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TUMC Worship Info for 3.20.22

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 3.20.22

The Liturgical Sunday is the 3rd 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 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 · Thank you for joining us in worship today! Hymn: Where He Leads UMH 338 Call To Worship Liturgist Written by Ruth C. Duck, in Bread for the Journey, edited by Ruth C. Duck (Pilgrim Press, 1981), 35-36. LEADER: A great teacher once said, “When Jesus Christ calls us, he bids us come and die” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship). We are the people who have responded to this call. LEFT SIDE: Through Christ, we want to die to the fears that keep us from loving. RIGHT SIDE: Through Christ, we want to die to the stubbornness that keeps us from sharing our gifts. LEFT SIDE: Through Christ, we want to die to seeking our own success and salvation in disregard for the good of all God’s children. RIGHT SIDE: This is God’s promise, that if we die with Christ, we will also rise with Christ. ALL: God be praised for the glorious promise of new life in Christ. Alleluia. The Reading of the Psalm 63:1-8 Liturgist Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness UMH 140

Prayer of Confession Liturgist All: Forgive us, Lord, for our preoccupation with things; for believing we would be happy if we only had more; for neglecting family in the pursuit of advancement; for giving low priority to the kingdom of God; for judging right and wrong on the basis of profit; for allowing discontent to cloud our lives; for pampering the body while starving the soul. With cries and petitions, we call out to you in the midst of our hurting. In the agony of our pain, we reach for you. In the turmoil of our brokenness, we plead for your healing touch. Save us, God. Save us from death, illness, pain, depression, economic oppression, racial inequity, fear, loneliness, violence and hate. We accept your grace and providential care for us in every area of life and cling to your assurance of love and acceptance. Forgive us, Lord, for our preoccupation with the things of the world, and enable us to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Words of Assurance Liturgist Liturgist: Know that God always goes with us. Know that God is always there to lead us, guide us, forgive us, comfort us and encourage us. Know that God is always near to us, now and forever. Amen. 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. Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow UMH 95 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: Patient and merciful God, we bring our offerings humbly on this day, hoping they will bring fruit to the ministry of your church on earth. We ourselves have not always set our priorities on bearing good fruit, and yet you are a patient gardener. You have sent saints into our midst to make the soil richer, yet like the stubborn fig tree, good fruit has been scarce. May our journey this Lenten season feed our spirits to bring forth the fruit you desire. We pray in the name of our savior and redeemer, Jesus the Christ. Amen. Sunday’s Choir Anthem: Less I Forgot Thy Love By Craig Courtney 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 1 Peter 5:7 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 #3: A Methodist Gives Thanks Pastor Matt Franks

We Respond To The Word +Hymn What Gift Can We Bring UMH 87 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.

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.


Church Calendar for the Week of 3/20-3/27

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


Sunday, March 20th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

9 a.m. Photo Directory setup

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 a.m. Lenten Study

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation class

Monday, March 21st

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

Tuesday, March 22nd

6:30 a.m. Men’s bible study at McDonalds

10 a.m. Grief 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. Grief Class in Parlor

Wednesday, March 23rd

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

5:30 p.m. Reconnect Class room 301

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, March 24th

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 25th

Saturday, March 26th

6 p.m. Kuntry Kuzzins Square dancing (AB gym)

Sunday, March 27th

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

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 will offer an amazing Worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary and then at 11 a.m. out at Camp Egan. There will be different styles of service and if the weather is bad, we will have just one service. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt out at Egan following the 11 a.m. worship.

We will need set up teams for Egan if you are interested in this please let me know. Both services will be great we hope to see you at one or both.

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

Holy Week Info


Service at 6pm Potluck Meal at 6:30pm

Where First Christian Church: 746 S. Cedar Ave. Tahlequah

BRING A: Side dish A Salad or Dessert

An offering will be collected and donated to Help In Crisis to support victims and families of domestic violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, assault advocacy, and emergency housing.

Wednesday April 13th 6:30 p.m.

Online Story Telling of Events of Holy Week Premiers on YouTube and Facebook.

Friday April 15th 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Service

Our Traditional Good Friday Tenebrae Service will begin at 6:30 p.m.


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