Join us for worship on Sunday, June 14, 2020 with Rev. Dr. Theresa Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel. The service will have magnificent music provided by Eric Plutz, University Organist, and Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music.
The recorded service goes live at 8am and 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 June 14, 2020: Summer Service
Invitatory: Allegro Vivace from Symphony No. 1, Op. 14 by Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden
Call to Worship
Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8 - Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the God of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.” Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
Sermon: “What To Do With Power” byDean Thames
Hymn: “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” (Solid Rock)
Lyrics: My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' love and righteousness; I dare not trust this earthly frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand. When darkness veils my Savior's face, I rest upon unchanging grace; in every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand. When Christ shall come with trumpet sound, oh, may I then in love be found; dressed in God's righteousness, alone, faultless to stand before the throne. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.
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: Galliard to the Third Pavane by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
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
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 chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.