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 25, 2021, is Rev. Julie Wilson, Missionary at the UMC General Board of Global Ministries, Winston-Salem, NC.
Summer Service Bulletin for Sunday, July 25, 2021
Invitatory: Prelude on “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” by Robert Hebble (1934-2020)
Welcome & Introduction of Guest Preacher: Dean Boden
Call to Worship
Sermon: Rev. Julie Wilson
Hymn: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (Hymn to Joy)
Joyful, joyful, we adore you, God of glory, God of love; hearts unfold like flowers before you, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the storms of doubt away; giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
All your works with joy surround you, earth and heaven reflect your rays, stars and angels sing around you, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain, teach us what our praise should be.
Mortals, join the mighty chorus which the morning stars began; boundless love is reigning o’er us, reconciling race and clan. Ever singing, move we forward, faithful in the midst of strife, joyful music leads us onward in the triumph song of life.
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: Paean by Oliphant Chuckerbutty (1884-1960)
Today’s Guest Preacher: Rev. Julie was born and raised in rural Vermont, and has a background in biology education, but her passion is urban ministry. She spent many years in local churches helping them connect with their local churches through ministries of outreach and mission before taking a leap of faith in 2020. She now serves as a United Methodist Church and Community Worker, a US-based missionary. She directs a community center focused on poverty alleviation, educational equity and racial justice. The community she is in ministry with is comprised of predominantly Hispanic/Latino and some African American families. She learns from them every day.
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 chapel.princeton.edu. For additional info, please call 609-258-3047 or visit chapel.princeton.edu
Next Sunday, August 1, 2021, Summer Chapel Service - Rev. Stanley A. Williams, III, Assistant Pastor at Zion Temple United Church of Christ, Durham, NC
Summer Preacher Schedule Continues:
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