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From the Minister: 
Living Into Our Identity as a People of Prayer
At King's Chapel, we identify as a people of prayer. It's at the heart who we are - people who worship in Morning Prayer, and are proud of our King's Chapel Prayer Book. This fall, we want to live into that identity - to explore it, and grow deeper as people of prayer. We begin with a bang, at our Homecoming Celebration this Sunday at 11 AM, in our unique Morning Prayer service, drawn from the King's Chapel Prayer Book, with a sermon by our
beloved Senior Minister Emeritus, the Rev. Dr. Carl Scovel; the unveiling of his portrait at the Parish House; and the introduction of his new book, A Prayer Book Companion. Those who have known Carl for any time, know that his life is centered in prayer; he told gathered clergy this year at the 60th anniversary of his ordination that his life changed when he realized he could pray fully and completely to a God he wasn't always even sure existed. Prayer changed Carl's life.

We hope you may know that experience as well - or are willing to experiment, to see if it might be true for you. Therefore, through the fall, Amelia and I will offer several ways to explore prayer for yourself: a weekly Tuesday noon gathering for prayer and meditation at the Parish House with Joy; a Centering Prayer drop-in group each Thursday at noon in the Little Chapel with Amelia; a monthly class exploring the prayer-poems of the mystics on the second Sunday of each month, at 10 AM in the Parish House; and other prayer practices, such as
making an Advent Wreath at our annual Advent Crafts celebration, to encourage daily prayer as we prepare for Christmas. I preached about this focus on prayer on August 13th,  suggesting it's certainly worth experimenting, to see how prayer could change your life. (Click here for the video of that sermon).
Join us as we come together, a church family of prayer, to welcome one another back for the autumn season, and to welcome again Carl Scovel to our pulpit. Lunch will be served!

The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
Spotlight On...
Special Homecoming Celebration | 
This Sunday | September 10
This Sunday  King's Chapel will celebrate our past and our future.  We welcome Rev. Dr. Carl Scovel, our Senior Minister Emeritus, to the pulpit during our Morning Prayer service at  11AM.   We also welcome back our Senior Minister Rev. Joy Fallon, who has been traveling for the past few weeks, and offer a special welcome to our new Assistant Minister Rev. Amelia Nugent, who has recently joined our clergy staff.  

Following the worship service, members and friends are invited to join us at the Parish House where we  unveil of the portrait of Carl Scovel, and introduce the  "The Prayer Book Companion" by Carl Scovel, with signing by author.
This is also our annual Homecoming party luncheon, welcoming back all of our members and friends who travel during the summer months.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Upcoming Events...

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
From the Parish House
Welcoming back Heinrich and Gregg

Your music director has returned, more or less fully restored after a summer of relentless travel and hard-core relaxation.   The adventures began promptly 
July 1  at the joint convention of the Northeast Region of the American Guild of Organists and the Royal Canadian College of Organists. We arrived on Canada Day, yay verily the 150th birthday of that great nation. A very full week of concerts, worship services, lectures and workshops followed, with much inspiration gathered on topics such as Canadian choral music, extended vocal techniques as exemplified by groundbreaking ensemble Roomful of Teeth, lots of interesting organ repertoire, and a fortuitous "fire sale" from a music store going out of business, providing several anthologies of solo anthems that you will surely hear for many Wednesday evenings to come at King's Chapel.  After a brief sojourn at home to do laundry, the travels continued to London, Sussex, Barcelona, Sitges, and finally a full month in Denmark to see much neglected family and friends. See enclosed pictures for some local impressions, and be sure to ask Gregg how he ended up behind bars when you see him at Homecoming lunch!

Joy and Bob are Back From Vacation

Joy and Bob returned last night from a group bicycle tour through Slovenia, Italy and Austria. The Alpine
scenes were specular, the ride rated "easy" (which meant more long downhill glides than ascents), and the
break refreshing. Joy reports returning grateful for her call to serve at King's Chapel, among this congregation.
From the Freedom Trail
The weather is growing crisper, school is back in session, and the Freedom Trail Program is transitioning into its autumn season. Looking back over the past several months, we had quite a busy summer! From June 1 through August 31, the educators welcomed 138,305 visitors to King's Chapel, bring the yearly total to over 208,000 visitors! 66% of our visitors so far came in those three months alone. The Educators kept busy sharing the site's rich history and leading 1,011 visitors on tours of the crypt and bell tower. We also saw changes in staff, saying goodbye to head educator Taylor Hughes, educator and verger Lia Atanat, and educator Cheyenne Dunham. We welcomed aboard new educators Zack Charette, Jennifer Roesch, Andrea Woodberry, and Christina Rewinski, and promoted Rosalie Wilbur as the new head educator. We look forward to the upcoming season, with exciting events including our Halloween crypt tours and new Thanksgiving programming. The chapel will remain open to visitors daily through October, before transitioning to winter hours.

