Author Archives: The Rev. Edwin Chinery

About The Rev. Edwin Chinery

The Reverend Edwin Chinery was ordained to the priesthood in June 2010. Most recently, Father Chinery served as half-time Priest-in-Charge with St. Mark’s Keansburg in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. In addition to this work, he also served part-time with Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield, NJ, the town where he was born and raised. Prior to his seminary studies, Father Chinery had a career as Benefits Administrator for Middlesex County, NJ where he was a volunteer with a variety of social service programs including mental health and chemical dependency, homelessness prevention, and AIDS care and treatment. In the course of this work, Father Chinery is grateful to have held leadership roles in the areas of board governance, program planning and policy development; the related skills both helpful in understanding the nature of public advocacy, as well as being readily transferable to any brand of parish ministry that seeks to blend secular social service with community of faith experience. Father Chinery attended the General Theological Seminary where his studies focused on spirituality, scripture and preaching. In addition to a Masters in Divinity, he graduated with certification as a Spiritual Director.

Sermon – September 22, 2019

Here is a link to listen to the sermon by The Rev. Edwin Chinery on September 22, 2019, the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. There is also a link to the scripture for this Sunday. Lessons You can read the scripture for September 22, 2019, here. You cannot serve God and money. How do you feel …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 25, 2019

Here is a link to listen to the sermon by The Rev. Edwin Chinery on August 25, 2019, the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. There is also a link to the scripture for this Sunday. Lessons You can read the scripture for August 25, 2019, here.

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Sermon – Pride Sunday

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – June 9, 2019

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – May 26, 2019

Here is a link to listen to the sermon by The Rev. Edwin Chinery on May 26, 2019, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. There is also a link to the scripture for this Sunday and the text of the sermon below. Lessons You can read the scripture for May 26, 2019, here. In our gospel …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – April 28, 2019

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – March 24, 2019

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – March 10, 2019

Here is a link to listen to the sermon by The Rev. Edwin Chinery on March 10, 2019, the First Sunday in Lent. There is also a link to the scripture for this Sunday. Lessons You can read the scripture for March 10, 2019, here.

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Tuesday in the First Week of Lent

What are we doing when we pray? Doesn’t God already know everything we could want to say? Does prayer change anything? What kind of deity is influenced by our prayers? A deity who waits until we ask correctly? What if others pray for the exact opposite result? (Think “politics, circa 2019.”) Maybe it helps to realize that… [ More → ]

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Sermon – Ash Wednesday 2019

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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