Sunday Chapel Worship Service - Virtual Event

Aug 8, 2021, 8:00 am9:00 am
All are welcome!
Event Description

Join us online this Sunday for Worship Service with guest preacher, Shannon Sullivan, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick, MD.

The recorded service is available Sunday at 8am here Chapel Service. This service will remain archived after the premiere (along with concerts and other amazing programs), and we encourage you to return to them whenever you might find that to be helpful.

Please note this is a fully virtual event. The bulletin for this service is below.

Summer Service Bulletin for Sunday, August 8, 2021

Invitatory: Prelude on “Amazing Grace” by Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)

Welcome & Introduction of Guest Preacher: Dean Boden

Call to Worship


Sermon: Pastor Shannon Sullivan

Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (Dix)

For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies. For the love which from our birth over and around us lies, God of all, to you we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the wonder of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light, God of all, to you we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, friends on earth, and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild, God of all, to you we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for Princeton: O Eternal God, the source of life and light for all peoples, we pray you would endow this University with your grace and wisdom: give inspiration and understanding to those who teach and to those who learn; grant vision to its trustees and administrators; to all who work here and to all who bear her name give your guiding Spirit of sacrificial courage and loving service.  Amen.


Voluntary: Trumpet Tune in D Major by David N. Johnson (1922-1987)

Today’s Guest Preacher: Rev. Shannon E. Sullivan (she/her/hers) is a life-long feminist and United Methodist currently serving the community of Frederick, Maryland, as the senior pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is a proud graduate of Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. In addition to pastoring, she writes and speaks about losing and finding faith along grief journeys. She is one of the contributing editors of two books of devotions through Abingdon Press entitled We Pray with Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead (2018) and Speaking Truth: Women Raising Their Voices in Prayer (2020). She also writes for Young Clergywomen International’s online publication Fidelia, and more of her writing and speaking can be found at

The University Chapel is a welcoming community of faith.  We gather to sing God's praises, to hear God's living Word, to seek justice, and to proclaim God's love for all people.

University Chapel Staff: The Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D., Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel; The Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel; Nicole Aldrich, Director of Chapel Music and of the Chapel Choir; Eric Plutz, University Organist; Elizabeth Powers, Chapel Administrator; Edgar Gomez, Sexton; Lisa McGurr, Sexton

Calendar: All events are fully virtual and available online at  For additional info, please call 609-258-3047 or visit

Next Sunday, August 15, 2021, Summer Chapel Service - Dwalunda Alexander, Preaching Associate at Greater Saint Stephen First Church, Fort Worth, TX

Summer Preacher Schedule:

Sunday, Aug 22 - Hector Herrera III, Associate Pastor at Tokyo Union Church, Tokyo, Japan

Office of Religious Life