Rev. Mark Gauen

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Our virtual Worship service is Livestreamed at 10:15 each Sunday morning on Facebook. You can access our Livestream through our Church’s Facebook Page -- “First Presbyterian Church of Westerville" or just click HERE.

You can watch the service live or at any later time since it is saved on Facebook.

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 to hear the recording.

NOTE: Beginning on May 2, 2021 the recordings posted on this page will only contain the Sermon of the Day. If you are looking for the recording of the full Worship Service please see the Virtual Services link under Pastor Mark's picture.

May 2, 2021 -- Fifth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading: Psalm 139:1-18
Sermon: “The Inescapable God”

April 25, 2021 -- Fourth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Acts 4:5-12
Scripture Reading II: John 10:11-18
Service of the Word: “Like A Rock”
April 18, 2021 -- Thrid Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: I John 3:1-7
Scripture Reading II: Acts 3:1-16
Service of the Word: “A Sermon on a Sermon”
April 11, 2021 -- Second Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading: John 20:19-29
Service of the Word: “Living on This Side of Easter”
April 4, 2021 -- Easter Sunday
Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18
Service of the Word: “Change in Circumstances” (recording not available)
March 28, 2021 -- Palm Sunday
Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1-11
Service of the Word: “The Parade Route”
March 21, 2021 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 25:31-46
Service of the Word: “Emerging: Engaging the World”
March 14, 2021 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Acts 2:43-47
Scripture Reading II: Romans 1:8-17
Service of the Word: “Emerging: Welcoming the New Hospitality”
March 7, 2021 -- Third Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Ezekiel 11:14-21
Scripture Reading II: Hebrews 10:19-25
Service of the Word: “Emerging: Finding Our Sanctuary”
February 28, 2021 -- Second Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Psalms 62:5-8
Scripture Reading II: I Kings 19:9-13
Scripture Reading III: Mark 1:32-39
Service of the Word: “Emerging: Listening from the Silence”
February 21, 2021 -- First Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Genesis 39:19-23
Scripture Reading II: Revelation 1:9-11
Scripture Reading III: Acts 16:25-30
Service of the Word: “Emerging: Ending Confinement”
February 14, 2021 -- Transfiguration Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Genesis 12:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Jeremiah 33:10-13
Scripture Reading III: Mark 9:2-9
Service of the Word: “The Theology of Dr. Seuss: On Beyond Zebra”
February 7, 2021 -- Fifth Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 1:15-20
Scripture Reading II: II Corinthians 5:16-21
Scripture Reading III: Romans 5:12-21
Service of the Word: “The Theology of Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back”
January 31, 2021 -- Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Acts 9:1-19
Scripture Reading II: John 21:15-19
Service of the Word: “The Theology of Dr. Seuss: Horton Hears a Who”
January 24, 2021 -- Third Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Luke 14:7-14
Scripture Reading II: Philippians 2:5-11
Service of the Word: “The Theology of Dr. Seuss: Yertle the Turtle”
January 17, 2021 -- Second Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: I Peter 1:3-7
Scripture Reading II: II Thessalonians 3:1-5
Service of the Word: “The Theology of Dr. Seuss: Horton Hatches the Egg” (recording not available due to sound system upgrade)
January 10, 2021 -- First Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Reading: I Peter 3:8-12
Service of the Word: “Words Matter” (recording not available due to sound system upgrade)
January 3, 2021 -- Second Sunday after Christmas
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:1-14
Service of the Word: “I Will Turn Their Mourning into Joy” (recording not available due to sound system upgrade)
December 27, 2020 -- First Sunday after Christmas
Service of the Word: Guest Service (recording not available)
December 20, 2020 -- Fourth Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: II Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Scripture Reading II: Romans 16:25-27
Scripture Reading III: Luke 1:26-38
Service of the Word: “We Plan, God Laughs”
December 13, 2020 -- Third Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Scripture Reading II: John 1:6-8, 19-28
Service of the Word: “Just One”
December 6, 2020 -- Second Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11
Service of the Word: “O Comfort My People”
November 29, 2020 -- First Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 64:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Mark 13:24-37
Service of the Word: “Begin with the End in Mind”
November 22, 2020 -- Christ the King Sunday
Thanksgiving Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Jonah 2:1-10
Scripture Reading II: I Thessalonians 5:12-28
Service of the Word: "A Pandemic Thanksgiving"
November 15, 2020 -- Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 70:1-5
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 25:1-13
Service of the Word: "Ready Set..."
November 8, 2020 -- Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Scripture Reading II: II Corinthians 5:16-21
Scripture Reading III: Matthew 22:34-40
Service of the Word: "Mission Statements"
November 1, 2020 -- Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints Day
Scripture Reading I: Haggai 2:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 2:11-22
Service of the Word: "The Splendor That Will Be"
