Estes Park United Methodist Church

April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

Order of Worship

Prelude – Risen Lord



Call to Worship

Leader: Jesus Christ is risen today!

People: Christ is risen, indeed!

Leader: The tomb could not hold him.

People: The grave is empty. Christ is risen!

Leader: Jesus Christ is risen today!

People: Christ is risen, indeed!


Opening Prayer (Unison)

God of the morning light, God of Easter miracles, open our hearts to hear once again the story of love overcoming death, of joy drowning out sorrow, of hope emerging from despair. Bring Easter to this  moment. Touch us. Fill us. Amen.


Opening Hymn – Christ the Lord is Risen Today 


Confession of Faith (Unison) – The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sittethat the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.



Offertory Music – Because He Lives


Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Special Music – Was it a Morning Like This


Scripture Lesson – John 20:1-18


Special Music – Give Thanks


Sermon – I Have Seen the Lord!


Holy Communion


Prayer After Receiving

Closing Hymn – The Day of Resurrection



Postlude – Thine is the Glory  


Service Participants:

Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Janis Angermayr

Special Music: Linda Bowie, Janis Angermayr, & Barbara Bailey

Bells: Linda Bowie, Barbara Bailey, Cay Lacey

Director of Music: Jim Flanigan

Pianist: Nancy Gunter

Videographer: Jim Ecklund


Our Easter Flowers were generously provided by:

Dorothy Gibbs: 

In Memory of Dorothy Scott  


Pastor Ann and Agnes Lantz: 

In Memory of Joshua David Griffey

In Memory of Marilyn Lantz 

In Honor of the EPUMC Congregation

In Honor of the Women’s Devotional Book Group

In Honor of the EPUMC Trustees