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Worship With Us | Sunday, October 17

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

Tales from the Crypt: A Virtual Visit to the King's Chapel Crypt
TONIGHT, Thursday, October 14 at 5:30 PM

Virtual history program on Zoom. Click here for more info and to register.

In-person candlelit crypt tours start on Friday, October 15! Info here.

Minns Lecture Series- Lecture 2: Brave New World? with Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz
TONIGHT, Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 PM


Final lecture on October 21.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, October 19 at 12:15 PM

​Featuring Peter Sulski, viola, playing works by Bach, Telemann, and Vieuxtemps.

Join in-person for next week's Tuesday recital or live-stream here.
EAI Presentation on "The MA Natural Gas System at the Crossroads"
Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30 PM on Zoom

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.
Theology on Tap
Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 PM on Zoom

As our members continue to live out their faith in a variety of ways, 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.
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. 

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
Environmental Action Initiative Updates
THIS TUESDAY: Presentation on October 19 at 5:30PM

Please join us this coming Tuesday at 5:30pm as member Dorie Seavey presents her vital work on the future of natural gas in the Commonwealth. Commissioned by Gas Leaks Allies, Dorie has been working for 9 months on a comprehensive analysis of the Commonwealth’s massive program to replace aging gas infrastructure in the midst of climate change. Her report was featured on the front page of the Boston Globe and has caught the attention of state senators and the attorney general. “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.” The King's Chapel Environmental Initiative is looking to work with Gas Leaks Allies, Mothers Out Front, and Green Roots to help the state turn this program around and deal with significant issues of environmental justice and energy transition at a time of climate change. Come learn what Dorie has to say, bring your questions, and get involved. 
 
Community Action Committee Updates
Last Sunday, Community Action Committee members Emanuel and Carol Genovese attended the weekly service of common cathedral on the Boston Common, celebrating 25 years of existence.

This week was a special celebration particularly designed for the homeless in Boston, but also open to others and supported by many. People were heard as they talked about their sorrows, their concerns and their joys.

Here is a prayer from the service relevant to all of us—housed or unhoused:
“Holy and life giving God, sustain us and all people we hold in prayer, by Christ's presence. Help us to know the healing power of Christ's love. Empty us of all things that keep us from experiencing your healing; from pain and burdens too great to bear, from guilt and shame, from fearful memories and fear of the future, from addictions, pride, greed, resentment and bitterness, from lying and pretense and from the depths of despair- healing Spirit, SET US FREE. Amen.”

We invite you to join us when we share food and worship with common cathedral on October 31st. Sandwich makers are also needed to make the food we will share with them! Contact Carol to volunteer.

Another of our Community Action Partners, the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, is having an exciting even this Sunday! The Open Air Art Exhibit will showcase Roxbury-based artists of color from the UUUM Roxbury Artist Amplification Project. Happening outdoors on the campus of the UUUM at 10 Putnam Street, Boston, from 11:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, October 17. Click here for more information.
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 our church school families, the Korb-Wellingtons and Van Alens, on the one year birthdays of their puppies, Lulu and Dotty, who have from time to time been proudly introduced to the rest of us by their young owners at Morning Light coffee hour and church school meetings. If you’re lucky, you might also meet them being strolled along streets near the Parish House by Caroline, Roger, Grace or James.
Congratulations to former choir member Eric Ferring who made his Metropolitan Opera debut in NYC this week, singing Pong in Turandot. Eric will be at the Met all season, singing Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute among other roles. Catch him if you can!

Eric also got married this past September (pictured bottom right is he and his husband Jake). Congrats!
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 (joy@kings-chapel.org) 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​.