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Spotlight On...
BBQ 2016
Summer Barbecues at the Parish House | Wednesdays, June 27, July 18 and August 15 | 6 PM 

Following our tradition, please plan to join us for informal barbecues in the beautiful garden behind the Parsonage and Parish House on these summer evenings:  June 27July  18 and August 15, all at 6 PM.  The main course and drinks will be provided, but we'd love you to bring a side dish or dessert. If it rains, we'll eat indoors.

To RSVP, contact Gretchen Horton,  Parish Administrator,

We look forward to having you join us!
From the Minister
Father's Day in the United States came out of the sermon request of a young woman in Spokane, Washington, in 1910. After listening to a Mother's Day sermon, Sonora Smart requested that her pastor write a sermon about fathers. Sonora's father was a widower singlehandedly raising six children, and her request resonated with the local clergy; a few weeks later churches all over the city preached sermons in honor of fathers. That Sunday, a tradition was born that -- many years later -- would become a national holiday.

At King's Chapel we often refer to God as "Our Father." This Sunday, Father's Day, we will explore fatherhood and parenthood through the lens of Mark 4:26-34 and 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13. We will think about the many forms parenthood can take, and what that might teach us about the love of God. 

-- The Rev. Amelia Nugent
Wednesday Night Worship Taking Summer Hiatus | "Debrief on Tap" 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.  
Because Rev. Fallon will be out of town on  Sunday, June 17 helping her mother, this final offering in the series will be rescheduled for  Sunday, June 24 at 10 AM in the Parish House. Our focus: poems by St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. 
Summer Sermon Series

Have you ever looked around on a  Sunday morning and wondered Why are all these people here? What brings them to church? To Christianity? To King's Chapel? 

Especially in this congregation, the answers to those questions are interesting and diverse. Often the most fascinating stories are in the pews. This July we will honor the diverse beliefs, stories, and backgrounds of our congregation by celebrating a month of lay preaching. Several members of the congregation have been working on sharing stories of faith -- and they are powerful! Come on Sundays in July to listen, learn, and support our lay preachers. 

July 1st: Elizabeth Barnett
July 8th: Christopher Barnett
July 15th: Stephen Courtney 
July 22nd: Megan Benders 
July 29th: Timothy Nelson-Hoy
Welcome to New Members
We were happy to welcome nine new members to our congregation last Sunday, and celebrated with a brunch in their honor following the service.  We will be sharing bios of our new members in the coming weeks:
Michael Gambuzza
Born in New York City, Michael has been in the Boston area since 1991.  He is an electrical engineer, and lives in the "old west end" of Boston.  Michael has a 20-year old son, Ben, who attends Trinity College in Connecticut.  Michael is a former member, having been with us over twenty years ago, when his son was baptized here in 1998. 

Eleanor Score

Eleanor Angle was raised by the water, in Marion, Massachusetts.  She majored in painting at BU School of Fine Arts and continues to paint and teach art to this day.  Eleanor is also celebrating 46 years of marriage to her devoted husband, Stephen Score, an antiques dealer.  They reside in Beacon Hill. 

New members received a warm welcome at our membership brunch in the Parish House last Sunday.
New from the Parish House
We are happy to host area organizations at our Parish House this spring and summer, who are using our space for a variety of fun activities. 
Infant/Toddler Music Class offered by Hill House.
From the History Program
Join the History Program during Boston Harborfest 2018, America's largest Fourth of July Festival!

From  Thursday June 28 through Thursday July 5, swing by King's Chapel for tours and programs beginning every 15 minutes. 

Activities include our signature  Bell & Bones tours, our new-and-improved  Art & Architecture tour, Revolutionary King's Chapel talks, a craft station, and scavenger hunts! 

Pre-sale tickets for guided tours during Harborfest go on sale next week. All other programming is free and open to the public. 

