TUMC Worship Info for 3.6.22



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


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….

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 3.6.22 The Liturgical Sunday is Lent Our Liturgical Color: Purple Thank You for Joining Us Today


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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request · (+) means stand when able · Thank you for joining us in worship today! Hymn: We Pray for Peace Tune: Jean Sibelius, 1899 ("Be Still, My Soul") Text: Copyright © 2022 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.


1. We pray for peace, O God of love and justice, as once again, we face a time of war. The meek and humble try — amid the crisis — to love and build, to nurture and restore. May leaders hear the truth the prophets teach us — that gifts of peace are well worth struggling for. 2. We pray for peace, O Christ who calmed the waters — who stilled the storm, who stilled disciples' fear. You spoke with love and with amazing power; be with us now when trouble is so near. May leaders see the miracle you offer — that words and deeds can calm the nations here. 3. We pray for peace, O Spirit here among us; your love emboldens, judges and restrains. Take any hate and acts of impulse from us; make leaders wise, amid competing claims. May we seek peace, O God of love and justice; may love and mercy be our highest aims.

Opening Prayer Liturgist All: O Lord our God, teach us temperance and self-control, that we may live in the Spirit and be mindful of all that Jesus endured and sacrificed for our sakes, and how he was made perfect through sufferings. Help us so to keep the fast that you have chosen, that we may loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, and let the oppressed go free; through the grace of Christ Jesus our crucified and risen Savior. Amen. (HENRY VAN DYKE, U.S.A., 20TH CENT., ALT.) Hymn Sweet, Sweet Spirit UMH 334 We Center Ourselves in Prayer 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 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. 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 www.tahlequahumc.org/give • Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check Offertory Prayer Liturgist All: Generous God, it is through your mercy that we have this ministry— the ministry of our talents and treasure, the ministry of our passion and purpose. Strengthen our hearts for your service and accept the grateful offerings we lay before you. Amen. Special Music: Once To Every Man and Nation 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 Romans 8:35-39 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 #1: A Methodist Loves God Pastor Matt Franks 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, Sinners To The Gospel Feast UMH 339 Prayer After Receiving Holy Communion Pastor Shana Dry

Announcements Connect with TUMC here: https://linktr.ee/tahlequahumc


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)

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Church Calendar for the Week of 3/6-3/13

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

Monday-Thursday

Sunday, March 6th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11:15 a.m. Missions lunch in AB Gym

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

5:30 p.m. Confirmation class

Monday, March 7th

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


Tuesday, March 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 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous (Room 303)

7 p.m. Kelsey Cheathams Baby Shower


Wednesday, March 9th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

5:30 p.m. Reconnect Class room 301

6:30 Ash Wednesday Service

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, March 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, March 11th


Saturday, March 12th

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


Sunday, March 13th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship (Sanctuary)

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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups


2022 Church Camp Dates:

You can find the 2022 Camp Egan Summer Camp Dates here: https://okcamps.org/2021-camp-dates/ 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: https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups

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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups

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 cost of printing of directory and other cost. 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. Email:matt.franks@tahlequahumc.org