Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528
609-921-8895



Sermons by Melissa Hodge

6/9/2024 ~ KPC Worship with Pastor Sharyl, KPC Children and Youth, leading the celebration of KPC’s Sunday School and 3 Scholarship Aware Recipients. Karen Emmons, Sydney Luck’s Confirmation Sponsor presented Sydney to the congregation and Sydney affirmed her Statement of Faith and her confirmation project. A celebration cake was served after worship.

Worship Bulletin ~ June 9 2024 Online Bulletin Thanks to: Pastor Sharyl Dixon, Worship Leader, Sydney Luck, Liturgist, Children’s Time, & Confirmand; Domani Deak, Prayer of the Day; Melissa Hodge, Naveen Enock, Harper Robinson, Victoria Luck, Prayer of Confession; Marie Luck, Recognition of Sunday School teachers and children and high school graduates; Courtney Emmons, Connor…

5/12/2024 ~ Pastor Sharyl Dixon leads KPC Worship on Mother’s Day, the sixth Sunday of Eastertide with the message, “Jesus’ Prayer”, based on John 17:6-19. Melissa Hodge served as Liturgist and Pianist Gonzalo Aguilar, DMA, provided worship music. Cantor Peyton Dixon led hymns and responses and Nancy Wright directed the Bell Choir Offertory Anthem, “Love Divine”, John Zundel, arr. A. C. Isch.

Worship Bulletin ~ May 12 2024 Online Bulletin Thanks to: Pastor Sharyl Dixon, Worship Leader; Melissa Hodge, Liturgist; Pianist Gonzalo Aguilar, DMA, Worship music; Peyton Dixon, Cantor; Nancy Wright, Director, Bell Choir Offertory Anthem, Love Divine, John Zundel, arr. A. C. Isch; Bea Hwong, Brad Clinton, Chris Emmons, A/V Tech Support.

4/28/2024 ~ KPC Worship led by Pastor Sharyl assisted by Marie Luck, David Raduzycki, Anne Luck Deak, & Melissa Hodge in the message, “Sharings ~ Living Love”. Pianist Gonzalo Aguilar, DMA provided worship music and accompanied Naveen Enock, Cellist, for the Offertory presentation, “Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen. Cantor Peyton Dixon led hymns & responses.

Worship Bulletin ~ April 28 2024 Online Bulletin Thanks to: Worship Leader, Pastor Sharyl assisted by Marie Luck, David Raduzycki, Anne Luck Deak, & Melissa Hodge with the message, Sharings ~ Living Love; Pianist Gonzalo Aguilar, DMA, Worship Music & accompanied guest artist Naveen Enock, Cellist on the Offertory presentation, Halleluljah, Leonard Cohen; Cantor Peyton…

3/24/2024 ~ KPC Worship on Palm Sunday led by Pastor Sharyl Dixon with the message, “Wandering Heart ~ Songs of Loudest Praise” based on John 12:12-19. Worship music was provided by Pianist/Organist, Gonzalo Aguilar, DMA who was joined by Nancy Wight, Organist on a piano/organ duet for the Prelude, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”, Gilbert Martin. The Offertory Anthem, “The Palms”, J. Faure was presented by the Adult Choir, Vocal Soloist, Cantor Peyton Dixon with the congregation’s participation. Melissa Hodge served as Liturgist and provided the Children’s Message.

Worship Bulletin ~ March 24 2024 Online Bulletin; 3_24 Church Family Moment Thanks to: Worship Leader, Pastor Sharyl Dixon; Liturgist/Children’s Message, Melissa Hodge; Pianist/Organist, Gonzalo Aguilar, DMA; Guest Organist, Nancy Wright; Affirmation of Faith, Joseph Kwan; Prayers of the People, Audrey Thorne; A/V Tech Support, Najeeb Enock, Bea Hwong, Brad Clifton, Chris Emmons.  

1/21/2024 ~ KPC Worship led by Pastor Sharyl Dixon with the message, “God Picks Us” based on Mark 1:14-20. Pastor Sharyl assisted by Elder Scott Hodge, led the Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons elected in November 2023. The KPC Praise Band, “Calling on Him” led worship music, Joseph Kwan served as Liturgist and Melissa Hodge gave the children an “ice cream” related Children’s Message.

