Rev. Mark Gauen

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The following is a list of available audio recordings of services & sermons. Click on the scripture selections to be taken to a page where you can read them. Click on the Sermon title for "Sermon Only" or "Whole Service" depending on which recording you wish to hear.

February 23, 2024 -- Second Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Colossians 3:1-4
Scripture Reading II: Mark 10:17-22
Sermon Only: “Seeking Direction”
Whole Service: "Seeking Direction”
February 18, 2024 -- First Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 9:1-10
Scripture Reading II: John 3:1-21
Sermon Only: “The Significant Hilltop Experience”
Whole Service: "The Significant Hilltop Experience”
February 11, 2024 -- Transfiguration Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Nahum 1:12-15
Scripture Reading II: Mark 9:2-9
Sermon Only: “The Significant Hilltop Experience”
Whole Service: "The Significant Hilltop Experience”
February 4, 2024 -- Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 8:1-13
Sermon Only: “Winners and ...”
Whole Service: "Winners and ...”
January 28, 2024 -- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Mark 12:28-31
Scripture Reading II: Obadiah 1-21
Sermon Only: “Living for the Second”
Whole Service: "Living for the Second”
January 21, 2024 -- Third Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: II Corinthians 1:3-7
Scripture Reading II: Zechariah 7:1-10
Sermon Only: “Embracing Hearts – Uniting in Love and Compassion” (Deacon Jennifer Henson)
Whole Service: “Embracing Hearts – Uniting in Love and Compassion”
January 14, 2024 -- Second Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Micah 6:6-8
Scripture Reading II: Zechariah 7:1-10
Sermon Only: “Pleasing God”
Whole Service: “Pleasing God”
January 7, 2024 -- First Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 42:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon Only: “What Will the New Year Bring?”
Whole Service: “What Will the New Year Bring?”
December 31, 2023 -- First Sunday in Christmas
Scripture Reading I: Galatians 4:4-7
Scripture Reading II: Luke 2:22-40
Sermon Only: “Who are Jesus' People” (Rev. David Bubb, Recording Unavailable)
Whole Service: “Who are Jesus' People” (Recording Unavailable)
December 24, 2023 -- Fourth Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 12:2-6
Scripture Reading II: Luke 1:46-55
Sermon Only: “Finding the Joy of Christmas”
Whole Service: “Finding the Joy of Christmas”
December 17, 2023 -- Third Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 11:1-9
Sermon Only: “Finding the Peace of Christmas”
Whole Service: “Finding the Peace of Christmas”
December 10, 2023 -- Second Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 7:10-14
Scripture Reading II: Mark 1:1-8
Sermon Only: “Finding the Promise of Christmas”
Whole Service: “Finding the Promise of Christmas”
December 3, 2023 -- First Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Micah 5:2-5
Scripture Reading II: Mark 1:1-8
Sermon Only: “Finding the Faith of Christmas”
Whole Service: “Finding the Faith of Christmas”
November 26, 2023 -- Christ The King Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Colossians 1:3-20
Scripture Reading II: Luke 6:46-49
Sermon Only: “All In”
Whole Service: “All In”
November 19, 2023 -- Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thanksgiving Sunday
Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19
Sermon Only: “If Only One Prayer”
Whole Service: “If Only One Prayer”
November 12, 2023 -- Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Veterans Recognition Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 50:7-15
Scripture Reading II: Mark 1:32-39
Sermon Only: “Roof-Top Times”
Whole Service: “Roof-Top Times”
November 5, 2023 -- Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
All Saints Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Ruth 1:1-18
Scripture Reading II: I John 3:1-3
Sermon Only: “Supporting the Saints”
Whole Service: “Supporting the Saints”
October 29, 2023 -- Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reformation Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 22:34-40
Sermon Only: “Reformed by Love” (Rev. Mary Jane Hitt)
Whole Service: “Reformed by Love”
October 22, 2023 -- Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 85:8-1
Scripture Reading II: I Thessalonians 1:1-10
Sermon Only: “Catch Them Doing Something Good”
Whole Service: “Catch Them Doing Something Good”
October 15, 2023 -- Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Exodus 33:12-23
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 22:15-25
Sermon Only: “Seeing God’s Face” (Rev. Heather Hicks)
