Posts Tagged '2011 Week Four'

Ecumenical Communion symbolizes Christian unity

Ecumenical Communion symbolizes Christian unity

It is all done with volunteers. From the Chautauqua Choir to the bread-makers to the servers, the Ecumenical Communion Service is done with volunteers. Oh yes, a few Chautauqua Institution staff members are involved, but without the love of the volunteers, Chautauqua’s yearly Ecumenical Communion would still be a dream.

Acclaimed preacher Lundblad returns as Chautauqua’s Week Five chaplain

Acclaimed preacher Lundblad returns as Chautauqua’s Week Five chaplain

The Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad will be the preacher for the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Her sermon title is “Something Old, Something New,” and her Scripture readings are Isaiah 43:15-19a and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. She will share her faith journey at the 5 p.m. Vesper service Sunday and will preach at the 9:15 a.m. morning worship services Monday through Friday. The Chautauqua Choir will be joined on Sunday by the Pittsburgh Concert chorale.

Testing the waters

Testing the waters

The former director of the United Nations Environment Programme has said that “we used to think that energy and water would be the central issues for the next century. Now we think that water will be the critical issue.”

“Water is the oil of the 21st Century,” a former Dow Chemical president told The Economist magazine.

With softball season in full swing, teams inch closer to championship

With softball season in full swing, teams inch closer to championship

When Chautauqua’s softball season kicked off at the end of June, players were often barefoot, enthusiastic and out to have a great time. Nearly a month later, not much has changed.

With the championship games only two weeks away for both the men’s and women’s leagues, the season is in full swing. The games, while always maintaining a recreational atmosphere, have begun to heat up.