Between Sundays
Keeping the Parish Community Connected
Worship With Us | Sunday, October 10

Morning Light Service | 9:00 AM
In-Person at 64 Beacon Street or Virtual on Zoom

For those who wish to continue to worship with us virtually, the Zoom link and service will remain the same. 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, hosted by our musician Skip Lewan

If you would rather join us in-person for Morning Light, doors will open at the Little Chapel at 8:45 AM. Masks are required. Congregants will sign in for contact tracing purposes, and some pews have been removed to allow spacing between worshippers. 
Morning Prayer Service | 11:00 AM
In-person at 58 Tremont Street or Live-Streamed on YouTube

For those who wish to worship with us in-person, doors open at 10:30 AM. Masks required. Worshippers will be asked to sign in for contact tracing purposes and masks are required. An usher will escort you to your pew and we ask that you remain in your pew for the rest of the time inside to maintain 3 feet apart from others. Prelude and live-streaming will start at 10:50 AM. A fellowship on the bricks will take place immediately following the service.

For those who wish to worship virtually, we are continuing to improve our live-streaming equipment and process. Join us on YouTube 10:50 AM from the comfort of your own home. You can find the link on our YouTube channel homepage or our website homepage. The livestream link and Order of Service will be also be posted in tomorrow's From the Minister eblast as well as our Sunday Worship eblast.
COVID-Related Reminders
Just as a reminder for those who will be joining us in-person, masks will be required inside both Chapels at all times and attendees will be requested to sign in for contact tracing purposes. We also ask all to maintain at least 3 feet distance from those outside of your household. Read full protocols here.
Upcoming Parish Events

Minns Lecture Series- Lecture 1: Where Do Rights Come From? with Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz
TONIGHT, Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 PM

Upcoming lectures on October 14 and 21.

Tuesday Recital
October 12, at 12:15 PM

​Featuring Randall Steere, organ

Join in-person for next week's Tuesday recital! Please note that we will not be live-streaming as the live-streamer is out of town.
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. 

Faith in Action: Theology on Tap Resumes on Wednesday, October 20
It’s so exciting to gather once again for Theology on Tap after our summer break! As we come together again, there’s also much to be excited about in our church. A few weeks ago, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute joined a group of our members for Peace Play; on Sunday another of our Community Action Partners, common cathedral, celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry has asked us to share insights from our exploration of our history with slavery even as we move forward on our Memorial to the enslaved persons connected to King’s Chapel. And our members continue to live out their faith in a variety of ways, from sandwich making to bell ringing to authoring groundbreaking reports on the impact of fossil fuels here in Boston and around the world.

How is all this activity grounded in our practice of faith? Where do we find inspiration for the work of justice in our sacred texts and traditions? This month we’ll ask those questions as we continue the work of building beloved community. Join us on Zoom by registering with the link below:
Welcome Back! Concert Series Resumes on October 24
Our Sunday concert series makes its long awaited return on October 24 at 5PM with a program entitled “Welcome Back!”, mostly an elaborate excuse for the choir to sing some of the delicious music they weren’t allowed to sing for so long. The featured work will be Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, set to words from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Violinist Greg Vitale will add to the sumptuous sonorities of the choir and organ. 

You will also hear the official world premiere of Carson Cooman’s What is Holy?, text by Goethe. This piece was commissioned by King’s Chapel in celebration of Heinrich’s 20th anniversary as music director in July 2020, and now we finally have a chance to perform and hear it. Additional works include the Choral Dances from Britten’s opera Gloriana, as well as shorter works by Billings, Paulus, Skempton, and Kilstofte. 

Tickets are $25/20 at the door, as always you save $5 by ordering in advance here.

Covid protocols will be the same as Sunday mornings: masks, sign-in and good distance-keeping required, and there will be no reception after the concert. 
History Program News
Popular In-Person and Virtual Candlelit Crypt Tours Return!

Home to one of the few surviving church crypts in New England, the King's Chapel History Program invites you to descend beneath the church to discover the darker side of the 18th-century crypt. Walk among the 21 tombs to learn about historic burial customs and the people laid to rest beneath the chapel!  

In-person tours will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays, October 15 through October 30 at 5:30 and 7PM. Tours are capped at 10 participants per time; tickets $15 per person. In addition to the return of in-person tours, virtual versions of the program will be offered at 5:30 PM on Thursdays, October 14 and 28. Donations appreciated.

Read the History Program's full October newsletter here for tickets and for more information. Public tours also continue Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00AM-4:00PM.
Parish Committee News
Community Action Committee Updates
You're invited! Special 25th Anniversary Service of common cathedral this Sunday, October 10 at 12:30PM
25 years ago this week, our Community Action Partner common cathedral began their open-air ministry on Boston Common, sharing physical and spiritual food with a vibrant community that includes the housed, the unhoused, the young, the old, and anyone in need of welcome. They are celebrating this happy occasion with a special 25th anniversary service, including time with their founder, Rev. Debbie Little. And we're invited!

Join them Sunday, October 10th at 12:30 for lunch and 1:00 for worship, at Brewer fountain on Boston Common. Register here with a $25 suggested donation.

We are happy to have common cathedral as our community action partner. And our work continues! Sandwich makers are still needed for our lunch with common cathedral October 31st! Contact Carol to volunteer.
Environmental Action Initiative Updates
SAVE THE DATE: October 19 at 5:30PM
At the next meeting of the King’s Chapel Environmental Action Initiative, member Dorie Seavey will be presenting her recently-released report on the Commonwealth’s massive program to replace aging gas infrastructure in the midst of climate change. The Boston Globe gave the report front-page coverage. The report finds that the program is ballooning into a $20 billion mega-project—the size of the Big Dig. “The program is not on track to meet its goals or timeline,” says Dorie, “and we the ratepayers are pouring billions into a gas system that will soon be obsolete.” Senator Barrett called the report a “watershed analysis” and Attorney General Healey said the report warrants a “fresh statewide look at this program.”

Are you concerned about Climate Change? Do you have 15 minutes
on Monday, October 11?
As we do on the 11th of every month, a small group of King's Chapel people has been joining Houses of Worship around the world in this call to action, and we need more volunteers: come and help us ring our Paul Revere and Son bell at 11:00AM on Monday for 11 minutes, to call attention to the immediate need for action on climate change. It truly is the 11th hour, and this is King’s Chapel’s signature action to alarm the populace! You can either take a turn at ringing the bell, or you can join a group to
stand in front of King’s Chapel and hold a sign, explaining the purpose
of the ringing.

Call, text, or email Sylvia Soderberg to let us know, or for more information.
(617) 710-6320 | [email protected]
Parish House News
The Parish House Office will be closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

Wishing you a safe holiday weekend!
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:

"We rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." Romans 12:15
We rejoice with Dr. Dorie Seavey, our Treasurer, whose exemplary work on climate change and natural gas in Massachusetts received front page coverage from The Boston Globe on Monday this week. Dorie, who has her doctorate in economics from Yale, has been working tirelessly for over a year on this analysis of gas leaks and their staggering economic and physical cost to us all. Those knowledgeable -- and as elected officials, able to enact needed changes -- called the report a “watershed analysis” that supports a “fresh statewide look at this program.” Dorie will present to our King's Chapel community about this vital environmental issue on Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30 PM via Zoom (register here). Dorie's commitment to putting her faith into action is cause for us all to celebrate with her.
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
In the love of truth, and the spirit of Jesus Christ,
we unite for the worship of God
​and the service of all​.