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2018 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 30, 2018
As It Should Be
Psalm 148:1-6a; Luke 2:41-52
"Ding Dong! Merrily on High" - Philip King, Pianist
"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" - Philip King, Organist
"What a Beautiful Name it Is, the Name of Jesus" - John Canon, Soloist
"Go, Tell it on the Mountain" - Philip King, Pianist

December 23, 2018
Promise Fulfilled
Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46-55
"Joy" - Philip King, Pianist
"Away in a Manger" , "The Manger is a Noisy Place" & "Silent Night"- Children's Church Kids
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"- Philip King, Pianist
"Love Divine" - Chancel Choir
"And the Glory of the Lord"- Philip King, Pianist
"The First Noel" - Philip King, Organist

December 16, 2018
Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
"Good Christan Friends, Rejoice" - Philip King, Organist
"Of the Father's Love Begotten" & "A Rossetti Christmas" - Philip King, Pianist

Love Came Down at Christmas
Celebrating God’s Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love

A Cantata by Joel Raney
Presented by the Chancel Choir

  • “Love Came Down”
  • “Come, Emmanuel, Come” (Hope)
  • “Grant Us Peace” (Peace)
  • “Listen to the Joyful Song” (Joy)
  • “Love Be Yours, Love Be Mine” (Love)

December 9, 2018
"The Shepherds' Wives" - A play by the Presbyterian Women of Hope; Julie Carriker, Soloist
Malachi 3:1-4
"Infant Holy" - Bells of Hope
"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" - Philip King, Pianist
"Bring a Torch" - Bells of Hope

December 2, 2018
Love Letters
Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
"Fairest Lord Jesus" - Philip King, Organist
"Grant Us Peace" - Chancel Choir
"Of the Father's Love Begotten" & "Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne" - Philip King, Pianist

November 25, 2018
King Forever
Psalm 93; John 18:33-37
"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" - Bells of Hope
"Shall We Gather at the River" with "Prelude in C Major" - Philip King, Organist
"Now Thank We All Our God" - Chancel Choir
"Amazing Grace" - Bells of Hope

November 18, 2018
A Rich Man Who Got It Right
Deuteronomy 26:1-4; Luke 19:1-10
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" - Philip King, Pianist
"Nearer My God To Thee" - Philip King, Organist
"May Jesus Christ Be Praised" - Chancel Choir
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" - Philip King, Pianist

November 11, 2018
The Best Way to Do God's Work
Psalm 146; Mark 12:38-44
"Fete" & "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" - Philip King, Organist
"Peace I Give to You" - Chancel Choir; Laura Greenberg, Violin
"Near to the Heart of God" - Philip King, Pianist
"Darwall's 148th" - Philip King, Organist

November 4, 2018
The Savior - Guest Speakers: Izzy Moon & Colan Nowoozi
Ephesians 4:11-16
"Rejoice in the Lord Always" - Kid's Rock, Youth of Hope, Ukulele Choir
"Come to the Table" - Chancel Choir
"Hymn Medley" - Philip King, Pianist

October 28, 2018
Faith Makes Us Well
Psalm 126; Mark 10:46-52
"Trust and Obey" - Philip King, Pianiist
"Fairest Lord Jesus" with "My Heart Ever Faithful" - Philip King, Organist
"O Lord Most Holy" - Chancel Choir
"Softly and Tenderly" - Philip King, Pianist
"Toccota on Hyfrydol" - Philip King, Organist

October 21, 2018
Servant of All
Psalm 91:9-16; Mark 10:35-45
"Crown Him with Many Crowns" - Philip King, Organist
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" - Philip King, Pianist
"Prayer of Consecration" - Chancel Choir
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" & "On Eagles Wings" - Philip King, Pianist

October 14, 2018
Walking Away
Psalm 90:12-17; Mark 10:17-31
"Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" - Philip King, Organist
"Grace Us, O Lord" - Chancel Choir
"Be Thou My Vision" - Philip King, Pianist

October 7, 2018
God Is Always There
Psalm 8; Job 1:1, 2:1-10
"All Things Bright and Beautiful" - Philip King, Organist
"And We Remember Him" - Chancel Choir
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing", "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence & "Adagio Cantabile", & "Beautiful Savior" - Philip King, Pianist

September 30, 2018
Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20
"Just as I Am, Without One Plea" - Philip King, Organist
"Hark, Ten Thousand Harps & Voices" - Chancel Choir
"O Worship the King" - Philip King, Pianist

September 23, 2018
A Lesson From a Child
Psalm 54; Mark 9:30-37
"Prelude in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2" of Felix Mendelsson - Philip King, Organist
"Good News Celebration!" - Chancel Choir
"Wayfaring Stranger" - Philip King, Pianist

September 16, 2018
The Value of Looking Further Down the Road
Mark 8:27-38
"Toccata on 'God Father, Praise and Glory'" - Philip King, Organist
"Ye Shall Be Witnesses" - Chancel Choir
"It Is Well with My Soul" - Philip King, Pianist

