View Online | Sunday Worship Service with guest preacher, Adam Briddell, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Eugene in Eugene, OR

Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
All are welcome!
Office of Religious Life

Join us for worship on Sunday, August 16,, 2020 with guest preacher, Adam Briddell, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Eugene in Eugene, OR. The service will have magnificent music provided by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music, and by Eric Plutz, University Organist.

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 for this service is below.

Bulletin for August 16, 2020: Summer Service

Invitatory: Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Welcome and Announcements: Dean Thames

Call to Worship

Reading: Matthew 5:1-12 - When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”  

Sermon: “Righteous Meekness" by Pastor Adam Briddell

Hymn: “Love divine, all loves excelling”

Lyrics: Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, on earth be found, fix in us a humble dwelling, all your faithful mercies crown; Jesus, you are all compassion: pure, unbounded love impart. Visit us with your salvation, enter every trembling heart. 

Come, almighty to deliver, let us all your life receive; suddenly return, and never, never more your temples leave. You we would be always blessing, love you as your angels love, Pray and praise for your unfailing, wounded arms outstretched above.

Finish, then, your new creation; pure and spotless may we prove; Let us see your great salvation perfectly restored in you; Changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, crowned as saints, we ever shall be lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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: Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545 by Johann Sebastian Bach

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.

Pastor Adam Briddell and his family moved to Oregon in July of 2015.  He previously served churches in Maryland and Washington, DC. He has graduate degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary and Georgetown University.  He is an unrepentant and often convicted sports fan. Before being ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Briddell worked in government and the nonprofit sector.  He grew up in Iowa, and he and his wife Raymie have three children.

Summer Preacher Schedule 2020

August 23: Regina D. Langley, African Methodist Episcopal Church Itinerant Elder

For additional information please visit or call 609-258-3047.

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