Estes Park United Methodist Church

February 27, 2022

Transfiguration Sunday

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday 2/27

9:45 AM Zoom Worship

3:00 PM Easy Hiking Group

Monday 2/28

1:00 PM Bridge Group

2:30 PM Congregational Care

Tuesday 3/1

8-10:30 AM Office Open

10:00 AM Easy Hiking Group

4:00 PM Women’s Devotional Group

Wednesday 3/2

12:00 Noon Drive Through Ashes

6:00 PM Zoom Ash Wednesday

Thursday 3/3

8-10:30 AM Office Open

Friday 3/4

3:00 PM Easy Hiking Group


  • Easy Hiking Group meeting Today, Tuesday, and Friday. To sign up contact
  • Women’s Devotional Book Group meets on Tuesdays at 4 PM
  • Zoom Book Study will not be meeting this Wednesday and is starting their new book, Entering the Passion of Jesus, on March 9th.
  • Zoom links can be found in News from the Pews.



Order of Worship






Call to Worship

Leader: The Lord reigns.

People: Let the nations tremble.

Leader: The Lord reigns.

People: Let them praise God’s holy name.

Leader: The Lord reigns.

People: Let the people rejoice in awe and wonder.

Leader: The Lord reigns.

People: Let them shout in exaltation!


Opening Prayer (Unison)

Radiant Lord, you shine with purity, power, and truth. Your mercy reflects your compassion, your care, and your love.  Transform us into your image as we seek to follow you.  Use us to make your presence known throughout the world.  In your strong name we pray. Amen.


Opening Hymn      

When Morning Gilds the Skies   #185 (UMH)


Prayer of Confession

Lord, you call us to draw near, yet we fail to hear your voice.  We sleepwalk through life, ignoring the needs of people all around us and worrying about our own desires. Forgive us: when we shut out the call to climb into your presence; when we make excuses to put off that journey. Have mercy on us. Hear our pleas, O God, and lift us to newness of life. Amen.

(Silent Prayer)


Words of Assurance

Leader: We worship a forgiving God, whose mercy is never ending, whose heart abounds in steadfast love.  Because of the love of Jesus Christ, nothing can separate us from the love of God.

People: Thanks be to God, Amen!


First Reading                      

Exodus 34:29-35



            Prayer of Blessing


Pastoral Prayer


Gospel Lesson        

Luke 9:28-43




Closing Hymn         

My Hope is Built #368 (UMH)






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