Join us for worship on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with guest preacher, Rev. Andrew T. Scales, Chaplain of Princeton Presbyterians at Princeton University.
The service will have magnificent music provided by Eric Plutz, University Organist, and Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music.
The recorded service 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 July 19, 2020: Summer Service
Invitatory: Bourée and La Paix from Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Thames
Call to Worship
Reading: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 - O God, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O God, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it. Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Sermon: “God Is Here Today” by Rev. Andrew Scales
Hymn: “Blessed Assurance” (Assurance)
Lyrics: Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of the Spirit, washed in Christ's blood. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight! Visions of rapture now burst on my sight; angels descending, bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blessed; watching and waiting, looking above, filled with God's goodness, lost in Christ's love. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
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: Menuets 1 & 2 from Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frideric Handel
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.
Rev. Andrew Scales, PhD serves with Rev. Len Turner Scales as the affiliate chaplains for Princeton Presbyterians at the University. He has taught preaching as an adjunct professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. His academic interests focus on Oscar Romero and preaching as an act of prophetic protest. Gathering with students for Princeton Presbyterians' Breaking Bread worship service is his favorite part of the week.
Summer Preacher Schedule 2020
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.