First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa



Worship Service - April 3, 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

Prelude on the tune "Rockingham"

Arranged by Christopher Tambling
John Pavik, Organ

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Hymn

Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above

By Bohemian Bretherens Kirchengsang | Harm. Maurice Bell | Johann Schutz | Trans. Frances Cox

Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Song

Revelation Song

By Jennie Lee Riddle
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Acoustic Guitar & Piano
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Prayer of Confession


Today's Worship Leader: Dale Flowers

Assurance of Forgiveness

Jonah 4:2

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Matthew 7:7-12 (New Revised Standard Version)

Elaine Carlson 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. Dr. Kent Webber

Praying to Our Caring God As We Also Care for Others
2022 Winter Sermon Series: The Call to be a Courageous Christian

Questions for Reflection

  • In Jesus’ Model Prayer, taught earlier in his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has reminded us that already God knows all about our joys and struggles before we ever utter a single word in prayer.  This leads one to wonder, “Why then should I spend time in prayer?”  How does Jesus answer that question? Why do you pray?
  • How does Jesus teach about God and encourage us to pray - using the example of caring parents?  
  • Today’s text ends with what many people call “the Golden Rule.”  It’s an example of “the greater righteousness” to which Jesus calls us.  How do you find Jesus’ command that we “do to others what we would have them do to us” more challenging than merely avoiding doing to others what we would not want them to do to us?

Encouraging God’s People

Song

Remembrance (The Communion Song)

By Jennie Lee Riddle
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Acoustic Guitar & Piano
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Celebration of The Lord’s Supper

Rev. Dale Flowers

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

My Jesus is My Lasting Joy

Text by Paul Allwardt and Helen A. Dickinson
Music by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Arranged by Roberta Bitgood (1962)
© 1962 by The H. W. Gray Co., Inc.
Laurie Hartmann, Soloist
John Pavik, Organist

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

God, You Spin the Whirling Planets

Franz Joseph Haydn | Jane Parker Huber
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Benediction

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

Postlude

Lead me, Lord

By John Becker
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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