Sermon & Music Archive

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 Date  Sermon/Scripture  Preacher Anthem 1 Anthem 2
December 16, 2018 “Greetings!” – Luke 1:26-38 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day with The Birthday of a King”/First Presbyterian Orchestra
      “In Christ Alone”/Davey Tucker, soloist “Bethlehem Wind”/ The Celebration Choir and Becky West, flutist
      “A Peaceful Christmas”/First Presbyterian Orchestra “Adoration of the Christ Child”/First Presbyterian Orchestra
December 9, 2018 “Get Ready!” – Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Candlelight Carol”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist “Come to Us”/Children’s Music Ministry; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist
      “Someday”/Jennifer McFadyen Hammond, soloist “Every Valley”/The Celebration Choir
December 2, 2018 “Don’t Forget Zechariah” – Luke 1:5-25 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Gloria” by Vivaldi. Celebration Choir, chamber orchestra, and other musicians
      “Coventry Carol”/Theodore Schwamm, baritone “Tocatta on Hydryfol”/Alice Ann Campbell
      “Sonata in G”/Julie Jordan, oboe “Adagio for Mandolin and Clavier”/Kristin Stiteler, mandolin
      “Concerto in D, Movement 1, Allegro”/ Larry Wells, trumpet, and Monica Sparzak, organ
November 25, 2018 “Who Is Jesus?” – Rev. 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Marching to Zion”/Roger Holmes, trumpet solo “Victory in Jesus”/Roger Holmes, trumpet solo
      “When Peace like a River”/Cheyenne Campbell, soloist “Give Us a Song”/The Men of God; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist
      “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”/The Celebration Choir; Amanda Holmes, trumpet; Stacy Pritchett, timpani
November 18, 2018 “Round Hole Meets Square Peg” – Luke 6:12-26 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Give Thanks Canon”/The Chapel Choir & Becky West, flutist “Give Thanks”/Becky West, flutist
      “Morning Has Broken”/Alice Ann Campbell and Diane Regensburger, handbell duet “Prelude on THAXTED”/The Canticle Ringers
      “Thanksgiving Celebration”/The Celebration Choir  
November 11, 2018 Veterans Day Community Worship Service – “Courage Under Fire” Chaplain Adam Tippery Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “America the Beautiful”/Marcia Mervin & Sarah Szopinski, organ & piano duet “The Battle Hymn”/Marcia Mervin & Sarah Szopinski, organ & piano duet
      “Armed Forces – Pride of America”/Downtown Churches Choir; Marcia Mervin, director; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “Battle Hymn of the Republic”/Downtown Churches Choir; Marcia Mervin, director; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “Glory Hallelujah”/Roger Holmes, trumpet; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
November 11, 2018 “Give Yourself Away” – Mark 12:38-44 The Rev. Jonathan West Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Ubi Caritas”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist  “Battle Hymn of the Republic”/The Celebration Choir
November 4, 2018 “Bring Your Basket” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “You Are My All in All” – Jennifer Hammond and Sarah Szopinski, vocal duet
      “I Will Serve You with For the Beauty of the Earth”/ Children’s Ministry & The Celebration Choir “First Fruits”/The Celebration Choir
October 28, 2018 “Skin in the Game” – Romans 12:1-8 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Prayer for Peace”/The Chapel Choir “They’ll Know We Are Christians”/ The Canticle Ringers
      “In the Hall of the Mountain King”/The Millennial Ringers
October 21, 2018 “First Things First” – Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window.Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “O Worship the King”/Piano and organ duet
      “How I Trust Him – Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus and He Hideth My Soul”/Melissa Cole, soloist “The Prayer and Lead Me Lord”/The Celebration Choir
October 14, 2018 “Compassionate Outreach” – Luke 10:25-37 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Rise Up O Men of God”/Men of God with Mary Ann Tally, accompanist
      “Seek Ye First”/Children’s Music Ministry & Mary Ann Tally, accompanist “By Faith with Great Is Thy Faithfulness”/ The Celebration Choir
October 7, 2018 “How (Not) to Be Free” – Romans 8:1-11 Dr. James K.A. Smith Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Gabriel’s Oboe”/Roger Holmes, trumpet solo
      “Oh Happy Day”/The First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Pam Senter, accompanist “In Christ Alone” – The Celebration Choir
September 30, 2018 “Loving Fellowship and Spiritual Growth” – 1 John 4:7-12 & Colossians 2:6-8 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Love One Another/ The Chapel Choir
      “For the Beauty of the Earth” /The Canticle Ringers & Becky West, flutist “The Gift of Love”/The Celebration Choir
September 23, 2018 “The Heart of Worship” – Psalm 100 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Adagio from Concerto for Clarinet K.622″/Mark Regensburger, clarinetist “May the Mind of Christ My Savior”/The Celebration Choir
September 9, 2018 “Christ We Serve, Christ We Share” – Mark 12:28-34 Dr. Mike Garrett “I Want to Be like Jesus”/Joyce Borum and Rachel Rocker, vocal duet “Joy in the Morning”/The Celebration Choir & Roger Holmes, trumpeter
      Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
September 2, 2018 “What’s Wrong with Tradition” – Mark 7:1-23 The Rev. Jonathan West Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “This Is My Father’s World”/Becky West, flutist “Wayfaring Stranger”/Celebration Choir & Becky West, flutist
August 26, 2018 “Empty to Full” – Ruth 4:13-22 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Christ Has Broken Down the Wall”/The Celebration Choir “We Are So Blessed”/Marcia Mervin, soloist
      “O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord”/The Chapel Choir
August 19, 2018 “The Blessing” – Ruth 4:1-12 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “I’m with You (Ruth and Naomi)”/ Jennifer Hammond and Diane Regensburger, vocal soloists “Blessings”/The Celebration Choir
August 12, 2018 “Live in Love” – Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Fill-a-Me-Up!”/The Celebration Choir “Allegretto”/Roger Holmes, trumpeter
      “Gracious Spirit, Dwell in Me”/The Chapel Choir
August 5, 2018 “What Happened that Night” – Ruth 3:1-18 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “The Prayer with Lead Me, Lord”/Charlotte McLaurin, soloist “I Am with You”/The Celebration Choir & Lauren Holmes, flutist
July 29, 2018 “Better than Good” – Ruth 2:17-23 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God”/David Tucker, soloist “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”/ The Celebration Choir
      “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”/Sarah Szopinski, saxophonist
July 22, 2018 “A Man in Full” – Ruth 2:1-17 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “I Have Felt the Hand of God”/The Celebration Choir “Love Never Fails You”/Ben Crews, soloist
      “Breathe on Me”/The Chapel Choir
July 15, 2018 “God’s Unlikely Face” – Ruth 1:14-22 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Wherever You Go”/Don Perkins and Kellie Pfaff Perkins, vocal duet “Wherever You Are”/The Celebration Choir
July 8, 2018 “There’s Nothing Here for You” – Ruth 1:1-13 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “It Is Well with My Soul”/Christina Bookwalter, handbells, & Becky West, flute “Wayfarin’ Stranger”/The Celebration Choir
      “O Lord, Most Holy”/The Chapel Choir
July 1, 2018 “Come Clean” – Mark 5:21-43 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Steal Away to Heaven”/Melissa Cole, soloist “Be Not Afraid”/The Celebration Choir
June 24, 2018 “Endurance” – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and Mark 4:35-41 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant Click here for the live stream window.Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “I Am”/VBS Children & VBS Praise Team “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”/The Celebration Choir
      “Santo, Santo, Santo”/The Chapel Choir
June 17, 2018 “Finally, It’s All Thanks” – Colossians 3:12-17 The Rev. Jonathan West Click here for the live stream window.Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Never Let Go”/The VBS Praise Team of Kimberhly Hopkins, Erin Jackson, Scott Marchant, and Hudson McFadyen “This Is My Father’s World”/The Celebration Choir
June 10, 2018 “I Know the Secret” – Philippians 4:10-22 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Pachelbel Canon”/The Millennial Ringers “St. Anthony Chorale”/ The Millennial Ringers
      “The Call”/Theodore Schwamm, soloist “Saints Bound for Heaven”/ The Celebration Choir
      “I Need Thee Every Hour”/ The Chapel Choir  
June 3, 2018 “The Path to Peace” – Philippians 4:1-9 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “He Is Exalted”/Huntyr Hopkins, violinist “Give Thanks”/Lauren Holmes, flutist
      “10,000 Reasons”/Celebration Choir & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
May 27, 2018 “The Things We Leave Behind” – Philippians 3:1-14 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Glory Hallelujah”/Roger Holmes, trumpeter & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “Majesty”/The Celebration Choir & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “Bist Du Be Mir”/Roger Holmes; trumpeter; Dr. Marcia Mervin, organist
      “Seek Ye First”/The Chapel Choir & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
May 20, 2018 “Time to Shine” – Philippians 2:12-18 Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “It Is Well with My Soul”/Jennifer Hammond, soloist “For the Beauty of the Earth”/Canticle Ringers; Becky West, flutist
      “Come Now, Spirit of God”/Celebration Choir; Becky West, flutist, & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
 May 13, 2018  “The Like-Minded Church” – Philippians 2:1-11  Dr. Mike Garrett Click here for the live stream window. Click on the “play” triangle on the right to see this and any other archived services.
      “Oh, Happy Day!”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Pam Senter, accompanist “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”/Celebration Choir
May 6, 2018 Youth Sunday Play the video of the service, click here  For audio only, click here
April 29, 2018 “Do Not Neglect Your Gifts” – 1 Timothy 4:11-15 The Rev. Jonathan West “Hymn to Joy”/The Revelation Ringers “Everywhere I Go”/The Chapel Choir; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “Wayfaring Stranger”/The Canticle Ringers; Roger Holmes, trumpet “Give Thanks and Glorify His Name”/Celebration Choir and Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
