Estes Park United Methodist Church

December 26, 2021

First Sunday of Christmas

Come Home This Christmas



  • 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.
  • Church office will be open Monday and Friday from 8 – 10:30.
  • Congregational Care meeting at 2:30 on Monday via Zoom.



Barbara Bailey 12/27



Don and Barbara Bailey 1/1



Order of Worship



Good Christian Men, Rejoice




Call to Worship

Leader: Like Joseph and Mary, we want to protect the child Jesus.

People: We want the Christ Child to be safe and sound.

Leader: And when something unexpected happens, we are frightened.

People: We wonder what we should have done differently.

Leader: Lord, on this day, help us to remember that God is ever with us.

People: Let us place our trust in God’s loving presence as we grow in our own faith. 


Opening Prayer (Unison)

God, who walks with each one of us, help us to place our trust in your guiding care for us as we gather to learn the great lessons of living in peaceful community with each other. Prepare us to be witnesses of your love and forgiveness. Make us ready to work for you in your creation; for we ask this in the name of Jesus, your beloved Son. Amen.

Opening Hymn      

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


Affirmation of Faith

We are not alone, we live in God’s world.

We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.



            Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Gospel Lesson        

Luke 2:41-52



Lost at Home


Closing Hymn         

Joy to the World





Ding Dong! Merrily on High


Service Participants:

Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Dale Beck

Director of Music: Jim Flanigan

Pianist: Nancy Gunter

Videographer: Jim Ecklund