Join us for worship on Sunday, June 28, 2020 with guest preacher Rev. Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah, Associate Minister at New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen, NJ. The service will have magnificent music provided by Eric Plutz, University Organist, and Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music.
The recorded service goes live at 8am and may be followed by clicking the link here Sunday Chapel Service and will remain archived (along with concerts and other amazing programs), and we encourage you to return to them whenever you might find that to be helpful. The bulletin is below.
Bulletin for June 28, 2020: Summer Service
Invitatory: Chanty from Plymouth Suite by Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden
Call to Worship
Reading: Isaiah 43:14-21 Thus says God, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I will send to Babylon and break down all the bars, and the shouting of the Chaldeans will be turned to lamentation. I am God, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your Sovereign. Thus says God, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild animals will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise..
Sermon: “Making Ways in the Wilderness” by Rev. Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah
Hymn: “Sing Praise to God” (Lobe den Herren)
Lyrics: Sing praise to God, who has shaped and sustains all creation. Sing praise, my soul, in profound and complete adoration. Gladsome rejoice - organ and trumpet and voice - joining God's great congregation. Praise God, our guardian, who lovingly offers correction, who, as on eagle's wings, saves us from sinful dejection. Have you observed, how we are always preserved by God's parental affection? Sing praise, my soul, the great name of your high God commending. All that have life and breath join you, their notes sweetly blending. God is your light! Soul, ever keep this in sight: amen, amen never ending.
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: Toccata from Plymouth Suite by Percy Whitlock
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
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.
Reverend Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah is a woman who has been made whole by the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus Christ. She is a preacher, chaplain, teacher, artist, writer, thinker, and dreamer who loves to study the Word, encourage others, and worship God. Rev. Owusu-Ansah is a licensed and ordained Baptist minister. Currently, Rev. Owusu-Ansah works as a Chaplain at Haven Hospice located at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and is an Associate Minister at the New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen where she serves as the Minister of Church Life. As a preacher, Rev. Owusu-Ansah values the creative power of words and the way in which words and story can be used to bring forth new life, heal individuals, and grow communities.
Summer Preacher Schedule 2020
July 5: Alison L. Boden, Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University
July 12: Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University
July 19: Andrew T. Scales, Chaplain of Princeton Presbyterians at Princeton University
July 26: Tuhina Verma Rasche, Ordained ELCA Clergy serving University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto, CA
August 2: Theon Johnson III, Pastor of Downs Memorial United Methodist Church in Oakland, CA
August 9: Tiffney Marley, Ordained American Baptist clergy in Durham, NC
August 16: Adam Briddell, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Eugene in Eugene, OR
August 23: Regina D. Langley, African Methodist Episcopal Church Itinerant Elder
For additional information please visit chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.