April 22, 2018 “Explain Yourself” – Philippians 1:12-26 Dr. Mike Garrett “Stand Up and Praise the Lord”/King’s Kidz; Sarah Szopinski, director “Christ Has Broken Down the Wall”/The Celebration Choir; Ben Crews, choral scholar director, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “O Lord”/Diane Regensburger, soprano; Hannah Boyles, percussion; Scott Marchant, guitar; and Dr. Monica Sparzak, piano  
April 15, 2018 “Do You Have Anything to Declare?” – Acts 3:12-19 & Luke 24:36b-48 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant “A Psalm”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble “By Faith”/The Celebration Choir
April 8, 2018 “Joy Has Its Seasons” – Philippians 1:1-11 Dr. Mike Garrett “Deep River”/Davey Tucker, Methodist Choral Scholar “Ave Verum” – The Celebration Choir
April 1, 2018 “See Something? Say Something!” – Mark 16:1-8 Dr. Mike Garrett “Christ Arose”/The Celebration Choir “In Christ Alone”/The First Presbyterian Orchestra (video)
      “Resurrection Trilogy”Prelude: The First Presbyterian Orchestra “Rejoice! He Lives!”/Postlude: First Presbyterian Orchestra
March 25, 2018 “The End of the Beginning” – Mark 11:1-11 The Rev. Jonathan West “Hosanna”/The Chapel Choir “Hosanna”/King’s Kidz and Joyful Praise
      “May the Mind of Christ My Savior”/The Celebration Choir “Via Dolorosa”/Jennifer Hammond, soloist
      “Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah”/The Millennial Ringers  
March 18, 2018 “The Hour Has Come” – John 12:20-33 Dr. Mike Garrett “Be Thou My Vision”/Ben Crews, soloist “Teach Me Your Way, O Lord”/The Celebration Choir
      Prelude: “As the Deer”/The Canticle Ringers  
March 11, 2018 Mission Conference  “Jesus’ Methodology of Evangelism” – Matthew 9:35-38 The Rev. Leon Dorleans “March Joyeuse”/Roger Holmes, trumpter “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble
   “Mutually Encouraged: Why We Need the Global Church and Why the Global Church Needs Us” – Romans 1:8-12 Dr. Marilyn Borst “My God”/Roger Holmes, trumpeter “He’s Got the Whole World with This Is My Father’s World”/Joyful Praise, King’s Kidz, & Celebration Choir
      From Saturday: “The Gift of Love”/Linda Holmes, flutist  
March 4, 2018 “Making Jesus Mad” – John 2:13-22 Dr. Mike Garrett   “Gracious Spirit Dwell with Me”/The Chapel Choir
      “I Believe”/The Celebration Choir; Rachel Rocker, soloist; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”/Sarah Szopinski, saxophonist; Dr. Marcia Mervin, accompanist
February 25, 2018 “Sharing in the Cross” – Mark 8:31-38 Dr. Mike Garrett “Prelude to G Major Suite”/Paul Kirkpatrick, cellist “Be Still My Soul”/Monica Thiriot, violinist; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
        “Jubilate Deo”/Celebration Choir and Chamber Orchestra
February 18, 2018 “A Question of Identity” – Mark 1:9-15 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant   “Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie”/The Millenniel Ringers
      “Steal Away”/Melissa Cole, soloist “Sircut Cervus”/The Celebration Choir
February 11, 2018 “Living in Rhythm” – Romans 12:9-21 Dr. Mike Garrett “Eternal Life”/Jennifer Hammond, soloist; Pam Senter, accompanist (prelude)  
      “Leave No Song Unsung”/First Presbyterian Women’s Ensemble; Pam Senter, accompanist “In the Light of His Glory and Grace”/The Celebration Choir; Becky West, flutist; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
February 4, 2018 “Living with the World” – Amos 5:7, 10-15; Matthew 9:35-38 Dr. Mike Garrett “Interlude”/The Revelation Ringers “The More I Seek You”/Diane Regensburger, soloist; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “O How Majestic with Praise God, for Whom All Blessings Flow”/King’s Kidz, Joyful Praise with Linda Huff, director, Mary Ann Tally, accompanist “Order My Steps”/The Celebration Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
January 28, 2018 “Living with Others” – 1 John 4:7-12 Dr. Mike Garrett “Interlude”/The Revelation Ringers “O the Deep Love of Jesus”/The Celebration Choir; Becky West, flutist; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “God of Amazing Grace”/The Canticle Ringers (Prelude)  
January 21, 2018 “Living with Yourself” – Romans 12:1-2, Psalm 139:1-2, 13-14, 23-24 Dr. Mike Garrett “Ubi Caritas”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble, Mary Ann Talley, accompanist “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord”/The Celebration Choir, Roger Holmes, trumpeter, and Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “Festival Prelude on Thaxted”/Roger Holmes, trumpeter  
January 14, 2018 “Living with God” – Luke 11:1-13 Dr. Mike Garrett “The Rock Medley”/Kellie Pfaff Perkins and Don Perkins, vocal duet “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”/The Celebration Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist and Scott Marchant, guitarist
January 7, 2018 “Rhythms of Grace” – Matthew 11:25-30 Dr. Mike Garrett “The Gospel of Grace”/David Tucker, soloist, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “The Prayer with Lead Us Lord”/The Celebration Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
December 31, 2017 “How We Spend Our Days” – Luke 2:22-40 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant “The Work of Christmas”/Melissa Cole, soloist  

