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 – 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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Sermon – Christmas Day 2018

Below is a link to listen to the sermon by The Rev. Edwin Chinery on December 25, 2018, Christmas Day. There is also a link to the scripture for this day. Lessons You can read the scripture for December 25, 2018 here.

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Sermon – December 16, 2018

Here is a link to listen to the sermon by The Rev. Edwin Chinery on December 16, 2018, the Third Sunday of Advent. There is also a link to the scripture for this Sunday. Lessons You can read the scripture for December 16, 2018, here.

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Sermon – November 4, 2018

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – October 7, 2018

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – September 23, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for September 23, 2018, here. “Who is wise and understanding among you?” Show of hands. It’s a legitimately tough question that opens the epistle of James. And a question that seems pretty clearly to be of great interest to God, because it appears to be a central theme of …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 26, 2018

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; 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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