Join us online for worship at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 11, using this worship guide, which includes the hymns for the service. The Rev. Bruce Puckett, assistant dean at the Chapel, will preach a sermon titled Whatever. Chapel staff singers will offer a recorded performance of the American composer Bobby McFerrin's anthem "The 23rd Psalm."
In Matthew’s gospel for this service, a king has extended a gracious invitation to an abundant wedding banquet, but having no sense of the value of the invitation, the guests do not come. The king extends the invitation to the far reaches of the city, inviting all people to be part of the celebration. Psalm 23 also speaks of a prepared table where food is abundant and one’s cup overflows. This table is open to friend and enemy alike. In Philippians, Paul comforts concerned people by assuring them that the peace of God will guard their hearts and minds. He also encourages members of the church to turn their minds to good, honorable, and true things that they might do the good they’ve been called to do.