First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - May 1, 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.

Celebrating God’s Presence

Let Us Worship God Together

Rev. Emily Stockert


I Sing the Mighty Power of God

By Isaac Watts

Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ


Sing To Jesus

By Fernando Ortega | Rich Nibbe
Cassie Carroll, Rachel Vail, and, and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Affirmation of Faith

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

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Luke 7:36-50 & Luke 19:1-10 Common English Bible

Tim Stafford 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

Belonging to Jesus
2022 Spring Sermon Series (Eastertide): Church 8.0

Questions for Reflection

  • Think about a time when you didn’t belong or were excluded. How did that feel for you? How did it affect you? Does being left out affect your behavior? Does it make you act defensively or feel compassionate for others? How do you think God wants us to use our experiences of feeling like we didn’t belong to care for other people?
  • How do Jesus' actions towards Zacchaeus and the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair illustrate the difference between “fitting in” and “belonging”? As a church community that professes our faith in Jesus Christ, why might it be important for us to understand the difference between “fitting in” and “belonging”?
  • If you regularly attend FPC, brainstorm some ways you as an individual can proactively create space for others to feel a sense of belonging. If you are new (and even if you aren’t new!), name some ways people have welcomed you or could be more welcoming of you, either at FPC or in another community.  

Encouraging God’s People


Come As You Are

Marie Barnett
By Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano & Acoustic Guitar

Prayer Request

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

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Rev. Emily Stockert

Offertory & Questions for Reflection

O Lord, Bread of Life

Music by Gabriel Fauré | Arranged by Patrick Liebergen
Ensemble: Kay Oppenheimer, Soprano, Kris Irvine, Alto, John Pavik, Bass, and David Irvine, Tenor
Mary Kemnec, Flute
John Pavik, Piano

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Serving God’s World


Blessed Be the Tie that Binds

By Johann Hans Georg Nägeli | John Fawcett
Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Charge and Benediction

Rev. Emily Stockert

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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