First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa



Worship Service - April 12, 2020

If you are visiting our Online Worship for the first time, we welcome you. It is our hope that you encounter God and are enriched by your worship with us this week. The first video is a continuous worship experience eliminating the need to click on each video individually.

The format below is designed for you to click your way through each element which together forms a cohesive and whole worship experience.

Prelude

Adagio (from Three Pieces, H. 63)
Frank Bridge
and
Prelude in D Major "New Life" op. 23, no. 4
Sergei Rachmaninoff
John Pavik, Piano

Celebrating God’s Presence

Come Let Us Worship the Living Savior!

Rev. Dale Flowers

Hymn

Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Cassie Carroll, Penny Cleary, and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano

Song

Crown Him (Majesty)

Cassie Carroll, Penny Cleary, Jennie Warmack, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: John 20:19-29

Elaine Carlson is reading scriptures this week.

Sermon

What Began Behind Closed Doors
Sermon Series: Jesus ~ Up Close and Personal
Rev. Dale Flowers

Questions for Reflection

  • Does the fact that the circumstances of the disciples in the first Easter story parallel our present life circumstances help you relate to this story? If so how?
  • From the first appearance of Jesus with the disciples to the second, one week later, John implies not much has changed. They are still in lock down mode. Do you think the reality of Jesus’ resurrection, his commissioning of them to continue his mission in the world, and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit will begin to affect their lives going forward? If so, how? How does this affect your life?
  • Jesus offered Thomas verification in order for him to believe and then said, “… blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” What do you think encourages people to believe in Jesus?

Encouraging God’s People

Song

What A Beautiful Name

Cassie Carroll, Penny Cleary, Jennie Warmack, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Rev. Emily Stockert

Prayer Request

Even though we are not able to gather together in one place right now, we are committed to praying for you. Click here to submit your confidential prayer requests to Colleen Soldate, Director of Caring Ministries.

Offertory and Questions for Reflection

Because He Lives
John Pavik, Piano

Giving

You may give your tithes and offerings online.

Serving God’s World

Hymn

The Day of Resurrection
Jennie Warmack, Penny Cleary, and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano

Hallelujah Chorus (Sing Along!) Handel’s Music

Lyrics for singing along

Charge and Benediction

Rev. Dale Flowers

Postlude

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Arr. Patricia Laurel
John Pavik, Piano

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