View Online | Sunday Worship Service with Kerlin Richter, guest preacher

Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
All are welcome!
Office of Religious Life

Join us for worship on Sunday, June 7, 2020 with guest preacher, Kerlin Richter, Rector at Saint David of Wales in Portland, OR. 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 June 7, 2020: Summer Service

Invitatory: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Welcome and Announcements: Dean Thames

Call to Worship

Reading: James 1:22-25 - But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.          

Sermon: “Being Poets of the Word” by Rev. Kerlin Richter

Hymn: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (St. Anne)

Lyrics: O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home; under the shadow of your throne your saints have dwelt secure; sufficient is your arm alone, and our defense is sure.  Before the hills in order stood, or earth received its frame, from everlasting you are God, to endless years the same.

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: Sortie in B-flat by Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)

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.

The Rev. Kerlin Richter is the Rector of Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church, a thriving community committed to living fully into God's call in the heart of Southeast Portland, OR. Kerlin is a deeply gifted preacher, and brings a thoughtfulness and energy that breathes new life into centuries old text. Kerlin is a graduate of General Theological Seminary in New York City, has worked for Missional Vitality in the Diocese of Long Island, and most recently founded Bushwick Abbey, a church plant in Brooklyn, New York. 

Summer Preacher Schedule 2020

June 14: Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University

June 21: Geoff Sackett, Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship at Princeton University

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 or call 609-258-3047.

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