Estes Park United Methodist Church

November 28, 2021

First Sunday of Advent



Order of Worship






Lighting of the First Advent Candle                                The Scott Family


Call to Worship

Leader: Something stirs deep within us – a longing, a hope,

People: A thirst for joy, a hunger for peace, a yearning for blessing.

Leader: We know deep within that our hopes and fears

People: Will be met by angel songs and baby sighs.

Leader: It is Advent – A season of waiting, hoping, yearning.

People: Advent – it’s time to go home.



Opening Prayer (Unison)

God, as Jesus once came into our world with all its sorrows, keep us awake and alert to your presence in the midst of our struggles now.  Tell us again that your love will triumph.  Make us an Advent people with hope as our stronghold.


Opening Hymn      

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus


Affirmation of Faith–The Apostles Creed




            Prayer of Blessing


First Lesson

Jeremiah 33:14-16


Pastoral Prayer


Special Music


Gospel Lesson        

Luke 21:25-36



Time to Go Home


Closing Hymn         

Soon and Very Soon






Service Participants:

Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Barbara Bailey

Director of Music:  Jim Flanigan

Pianist: Nancy Gunter

Videographer: Jim Ecklund