Estes Park United Methodist Church

September 20, 2020


Order of Worship






Call to Worship

L: Give thanks to the Lord!

P: Call upon the name of the Lord!

L: God’s love and mercy are given daily for each of us.

P: God’s forgiveness and tenderness are poured out for us.

L: Praise be to God who deals so kindly with us.

P: Lord, help us offer the same compassion to others. AMEN.


Opening Prayer (Unison)

Lord, whether we have come to you from long ago, or have just come to you now, you reach out with love and blessing for each one of us. Help us remember your mercy and your love and offer mercy and love to all we encounter in your name. AMEN.


Opening Hymn                 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken


Prayer of Confession

Leader: Let us confess our sin, calling for God’s transforming power.

All: Forgiving Lord, we are such jealous people. We want to make sure that we get what we deserve, that we are always treated fairly. Yet we complain when you treat others, who have not worked as hard or been as faithful, with such love. You are merciful and compassionate. You do not count the time, but the quality of the heart. Forgive us, generous Lord, when we have been so petty about your love. Heal and restore us. Help us reach out with love and hope to others in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Silent Prayer


Assurance of Pardon

Leader: Blessings are showered on all who seek God. Come and rejoice! God has                         given you such love and mercy. AMEN.

All: Thanks be to God!  Amen!


Pastoral Prayer




Scripture Lesson – Matthew 20:1-16


Sermon – “It’s Just Not Fair!”


Closing Hymn                                                                                                                   


Service Participants:

Pastor – Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Liturgist – Cay Lacey

Director of Music – Jim Flanigan

Pianist – Jim Flanigan

Videographer – Jim Ecklund