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TUMC Worship Info for 12.12.21

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

9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages

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 12.12.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 3rd Week In Advent

Our Liturgical Color: Blue or Purple

Thank You for Joining Us in Worship Today

CCLI #1551569 Streaming License #20483914 One License# 734087-A

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 those joining us in person, we ask that you fill out the binder info so that we can connect better with you.

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

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

+Hymn: Star Child TFWS 2095

1. Star-Child, earth-Child, go-between of God, love Child, Christ Child, heaven's lightning rod,

This year, this year, let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone, everyone alive!

2. Street child, beat child, no place to go, hurt child, used child, no one wants to know,

This year, this year, let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone, everyone alive!

5. Hope for peace Child God's stupendous sign, down-to-earth Child, Star of stars that shine,

This year, this year, let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone, everyone alive!

Meditation for Gathering Liturgist

Liturgist: A singing God! Isn’t that what we all hope for? In the midst of troubles, struggles, and a world gone wild, we hope not only that God delights in us individually, but also that God sings over the entire world a melody of renewal. Zephaniah declared God would quiet our hearts with love and rejoice, even as God mightily delivers us. In Advent, we hope in hope.

Written from Valerie Bridgeman Davis, The Africana Worship Book for Year C (Discipleship Resources, 2008), 25.

New Testament Reading: Philippians 4:4-7 Liturgist

Response to the Reading of the Word Liturgist

Liturgist: God’s word is a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path. All: Thanks be to God!

+Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus UMH 196

1. Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.

Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Song

Week 3. Light three candles: Christ is coming, Christ, the Joy of the world. Light three candles: Christ is coming, Christ is coming soon!

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 who gives all gifts, in this season, we focus so much on giving gifts to one another. Help us, we pray, to remember what John the Baptist tells us is on your wish list: that we might bear fruit worthy of the repentance that is the very heart of this season: fruit of compassion, fruit of sharing, fruit by denying ourselves so that others who have little will have enough. In response to you, we give that our fruit might please you. In the Savior’s name, we pray. Amen.

The Many Moods of Christmas (Suite One) Robert Shaw/Robert Bennett

Flutes: Judy Young and Kathy Daniel Trumpet: Ben Hay & Robert Bailey (rehearsal trumpet)

Organist: Ramon Frazier Drums: Hazuki Watanabe

Selections Include: Good Christian Men Rejoice, Silent Night, Patapan, O Come All Ye Faithful

+Hymn of Response: Angels We Have Heard On High Vs. 1&2 UMH 238

1. Angels we have heard on high sweetly singing o'er the plains, and the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

2. Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be which inspire your heavenly song? Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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

The Lord’s Prayer Rev. 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: I Love You, Lord TFWS 2038

I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship you, O my soul rejoice.

Take joy, my King, in what you hear, may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Sermon Series: Come Home For Christmas Through Song

Sermon Title: Angels We Have Heard On High

Scripture Base: Philippians 4:4-7

given by Rev. Matthew Franks Lead Pastor of Tahlequah UMC

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: Angels We Have Heard On High Vs. 3&4 UMH 238

3. Come to Bethlehem and see Christ whose birth the angels sing; come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

4. See him in a manger laid, whom the choirs of angels praise; Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, while our hearts in love we raise.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Shana Dry

Invitation to Experience and Share Joy Rev. Shana Dry

This year we have committed to live to have hope for the future, to live in peace, to love unconditionally, and to know and share the joy of the Lord so that with God’s help we will transform the world. In this last quarter of the year, we will work towards experiencing and sharing joy. We share joy by simply smiling to our neighbors. And as we send you out this day: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. God loves you and so do I

Closing Chorus: Emmanuel, Emmanuel UMH 204

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

Thank you for joining us today in worship.

Thank you for joining us today in worship.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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


Sunday, December 12th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 p.m. Special Charge Conference in Sanctuary

2 p.m. Lauren Teeters Diaper Shower in Atrium

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

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

Monday December 13th

6 p.m. Mindy Bakers Basketball team in the AB gym

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday December 14th

11 a.m. UMW Christmas Luncheon at Vidalia’s

12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer

1 p.m. Care Team (305)

4 p.m. Sew Blessed quilters (309)

6 p.m. Cody Warrens Basketball Team (Gym)

Wednesday December 15th

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir (Parlor)

5 p.m. Angel Tree Gift Distribution in the AB

5:45 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

6:30 p.m. Pastor’s Table (Online Study)

7 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday December 16th

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep (GYM)

5:30 Girl Scouts Troop 1226 in the Parlor

Friday December 17th

Lucy Medlock’s basketball team in the AB GYM

Sunday December 19th

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 p.m. Board Meeting in the Sanctuary

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

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 11.30.21 $133,553.77

To let us know where you would like to serve in 2022 click this link:

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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