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TFUMC Pentecost Celebration Order of Worship 5.28.23

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

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Celebration of the Gospel

Tahlequah First United Methodist Church

May 28, 2023 10:00 am

Pentecost Sunday

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

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

Lord’s Prayer

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment

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; 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

Administrative Assistant: Cherry Scott

Family Ministries Director: Abigail Shaw-Bolen

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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