Estes Park United Methodist Church
May 23, 2021
Order of Worship
Prelude – Come, Holy SpiritIsrael 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
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
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