When he delivers the last sermon of the 2015 season, the Rev. Robert Franklin wants the Chautauqua congregation to join…
“There are too many poor folk out doing the hard fighting,” said the Rev. Martha Simmons. “We — you and…
Maggie Bonner stands at attention behind the high-definition JVC video camera in the Amphitheater, framing a shot of the podium. Backstage, Jake Walsh tweaks the volume settings on his soundboard as the voice of the morning’s speaker, Cynthia J. Truelove, booms from the speakers above his head. In the muted control room in the basement of the library, Matt Wilson and Steve Rudman finish up the edits on the DVD they’ve made of Patrick Griffin’s lecture from the day before.
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“I say yes to being chaplain in residence because Chautauqua is a wonderful place to be,” said the Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad, chaplain in residence for Week Five. “I am amazed that people come day after day to hear me preach. You can wear yourself out in this setting.”
Lundblad, the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will preach at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service, which will also include Chautauqua’s annual Ecumenical Communion service. Celebrants for the service include Lundblad, the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell and the Rev. Terry W. Bull, of Amherst, N.Y. There will be 66 clergy and assistants serving the stations around the Amphitheater, 12 of whom will be from the New Clergy Conference.
Chautauqua Institution’s Week One chaplain-in-residence Thomas K. Tewell discusses some of what he has planed for his sermons for the rest of the week. [CLICK “READ MORE” BELOW OR THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO WATCH THE VIDEO]