We hope to see you there!
From the Chancel Committee
If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a birth, anniversary or graduation the following dates are still available for 2018:
July 15th, 22nd, 29th and September 9th.
Look Back

Children's Art Show 

The first children's art show at the Parish House offered by Eleanor Score and her spring class, was held last Thursday. It was well attended by parents and friends of the children, most of whom live in and around Beacon Hill.  Eleanor is a newly joined member of King's Chapel and has been active with the Morning Light service since last fall.  An artist, she offered art classes at our Parish House to area children this spring, which culminated in this art show. 
"We rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep."
We rejoice with Judy and Paul Luca who just received an ultrasound photo of their new grandson, due in November.  He will be a little brother to Lilah, who was baptized at King's Chapel last year.
We rejoice that this week Amanda Pickett received a prestigious award from MIT for her excellence as an employee of the University.  Amanda is a King's Chapel Vestry Member and Co-Chair of the Community Action Committee. The MIT Office of the Vice Chancellor gave Amanda the"Infinite Mile Award" because she demonstrates her desire to make MIT a more inclusive and welcoming academic environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed.  Amanda takes an active role in raising awareness, educating and inspiring others as to how they can effectively foster a culture of diversity and inclusion; sets a positive example or standard; demonstrates a deep respect for differences and take steps to build and maintain diverse relationships; and has created programs which promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Congratulations Amanda!
In This Issue
Last Week's Sermon
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Sunday Services 
June 10

Morning Light | 9 AM
The Rev. Amelia Nugent

Morning Prayer  | 11 AM
  • The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
  • The Rev. Amelia Nugent, Assistant Minister
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Denise Konicek (soprano) and Mahrya Dakubu (recorder), Soloists
  • William Nugent, Lector
  • Chris Barnett, Lay Reader
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher in Charge
  • Betsy Peterson, Karen Dalton and Todd Lee, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 20
  • Old Testament,
    1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
  • New Testament,             
    Mark 4:26-34
The flowers on the communion table are given by Gretchen Horton, in loving memory of her father Robert Horton.

At the communion rail following the service, Todd Lee will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

After the service all are invited to Punch on the Bricks, hosted by Amy Meyer and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench
This Father's Day, all the music is by Father Bach! We open with the exuberant Prelude in G Major -- its companion Fugue will close the service.
Soprano Denise Konicek has invited her friend Mahrya Dakubu to bring her recorder and join in three arias from Bach Cantatas.  Mahrya worked for many years as a builder of early music instruments, prior to becoming a mom. She has been part of featured ensembles presenting at gatherings of the American Recorder Society and the Boston Recorder Society. 

The Introit is from Cantata 21:
Sighs, tears, anguish, trouble,
anxious longing, fear and death
gnaw at my constricted heart,
I experience misery, pain. 

The Motet from Cantata 39:
Highest, what I have
is only Your gift.   If, before Your countenance,  I already, with my belongings,  might wish to appear thankful,
nevertheless You desire no offering. 

And finally, our Offertory comes from Cantata 75:
I take my sorrows upon me with joy.   Whoever bears Lazarus' torments  patiently,  
the angels will take to themselves. 

(All translations by Pamela Dellal,
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, June 19, 12:15 PM 
Yun Thwaits, pipa
Traditional Chinese Music
Save the Date
Sunday, June 24: Praying with the Mystics: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross

Wednesday, June 27: BBQ in the Parish House Garden
Service Updates
Church school has ended for the season.  Classes will reconvene in September.

Wednesday evening Holy Communion services have ended for the season.

Nursery care will continue through the end of June.

Our Morning Light service will continue through the end of July.
Donating Decorative, Fine Art, and Furniture to Kings Chapel

Some of our generous members and friends have asked about how and whether to
donate furnishings or decorative arts to Kings Chapel.

We encourage you to consider Kings Chapel as a wonderful place to find a home for some things that you might wish to donate. Gifts of furniture and decorative objects donated by members over the years have enriched the rooms of our beautiful Parish House and Church. Members wishing to donate furniture or decorative art objects should first contact Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator, at for a determination as to the current usability of such donated items.
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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.