Estes Park United Methodist Church
September 13, 2020
Order of Worship
Prelude – Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Call to Worship
Leader: Sing songs of hope and peace.
People: God’s love and power have lifted us.
Leader: Sing songs of mercy and grace.
People: God’s mercy and forgiveness frame our lives.
Leader: Thanks be to God for all God’s love and mercy.
People: Praise be to God for the healing power God extends to each one of us. Amen.
Opening Prayer (Unison)
We sing and speak your praise, O God, grateful for the many ways in which you have healed us. Keep our hearts, our minds, and our spirits open to learn ways in which we can offer healing love for others. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
Opening Hymn – How Majestic Is Your Name 2023 (FWS)
Prayer of Confession
Leader: Let us confess our sin, calling for God’s transforming power.
All: Just like Peter, Lord, we want to get all “legalistic” about forgiveness. We want to know if one time to forgive someone is sufficient. We might even be willing to extend forgiveness twice–but that’s about our limit. Teach us to be humble and merciful. Remind us of the many ways in which you have offered, time and time again, your forgiving love to us. Heal our wounds and bind up our brokenness. For we ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.
Assurance of Pardon
Leader: In the name of Jesus Christ, each one of us has received healing mercies. We are now given opportunities to offer forgiveness and redemption to one another. May the peace of Jesus Christ be with us all. AMEN.
All: Thanks be to God! Amen!
Offertory – The Prayer (Soloist: Barbara Bailey)
Scripture Lesson – Matthew 18:21-35
Sermon – Never-Ending Forgiveness
Closing Hymn Make Me A Channel of Your Peace 2171 (FWS)
Postlude – When I Can Read My Title Clear
Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz
Liturgist: Cay Lacey
Director of Music: Jim Flanigan
Pianist: Nancy Gunter
Soloist: Barbara Bailey
Videographer: Jim Ecklund