Religious Life Events: Sunday, June 7
Dockside Worship
8:30 a.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
This informal worship service near water’s edge includes prayer requests, a variety of Christian hymns and contemporary songs, an inspiring message and the Sacrament of Holy Communion (with individual commercially packaged communion kits). The Rev. Dr. David Tennant will be preaching. His sermon, titled "Hold Fast in Unbelievable Times," is based on Hebrews 1:10-12; 13:8.

Rev. Tennant retired from the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) in 2019 after serving Medina UMC as lead pastor for 18 years. In addition, he has served Main Street Mansfield as Associate Pastor, as well as the Magnolia and Doylestown UMCs. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University, a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.  

Please note the change of location. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and to practice safe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, this service will be cancelled.
Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship
Pre-recorded video
The Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) will post a pre-recorded video of its worship service at  so that all may join in worship from their homes. Services are saved for four weeks. The Rev. Karen B. Graham will lead the service.

June 7 is Trinity Sunday, and in the UMC it is also Peace with Justice Sunday. At the service, a trio will sing “A Simple Song of Peace.” Organist Judy Burchfield's prelude is “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace.” We will sing familiar hymns like “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “And Let There Be Peace on Earth,” as well as some that might not be as well -known like “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale.” 

The Rev. Graham unites the two themes in her sermon, “All Together In One Peace,” as she reflects on God the Creator as the source of Peace, God the Redeemer as the example of peace, and God the Spirit as the sustainer of peace. Reflections about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the injustice of racism will also be woven into the sermon. 
Community Worship Service
10:30 a.m., Livestream
Lakeside's Community Worship Service welcomes Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Resident Bishop of the Ohio West Area of The United Methodist Church., as guest preacher, along with the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Lakeside Chautauqua's Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach.

Bishop Palmer's sermon, titled "Mission Clear; Mission Critical," is based on Matthew 28:16-20. Music provided by Michael Shirtz, Lakeside Chautauqua's Interim Senior V.P. of Programming, Advancement & Communications. Hannah Brainard serves as liturgist.

Although we cannot yet worship in-person, you can still make a special gift to the worship service through a virtual giving plate . We're so grateful for your meaningful contributions and dedication to our special community. 
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. His father is a retired United Methodist Church pastor.

Bishop Palmer received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School in Durham, N.C.

Baldwin Wallace University, Iowa Wesleyan College and Simpson College have awarded him honorary degrees.

He was ordained as a deacon and probationary member in the East Ohio Conference of the UMC in 1977. He was later ordained an elder in full connection in 1981. H's held his current position, Resident Bishop of the Ohio West Area of the UMC, since 2012. His career includes pastorates at several UMCs. He also served as District Superintendent of the Youngstown District. In 2000, he was elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference. He was then assigned to the Iowa Area, where he served churches as a pastor until assuming responsibilities in the Illinois Area in 2008.
Lakeside Community Prayer Vigil
7:30 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
Lakeside Chautauqua and our extended community are concerned about the health and well-being of persons everywhere affected by the worldwide pandemic and social injustice.

Lakeside remains committed to its mission to enrich the quality of life for  all people . We sincerely desire to be part of creating a future where fear and injustice give way to an equitable society where all can live healthy in peace and harmony, without fear.

Please join us in lifting our voices in prayer and lighting a candle for peace, justice and healing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.

We will join in prayer with concerned citizens across the country following the tragic death of George Floyd.

We will continue to pray for all those involved in seeking a cure, caregivers everywhere and all those affected by COVID-19.

The vigil will be led by the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach, and the Rev. Karen Graham, Pastor at the Lakeside United Methodist Church. Candles will be available for all participants. Please join us as we pray for our community, nation and world during this time of global pandemic and social unrest.

To attend the Lakeside Community Prayer Vigil, ask a gate attendant for a complimentary Religious Life Event Pass. This special pass is available from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7 only. Auto Pass included. 
To experience an entire day in Lakeside and participate in all available Chautauqua programs, consider purchasing a Daily Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass. For more information, visit .
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