Estes Park United Methodist Church

February 13, 2022

Calendar and Announcements


  • Easy Hiking Group meeting Today, Tuesday, and Friday.  To sign up contact
  • Women’s Devotional Book Group meets on Tuesdays at 4 PM
  • UMW Meeting on Zoom this Wednesday
  • Ad Council meeting on Thursday at 4:00 PM via Zoom
  • Book Study is continuing to meet Wednesdays at 10 AM and 6 PM.
  • EPUMC is helping those who are affected by the Marshal Fire. See the recent News from the Pews email which outlines the plan and how you can help.
  • Reconciling Ministries Network meeting this Friday at 9:30 AM.


Sunday 2/13

9:45 AM Zoom Worship

3:00 PM Easy Hiking Group

Monday 2/14

8-10:30 AM Office Open

1:00 PM Bridge Group

1:00 PM Love Knots

2:30 PM Congregational Care

Tuesday 2/15

10:00 AM Easy Hiking Group

4:00 PM Women’s Devotional Group

Wednesday 2/16

8-10:30 AM Office Open

10:00 AM Zoom Book Study

1:00 PM UMW

6:00 PM Zoom Book Study

Thursday 2/17

9:30 AM RMN Meeting

4:00 PM Ad Council

Friday 2/18

8-10:30 AM Office Open

3:00 PM Easy Hiking Group



Ken Wills 2/13

John Davis 2/15

Ron Hora 2/15

Miles Mewherter 2/19


Order of Worship






Call to Worship

Leader: Blessed are those who trust God, whose trust is the Lord.

People: They are like trees planted by water, sending out roots by the stream.

Leader: They have no fear of summer’s heat, nor do they wither in the sun.

People: In the year of drought, they are not anxious, for their lives bear the fruit of righteousness.

Leader: Come to the waters of life all you who trust in the Lord.

People: We have come to worship and to send forth our roots into streams of God’s living water!


Opening Prayer (Unison)

God of blessings and woes, bless us this day with lives filled with love, caring, generosity, and deep, abiding hope.  We pray that your kingdom will dwell among all people, and that we may be instruments of your love and your grace. Open our hearts with the joy of healing a world filled with brokenness and pain.  In the name of the one who taught us the ways of light and love, be in our worship and in our very lives. Amen.


Opening Hymn      

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above #126 (UMH)


Prayer of Confession

Gracious and forgiving God, heal our foolish ways.  We long to follow you in all your ways, but our words and actions often betray us.  We want to be like trees planted beside living waters, bearing your fruit in due season, but temptation calls to us.  Our hearts seek the ways of your Spirit and the waters of life, but our footsteps lead us away from you.  This is not your hope and plan for us.  Forgive us.  Turn us again to the healing you so freely offer, and mend the brokenness in our lives and in our world. Amen.


(Silent Prayer)


Words of Assurance

Leader: God looks at us in our brokenness, and offers blessings to all who turn to the Lord.  With the assurance of God’s faithful love, choose this day to be people of blessing.

People: Thanks be to God, Amen!


First Reading                      

Psalm 1



            Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Gospel Lesson        

Luke 6:17-26




Closing Hymn         

Jesus Call Us  #398 (UMH)






Service Participants:

Pastor: Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz

Recorded Worship Liturgist: Cay Lacey

Zoom Worship Liturgist: Denise Shank

Director of Music:  Jim Flanigan

Pianist: Nancy Gunter

Videographer: Jim Ecklund