Sunday Worship Service with guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Aqueelah Ligonde - Virtual Event

Jul 11, 2021, 8:00 am9:00 am
All are welcome!
Event Description

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 11, 2021, is Rev. Dr. Aqueelah Ligonde, Coach and Consultant for Ministry Architects and Ministry Incubators, and Transitional Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, NY.

Summer Service Bulletin for Sunday, July 11, 2021

Invitatory: Trumpet Minuet by Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)

Welcome & Introduction of Guest Preacher: Dean Boden

Call to Worship


Sermon: Rev. Dr. Aqueelah Ligonde

Hymn: Let Justice Flow like Streams (St. Thomas)

Let justice flow like streams of sparkling water, pure, enabling growth, refreshing life, abundant, cleansing, sure.

Let righteousness roll on as others’ cares we heed, an everflowing stream of faith translated into deed.

So may God’s plumb line, straight, define our measure true, and justice, right, and peace pervade this world our whole life through.

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: Postlude on “Nicaea” by Robert Hebble (1934-2020)

Today’s Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Aqueelah Ligonde is an enthusiastic speaker and leader with a passion for today’s generation of youth and women. She is a lover of Jesus and stories. In 2011, she was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and became a member of the Presbytery of New York City. Aqueelah has worked with various organizations, institutions, and programs such as: The Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Seminary, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, Fuller Youth Institute, Urban Youth Workers Institute, Youth Specialties, Holmes Presbyterian Camp, PCUSA Young Adult Volunteer Program, and GenOn/Logos Ministries name a few. For over a decade, Aqueelah served as the Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, NY. She is currently the Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway and a Coach and Consultant with Ministry Architects and Ministry Incubators, both organizations are designed to champion congregations and leaders to help them live into their ministry full ministry potential. Aqueelah received a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry and a Certificate in Black Church Studies from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She lives in Long Island with her wonderful husband.

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 18, 2021, Summer Chapel Service. Mark Elsdon, Executive Director at Pres House at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Summer Preacher Schedule Continues:

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

Office of Religious Life