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TUMC Worship Info for 1.2.22

Year-End Giving Reminder

Here is your yearly reminder that for contributions to count for 2021 they must be in the office by Dec. 31st. By Mail: must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2021, They can be mailed to Tahlequah UMC 300 W. Delaware, Tahlequah, Ok 74464, And for our Online giving they must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, December 31, 2021. Go to to give online.

To find out about our covid protocols you can click here:

9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages Adult Zoom Option Avaible

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

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

Welcome to Worship for 1.2.22

The Liturgical Sunday is Epiphany

Our Liturgical Color: White

Thank You for Joining Us in Worship Today

CCLI #1551569 Streaming License #20483914

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CLVI # #504347279

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)

(+) means stand when able

We Center Ourselves in Worship

Prelude Ramona Frazier

Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church Rev. Matt Franks

Thank you for joining us in worship today! Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church we strive to be a Church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of ourselves and the world.

For our in person worshipers, we ask that you register your attendance in the binders at the ends of the pews.

For our online worshipers: Let us know in the comments line that you have joined us in worship.

For prayer request, you can fill out the yellow card in the pews and bring it up to the front to the prayer basket during the first hymn.

To submit a prayer request online you can go to

We are blessed by your presence today, now let us worship God together.

Call To Worship Liturgist

One: Sing aloud with gladness:

Many: God is gathering the people! One: From the farthest parts of the earth we come:

Many: All who struggle; all who labor with new life! One: Those who are weeping, God will console;

Many: Those who get lost find a clear path home. One: Let us worship the God who gathers us!

Affirmation of Faith Liturgist

All: Jesus Christ, brother of Light, I believe. I believe that in the beginning was the Promise and the Promise was with God and the Promise was God. I believe in the infinite, nurturing creativity of God, in the incarnate, crucified humility of God, in the intimate, inspiring liberality of God. Jesus Christ, brother of Light, I believe.

Written by Bruce Prewer and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage, Reposted:

+Hymn: Love Came Down At Christmas UMH 242

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Children’s Moment Pastor Shana Dry

Children of God come forward to have a time with Pastor Shana as she shares a special message and blessing.

The Lord’s Prayer Children and Pastor Shana Dry

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.

+Hymn: Away In A Manger UMH 217

Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry

After each prayer request read: Pastor: God of Love, All: Hear our Prayer

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.

We 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 our Assisted Living Church Members. All of our Government leaders, local, state and national.

Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, Ellen Mathews, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Bob Scarsdale, Mary Geasland, Mildred Carol, Jo Ellen Rogers, Lela Stowers, The Junes, Skylar Green,

Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson

Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry

Chancel Choir

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment

Thank you for your new or continued generosity towards God’s mission at Tahlequah UMC. 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 TUMC

  • In-person offerings may be dropped in the offering box in the Sanctuary at the entry/exit on Sundays.

  • Offerings can also be mailed or dropped off at the church office 300 W. Delaware, Tahlequah Ok 74464

  • Online Giving at

  • Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check

Offertory Prayer Liturgist

All: God of mercy and grace, we pray that the gifts we offer this morning might be used to bring some compassion to the chaos that is our world. We give these gifts in love, hoping they will heal some of the hurting; and as they do, make the crooked road straight for the coming of the Christ. May the hills that separate us from sisters and brothers be made flat and may the valleys of our isolation be raised up, so we will be ready to welcome the Christ as one. In that holy name, we pray. Amen.

+Hymn: We Three Kings UMH 254

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Prayer of Illumination Liturgist

All: We come Broken. Liturgist: This is a story of hope.

All: We come fearful. Liturgist: This is a story of peace.

All: We Come cynical. Liturgist: This is a story of liberation.

All: We Come empty. Liturgist: Listen for the story of life.

Scripture Reading Isaiah 60:1-6 Liturgist

Scripture Reading Response Liturgist

Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith. All Thanks be to God, Amen.

Sermon Given byRev. Matthew Franks Lead Pastor of Tahlequah UMC

Sermon Title: Arise!

Service of Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving for Advent

Leader: The Lord be with you. All: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts and invite the Lord to our table and we will sing

This Is A Day of New Beginnings UMH 383

1. This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that's gone.

2. For by the life and death of Jesus, God's mighty Spirit, now as then, can make for us a world of difference, as faith and hope are born again.

3. Then let us, with the Spirit's daring, step from the past and leave behind our disappointment, guilt, and grieving, seeking new paths, and sure to find.

4. Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.

5 In faith we'll gather around the table to taste and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.

Leader: On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

All: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Leader: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and grape juice. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood. By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen.

