Estes Park United Methodist Church
June 13, 2021
Order of Worship
Prelude – From the Inside Out
Announcements – Gail Burrow
Greeting/Welcome – Pastor Ann Lantz
Choral Introit – How Majestic is Your Name
Call to Worship
Leader: Welcome to worship today!
People: We are glad to be here!
Leader: Open your eyes and your hearts to God’s spirit.
People: We open our lives to God’s word for us.
Leader: Rejoice! For God is with us this day!
People: Thanks be to God for his loving presence.
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Lord, we come this day, having seen the miracles of everyday creation inour world. We have enjoyed both the bright sunshine and the gentle rains. We have marveled over the beauty of flowers and the complexity of your creation. Make our hearts ready to receive your word for us, that we may go forth from this place ready to joyfully serve you all of our days. Amen.
Opening Hymn – How Great Thou Art
Prayer of Confession
Patient Lord, you know how we are. We let the frustrations and worries of our lives overcome us. We turn away from you, sure that you can do nothing to alleviate our strife. How faithless we are! Please forgive us. Help us to learn that you are actively involved in our lives as a creative co-worker, seeking healing and hope not only for each of us, but for the whole world. Make us into disciples of peace and compassion; for we ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Let go of your fears and doubts. God pours love on you, in you and through you to others. Be at peace. Amen.
People: Praise be to God! Amen!
Special Music – All Good Gifts – Steve Tice
Scripture Lesson – I Samuel 15:34-16:13
Sermon – When Others See a Shepherd Boy
Prayer of Blessing
Closing Hymn - There is Within My Heart a Melody
Postlude – The Trusting Heart
Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz
Liturgist: Gail Burrow
Choir Director: Jim Flanigan
Pianist: Nancy Gunter
Videographer: Jim Ecklund
Technical Support: Mike Elgin and Steve Tice