Join us for worship on Sunday, June 21, 2020 with guest preacher Geoff Sackett, Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship of Princeton University. The service will have magnificent music provided by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and Eric Plutz, University Organist.
The recorded service goes live at 8am and may be followed by clicking the link here Sunday Chapel Service. It 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 for this service is below.
Bulletin for June 21, 2020: Summer Service
Invitatory: Choral from Choral et Fugue, Op. 57 by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Thames
Call to Worship
Reading: Romans 8:18-25 - For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Sermon: “An Incomparable Glory” by Geoff Sackett
Hymn: “Great is Your Faithfulness” (Faithfulness)
Lyrics: Great is Your faithfulness, O God Creator; there is no shadow of turning with You, You do not change, Your compassions they fail not, as You have been, You forever will be. Great is Your faithfulness! Great is Your faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see, all I have needed Your hand has provided. Great is Your faithfulness, God unto me!
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above; join with all nature in manifold witness, to Your great faithfulness, mercy, and love. Great is Your faithfulness! Great is Your faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see, all I have needed Your hand has provided. Great is Your faithfulness, God unto me!
Pardon for sin and a peace that endures, Your own dear presence to cheer and to guide; strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside. Great is Your faithfulness! Great is Your faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see, all I have needed Your hand has provided. Great is Your faithfulness, God unto me!
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: Fugue from Choral et Fugue, Op. 57 by Marcel Dupré
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.
Geoff Sackett serves students as Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship, a chaplaincy at Princeton University. He and his wife Heather and their four young children (and their gerbil, puppy, and chickens) live just outside of Princeton.
Summer Preacher Schedule 2020
June 28: Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah, Associate Minister at New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen, NJ
July 5: Alison L. Boden, Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University
July 12: Alexis Fuller-Wright, Pastor, Christ Congregation in Princeton, NJ
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.