Join us for worship on Sunday, November 1, 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 by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and by Eric Plutz, University Organist.
The recorded service is available at 8am here Chapel Sunday Service and join us for Bible Study at 10am with Alex Miller-Knaack, Chapel Seminary Intern. Email Alex Miller-Knaack, at email@example.com with questions and information to connect to the Bible Study. Bring your coffee, your questions, and yourself. We’ll gather together for an hour to wrestle with what Scripture has for us today.
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. The bulletin for this service is below.
Bulletin for November 1, 2020 - All Saints Sunday - Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Invitatory: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound - Arr. Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden
Call to Worship: Alexandra Miller-Knaack
Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship God day and night within God's temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Anthem: Here In This Space (Mel Shu ’19)
Lyrics: Here in this spaceWe open the doorsCome in with meSee the streams of light paint the walls with glowing colorAnd hear the echoes of the sounds we leave in the stonesClose your eyesBreathe in the peace of this sanctuary and let it wash over youCome with me and join meHere in this space(Written for Penna and the Princeton University Chapel Choir)
Reading: 1 John 3:1-3
See what love God has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know God. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when God is revealed, we will be like God, for we will see God as God is. And all who have this hope in God purify themselves, just as God is pure.
Sermon: “What will we be?” by Dean Thames
Hymn: For All the Saints (Sine Nomine)
For all the saints who from their labors rest, who to the world their steadfast faith confessed, your name, O Jesus, be forever blessed. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Still may your people faithful, true, and bold, live as the saints who nobly fought of old, and share with them a glorious crown of gold. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ringed by this cloud of witnesses divine, we feebly struggle, they in glory shine, yet in your love our faithful lives entwine. Alleluia! Alleluia!
And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, steals on the ear the distant triumph song, then hearts are brave again, and faith grows strong. Alleluia! Alleluia!
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.
Anthem: Prayer of Cardinal Newman by James Whitbourn (b.1963)
Voluntary: Placare Christe servulis (from Le Tombeau de Titelouze), Op. 38, No. 16 by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
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, November 8, 2020 - University Chapel Service. The preacher will be Dean Boden.
For additional information, please visit chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.