Sunday Services Archive

Sunday Services at the Memorial Church

April 24, 2016
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Wings of Eagles, Feet of Clay
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

April 17, 2016
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Blair R. Monie, Louis H. and Katherine S. Zbinden Distinguished Chair of Pastoral Ministry and Leadership, Austin Theological Presbyterian Seminary, TX

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Sermon: A Most Admirable Heresy
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

April 10, 2016
The Third Sunday of Easter
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray, Head Pastor, Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

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Sermon: An Undelivered Wedding Address
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

April 3, 2016
The Second Sunday of Easter
Preacher: Dr. Albert J. Raboteau
Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus, Princeton University

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Sermon: Why Am I Here?
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

March 27, 2016
Easter Sunday
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: The Scars of Success
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

March 20, 2016
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

Listen to Full Service (Please note that this service did not get fully recorded due to an issue with our recording equipment; approximately 20 minutes at the end of the service did not get recorded and the sermon is incomplete)
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

March 13, 2016
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Preacher: Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., President, Morehouse College

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Sermon: Hiding in Plain Sight
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

March 06, 2016
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes, President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary

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Sermon: Devotion to the Dream
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

February 28, 2016
Junior Parents Weekend, The Third Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Associate Professor of African American Religion and Director of the Black Church Studies Department, Princeton Theological Seminary

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Sermon: Dreams Deferred and Dreams Denied
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

February 21, 2016
The Second Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister, All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Sermon: How Long Must We Wait?
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

February 14, 2016
The First Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Touching
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

February 07, 2016
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Gail R. O’Day, Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching, Wake Forest School of Divinity

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Sermon: It Is Good for Us to Be Here
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

January 31, 2016
The First Sunday of Spring Term
Preacher: The Rev. Alanna Copenhaver, Ministry Fellow in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Another Kind of Love Story
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

January 24, 2016
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Rev. Gregory W. McGonigle, Chaplain at Tufts University and Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Faithful Leadership
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

January 17, 2016
The Commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, Professor of Religion and Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College

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Sermon: Where the Moral Arc Bends
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

January 10, 2016
The First Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: The Search
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

January 03, 2016
The Second Sunday after Christmas
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Beginning Matters
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

December 24, 2015
Christmas Eve
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: An Insecure Savior
Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


December 20, 2015
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Shimmering Sights
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


December 13, 2015
The Third Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Bill Leonard
James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History,
Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, NC

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Sermon: What Then Should We Do?
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


December 6, 2015
The Second Sunday of Advent, Holy Communion
Preacher: Professor Marla F. Frederick
Professor of African and African American Studies and of Religion,
Harvard University

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Sermon: What — to an Activist — is Prayer?
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 29, 2015
The First Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Vigilance
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 22, 2015
The Last Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Rabbi Dr. Jonah Chanan Steinberg
Executive Director of Harvard Hillel

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Sermon: "Sovereignty: Delights and Dangers"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 15, 2015
The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Alanna Copenhaver
Ministry Fellow in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Pregnant Pause
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 8, 2015
Commemoration of Benefactors and of The War Dead
Preacher: The Reverend Dudley Rose
Associate Dean for Ministry Studies and Lecturer on Ministry, Harvard Divinity School;
Senior Minister at North Prospect Union UCC, Medford

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Sermon: Would He Really Switch?
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 1, 2015
All Saints’ Day, Commemoration of All Souls, and Holy Communion
Preacher: Dr. Patrick McLeod
Cru Boston Metro Director and Harvard Chaplain
for Christian Impact and Athletes in Action

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Sermon: Gratitude: The Antidote to Chasing After the Wind
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 25, 2015
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Finding Our Way Home
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 18, 2015
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Jennifer S. Leath
Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Justice,
ILIFF School of Theology, Denver, CO

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Sermon: Beyond the Worry of Justice
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 11, 2015
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. David Greenhaw
President and Professor of Preaching and Worship,
Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO

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Sermon: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

October 4, 2015
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, World Communion Sunday
Preacher: Dr. David N. Hempton
Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor
of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity,
Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: Harvesting Peace
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 27, 2015
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Yvette A. Flunder
City of Refuge UCC, Oakland, CA; Presiding Bishop,
The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

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Sermon: Finding a Theology of Radical Hospitality
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 20, 2015
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Ruth F. Santana-Grace
Executive Presbyter, The Presbytery of Philadelphia

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Sermon: But They Were Silent...
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 13, 2015
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Alice W. Hunt
President of Chicago Theological Seminary and Associate Professor
of Hebrew Bible and Theological Education

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Sermon: Reconsidering Our Place in the World
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 6, 2015
The First Sunday of Fall Term
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: From Crumbs to Full Loaf
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


August 2, 2015
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Last Sunday of Summer Term

Preacher: Sergeant Kevin Bryant
Security Services Coordinator and Diversity/Community Liaison,
Harvard University Police Department; Minister of Convalescence/Visitation
and Church Safety, Myrtle Baptist Church; Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Sitting on the Side of the Road
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 26, 2015
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Alanna Copenhaver
Ministry Fellow in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Economy of Abundance
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 19, 2015
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Jorden Sharick MDiv ’15
PhD Student in Religion, GSAS

