Rev. Mark Gauen

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from Rev. Mark Gauen

Special Events

Worship Options


In-person Worship in our sanctuary is celebrated every Sunday at 10:15 AM. We do ask that everyone conform to CDC guidelines—which means that unvaccinated people should still wear masks to reduce their risk of catching the virus.

Follow our Livestreamed Worship service 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 15, 2022 -- Fifth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Revelation 21:1-6
Scripture Reading II: John 13:31-35
Service: “Leaning into Love”
May 8, 2022 -- Fourth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 89:5-18
Scripture Reading II: Romans 6:1-4
Service: “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
Service: “The Sound of Resurrection”
April 24, 2022 -- Second Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Revelation 1:4-8
Scripture Reading II: John 20:19-23
Service: “On Being an Easter People”
April 17, 2022 -- Easter Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 65:17-25
Scripture Reading II: Luke 24:1-12
Service: “Resurrection Vision”
April 14, 2022 -- Maundy Thursday
Scripture Reading I: Mark 14:17-25
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 5:1-12
Service: “Blessed Are…Those Who Mourn”
April 10, 2022 -- Palm Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 31:9-16
Scripture Reading II: Mark 14:3-9
Service: “Fearing the Worst; Knowing the Best”
April 3, 2022 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Philippians 2:5-11
Scripture Reading II: Mark 8:31-38
Service: “Raise the Cross”
March 27, 2022 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Scripture Reading II: Hosea 11:1-11
Service: “Welcome Sinners!” (Rev. Jennifer Eastman Hinkle) (recording starts with service in progress)
March 20, 2022 -- Third Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 63:1-8
Scripture Reading II: Luke 13:1-9
Service: “What Are We Going to Do?”
March 13, 2022 -- Second Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 27:1-14
Scripture Reading II: Luke 13:31-35
Service: “Needing a Mother Hen” (recording starts with service in progress)
March 6, 2022 -- First Sunday in Lent
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Scripture Reading II: Luke 4:1-13
Service: “The Wilderness of Lent”
March 2, 2022 -- Ash WednesdayNeeding a Mother Hen
Scripture Reading: Psalm 25:8-18
Service: “Lent and the Mercy of God
February 27, 2022 -- Eighth Sunday after Epiphany
Transfiguration Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 43:1-3a
Scripture Reading II: Acts 5:27-42
Scripture Reading III: Luke 9:21-36
Service: “Blessed Are: Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness Sake”
February 20, 2022 -- Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Hebrews 12:14-17
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 2:11-22
Service: “Blessed Are: The Peacemakers”
February 13, 2022 -- Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 24:1-10
Scripture Reading II: I John 2:29-3:3
Service: “Blessed Are: The Pure in Heart”
February 6, 2022 -- Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 25:1-7
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 18:21-35
Service: “Blessed Are: The Merciful”
January 30, 2022 -- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 51:4-8
Scripture Reading II: John 4:31-38
Service: “Blessed Are: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness”
January 23, 2022 -- Third Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 37:1-11
Scripture Reading II: I Corinthians 1:26-31
Service: “Blessed Are: The Meek” (Recording not available)
January 16, 2022 -- Second Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 61:1-4
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 5:1-12
Service: “Blessed Are…”
January 9, 2022 -- First Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-12
Service: “Epiphany” (Rev. Heather Hicks)
January 2, 2022 -- Second Sunday after Christmas
Scripture Reading I: Exodus 20:1-17
Scripture Reading II: Matthew 22:34-40
Service: “From Covet to Covenant” (Rev. Heather Hicks)
December 26, 2021 -- First Sunday after Christmas
Scripture Reading I: I Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Scripture Reading II: Luke 2:41-52
Service: “Where Did You Expect Me to Be?”
December 19, 2021 -- Fourth Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Micah 5:2-5a
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 121:1-8
Service of the Word: “The Unexpected God”
December 12, 2021 -- Third Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Scripture Reading II: Philippians 4:4-7
Service of the Word: “Hoping for Hope”
December 5, 2021 -- Second Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Malachi 3:1-4
Scripture Reading II: Luke 3:1-6
Service of the Word: “Company’s Coming”
November 28, 2021 -- First Sunday in Advent
Scripture Reading I: Isaiah 2:1-5
Scripture Reading II: Romans 13:11-14
