekly Morning Light service at 9 AM. We'll open up Zoom at 8:50 for greetings, start the service promptly at 9:00, and a short "coffee hour" will follow the service. 
Live-Streamed Morning Prayer Service
11:00 AM on YouTube
Virtually join us for our next live-streamed Morning Prayer service this Sunday, September 12. This will be our final service before Homecoming!

Prelude and live-streaming will start at 10:50 AM. The link to the service is available here, or you can find the link our YouTube channel homepage and on our website homepage.

From the Minister

My dear friends-

As we make our preparations for Homecoming Sunday on September 19th, and as I’ve been abiding with the lessons for this Sunday, I’ve been thinking a great deal about covenant: our covenant as members of King’s Chapel, our commitments as a covenantal people called by God to a life of love in action, and my own recent engagement to journey in the covenant we call marriage. 

“In the love of truth, and the spirit of Jesus Christ, we unite for the worship of God and the service of all.” So reads the covenant that binds us together as members of King’s Chapel. A few weeks ago, I spoke at Morning Light of the way our covenant maps onto the core activities of a covenantal people as demonstrated by the earliest Christian community we read about in the book of Acts: kerygma, proclaiming the Gospel; didache, teaching; leiturgia, communal prayer and worship; koinonia, community; and diakonia, caring for those in need. Thus, in the love of truth (didache), and the spirit of Jesus Christ (kerygma), we unite (koinonia) for the worship of God (leiturgia) and the service of all (diakonia). And in this way we travel in the footsteps of our forbearers, working to be messengers and instruments of God’s own love.

As many of you know, I’ve recently become engaged to a writer and chaplain working with young people here in the Boston area. We first met as classmates in divinity school and are excited to be planning a life of love and service together. For those who’ve not yet met Mandi at one of our Parish BBQs this summer or one of our regular virtual gatherings, you’ll have another opportunity on Homecoming Sunday, when Mandi is looking forward to joining us in our practice of community and worship. And please stay tuned as we plan a celebration of our engagement to which we look forward to inviting you all in the months to come!

In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you this Sunday, when we’ll explore the wisdom of the psalmist, the prophet, and the writer who exhort us to proclaim that truth which we profess to love: in the words we speak and in the faith we live.

In faith and love,


Upcoming Parish Events

11th Hour Bell Ringing
Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 AM

Join the Environmental Action Initiative this Saturday as they ring the King's Chapel Revere and Son bell to raise awareness of the our current climate crisis.

See the EAI's post below for details.
Beacon Hill Fall Festival
Sunday, September 12 from noon to 2:00 PM

Bring kids you know and stop by for face painting and other fun activities!
Peace Play Gathering, with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Wednesday, September 15 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Parish House Garden (rain date 9/16)

Come be in community with your fellow parishioners while also learning about & engaging in a practice of the Peace Institute, one of our CAC partner organizations. Please contact Laura if you're still interested in coming!
Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:15 PM on Zoom

Join members on Wednesday evenings as we gather on Zoom for a discussion on the weekly lectionary readings. Check out the online calendar for details of each week's focus.

Contact Tim ([email protected]) to join.
Thursday Coffee
Thursdays at 10:00 AM on Zoom

Bring your cup of coffee or tea and join other King's Chapel folks for an informal conversation by Zoom every Thursday morning. A great way to get to know each other a bit better. Drop in for any part of the hour. 

In-Person Worship Resumes on Homecoming Sunday

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 19 and join us for Homecoming!

We'll have both virtual and in-person services for Homecoming.

Parish Committee News

This Saturday King's Chapel will be out again to ring the Paul Revere & Son bell on September 11th to signal the 11th hour of Climate Change. The group will be joined again by our sister church ringing the bells at First Church of Boston. Volunteers are welcome and needed!

EAI will hold their first open meeting of the season on 9/21 with a focus on Energy Transition. To underscore the urgency of our environmental wake-up call and to encourage King’s Chapel members to join in a collective effort, one of our members is offering an amazing incentive for those who join!

Read blog to learn more:

History Program News

King's Chapel History Program
Reopening Weekend
Thursday, September 16-Saturday, September 18

Join us for a special guided tour, as we open our doors to visitors for the first time since March 2020! Led by our team of knowledgeable and passionate Historic Site Educators, the tour will guide visitors through two stories of this National Historic Landmark along Boston's Freedom Trail and through over 330 years of Boston history through the lens of King's Chapel and its historic members.

As we welcome back visitors for the very first time and give our first tours to public audiences, tours tickets are offered at a discount. We appreciate your patience and value tour feedback as we work our best to jump back in!

Go to our Eventbrite page for more information.

Public tours are pre-registration only and tickets are available on our Eventbrite page. King's Chapel members get a discounted rate for these guided tours (use code: KCmember)!

Support King's Chapel

Please consider a stewardship offering in a spirit of thanksgiving to help us through this challenging time. Every single gift in any amount is equally valued and helps enormously. Visit our webpage to learn more about ways to give:

Prayer Circle

The King's Chapel Prayer Circle, led by Cynthia Perkins, stands ready to pray for any who request it, in complete confidence.  

To request prayers email Joy ([email protected]) or Cynthia Perkins

Parish House News

Face Masks Required Inside the Parish House and Chapel

Per the recommendation of the King's Chapel COVID-19 Reopening Task Force, we are requiring face masks all those who enter the Parish House in common spaces such as hallways, bathrooms, kitchen, etc. and in Chapel at all times.

Thank you for your understanding and keeping our clergy, staff, and members safe!

We rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn
with those who mourn.        ~Romans 12:15

Happy birthday to our Sexton Kevin! Thank you for all you do for King's Chapel!
In the love of truth, and the spirit of Jesus Christ,
we unite for the worship of God
​and the service of all​.