First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa



Worship Service - March 6, 2022

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.

Prelude

Lenten Hymn Medley
Including "Lord, who throughout these forty days" (St. Flavian), "Wilt thou forgive that sin, where I begun" (Donne), and "Just as I am" (Saffron Walden)

Arranged by Stanford Smith
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Emily Stockert

Hymn

Our God, Our Help in Ages Past

Attributed to William Croft | Isaac Watts
Rachel Vail and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Song

Vapor

By Lisa Gungor and Michael Gungor
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar

Prayer of Confession

Based on the Lord’s Prayer as adapted by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Led by Rev. Dale Flowers & Colleen Soldate

Assurance of Forgiveness

Based on Micah 7.18-20

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Matthew 6:7-13 (Commone English Bible)

Lesley van Dordrecht is reading scriptures this week.

The Scripture readings and text are included in the sermon recording. You may refer to the written text using this link.

Sermon

Rev. Emily Stockert

A Model Prayer
2022 Winter Sermon Series: The Call to be a Courageous Christian

Questions for Reflection

  • How does praying the Lord's prayer discipline our conversations with God? Why do you think Jesus might want us to take care with our prayers?
  • What does it mean to you that the prayer uses the words "our" and "us" rather than "my" and "me"?
  • Spend some time reflecting on the fact that the words of the Lord's prayer come from Jesus. When we pray this prayer, we're praying words Jesus taught us. What does that mean to you (and us as a community)? How does that make you feel?

Encouraging God’s People

Song

As It Is In Heaven

By Ed Cash | Matt Maher
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano & Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

The Lord’s Supper

Rev. Emily Stockert

Prayer Request

We are committed to praying for you. Click here to submit your confidential prayer requests to Colleen Soldate, Director of Caring Ministries.

Offertory & Questions for Reflection

Bread for the World

Words & Music by Bernadette Farrell (1990)
David Irvine, Soloist
John Pavik, Pianist

Text of Offertory:

Refrain:

Bread for the world – a world of hunger
Wine for all peoples – people who thirst
May we who eat be bread for others
May we who drink pour out our love

Verse 1:
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life
Broken to reach and heal the wounds of human pain
Where we divide your people, you are waiting there
On bended knee to wash our feet with endless care

Verse 2:
Lord Jesus Christ, you call us to your feast
At which the rich and powerful become the least
Where we survive on others in our human greed
You walk among us begging for your every need

Verse 3:
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the wine of peace
Poured into hearts once broken and where dryness sleeps
Where we are tired and weary, you are waiting there
To be the way which beckons us beyond despair

Doxology

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
From The Presbyterian Hymnal, page 592
Text © Neil Weatherhogg, 1990 | Geneva Psalter, 1551
Music: Public Domain
John Pavik, Organ

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Serving God’s World

Hymn

O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

By Washington Gladden
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Benediction

Rev. Emily Stockert

Postlude

Chorale Prelude on "Out of the Depths, I Cry”

By Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow
John Pavik, Organ

Text:
From the depths of woe to God we come
With inmost heart imploring,
That He by grace would free us from
The evil in us warring,
And as a Father pardon give
For much we sin, and daily live
In flesh and great transgression.

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 Rendezvous

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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