Worship Services

Worship Services

20 Episodes

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Worship Services
  • Six Sermons by Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

    Episode 1

    This series of six sermons by Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas originally aired during week one of the 2020 summer assembly. As a series, they weave a powerful message of the relationships between faith and environmental responsibility. Included are performances by guest soloist Robert A. Jonas playin...

  • Six Sermons by Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon

    Episode 2

    This series of six sermons by Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon originally aired during week two of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: "WE, TOO, SING OF FREEDOM" Luke 1:46-55 NRSV

    Monday: "WHERE ARE THE DREAMERS" Joel 2:28 NRSV

    Tuesday: "STORY MATTERS" Joshua 4:1-7 NRSV

    Wednesday: "FAITHFUL WITHOUT FA...

  • Six Sermons by Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.

    Episode 3

    This series of six sermons by Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J. originally aired during week three of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: “A Longer Table” John 6: 1 – 15

    Monday: “Fire All The Other Gods” 1 John 1: 1 – 5

    Tuesday: “The Thorn Underneath” Matthew 8: 28 – 34

    Wednesday: “Your Soul Clapping Its...

  • Six Sermons by Rabbi David Wolpe

    Episode 4

    This series of six sermons by Rabbi David Wolpe originally aired during week four of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: “The Life of Jacob” Genesis 32: 25-30

    Monday: “Children of the Wilderness” (No scripture)

    Tuesday: “The Power of Words” Exodus 4: 10

    Wednesday: “Making Loss Matter” Numbe...

  • Six Sermons by Rev. Janet Broderick

    Episode 5

    This series of six sermons by Rev. Janet Broderick originally aired during week five of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: The Iconoclast
    “We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.” – Lily Tomlin

    Monday: "Pottery" Jeremiah 18:1-4
    “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a was...

  • Six Sermons by Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan

    Episode 6

    This series of six sermons by Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan originally aired during week six of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: “Divine Disruption” Romans 7: 14-21

    Monday: “Who Told You That?” Romans 8: 1-11

    Tuesday: “Family Values” Romans 8: 12-17

    Wednesday: “Good Trouble” Romans 8...

  • Six Sermons by the Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott & the Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott

    Episode 7

    This series of six sermons by the Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott and the Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott originally aired during week seven of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday (The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott)
    "Lilies: a Story of Transformative Beauty"
    Hosea 14:5-7 and Matthew 6:25-33

    Monday (The Rev. Dr. Robert ...

  • Six Sermons by Brian D. McLaren

    Episode 8

    This series of six sermons by Brian D. McLaren originally aired during week eight of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday Sermon: “Dismantling Supremacy” Luke 4: 22-30

    Monday homily: “A New Declaration of Interdependence” 1 Corinthians 12: 1-13

    Tuesday homily: “Doing What is (Still) Doable” E...

  • Six Sermons by Ben Cachiaras

    Episode 9

    This series of six sermons by Ben Cachiaras originally aired during week nine of the 2020 summer assembly.

    SUNDAY: The Separation of Church and Hate: Remember Your IDENTITY
    1 Peter 2:9-12

    MONDAY: The Separation of Church and Hate: Behave with CIVILITY
    Colossians 3:8-15

    TUESDAY: The Sepa...

  • Opening Three Taps and Sunday Morning Worship

    Episode 10

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Sunday, June 28, 2020.

    Chautauqua Institution's 2020 Summer Assembly begins with the traditional Three Taps of the Gavel address by President Michael E. Hill, followed by Sunday Morning Worship service with the Rt. Rev. Bishop V. Gene Robinson and the Chapl...

  • Chautauqua: For Such a Time as This (Esther 4:14)

    Episode 11

    Originally broadcast at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, August 30, 2020.

    Genesis 32: 22-31

    The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, becoming the first openly gay and partnered priest to be elected Bishop in historic Cristendom. He served as IX Bishop of N...

  • Closing Three Taps of the Gavel: “If We Knew Then …”

    Episode 12

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, August 30, 2020.

    President Michael E. Hill concludes the 2020 Chautauqua summer assembly with the traditional president's address.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New ...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 7/8/20

    Episode 13

    Originally broadcast at 12:00 p.m. EDT July 8, 2020.

    Chautauqua Institution interim organist Joshua Stafford plays a weekly concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ. Originally built in 1893 for the First Baptist Church in Nyack, New York, the Tallman Organ was gifted to the In...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 7/15/20

    Episode 14

    Originally broadcast at 12:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Chautauqua Institution interim organist Joshua Stafford plays a weekly concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ. Originally built in 1893 for the First Baptist Church in Nyack, New York, the Tallman Organ was gift...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 7/22/20

    Episode 15

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

    Chautauqua Institution interim organist Joshua Stafford plays a weekly concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ. Originally built in 1893 for the First Baptist Church in Nyack, New York, the Tallman Organ was gifted ...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 7/29/20

    Episode 16

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worsh...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 8/5/20

    Episode 17

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith wors...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 8/12/20

    Episode 18

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

    Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and perfo...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 8/19/20

    Episode 19

    Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 8/19/20

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, an...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 8/26/20

    Episode 20

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

    Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 8/26/20

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine an...