20 April 2021

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Gathering Music

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Played by Brendan Fox

Greeting

Welcome to chapel! We are glad you’ve come to worship and pray with us. During the service, we ask that you keep yourself muted so that everyone can hear our worship leaders. You are welcome to turn your camera on or leave it off. If you’d like to follow along you can find the order of worship at http://www.drewchapel.com. We invite you to greet one another in the chat.

Come, let us worship God together.

Invocation

Rabbi Joel N. Abraham

Welcome

Rev. Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Interim Dean

Bishop Christine Gooden-Benguche

Opening Song

“When I Look at the Heavens”

Fr. Richard Ho Lung with the Fr. Ho Lung and Friends Singers

Reading

Excerpted and adapted from Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 44: Hymn in Honor of our Ancestors

Janet Okang, Ph.D. Student

1 Let us now sing the praises of our ancestors in their generations.
2The Lord apportioned to them great glory,
3There were those who gave counsel because they were intelligent;
those who spoke in prophetic oracles;
4those who led the people by their counsels
and by their knowledge of the people’s lore;
they were wise in their words of instruction;
5those who composed musical tunes,
or put verses in writing;
10But these also were godly people,
whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten;
12Their descendants stand by the covenants;
13Their progeny will continue forever,
and their glory will never be blotted out.
14Their bodies are buried in peace,
but their name lives on generation after generation.
15The assembly declares their wisdom,
and the congregation proclaims their praise.

Introduction of Guest Speakers

Rev. Dr. Althea Spencer Miller

Childhood Years

Mrs. Lauris Bailey-DaCosta (Sister)

Ministerial Years

Dr. Barbara Bailey (Sister-in-Law)

Drew Years

Rev. Dr. Althea Spencer Miller

Statement Instituting the Scholarship

Rev. Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Interim Dean

Response

“Right Hand of God”

Played by Mark Miller

Closing Prayer

Rev. George William Whitfield

Blessing and Sending

Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett, Associate Dean

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