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!

From the Church School

In order to provide a more welcoming atmosphere for our Church School families, King's Chapel will be adhering to Safe Church guidelines for all Church School events this year. In order to do this,  adult volunteers are needed to be present while the members of our Church School staff teach the curriculum.

We will need at least two volunteers from 10 am - 11 am for the following Sundays. Volunteers are welcome to leave early from the Morning Prayer Service.
        • September 24
        • October 8
        • October 15
        • October 22
        • October 29
        • November 5
        • November 12
        • November 26
        • December 10
If you would like to help and spend time with children who are eager to learn, please contact Ryan Harrison, the Church School Director at

Want to know what's going with the Church School this year? Simply follow this  link to see the Church School newsletter.
"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep" 
                                                     ~ Romans 12:15

This week we rejoice with Caroline and Orian Welling, who are expecting their first child later this fall. Congratulations to them both.

We also rejoice that Leo Johnson continues to recover at home in Dedham, where he is being cared for by his wife Dorothy and a team of professional caregivers. If you are interested in visiting Leo and Dorothy, please contact Rev. Fallon,

We continue to hold in prayer our longtime member and leader at King's Chapel, Charles Perry, and his family. The rare lung condition with which Charles was diagnosed last year is now significantly impacting his ability to breathe, and he is required to receive oxygen constantly. Charles has just enrolled in a clinical trial of a new drug for this unusual disease. He also is actively consulting with specialists about the possibility of a lung transplant. Charles is only 70, and had expected this summer to retire to an active life, after his long career in international relations. We mourn with him, hope with him, and pray with him, seeking to be as steadfast in
our support of Charles as he has been in his support of so many, including the people of King's Chapel.

We mourn with the Rev. Amelia Nugent and her partner Jacob Edson, as they prepare to attend the memorial service of Elizabeth "Betty" Snide, a dear member of Jacob's family. Amelia and Jacob will be away on Saturday attending this service. We all offer them our consolations as they grieve.

We also mourn with the family and friends of Jim McNeely, whose memorial service will be held at King's Chapel on Saturday, September 9 at noon, with a reception to follow. Jim long served as a leader at King's Chapel and on Beacon Hill, where he was noted for his architectural work. We offer our continuing sympathy to his wife Bobby Moore, family and friends.
In This Issue
Sunday Services
September 10
Morning Prayer | 11 AM
Senior Minister Emeritus The Rev. Dr. Carl Scovel will Preach
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Emily Bieber-Harris, Sudeep Agarwala, Mary Sears , Soloists
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Julie Hyde, Judy Luca and Amanda Pickett, Ushers
  • Zach Charette, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 100
  • Old Testament:       
    Isaiah 40:27-31
  • New Testament: 
    Matthew 16:13-18
At the communion rail following the service,  Jim Power will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to a reception at the Parish House, 64 Beacon St., Boston.

Second Sunday Offering

Our Second Sunday offering this month is for common cathedral. Any monies collected, that are not designated for the Stewardship Appeal,  will be donated to this organization.
Worship Services Resume

* Evening Worship resumes    
   September 13th at 6 PM

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

From the Bench
For Homecoming, we will open the musical festivities with the joyous fanfare of Bach's Prelude in G Major. Emily Bieber-Harris will offer the traditional American song The Lone, Wild Bird, personifying all our parishioners (and staff) who have gone astray lo these many months before finally coming home. To that end, our Introit is The Road Home by American composer Stephen Paulus who wrote this of his piece:

"In the Spring of 2001,  I received a commission from the Dale Warland Singers to write a short "folk" type choral arrangement.  I had discovered a tune in a folk song book called "The Lone Wild Bird."  I fell in love with it, made a short recording and asked my good friend and colleague, Michael Dennis Browne to write new words for this tune. The tune is taken from The Southern Harmony Songbook" of 1835.  It is pentatonic and that is part of its attraction.  Pentatonic scales have been extant for centuries and are prevalent in almost all musical cultures throughout the world.  They are universal.  Michael crafted three verses and gave it the title, "The  Road  Home."  He writes so eloquently about "returning" and "coming  home" after being lost or wandering.  Again, this is another universal theme and it has resonated well with choirs around the world.  It is just more evidence that often the most powerful and beautiful message is often a simple one."

The choir will also sing another traditional American song, Down to the River to Pray, in an arrangement by Philip Lawson of the King's Singers. And of course our annual Homecoming, Swell the Full Chorus from Handel's Solomon. 
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, September 12 |         12:15 PM

Carol Epple, flute
Liz Connors, clarinet
Heinrich Christensen, organ
Mozart, Koechlin, Rutter 

Staff Schedules & Absences

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

* Parish Council
   September 12th | 6 PM 

* Membership
   September 13th | 10 am

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Our  enewsletter is sent each Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at  with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at noon!
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.