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TUMC Worship Info for 3.13.22

Updated: Mar 13, 2022

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 3.13.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 2nd Sunday in Lent

Our Liturgical Color: Purple

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! Hymn: Step By Step W&S 3004 Call To Worship Liturgist Written by Stephen Fearing, and posted on Wild and Precious Life, Reposted: Leader: Ashes have been smeared and sins have been confessed… All: We follow our faithful Lord. Leader: These times, they are troubling. This journey, it is hard… All: We follow our faithful Lord. Leader: It is God who sustains, not the temptations of this world… All: We follow our faithful Lord. Leader: In the Lord is our trust, our protection from harm… All: We follow our faithful Lord. Leader: Come, let us worship the One whom we serve… All: We follow our faithful Lord. The Reading of the Psalm 27 Liturgist Hymn Sweet, Sweet Spirit UMH 334

We Center Ourselves in Prayer

Prayer of Confession Liturgist LEADER: O God, whose loving knows no ending, still you long to gather us under your wings. For the words of hatred we have spoken and the words of love we have withheld: PEOPLE: O God, forgive us and gather us under your wings of mercy. LEADER: For the walls we have built up and the barriers we have refused to take down, PEOPLE: O God, forgive us and gather us under your wings of mercy. LEADER: For the greed that makes us frantic and the gifts we pass by without seeing, PEOPLE: O God, forgive us and gather us under your wings of mercy. LEADER: For what we have done and for what we have left undone, PEOPLE: O God, forgive us and gather us under your wings of mercy. LEADER: Sisters and brothers, God’s promise of mercy is sure: you are forgiven and loved as you are. Come now and rest under God’s sheltering wings and know that you are home. Hymn of Response: Refrain to Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling UMH 348 Come home, (Come home), come home; (come home); you who are weary, come home; earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling, O sinner, come home! 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, 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.

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: Generous God, as we travel this Lenten journey, allow us to walk beside Jesus as he makes his journey into Jerusalem. As we offer our gifts this morning, may it be our way of saying we won’t turn away from the problems and conflicts of this world; but like Jesus, we will walk toward them. All we take for the journey is the compassion, mercy, and sacrifice that he carried—moving toward what waited in the Holy City. We journey in Christ’s steps and pray in Christ’s holy name. Amen Sunday’s Choir Anthem: As Pants The Heart

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Prayer of Illumination Liturgist All: Holy Spirit, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen. Scripture Reading Nehemiah 8:10 Liturgist Scripture Reading Response Liturgist Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith. All Thanks be to God, Amen. Sermon Series Title:

The Fruit of a Living Faith a series on the 5 Marks of Methodism Sermon Title: Mark #2: A Methodist Rejoices In God Pastor Matt Franks

We Respond To The Word

+Hymn What A Mighty God We Serve W&S 3016 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.

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Connect with TUMC here:

Dismissal with Blessing

Closing Chorus:Rule of Life W&S 3117

God Be with you until we meet again.

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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)

Church Calendar for the Week of 3/13-3/20

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


Sunday, March 13th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 a.m. Lenten Study

Monday, March 14th

6:30 p.m. Monday Night Adult Bible Study on Zoom

Tuesday, March 15th

10 a.m. Greif Class in Parlor

12 p.m. Noon Day Zoom Prayer Time

1 p.m. Care Team (Room 305)

6 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous (Room 303)

6 p.m. Greif Class in Parlor

Wednesday, March 16th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, March 17th

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, March 18th

Saturday, March 19th

Sunday, March 20th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Photo Directory setup

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship (Sanctuary)

11 a.m. Lenten Study

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class

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

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.

Monday Night Zoom Study Info

Monday night’s at 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible Study Group Register here:

New Study Starting 2/28/22 24 Hours That Changed The World by Adam Hamilton.

About the Book: No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion

of Jesus of Nazareth. In this book. Adam Hamilton guides us through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus' life. Each chapter is designed to help the reader experience and understand the significance of Jesus' suffering and death in a way you have never done before. Whether readers are long-time Christians or simply curious about the story of Christ's crucifixion, they are invited to join the author in retracing the last 24 hours of Jesus' life.

Pastor Shana’s Lenten Study Info

Sunday March 6th at 11 a.m. Join Pastor Shana for an enlightening, thought-provoking study, Witness at the Cross, by Amy-Jill Levine.

Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex.

Zoom Option Sign Ups at

About the Study: The story of Jesus’s death is not something we just read: we think about it, and we experience it; we hear the taunts of the soldiers, the priests, and the passersby even as we hear the famous “seven last words” from the cross.

Beyond The Broken Heart

This class is good for anyone who has experienced loss or is grieving. Pastor Shana will be leading an eight-week support and grief ministry program, readers will find comfort and both spiritual and practical guidance during their grief journey. The Grief class will begin on March 8th.

We will offer 2 classes every Tuesday. One at 10am and one at 6pm.

This class will go for 6 weeks.

Grief is not a crisis of faith;

it is a crisis of the heart.

New Photo Directory

Starting March 20th -April 3rd

We will have pictures taken in the Atrium for a New Photo Directory.

This will be an in-house project. The Cost will be $10.00 to help cover the cost of printing of the directory and other costs. You will be emailed a digital copy of your family picture for you to print at Walgreens or anywhere else you can print photos. If you are interested in helping with this, please let Pastor Matt know.

Would You Like to Help

Camp Egan on April 9?

Sign Up by April 2.

We’re planning a church workday at Egan Camp and Retreat Center on Saturday, April 9th. We’ll leave the church at 8:00 am in convoy for those who don’t know how to get there. (We’ll take our cars so that folks can leave when they need to.) If anyone needs to arrive later, that’s not a problem.

If the weather’s nice, we’ll do some work on flowerbeds, rake walnuts and leaves, power wash the swimming pool, paint and number the disc golf “holes” or paint/stain the Founder’s House deck.

If the weather’s rainy or cold, we’ll paint inside the buildings, mount TV’s and sound system in the Tabernacle, and scrape and paint the A/C ducts in the dining hall.

These are a few of the tasks that need to be done. The tasks vary with whoever volunteers and whatever you/we feel comfortable doing and can be done with the time we have available. We won’t get it all done, but we’ll put a big dent in the list!

Lunch will be served at camp. A sign-up sheet is out in the Narthex. Let us know what you like doing, and we’ll try to match you with the right task.


George Warren,

FUMC Missions Coordinator and

Member of Egan Site Development Committee


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