Rev. Mark Gauen

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from Rev. Mark Gauen

Special Events

Virtual Services


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 services live or at any later time since they are saved on Facebook.

The following is a list of available audio recordings of services to which you can listen if you prefer. 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.

May 2, 2021 -- Fifth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading: Psalm 139:1-18
Service of the Word: “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 21, 2020 -- Longest Night
Meditation -- Rev. Dr. Mary Jane Hitt
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 I: 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 10, 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 -- Nineth 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"
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