Estes Park United Methodist Church
April 25, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Order of Worship
Prelude – Shepherd Me, O God – arr. Mark Hayes
Call to Worship
Leader: Come, let us kneel at the feet of the Good Shepherd.
People: The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep and cares for the sheep.
Leader: The Good Shepherd knows each sheep by name.
People: Good Shepherd, tender of our souls, we worship you today.
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Loving Shepherd, you know our names; you care for us. When we face darkness and death, walk beside us. When we hunger for your love, fill us with your presence. When we are fearful, feed us at your table. May we dwell in the house of goodness and mercy all the days of our lives. Amen.
Opening Hymn – O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing – #57 UMH
Affirmation of Faith – #833 UMH
We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.
Prayer of Blessing
Scripture Lesson – John 10:11-18
Special Music Comfort – The Lord is My Shepherd – Joel Raney
Sermon – The Good Shepherd
Closing Hymn – Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us – #381 UMH
Postlude – See What a Morning Getty and Townend
Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz
Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey
Zoom Worship Liturgist: Ruth Trittin
Flutist: Heather Stone
Director of Music: Jim Flanigan
Pianist: Nancy Gunter
Videographer: Jim Ecklund