First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa



Worship Service - April 17, 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 Easter 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.

Prelude

Easter Hymn Medley

(includes Because He Lives, the Easter Song & I Know that My Redeemer Lives)
Arranged by John Pavik
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dale Flowers

Hymn

Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Charles Wesley | Phillip Keveren
Penny Cleary, Eileen Haynes, Terry Haynes, Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Affirmation of Faith

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

Profile of Faith

Allie Shoulders

Song

Rising

By Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Cassie Carroll, Jennie Warmack, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Matthew 7.24-27 (New International Version)

Pat Cuneo 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. Dale Flowers

The App for Courage
2022 Winter Sermon Series: The Call to be a Courageous Christian

Questions for Reflection

  • What difference does it make if we approach the Sermon on the Mount as being about Jesus more than about us?
  • Fulfillment of the Law is not some new version of rules and regulations to obey, but a new relationship with God which Jesus accomplished.  How does this gift of grace affect our behavior as followers of Jesus?
  • Why do you think we prefer to be safe rather than brave when faced with a challenge or opportunity to serve those in need the way Jesus would?

Encouraging God’s People

Song

Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?

By Martin Smith
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

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

The Whole Bright World Rejoices Now!
By David H. Williams
Ensemble: Karen Dieterle, Soprano, Kris Irvine, Alto, John Pavik, Tenor, David Irvine, Bass
Laurie Hartmann, Harp

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Serving God’s World

Hymn

The Day of Resurrection

By Henry Thomas Smart | John of Damascus | Trans. John Mason
Penny Cleary, Eileen Haynes, Terry Haynes, and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Benediction

Rev. Dale Flowers

Postlude

Marche Hèroïque

Alfred Herbert Brewer
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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