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From the Minister
Our Scriptures this week paint a complicated picture. Romans 14:1-12 lays out the expansiveness of God's mercy, and how vast an array of choices, styles and beliefs are deemed acceptable in God's sight. Talking about the variety of religious practices and beliefs of his day Paul proclaims, "God has welcomed them- who are you to pass judgment on servants of another?"

Right as we are breathing a sigh of relief, however, the lectionary brings our attention to Exodus 14:19-31, the well known passage in which God enables Moses to drown the Egyptian army in the Red Sea: "and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore." This Sunday we will examine Scripture, thinking about how these two faces of God-- expansive and merciful versus vengeful and death-dealing-- might be reconciled, or at least better understood.

After we wrestle with these big questions, sing, and pray together, we will celebrate the Assistant Minister Search Committee with cake and refreshments at coffee hour-- I hope to see you there!

Rev. Amelia Nugent

Spotlight On...
Evensong, First Church School, First Morning Light of the Season!

Our full church life starts up 
this Sunday! Join us!
  • 9 AM Service Starts 
  • 10 AM Church School Starts
  • 4:30 PM Organ Recital
  • 5 PM Evensong
From the Church School:
Church School Begins September 17!

We've waited all summer. Finally, Church School is here! This Sunday, after the 9AM Morning Light service, children will have a chance to catch up with old friends and Church School staff as they are introduced to this year's program. 

Younger children will learn stories from our faith with a Montessori-inspired curriculum called Godly Play. This curriculum allows children to play and wonder as they begin to internalize biblical stories and parables and explore the mystery of a loving God. 

Older children, our "Seekers" group, will explore deeper faith questions such as: What does it mean to be a Christian? What does it mean to be a part of King's Chapel, a Christian Unitarian congregation in one of our country's oldest cities? Who is my neighbor? Why do we pray? How should we pray? What is this Kingdom of Heaven Jesus is always talking about? 

Expect joyous musical numbers, centering prayers, stories of faith, games that also teach, social justice activities and awareness, and lots of fun! 

Click HERE to view this week's Church School newsletter.

Upcoming Events...

Choral Evensong | September 17 | 4:30 PM

The choir will be offering Choral Evensong this Sunday afternoon,  September 17 - please join us!

The festivities commence promptly at  4:30 as Heinrich plays organ works mostly of Danish origin, inspired by his lengthy stay in the motherland last month. You will hear music by Buxtehude, Gade, and a couple of American offerings thrown in for good measure, by LaMontaine, as well as David Conte's setting of Cardinal Newman's text Lead, Kindly Light, which will also serve as our closing hymn. 

The choral music includes Richard Ayleward's setting of the Preces and Responses, Orlando Gibbons' Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis from The Short Service, and Josef Rheinberger's sumptuous Abendlied. Local composer Megan Henderson is represented in the Introit with her piece entitled To the Angels.

Just to clarify, in case anyone is confused, this is a worship service and of course admission is free. But our ushers will be stand at the ready by the exit to receive with utmost gratitude any offering you are able to make to help defray the costs of these services.

Theology on Tap Resumes! | September 20 | 
7 PM

Join us on the Third  Wednesday of each month for a casual discussion of a theological topic in a relaxed setting.  Led by our Assistant Minister, Rev. Amelia Nugent, we will gather each month at a local restaurant or pub to discuss theology and get to know one another.  We welcome all.

Beacon Hill Fall HillFest | September 24

The annual fundraiser for the Beacon Hill Civic Association is happening on  Saturday, September 24 and King's Chapel will be present to welcome our neighbors and greet those who may not know of our many programs.  We will offer activities for children, and our Little Chapel will be open for viewing.  

If you are interested in volunteering to assist King's Chapel during the event, please email The Rev. Amelia Nugent at .

King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity Boston build | November 11, 2017

Registration is open for the King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity Boston build in November.  The build runs from 9 AM to 3:30 PM with a one hour lunch break. 

The build will be at one of the HFH Boston sites now under construction in Roslindale, Mattapan, or Dorchester. The exact location will be selected by HFH Boston based upon the specific build site requirements. Work will be available for all skill levels, including none. For more information on HFH Boston and the site where they build go to  and

King's Chapel has supported HFH Boston both financially and with multiple volunteer efforts. If you haven't done this before, please consider joining now. The minimum age to participate is 16.  To enroll or for more information contact Emanuel Genovese at 617-738- 6367 or or Peter Sexton at 781-383- 9028 or Please RSVP early as Emanuel will be away in Italy during October.

From the Parish House
King's Chapel Homecoming Celebration

A festive crowd heard a sermon from our Senior Minister Emeritus, Carl Scovel; welcomed and installed new Assistant Minister Amelia Nugent; unveiled the new Portrait of Carl by Artist Mary Minifie; and learned of Carl's new book - A Prayerbook Companion.

Copies of the book can be purchased from or beginning next week at the Chapel during Freedom Trail hours (Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 1:30-5).

Our 2017 Stewardship Appeal
King's Chapel needs your help!  We are far short of the needed goal of $200,000 as approved by the congregation, and the $225,000 set by the committee. Please send in your contribution if you have not already done so!

"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep" 
                                                     ~ Romans 12:15

We rejoice with Stephen Courtney whose son is being married this weekend:  congratulations to the couple, Michael Duval and Katie Geiger!  The prayers of King's Chapel and its family are with you. 
In This Issue
Sunday Services
September 17
Morning Light | 9 AM
At the Little Chapel

Morning Prayer | 11 AM
The Rev. Amelia Nugent will Preach
  • Cynthia Perkins, Lay Reader
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Jaya Lakshminarayanan , Soloist
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher in Charge
  • Betsy Peterson, KC Dalton, & Todd Lee, Ushers
  • Zach Charette, Verger

The Readings:
  • Psalm 114
  • Old Testament:       
    Exodus 14:19-31
  • New Testament: 
    Romans 14:1-12
The flowers on the Communion table are given in loving memory of  Mary and Lowell Selling  and Sarah and George Gray by their children Lee Selling Glenn and Bernard Gray.
At the back of the church, Todd Lee will greet  those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour,  hosted by Pamela Bergeron and friends of the Hospitality Committee.

Worship Services Resume

* Morning Light resumes
   September 17th at 9 AM at the    Little Chapel

From the Bench
The choir has the morning off this Sunday in order to prepare for Evensong later in the afternoon.

So frequent visitor soprano Jaya Lakshminarayanan will perform soloist duties as she sings arias from Handel's oratorios
 Israel in Egypt and Joshua that relate directly to our Exodus scripture. She will also offer Charles Ives' setting of this text that is familiar from our hymnal:

O Sabbath rest of Galilee! 
O calm of hills above, 
Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee, 
The silence of eternity 
Interpreted by love. 

Drop Thy still dews of quietness, 
Till all our strivings cease: 
Take from our souls the strain and stress, 
And let our ordered lives confess, 
The beauty of Thy peace. 
 - John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872

Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, September 19 |      
12:15 PM

Ben Swartz, viola da gamba
Music by Tobias Hume & 
Marin Marais

Staff Schedules & Absences

Our Administrative Director, Gretchen Horton, will be away September 9 - 19.  

Upcoming Meetings

* Denominational Affairs
   September 19th | 7 PM 

* Vestry
   September 26th | 6 PM

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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.