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….
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Worship for 4.17.22
The Liturgical Sunday is Easter Sunday
We Center Ourselves in Worship
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. If you are new, you can tear out the New to TUMC tab in this bulletin and leave it at the welcome desk in the entry way so that we can get to know you.
· 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 our website www.tahlequahumc.org
· (+) means stand when able
· Thank you for joining us in worship today!
Call To Worship The Gospel Reading of Luke 24:1-12 Rev. Shana Dry
THE PEOPLE'S RESPONSE Unison
All: Jesus is not in the tomb, he has risen! Alleluia! Amen!
+Opening Hymn:Up From The Grave He Arose! UMH 322
We Center Ourselves in Prayer
Prayer of Confession and Pardon Pastor Matt Franks
Karen Pidcock-Lester, in The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, Series 2, Year A, compiled and edited by Lenora Tubbs Tisdale, (Abingdon, 2000), 102-103.
Leader: Holy, Holy, Holy God, as we draw near to the mouth of the tomb and find the stone rolled away, as we bend with racing hearts to look inside, we are struck dumb. All our words are as prattle before the awe and majesty of your power. In silence, we bow before you, for we have fallen short of the glory for which you created us
People: Lord, have mercy upon us, and make us worthy to be called your own.
Leader: In the empty tomb, God declares that nothing can separate us from the love of God; nothing we have done, or left undone; no one whom we have been or failed to be. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Friends, believe the good news: in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.
Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry
After each prayer request read: Pastor: Lord in your mercy, All: Hear our 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, The Junes,
Our Military: Robert Isaacson
Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry
The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Shana Dry
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: An Easter Celebration By Craig Courtney
We Make Our Offering Together
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: Mighty God of Resurrection Power: You offer us life that overcomes death, light that overcomes darkness, hope that overcomes our deepest despair! What response could we offer? Our tithes and gifts, yes; but our minds, hearts, bodies, and witness as well. May our minds be about understanding who you are and who you long for us to be in this world. May our hearts overflow with your love and compassion for the poor, the oppressed, and the forgotten. May our bodies carry us out of the tombs of isolation to engage our neighbors as sisters and brothers. May our witness be the “Alleluias!” we take with us to bring hope to everyone we meet! In the Risen Christ, we pray. Amen.
Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow UMH 95
We Hear The Word Proclaimed
Prayer of Illumination Rev. Matt Franks
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: Luke 24:13-35 Rev. Matt Franks
Scripture Reading Response Rev. Matt Franks
Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith.
All Thanks be to God, Amen.
Sermon Series Title
Sermon Title: On That Same Day
Given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor Tahlequah UMC
We Respond To The Word
+Hymn We Would See Jesus UMH 256
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.
Service of Holy Communion
The Great Thanksgiving
Join us on Page 9 of the UMH or the responses will be on the screen
When the Pastor makes the invitation to come and receive, you may come down with your row at the guidance of the ushers. We also offer a gluten free and wheat free option on the left side of the stage.
During Communion, we will be singing the following Hymn He Lives W&S 310
Prayer after Receiving: All: Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We Are Sent Out To Serve
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Dismissal with Blessing
Closing Chorus: Lord I Lift Your Name On High TFWS 2088
God Be With You Until We Meet Again
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UMH= United Methodist Hymnal 1987 (The Red Book)
FWS= The Faith We Sing (The Black Hymn Book)
W&S = Worship and Song (The Green Book)
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