October 25, 2020 -- Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Reformation Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Ephesians 2:1-10
Scripture Reading II: Mark 2:18-22
Service of the Word: "Always Reforming"
October 18, 2020 -- Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: I Thessalonians 1:1-10
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 5:13-16
Service of the Word: "Show Me"
October 11, 2020 -- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Luke 7:36-50
Scripture Reading II: Mark 14:1-9
Service of the Word: "Heroines of the Faith: The Anointing Women"
October 4, 2020 -- Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Exodus 2:1-10
Scripture Reading II: Exodus 15:19-21
Scripture Reading III: Numbers 12:1-9
Service of the Word: "Heroines of Faith: Miriam"
September 27, 2020 -- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: I Samual 1
Service of the Word: "Finding Your Worth" (Rev. Heather Hicks, recording not available)
September 20, 2020 -- Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Judges 4:1-10
Scripture Reading II: Judges 5:1-9
Service of the Word: "Heroines of Faith: Deborah"
September 13, 2020 -- Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 78:1-7
Scripture Reading II: II Timothy 1:1-7
Service of the Word: "Heroines of Faith: Lois"
September 6, 2020 -- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Revelation 21:1-4
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 4:12-17
Scripture Reading III: Matthew 28:16-26
Service of the Word: "The Great Ends: Kingdom"
August 30, 2020 -- Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Micah 6:6-8
Scripture Reading II: Amos 5:21-24
Scripture Reading III: Luke 6:20-23
Service of the Word: "The Great Ends: Righteousness"
August 23, 2020 -- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
Scripture Reading II: John 18:28-38
Service of the Word: "The Great Ends: Truth"
August 16, 2020 -- Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 99:1-11
Scripture Reading II: Revelation 4:8-11
Scripture Reading III: John 2:13-17
Service of the Word: "The Great Ends: Worship"
August 9, 2020 -- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Scripture Reading II: Isaiah 43:1-5
Scripture Reading III: Acts 2:43-47
Service of the Word: "The Great Ends: Shelter"
August 2, 2020 -- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: 1 Corinthians 9:16-18
Scripture Reading II: Mark 2:1-12
Service of the Word: "The Great Ends: Proclamation"
July 26, 2020 -- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: John 2:1-12
Service of the Word: "Stop Looking, Start Seeing" (Rev. Heather Hicks)
July 19, 2020 -- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Romans 12:16-21
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 15:21-28
Service of the Word: "The Worst Thing You Can Do"
July 12, 2020 -- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 66:1-20
Scripture Reading II: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15
Service of the Word: "Come and Hear"
July 5, 2020 -- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16
Service of the Word: "An Interdependent Nation"
June 28, 2020 -- Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Lamentations 5:20-21
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 25:31-46
Service of the Word: "Real Learnings from a Virtual GA"
June 21, 2020 -- Third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Luke 11:1-13
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 42:1-5
Service of the Word: "Intimacy with God"
June 14, 2020 -- Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35
Service of the Word: "Better Looking"
June 7, 2020 -- Trinity Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Numbers 13:1-2, 17-20, 25-33
Scripture Reading II: Revelation 21:1-6
Service of the Word: "Great Grasshoppers"
May 31, 2020 -- Pentecost Sunday
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Service of the Word: "The Voice of the Unheard"
May 24, 2020 -- Seventh Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Acts 1:1-14
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 1:15-23
Service of the Word: "Where to Begin"
May 17, 2020 -- Sixth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 66:8-20
Scripture Reading II: John 14:15-21
Service of the Word: "You Are Not Alone"
May 10, 2020 -- Fifth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 31:1-5
Scripture Reading II: I Peter 2:4-10
Service of the Word: "The Stone Factory"
May 3, 2020 -- Fourth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: John 1:1-18
Scripture Reading II: John 21:15-25
Service of the Word: "A Tour of The Gospels: John"
April 26, 2020 -- Third Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Acts 1:1-9
Scripture Reading II: Acts 28:11-31
Service of the Word: "A Tour of The Gospels: Acts"
April 19, 2020 -- Second Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Luke 1:1-4
Scripture Reading II: Luke 24:36-53
Service of the Word: "A Tour of The Gospels: Luke"
April 12, 2020 -- Easter Sunday
Scripture Reading I: I Corinthians 15:50-58
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 28:1-10
Service of the Word: "Pandemic Meets Easter"
April 5, 2020 -- Sixth Sunday in Lent
Palm Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Mark 11:1-11
Scripture Reading II: Mark 15:25-41
Service of the Word: "The Pandemic Gets Real"
March 29, 2020 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: II Kings 6:8-23
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 139:7-12
Service of the Word: "When Surrounded by a Pandemic"
March 22, 2020 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Lesson: Jeremiah 29:1-7
Service of the Word: "Adjusting to a Pandemic"
March 15, 2020 -- Third Sunday in Lent
Scripture Lesson: Psalm 23:1-6
Service of the Word: "Faith in the Midst of a Pandemic"

