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


Pastoral Prayer


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


Service Participants:

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