First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa



Worship Service - May 2, 2021

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. 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

Meditation on "Holy Spirit Ever Dwelling"

Arranged by Max Philips
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Emily Stockert

Hymn

All Hail the Power Of Jesus Name

By Oliver Holden | Michael Young | Edward Perronet | John Rippon
Rachel Vail and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano

Song

Great Are You Lord
By David Leonard | Jason Ingram | Leslie Jordan
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

The Nicene Creed
Today's Worship Leader: Pastor Dale Flowers

Anthem

Hine Ma Tov
By Allan E. Naplan
Text: Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity! (NIV)

Ensemble: Karen Dieterle, Kris Irvine, Dave McCall, and David Irvine, Vocals
Mark Wardlaw, Clarinet
John Pavik, Piano

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: John 17:20-24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 4:1-6 (CEB)
Steve Frary is reading Scriptures this week.

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

Sermon

Getting in Tune with God Together

2021 Spring Sermon Series: A Community We Can Call Home
Rev. Emily Stockert

Questions for Reflection

  • One way to look at a church congregation is as a group of unrelated individuals who attend church services for private reasons. Another way is to look at the church as a body, made up of many parts. How do you think a person’s understanding of what a “church” is might influence her or his expectations and behavior as a churchgoer and/or follower of Christ?
  • Pastor Emily uses the metaphor of an orchestra tuning as a way to understand the church as a community in tune with Christ. Using your imagination, expand on this metaphor. For example, using this metaphor, who do you see as our conductor? What are the various concert halls and other locations we might play in? Within the metaphor, what would be the music we would play (i.e. what is the work and/or actions the church performs)?
  • Reflect on the three scripture readings for today (John 17:20-24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 4:1-6). In what ways does the unity of the church strengthen and help the church remain true to its calling?

Encouraging God’s People

Song

All Belong Here

By Hannah Rand | Lenora Rand
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

The Lord’s Supper

Rev. Dale Flowers

How can we pray for you?

Even though some of us are unable to gather together in one place right now, we are committed to praying for you. Click here to submit your confidential prayer requests to our Director of Caring Ministries.

Offertory & Reflection

Élévation Op.30

By Louis Verne
John Pavik, Organ

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FPC NEWS

Week of May 2, 2021

Serving God’s World

Hymn

We Are One in the Spirit (The’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love)

By Peter Scholtes
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Benediction

Rev. Emily Stockert

Postlude

Sortie in A Major (from 10 Pieces for Organ)
By Théodore Dubois
John Pavik, Organ

First Kids

Darcy Fluitt

At 9:00: Infants through kindergartners gather downstairs for playtime and Bible stories. 1st through 6th graders are always welcome and encouraged to worship in the sanctuary with their families.

At 10:30: Infants through Kindergartners gather downstairs for activities, music, Bible stories, and outdoor play.

1st through 6th Graders are invited upstairs to join their small group leaders for activities, worship, and relationships. If you are traveling and/or cannot join in person, we provide links for videos, activities, and discussions giving you a 20 – 30 minute meaningful family experience custom-designed to the age of your kids.

Click here to go to a YouTube channel for Bible story videos created for preschool, elementary and preteen kids!

Youth Rendevous

Cory Myers

Join us upstairs in Room 224 each Sunday for Rendevous at 10:30 - a time when we work to remove barriers that can prevent us from experiencing God. We listen, sing, pray, laugh, and learn.

Visit our archive page for previous worship services.







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