After March 8, in-person services were suspended in accordance with the Governor of State of Ohio's guidelines for the Coronavirus emergency by avote of Session. Recordings following this date are of the whole service for the date.

March 8, 2020 -- Second Sunday in Lent
Scripture Lesson I: Matthew 28:16-20
Scripture Lesson II: Matthew 1:1-17
Sermon: "Touring the Gospels: Matthew"
March 1, 2020 -- First Sunday in Lent
Scripture Lesson I: Mark 1:1-8
Scripture Lesson II: Mark 16:1-8
Sermon: "Touring the Gospels: Mark"
February 23, 2020 -- Transfiguration Sunday
Scripture Lesson I: II Peter 1:16-21
Scripture Lesson II: Matthew 17:1-9
Sermon: "The Transfigured Church"
February 16, 2020 -- Sixth Sunday of Epiphany
Youth Sunday
Scripture Lesson I: Colossians 3:12-17
Scripture Lesson II: Ephesians 4:31-5:2
Sermon: "Stories of Kindness" (recording not available)
February 9, 2020 -- Fifth Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Lesson I: Proverbs 3:1-8
Scripture Lesson II: III John 1:1-4
Sermon: "I Pray That You May Be in Good Health"
February 2, 2020 -- Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Lesson I: 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Scripture Lesson II: Acts 2:42-47
Sermon: "And Christ Belongs to God"
January 26, 2020 -- Third Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Lesson I: 1 John 3:18-24
Scripture Lesson II: Matthew 22:15-22
Sermon: "I Wish I Was as Smart as Jesus"
January 19, 2020 -- Second Sunday of Epiphany
Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 49:1-7
Sermon: "I Give You as a Light to the Nations"
January 12, 2020 -- First Sunday of Epiphany
Fabrics of Faith Sunday
First Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-9
Second Lesson: Acts 10:34-48
Sermon: "Spirituality in the Modern World"
January 5, 2020 -- Second Sunday of Christmas
Scripture Lesson: Psalm 136:1-9
Sermon: "Celebration and Hope"
December 29, 2019 -- First Sunday of Christmas
Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 63:7-9
Sermon: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Rev. Heather Hicks)
December 24, 2019 -- Christmas Eve
Scripture Lesson I: Isaiah 9:2-7
Scripture Lesson II: Micah 5:2-5
Scripture Lesson III: Luke 2:1-7
Scripture Lesson VI: Luke 2:8-14
Scripture Lesson VII: Luke 2:15-18
Sermon: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
December 22, 2019 --Fourth Sunday in Advent -- Love
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 1:18-25
Sermon: "A Hope-Filled Christmas: Determination"
December 15, 2019 --Third Sunday in Advent -- Joy
First Lesson: Isaiah 35:1-10
Second Lesson: Matthew 11:2-11
Sermon: "A Hope-Filled Christmas: Confirmation"
December 8, 2019 --Second Sunday in Advent -- Peace
First Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10
Second Lesson: Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon: "A Hope-Filled Christmas: Preparation "
December 1, 2019 --First Sunday in Advent -- Hope
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 24:36-44
Sermon: "A Hope-Filled Christmas: Anticipation "
November 24, 2019 --Christ the King Sunday
Laity Sunday
Thanksgiving Sunday
First Lesson: 1 Timothy 4:6-10
Second Lesson: Matthew 12:9-13
Sermon: "Thinking and Thinking Again" (elder Bill McCormick)
November 17, 2019 --Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 58:6-12
Sermon: "A Grateful Heart" (recording not available)
