May 3, 2020 Worship

Thank you for worshiping with us this morning.  You can follow along with the order of worship below.  Each video will play on this page and the words to the prayers and hymns are listed below the video.  If you so choose, there is a YouTube playlist listed below for “one-click worship.” The words to hymns and prayers for the playlist can be found by clicking “show more” on the bottom left, below each video.  For both choices, closed captions can be used by clicking the “CC” button at the bottom right in the video screen.

Today we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together in our worship. Please gather the elements using what you have at home prior to starting the service. To increase the possibilities of sharing communion together and emphasize our unity as the Body of Christ, the video clip of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper will be available only on Sunday. Other aspects of worship will remain available through the week and in archives.

YouTube Playlist (“one-click worship”)



“Papillon” (0p.43, No.1) by Edvard Grieg

Miriam Eley, piano


Welcome, Call to Worship, Confession & Assurance of Pardon

Rev. Len Scales


Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart

Maria Palombo, soloist & Michael Ryan, organ

1 Rejoice, ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
Your festal banner wave on high,
the cross of Christ your King.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

2 With voice as full and strong
as ocean’s surging praise,
send forth the sturdy hymns of old,
the psalms of ancient days.

3 Yes, on through life’s long path,
still chanting as ye go,
from youth to age, by night and day,
in gladness and in woe:

4 At last the march shall end;
the wearied ones shall rest;
the pilgrims find their home at last,
Jerusalem the blest.

5 Then on, ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
Your festal banner wave on high,
the cross of Christ your King.


Time with Children

Corrie Berg

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Scripture & Sermon

“Tasting Beauty, Seeing Mystery”

Rev. David A. Davis

Psalm 30

Matthew 5:8



The Journey Song

Princeton Theological Seminary Choir

Come with me for the journey is long…

Walk with me…

Sing with me…

Pray with me…

Come with me…


Affirmation of Faith & Call to Offering

Mark Edwards

From Job 19
How long? How long? How long?
Yet, I know that my Redeemer lives,
    and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
    then in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side,
    and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
    My heart faints within me!  Amen.


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Moment for Mission

David Fox, Executive Director of ArmInArm

Tending the Flock

Deaths –

Scott McVay Petrone, son of Ellen and Tom Petrone, died on April 21, 2020 in New York City

Albert Angrisani, father of Sarah Fratangelo, father-in-law of Glenn, grandfather of Aiden, Reed, and Mabel on April 23, 2020 in Princeton, New Jersey

Will Carraway, father of Audra Collins, father-in-law of Peter, grandfather of Caleb, Brayden, and Avery on April 24, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia



“Make Me Pure, O Sacred Spirit” by G.P. Telemann

Marissa Chalker, soloist & Michael Ryan, piano

Make me pure, O sacred Spirit, touch my heart, my voice restore.
Break, O godly Guest, my silence, help my speaking, help my witness,
till this voice can speak no more!



Rev. David A. Davis


Adult Education

Dr. Eric Barreto


Zoom Coffee Hour

Check your email for the link. We will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.


“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” written by Edward Hayes Plumptre, 1865 and composed by Arthur Henry Messiter, 1883. Public domain.

“The Journey Song” is a South African traditional freedom song. This video features singers from Princeton Seminary’s Chapel Choir along with members of the Seminary community. It was prepared by Melissa Haupt, Chapel Office Program Manager, for the final chapel service of the semester. Click here for more videos from the seminary.

“Make Me Pure, O Sacred Spirit” by G.P. Telemann. Public domain.

Hymns from “Glory to God” the Presbyterian Church (USA) hymnal. Musical streaming and print rights granted under OneLicense #A-730100 and CCLI#11457258.