“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.
The 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service of Worship and Sermon will feature the sacrament of Holy Communion as part of a special worship service in the life of Chautauquans.
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.
“Seduction, betrayal and temptation; it sounds like an ad for the next HBO special. This is the biblical narrative from Genesis,” said the Rev. Daisy Machado at Monday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service. Her title was “The God-Shaped Hole” and the Scripture text was Genesis 2:15-17 and 3:1-7.
“Helen Keller once said ‘One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar,’” said the Rev. Daisy Machado at Sunday’s 10:45 a.m. morning worship service. Her sermon title was “Never Consent to Creep” and her selected Scripture was Mark 10:46-52, the story of Bartimaeus.