First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Worship Service - May 8, 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. Dr. Kent Webber


The Earth is Yours

By Michael Gungor
Penny Cleary and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar


All Hail the Power Of Jesus' Name

Edward Perronet | John Rippon | Oliver Holden
Rachel Vail and Chris Studer, Vocals
John Pavik, Organ

Affirmation of Faith

Today's Worship Leader: Rev. Dale Flowers

Proclaiming God’s Word

Scripture Readings: Romans 1:1-6, 16-17

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. Dr. Kent Webber

Responding to the Gospel with Believing Obedience
2022 Spring Sermon Series (Eastertide): Church 8.0

  • How does Paul relate the gospel/good news to both God the Creator and Jesus Christ?
  • Paul tells us he was “set apart” for the gospel and “sent out” to share it with others. He also says this message was given “to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles.” What do you think about the way Dietrich Bonhoeffer connects “faith and obedience” in both his writings and in his life? How is obedience an important ingredient of your faith in Christ?
  • How do you react to the latter half of Paul’s statement that “the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel through faith for faith” which many interpret to mean “through God’s faithfulness for our faith”?

Encouraging God’s People


Power To Redeem

By Justin Ebach | Lauren Ashley Daigle | Paul Mabury
Cassie Caroll and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

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

We Are Singing for the Lord is our Light
Zulu Title: Siyahamba

South African Freedom Song
Arr. Hal H. Hopson
Ensemble: Penny Cleary, Soprano, Sarah Held, Alto, Dave McCall, Tenor, David Irvine, Bass
Jocelyn McCord, Percussion
John Pavik, Piano

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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



By Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury
Jennie Warmack and Chris Studer, Vocals
Chris Studer, Piano & Acoustic Guitar
Mike VanDordrecht, Bass Guitar
Eric Rundstrom, Electric Guitar

Charge and Benediction

Rev. Dr. Kent Webber

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.

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