Service of the Word: “In the Days to Come”
November 21, 2021 -- Christ the King Sunday
Thanksgiving Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Ruth 2:1-13
Scripture Reading II: Leviticus 19:9-10
Service of the Word: “Gathering a Thanksgiving”
November 14, 2021 -- Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Veterans Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 33:13-32
Scripture Reading II: Ephesians 6:10-17
Service of the Word: “Strong in the Lord”
November 7, 2021 -- Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints Day
Scripture Reading I: Hebrews 11:23-12:3
Scripture Reading II: Luke 3:23-12:38
Service of the Word: “Living Our Story”
October 31, 2021 -- Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: I Peter 2:2-10
Service of the Word: “The Afterlife of the Reformation”
October 24, 2021 -- Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Romans 8:37-39
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 139:1-18
Service of the Word: “Inescapable Love”
October 17, 2021 -- Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 104:1-13
Scripture Reading II: Mark 10:35-45
Service of the Word: “A Faith Vocation”
October 10, 2021 -- Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Recording not available
October 3, 2021 -- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Acts 1:6-11
Scripture Reading II: Romans 14:1-9
Service of the Word: “Contagious Love”
September 26, 2021 -- Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Recording not available
September 19, 2021 -- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Hebrews 4:12-16
Scripture Reading II: Luke 18:18-30
Service of the Word: “Do One More Thing”
September 12, 2021 -- Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Rally Day
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 148:1-14
Scripture Reading II: I Thessalonians 3:6-13
Scripture Reading III: Luke 5:1-11, 27-28, 6:12-16
Service of the Word: “An Encouraging Report”
September 5, 2021 -- Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Mark 6:1-13, 30-32
Service of the Word: “Life's Labors”
August 29, 2021 -- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: I Corinthians 13:1-13
Scripture Reading II: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Service of the Word: “Love Filled with Passion”
August 22, 2021 -- Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Rev.Rebecca Tollefson, Recording not available
August 15, 2021 -- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Proverbs 9:1-6
Scripture Reading II: John 6:51-58
Service of the Word: “Eternal Bread”
August 8, 2021 -- Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Scripture Reading II: John 6:35-51
Service of the Word: “Incarnational Bread”
August 1, 2021 -- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Recording not available
July 25, 2021 -- Nineth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: John 6:1-21
Service of the Word: “Plenty of Bread”
July 18, 2021 -- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Numbers 21:4-9
Scripture Reading II: 2 Kings 18:1-4
Service of the Word: “Even Bronze Serpents are Dangerous”
July 11, 2021 -- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading I: Luke 5:12-16
Scripture Reading II: Psalm 121
Service of the Word: “Fierce Landscapes”
July 4, 2021 -- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Alvin Lee, recording not available
June 27, 2021 -- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Heather Hicks, recording not available)
June 20, 2021 -- Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 130:1-6
Service of the Word: “Meditations on a Psalm”
June 13, 2021 -- Third Sunday after Pentecost
Recording not available)
June 6, 2021 -- Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-17
Service of the Word: “Grapevine Discipleship”
May 30, 2021 -- Trinity Sunday
Memorial Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Exodus 3:7-15
Scripture Reading II: John 16:4b-15
Service of the Word: “The Very Being of God”
May 23, 2021 -- Pentecost Sunday
Recording not available)
May 16, 2021 -- Seventh Sunday in Easter
Graduate Recognition Sunday
Scripture Reading I: Psalm 1
Scripture Reading II: Mark 9:30-37
Service of the Word: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
May 9, 2021 -- Sixth Sunday in Easter
Scripture Reading I: Philippians 1:1-11
Scripture Reading II: John 13:31-35
Service of the Word: “Every Time I Remember You”
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
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
Recording not available due to sound system upgrade
January 10, 2021 -- First Sunday of Epiphany
Recording not available due to sound system upgrade
January 3, 2021 -- Second Sunday after Christmas
Recording not available due to sound system upgrade
December 27, 2020 -- First Sunday after Christmas
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"

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