First United Methodist Church Of Eastland



Podcast of the First United Methodist Church of Eastland, Texas. Pastor Darrel Phillips delivers sermons on most Sundays. Included is the weekly music feature, including offering by the Sanctuary Choir, organist Dustin Tatro on the church's historic Kilgen pipe organ from 1915, vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles, and occasionally handbell music.


  • SMW: May 18, 2014


    "Called Out of the Darkness," sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips. Soprano Jean Darnell offers Mark Hayes's setting of "His Eye is on the Sparrow."

  • SMW: May 11, 2014


    "A Proverbs 31 Woman," a sermon for Mother's Day delivered by Pastor Darrel Phillips. Congregational hymn, "Come, Christians, Join to Sing," with an organ offertory composed by Gordon Young entitled, "Prelude in Classic Style."

  • SMW: May 4, 2014


    "Fishers of Men," a sermon by David McMinn, director of the Wesley Foundation at Tarleton State University, with Matthew 4:18-22 as text. "How Beautiful," offered by the Sanctuary Choir with a choral setting by Mary McDonald. How will you answer God's call to serve Him, to be fishers of men?

  • SMW: April 27, 2014


    "My Lord and my God!" Sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips on Thomas, Rockhouse Ringers offer their setting of "What Wondrous Love is This," presentation by Echo Youth Ministry on purchasing stock in Echo.

  • SMW: April 20, 2014: Easter Celebration


    Easter Celebration - full service. Easter sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips, children's sermon by Nancy Hughes. Music: Prelude - Handel's Alla Hornpipe (Organ, Brass, Tympani); Lord's Prayer by Malotte - Bob Johnson, Trumpet; Anthem - The Tomb is Empty Now by Larry Shackley - Sanctuary Choir & Brass; Postlude - LLANFAIR by Wilbur Held. Hymns: Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Crown Him with Many Crowns; Low in the Grave He Lay.

  • SMW: April 18, 2014 (Tenebrae/Good Friday)


    Join us for our Good Friday Tenebrae (Latin for darkness or shadows) service in its entirety. Roy Broussard serves as lay reader, Jean Darnell as hymn leader, and Dustin Tatro offers "Ah, Holy Jesus" to close the service. Those in attendance were given a cross-shaped card with the text of this hymn as a take-away meditation for the weekend.

  • SMW: April 17, 2014 (Maundy Thursday)


    This special episode of Sunday Morning Worship brings us to the upper room to experience Jesus' last supper. Contemplate the text of the hymn "What Wondrous Love is This," paired with an organ interpretation of each stanza.

  • SMW: April 13, 2014 (Palm Sunday)


    Palm Sunday: special Holy Week episode. Music: Amazing Grace - Cody Hutcheson, Horn, David Bailey, Piano; To God be the Glory - Sanctuary Choir - Dustin Tatro & Cody Hutcheson, Piano; All Glory, Laud, and Honor. Sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips from Matthew 21:1-11.

  • SMW: March 30, 2014


    "What we least expect!" - text from 1 Sam 16:1-13, sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips. The FUMCEastland Men's Quartet offers their rendition of "When We All Get to Heaven," written in 1898 by Eliza Hewitt.

  • SMW: March 23, 2014


    "And many believed," a sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips that reminds us to believe and follow Jesus. Offertory is Claude Debussy's Andantino con moto, the first of his Deux Arabesques.

  • SMW: March 16, 2014


    "I Want to See!!!" a message on what the restoration of Blind Bartimaeus's sight means to those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. FUMCEastland's Sanctuary Choir offers Kevin Boesiger's tranquil setting of "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus."

  • SMW: March 9, 2014


    Sermon on the purpose of Lent compared to the temptations and trials of Jesus in Matthew 4 delivered by Pastor Phillips. Musical offering is Psalm Prelude Set 2, No. 2: Psalm 139:11 by Herbert Howells.

  • SMW: March 2, 2014


    Sermon: "Get up, Let's Go, Don't Be Afraid" delivered by Pastor Darrel. FUMCEastland's resident handchime ensemble, the RockHouse Ringers - consisting entirely of the people with special needs from Eastland's RockHouse community that worships at FUMC, offers their rendition of "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown" (CANDLER).

  • SMW: February 23, 2014


    Pastor Darrel Phillips delivers "Be Blessed" from Mt 5:38-48. "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty!" offered by the Sanctuary Choir as the morning anthem.

  • SMW: February 16, 2014


    Sermon entitled "Seek Life, Choose Life" by Pastor Darrel Phillips - text from Deut 30:15-20. Musical offering is Robert J. Powell's thoughtful setting of "Blaenwern," a tune to which "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" is commonly sung in the Church of England.

  • SMW: February 9, 2014


    Sermon by Pastor Darrel Phillips on worship, and why the heart - not the place or style - is the truly important thing. Anthem offered by the Sanctuary Choir is the John Rutter setting of "Rejoice! The Lord is King!"

  • SMW: January 26, 2014


    Pastor Darrel Phillips preaches a sermon on "The Power of the Cross," Sanctuary Choir offers "This Gift of Love" by Hal Hopson, soprano soloist is Michelle Schmidt.