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Sermon: Messiah Comes in the Mourning
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 12, 2015
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: The Eyes of the Heart
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 5, 2015
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Robert Randolph
Chaplain to the Institute, MIT

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Sermon: In a World of Parables the Kingdom Comes
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


June 28, 2015
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
First Sunday of Summer Term

Preacher: The Reverend Professor Emily Click
Assistant Dean for Ministry Studies and Field Education,
and Lecturer on Ministry, Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: You’ve Got To Go There To Get There
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 24, 2015
The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
Senior Sunday and the Last Sunday of Spring Term

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: There's Help For Your Hope
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 17, 2015
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. M. William Howard, Jr.
Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ

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Sermon: Looking for Pentecost
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 10, 2015
The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Complete Joy
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 3, 2015
The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Holy Communion
& ARTS FIRST Weekend
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: Loving Out Loud
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 26, 2015
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Daisy Machado
Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary
in the City of New York

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Sermon: God's Abundance Challenges Our Fears
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 19, 2015
The Third Sunday of Easter
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: Giving Us a Hand
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 12, 2015
The Second Sunday of Easter
Preacher: The Reverend Clark Olsen

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Sermon: In Selma 1965: A Turning Point in History
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 5, 2015
(8:00 a.m. Service)
Easter Sunday or the Sunday of the Resurrection,
Holy Baptism & Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: A Graveyard Revival
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Bill Leonard
James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Sermon: Living on Borrowed Grace
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)

March 22, 2015
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Standing in the Gap
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 15, 2015
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson
Chaplain of the University, Director of the Office of the Chaplains
and Religious Life, Brown University

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Sermon: Lord, We Beg You, Make Us Truly Alive
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 8, 2015
The Third Sunday in Lent
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: The Idolatry of Injustice
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 1, 2015
Junior Parents Weekend,
The Second Sunday in Lent & Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: Striving to Lose!
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


February 22, 2015
The First Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: The Undertaking
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


February 8, 2015
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Matthew L. Potts
Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School;
Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Through the Dust
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


February 1, 2015
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
The First Sunday of Spring Term & Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: Discipling Our Demons
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


January 25, 2015
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
The Last Sunday of Winter Recess

Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Changing Minds
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


January 18, 2015
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
The Commemoration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Preacher: Dr. Walter E. Fluker
Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership,
Boston University School of Theology

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Sermon: Voices in the Wilderness
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


January 11, 2015
The First Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: Adam Vander Tuig MDiv III
Seminarian in the Memorial Church

Sermon: *Untitled Sermon
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)
*Please note that audio of full service is not available.


December 21, 2014
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Preacher: Dr. William O. Paulsell
President, Emeritus, Lexington Theological Seminary

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Sermon: Take By Surprise
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


December 14, 2014
The Third Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Stephanie Paulsell
Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies,
Harvard Divinity School; Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: Sacred Humanity
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


December 7, 2014
The Second Sunday of Advent
Holy Communion & Holy Baptism

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: Why We Can’t Wait!
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 30, 2014
The First Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend John H. Finley IV
Co-Founder and Head of Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA

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Sermon: *This sermon has no title.
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 23, 2014
Thanksgiving Sunday
The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

Preacher: Alanna Copenhaver
Ministry Fellow in the Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Love Supreme"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 16, 2014
The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Emilie M. Townes
Dean of the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University

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Sermon: "Songs of Zion"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 9, 2014
The Commemoration of Benefactors and of The War Dead
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Preacher: Colonel Everett Spain
Academy Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point

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Sermon: "Who Will You Send Lord? Send Me."
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


November 2, 2014
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
The Commemoration of All Saints and All Souls
Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "What Do You See?"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 26, 2014
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Pastor Deb Richardson-Moore
Triune Mercy Center, Greenville, SC

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Sermon: "Seeing Navy"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 19, 2014
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Jedediah Mannis
Founder, The Outdoor Church of Cambridge

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Sermon: "The Outdoor Church in Cambridge"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 12, 2014
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost,
Installation Service for the Sedgwick Chaplain to Harvard University
and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

Preacher: Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann
Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University

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Listen to Full Service: Part 2
Sermon: "Holy Hospitality: Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Nourishment"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


October 5, 2014
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Baptism and Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Do Not Fear Being Afraid"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 28, 2014
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Alison L. Boden
Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel,
Princeton University

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Sermon: "The Peace for Which We Yearn"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 21, 2014
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Grace Ain’t Fair!"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 14, 2014
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Getting Stuck in the Mud"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


September 7, 2014
Opening of Fall Term
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister
in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "A Tall Order"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


August 31, 2014
Freshman Sunday
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Why Not You?"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


August 3, 2014
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
The Last Sunday of Summer Term

Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister
in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Facing Up"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 27, 2014
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Alanna Copenhaver
Ministry Fellow in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Aim Small to Think Big"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 20, 2014
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dudley C. Rose
Associate Dean for Ministry Studies and Lecturer
on Ministry, Harvard Divinity School;
Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Building Up the Wheat"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 13, 2014
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Kaia Stern
Director of the Prison Studies Project and Lecturer
in the Department of Sociology, Harvard University;
Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "The Face of God"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


