First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - September 19, 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.


Canzona Quarta

Girolamo Frescobaldi
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Tim Stafford


For the Beauty of the Earth

Brian Doerksen | Conrad Kocher & Folliot Sandford Pierpoint
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Beautiful One

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

Prayer of Confession

Today's Worship Leader: Colleen Soldate

Assurance of Forgiveness

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Genesis 1:26-2:2, and Colossians 1:15-20 (New International Version)
Lesley VanDordrecht 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.


Humans in the Image of God
2021 Fall Sermon Series: Living with Love & Loss – Genesis 1-12
Tim Stafford

Questions for Reflection

  • Can you think of the world as a temple or cathedral?
  • If we all are called to represent God in his temple the earth, what does that specifically mean to you?

Encouraging God’s People


Beautiful Things

By Lisa Gungor | Michael Gungor
Lizzy Stevenson and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Colleen Soldate

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 592
Text © Thomas Ken | Geneva Psalter, 1551
Music: Public Domain
John Pavik, Organ

Serving God’s World


In Christ There Is No East or West

African American spiritual | Adapt. Harry Burleigh | John Oxenham
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Tim Stafford


Prelude in C Major (BWV 531)

By J.S. Bach
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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