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TUMC Worship Info for 5.29.22


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 5.22.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 6th 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: O gracious God, we pray for your holy Church universal, that you would be pleased to fill it with all truth, in all peace. Where it is corrupt, All: purify it;

Leader: where it is in error, All: direct it;

Leader: where in any thing it is amiss, All: reform it;

Leader: where it is right, All: establish it;

Leader: where it is in want, All: provide for it;

Leader: where it is divided, All: reunite it;

Leader: for the sake of him who died and rose again, and ever lives to make intercession for us,

Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Affirmation of Faith Liturgist

All: We are Children of God. We have been water-washed and Spirit-filled. We’re dead to sin and alive in Christ. We’re done with law, and live under grace. Our hearts are set on righteousness. Our minds are fixed on life and peace. Suffering is nothing, compared to the glory to come. For we’re heirs to the life Christ is bringing! We are children of God!

--Robert D. Ingram Worship and Song No.82

+Hymn of Centering He Touched Me UMH 363

We Center Ourselves in Prayer

Children’s Moment Abigail Shaw-Bolen

The Lord’s Prayer Abigail Shaw-Bolen 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 Lord Listen To Your Children Praying TFWS 2193

Today we pray for…. Rev. George Warren

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. George Warren

Prayer of Confession, Assurance and Pardon UMH 890 Liturgist

Chancel Choir Anthem: My Soul is Thirsting for you By Charles Callahan

Quartet: Rhonda Carr, Peggy Kaney, Robert Johnson, and Robert Young

Kathy Daniel: Flute

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 Or Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check

Offertory Prayer Rev. George Waren

All: God of justice and mercy: The temptation is strong to make our gifts to you on Sunday feel as if we’ve done all that is expected, then wake up on Monday and live like all the rest of the world. Deep in our souls, we know that’s not what Christ called us to do, but the safe road is so much easier. God of compassion, embolden us to be involved in some “good trouble.” Embolden us to stand out against the backdrop of a world that says, “take care of your own.” Embolden us to use our voices to speak on behalf of the voiceless, to use our ears to hear the discouraged and defeated, and to use our arms to help the weak and powerless. In the name of the one who conquered death. Amen.

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading: Peter 2:9-10 Richard Ryan

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: Chosen for the Team Richard Ryan

We Respond To The Word

+Hymn Leaning On The Everlasting Arms UMH 133

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.George Warren




od 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 5/22-5/29

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


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

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

Monday, May 23rd

This week is Annual Conference keep up with everything here:

Tuesday, May 24th

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)

6 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous (Room 303)

Wednesday, May 25th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, May 26th

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 27th

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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