Sunday Worship Service with guest preacher, Rev. Stanley A. Williams, III - Virtual Event
Join us online for Sunday Chapel Worship; the service will have magnificent music provided by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and Eric Plutz, University Organist, and Sean Crites '22, soloist.
The recorded service is available Sunday at 8am here Chapel 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.
Please note this is a fully virtual event.
Guest preaching today Sunday, August 1, 2021, is Rev. Stanley A. Williams, III, Assistant Pastor at Zion Temple United Church of Christ, Durham, NC.
Summer Service Bulletin for Sunday, August 1, 2021
Invitatory: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156, BWV 156 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Welcome & Introduction of Guest Preacher: Dean Thames
Call to Worship
Solo: Be Thou Faithful from St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) with Sean Crites ’22, soloist
Sermon: Rev. Stanley A. Williams, III
Hymn: Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)
Guide me, O my great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but you are mighty; hold me with your powerful hand. Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more, feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain, where the healing waters flow. Let the fire and cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through. Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, ever be my strength and shield, ever be my strength and shield.
When I reach the River Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside. Death of death, and hell’s destruction, land me safe on heaven’s side. Songs of praises, songs of praises, I will ever sing to you, I will ever sing to you.
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: Postlude on Cwm Rhondda by Paul Manz (1919-2009)
Today’s Guest Preacher: Rev. Stanley A. Williams, III is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Born to preaching, pastoring parents, “Rev. Stan” is but one in a long line of ministers in his family that spans several generations. Rev. Williams is an alum of Duke University, in Durham, NC, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and African & African-American Studies. He also received his Masters of Divinity from Duke University in 2009. Rev. Williams was licensed to preach in April 2008, ordained (as Reverend) in January 2012, and installed as Assistant Pastor in December 2014 at Zion Temple United Church of Christ Durham, NC, where the Senior Pastor is the Rev. Cheryl D. Moore. Rev. Williams loves God, wants God’s best for God’s people, and prays that they always find it true that God is both real and relevant to their everyday lives. At the end of the day, he is just grateful to celebrate and proclaim the power and goodness of God among others that were once (in the eyes of some) not worthy to be considered as people, but now realize that God has chosen them and called them God’s very own.
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.
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
Calendar: All events are fully virtual and available online at chapel.princeton.edu. For additional info, please call 609-258-3047 or visit chapel.princeton.edu
Next Sunday, August 8, 2021, Summer Chapel Service - Shannon Sullivan, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick, MD
Summer Preacher Schedule Continues:
Sunday, Aug 15 - Dwalunda Alexander, Preaching Associate at Greater Saint Stephen First Church, Fort Worth, TX
Sunday, Aug 22 - Hector Herrera III, Associate Pastor at Tokyo Union Church, Tokyo, Japan