Join us for worship on Sunday, September 6, 2020 with Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. The service will have magnificent music provided Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and by Eric Plutz, University Organist.
The recorded service is available at 8am here Chapel Sunday Service.
This service will remain archived after the premiere (along with concerts and other amazing programs), and we encourage you to return to them whenever you might find that to be helpful.
Bulletin for September 6, 2020: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Invitatory: Chorale Prelude on "Slane" by Dale Wood (1934-2003)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden
Call to Worship: Alexandra Miller-Knaack
Reading: Psalm 119:33-40 - Teach me, O God, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain.
Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; give me life in your ways. Confirm to your servant your promise, which is for those who fear you. Turn away the disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances are good. See, I have longed for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life.
Anthem: “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo
Lyrics: Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the one who comes. Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Grant us peace.
Reading: Romans 13:8-14 - Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Sermon: “Indiscriminate Love” by Dean Thames
Hymn: “Be Now My Vision” (Slane) Traditional Irish Melody
Lyrics: Be now my vision, O God of my heart; nothing surpasses the love you impart--You, my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, your presence my light.
Be now my wisdom, and be my true word; ever within me, my soul is assured; Mother and Father, you are both to me, now and forever your child I will be.
Sovereign of heaven, my victory won, may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
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: Ceremonial March by Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)
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; Alexandra Miller-Knaack, Seminarian Intern; 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.
Calendar: Sunday, September 13, 2020, University Chapel Service. The preacher will be Dean Boden.
For additional information please visit chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.