September 9, 2018
He Couldn't Hide
Psalm 146; Mark 7:24-37
"God Will Take Care of You" - Philip King, Pianist
"Written in Red" - Chancel Choir
"Improvisation on 'Balm in Gilead'" - Philip King, Pianist

September 2, 2018
In Love with God and Others
Song of Solomon 2:8-13; James 1:17-27
"Entree from 'Dix Pieces pour Grand Orgue'" - Philip King, Organist
"Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying" - David Thomas, Soloist
"Great is Thy Faithfulness" - Philip King, Pianist

August 26, 2018
Much More
Psalm 34:15-22; John 6:56-69
"Praise His Greatness" - Philip King, Pianist
"Meditation on 'Promise'" - Philip King, Organist
"Take My Life'" - David Thomas, Soloist; Laura Greenberg, Violin; Philip King, Pianist
"Unshakable Faith (medley)" - Philip King, Pianist

August 19, 2018
Food for the Journey
Psalm 34:9-14; John 6:51-58
"Count Your Blessings" - Barry Porter, Soloist
"One Bread, One Body - Philip King, Pianist

August 12, 2018
Bread of Life
Psalm 34:1-8; John 6:35,41-51
"Bryn Calfaria" & "Rhosymedre" - Philip King, Organist
"Be Thou My Vision" - Judy Shoemaker, Soloist
"Jesus is All the World to Me" - Philip King, Pianist

August 5, 2018
Growing Up - Guest Speaker: Fred Halde, Parish Associate
1 Corinthians 13:8-13; Ephesians 4:1-16
"Prelude" & Interlude - Philip King, Pianist
"Song to the Moon" & "Panis Angelicus" - Sarah Ganey, Soloist

July 29, 2018
A Three-Course Meal - Guest Speaker: Fred Halde, Parish Associate
Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-13
"Prelude on Rejoice, Rejoice" - Philip King, Organist
"I Need Thee Every Hour" - Philip King, Organist
"Let Us Break Bread Together" - David and Theresa Thomas, Duet
"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" - Philip King, Pianist

July 22, 2018
Psalm 23; Mark 30-34,53-56
"His Eye Is On the Sparrow'" - Janet Fisher, Soloist
"Bound for the Kingdom" - Philip King, Pianist

July 15, 2018
Chosen In Christ
Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14
"Sing With All the Saints in Glory" - Philip King, Organist
"Nearer, Still Nearer" - David Thomas, Soloist
"Blessed Assurance" - Philip King, Pianist

July 8, 2018
Special Music by Eirinn Abu
Psalm 150
"Voluntary on 'Old Hundredth'" - Philip King, Organist
"When in Our Music God is Glorified" - Philip King, Pianist

July 1, 2018
Love and Healing
Psalm 30; Mark 5:21-43
"More Precious Than Silver" - Christy Fung, Pianist
"He's Everything to Me" - David Calhoun, Soloist
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" - Christy Fung, Pianist

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)

June 24, 2018
Team Hope - Guest Speaker: Al Miller, Ruling Elder
Psalm 107:1-3;23-32; Mark 4:35-41
"Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" - Christy Fung, Pianist
"Ashoken Farewell" - Laura Greenberg, Violin; Barry and Beth Reasoner, Guitars
"Lover's Waltz" - Laura Greenberg, Violin; Barry and Beth Reasoner, Guitars

June 17, 2018
Seeds of Faith
Psalm 92:1-4,12-15; Mark 4:26-34
"Softly and Tenderly" - Barry and Beth Reasoner, Guitar Duet
"My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" & "Be Thou My Vision" - Barry and Beth Reasoner, Guitar Duet

June 10, 2018
Focusing on the Eternal
Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
"Be Not Afraid" - Philip King, Pianist
"Going Home" - Philip King, Pianist
"Suffer the Little Children" - Barry Porter, Soloist
"Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above" - Philip King, Pianist

June 3, 2018
For Our Own Good
Mark 2:23-3:6
"Variations 1 & 2 on Thaxted" - Philip King, Organist
"Amazing Love" - David Calhoon, Soloist
"Shepherd Me, O God" - Philip King, Pianist
"Variations 3 & 4 on Thaxted" - Philip King, Organist

May 27, 2018
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer
Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17
"To God Be the Glory" - Philip King, Organist
Interlude - Philip King, Pianist
"It Is Well With My Soul" - Chancel Choir
Offertory - Philip King, Pianist

May 20, 2018
Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27,16:4-15
"Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove" - Philip King, Pianist
"Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart" - Philip King, Pianist
"Forgive Us" - Chancel Choir
"Praise His Greatness" - Philip King, Pianist
"Every Time I Feel the Spirit" - Philip King, Pianist

May 13, 2018
Psalm 1; John 17:6-19
"A Mighty Fortress" - Philip King, Organist
"Holy Be Thy Name" - Chancel Choir
Excerpt from Sibelius' "Finlandia" - Philip King, Pianist

May 6, 2018
John 15:9-17
"Holy Manna" - Philip King, Pianist
"In Remembrance of Me" - Chancel Choir
"Come Thou Fount"- Philip King, Pianist

April 29, 2018
Abide in Me
Psalm 22:25-31; John 15:1-8
"Cross Medley" - Christy Fung, Pianist
"Jesus, Jesus, How I Trust Him" - Chancel Choir
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" - Christy Fung, Pianist

