Estes Park United Methodist Church

January 9, 2022

Baptism of the Lord


Mike Elgin 1/14

Caroline Krandell 1/15

Cindy Vanek 1/15


Sunday 1/9

9:45 AM Zoom Worship

3:00 PM Easy Hiking Group

Monday 1/10

8-10:30 AM Office Open

1:00 PM Bridge Group

2:30 PM Congregational Care Committee

Tuesday 1/11

10:00 AM Easy Hiking Group

3:00 PM Finance Committee

4:00 PM Women’s Devotional Group

Wednesday 1/12

8-10:30 AM Office Open

10:00 AM Zoom Book Study

6:00 PM Zoom Book Study

Thursday 1/13

9:30 AM RMN Meeting

Friday 1/14

8-10:30 AM Office Open

3:00 PM Easy Hiking Group


Order of Worship



Son of God




Call to Worship

Leader: God is with us always and calls us each by name.

People: When we pass through difficulties and stress,

Leader: God is with us and calls us by name.

People: When we are discouraged and feel lost and alone,

Leader: God is with us and calls us by name, and heals us.

People: Blessed be God who knows us and calls us by name.


Opening Prayer (Unison)

Lord of Hope and Light, in the midst of Darkness you offered light to people who lived in fear. Today that light comes to us as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Open our hearts this day and remind us that you have marked us as people of hope and light. Prepare us to serve you by serving your world. AMEN.


Opening Hymn    

God is so Good


Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, we confess that we have not always paid much attention to the baptism of Jesus, but viewed it as a nice story which begins Jesus’ ministry. We don’t always see ourselves as standing in that long line of those marked for service; and therefore it is easy for us to dismiss this as a nice story and nothing more. Yet you have called us by name, knowing each of us, and loving us. We are astonished by this. We know that we have behaved in very unloving ways and in some behaviors which do not promote your love and peace. Forgive us for our blindness. Turn us around. Help us to be people who not only recognize the light, but who are willing to live in that light, bringing help to others in your name. For we pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.


(Silent Prayer)


Words of Assurance

Leader: People of God, you are known and loved by the Creator. You are marked as God’s chosen ones to bring hope and peace to others. Be at peace and live in hope.

People: Thanks be to God, Amen!



            Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Gospel Lesson      

Luke 3:15-17; 21-22



Hanging with the Sinners


 Closing Hymn     

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian





Once in Royal David’s City


Service Participants:

Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Janis Angermayr

Director of Music: Jim Flanigan

Pianist: Nancy Gunter

Videographer: Jim Ecklund