July 6, 2014
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Sarah B. Drummond
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Andover Newton Theological Seminary; and Affiliated Minister
in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Choosing Our Burdens With Care"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


June 29, 2014
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
Opening of Summer Term

Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister
in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "You Never Know"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 25, 2014
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Senior Sunday, The Last Sunday of Spring Term

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Other People’s Problems"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 18, 2014
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Preacher: Professor R. Gustav Niebuhr
Associate Professor of Religion and the Media,
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

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Sermon: "Speaking and Listening"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 11, 2014
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Mother's Day

Preacher: Dr. Kaia Stern
Director of the Prison Studies Project and Lecturer
in the Department of Sociology, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Faith and Trembling"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


May 4, 2014
The Third Sunday of Easter
Holy Baptism, Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Keeping Good Company"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 27, 2014
The Second Sunday of Easter
Preacher: Sharon Kugler
University Chaplain, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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Sermon: "Joy, Angst, Resurrection: Stumbling Into Wonder"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 20, 2014
Easter Sunday
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Dying Beyond Our Means"

Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 13, 2014
Palm Sunday
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister
in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Holy Turmoil"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


April 6, 2014
The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Holy Communion
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Filing Personal Exemptions"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 30, 2014
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Preacher: Alanna Copenhaver
Ministry Fellow, The Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Farsighted Faith"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 23, 2014
The Third Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Robert Allan Hill
Dean of Marsh Chapel, Chaplain to the University,
and Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology,
Boston University

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Sermon: "Exit or Voice?"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 16, 2014
The Second Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Luke Powery
Dean of Duke Chapel and Associate Professor of the Practice of Homiletics,
Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC

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Sermon: "Good Grief"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 9, 2014
The First Sunday in Lent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Joan Brown Campbell
Former Director of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

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Sermon: "Roll Jordan Roll (Hope in the Face of Hopelessness)"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


March 2, 2014
Junior Parents Weekend
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "A Conversation Worth Having"
Sunday's Service Program & Announcements (PDF File)


February 23, 2014
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "Foundation and Aspiration"
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February 16, 2014
The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Ray A. Owens
Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK

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Sermon: "Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do"
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February 9, 2014
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: Dr. Diane D'Souza
Director of Continuing Education at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

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Sermon: "Jonathan Daniels, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Work"
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February 2, 2014
The First Sunday of Spring Term
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Communion 

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Persecuted for a Purpose"
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January 26, 2014
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Power to the People!"
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January 19, 2014
Commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany 

Preacher: Professor Richard Lischer
James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC

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Sermon: "The Weapon of Love"
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January 12, 2014
The First Sunday after the Epiphany
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Claudia Highbaugh
Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Connecticut College, New London, CT

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Sermon: "Bring Forth Justice to the Nations"
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January 5, 2014
The Second Sunday after Christmas
Preacher: The Reverend Kerry Maloney
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: "In the Beginning"
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "The Gift of Gratitude"
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December 22, 2013
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Anthony L. Bennett
Pastor, Mount Aery Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT

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Sermon: "Hope Beyond Herod"
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December 15, 2013
The Third Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dudley C. Rose
Associate Dean for Ministry Studies and Lecturer on Ministry, 
Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: "Taking No Offense"
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December 8, 2013
The Second Sunday of Advent
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Bill J. Leonard
Founding Dean and Professor of Church History,
Wake Forest University School of Divinity,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Sermon: "Pursuing the Prophetic"

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December 1, 2013
The First Sunday of Advent
Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "The Road Less Traveled"
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November 24, 2013
The Last Sunday after Pentecost — Christ the King
Thanksgiving Sunday

Preacher: The Reverend Ann Stevenson
Associate Minister in the Memorial Church

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Sermon: "King of the Road"
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November 17, 2013
The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Get a Life!"
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November 10, 2013
The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Commemoration of Benefactors and of The War Dead

Preacher: Dr. Brian K. Blount
President, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA

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Sermon: "Live Like Your Life Means Something"
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November 3, 2013
Freshman Parents Weekend
The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
The Commemoration of All Saints and All Souls
Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Delayed But Not Denied"
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October 27, 2013
The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Stephanie A. Paulsell
Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: "The View From Above"
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October 20, 2013
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Professor Dan McKanan
Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist
Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity,
Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: "A New Covenant with the Earth"
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October 13, 2013
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Henry G. Brinton
Senior Pastor, Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA

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Sermon: "Coram Deo"
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October 6, 2013
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Stir Up the Gifts"
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September 29, 2013
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Stephanie A. Paulsell
Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies,
Harvard Divinity School

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Sermon: "In Each Other's Care"
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September 22, 2013
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: The Reverend Dr. Serene Jones
President of the Faculty and Roosevelt Professor of Systematic Theology
Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York

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Sermon: "Pleasantly Falling Boundaries"
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September 8, 2013
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The First Sunday of Fall Term

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "Counting the Costs"
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September 1, 2013
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Freshman Sunday

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

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Sermon: "A Space of Grace"
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