Whole Service: “Seeing God’s Face”
October 8, 2023 -- Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 57:1-11
Scripture Reading II: Mark 3:20-35
Sermon Only: “Hard Sayings”
Whole Service: “Hard Sayings”
October 1, 2023 -- Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Communion Sunday
Scripture Reading: John 21:1-14
Sermon Only: “The Table of Broken Pieces” (Recording not available)
Whole Service: “The Table of Broken Pieces?” (Recording not available)
September 24, 2023 -- Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:12-30
Sermon Only: “Who Are You Impressing? ”
Whole Service: “Who Are You Impressing? ”
September 17, 2023 -- Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 121:1-8
Scripture Reading II: I Thessalonians 5:12-28
Sermon Only: “Living the Faith: Our Present Moment”
Whole Service: “Living the Faith: Our Present Moment”
September 10, 2023 -- Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 77:11-2
Scripture Reading II: II Corinthians 1:3-11
Sermon Only: “Living the Faith: Our Foundation”
Whole Service: “Living the Faith: Our Foundation”
September 3, 2023 -- Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Communion Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Romans 12:9-16
Scripture Reading II: Acts2:42-47
Sermon Only: “Great Hymns of Faith: Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Whole Service: “Great Hymns of Faith: Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
August 27, 2023 -- Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Exodus 13:17-22
Scripture Reading II: John 6:22-35
Sermon Only: “Great Hymns of Faith: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
Whole Service: “Great Hymns of Faith: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
August 20, 2023 -- Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 98:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Colossians 1:15-20
Sermon Only: “Great Hymns of Faith: How Great Thou Art”
Whole Service: “Great Hymns of Faith: How Great Thou Art”
August 13, 2023 -- Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Blessing of the Backpacks
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 98:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 148:1-14
Sermon Only: “Great Hymns of Faith: Earth and All Stars”
Whole Service: “Great Hymns of Faith: Earth and All Stars”
August 6, 2023 -- Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 6:1-8
Scripture Reading II: I Samuel 3:1-10
Sermon Only: “Great Hymns of Faith: Here I Am, Lord”
Whole Service: “Great Hymns of Faith: Here I Am, Lord”
July 30, 2023 -- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
Sermon Only: “Seeking Balance”
Whole Service: “Seeking Balance”
July 23, 2023 -- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 138:1-8
Scripture Reading II: Exodus 1:8-2:10
Sermon Only: “Who Wants to be a Hero?”
Whole Service: “Who Wants to be a Hero?”
July 16, 2023 -- Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:13-17
Sermon Only: “God’s Own” (recording not available)
Whole Service: “God’s Own” (recording not available)
July 9, 2023 -- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Exodus 19:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Hebrews 8:1-13
Sermon Only: “The Christian Identity” (Rev. Dick Mickley)
Whole Service: “The Christian Identity”
July 2, 2023 -- Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading: Mark 8:1-21
Sermon Only: “Memory Aids”
Whole Service: “Memory Aids”
June 25, 2023 -- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 4:1-16
Sermon Only: “What I Learned”
Whole Service: “What I Learned”
June 18, 2023 -- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 78:1-7
Scripture Reading II: John 14:23-27
Sermon Only: Untitled (Rev. Mary Jane Hitt)
Whole Service: Untitled
June 11, 2023 -- First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Reading I: Hosea 5:15-6:6
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
Sermon Only: “The View from the Eastern Rim” (Rev. Bob Coberly)
Whole Service: “The View from the Eastern Rim”
June 4, 2023 -- Trinity Sunday
Scripture Reading: I Peter 1:1-12
Sermon Only: “Jesus Put Us in His Will”
Whole Service: “Jesus Put Us in His Will”
May 28, 2023 -- Pentecost Sunday
Memorial Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Acts 2:1-21
Scripture Reading II: John 14:15-21
Sermon Only: “The Spirit Connection”
Whole Service: “The Spirit Connection”
May 21, 2023 -- Seventh Sunday in Eastertide
Graduate & Teacher Recognition Sunday
Confirmation Sunday
Scripture Reading I: John 17:1-11
Scripture Reading II: Mark 1:14-20
Sermon Only: “You Got What It Takes”
Whole Service: “You Got What It Takes”
May 14, 2023 -- Sixth Sunday in Eastertide
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 42:1-11
