Estes Park United Methodist Church

December 19, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent


Come Home This Christmas


Linda Bowie 12/25

Lynn Myers 12/25



  • Christmas Eve services will be held at 3:00 PM and 7:00PM in-person! Reservations will be required, contact the office for your spot. There will also be a Christmas Eve service on zoom at 5:00 PM.
  • Zoom Book Study Group is meeting at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Wednesday.
  • Easy Hiking Group is meeting today at 3 and Tuesday at 10.


Order of Worship






Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle – Steve and Peggy Tice


Call to Worship

Leader: Come, joy, lighten our spirits.

People: Come, hope, lift us from despair.

Leader: Come, peace, ease our frantic worry.

People: Come, love, shine in all we do.

Leader: Come, Jesus, be born in us.

People: Come, Lord, set us free.

Leader: Come, God,

People: Rule in our hearts and teach us to sing with joy!


Opening Prayer (Unison)

Lord our God, you have revealed yourself as One who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people; In a world that looks away from injustice, You cast your eyes on the destitute, the poor, and the wronged; You have called us to follow you, to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release for the captives and recovery of sight for the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed and to proclaim the time of your blessing.  Be present with us, Lord, as we respond to your call. Amen.


Opening Hymn      

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


Affirmation of Faith

Leader: There is one God and there is one mediator, Christ Jesus, who came as a ransom for all, to whom we testify.

People: This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance: That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.  Great indeed is the mystery of the gospel. Amen.



            Prayer of Blessing


First Lesson

Micah 5:2-5a


Pastoral Prayer


Special Music – Singer, Denise Stookesberry

Come Darkness, Come Light


Gospel Lesson        

Luke 1:39-45



The Blessing of Home


Closing Hymn         

The King of Glory Comes






Service Participants:

Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Wendy Rigby

Director of Music:  Jim Flanigan

Pianist: Nancy Gunter

Videographer: Jim Ecklund