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TUMC Worship Info for 1.9.22

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

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….

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 1.9.22

The Liturgical Sunday is Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Our Liturgical Color: White

Thank You for Joining Us in Worship Today

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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

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.

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 requests, 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

(+) means stand when able

+Hymn Here I Am To Worship W&S 3177

The Gospel Reading Liturgis

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Response After The Reading Liturgist

Leader: The Gospel of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God. Amen.

Affirmation of Faith Liturgist

The Nicene Creed UMH 880


Down To The River To Pray W&S 3164

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Today we pray for…. Rev. Matt Franks

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 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, Orele Kitchel,

Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson

Pastoral Prayer Rev. Matt Franks

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.

Chancel Choir Epiphany

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: Sovereign God, we remember that becoming part of a Christian community was not a meaningless dedication but a call to be devoted openly to you. The sacrament of baptism is a reminder of all that we have received and all that we are asked to give. Like the heavenly voice you shared with your beloved son, we listen anew for your guidance and direction. Multiply these financial gifts so others may be baptized in your Precious Name. Amen.

+Hymn Come, Emmanuel W&S 3130

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 Liturgist

Matthew 11:28-30

Scripture Reading Response Liturgist

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

Sermon: How Is It With Your Soul?

Rev. Matthew Franks Lead Pastor

Service of Holy Communion


Come To The Table of Grace W&S 3168

The Great Thanksgiving

The Words will be on the Screen

Holy Communion Benediction

At the guidance of the Ushers,

Come and receive Holy Communion

Then depart the Sanctuary in peace.

God Be with you until we meet again.

CCLI #1551569 Streaming License #20483914

One License# 734087-A

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)

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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


Sunday, January 9th

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

Monday, January 10th

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

Tuesday, January 11th

10 a.m. Koinonia Program

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 12th

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 13th

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

5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1226 in Parlor

Sunday, January 16th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

2:30 p.m. Tulsa Oilers Hockey Game

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

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

Apportionment Balance For 2022 Will be Announced In Feb.

Building Debt as of 12.30.21 $122,258.74

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.

Soul Reset Study Starting This week

Pastor Shana Sunday after worship and Ashley Franks on Monday Night Zoom 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.

Men’s Study is Postponed Until Feb. 1st

Wednesday Night Reconnect is Postponed Until Feb. 2nd

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

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.

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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