Scripture Reading II: Acts 17:22-31
Sermon Only: “Better Preaching”
Whole Service: “Better Preaching”
May 7, 2023 -- Fifth Sunday in Eastertide
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 31:19-24
Scripture Reading II: Mark 1:21-28
Sermon Only: “Still Amazing”
Whole Service: “Still Amazing”
April 30, 2023 -- Fourth Sunday in Eastertide
Music Appreciation Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 150:1-6
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 5:15-20
Sermon Only: “Everything That Breathes”
Whole Service: “Everything That Breathes”
April 23, 2023 -- Third Sunday in Eastertide
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 146:1-10
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 20:1-16
Sermon Only: "Generosity Rules"
Whole Service: "Generosity Rules"
April 16, 2023 -- Second Sunday in Eastertide
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36-48
Sermon: Untitled (Rev. Heather Hicks)
Whole Service: Untitled
April 9, 2023 -- Easter Sunday
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:1-12
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-25
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Dessert Bar“
April 6, 2023 -- Maundy Thursday
Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:17-30
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Private Dining Room“
April 2, 2023 -- Palm Sunday
Scripture Reading: John 12:1-8
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Business Lunch“ (recording not available)
March 26, 2023 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading: John 3:1-17
Sermon: “Waiting on a Miracle" (Rev. Heather Hicks)
March 19, 2023 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading: Luke 14:1-14
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Banquet Hall"
March 12, 2023 -- Third Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Dinner Theater “ (recording not available)
March 5, 2023 -- Second Sunday in Lent
Girl Scout Sunday
Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:9-13
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Sinners’ Cafe“
February 26, 2023 -- First Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: II Peter 1:16-21
Scripture Reading II: Ruth 4:13-17
Sermon: “Dine Out with Jesus: The Picnic
February 19, 2023 -- Transfiguration Sunday
Scripture Reading I: John 6:1-14
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 17:1-9
Sermon: “20/20 Vision”
February 12, 2023 -- Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading: Psalm 119:1-16
Sermon: “Eyes on the Prize”
February 5, 2023 -- Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Scripture Reading II: I Corinthians 11:23-26
Sermon: “What’s New: A New Covenant”
January 29, 2023 -- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: I John 2:7-17
Scripture Reading II: John 13:13-35
Sermon: “What’s New: A New Commandment”
January 22, 2023 -- Third Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 103:1-13
Scripture Reading II: Mark 2:13-22
Sermon: “What’s New: New Wineskins”
January 15, 2023 -- Second Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: II Corinthians 5:16-21
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 4:17-24
Scripture Reading III: Romans 7:14-25
Sermon: “What’s New: A New Thing”
January 8, 2023 -- Epiphany Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 43:16-21
Scripture Reading II: Revelation 21:1-5
Sermon: “What’s New: A New Thing”
January 1, 2023 -- Second Sunday in Christmas
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-18
Sermon: “A Gospel for Those Who Refuse to be Consoled” (Rev. Mary Gene Boteler)
December 25, 2022 -- Christmas Sunday
(Recording not available)
December 18, 2022 -- Fourth Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Luke 1:39-55
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 146:1-10
Sermon: “Advent Hallelujahs”
December 11, 2022 -- Third Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Scripture Reading II: James 5:7-10
Sermon: “Trust the Journey”
December 4, 2022 -- Second Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Malachi 3:1-4
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 24:36-44
Sermon: “Ready or Not”
November 27, 2022 -- First Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Scripture Reading II: Luke 21:5-19
Sermon: “Our Anhelo”
November 20, 2022 -- Christ the King Sunday
Thanksgiving Sunday
Laity Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 138:1-8
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 4:11-13
Sermon: “Service is Good” (Mr. Jim Hines)
November 13, 2022 -- Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Veterans Recognition Sunday
Scripture Reading: Mark 10:17-31
