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TUMC Worship Info for 5.15.22


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

To find out about our covid protocols you can click here:


Welcome to Worship for 5.8.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 4th Sunday after Easter Our Liturgical Color: White

Thank You for Joining Us Today

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

· (+) means stand when able

· Thank you for joining us in worship today!

+Hymn Cornerstone Words on screen

Call To Worship Liturgist

Leader: We gather as God's people: All: To seek direction in the living of our lives. Leader: We gather as God's people: All: To be still and hear what God would have us do. Leader: We gather as God's people: All: To be renewed, restored and recreated. Leader: We rejoice that we are God's people: All: To serve, to love and to sing God's praise.

+Hymn of CenteringSpirit of The Living GodUMH 393

Recognition and Blessing of our High School Graduates

Kyron Tobey, Abby Eckert, Jess Whitaker, Hazuki Wantanabe, Katherine Kavanagh, Zoe Mattox

We Center Ourselves in Prayer

Children’s Moment Rev. Matt Franks

The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Matt Franks and Congregation

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.

+Hymn of Centering Christ The Lord Is Risen Today UMH 302

Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry

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

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, 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

Prayer of Confession, Assurance and Pardon UMH 890 Liturgist

Chancel Choir Anthem: Now Let The Heavens Be Joyful

There are words and notes to the music in the handout in the bulletin.

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: Holy and merciful God, your Word is a lamp to our feet, illumining the way of salvation and life. We are grateful for its powerful beam that guides us to safety when we lose our way. We trust it to correct our direction when we drift dangerously close to the shoals of life. We rely on it as a faithful compass as we traverse the complex world in which we live. We receive it as a gift and a revelation and ask that you continue to use it to speak, invite, admonish and woo us with the message of your profound, unfathomable love. For the sake of Christ we pray. Amen.

Hymn Help Us Accept Each Other vs. 1-2 UMH 560

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:7-10 Liturgist

Scripture Reading Response Liturgist

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

All Thanks be to God, Amen.

Sermon Series Surprised By Hope

Based off the Study Series Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. You can buy a copy of the Study here:

Sermon Title: The Hope of the Heaven

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah United Methodist Church

We Respond To The Word

+Hymn Help Us Accept Each Other vs. 3-4 UMH 560

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.

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Benediction Rev. Matt Franks

May the God of amazing grace give you eyes to see beauty everywhere,

hands to do good to everyone and hearts to bless all you meet.


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 5/15-5/22

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


Sunday, May 15th

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. Senior Sunday Lunch in AB Gym

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

Monday, May 16th

Tuesday, May 17th

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)

1 p.m. Blood Drive in AB Gym

6 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous (Room 303)

Wednesday, May 18th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, May 19th

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, May 20th

Saturday, 21st

12 p.m. Society for Creative Anachronism

Sunday, May 22nd

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11:15 Senior Sunday lunch

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

Passing the Baton

In a few short weeks we will be saying “God Speed to one pastor and “welcome” to another.

As most of you know Pastor Matt Franks will be moving to Colorado to the Big Sky Conference. Matt’s last Sunday to deliver sermon to us will be on June 5th. We will have a reception for him and his family in the atrium after church. The cost of moving is always expensive and the conference will only cover part of the cost. IF you would like to help Matt and his family with the cost you may make a donation by placing something in a card or you may give directly to the church; earmarking it for pastor Franks moving fund. There will be a basket for cards/donations at the reception.

On June 26th Reverend Shana dry will deliver her first sermon as our senior pastor. We are very excited and blessed that the Bishop and cabinet selected Shana for Tahlequah First United Methodist Church as her first full time appointment. There will be a reception for Shana and family after service on that Sunday. I know that she will need some help with moving and also some meals prepared for the following weeks as she accepts the “baton” as our spiritual leader.

If you could bake/purchase cookies for either or both of these events; please contact Sueann Freeman. Her number is (918)931-2587 or you can let her know after any service on Sundays. She is asking for 3-4 dozen cookies from each volunteer. If we have any cookies left over we will use them at Feed My Sheep.

Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity

Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity is currently building Habitat House #31 on Keetoowah between Choctaw and the 51 Bypass. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed to help paint the exterior and do finish work inside. Interested people can go to the website and sign up to volunteer or call Linda Cheatham, Director at 918-931-7828.

Celebrating 30 years of House Building!

Linda Cheatham, Director

Office: 918-453-1332

ReStore: 918-453-2720

Rack: 918-453-0466


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