First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - May 9, 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.


I Surrender All

Arranged by John Pavik
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music | Robert Robinson
Rachel Vail and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


Mighty To Save
By Ben Fielding | Reuben Morgan
Cassie Carroll, Rachel Vail, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

Confession of 1967
Today's Worship Leader: Lesley VanDordrecht


We Are Not Alone

Ensemble: Penny Cleary, Karen Dieterle, Kris Irvine, David Irvine and John Pavik, Vocals

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Romans 6:1-13 (NRSV)
Christopher Huber 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.


Baptized into Christ | Dead to Sin & Alive to God

2021 Spring Sermon Series: A Community We Can Call Home
Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Questions for Reflection

  • According to Paul’s teaching, though God’s grace in Christ is available in abundance, what’s the problem with simply relaxing in and luxuriating in the gift of God’s grace and continuing with patterns of sinful attitudes and behaviors? In other words, if grace is so available, why not remain as you are after coming to Christ rather than seeking to become more Christ-like?
  • If dying to sin in Christ is part of the meaning of Christian baptism, what
    implication lies in Paul’s teaching that in baptism we look in anticipation to being raised with Christ to new life?
  • Since we all continue to be people “in process” of becoming more mature followers of Christ, what ongoing tensions do you see in your life or the lives or others around you in terms of living out Paul’s admonition to those who have been baptized, “So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus”?

Encouraging God’s People


Baptized in Water (Bunessan)

Gaelic melody | Michael Saward
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Lesley VanDordrecht

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

This Is a Day of New Beginnings

Carlton Young
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 9, 2021

Serving God’s World


Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Chris Tomlin | John Newton | Louie Giglio
Chris Studer, Vocals, Piano, and Acoustic Guitar


Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


Wonderful Peace
By W. G. Cooper
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.

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