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Welcome to the Sunday Sermons podcast of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown We hope you'll join us each week by setting aside a few moments to take a prayerful breath and listen to God's Word. Check out First Presbyterian Church of Allentown online at https://fpcallentown.org/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresbyterianchurchofallentown
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Pastor Taylor and the youth of FPC Allentown led worship on May 12, 2024. Check out the sermons & children's sermon here, but we also encourage you to watch both services over on YouTube if you missed them: [0:20] - Prayer for Illumination & Scripture Reading (Lexie Simmons) [1:55] - Children's Sermon (Pastor Taylor) [11:22] - Tommy Gilchrist's Ser…
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Tune in to this last week's sermon as Pastor Carter preaches about "The Dreaded 'J' Word". What is the J-word? Listen to find out! Scripture Readings: Psalm 98, John 15:9-17 Liturgist: Bruce Gunn Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester The sermon was preached on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown during our 11:00am service in th…
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Listen this week as Pastor Carter and Pastor Taylor team up to preach on the story of Phillip and Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40) Scripture Readings: Acts 8:26-40, Isaiah 53:7-9 Liturgist: Landon Kemp Children's Sermon: Rev. Taylor Hall Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester The Children's Sermon & Sermon were preached on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at First Presbyt…
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Join Pastor Carter as he preaches his sermon entitled "I Am the Good Shepherd" on the 23rd Psalm and a portion of John, chapter 10. This sermon was preached on April 21, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown's 11:00am worship service. Liturgist: Bob Martin Scriptures: Psalm 23, John 10:11-18 Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester…
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Join us as Pastor Taylor wraps up our Lenten & Easter sermon series "Wandering Heart" with the final sermon entitled "Here's My Heart". Scripture Reading: John 21:1-19 Preacher: Rev. Taylor Hall Please forgive the audio, there was some technical glitches during our Worship Service at both the 8:45 and 11am services, the audio has been pieced togeth…
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He is Risen, Alleluia! Join us for our Easter Sunday message, and part of our Sermon Series: "Wandering Heart: And I Hope". Scripture Readings: Luke 24:1-12 Liturgist: Kathy Matthews Children's' Sermon: Rev. Taylor Hall Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester Preached on: March 31, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown (11:00am Service) Music cre…
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For Maundy Thursday, Pastor Carter continued our Lenten sermon series "Wandering Heart" with a special meditation entitled "Streams of Mercy". Scripture Reading: Mark 14:12-25 Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester Music credit: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - as performed by Shane Jensen저자 FPC Allentown
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Join us as Pastor Taylor continues our Lenten Sermon Series: "Wandering Heart" with a sermon entitled "Songs of Loudest Praise". Before that, Pastor Carter leads our your on a march, shouting "Hosanna!". Scripture Readings: John 12:12-16 Liturgist: Bill White Children's' Sermon: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester Preacher: Rev. Taylor Hall Preached on: March 2…
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Join us as Pastor Carter continues our Lenten Sermon Series: "Wandering Heart" with a sermon entitle "I'm Fixed Upon It". Scripture Readings: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Matthew 16: 21-26 Liturgist: Anne Ferrera Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester Music credit: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - as performed by Shane Jensen…
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Join us as Pastor Taylor begins our Lenten Sermon Series: "Wandering Heart" with a sermon entitle "Praise the Mount". Scripture Readings: Psalm 19, Matthew 16:13-20 Liturgist: Kim Ceccatti, Rev. Barbara McGarey Preacher: Rev. Taylor Hall Music credit: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - as performed by Shane Jensen…
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This sermon, entitled "When God Speaks Directly to Us" was preached on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. Also enjoy a fun telling of the story of Moses and the Burning Bush from our youth story bible, and a special song performed by our Faith Formation children. Scripture Readings: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9,…
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Listen this week as Pastor Carter and Pastor Taylor team up to preach on Jonah 1-3. Scripture Readings: Mark 1:14-20, "Jonah and the Big Fish" (Spark Story Bible), and Jonah 3:1 - 4:2 Liturgist: Betty Jo Richards Children's Sermon: Rev. Taylor Hall Preacher: Rev. Dr. Carter Lester The Children's Sermon & Sermon were preached on Sunday, January 28, …
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Liz Heinzel-Nelson, Executive Director of our mission partner, Villages in Partnership (VIP), preached in both services and spoke during the Faith Formation hour. She talked about VIP’s efforts to bring clean water to villages in Malawi through the digging of wells. As I hope you know, our church has set a goal of paying for one well to be dug to s…
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Pastor Carter concludes our Advent and Christmas sermon series "How Does a Weary World Rejoice?" The final sermon in the series encourages us to remember our baptism. Scripture Text: Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:21-22 Liturgist: Bruce Gunn Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Carter Lester This sermon was preached at the 11:00am Worship Service at First Presbyterian Ch…
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Pastor Taylor continues our sermon series for the Advent and Christmas season "How Does a Weary World Rejoice?" The sixth sermon in the series reminds us that another way we rejoice in this world is by rooting ourselves in rituals. Scripture Text: Luke 2:21-38 Preacher: The Rev. Taylor Hall저자 FPC Allentown
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Join us as we continue with our Advent and Christmas sermon series "How Does a Weary World Rejoice?" For the fourth Sunday in Advent, Pastor Carter reminds us that to help a weary world rejoice, we recount stories of hope. Scripture Text: Luke 1:46-55 Liturgist: Bob Martin Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester, Jr.…
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Pastor Kathryn continues our sermon series for the Advent and Christmas season "How Does a Weary World Rejoice?" The third sermon in the series reminds us to allow ourselves to be amazed! Scripture Text: Luke 1:57-66, Psalm 126 Liturgist: Bruce Gunn Preacher: The Rev. Kathryn Foster저자 FPC Allentown
