First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - April 10, 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 on this Palm Sunday. 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.


Aria (with Fanfare on All Glory, Laud and Honor)
Fermin Swinnen
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Emily Stockert


Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Catherine Winkworth | Georg Weissel | Johann Sebastian Bach | Martin Luther
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Hosanna (The Vigil Project)

By Greg Boudreaux, Andrea Thomas
Jennie Warmack, Anna Barbarinde, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar
Chris Studer - Piano & Acoustic Guitar

Prayer of Confession

Today's Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Assurance of Forgiveness

from John 10:7, 9, 10

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Matthew 7:13-23 & Matthew 21:1-11 Common English Bible (CEB)

David Paul 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.


Rev. Emily Stockert

Going through the Narrow Gate
2022 Winter Sermon Series: The Call to be a Courageous Christian

Questions for Reflection

  • In the sermon on the mount, what does Jesus say is required for entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven?
  • According to Jesus’ own words in the sermon on the mount, is there more to living as a follower of Jesus Christ than professing Jesus Christ is Lord?
  • According to the sermon on the mount, what do we have to do to live in accordance with God’s will? 

Encouraging God’s People


Beautiful Lord

By Leeland Mooring | Marc Byrd
Cassie Carroll and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

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

Hymn of Promise
By Natalie Sleeth
Women of the Chancel Choir, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


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


Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

By Jeff Redd | Jennette Threlfall
Penny Cleary, Jennie Warmack, and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Piano


Rev. Emily Stockert


Toccata Quarta

Girolamo Frescobaldi
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 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.

Visit our archive page for previous worship services.

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