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March with King's Chapel in the Pride Parade | Saturday, June 9 | 10 AM |
Boylston Street

As a welcoming and affirming congregation, King's Chapel will once again march in the Boston Pride Parade on June 9th.  Please consider joining us in our 8th year  participating!

The 2.5-mile  parade  begins in Back Bay, weaves through the South End, marches past the Boston Common and the King's Chapel Parish House, and concludes at Boston City Hall. As we near the church, our approach will be greeted by the venerable sounds of King's Chapel bell, forged by Paul Revere. Both the Parish House and Chapel will be decorated in rainbow colors.

The King's Chapel contingent will gather somewhere on Boylston Street between  10 AM and 12 PM (exact time and date to be determined).  Dogs on leashes are welcome! We should reach Boston City Hall by 3 PM.

For questions, or to receive the latest information on marching with us, please contact one of the parade marshals, Tim Nelson-Hoy or Chris LaRoche.  Please provide your cell phone number so we can contact you the day of the march.

We hope to see you there!
Tim Nelson-Hoy | (607) 7793-8873 |
Chris LaRoche | (617) 513-7176 |
From the Minister
This Sunday King's Chapel will be humming with activity! We will celebrate the Blessing of the Animals at Morning Light, make sandwiches for our housed and unhoused neighbors in the Parish House at  10 AM, celebrate Holy Communion and a baptism at Morning Prayer, and then many of us will go eat sandwiches and worship again with the congregation of  common cathedral, a community of housed and unhoused on the Boston Common and one of our strategic partners for King's Chapel Community Action. 
At Morning Prayer we read the words from 2 Corinthians (Chapter 4, verses 5-12) that remind us that it is in the vulnerability of our bodies (our "clay vessels") that we are able to experience God's love. This text seems especially appropriate on a week in which the life of the church will be so focused on caring for our needs -- feeding our neighbors sandwiches, offering one another communion, blessing animal companions, welcoming a little one into the life of faith. It is through these acts that we nurture our own faith, and witness about God's love for others. Come and join in this blessed busy hum! 

-- The Rev. Amelia Nugent
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.
Community Action Committee: Make Sandwiches for common cathedral | Sunday, June 3rd | 10 AM | Parish House
Worship with common cathedral at noon

common cathedral has reached out to us for help with providing lunches on  Sunday, June 3rd. The organization that was scheduled had to cancel. We will meet at the Parish House on the 3rd at  10 AM to make lunches, bring them to the Common at  noon and then join the common cathedral for service at 1 PM. Let us know if you can help with any of these times by emailing Judy Luca at
King's Chapel's 332nd Birthday and New Member Brunch | Sunday, June 10 | 12:30 PM | King's Chapel

Everyone is invited to a festive brunch to celebrate the church's birthday and welcome new members who will have joined on June 10th. For more information or to help, contact Gregg Sorensen, chair of the hospitality
committee, at, or Cathy Price, chair of the membership committee, at .
Wednesday Night Worship Taking Summer Hiatus: Feedback Session | Wednesday, June 20 at 6 PM | The Kinsale
The Wednesday Evening service, held at 6 PM in our candlelit chapel, will be taking a break for the summer. Consistent with the end of our main church program year, completed on the King's Chapel Birthday (June 10), the final Wednesday service will be on Wednesday, June 13. The following week, on Wednesday, June 20th, all worshipers at the 6 PM service are invited to come together to share supper and drinks, while we offer and receive feedback about the service. Join us Wednesday, June 20th at Kinsale at 6 PM for the feedback session.  
From the Parish House
The Rev. Joy Fallon will be out of town for the weekend, performing a wedding in Seattle.  If you have pastoral needs during her absence, please contact the Rev. Amelia Nugent, who will know how to reach Joy if needed.
From the Church School
In Paul's first letter to Timothy, Paul offers encouragement through these words: "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." On Sunday, our Middle School group read this verse as we looked at the letters written in the New Testament. At the end of the class, they were asked to write letters to King's Chapel with words of advice. As our Church School holds its last session this Sunday, June 3rd, I encourage you to remember never to look down on these members of our community simply because they are young. As we plan for the Fall, consider signing up to volunteer with the Church School and hear their words of wisdom. Though Church School is coming to an end for the year, we will still provide nursery care through the month of June.
"We rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep."
We mourn with Bob and Joy Fallon on the death of Bob's brother Charlie, who died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday, May 27, at home surrounded by all of his eight surviving siblings. Charlie was a deeply faithful man who was generous to all he met, and lived to help others. The service for Charlie was earlier today in their home church in Reading, Massachusetts.
We rejoice with choir member Emily Bieber-Harris, who will be singing at home in Michigan on June 10 to raise funds for a non-partisan group in which her sister Kelly is very involved: Voters Not Politicians. The group hopes "to fix Michigan's broken redistricting process through a constitutional amendment against gerrymandering."

Click HERE to see the concert flyer and here to donate
In This Issue
Last Week's Sermon
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Sunday Services 
June 3

Morning Light: Blessing of the Animals with Holy Communion | 9 AM
The Rev. Amelia Nugent

Holy Communion with Baptism  | 11 AM
  • The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
  • The Rev. Amelia Nugent, Assistant Minister
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • David Hughes, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton, Lector
  • Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, Lay Reader
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Cathy Price, Usher in Charge
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Pamela Bergeron and Michael Bergeron, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 139:1-18
  • Old Testament,
    1 Samuel 3:1-10
  • New Testament,             
    2 Corinthians 4:5-12
The flowers on the communion table are given in grateful memory of the life and work and love of my father, Palfrey Perkins, by his daughter Cornelia P. Zinsser.

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

At the communion rail following the service, Bill Kuttner will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
From the Bench
The soloist this week is David Hughes who will treat you to Bach's solo cantata BWV 54 Widerstehe doch der Sünde. In addition, and especially for this occasion, David has created a solo mass based on Thomas Campion's lovely  Never Weather-Beaten Sail -- and he will bring along his lute for increased authenticity!   The organ voluntaries is Bach's Trio Sonata no. 1 in E Flat Major .

Click HERE for a clip of Campion's Never Weather-Beaten Sail as performed by Prof. Ian Partridge at the Summer Music Academy, Siena, in 2015.
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday  June 5, 12:15 PM 
Molly McCaffrey, harp
David Ogulnick, cello
Bruch, Debussy, Faur é, Strauss
Save the Date
Friday, June 8: Memorial Service for Jane McKinnell at the Little Chapel

Saturday, June 9: Pride Parade

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

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

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.