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2017 Sunday Sermons

by Rev. Owen Carriker

and Special Music


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Date (which links to that week's bulletin)
Sermon Title (which links to the audio file of the sermon)
Special Music (which links to the audio file of the music)

December 31, 2017
The Presentation: As It Should Be
Psalm 148; Luke 2:22-40
"Sussex Carol" & "I Wonder As I Wander" - Philip King, Pianist
"Breath of Heaven" - Jordon Reddout Wilhoit, Soloist; Jeff Reddout, Guitar
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - Philip King, Pianist

December 24, 2017
"Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming" Variations - Philip King, Organist
Lessons and Carols
    First Lesson & Carol:
        Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19
        "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
    Second Lesson & Carol:
        Genesis 22:15-18
        "There's a Song in the Air" - David Thomas, Soloist
    Third Lesson & Carol:
        Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
        "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"
    Fourth Lesson & Carol:
        Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6-9
        "Gesu Bambino" - David Calhoun, Soloist
    Fifth Lesson & Carol:
       Luke 1:26-35, 38
        "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
    Sixth Lesson & Carol:
        Luke 2:1-7
        "My Heart, Your Bethlehem" - Chancel Choir
    Seventh Lesson & Carol:
        Luke 2:8-16
        "Angels We Have Heard on High"
    Eighth Lesson & Carol:
       Matthew 2:1-11
        "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
    Ninth Lesson & Carol:
       John 1:1-14
        "Silent Night, Holy Night"

December 17, 2017
A Gift to All of Us
Luke 1:46-55; Luke 1:26-38
"Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" with "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" - Philip King, Pianist
"Of the Father's Love Begotten" - Philip King, Organist
"Bring Us Peace" - Chancel Choir; Jane Edgar and Arianna Tofanelli, Soloists
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" - Philip King, Pianist

December 10, 2017
Isaiah 40:1-5; Mark 1:1-8
"I Wonder as I Wander" & "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" - Philip King, Organist
"Christmas Bells with Joy Are Ringing" - Chancel Choir
"Still, Still, Still" - Philip King, Pianist

December 3, 2017
A Change is Coming
Psalm 80:1-7; Mark 13:24-37
Prelude - Philip King, Pianist
Preview of Today's Concert - Eirinn Abu, Soprano Saxophone
"Advent Medley" - Philip King, Organist
"Born to be the Bread" - Chancel Choir
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" - Philip King, Pianist

November 26, 2017
Christ as King
Psalm 100; Matthew 25:31-46
"Faith" - Bells of Hope; Philip King, Organist
"Thanksgiving" - David Thomas, Soloist
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" - Bells of Hope

November 19, 2017
About Those Talents
Psalm 90:1-12; Matthew 25:14-30
"Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ" & "We Are Travelers on a Journey" - Philip King, Pianist
"He Shall Feed His Flock" - Chancel Choir
"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" - Philip King, Pianist

November 12, 2017
Are You Due?
Psalm 78:1-7; Matthew 25:1-13
"Just a Closer Walk With Thee" & "Be Still My Soul" - Philip King, Pianist
"As Long As I Have Breath" - Chancel Choir
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" - Philip King, Pianist

November 5, 2017
The Real Reason
Psalm 107:1-7,33-37; Matthew 23:1-12
"Simple Gifts" - Philip King, Pianist
"Speak, Lord, in the Stillness" - Chancel Choir
"Keyboard Suite #7 in G minor: IV, V,VI" (Handel) - Philip King, Pianist

October 29, 2017
What Does It Mean To Be Reformed?
Psalm 46; John 8:31-36
"My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" - Philip King, Organist
"To God Be the Glory" - Philip King, Pianist
"Teach Me Thy Song, O Lord" - Chancel Choir
"Variations on 'Foundation'" - Philip King, Pianist
"A Mighty Fortress" - Philip King, Organist