April 22, 2018
"60 Years of Hope" Diamond Jubilee - Rev. Owen Carriker
"Old Songs Medley" - Philip King, Pianist
History of Hope - Elder Bob Randolph
Cross History - Elder Florence Davis
Hope in the Community - Elder Polly Burkhart
Hope From the Past to the Future - Elder Dick Madaus
"Faith, Grace, Hope" - Chancel Choir
Hope's Vision and Call - Rev. Owen Carriker
"Ukuthula" - Chancel Choir

April 15, 2018
Power and Peace
Psalm 4; Luke 24:36-48
Prelude - Philip King, Pianist
"Jesus Is Alive and Well" - Julie Carriker, Soloist; Ukulele Choir
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" - Philip King, Pianist
"Beneath the Cross of Jesus" - Chancel Choir
"Thaxted Hymn Tune" - Philip King, Pianist
"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"- Philip King, Pianist

April 8, 2018
Doubt and Faith
Psalm 133; John 20:19-31
"Lift High the Cross" - Philip King, Pianist
"Speak, O Lord" - Chancel Choir
"There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today" - Philip King, Pianist

April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday
John 20:1-18
"The Power of the Cross" - Chancel Choir
"Jeux d'eau" - Philip King, Pianist
"See What a Morning" - Chancel Choir

March 25, 2018
Here Comes the King
John 12:12-16; Mark 15:1-47
"Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" - Bells of Hope; Philip King, Organist
"Leave It There" - Ukulele Choir
"Mirrors, 5. La Vallee des Cloches" - Philip King, Pianist
"Hear the Call of the Kingdom" - Chancel Choir
"How Great Thou Art" - Bells of Hope

March 18, 2018
The Time Has Come...
Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-30
"Le Tombeau de Couperin, mvt 1" & "Menuet (sur la nome de Haydn)" - Philip King, Pianist
"Across the Lands" - Chancel Choir
"Le Tombeau de Couperin, mvt 3,4" - Philip King, Pianist
"Ascription of Praise" - Chancel Choir

March 11, 2018
A Sign of Salvation
Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
"Mirrors, 1. Noctuelles" & "Menuet en ut diese mineur" - Philip King, Pianist
"O Breath of God" - Chancel Choir
"Mirrors, 2. Oiseaux Tristes" - Philip King, Pianist

March 4, 2018
A Good Cleansing
Psalm 19; John 2:13-22
"Valse Nobles et Sentimentales" - Philip King, Pianist
"Sing to the Lord a New Song" - Chancel Choir
"La Parade" - Philip King, Pianist

February 25, 2018
Take Up Your Cross
Psalm 22:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
"Sonatine, mvt 2"- Philip King, Pianist
"Prélude" - Philip King, Pianist
"O Take the Peace of Christ" - Chancel Choir
"Sonatine, mvt 3" - Philip King, Pianist

February 18, 2018
Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:9-15
"A la maniére de Emmanuel Chabrier"- Philip King, Pianist
"A la manure de Borodine" - Philip King, Pianist
"Take My Life" - Chancel Choir
"This is My Story" - Philip King, Pianist

February 11, 2018
Listen to Him
Psalm 50:1-6; Mark 9:2-9
"Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory"- Philip King, Organist
"I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord" - Philip King, Pianist
"I Must Tell Jesus" - Chancel Choir
"This is My Story" - Philip King, Pianist

February 4, 2018
A Quiet Place
Psalm 147:1-11; Mark 1:29-39
"I Sing the Mighty Power of God"- Bells of Hope
"God Will Take Care of You" - Philip King, Pianist
"How Beautiful Upon the Mountains" - Chancel Choir
"Holy, Holy, Holy" - Bells of Hope

January 28, 2018
Psalm 111; Mark 1:21-28
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" & "Be Thou My Vision" - Philip King, Pianist
"For the Beauty of the Earth" - Chancel Choir
"Praise His Greatness" - Philip King, Pianist

January 21, 2018
Follow Me
Psalm 62:5-12; Mark 1:14-20
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Philip King, Pianist
"Antiphonal Psalm" - Chancel Choir
"Softly and Tenderly" - Philip King, Organist
"We Are Not Alone" - Chancel Choir; Mardy Castro, Soloist
"Blessed Assurance - Philip King, Pianist
"Fantasy on Duke Street" - Philip King, Organist

January 14, 2018
Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; John 1:43-51
"If You But Trust in God to Guide You" & "Be Thou My Vision" - Philip King, Pianist
"Come Down, Lord" - Chancel Choir
"You Are Mine" - Philip King, Organist

January 7, 2018
Mark 1:4-11
"Fum, Fum, Fum" - Philip King, Pianist
"The Evening Prayer" - Julian and Gabriel Solis, Duet
"The Gift of Love" & "For unto Us a Child Is Born"- Philip King, Pianist
"Break Thou the Bread of Life" - Chancel Choir
"We Three Kings" - Philip King, Pianist
"Peace, Peace" - Sara, Julian, and Gabriel Solis, Trio