December 24, 2017

7:00 PM service

Meditation Dr. Mike Garrett “Mary, Did You Know?/Charlotte McLaurin, piano soloist “O Holy Night”/Victoria Datkuliak, soloist; Dr. Marcia Heirman Mervin, accompanist
      “The Work of Christmas”/Melissa Cole, soloist; Dr. Marcia Heirman Mervin, accompanist “A Cradle in Bethlehem”/Don Perkins and Kellie Pfaff Perkins, vocal duet
      “Ding Dong Merrily on High”/The Millennial Ringers “In the Bleak Midwinter”/The Millennial Ringers

 December 24, 2017

11:00 AM service

Lessons & Carols, selected music   “We Three Kings”/First Presbyterian Orchestra  “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day with The Birthday of the King”/First Presbyterian Orchestra
      “And the Glory of the Lord”/The Celebration Choir; Dr. Monica Sparzak, organist “Adoration of the Christ Child”/First Presbyterian Orchestra
      “For Unto Us a Child Is Born”/The Celebration Choir; Dr. Monica Sparzak, organist “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Kellie Pfaff Perkins, soloist; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist
      “Hallelujah Chorus”/The Celebration Choir; Brass Quartet; Mary Ann Tally, pianist; Dr. Monica Sparzak, organist  

