First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - April 24, 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 this week. 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.


Cantilène nuptiale (from 12 Pieces for Organ) by Théodore Dubois & Intrada by Alan Spedding
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dale Flowers


Come Sing, O Church in Joy!

By John Darwall | Brian Dill
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Song of Hope (Heaven Come Down)

By Chase Jenkins | Dan Hamilton | Robbie Seay | Ryan Owens | Taylor Johnson | Tedd Tjornhom
Jennie Warmack, Eileen Haynes, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano & Acoustic Guitar
Mike VanDordrecht, Electric Bass and Mandolin
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

Today's Worship Leader: Rev. Emily Stockert

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Eph. 2.11-22; 2 Cor. 5.16-20a

Steve Frary 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. Dale Flowers

A Place to Belong
2022 Spring Sermon Series (Eastertide): Church 8.0

Questions for Reflection

  • When Paul speaks of the church as God’s new temple how does he intend his readers to understand this image more as a metaphor than an actual building? 
  • How does our identity in Christ affect our ability to provide a place of belonging?
  • Why is it necessary for us, as a congregation, to create the kind of space for a visitor to experience true belonging versus trying to fit in?

Encouraging God’s People


Wonderful King

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

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

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

We Are Not Alone by Pepper Choplin

Ensemble: Penny Cleary, Karen Dieterle, Kris Irvine, David Irvine and John Pavik, Vocals

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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

Serving God’s World


We Are God's People

By Johannes Brahms | Arrangement, Fred Brock | Bryan Leech
Anna VanDordrecht and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Rev. Dale Flowers


Toccata (from 12 Pieces for Organ)

Théodore Dubois
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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