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TUMC Worship Info for 3.27.22

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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 3.27.22

The Liturgical Sunday is the 4th Sunday in Lent

Our Liturgical Color: Purple

We Center Ourselves in Worship

Opening Hymn: My Life Is In You Lord TFWS 2032 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! Celebration Ringers Bound for the Kingdom Arr. Bill Ingram The Reading of the Psalm 32 Liturgist Hymn Amazing Grace UMH 378 Celebration Ringers: Worthy of Worship Arr Ingram We Center Ourselves in Prayer Prayer of Confession Liturgist Lynda Weaver-Williams, “Fourth Sunday in Lent,” in The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, Series 2, Year C, Compiled and Edited by Leonora Tubbs Tisdale (Abingdon, 2000), 79. All: O Gracious God, who knows the deepest places of our hearts, forgive us when we forget we are fearfully and wonderfully made, when we pretend you are not at the end of all of our searching, when we give ourselves over to the “whatever” of our culture. Remind us that your knowledge of us is wondrous and not punitive, and that we are defenseless against your love. Continue to seek us out even as we seek your face. 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. Sunday’s Choir Anthem: 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: Long-suffering God, we hear the words of the familiar parable and, at different times, see ourselves as either son. We have received—or demanded—blessings to which we were not entitled and squandered them in self-indulgent living. We have also looked out from our place of superiority and favor and have been indignant over your lavish dispensing of love and mercy. As we bring our gifts this day, we do so in the humble gratitude and recognition that any and all blessings in our life come as your gift of grace. We pray in the name of your greatest gift, Jesus our redeemer. Amen.

Celebration Ringers: Grace Arr Ingram

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 Timothy 2:1-7 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 #4: A Methodist Prays Consistently Pastor Matt Franks We Respond To The Word +Hymn Through It all UMH 507 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

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 27th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

9 a.m. Photo Directory Booth

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 a.m. Lenten Study

2:30 p.m. Discipleship Ministry Team

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation class

Monday, March 28th

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

Tuesday, March 29th

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 30th

8 a.m. All church garage sale set up

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 31st

All Church Garage sale (AB Gym)

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, April 1st

All Church Garage sale (AB Gym)

Saturday, April 2nd

All Church Garage sale (AB Gym)

9 a.m. Blood Drive in busses in AB Parking lot

Sunday, April 3rd

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Photo Directory Booth

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)

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.

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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