Chautauqua Community Worship Service: Rev. Peter Marty
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Peter W. Marty
Supported by the Charles & Susan Baker Family Endowment
Over Memorial Day weekend, Lakeside welcomes the Rev. Peter W. Marty as guest preacher at the 10 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service on Sunday, May 29 in Hoover Auditorium. His sermon, titled “Your faith is somebody else’s business,” is based on Mark 6:30-44. This week’s guest preacher is supported by the Charles & Susan Baker Family Endowment.
Please note special time; the Lakefront Worship and Lakeside UMC Worship Services are combined into this 10 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service.
The names of those buried in the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and Lakesiders who we lost during the 2021-2022 year will be read aloud during the service.
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, lemonade, and cookies to share. Preschoolers are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
The Rev. Marty serves as Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a 3,500-member congregation in Davenport, Iowa. He is also Editor/Publisher of The Christian Century, a journal devoted to shaping America’s conversation about religion and faith in public life, where he writes a bi-weekly column.
A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences across the country, the Rev. Marty has written numerous articles related to culture, character, and faith issues of today. He is the author of The Anatomy of Grace.
From 2004-2009, the Rev. Marty served as host of the national radio broadcast, Grace Matters. In 2010, the Academy of Parish Clergy named him “Parish Pastor of the Year,” an award recognizing leadership excellence and faithfulness in congregational development. From 2010-2016 he served as the lead columnist for The Lutheran Magazine.
The Rev. Marty has preached in some of America’s more notable pulpits, including Washington National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, and Yale University.
A graduate of The Colorado College and Yale Divinity School, he was the recipient of an honors fellowship in history at Oxford University.
The Rev. Marty has piloted interfaith dialogue events, been active in anti-hate group efforts, and served on different ecumenical ministry boards.
On the St. Paul Church campus, he leads a pastoral residency program funded, in part, by the Lilly Endowment Inc. This program, designed for fostering pastoral excellence, is the only such program in the country situated in a Lutheran Church setting.
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.