The Last Sunday after Pentecost Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church. Sermon: Searching for a New Home (text) | (mp3) Full service (mp3) | Bulletin (pdf)
By Jennifer S. Lerner | As delivered at Morning Prayers on November 14, 2016.
Good morning! Thank you for inviting me to lead this prayer service. I confess that I pray every morning, no less than twice, before leaving our family home and starting my professional day as a scientist and professor. It therefore brings me special joy to be here with you — like-minded individuals who also feel drawn to start the day seeking guidance from a power greater than ourselves and reflecting about our larger purpose here at Harvard and in life, more generally. Read more about Embrace the Stranger
"Out of the tragic episodes of our lives when we figured nothing would ever be the same again, no goodness would arrive, no hope would step over the chasm of fear and uncertainty, arrives a summoning. As God’s chosen ones, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. It is God that calls us to be clothed with love. God has not given up on us; God has not given up on this world because God loves it so terribly." Read more about Clothed in Love
Gracious and Loving God, we gather here this morning in shock — humbled, terrified, relieved, heartbroken. We come looking for comfort, reassurance, a sign, a word of hope, yet for many of us the future feels anything but certain. Read more about A post-election prayer
All Saints' Day The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Sermon: Love in Practice (mp3) Full service (mp3) | Bulletin (pdf)