First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - May 30, 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.


Pastorale op. 24

By Charles Tournemire
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Emily Stockert


Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

By John Dykes | Reginald Herber
Rachel Vail and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


God With Us
By Jason Ingram | Leslie Jordan
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

Apostles' Creed, Ecumenical Version
Today's Worship Leader: Pastor Dale Flowers


Sing A New Church Into Being

Words by Delores Dufner © 1991
Traditional hymn tune arranged by Jeffrey Honore © 1992
Ensemble: Laurie Hartmann, Sue Magnuson, Penny Cleary, Karen Dieterle, Kris Irvine, Chris Studer and David Irvine, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Luke 4:16-21, John 15:9-17, and Matthew 28:16-20
Barb Lawson 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.


Do You Have a Charger?

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

Questions for Reflection

  • Why do you think Jesus chose to spread his gospel message by calling disciples and proclaiming good news rather than by a show of power?
  • What did Jesus tell his followers they needed to do in order to produce fruit that lasts?
  • What is the main purpose of the church?

Encouraging God’s People


Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

By Robert Schumann | Frances Havergal
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Pastor 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

Creating God, Your Fingers Trace

By Gene Hancock
John Pavik, Piano

Click here to give your offering.


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 30, 2021

Serving God’s World


Salt and Light

By Jan L'Ecuyer | John L'Ecuyer
Jennie Warmack, Wendy Valle, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Mike VanDordrecht, Bass Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar


Rev. Emily Stockert


Toccata on "All Creatures of Our God and King"

By William Henry Draper
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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