“When we decide that we are creatures of the Lord, we allocate some of our words for praise. Worship is the practical name for this mouth-loosening activity. Sometimes, the words come out in song as we discover God beyond the debates, thinking and discussion; singing is the only sufficient outlet for praise,” said the Rev. Peter Marty at Thursday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service.
In “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” a film directed by Robert Redford in 2000, the caddy, Bagger (Will Smith), attempts to help the golfer he is working for in a tournament.
“The first feature of the human body found in Scripture is the nose. God breathes the fullness of life into Adam’s nostrils,” said the Rev. Peter W. Marty during his sermon, “Becoming the Aroma of Christ,” at the 9:15 a.m. morning worship service Tuesday.
“If we look at the New Testament with freshness, it rarely tells us what to do; it tells us what to see, what to notice, what to watch for,” said the Rev. Peter Marty at Monday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service. His sermon title was “The Eyes Have It” and his Scripture text was Luke 11:33-36.
“What are we willing to do to distinguish ourselves from other people? Look at all the tricks we use to keep others at bay, to keep our own version of the truth intact, our way of life secure,” said the Rev. Peter W. Marty during Sunday morning’s sermon. Marty is the chaplain for Week Five at Chautauqua. His sermon title was “The Fastest Growing Religion in America.” The selected Scripture texts were Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14 and Mark 9: 38-50.
The Rev. Peter W. Marty imagines Chautauqua to be “a place where people set aside a week or two to engage the intellect and wrestle with ideas.
A woman was checking out at the grocery store and the clerk told her, “Have a nice day.” The woman replied: “I have other plans.”
“Today’s Gospel is a frightening and personal story of parents who have to flee or have their son killed by the government,” said the Rev. Daisy Machado during her sermon, “And Still Rachel Weeps,” at the 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship service Thursday.
Jesus went to the wilderness to contemplate the death of John the Baptist, but the people followed him.
“This story [about the man born blind] is about faith, hope, healing and justice, but it calls us to look at ourselves,” said the Rev. Daisy Machado during her sermon, “When seeing is not enough,” at Tuesday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service.