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Worship info for 5.16.21

Updated: May 16, 2021

If you are attending in-person we will require participants to take these basic measures:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times in the Building.

  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your household.

  • Please use hand sanitizers and wash hands.

  • Seating in the sanctuary will be staggered with space offered in the balcony and in the Atrium if needed. If you have questions about where to sit please ask the Ushers.

  • We will refrain from Congregational singing during worship.

  • We will offer no Pew Bibles, Hymnals, or registration pads will be available for use.

  • We ask you not to attend in-person if you have felt ill or have a fever. We will still be living streaming on Youtube and Facebook.

  • The Worship Structure will be modified.

  • You will be exited out of the sanctuary by the ushers at the end of the service.

  • Communion will be Come and Recieve Style as directed by the pastors.

10 a.m. Worship online on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel

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Worship for 5.9.21

Liturgical Sunday: 6th Sunday In Easter Sunday Liturgical Color: White/Gold Thank You for Joining Us Today

CCLI #1551569 Streaming License #20483914 One License# 734087-A UMH= United Methodist Hymnal 1987 (The Red Book) TFWS= The Faith We Sing (The Black Hymn Book) W&S = Worship and Song (The Green Book)

Prelude Ramona Frazier Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church Rev. Matt Franks Thank you for joining us in worship today! Let us know in the comments line that you have joined us in worship. To prepare for worship today, we invite you to light a candle, grab your Bible and some paper to take notes, and invite the Holy Spirit into your space. Now is the time to worship! Invitation to Be Peacemakers Rev. Matt Franks Pastor: In this season we are called to be peacemakers who are called to pursue the goal of peace along with everyone—and holiness as well, because no one will see the Lord without it. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today UMH 302 1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! 2. Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! 3. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

The Blessing of the Reading of Scripture Liturgist Liturgist: May God bless all that hear the scriptures on this day, Thanks be to God. Unison: Amen. The Reading of the Psalm 1 Liturgist The Epistle Reading: 1 John 5:9-13 Liturgist

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Kum Ba Yah, My Lord UMH 494 1. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Oh, Lord, kum ba ya! 2. Someone's praying, Lord. Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry The Pastor will lift any prayers that have been made known to the office. You can submit a prayer request by going to After each request the pastor will respond with Lord, Hear this prayer. Please lift up: The United Methodist Church, Our Bishop Jimmy Nunn, and Our District Superintendent: Rev. Terry Koehn, Our Pastors Matt Franks and Shana Dry, The NSU Wesley Foundation, Our Little Sprouts Preschool, All of our Local Schools, All of our Health Care Workers, Our Teachers, Support Staffs, and School Administration, All of those on the Front lines helping in the midst of the pandemic. All our Assisted Living Church Members. All of our Government leaders, local, state and national. Pat & Don Brock, Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, The Kavanaghs, Ellen Mathews, Paula & Lee Rippetoe, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, The Prewitt Family, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat Bushyhead, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kristen Brown, David Morrison, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Sue Cramberg, Jeannette Wilson, Scott Reed, Aubre Chan, Gary Gaston Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry The Lord’s Prayer ALL: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Bell Choir Special This Is My Father’s World

We Make Our Offering Together

Recognizing our Class of 2021 High School Seniors Rev. Shana Dry & Rev. Matt Franks

Jasey Johnson Josie Moffitt

You, Great Teacher, guide us all as students of life lived in faith;

Since before written word, you have walked with us in our struggles and in our celebrations. It was you bursting old wine skins with new wine on the mount. It was you feeding the multitudes with your words on the plain. It is you who are the light that is passed from generation to generation in the journey of life. It is you walking with these graduates as we bless them in your name. Continue to walk (today) with these graduates as we bless them in your name.

Lifting hands over graduates, continue praying

May God's bright flame from the lamp of knowledge guide you. May God's warm glow off the pages of this book of wisdom comfort you. May the cool baptismal waters of God continue to refresh you in your endings and new beginnings. May your Soul always be fed at Christ’s table, may your Heart always be open in the presence of the Holy Spirit, and may your Mind be transformed in the mighty presence of the Great "I Am."

God is with you. God is with us. Go with God. Amen.

Special Music: The Eyes of All Wait By Berger

Judy Young, Peggy Williams, Kathy Daniel, Laetitia Masters, Robert Johnson, Robert Young, Robert Daniel Special Music: The Eyes of All Wait By Berger Judy Young, Peggy Williams, Kathy Daniel, Laetitia Masters, Robert Johnson, Robert Young, Robert Daniel

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: The Holy Spirit In Action Sermon Title: The Spirit Guides given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC Scripture Base: Acts 1:15-17,21-26 Sermon Notes:

We Are Sent Out To Serve

Holy Spirit, Come To Us TFWS 2118 Holy Spirit, come to us. Announcements Check our Connect, Serve and Grow for all the upcoming info. Rev. Matt Franks Benediction Rev. Shana Dry Go now to love, even when love involves risk. Go now to care, even when caring is hard. Go now to love, in truth and in action. Go now in peace amen. We Will Glorify The Kings of Kings TFWS 2087

1. We will glorify the King of kings, we will glorify the Lamb; we will glorify the Lord of lords, who is the great I AM.

To Connect Online

For those with Facebook accounts:

Some of you are having difficulties in finding our videos of worship on Sunday mornings on Facebook. Here are a couple of tips. When you see a “get reminder” button on the video announcement. Click on that. Then whenever we go live, the reminder will pop up in your notifications and you can simply click on the notification to go straight to the video. OR….

The live video will be at the top.

REMEMBER: Our worship is also live on YouTube at the time and can be found at:

If you have questions please direct them to Pastor Matt at


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