December 24, 2017

8:30 service

“O Little Town of Bethlehem” – Micah 5:2 & Luke 2:1-7 Dr. Mike Garrett “Away in a Manger”/Jennifer Hammond, soloist “He Is Born”/Revelation Ringers
December 17, 2017 “What Is a Welkin, and Why Is It Ringing?” – John 1:1-5 & Philippians2:5-11 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant “Sing We Now of Christmas”/The Canticle Ringers “And the Glory of the Lord”/The Celebration Choir
        “I Wonder as I Wander”/Sarah Szopinski, recorder solo
December 10, 2017 “O Come, All Ye Faithful”- Luke 2:8-20 The Rev. Jonathan West “Christmas Is a Time to Love”/Joyful Praise, King’s Kidz, and Baker Alderman, soloist “Advent Psalm”/Celebration Choir; Becky West & Lauren Holmes, flutists; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
December 3, 2017 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” – Matthew 1:18-25 Dr. Mike Garrett “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”/First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Kellie Pfaff Perkins, soloist; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist “A Christmas Hallelujah”/Ralph Huff, soloist, with Sherri Blight and Diane Regensburger
        “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”/Celebration Choir; Roger Holmes, trumpet; Dr. Monica Sparzak, accompanist
 November 26, 2017 “A Different Kind of Reign” – Ephesians 1:15-23 and Matthew 25:31-46 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant “Jesus Loves Me”/the Chapel Choir and Sarah Szopinski, accompanist  “In a Moment”/The Celebration Choir and Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
November 19, 2017 “Things Left Out” – 1 Chronicles 16:7-22,28-36 The Rev. Jonathan West “Deep River”/The Revelation Ringers “Pie Jesu”/Melissa Cole, soloist
      “Tell Me the Story”/King’s Kidz, Joyful Praise, the Celebration Choir, and Sarah Szopinski, accompanist  
November 12, 2017 “Why Worship?” – Isaiah 6:1-8 Dr. Mike Garrett “When the First Trumpet Sounds”/The First Prez Women’s Ensemble; Roger Holmes, trumpet; Mary Ann Tally, accompanist “He Never Failed Me Yet”/The Celebration Choir, Charlotte McLaurin, soloist
November 5, 2017 “Taking Our Turn” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Dr. Mike Garrett “Give Thanks”/Becky West, flute “From Generation to Generation”/The Celebration Choir
      Prelude: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”/Canticle Ringers  
October 29, 2017 “I, Me, Mine” – Luke 12:13-21 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant “Jesus Medley”/The Revelation Ringers “Gather by the River to Pray”/ The Celebration Choir, Dr. Monica Sparzak, directing; Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
October 22, 2017 “Generations of Generosity” – Psalm 145:1-9 Dr. Mike Garrett “Nearer the Cross”/Ben Crews, soloist, Alice Ann Campbell, accompanist “Majesty”/The Celebration Choir, Ben Crews, directing, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
October 15, 2017 “The Open Door Power” – Matthew 7:7-11 Dr. Mike Garrett “Breathe on Me”/The Chapel Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “Variation on ‘Vater unser in Himmelreich,’ Sonaata VI”/ Dr. Marcia Mervin, organist
      “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho”/Joyful Praise & King’s Kidz with director Linda Huffman and accompanist Mary Ann Tally “Thou Art God”/Celebration Choir; Roger Holmes, trumpet; Alice Ann Campbell, Theodore Schwamm, Andrew Reid, Sue Carter on handbells; & Monica Sparzak, organist
October 8, 2017 “The Many Altars Around Us” – Acts 17:22-34 Dr. Richard Mouw “The Storm Is Passing Over”/First Presbyterian Women’s Ensemble, Mary Ann Tally, accompanist “Give Me Jesus”/The Celebration Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
October 1, 2017 “When Your Door Is Hard to Open” – selected verses from Nehemiah Dr. Mike Garrett “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”/ Charlotte McLaurin, piano solo  
      “Just as I Am”/The Canticle Ringers “Grace”/The Celebration Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
September 24, 2017 “Open Door Next Door: Loving Your Neighbor” – Matthew 22:34-40 Dr. Mike Garrett “A Love Round”/The Chapel Choir “Surely the Presence of the Lord”/Jennifer McFadyen Hammond, soloist
        “Prayer of St. Francis”/The Celebration Choir, Ben Crews, soloist
