Chautauqua Community Worship Service: Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis as Preacher of the Week from July 17-21. She will lead the 10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 17 in Hoover Auditorium. Her sermon, titled “What the World Needs Now is Love,” is based on John 4:7-21. This week’s Preacher of the Week is supported by the Hottenroth Family.
Featuring music and the spoken Word, Michael Shirtz and guest Johnny Parker provide musical leadership during the service, while the liturgy is led by the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care. This week’s service will be live streamed. Visit lakesideohio.com/streaming to watch on the day of the service.
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.
Lewis will also lead Vespers by the Lake at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.
Lewis is Senior Pastor of Middle Collegiate Church in New York City. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, she is the first African American and the first woman to serve as a senior minister in the Collegiate Church, which was founded in New York City in 1628 and is the oldest continuous Protestant Church in North America.
Lewis created two national television programs: “Just Faith,” an on-demand television program on MSNBC.com, and “Chapter and Verse” at PBS. In 2016, she completed the six-city Together Tour with best-selling author Glennon Doyle, Seane Corn, Valarie Kaur, Jennifer Randolph, and special guest Alicia Keys. She has blogged for The Huffington Post, GLAAD, Patheos, and Believe Out Loud.
Her books include The Power of Stories; Ten Essential Strategies (with John Janka); Becoming Like Creoles (with Curtiss de Young, et al); the children’s book, You are So Wonderful!; and The Fiercest Love: How to Find It in Yourself, Grow It in Your Posse, and Build It in the World.
In 2005, she married her best friend, John Janka, a United Methodist minister and consultant to congregations. Together, they have a son, daughter-in-law and grandbaby. With the staff of Middle Church, they produce an annual conference to train leaders how to grow multiracial communities of faith that disrupt racism.
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.