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TUMC Worship Info for 2.6.22

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 2.6.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 4th Sunday After Epiphany

Our Liturgical Color: Green

Thank You for Joining Us in Worship Today

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)

(+) 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

(+) means stand when able

Thank you for joining us in worship today!

Announcements Connect with TUMC here:

+Hymn: Come We That Love The Lord UMH 732

Call To Worship Liturgist

Leader: God is like the gentle shepherd,

People: Leading us beyond our wants,

Leader: Leading us beyond our fears,

People: Leading us to a place of rest,

Leader: Where we sing the music of God's love

People: And feel new strength to walk through the valleys and shadows of life.

Affirmation of Faith from Romans 8:35, 37-39 Liturgist

+Hymn Fill My Cup Lord W &S 3093

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Prayer of Confession, Assurance, and Pardon UMH 891 Liturgist

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 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, 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

• Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check

Offertory Prayer Liturgist

All: Gracious and merciful God, we offer our gifts to you this day with open hands and open hearts. We know there have been days when we have clung to money for our security, to try to control our future. At times, we’ve been tempted to believe that in gaining more, we would find salvation. Open our ears and minds to hear the truth from your apostle Paul: we need only hold firmly to the good news of Christ’s death and Resurrection – it alone will save us. In the holy name of Jesus, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

Chancel Choir To Sing Musical Quartet: Let Us With A Gladsome Mind

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 Psalm 23 Liturgist

Scripture Reading Response Liturgist

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

Sermon: Those Valleys Rev. Matthew Franks Lead Pastor

Service of Holy Communion +Hymn God Leads Us Along W&S 3031 The Great Thanksgiving

Leader: The Lord be with you. All: And also with you. Leader: Lift up your hearts. All: We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God, and spoke to us through the prophets.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Pastor: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. Your Spirit anointed him to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to announce that the time had come when you would save your people. He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always, in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

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. Pastor: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. 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 Father, now and forever. Amen.

Holy Communion

At the guidance of the Ushers, Come and receive Holy Communion

AS Communion is being served we will sing Come To The Table of Grace W&S 3168

Then depart the Sanctuary in peace.

Church Calendar for the Week of 2/6-2/13

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


This month's Newsletter can be found here: (Feb. Newsletter)

Sunday, February 6th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11:30 Board Meeting

4 p.m. Youth Group (AB Youth room)

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation class

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

Monday, February 7th

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

Tuesday, February 8th

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 9th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

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

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, February 10th

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 11th

Saturday, February 12th

6 p.m. Kuntry Kuzzins Square dancing in the AB

Sunday, February 13th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship (Sanctuary)

1 p.m. Senior Adult Ministry Gathering (Room 301)

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

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class

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

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 (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: 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.

Connect To TUMC

Feb. 27th after Worship. We will gather to learn where there are opportunities to serve at Tahlequah UMC from various groups and make connections with leaders of various ministry teams.

Wednesday Night Reconnect is postponed Until Feb. 23rd

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:

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 or call the office.


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