Community Worship: Rev. Magrey deVega
Lakeside welcomes Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida, as Preacher of the Week July 2-6. This week’s preacher is supported by the Knobel Family Endowment.
deVega will lead the 10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 2 in Hoover Auditorium.
Michael Shirtz and guest artists, Tower Brass Quintet, will provide musical leadership during the service. The liturgy will be led by Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care. Worship music for the 2023 summer season is supported by James E. Beardsley and Doris F. Beardsley.
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.
deVega’s congregation at Hyde Park United Methodist Church is at the leading edge of offering exciting, creative digital worship services, an innovative downtown campus, called The Portico, which reaches spiritually seeking people in non-conventional ways, and weekly missions and service to unhoused persons in the community. More information can be found at hydeparkumc.org.
deVega is the author of 10 books, including The Bible Year: A Journey Through Scripture in 365 Days and Questions Jesus Asked: A Six-Week Study in the Gospels. He is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been a featured speaker at conferences around the country and is the proud parent of two amazing daughters.
Join deVega for Faith for Living Hour at 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday in Orchestra Hall. deVega will give the sermon at Vespers by the Lake at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.
Guests are welcome to attend Community Worship 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 admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee. This pass does not include access to the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool. Complimentary passes are available for all worship services and Faith for Living Hour.