September 17, 2017 “The Open Door to God” – Acts 1:4-5,8;2:2-7,12-13 Dr. Mike Garrett “Wayfaring Stranger/Going Home Medley” /Melissa Cole, soloist “The Heart of Worship”/The Celebration Choir
September 10, 2017 “All the Places to Go” – Revelation 3:7-8,19-20 Dr. Mike Garrett “On Eagle’s Wings”/Lauren Zimmer, soloist “Gentle Spirit, Dwell with Me”/ The Celebration Choir
September 3, 2017 “Even God Takes a Day Off”/ Genesis 1:24-2:3 & Mark 2:23-28 Dr. Mike Garrett “As the Deer (with ‘My Faith Looks Up to Thee)”/Huntyr Hopkins, violinist “He Is Exalted” with ‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing'” /Huntyr Hopkins, violinist
      “Classic Praise”/The Celebration Choir  
August 27, 2017 “The Last Words” – Revelation 22:12-21 Dr. Mike Garrett “Hear My Words”/Chapel Choir with Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “Offertory on ‘Manoah'” (dedicated to Barbara Ann Eller)/Dr. Marcia Mervin, organ
      “In a Moment”/Celebration Choir with Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “Revelation Song”/Celebration Choir with Sarah Szopinski
August 20, 2017 “The Last Word on Heaven” – Revelation 21:1-14 Dr. Mike Garrett “Revelation Song”/The Celebration Choir “This Is My Father’s World”/Erin Jackson, clarinet
August 13, 2017 “The Last Word on Salvation” – Revelation 19:6-16 The Rev. Jonathan West “Antiphonal Praise with How Great Is He”/Kellie & Don Perkins, duet “In a Moment”/The Celebration Choir
August 6, 2017 “The Last Word on Judgment” – Revelation 16:1-21 The Rev. Jonathan West “Daystar, Shine Down on Me”/Joyce Borum, soloist “God Give Us a Future with Hope”/The Celebration Choir
July 30, 2017 “The Last Word on Politics” – Revelation 13:11-18 Dr. Mike Garrett “Be Still My Soul”/Celebration Choir & Dr. Monica Sparzak, organist “I Will Listen”/Rachel Rocker, soloist
      Two Cents & “How Beautiful”/Becky West, flutist  
July 23, 2017 “The Last Word on Witness” – Revelation 11:1-14 Dr. Mike Garrett “God Is So God”/The Chapel Choir  
      “Here I Am Lord”/Ben Crews, soloist “I Believe”/The Celebration Choir
July 16, 2017 “The Last Word on Prayer” – Revelation 8:1-5 Dr. Mike Garrett “Come Let Us Use the Grace Divine”/Sarah Szopinski, recorder, & Dr. Marcia Mervin, accompanist “Before the Throne of God Above”/Celebration Choir, Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
July 9, 2017 “The Last Word on Evil” – Revelation 6:1-17 Dr. Mike Garrett “In Christ Alone”/Jennifer Hammond, soloist “Valley of the Shadow”/The Celebration Choir
July 2, 2017 “The Last Word on Worship” – Revelation 5:1-14 The Rev. Jonathan West “This Is My Song”/ soloist Victoria Datkuliak “Glory to Thy Name, Most Holy”/Celebration Choir & Dr. Monica Sparzak, accompanist
      “The Stars and Stripes Forever” organ duet, Dr. Marcia Mervin and Dr. Monica Sparzak  
June 25, 2017 “The Last Word on the Church” – Revelation 2:12-17 Dr. Mike Garrett “Gifts of Life”/The Chapel Choir & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist “He Knows My Name”/VBS music, Jennifer Hammond, soloist, and Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
      “Make for a Purpose”/VBS music, the VBS children and Praise Team “Standing in the Light of Love”/ Celebration Choir & Sarah Szopinski, accompanist
June 18, 2017 “The Last Word on Christ” – Daniel 7:9-14, Revelation 1:12-20 Dr. Mike Garrett “An Offering”/Melissa Cole, soloist “10,000 Reasons”
June 11, 2017 “The Last Word on Scripture” Revelation 1:1-11 Dr. Mike Garrett “God of Great and God of Small”/The Chapel Choir & accompanist Sarah Szopinski “To God Be the Glory”/The Celebration Choir & accompanist Sarah Szopinski
June 4, 2017 “The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit” – Acts 2:1-21 The Rev. Jonathan West “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”/ Jubilate Women’s Chorus & accompanist Mary Ann Tally “Spirit of the Living God”/The Celebration Choir & accompanist Sarah Szopinski
May 28, 2017 “Wait a Minute” – Acts 1:6-14 Dr. Mike Garrett “Give Me Jesus”/Ben Crews, soloist “Amazing Grace/Pachelbel’s Canon”/Celebration Choir, accompanist Sarah Szopinski
May 21, 2017 “I Will Come to You” – John 14:15-21 Dr. Mike Garrett
“I Will Praise You, O Lord”/ Chapel Choir, Sarah Szopinski
“Meditation on Beautiful Savior”/ Canticle Ringers
 “If Ye Love Me”/ Celebration Choir with Ben Crews conducting, organist Dr. Marcia Mervin 
Youth Sunday  May 14, 2017