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Join us as Pastor Carter starts our advent series "How Does a Weary World Rejoice?", the first week reminds us that in the midst of a weary world, we must acknowledge our weariness. Scripture Text: Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 & Luke 1: 1-23 Liturgist: Nelson Rabenold Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester, Jr.…
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"We are imperfect people striving to live God’s love in the way of Jesus Christ." Join us as Pastor Taylor preaches this Reformation Sunday about FPCA's new Mission Statement, and how the Reformation wasn't a one-time thing. Scripture Text: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Matthew 22:34-46 Liturgist: Nelson Rabenold Preacher: The Rev. Taylor Hall…
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Pastor Carter wraps up his "Conversations with a Skeptic" series with "Who Needs the Church?". It was preached on October 22, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. Scripture Text: 2 Corinthians 4:5-10, Colossians 3:12-17 Liturgist: Bob Martin Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester, Jr.저자 FPC Allentown
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Pastor Carter continues his "Conversations with a Skeptic" series with the penultimate sermon entitled "How Can You Rely on a Bible Which Has Such Disturbing Passages?". It was preached on October 15, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. Scripture Text: Psalm 119:97-105, 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Liturgist: Anne Ferrera Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W.…
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Pastor Carter continues his "Conversations with a Skeptic" series with the third sermon entitled "How Can You Believe in a Good God When There Is So Much Suffering in the World?". It was preached on October 8, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. Scripture Text: Psalm 13, Romans 8:28, 31-35, 37-39 Liturgist: Debbie Palmer Preacher: The R…
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Pastor Carter continues his "Conversations with a Skeptic" series with the second sermon entitled "How Can I Be a Christian When Christians Have Done So Much Harm?". It was preached on October 1, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. Scripture Text: Isaiah 58: 3-7, Matthew 7:1-5 Liturgist: Bill White (English), Ibrahim Moussa (Arabic), Ab…
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Join us as Pastor Carter starts a 5 part sermon series called "Conversations with a Skeptic". The first of which talks about maintaining our faith in a scientific world. Scripture Text: Genesis 1:1-8, 26-27, Matthew 6:25-34, Hebrews 11:1-3 Liturgist: Brandon Remp Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester, Jr.…
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Join us as Pastor Kathryn preaches about "The, Sometimes, Steep Road to Righteousness". Scripture Text: Genesis 50:15-21, Psalm 12, Matthew 5:33-37 Liturgist: The Rev. Dr. Bobbie McGarey Preacher: The Rev. Kathryn Foster Music Credit: "Sometimes By Step" © 1992, David (Beaker) Strasser & Rich Mullins Used by Permission. CCLI License # 2260079…
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“I am about to do a new thing!” Whatever God is up to, it is always “bigger and better and wider and stronger and more inspiring and expansive and liberating than we first imagined.”3 That is a given because God is God. What about us? Are we ready to perceive it? Are we ready to start looking for what God is up to – not just in the past, but right …
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Over Labor Day weekend, seven of our faithful members shared the connection between their faith and their work. What makes First Presbyterian Church of Allentown is our people and our stories. In part 2 of this 2 part series from September 3, 2023, listen to Debbie Palmer, Fred Preuninger, and Betsy & Sean Metzgar as they share their stories about …
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Over Labor Day weekend, seven of our faithful members shared the connection between their faith and their work. What makes First Presbyterian Church of Allentown is our people and our stories. In part 1 of this 2 part series from September 3, 2023, listen to Erica Simmons, Josh Luey, and Megan Sciarrino as they share their stories about how they co…
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Join us as Pastor Taylor preaches wraps up our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "'For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, Forever'" was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, PA on August 27, 2023. The addition of this final line to the prayer is explored, highlighting its role as a doxology. This doxology is incredibl…
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Join us as Pastor Kathryn continues our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "Lead us not into temptation, but [rather] deliver us from the evil" explores the next line of the Lord's Prayer and was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown on August 20, 2023. Scripture Text: Psalm 37:27-31, John 10:11-18 Liturgist: Bruce Gunn Preacher: The …
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Join us as Pastor Carter continues our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors" explores the next line of the Lord's Prayer and was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown on August 13, 2023. Scripture Text: Psalm 51, Matthew 18:21-35 Liturgist: Bill White Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lest…
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Join us as Pastor Carter continues our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" explores the next line of the Lord's Prayer and was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown on August 6, 2023. Scripture Text: Exodus 16:1-5, 11-18; Matthew 6:25-34 Liturgist: Lexie Simmons Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester…
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Join us as Pastor Kathryn continues our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As It Is In Heaven" explores the next line of the Lord's Prayer and was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown on July 30, 2023. Scripture Text: Psalm 40:6-12, Hebrews 5:11-14, John 6:37-39 Liturgist: Nelson Rabenold Preacher: The Rev…
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Join us as Pastor Taylor preaches on the third line of the Lord's Prayer in our ongoing sermon series. "'Thy Kingdom Come'" was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, PA on July 23, 2023. Join us as we explore the meaning of "Thy Kingdom Come" and its implications for our lives. We are encouraged to actively embody God's kingdom in our…
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Join us as Pastor Carter continues a line-by-line sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" explores the second line of the Lord's Prayer and was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown on July 16, 2023. Scripture Text: Exodus 3:1-15, Matthew 6:9 Liturgist: Betty Jo Richards Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester, Jr.…
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Join us as Pastor Carter starts a line-by-line sermon series on the Lord's Prayer. "Our Father, Who Art in Heaven" was preached at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown on July 9, 2023. This week, we explore the meaning of "Our Father, Who Art in Heaven". Scripture Text: Luke 11:1-4, 9-13 Preacher: The Rev. Dr. W. Carter Lester, Jr.…
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