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Chatauqua Community Worship Service: Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

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Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to welcome Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Resident Bishop of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, to lead the 10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 5 in Hoover Auditorium. His sermon, titled “What Does This Mean?,” is based on Acts 2:1-21.

Featuring music and the spoken Word, Michael Shirtz and guest artists will provide musical leadership during the service, while the liturgy is led by the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care.

Following the opening prayer, children (ages 5-11) will proceed to Bradley Temple for Children’s Church with Chip Richter. There will be a message by Richter, songs, crafts and refreshments to share. Children ages 6 and under are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

This week’s service will be livestreamed. Visit lakesideohio.com/streaming to watch on the day of the service.

Bishop Palmer serves as the Episcopal Leader of the Ohio West Area of The United Methodist Church. He was assigned this position in September 2012.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bishop Palmer is a “child of the church,” the son of the Rev. Herbert E. and Charlotte Sue Hewitt Palmer. Bishop Palmer’s father was a retired United Methodist pastor. His mother was a schoolteacher in the Philadelphia Public School system.

Bishop Palmer received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School in Durham, N.C. Baldwin-Wallace College, Iowa Wesleyan College, Simpson College, Hood Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary have awarded him honorary degrees.

Bishiop Palmer was ordained a deacon and elected a probationary member in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in1977. In 1981, he was elected into full membership and ordained an elder in the East Ohio Annual Conference.

His pastoral career includes student pastorates in North Carolina and post-seminary appointments in the East Ohio Conference in Cleveland, Canton and Berea. Bishop Palmer also served as superintendent of the Youngstown District of the East Ohio Conference. Elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2000, Bishop Palmer served the Iowa Area until assuming responsibilities in the Illinois Area in 2008.

He served as President of the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry from 2004-2008 and President of the Council of Bishops from April 2008-May 2010. Bishop Palmer served on the Commission on a Way Forward. Currently, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters and Chair of the Comprehensive Africa Plan.

He also is a board member of several organizations, including The United Methodist Publishing House, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, United Theological Seminary and OhioHealth, a family of nonprofit hospitals and health care facilities.

Church Pass

Guests are welcome to attend Sunday morning church services free of charge by requesting a complimentary Church Pass between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 1 p.m. The pass includes admission to Lakeside for guests and auto, but not access to the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool.


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Jun 05, 2022


10:30 am - 11:30 am


Religious Life


Hoover Auditorium
Hoover Auditorium
115 West 3rd Street, Lakeside, Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA

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