TUMC Worship Info for 1.30.22



To find out about our covid protocols you can click here: https://www.tahlequahumc.org/tumccovid


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


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….

Use this link: https://www.facebook.com/TahlequahUMC/live_videos/


The live video will be at the top.

REMEMBER: Our worship is also live on YouTube at the time and can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmYNURhSqdwwZgpfzTWVJew


If you have questions please direct them to Pastor Matt at matt.franks@tahlequahumc.org


Click to Submit a prayer request before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday to be read in worship


Welcome to Worship for 1.23.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 3rd Sunday After Epiphany

Our Liturgical Color: Green

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

  • 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.

  • If you are joining us in person, 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 section 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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request.

  • (+) means stand when able

  • Thank you for joining us in worship today!


+Hymn: I Will Call Upon The Lord TFWS 2002


Call To Worship Liturgist

Liturgist: When we long for the special effects we think life should offer: All: it is enough, for us, that God comes in a soft, summer shower. Liturgist: When we our hearts are cracked by the drought of doubt: All: it is enough, for us, that God opens up the fountains of faith for us.

Liturgist: When our senses are deadened by the sales pitches of our culture:

All: it is enough, for us, that God wraps us in the silence of grace.


The Gospel Reading: Luke 4:21-30 Liturgist

Response after Reading Liturgist

Leader: The Scripture of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. Amen.


+Hymn Into My Heart TFWS 2161



We Offer Our Prayers Together

Call to Confession Liturgist Liturgist: The geography of sin is an arid wasteland, but God provides springs of living water to renew and restore us. Let us drink deeply of Christ as we confess our sins before God and one another.


Confession Liturgist All: Merciful Savior, we are all too familiar with the wilderness. Like Elijah, we know what it is to be bone-weary; to feel discouraged, even hopeless; to want to run away from responsibilities and needs that never end. What we fail to realize is that our own forgetfulness paves the wilderness path: we forget to be grateful for your many blessings. We forget to serve in your strength, not our own. We forget to pray first, rather than after we've exhausted our own wisdom. We forget to eat and rest and listen. We forget that you are always with us, that you care about us in our pain and weariness, that your grace is sufficient for the demands of this day. Forgive us, Lord, for our sins of forgetfulness and restore to us the peace and joy of your presence. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.


Assurance Liturgist Liturgist: Drink the living water that Jesus offers: forgiveness, mercy and peace that surpasses all understanding. Drink him in and live! Amen.


Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry

After each prayer request read:

Pastor: Lord in your mercy, 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 http://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayerrequest 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. All struggling with Pandemic.


Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, Ellen Mathews, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, 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


The Lord’s Prayer Liturgist

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: Sanctuary TFWS 2164


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 www.tahlequahumc.org/give

• Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check


Offertory Prayer Liturgist

All: Loving God, we have been blessed with so much through your goodness. As we bring our gifts in gratitude this morning, you remind us that it doesn’t matter what we have in our lives, if we do not have love, we have nothing. This love is not the love of Valentine’s Day cards, and not even the love we feel among families, which are both rich blessings. You long for us to experience agape love – the love of the world, the love for those we don’t even know. Open our eyes and our hearts. In Christ, our teacher, we pray. Amen.


Chancel Choir To Sing I Will Extol Thee My God and King


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 1 Kings 19:5-9 Liturgist


Scripture Reading Response Liturgist

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


Sermon: Take A Nap Rev. Matthew Franks Lead Pastor


We Respond To The Word

During this hymn if you want to come forward and spend some time at the kneeling rails to pray you are more than welcome to do so. If you need the Pastors to pray with you, please let them know. If you want to join our Church family today, please come forward and let us know so we can receive you into membership.

+Hymn of Response: Just A Closer Walk With Thee TFWS 2158



We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Connect with TUMC here: https://linktr.ee/tahlequahumc


Dismissal with Blessing


Closing Chorus As We Go W&S 3183


God Be with you until we meet again.


Church Calendar for the Week of 1/23-1/30

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

Monday-Thursday

Sunday, January 30th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation Setup Meeting (Sanctuary)

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


Monday, January 31st

5:30 p.m. Amanda Harris’ Basketball Team (AB Gym)


Tuesday, February 1st

6:30 a.m. Men’s bible study at McDonalds

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 (AB Gym)


Wednesday, February 2nd

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

6:30 The Pastor’s Table (Facebook and YouTube)

6:30 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team (Ab Gym)

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)


Thursday, February 3rd

9:30 a.m. Little Sprouts Chapel (Sanctuary)

10 a.m. FMS Setup (AB Gym)

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep Meal (AB Gym)

5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1226 (Parlor)


Friday, February 4th

5 p.m. Lucy Medlocks’ BB Team (AB Gym)


Saturday, February 5th

9 a.m. Blood Drive (AB Gym)


Sunday, February 6th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship (Sanctuary)

4 p.m. Youth Group (Activities Building Youth Room)

5 p.m. Mindy Baker BBall Team (AB Gym)

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

The Full apportionment Balance for 2022 will be Announced In Feb.

Building Debt as of 1.5.2022 $118,536.12


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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups


Sunday School Class meets at 9:30 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 (305)

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


2022 Church Camp Dates: You can find the 2022 Camp Egan Summer Camp Dates here: https://okcamps.org/2021-camp-dates/ if you are interested in helping or attending a camp please contact Abigail.


Easter 2022 Sunday, April 17th, 2022 We had such a good response for our Worship Experience at Egan we want to offer that again. So we will have worship at TUMC at 9:30 a.m. and we will have worship at Egan at 11 a.m. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt and we will offer a Catered Lunch at Egan following worship more information will be shared later but we wanted to get this on people’s calendars now.


Want to learn more about how to use technology? I would love to offer my limited knowledge on helping you navigate new technologies you may have been given over Christmas. Or if you want to learn how to zoom, get emails on your phone or navigate social media. I would love to help. I would prefer a 1 on 1 approach to this because it is easier to help you better understand. Just let me know if this is something you would be interested in.


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.


Men’s Study is Postponed Until Feb. 1st


Wednesday Night Reconnect is Postponed

Until Late Feb.





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.

You can register to be in the class or to help with confirmation here: https://bit.ly/TUMCConfirmation22


We also have ways you can serve during confirmation.

Job Descriptions for Mentors, Table Host, Meal Providers

Mentors: Mentors will make some kind of connection with their mentee at least once, during the week. Pastor Matt will work with you on how this can be done at the training session on Jan. 30th at 5:30 p.m. You will check in with your mentee, ask them how are things, and do they have any questions about what they are learning in our sessions. At the end of our time of confirmation, you will share some incites to what you have learned about them and where they saw growth in our time during confirmation. Attending the sessions for the mentors is not required or expected but encouraged.

Table Host: Will be the small group leader of an assigned table. After the presentation, you will help your table of 4-8 confirmands dive a little deeper in the lesson. You will be provided questions and activities each week and all things needed to lead the table will be provided.


Meal Providers: We will begin the session with a simple meal at 5 p.m. At this time we do not know how many to prepare for but will know more after our meeting on Jan. 30th If you cannot make the meal but would be willing to provide funds for the meal just let me know as well.


Calendar for Confirmation

· 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 matt.franks@tahlequahumc.org or call the office.