Will Boyette senior talk

Jamie McFadyen senior talk

  “Lord of the Dance”/Lauren Holmes, flutist “This Is My Father’s World”/Erin Jackson, clarinetist
May 7, 2017 “See How These Christians Love Each Other!” – Acts 2:42-47 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant “The Storm Is Passing Over”/Jubilate Women’s Chorus & accompanist Mary Ann Tally “Prayer”/Celebration Choir & accompanist Sarah Szopinski
April 30, 2017 “Easter Hope Springs Eternal” – Luke 24:13-25 The Rev. Jonathan West “Celtic Farewell”/The Canticle Ringers, accompanist Sarah Szopinski “In Christ Alone”/Celebration Choir, accompanist Sarah Szopinski
April 23, 2017 “Bring Your Doubts to Church” – John 20:19-31 Dr. Mike Garrett “The Gift of Love”/The Revelation Ringers “Down to the River to Pray”/The Celebration Choir with Sarah Szopinski
 April 23, 2017 “Less Is More” (5 p.m. service) Dr. Mike Garrett “Jesus on the Main Line”/The First Prez Quartet “Lord, Make Me an Instrument”/Melissa Cole, soloist
April 16, 2017 “Listen” – John  20:1-18 Dr. Mike Garrett “Were You There?”/Laura Zimmer, soloist “On the Third Day”/ Celebration Choir, timpani, brass ensemble, & handbells
April 9, 2017 “What’s Eating Us” – Jonah 4:1-11 Dr. Mike Garrett “Via Dolorosa”/Jennifer McFadyen Hammond, soloist “Bourree”/Sarah Szopinski, saxophone
      “Hosanna!”/First Prez Children’s Choir with Linda Huff, Mary Ann Tally accompanying “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”‘ The First Presbyterian Church Orchestra
April 2, 2017 “Reflection on Psalm 100” Dr. Mike Garrett “Jubilate Deo”/Celebration Choir, Chamber Orchestra & guests  
March 26, 2017 “The Right Message for the Wrong People” – Jonah 3:1-10 Dr. Mike Garrett “Beside the Still Waters”/Jubilate Women’s Chorus & Mary Ann Tally “Ta cao chang de yang” Jubilate Deo/Celebration Choir with Victoria Datkuliak & Sarah Szopinski
March 19, 2017 “The Mercy Makeover” – Jonah 1:17-2:10 Dr. Mike Garrett “Jonah”/Chapel Choir & Pam Senter “Christ Has Broken Down the Wall”/Celebration Choir with Claire Galt & Mary Ann Tally
March 12, 2017 “The Tarshish Temptation” – Jonah 1:1-16 Dr. Mike Garrett “This Little Light of Mine”/ Celebration Choir, Children’s Choir, with Sarah Szopinski “All the Glory Belongs to Jesus”/Don & Kellie Perkins
March 5, 2017 “From Start to Finish” – Gen. 12:1-3, Rev. 7:9-12 Dr. Rob Weingartner My Father’s World Bendecid su nombre
February 26, 2017 “Narrow Is the Gate” – Matthew 7:13-23 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant    
February 19, 2017 “Worried?” – Matthew 6:25-34 Dr. Mike Garrett    
February 12, 2017 “The Prayer” – Matthew 6:5-15 Dr. Mike Garrett    
February 5, 2017 “Love Your Enemies… Really?” – Matthew 5:38-48 Dr. Mike Garrett    
January 29, 2017 “Speak the Truth in Love” – Matthew 5:33-37 The Rev. Jonathan West    
January 22, 2017 “Rules Won’t Make You Righteous” – Matthew 5:21-30 Dr. Mike Garrett    
January 15, 2017 “Salt and Light” – Matthew 5:13-16 Dr. Mike Garrett    
January 1, 2017 “Not Just Once in Royal David’s City” – Matthew 2:13-23 Dr. Donna Fowler-Marchant    

Daily Devotions “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” Galatians 5:22-23 Daily Devotions from The Upper Room

CD Request A copy of our Sunday sermons are available by contacting the church office. These are a great addition to add to care packages for family members in different states or overseas! The church can mail the CD directly to you or the intended recipient. Please email our Program Secretary with your request (programsec@firstprez.com). A donation of $3.00 is requested for each copy picked up at the church. Mailed CDs are $6 to cover postage.

WE WELCOME you to become a part of this great church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. If you are new to this community, or you do not have a church home, the doors of First Presbyterian Church are open. If you would like to have one of our pastors or staff people contact you concerning membership, you may call the church office (483-0121).

First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
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