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Matt Franks

Dismissal with Blessing Rev. Shana Dry

Closing Chorus: Emmanuel, Emmanuel UMH 204

Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel. God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

Office Hours 9- 12 p.m. & 1-3:00 p.m.


Sunday, January 2nd

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

5: 00 p.m. Mindy Baker's Team in AB Gym

6: 30 p.m. Jennifer Walkers basketball team in AB Gym

Monday, January 3rd

5:30 p.m. Amanda Harris’ Basketball Team in the AB Gym

Tuesday, January 4th

6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study at McDonald's

12 p.m. Blood Drive in the AB Gym

12 p.m. Noon Day Zoom Prayer Time

1 p.m. Care Team Room 305

4 p.m. SEW Blessed quilters room 309

6:30 p.m. Cody Warrens Basketball Team in the AB Gym

Wednesday, January 5th

4:30 Bell Choir in the Parlor

6:30 The Pastor’s Table

6:30 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

7 p.m. Adult Choir in the Sanctuary

Thursday, January 6th

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep in the AB Gym

5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1226 in Parlor

Sunday, January 7th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

6: 30 p.m. Jennifer Walkers basketball team in AB Gym

New Sunday School Class

Starting Jan. 9th

What if God meant for us to go fishing with our family, in the fourth commandment? Suppose honor father and mother means to honor all fathers and mothers, and their families, all over the world. Imagine do not kill means do not kill.

Join us as we study Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America by noted journalist Chris Hedges. We will start at 9 a.m. in room 301 each Sunday morning beginning January 9, and plan to finish by March 13.

Books are available from Amazon for $11.29. Contact Richard Ryan at 580-305-5844 if you are interested.

Pastor Shana's Class Following Worship

Starting Jan. 9th

Pastor Shana will lead a book study over the sermon series book Soul Reset by Junis Dotson after worship books for $11.00 will be available to purchase in the office starting Dec. 26th

About the Book: Soul Reset calls the church and all of Jesus' disciples to reset and reorder their lives around spiritual practices, to learn to walk through difficult seasons with our souls connected to the source of Living Water so that we don't burn out or break down. And if we do burn out or break down, we learn to lift up and point one another back to Jesus.

Confirmation for Youth and Adults

We are going to offer an eight-week confirmation class for Youth in 6th grade to Adults. During the eight-week sessions, the group will learn about the Christian Faith and Methodism.

We have an opportunity for the Church to help with Confirmation. We will need people to help provide a meal for the group. We will need mentors that will be a support for the person during this journey and we will need a table host that will help lead the smaller group conversations.

Setup Introduction Meeting January 30th at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

First Class begins February 6th at 5:30 p.m. Room to be determined.

We will celebrate the Confirmands on April 24th in Worship

If you are interested in helping or joining the class, please contact me at or call the office.

Apportionment Balance as of 11.09.21

District Apportionments amount remaining $0

Conference Apportionments amount remaining $16,385

Mission and Ministries amount remaining $2,816

Building Debt as of 12.14.21 $125,976.11

We will kick off Reconnect Wednesday

At reconnect, we will provide activities for Youth, Children, and Adults

from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Parenting Class Starting Jan. 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Do you worry that you're messing up your kids? Do you get stressed when you think about their futures? New York Times bestselling author Crystal Paine knows how you feel. A mom of four, Crystal has struggled with anxiety over parenting. She wanted to parent with grace, instead of a system of rules where kids are expected to do all the right things. She wanted to be a safe place for her children, and she definitely didn't want to be remembered as the sort of mom who yelled, wounded her kids with words, or worse, cared more about her reputation than her kids' hearts.

In this book, Crystal shares the life-changing lessons that God has been teaching her about raising kids with love and grace.

In Love-Centered Parenting, Crystal will

- reveal the no-fail secret to launching your kids

- uncover the root of why we often feel so frustrated and irritated with our kids

- share the four most important choices we can make as parents

- give you the tools to keep going when you want to give up

- help you get your kids to talk to you

It is possible to parent from a place of freedom and rest, giving your kids what they truly need to thrive in this world.

Online Ministry Groups

When the pandemic hit, we shifted and created some ministries to happen via zoom and other platforms as we begin to return, we will shift to more of a hybrid approach for ministry. Below are our groups that are meeting in a hybrid style or just on zoom. To register for the zoom study by going to

Sunday School Class meets at 9:30 a.m. in room 323 or on Zoom.

Sunday After Worship at 11:10 a.m. in room 323 or on zoom.

Monday Night’s 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible Study

Noon Time Prayer 12 p.m. Tuesday’s on Zoom or in person in room (305)

Wednesday Night Pastor’s Table 6:30 p.m. Our Youtube Channel or Facebook Page


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