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Celebration of the Gospel
Tahlequah First United Methodist Church
May 28, 2023 10:00 am
We Gather from the World to Praise God
Prelude Ramona Frazier
Welcome to Tahlequah FUMC Rev. Shana Dry
Choral Introit: “Spirit of the Living God/Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
+Call to Worship: Liturgist
One: Like the disciples, we gather in this space, united by our relationship with the Risen Christ.
All: We come ready to receive what God has to give.
One: Just as tongues of fire descended on the disciples.
All: We receive the gift of the Spirit’s power and inspiration.
One: Just as the resurrected Christ breathed the Spirit onto the disciples.
All: We receive the gift of the Spirit’s peace and wisdom.
One: As the life giving and peacemaking Holy Spirit blazes through us today.
All: We receive the gift of the Spirit’s fire that unites us as the Body of Christ. Amen.
+Hymn of Praise “Gather Us In” TFWS # 2236
Reading of the Psalm Psalm 104:24-34
We Pray for Ourselves
Prayer of Confession Liturgist
God of fire and wind, we confess we have missed the movement of your Spirit in our lives and in your world. We have not been a Spirit-led church. We have not pursued your anointing or your sanctifying presence. We have not lived in holiness. Forgive us, we pray. Free us from bondage to life in the Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love Liturgist
One: Hear the good news! All who believe in Jesus Christ will have streams of living water flowing from within, streams of refreshing and of power. In Jesus Christ, you are forgiven and empowered.
All: In Jesus Christ, you are forgiven and empowered Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen!
We Pray for Our Children
Children’s Moment Abigail Shaw-Bolen
“We Are the Church” UMH # 558
(Children who wish will depart for Children’s Church afterward.)
We Pray for our Neighbors
Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry
For prayer requests, please fill out the yellow card in the pews and bring it up to the front to the prayer basket during the first hymn, or submit a prayer request online to our website www.tahlequahumc.org.
After each prayer request is read
Pastor: Lord in your mercy, All: Hear Our Prayer
We Lift up: The United Methodist Church, our Bishop Jimmy Nunn, and our District Superintendent: Rev. Terry Koehn, our Pastor Shana Dry, The NSU Wesley Foundation, our local schools, our healthcare workers, our teachers, support staffs, and school administration, our assisted living church members. Our government leaders, local, state and national. All struggling with the Pandemic.
Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, George Foster, Mary Geasland, The Junes, Margaret Vardeman, Marianne Marshall, Lois Brostrom.
Our Military: Robert Isaacson
Hymn of Prayer “Surely the Presence of the Lord” UMH # 328
Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry
We Make Our Offering Together
Thank you for your new or continued generosity toward God’s mission at Tahlequah FUMC. When you give to Tahlequah UMC, you are investing in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. TUMC has a global reach by helping various ministries locally and globally.
Giving Options at TFUMC
Offerings can be mailed or dropped off at the church office, 300 W. Delaware, Tahlequah, OK 74464; online giving at www.tahlequahumc.org/give; or through your bank or credit union via Auto Check.
Offertory Hymn: “Holy Ground” TFWS # 2272
Offertory Prayer Liturgist
God of wind and flame: set us on fire this morning as we celebrate the explosion of your Holy Spirit coming into the world on the Day of Pentecost! Remind us that the gift you gave that day was not just the gift to speak in different tongues, but also the gift of hearing and comprehension. May your Holy Spirit keep us attuned to the voices all around us, to those who need us to be bearers of your love and compassion, and may these gifts we give help us, through your church, meet those needs. In the holy name of Jesus we pray. Amen. (Acts 2:1-21).
+Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow" UMH #95
We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed
Choir Anthem “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord” Music by Craig Courtney
Trumpet Soloist – Dr. Rob Bailey
Scripture Reading Acts 2:1-21
Witness to the Word “Pentecost” Rev. Shana Dry
We Respond to the Word
Hymn of Invitation “As a Fire is Meant for Burning” TFWS # 2237
So now we leave this space of worship, and while so much of the road ahead is uncertain, the path constantly changing, we know some things that are as solid and sure as the ground beneath our feet, and the sky above our heads. We know God is love .We know Christ’s light endures. We know the Holy Spirit is there, found in the space between all things, closer to us than our next breath, binding us to each other, until we meet again, Go in peace. God Loves You and So Do I! Amen.
Postlude “We are Family”
We Return to the World to Serve God
Getting to Know our Church Leaders
Bishop of the OK Annual Conference: Bishop Jimmy Nunn
Green Country District Superintendent: Rev. Terry Koehn
Pastor: Rev. Shana Dry firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Cherry Scott email@example.com
Family Ministries Director: Abigail Shaw-Bolen firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Director: Lois Ison
Director of Music: Dr. Bob Daniel
Organist: Ramona Frazier
Director of Celebration Ringers: Linda Cheatham
This week’s liturgist: Kristin Brown
The sign-up sheet for serving as liturgist is on the red clipboard in the narthex.
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)
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