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.
They also will perform together at the Sacred Song Service Sunday evening.
Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Her brilliant and compassionate preaching has placed her in constant demand across the country as a conference leader, guest preacher and teacher of preaching. She was an acclaimed preacher at Chautauqua in 2007.
Before accepting her current position at UTS, she taught homiletics at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. Her teaching interests include preaching in partnership with the congregation, preaching and social transformation, new forms of preaching and preaching as an integral part of worship.
Lundblad has served as pastor of several Lutheran congregations, most recently at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church in New York City, as well as campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University. Ordained to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she received a master’s degree of divinity from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate of divinity from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.