Estes Park United Methodist Church

May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

 Order of Worship


Prelude​ – Come, Holy Spirit​Israel Houghton 



Call to Worship

Leader: ​Come, Holy Spirit! Ignite our hearts with joy and confidence!

People:​ For God has done wondrous things for us.

Leader: ​Come, Holy Spirit! Fill us with the power of the rushing wind that we ​​may faithfully serve you in all that we do.

People: ​For Christ has called each of us and blessed us!

Leader: ​Come, Holy Spirit! Be with us today.

People: ​Help us to boldly proclaim Christ Risen. AMEN.

Opening Prayer (Unison)

​​God of wind and fire, embolden us this day to receive your power. ​Help us to proclaim the wondrous things that you have done and ​​​​continue to do in our lives. Give us strength and courage to share ​​the Good News of your love and your presence. For we ask this in ​Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

Opening Hymn​ – O Spirit of the Living God​ – #539 UMH


Affirmation of Faith​ – The Nicene Creed​ – #880 UMH

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker ​of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.  

​We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.  ​For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he ​suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the ​living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and    the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

​We believe in the one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen



Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture Lesson​ – Acts 2:1-21

Sermon​ – A Beautiful New Day


Closing Hymn ​- Breathe on Me, Breath of God​ – #420 UMH



Postlude​ – Rain Down -​ arr. Mark Hayes

Service Participants:

Pastor:​ Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist:​ Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Larry Leaming

Director of Music:​ Jim Flanigan

Pianist:​ Nancy Gunter

Videographer:​ Jim Ecklund