Join us for worship on Sunday, July 5, 2020 with Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D., Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel 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 is below.
Bulletin for July 5, 2020: Summer Service
Invitatory: Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner by John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Thames
Call to Worship
Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 - Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to God’s own self through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making an appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Sermon: “A Kairos Moment?” by Dean Boden
Hymn: “I've Got Peace Like a River” (Peace like a River, African-American Spiritual)
Lyrics: I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul. I’ve got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I've got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul. I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain, I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul.
I've got faith like an anchor, I’ve got faith like an anchor, I’ve got faith like an anchor in my soul. I’ve got faith like an anchor, I’ve got faith like an anchor, I’ve got faith like an anchor in my soul.
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 Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner by John Knowles Paine
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.
Summer Preacher Schedule 2020
July 12: Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel, Princeton University
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.