Estes Park United Methodist Church

Trinity Sunday

May 30, 2021


Order of Worship

Prelude – ​Blessed Assurance -​arr.  Mary McDonald



Call to Worship

Leader: Great is the Lord!

People: God’s greatness is beyond our understanding.

Leader: ​Yet God has revealed God’s self in Jesus Christ.

People: Through Jesus we have come to know the absolute love of God.

Leader:  ​Lift up your hearts and praise the Lord!

People: ​May God continue to bless God’s people with peace. AMEN.

Opening Prayer (Unison)


Opening Hymn​ – To God be the Glory – ​#98 UMH


Prayer of Confession

We are so like Nicodemus, Lord. We come to you, hiding in the ​​​shadows of our own fears and terrors. We want you to give us peace ​​and hope in our hearts. We want to know that everything will be all ​​right. But when we come it is for our own sake, and not to learn what ​​you would have us be and do in this world.  

​Forgive our selfishness, Lord. Calm our fears and heal our spirits. Let ​​us truly listen to you so that we may be witnesses to your peace and ​​justice which you seek for the world. Clear away the clutter in our lives ​​and place us on paths of service to you. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. ​​AMEN.

​Silent Prayer


Assurance of Pardon

Leader: God’s love of the world is so great that God sent Jesus that we may ​​truly live lives of peace and hope. Listen with your hearts as well as ​​your ears. God’s love is poured out for you that you may have new life ​​in service and witness.

People:​ Praise be to God!  Amen!



Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture Lesson – ​John 3:1-17

Sermon​ – A Visitor in the Night


Memorial Day Prayer

​Prayer Response: “We lift up thankful hearts”​

Closing Hymn ​- We are God’s People​ – #2220 (TFWS)




Postlude – ​Lord, I Lift Your Name on High – ​arr.  Mark Hayes


Service Participants:

Pastor:​ Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Liturgist:​ Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist​: Rev. Dale Beck

Director of Music:​ Jim Flanigan

Pianist:​ Nancy Gunter

Videographer:​ Jim Ecklund