October 22, 2017
Are You Sure That Belongs To You?
Psalm 96; Matthew 22:15-22
"Praise Him! Praise Him!" - Philip King, Pianist
"Hiding In Thee" - Philip King, Pianist
"Nearer, Still Nearer" - Chancel Choir
"Toccata on 'God Father, Praise and Glory'" (Picher) - Philip King, Organist

October 15, 2017
"Proper Dress"
Isaiah 25:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14
Prelude - Philip King, Pianist
"I Need Thee Ev'ry Hour" - Chancel Choir
"How Great Thou Art" - Philip King, Pianist
"Praise To the Lord, the Almighty" - Philip King, Pianist

October 8, 2017
"You've Got To Be Kidding"
Psalm 19; Matthew 21:33-46
Prelude - Philip King, Organist
"I Love You, Lord" - Chancel Choir
"Be Still My Soul" - Philip King, Pianist

October 1, 2017
"Trees and Rocks"
Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 1
"Come Thou Fount" - Philip King, Pianist
"It Is Well With My Soul" - Chancel Choir
"There Is a Balm in Gillead" - Philip King, Pianist

September 24, 2017
"Exactly What We Need"
Psalm 145:1-8; Matthew 20:1-16
"Tocatta on Hyfrydol" (Walicke) - Philip King, Organist
"Holy Is the Lord" - Chancel Choir
"Fairest Lord Jesus" - Philip King, Pianist

September 17, 2017
"The Debt of Grace"
Psalm 103:8-13; Matthew 18:21-35
"How Firm a Foundation" & "Beside Still Waters" - Philip King, Pianist
"Amazing Grace" - David Thomas, Soloist
"Ballade in G minor" (Chopin) - Philip King, Pianist

September 10, 2017
Note: Due to Hurricane Irma, there was no Worship Service held today.

September 3, 2017
"Who Me?"
Matthew 16:21-28; Exodus 3:1-15
"Tocatta" (Dubois) & "Children of the Heavenly Father" - Philip King, Organist
"Children of the Heavenly Father," "Just a Closer Walk," "Barndoms Hemmet" (Childhood Home Swedish Hymn), "God Bless America" - George Arndt, Accordion
"Be Still My Soul" - Philip King, Pianist

August 27, 2017
Psalm 138; Matthew 16:13-20
"Holy, Holy, Holy" - Philip King, Organist
"I Will Sing of the Mercies" - Philip King, Pianist
"Wayfaring Stranger" - Philip King, Soloist & Pianist
"Coming Home" - Philip King, Pianist

August 20, 2017
Great Faith in Unexpected Places
Psalm 67:1-7; Matthew 15:21-28
"My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less" - Philip King, Organist
"Not Too Far From Here" - Janet Fisher, Soloist
"In Christ There Is No East or West" - Philip King, Organist

August 13, 2017
God's Plan
Psalm 86:11-17; Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
"Morecambe (Fantasia)" - Philip King, Organist
"Hiding in Thee" - Philip King, Pianist
"God Is Our Righteousness" - James Van Druten, Guitar; Philip King, Organ
"Unshakable Faith (Medley)" - Philip King, Pianist

August 6, 2017
The Festival Singers of Florida
Dr. Kevin Fenton, Conductor
Robin Frank, Pianist
Philip King, Organist

  "Jubilate Deo"

  "Clear Our Heart, O God" - Shane Thomas, Soloist


  "To God Be the Glory" - Piano Duet by Robin Frank & Philip King

  "Even When He Is Silent"

  "Evening Prayer" - Jeremy Fratti, Saxophone Soloist

  "Nearer My God to Thee" - Gabe Irizarry, Soloist

  "Amazing Grace"

  "Ukuthula" - Tessa Folch, Soloist

"Holy Manna" - Philip King, Pianist


Sermon Title (which links to the audio file of the sermon)
Special Music (which links to the audio file of the music)