November 10, 2019 --Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Veterans Sunday
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 11:25-30
Sermon: "Caring for the Caregiver"
November 3, 2019 --Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints Sunday
Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 42:5-12
Sermon: "Glory to God"
October 27, 2019 --Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Reformation Sunday
First Lesson: Psalm 65:1-8
Second Lesson: Matthew 8:23-27
Sermon: "Jesus in the Storms"
October 20, 2019 --Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Psalm 119:97-104
Second Lesson: II Corinthians 9:6-15
Sermon: "Watch Our Faith Grow" (recording not available)
October 13, 2019 --Eightteenth Sunday after Pentecost
CROP Walk Sunday
First Lesson: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-17
Second Lesson: II Timothy 2:8-15
Sermon: "Finding Our Way Home"
October 6, 2019 --Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Psalm 2:1-11
Second Lesson: Luke 17:5-10
Sermon: "Teeny, Tiny Faith" (recording not available)
September 29, 2019 --Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: II Timothy 3:10-17
Second Lesson: Amos 1:1-18
Sermon: "The Word of God: Living On It"
September 22, 2019 --Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Genesis 1:1-5
Second Lesson: John 1:1-18
Sermon: "The Word of God: The Incarnation"
September 15, 2019 --Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Lesson: Deuteronomy 16:1-8
Sermon: "The Word of God: The Story"
September 8, 2019 --Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Rally Sunday
Scripture Lesson: Psalm 119:33-40
Sermon: "The Word of God: The Bible"
September 1, 2019 --Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: I Corinthians 9:19-27
Second Lesson: Matthew 4:1-11
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Self-Control"
August 25, 2019 --Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: I Thessalonians 2:1-12
Second Lesson: John 8:1-11
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Gentleness"
August 18, 2019 -- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Hebrews 11:8-12
Second Lesson: Luke 16:10-13
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Faithfulness"
August 11, 2019 -- Nineth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Romans 12:9-21
Second Lesson: Matthew 7:13-21
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Goodness"
August 4, 2019 -- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: II Samuel 9:1-13
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:29-32
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Kindness"
July 28, 2019 -- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Genesis 12:1-7
Second Lesson: Matthew 18:21-35
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Patience"
July 21, 2019 -- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Lesson: Luke 10:38-42
Sermon: "Do We Really Want to Shame Anyone?" (Rev.Linda Springer)
July 14, 2019 -- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: Isaiah 43:1-7
Second Lesson: John 14:25-29
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Peace"
July 7, 2019 -- Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: I Peter 1:3-9
Second Lesson: Luke 24:33-53
Additional Lesson: Habakkuk: 3:17-19
Sermon: "Words to Live By: Joy" (recording not available)
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