Join us for worship on Sunday, August 23, 2020 with guest preacher, Rev. Regina D. Langley, African Methodist Episcopal Church Itinerant Elder
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 23, 2020: Summer Service
Invitatory: Air with Variation from Sonata Breve (Second Sonata) by Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden
Call to Worship
Reading: Genesis 1:1-10 - In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Sermon: “Speak To The Void” by Rev. Regina Langley
Hymn: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Lyrics: Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, almighty, victorious, your great name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, not wanting, not wasting, but ruling in might; your justice like mountains high soaring above your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
So perfect your glory, so brilliant your light, your angels adore you, all veiling their sight; all praise we now render as your angels do: in awe at the splendor of light hiding you.
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: Procession of the Nobles from Mlada by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) and arranged by Eric Plutz
Rev. Regina Langley is an independent scholar and freelance photographer. She received both the PhD and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (NJ Conference). She is currently working on her first photo/visual documentary, "Touching Color: Black Women's Everyday," to be released early 2021.
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.
For additional information please visit chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.