First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

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.


Blessed Assurance

Arranged by John Pavik
John Pavik, Piano

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dale Flowers


Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us

By Thomas John Williams | Janie Alford
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


God of Justice
By Tim Hughes
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

From PCUSA Creed: A Brief Statement of Faith
Today's Worship Leader: Rev. Emily Stockert


Holy Spirit, Hope and Healer

Welsh folk tune arranged by John Carter
Ensemble: Laurie Hartmann, Karen Dieterle and David Irvine, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Matthew 25.31-46 and Acts 1.1-8 (New International Version)
Emma Johns 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.


Words Are Not Enough

2021 Spring Sermon Series: A Community We Can Call Home
Rev. Dale Flowers

Questions for Reflection

  • The Kingdom of God is the realm of God’s rule and corresponding blessings. When the disciples associated God’s Kingdom with the nation of Israel they short-changed what God intended. How do we make a similar mistake by equating God’s Kingdom with the Church rather than God at work in the world?
  • In your own words how would you describe the Church’s responsibility for missions?
  • Why must the proclamation of the gospel in words be accompanied by deeds and actions?

Encouraging God’s People


Find A World

By Jami Smith
Cassie Carroll and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Rev. Emily Stockert

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

Prayer (from Seven Pieces for Organ)

By Théodore Dubois
John Pavik, Organ

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Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
from *The Presbyterian Hymnal*, page 591
Text © Neil Weatherhogg, 1990 | Geneva Psalter, 1551
Music: Public Domain
John Pavik, Organ


Week of May 23, 2021

Serving God’s World


This is My Song (A Song of Peace)

By Jean Sibelius Lloyd Stone | Georgia Harkness | Bryan Leech
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


Rev. Dale Flowers


Will You Come and Follow Me? (The Summons)
Arranged by John Pavik
John Pavik, Piano

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.

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