Sunday Worship Service with guest preacher, Brian Lee - Virtual Event

Sun, Jun 27, 2021, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
All are welcome!
Office of Religious Life

Join us online for Sunday Chapel Worship; the service will have magnificent music provided by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and Eric Plutz, University Organist and  Sean Crites ’22, soloist. 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.

Guest preaching today Sunday, June 27, is Brian Lee, Clergy Candidate in the Mountain Sky Conference of the UMC, Denver, CO.

Summer Service Bulletin for Sunday, June 27, 2021

Invitatory: Meditation on “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” by Robert Hebble (1934-2020)

Welcome & Introduction of Guest Preacher: Dean Boden

Call to Worship

Solo: The King of Love My Shepherd Is by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) with Sean Crites ’22, soloist


Sermon: Brian Lee

Hymn: I’m Pressing on the Upward Way (Higher Ground)

I’m pressing on the upward way new heights I’m gaining every day; still praying as I’m onward bound, “O plant me, God, on higher ground.”

Refrain: O lift me up, and I shall be by faith in heaven eternally, a higher plane than I have found, O plant me, God, on higher ground.

I want to live beyond the world, though Satan’s darts at me are hurled; for faith has caught a joyful sound, the song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height, and catch a gleam of glory bright; but still I’ll pray till heaven I’ve found, “God lead me on to higher ground.”

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: I’m On My Way (from Porgy and Bess) by George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Requested by and in celebration of Penna Rose’s twenty-nine years as Director of Chapel Music: A zoom coffee hour will be held at 10:00 A.M. eastern daylight time on Sunday, June 27. All are welcome to join at this link:

Today’s Guest Preacher: A second-generation Chinese American, Brian Lee is a clergy candidate in the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church. Living in Denver, Colorado, Brian and his spouse, Caroline, are raising two children, Lucie (8) and Callum (6). In addition, Brian works as an environmental engineer with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. This fall will be an exciting one as Brian enters into his final year at the Iliff School of Theology in the Masters of Divinity program, welcomes a third child into the family, and beginning his internship at Simpson United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese American congregation in the Denver metro area. Brian enjoys baking coconut macaroons, cooking for his family and friends, and cheering people when they do brave things. (@thatbrianlee)

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; Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music; 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, July 4, 2021, Summer Chapel Service - Our guest preacher will be Jenna Reed (St. Andrews, Scotland), Princeton University Chapel Seminary Intern (2019-20) from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Summer Preacher Schedule Continues:

Sunday, July 11 - Rev. Dr. Aqueelah Ligonde, PCUSA & Ministry Architects & Ministry Incubators Interim Pastor/Coach/Consultant in New York City, NY

Sunday, July 18 - Mark Elsdon, Executive Director at Pres House at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Sunday, July 25 - Rev. Julie Wilson, Missionary at the UMC General Board of Global Ministries, Winston-Salem, NC

Sunday, Aug 1 - Rev. Stanley A. Williams, III, Assistant Pastor at Zion Temple United Church of Christ, Durham, NC

Sunday, Aug 8 - Shannon Sullivan, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick, MD

Sunday, Aug 15 - Dwalunda Alexander, Preaching Associate at Greater Saint Stephen First Church, Fort Worth, TX

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

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