Join us for the annual Multifaith Service for Peace on Sunday, November 15, 2020 with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of New York. The service will have magnificent music provided by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and by Eric Plutz, University Organist.
The recorded service is available at 8am here Chapel Sunday Service and join us for Bible Study at 10am with Alex Miller-Knaack, Chapel Seminary Intern. Email Alex Miller-Knaack, at email@example.com with questions and information to connect to the Bible Study. Bring your coffee, your questions, and yourself. We’ll gather together for an hour to wrestle with what Scripture has for us today.
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.
Bulletin for November 15, 2020: Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Multifaith Service for Peace
Organ Invitatory: Chant de Paix by Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Welcome: Dean Boden
Invitation to Offering: Rev. Bob Moore
Call to Prayer: Imam Qareeb Bashir
Reading: Rabbi Elisa Goldberg
Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us. Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? Will you not revive us again, so that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation. Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky. The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.
Solo: Sean Crites ’22, tenor
Recitative and Aria from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Ye people rend your hearts . . .
If with all your hearts ye truly seek me . . .
Readings: Rev. Laura Craig
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old—and Sarah herself was barren—because he considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, ‘as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.’ All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, God has prepared a city for them.
You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Creator in heaven; who makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your God in heaven is perfect.
Introduction of Speaker: Irene Goldman
Sermon: Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer
Hymn: This is My Song (Finlandia)
Lyrics: This is my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for lands afar and mine.This is my home, the country where my heart is: here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine: but other hearts in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean, and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine; but other lands have sunlight, too, and clover, and skies are everywhere as blue as mine. O hear my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for their land and for mine.
Prayers for Peace: Baha’i - Catholic - Hindu - Sikh
Prayer for Princeton: Dean Thames
Anthem: Princeton Chapel Choir
Dona Nobis Pacem from Mass for Troubled Times by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Benediction: Dean Thames
Organ Postlude: Prelude in C Major, BWV 547 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Worship Leaders: Imam Qareeb Bashir, Islamic Center of Ewing - The Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D., Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel - Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York -Vineet Chander, Coordinator for Hindu Life, Princeton University - The Rev. Laura Craig, Fellowship in Prayer - Rabbi Elisa Goldberg, Temple Micah, Lawrenceville - Irene Goldman, Board Chair, Coalition for Peace Action - The Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action -Sutinder Singh, American Sikh Council - Fr. Zachary Swantek, Catholic Chaplain, Princeton University - The Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel - Eberhard Wunderlich, Bahai's of Princeton
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; Alexandra Miller-Knaack, Seminarian Intern; Edgar Gomez, Sexton; Lisa McGurr, Sexton
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.
Calendar: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - University Chapel Service. The preacher will be Dean Boden.
For additional information, please visit chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.