First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - September 5, 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.


Sonata no. 8, op. 13 (Adagio cantabile)

Ludwig van Beethoven
John Pavik, Piano

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


Great is Thy Faithfulness

By Thomas Chisholm | William Runyan
Cassie Carroll and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


Wonderful King

By David Crowder
Chris Studer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar & Piano
Eric Rundstrom, *Electric Guitar*


Prayer of Confession

Today's Worship Leader: Rev. Emily Stockert

Assurance of Forgiveness Psalm 32:1, 3, 4-5

Moment for Missions

Kurt Thiel

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Proverbs 27:10; 17:17; 18:24; 17:9; 13:20 Scripture readings are included within the sermon recording.

The Scripture readings and text are included in the sermon recording.


Wisdom to Make and Nurture Friendships
2021 Pre-Fall Sermon Series: Wisdom for daily living from Proverbs
Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Questions for Reflection

  • Do you have the caring encouragement you’d like from close friendships?
  • Which of today’s proverbs about friendship do you find the most important?
  • What are you doing at present to nurture the friendships you already enjoy? If you’re seeking more friends, what are you doing to cultivate new friendships?

Encouraging God’s People


I Come With Joy

By Brian Wren
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

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.

The Lord’s Supper

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Offertory & Reflection

Meditation on "Holy Spirit Ever Dwelling"

Arranged by Carl Albertson
John Pavik, *Organ*

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Serving God’s World


We Are One in The Spirit <br/>(They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love)

By Peter Scholtes
Cassie Carroll and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar


Rev. Dr. Kent Webber


What A Friend We Have in Jesus!

Arranged by John Pavik
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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