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TUMC Worship Info for 4.24.22


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 4.24.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 2nd Sunday after Easter Our Liturgical Color: White

Thank You for Joining Us Today

We Center Ourselves in Worship


Centering Words Rev. Matt Franks

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

· (+) means stand when able

· Thank you for joining us in worship today!


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A Video Message for Bishop Jimmy Nunn

Bishop of the Oklahoma Annual Conference

Celebration Ringers To God Be The Glory arr. Eithun

Call To Worship Liturgist

Liturgist: Praise the Lord.

All: Praise God in the sanctuary. Worship God in the mighty firmament.

Liturgist: Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.

All: Praise God with trumpet and horn. Worship God with lute and harp.

Liturgist: Let the people of God sing their praise.

All: Praise God with tambourine and dance. Worship God with strings and pipes.

Liturgist: Let the faithful join the strain.

All: Praise God with clashing cymbals. Praise God with beating drums.

Liturgist: Praise the Lord!

Celebration Ringers All Things Bright and Beautiful arr. Eithun

Service of Confirmation

Our Confirmands that we will be reaffirming the Baptism and Membership Vows:

Our Confirmands that will be joining the Church as members and reaffirming their Baptism:

Our Confirmands that completed the Course but are still in discernment on their next steps:

The Words to the service will be on the screen.

+Hymn Cornerstone Words on the Screen

We Center Ourselves in Prayer

Prayer of Confession, Assurance and Pardon UMH 890 Liturgist

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

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, Mildred Carol, Jo Ellen Rogers, Lela Stowers, The Junes,

Our Military: Robert Isaacson

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.

Chancel Choir Anthem: Unfold Ye Portals (The Redemption) by Gounod

Trumpets : Ben Hay, Robert Bailey

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: O God of our Salvation, we are witnesses to your amazing deeds! By the resurrection of your Son Jesus, you have opened the gate to eternal life. We are grateful for your gifts of forgiveness and a new start. Let the obedience of Christ, the righteous one, become the chief cornerstone of our lives. Help us to use our spiritual gifts and monetary blessings be a testimony to your glory. We dedicate ourselves and our offerings through Christ our risen Lord. Amen.

Hymn Breathe On Me Breath of God UMH 420

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading: John 20:19-31 Rev. Terry Koehn

Scripture Reading Response Rev. Terry Koehn

Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith.

All Thanks be to God, Amen.

Sermon Title: Living (The) Proof

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor Tahlequah UMC

We Respond To The Word

+Hymn Amazing Grace UMH 378

After the singing of last verse you will be invited to process with the pastors into the Field of Dreams for the SERVICE FOR THE DEDICATION OF A CHURCH BUILDING FREE OF DEBT.



Leader: This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

All: I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord!"

Leader: This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

All: Blessed be the Lord; may God's glory fill the whole earth.


All: Eternal God, let this building, which we dedicate to your name, be a house of salvation and grace where Christians gathered together may worship you in spirit and truth, may learn of you, and may grow together in love. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gospel Readings

Matthew 7:24 –27 A house built on rock

Matthew 16:13 –18 On this rock I will build my Church.

Matthew 21:12 –17 My house shall be a house of prayer.

Burning of the Mortgage

Act of Dedication

Leader: Dear friends, now that we have completed building, and paid all indebtedness on it, let us dedicate this building and rejoice in its holy use.

To the glory of God, who has called us by grace; to the honor of Jesus Christ, who loved us and gave himself for us; to the praise of the Holy Spirit, who illumines and sanctifies us;

All: we dedicate this house.

Leader: For the worship of God in prayer and praise; for the preaching of the everlasting gospel; for the celebration of the Holy Sacraments;

For the comfort of all who mourn; for strength to those who are tempted; for light to those who seek the way; For the hallowing of family life; for teaching and guiding the young; for the perfecting of the saints; For the conversion of sinners;

for the promotion of righteousness; for the extension of God's reign; In the unity of the faith; in the bond of brotherhood and sisterhood; in love and goodwill to all; In gratitude for the labors of all who love and serve this church; in loving remembrance of those who have finished their course; in the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord;

Closing Prayer

Leader: We now, the people of this congregation, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, grateful for our heritage, aware of the sacrifices of our mothers and fathers in the faith, and confessing that apart from us their work cannot be made perfect, dedicate ourselves anew to the worship and service of almighty God;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

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


Sunday, April 24th

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

11:30 a.m. Confirmation and Building Debt Celebration

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

Monday, April 25th

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

Tuesday, April 26th

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)

Wednesday, April 27th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, April 28th

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 29th

Saturday, April 30th

Sunday, May 1st

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

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

New Photo Directory

Starting March 20th –May 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. Email Sara for more info at

Walk A Mile Thank You!

Team Tahlequah UMC won two trophies at the recent Help In Crisis Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. One for the Largest Adult Group and the other for Most Funds Raised by an Adult Group. The walk was moved to the THS High School Gym due to rainy weather. Pictured above are Max McCullough, Bob Daniel, Tom Schneider, Nick Young with son Parker, Darren Tobey, Brian and Adam Kaney, Kyron Tobey, Robert Young, and Pete Berzkains. An additional eight walkers participated virtually: Keith Barrick, James Bond, Patrick Carlile, Tom Eckert, Pastor Matt Franks, Robert Johnson, Lloyd Moden, and Bryan Rigsby. TUMC was a Stiletto Event Sponsor at $1500 and also raised $2,160. The WAM event is held annually to raise awareness and money for rape, sexual assault and gender violence victims and survivors.


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