Estes Park United Methodist Church

April 11, 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter

Order of Worship

Prelude​ – He Lives




Call to Worship

Leader:​ This is the good news which we proclaim to you.

People:​ Jesus Christ is raised from the dead!

Leader:​ Walk in the light of his love.

People:​ Live in the light of his teachings and healing mercies.

Leader:​ Come, let us worship the One Who overcame death.

People:​ Let us celebrate the triumph of our Lord.

Opening Prayer (Unison)

Lord of Resurrection surprises, open our hearts this day to the presence ​​of Jesus Christ. Erase our excuses for unbelief, and exchange them for ​​strong witness to the power of your mercy and love. Give us courage ​​and challenge us to walk the path of discipleship, knowing that Jesus ​​goes before us, leading and guiding our steps. In his name, we pray. Amen.


Opening Hymn​ – Easter People Raise Your Voices

Affirmation of Faith#888 UMH

Leader:​ This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved: 

People:​ Christ died for our sins, was buried, was raised on the third day, and appeared first to the women, then to Peter and the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses.  We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One of God, the firstborn of all creation, the firstborn from the dead, in whom all things hold together, in whom the fullness of God was pleased to dwell by the power of the Spirit.  Christ is the head of the body, the church, and by the blood of the cross reconciles all things to God. Amen.



Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture Lesson​ – John 20:19-31

Sermon​ – The Thomas in All of Us


Closing Hymn – Just a Closer Walk With Thee




Postlude​ – Because He Lives


Service Participants:

Pastor:​ Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist:​ Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist:​ John Davis

Recorded Worship Vocals: Janis Angermayr, John Davis, Barbara Bailey, Linda Bowie

Director of Music:​ Jim Flanigan

Pianist:​ Ruth Trittin

Videographer:​ Jim Ecklund