July 30, 2017
On Our Behalf - Guest Speaker: Rev. Fred Halde, Parish Associate
Romans 8:26-39
"Come Thou Fount" - Philip King, Pianist
"Softly and Tenderly" - David Thomas, Soloist

July 23, 2017
God's Plan
Psalm 86:11-17; Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
Prelude - Philip King, Organist
"Gavotte" - Laura Greenberg, Violinist
Offertory & Postlude - Philip King, Pianist

July 16, 2017
Sewing Seeds and Letting God Grow the Harvest
Psalm 65:9-13; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
"Feria Pentecostes (Op. 150, No. 2)" - Philip King, Organist
"Pass It On" - David Calhoun, Soloist
"We Plow the Fields and Scatter" - Philip King, Pianist

July 9, 2017
Getting the Help We Need
Psalm 145; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30
"Fantasia on Wondrous Love'" - Philip King, Organist
"I Can Do All Things" - David Thomas & female soloist, Duet
"A Love So Fierce and Free: A Litany" - Philip King, Organist

July 2, 2017
Welcome Mats - Guest Speaker: Rev. Fred Halde, Parish Associate
Passages on Welcome & Hospitality; Matthew 10:40-42
"America, the Beautiful'" - Joe Jones, Organist
"O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee" - David Thomas, Trumpet Solo; Joe Jones, Pianist
"Battle Hymn"- Joe Jones, Pianist

June 25, 2017
Putting Things in Perspective
Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 10:24-39
"A City Called Heaven'" - Philip King, Pianist
"Count Your Blessings" - Barry Porter, Soloist
"His Eye is on the Sparrow" & "Festive Trumpet Voluntary in E" - Philip King, Pianist

June 18, 2017
The Harvest
Psalm 100; Matthew 9:35-10:8
"God of Our Fathers'" - Philip King, Organist
"Man After Your Own Heart" - David Thomas, Soloist
"L'Isle Joyeuse" - Philip King, Pianist

June 11, 2017
Deep and Wide
Psalm 8; Matthew 28:16-20
"Prelude on 'Dix'" - Philip King, Pianist
"Joyful Sound" - Ron Hatley, Soloist
"I'll Fly Away" - Philip King, Pianist

June 4, 2017
Getting Off the Ground
Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21
"O Day Full of Grace" - Philip King, Organist
"Spirit of the Living God" - Barry Porter, Soloist
"Every Time I Feel the Spirit" - Philip King, Organist

May 28, 2017
Don't Just Stand There
Psalm 93; Luke 24:44-53
"If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee" - Philip King, Organist
"O Sing a Joyful Song to God" - Chancel Choir
"Like a River Glorious" - Philip King, Pianist
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" - Philip King, Organist

May 21, 2017
Psalm 66:8-20; John 14:15-21
Prelude - Philip King, Pianist
"Dry Bones" - Chancel Choir
Offertory - Philip King, Pianist

May 14, 2017
Way, Truth, Life
1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
"How Firm a Foundation" - Philip King, Pianist
"Fairest Lord Jesus" - Chancel Choir
"Wonderful Words of Life" - Philip King, Pianist

May 7, 2017
They Know Me By Name
Psalm 23; John 10:1-10
"Festival Piece on Sine Nomine" - Chancel Choir
"Triptych on The Shepherd Psalm" - Philip King, Organist

April 30, 2017
Psalm 116:1-4,12-19; Luke 24:13-35
"The Heavens are Telling" - Bells of Hope; Philip King, Organist
"We Believe" - Children's Choir; Beth Reasoner, Guitarist
"Seek Ye First" - Children's Choir; Ukulele Choir
"Lord, Here Am I" - Chancel Choir

April 23, 2017
Note: Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with the recording of today's service, therefore no audio files are available.

