First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - April 26, 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 for Piano
Mario Ruiz Armengol
John Pavik, Piano

Celebrating God’s Presence

Come Let Us Worship the Living Savior!

Rev. Dale Flowers


Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


By Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury
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: 1 Tim 2.1-7; 3.14-16

Charles Stark is reading scriptures this week.

The readings and text are included in the sermon recording. You may refer to the written text using this link.


Every One of Us
Sermon Series: How Essential is Church? ~ Themes from the Pastoral Letters
Rev. Dale Flowers

Questions for Reflection

  • In what way does Paul’s exhortation that *prayers be made for everyone* and *Jesus gave himself as a ransom for all* challenge your prayer life and/or your presentation of the gospel?
  • Can you think of ways the American Church in general is in danger of misrepresenting God by advocating values which are contrary to the gospel?
  • One slogan that attempts to get at what church should be about is “love God, love your neighbor, prove it.” Do you think this is an adequate summary of what is most essential about church? If so, how so? If not, why not?

Encouraging God’s People


All the Poor and Powerless
By David Leonard | Leslie Jordan
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

Portions of this prayer adapted from:
20 Prayers To Pray During This Pandemic
20 More Prayers to Pray as We Approach the Pandemic’s Peak

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

Trust and Obey
Arr. Simeon ten Holt
John Pavik, Piano


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Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

From The Presbyterian Hymnal, page 591
Text © Thomas Ken | Geneva Psalter, 1551
Music: Public Domain
John Pavik, Piano

Serving God’s World


I Love to Tell the Story
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano

Charge and Benediction

Rev. Dale Flowers


Cuban Dance (no. IV)
Mario Ruiz Armengol
John Pavik, Piano

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