TUMC Worship info for 12.5.21



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


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….

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 12.5.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 2nd 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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request

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


Opening Hymn: All Earth Is Waiting UMH 210

1. All earth is waiting to see the Promised One, and the open furrows, the sowing of the Lord.

All the world, bound and struggling, seeks true liberty; it cries out for justice and searches for the truth.


2. Thus says the prophet to those of Israel, "A virgin mother will bear Emmanuel," for his name is "God with us," our brother shall be, with him hope will blossom once more within our hearts.


3. Mountains and valleys will have to be made plain; open new highways, new highways for the

Lord. He is now coming closer, so come all and see, and open the doorways as wide as wide can be.


Call To Worship Liturgist

Liturgist: O come, O come, Immanuel,

All: And be light for our darkness. Liturgist: Be comfort in our grief, Be a friend for our loneliness,

All: An oasis for our searching. Liturgist: O come, O come, Immanuel,

All: Restore our joy, heal our wounds, and bring us peace.

written by Dr. Derek C. Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, Discipleship Ministries of the UMC


Invocation Liturgist

All: Loving God, be to us as a bulldozer of the spirit. Clear your road in us; clear a path through the detritus of possessions and obsessions. Thrust aside our divided aims and devious games. Topple the ramparts of pride and the doubts that deride. Make a highway on which Christ may come and take possession of the whole territory of our being. To the glory of your name, we pray. Amen!

Written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page, http://www.bruceprewer.com. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/11/opening-prayer-prepare-way.html


Advent Candle Lighting Lighting Two Blue Candles

Week 2. Light two candles: Christ is coming, Christ, the Way for the world. Light two candles: Christ is coming, Christ is coming soon!


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 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.


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 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: Change My Heart, O God TFWS 2152

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.

You are the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.


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: 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.


Chancel Choir “Good Christian Men Rejoice” from Many Moods


We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Sermon Series: Come Home For Christmas Through Song

Sermon Title: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Scripture Base: Malachi 3:1-4

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 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel UMH 211

Antiphon 1: Pastor: O EMMANUEL, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and their Savior:

All: Come and save us, O Lord, our God.


1. O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.


Antiphon 2: Pastor: O WISDOM, who came forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end, and ordering all things mightily and sweetly:

All: Come, and teach us the way of prudence.


2. O come, thou Wisdom from on high, and order all things far and nigh; to us the path of knowledge show and cause us in her ways to go. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.


Antiphon 3: Pastor: O Adonai and Leader of the house of Israel,

who appeared to Moses in the flames of the bush and gave him the law on Sinai:

All: Come, and with your outstretched arm redeem us.


3. O come, O come, great Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai's height in ancient times once gave the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.


Service of Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving for Advent The Words will be on the screen.


We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Holy Communion Benediction

At the guidance of the Ushers, come and receive Holy Communion and then depart the Sanctuary in peace.


Thank you for joining us today in worship.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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

Monday-Thursday

Sunday, December 5th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

2 p.m. Arts Council in the Sanctuary

2 p.m. Youth Go Angel Tree Shopping in Tulsa

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


Monday, December 6th

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study


Tuesday, December 7th

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 8th

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

5:30 p.m. Committee on Nominations

5:45 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

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

7 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)


Thursday, December 9th

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep (GYM)

5:30 Girl Scouts Troop 1226 in the Parlor


Friday, December 10th

Lucy Medlock’s basketball team in the AB GYM


Saturday, December 11th


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

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


Apportionment Balance as of 11.09.21

District Apportionments amount remaining $0

Conference Apportionments amount remaining $20,758

Mission and Ministries amount remaining $5,731

Building Debt as of 11.30.21 $133,553.77



Join The Arts Council of Tahlequah and the NSU Music Department in a joyous musical celebration of the season Sunday, December 5 at 2 pm in the Sanctuary.

· Soloists from the NSU Joint Voice Studio

· The Tahlequah Mandophonics Ensemble

· Oklahoma Wildlife

· Wes Combs and Friends

· John Fite and Steve Cypert


LOCAL ARTS AND CRAFTS are also on display for sale.

Admission is Free

Mask are recommended.



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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.

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