View Online | Sunday Worship Service with Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University

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

Join us for worship on Sunday, July 12, 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 Eric Plutz, University Organist.

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 July 12, 2020: Summer Service

Invitatory: Fugue in G Minor ("The Little"), BWV 578 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden

Call to Worship

Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13 - For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to God for a memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Sermon: “Imaginative Speaking” by Dean Thames

Hymn: “God of Grace” (Cwm Rhondda)

Lyrics: God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power; crown your ancient church's story, bring its bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.

Lo! The hosts of evil round us scorn the Christ, assail his ways! From the fears that long have bound us free our hearts to faith and praise. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the living of these days, for the living of these days.

Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore; let the gift of your salvation be our glory evermore. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving you whom we adore, serving you whom we adore.

Pastoral Prayer

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: Allegro Risoluto from Plymouth Suite by Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

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 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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