Worship Bulletin ~ January 21 2024 Online_Worship Bulletin Thanks to: Rev. Sharyl Dixon, Pastor; Joseph Kwan, Liturgist; Melissa Hodge, Children’s Message; Elder Scott Hodge, Assisted Ordination & Installation; KPC Praise Band, Calling on Him, Worship Music; Bea Hwong & Najeeb Enock, A/V Technical Support. Many thanks to the Elders & Deacons who were ordained and…

12/17/2023 ~ KPC worship on the 3rd Sunday of Advent featured the KPC Youth in the Christmas Pageant, “A Very Mixed-Up Christmas Pageant” by Gwynne Watkins. The KPC Praise Band, “Calling on Him”, provided Christmas Music and Nancy Wright, Pianist, accompanied the Christmas Pageant.

Worship Bulletin ~ December 17 2023 Online Bulletin Thanks to: Pastor Sharyl Dixon, Worship Leader; “A Very Mixed Up Christmas Pageant” by Gwynne Watkins, KPC Youth; Worship Music, Calling on Him led by Nick Robinson; Pageant Accompanist, Nancy Wright, Pianist; Najeeb Enock, AV Tech Support. Thanks to the participants and helpers who made our Christmas…

12/3/2023 ~ KPC Worship & Communion on the 1st Sunday of Advent led by Pastor Sharyl with the Advent Theme, “How Does A Weary World Rejoice?” and the answer, “We Acknowledge our Weariness”.

Worship Bulletin ~ December 3 2023_Online Bulletin Thanks to: Pastor Sharyl Dixon, worship leader; Melissa Hodge, Liturgist & Children’s Message; Audrey Thorne, Prayers of the People; Dr. Gonzalo Aguilar, Piano Accompanist; Peyton Dixon, Cantor; Mariko Shimomura, Adult Choirmistress; Naina Enock & Nick Robinson, A/V Support.

9/10/2023 ~ KPC Worship led by Pastor Sharyl with the message, “Like Christ = Christian” based on Roman 12:9-21 (X2) Responsively and Melissa Hodge served as Liturgist.Dr. Gonzalo Aguilar, Pianist provided worship music and accompanied Peyton Dixon, soloist who presented the Offertory Anthem, “How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine.

Worship Bulletin –September 10 2023 Online Bulletin Thanks to Melissa Hodge, Liturgist & Children’s Message with Pastor Sharyl; Dr. Gonzalo Aguilar, Pianist –  Worship music and accompanying Peyton Dixon, soloist.

7/30/2023 ~KPC Worship at 10:00 AM ~ A Celebration of KPC’s 2023 VBS program led by Pastor Sharyl with VBS Children & Adults. Pastor Sharyl’s sermon, “Building With God” is based on Ruth, 1 John 4:7-8, 1 Samuel 18- 20, Romans 8:36-39, Genesis 12, Mark 12:28-34 and John 3:16-17. David Luck & Melissa Hodge led Children’s Time with VBS kids singing, “Jesus You’re My SuperHero”.

Worship Bulletin ~ July 30 2023 Online Bulletin Thanks to Domani Deak, Catherine Emmons, & Sydney Luck, Liturgists; Laura Choi, Prayers of the People; David Luck, Melissa Hodge, VBS Kids, Children’s Time; Dr. Gonzalo Aguilar, Pianist, Worship Music. The song, Jesus You’re My Superhero was used by permission of Hillsong Kids.

6/11/2023 ~ KPC worship led by Pastor Sharyl Dixon in celebration of KPC’s children and our 300th Anniversary. Pastor Sharyl was assisted by Melissa Hodge, Youth Partner, in the Homily message, “Children of the Church”. Scripture passages: Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 119:105; Matthew 19:13-14.

Worship Bulletin ~ June 11 2023 Online Bulletin-2 Thanks to: Children of the Church who served as Liturgists: Katherine Emmons, Domani Deak, Naina Enock, Katie Bachman, Naveen Enock, Sydney Luck; Melissa Hodge, KPC Youth Partner;  Gonzalo Aguilar, Pianist who provided worship music. Congratulations to Katie Bachman, recipient of KPC’s 2023 Education Scholarship of $1,000 presented…