Sunday Worship Service with guest preacher, Jenna Reed - Virtual Event

Sun, Jul 4, 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. 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, July 4, 2021, is Jenna Reed (St. Andrews, Scotland), University Chapel Intern 2019-20 from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Summer Service Bulletin for Sunday, July 4, 2021

Invitatory: Prelude on “Simple Gifts” by Wilbur Held (1914-2015)

Welcome & Introduction of Guest Preacher: Dean Thames

Call to Worship


Sermon: Jenna Reed

Hymn: America (Materna)

How beautiful, our spacious skies, our amber waves of grain; our purple mountains as they rise above the fruitful plain. America! America! God’s gracious gifts abound, and more and more we’re grateful for life’s bounty all around.

Indigenous and immigrant, our daughters and our sons: O may we never rest content till all are truly one. America! America! God grant that we may be a sisterhood and brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

How beautiful, sincere lament, the wisdom born of tears, the courage called for to repent the bloodshed through the years. America! America!  God grant that we may be a nation blessed with none oppressed, true land of liberty.

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: The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) and arranged by E. Power Biggs

Today’s Guest Preacher: Jenna Reed is a perpetual student and lover of beauty. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary ('21) and a Master of Letters in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts from the University of St Andrews ('17). Her academic work focuses on the intersection of theology and the arts with special attention to medieval church history and iconography. She enjoys reading poetry, exploring new art, and cooking in her spare time.  

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 11, 2021, Summer Chapel Service. Rev. Dr. Aqueelah Ligonde, PCUSA & Ministry Architects & Ministry Incubators Interim Pastor/Coach/Consultant in New York City, NY

Summer Preacher Schedule Continues:

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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