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TUMC Worship Info for 11.13.22

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages Adult Zoom Option Available

10 a.m. Worship online on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel

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Celebration of the Gospel

Tahlequah First United Methodist Church

November 13, 2022, 10:00 am

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

We Gather from the World to Praise God

Prelude Organist: Ramona Frazier

Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church Rev. Shana Dry


Choral Introit: “Joyful” Choir

Words adapted from the Psalms Music by Michael Edblath

+Call to Worship Liturgist

One: We gather in the beautiful space

All: To worship an amazing God,

One: Surrounded by art and craft made by hands like ours,

All: To give praise to the source of all our gifts.

One: We are blessed to have this space to call our church home.

All: But we are more blessed to be disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord.

One: Let us worship in this place, giving praise to God.

All: We will worship in joy and in truth. Amen.

+Hymn of Praise “Gather Us In” TFWS # 2236

We Pray for Ourselves

Prayer of Confession:

Merciful God, we come before you this day as those who are often afraid to confess all the many ways in which we have disappointed and betrayed you. You have given us continual opportunities to serve and love others, but we have withdrawn into lives of selfishness and greed. We have turned our backs on others in need. We have denied the gifts you have given us. Where can we turn, now that we have run from you? Your voice calls to us to come home, to come to you unafraid, to receive forgiveness and healing. Open our hearts this day to receive these magnificent blessings. Help us understand the many ways in which you love us, and help us share that love with all those whom we meet. For we ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Assurance of Pardon:

Even though we have turned away from God, yet God is faithful to us. We are beloved of God and recipients of God’s love and blessings. Rejoice, children of God! For God’s mercies are ever before us. AMEN.

We Pray for Our Children

Children’s Story Abigail Shaw-Bolen

“Jesus Loves Me” Verse 1 UMH # 191

(Children who wish will depart for Children’s church.)

We Pray for our Neighbors

Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry

For prayer requests, please fill out the yellow card in the pews and bring it up to the front to the prayer basket during the first hymn, or submit a prayer request online to our website

After each prayer request is 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 Pastor Shana Dry, The NSU Wesley Foundation, 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 the Pandemic.

Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, George Foster, Mary Geasland, The Junes, Margaret Vardeman, Marianne Marshall, Lois Brostrom. Our Military: Robert Isaacson

Hymn of Prayer: “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying “ TFWS # 2193

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer Rev. Shana Dry

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment Rev. Shana Dry

Giving Options at TUMC

Offerings can 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

Holy God who calls us to the journey: it is so easy for us to become distracted so that we wander off the path you have put before us. The chaos of the world around us catches our attention, and we neglect the inner journey that keeps us closer to you. As we set aside this time to bring our gifts to you, may you draw our attention back to the wisdom and guidance that you put before us, and may it lead us to endurance that will carry us to kingdom presence! In Christ, we pray. Amen. (Luke 21:5-19)

Choral Meditation: Music by Craig Courtney “Simple Praise” Words by Pamela Martin

+Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” UMH # 94

We Hear the Word of God

Hymn of Preparation: “Stand by Me” UMH # 512

Scripture Reading Luke 21:5-19 Rev. Shana Dry

Witness to the Word: Rev. Shana Dry

“What Do We Do When Our Temple Falls?”

We Respond to the Word

+Hymn of Invitation: “It Is Well With My Soul” UMH # 377

· If you would like to join our church or be baptized, come forward.

· If you just need someone to listen, please come forward.

· If you need prayer, come to the altar. I’ll turn off my mic and we’ll get to work.

+Benediction: Rev. Shana Dry

Go forth into a world that needs new visions. Bring the message of hope and love, of justice and peace, to all you meet. Live the dream. Make it reality. Celebrate endings and new beginnings, challenges and promises.

Live the new creation. Amen.

Postlude “We Are Marching” TFWS # 2235

We Return to the World to Serve God

Getting to Know our Church Leaders

Bishop of the Oklahoma Annual Conference: Bishop Jimmy Nunn

Green Country District Superintendent: Rev. Terry Koehn

Pastor: Rev. Shana Dry

Administrative Assistant: Sara Webb

Family Ministries Director: Abigail Shaw-Bolen

Media Director: Lois Ison

Director of Music: Dr. Bob Daniel

Praise Team: Judy Young, Kathy Daniel, Robert Johnson & Dr. Bob Daniel

Director of Celebration Ringers: Linda Cheatham

Organist: Ramona Frazier

This week’s liturgist: Max McCollough

The sign-up sheet for serving as liturgist is on the red clipboard in the narthex.

UMH= United Methodist Hymnal 1987 (The Red Book)

TFWS = 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


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


Sunday, November 13th

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 a.m. DMT Meeting In Parlor

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

5 p.m. 3rd-5th Grade Thanksgiving Event

Monday, November 14th

6 p.m. Charge Conference in Atrium

Tuesday, November 15th

6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study in Parlor

12:30 p.m. Care Team

4 p.m. SEW Blessed Quilters

6 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous (Room 303)

Wednesday, November 16th

5:30 Youth

4:15 Bell Choir

7 p.m. Adult Choir

Thursday, November 17th

10 a.m. FMS Setup (AB Gym)

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep Meal (AB Gym)

Friday, November 18th

Saturday, November 19th

12 p.m. Society for Creative Anachronism

Sunday, November 20th

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11:30 Angel Tree lunch in Activity Building

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


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