Sunday Worship Service with Rev. Dr. Theresa Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel - Virtual Event
Join us online for the Sunday Worship Service on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 8am here Chapel Service with Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel at Princeton University. The service will have magnificent music provided by Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music and Eric Plutz, University Organist as well as guest musician Trineice Robinson-Martin, soloist and Phillip Orr, pianist.
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. This is a fully virtual event. The bulletin for this service is below.
Bulletin for Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Second Sunday of Easter
Gathering Music: The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power by Andre Crouch with guest musician Trineice Robinson-Martin, soloist and Phillip Orr, pianist
Welcome and Announcements: Dean Boden
Call to Worship: Alexandra Miller-Knaack
Reading: Psalm 133 (Read by Jonathan A. Ort ’21)
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there God ordained God’s blessing, life forevermore.
Solo: Oh, How I Love Jesus (American Tune)
Reading: Acts 4:32-35
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Sermon: “We Belong Together” by Dean Thames
Hymn: O For A World (Azmon)
O for a world where everyone respects each other’s ways, where love is lived and all is done with justice and with praise.
O for a world where goods are shared and misery relieved, where truth is spoken, children spared, equality achieved.
The poor are rich, the weak are strong, the foolish ones are wise. Tell all who mourn: outcasts belong, who perishes will rise.
O for a world preparing for God’s glorious reign of peace, where time and tears will be no more, and all but love will cease.
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.
Solo: Because He Lives by Bill and Gloria Gaither
Voluntary: Lobet den Herren mit Pauken und Zimbeln schön (Praise the Lord, with Drums and Cymbals) by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
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; Alexandra Miller-Knaack, Seminarian Intern; Edgar Gomez, Sexton; Lisa McGurr, Sexton
Calendar: The event listed below is fully virtual and available online at chapel.princeton.edu
Sunday, April 18, 2021, 8am – University Chapel Service. The preacher will be Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart.
For additional information, please visit chapel.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3047.