First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - September 12, 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.


Let There be Light! (Fiat Lux)

By Théodore Dubois
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


All Creatures of Our God and King

Ken Barker | Ralph Vaughan Williams | St. Francis of Assisi | William Henry Draper
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


We Will Remember

By Tommy Walker
Jennie Warmack, Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano & Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Prayer of Confession

Today's Worship Leader: Elaine Carlson

Assurance of Forgiveness


The Earth is The Lord's

Penny Cleary, Laurel Quast, Karen Dieterle, Chris Studer and David Irvine, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano
Mary Kemnec, Flute

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Genesis 1:1-25 (New Revised Standard Version) 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.


The Goodness, Beauty and Wonder of Creation
2021 Fall Sermon Series: Living with Love & Loss – Genesis 1-12
Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Questions for Reflection

  • For you, what is the greatest difference between the creation account in the Babylonian Enumah Elish vs. that found in Genesis chapter one?
  • How are God’s goodness and beauty both displayed in the verses we read today from Genesis chapter one?
  • How has your contemplation of God’s work of creation stirred you to want to know more about the One who brought it all things into being?

Encouraging God’s People


What A Beautiful Name

By Ben Fielding | Brooke Ligertwood
Cassie Carroll, Jennie Warmack, Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Elaine Carlson

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

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Arr. Hans Goldsmith
John Pavik, Organ


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Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

From The Presbyterian Hymnal, page 592
Text © Thomas Ken | Geneva Psalter, 1551
Music: Public Domain
John Pavik, Organ

Serving God’s World


This Is My Father's World

By Franklin Sheppard | Maltbie Babcock
Eileen Haynes, Terry Haynes, and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


Fantasia on Holy Mana

Arr. improvisation
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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