Sermon: “Spiritual Accounting”
November 6, 2022 -- Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 90:1-17
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Sermon: “Sunset and Sonrise”
October 30, 2022 -- Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Reformation Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Acts 1:6-11
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon: “Boundless Faith”
October 23, 2022 -- Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-21
Sermon: “Storing Up Riches”
October 16, 2022 -- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: John 10:11-18
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 23:1-6
Sermon: “The Good Shepherd” (Rev. Jennifer Eastman Hinkle), Recording not available
October 9, 2022 -- Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: James 1:17-27
Scripture Reading II: Mark 7:1-23
Sermon: “A Lived Faith”
October 2, 2022 -- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10
Sermon: “The World at Table”
September 25, 2022 -- Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
50th Anniversary of Our Church Organ
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 150:1-6
Scripture Reading II: I Kings 1:28-40
Sermon: “So That The Earth Might Quake”
September 18, 2022 -- Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: I Kings 19:1-15a
Sermon: “When Winning Isn’t Enough”
September 11, 2022 -- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 14
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 23:1-6
Sermon: “Lost Parables”
September 4, 2022 -- Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Luke 14:25-33
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 23:1-6
Sermon: “A Call from Jesus”, Recording not available
August 28, 2022 -- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Deuteronomy 26:5-9
Scripture Reading II: Leviticus 19:33-34
Scripture Reading III: Hebrews 13:1-3
Sermon: “Entertaining Some Angels”
August 21, 2022 -- Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 103:1-8
Scripture Reading II: Luke 13:10-17
Sermon: “The Spirit of Sunday”
August 14, 2022 -- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Rally Day
Scripture Reading I: Ezra 1:1-6
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 80:7-19
Sermon: “Rev Up For Rally Day”
August 7, 2022 -- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:16-34
Sermon: “Release”
July 31, 2022 -- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Mark 10:1-16
Sermon: “Children of Divorce”
July 24, 2022 -- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Hosea 1:2-10
Scripture Reading II: Colossians 2:6-19
Sermon: “The Essence”
July 17, 2022 -- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Blanket Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 34:1-6
Scripture Reading II: Mark 10:46-52
Sermon: “The Story of Bartimaeus”
July 10, 2022 -- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Amos 7:1-15
Sermon: “Lament and Hope”
July 3, 2022 -- Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 66:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Scripture Reading III: 2 Kings 2:1-14
Sermon: “Messenger and Message”
June 26, 2022 -- Third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: I Corinthians 9:19-23
Scripture Reading II: John 5:1-9
Scripture Reading III: John 15:12-17
Sermon: “Beyond the Golden Rule”
June 19, 2022 -- Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:28-31
Sermon: “Don’t Roll Your Eyes” (Rev. Heather Hicks)
June 12, 2022 -- Trinity Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Scripture Reading II: Romans 5:1-5
Sermon: “The Economy of God” (Rev. Jeff Schooley)
June 5, 2022 -- Pentecost Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Joel 2:28-32a
Scripture Reading II: Acts 2:1-21
Sermon: “A Young Man’s Visions; An Old Man’s Dreams”
May 29, 2022 -- Seventh Sunday in Easter
Memorial Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Scripture Reading II: Acts 16:16-34
Scripture Reading III: Mark 10:14
Sermon: “Why We Need to Solve this Problem
May 22, 2022 -- Sixth Sunday in Easter
Graduates' Recognition Sunday
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:9-15
Sermon: “Fare-Well”
May 15, 2022 -- Fifth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Revelation 21:1-6
Scripture Reading II: John 13:31-35
Sermon: “Leaning into Love”
May 8, 2022 -- Fourth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 89:5-18
Scripture Reading II: Romans 6:1-4
Sermon: “Take a Hike”
May 1, 2022 -- Third Sunday in Easter
Music Appreciation Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 30:1-12
Scripture Reading II: Revelation 5:11-14
Sermon: “The Sound of Resurrection”

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