April 16, 2017
Great Faith: Resurrection
Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" - Philip King, Pianist
"My Eternal King" - Chancel Choir

April 9, 2017
Matthew 21:1-11
Prelude - Philip King, Pianist
"If My People Will Pray" - Mardy Castro, Soloist
"Listen to the Hammer Ring" - Chancel Choir; David Thomas, Soloist
"The Old Rugged Cross" - Philip King, Pianist

April 2, 2017
God is Able
Ezekiel 37:1-14
"Amazing Grace" - Eirinn Abu, Saxophone
"O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" - Bells of Hope
"It Was His Love" - Chancel Choir

March 26, 2017
Even the Blind Shall See
Psalm 23; John 9:1-41 (Due to technical difficulties, the recording is missing verses 22-41.)
"Amazing Grace" - Philip King, Pianist
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" - Chancel Choir
"The Light of the World is Jesus" - Philip King, Pianist

March 19, 2017
Living Water
Psalm 95; John 4:5-26
"Let the Song Go 'Round the Earth" - Chancel Choir, Kathryn Cheney, Trumpet, Philip King, Organist
"Crown Him with Many Crowns" - Kathryn Cheney, Trumpet; Philip King, Pianist
Postlude - Philip King, Pianist

March 12, 2017
Water, Spirit, and God's Love
Psalm 121; John 3:1-17
"Is There Anyone?" - Chancel Choir
"Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort" - Philip King, Organist

March 5, 2017
Note: Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with the recording of today's service, therefore no audio files are available.

February 26, 2017
Transfigure What?
Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9
"Toccata on Deo Gracias" - Philip King, Organist
"Praise God Ye Sons of Earth" - Chancel Choir
"Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort" & "Shine, Jesus, Shine" - Philip King, Pianist

February 19, 2017
Love For All
Psalm 119:33-40; Matthew 5:38-48
"Heavenly Sunlight" - Chancel Choir
"Rain Down" - Philip King, Pianist

February 12, 2017
You Have Heard... But...
Psalm 119:1-8; Matthew 5:21-37
"Chorale No. 3 in A Minor"- Philip King, Organist
"You Are Mine" - Chancel Choir; Laura Greenberg, Violinist
"Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song" & "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" - Philip King, Organist

February 5, 2017
Don't Hold Back
Psalm 112:1-9; Matthew 5:13-20
"Now Thank We All Our God" & "A Festive Intrada"- Bells of Hope and Philip King, Organist
"Come to the Table of the Lord" - Chancel Choir
"Processional on 'All Glory, Laud, and Honor'" - Bells of Hope and Philip King, Organist
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" & "When Morning Gilds the Skies" - Philip King, Pianist

January 29, 2017
Jesus' Teachings
Psalm 15; Matthew 5:1-12
"Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" - Philip King, Pianist
"Cleft for Me" - Chancel Choir
"Softly and Tenderly" - Philip King, Pianist

January 22, 2017
Psalm 27:4-9; Matthew 4:12-23
"When in Our Music God is Glorified" - Mark Hayes, Pianist
"And the Father Will Dance Over You" - Chancel Choir
"His Eye is on the Sparrow" - Mark Hayes, Pianist
Dedication of our Broadmann Grand Piano:
     "Holy, Holy, Holy"
- Mark Hayes, Pianist; Philip King, Organist
"This Little Light of Mine" - Mark Hayes, Pianist

January 15, 2017
Psalm 40:1-11; John 1:29-42
"Stir Thy Church" - Chancel Choir
"Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us" & "When in Our Music God is Glorified" - Philip King, Pianist

January 8, 2017
Matthew 3:13-17
"Brethren, We Have Met to Worship" - Chancel Choir
"Shall We Gather at the River Near to the Heart of God" - Philip King, Pianist

January 1, 2017
New Year's Resolve - Guest Speaker: Rev. Fred Halde, Parish Associate, Hope Presbyterian Church
Matthew 2:1-12
"Fairest Lord Jesus/Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" - Chancel Choir
"The Coventry Carol/The First Noel" & "Masters in this Hall" - Philip King, Pianist