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Worship info for 10.10.21

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

9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages

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 10.10.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 20th Sunday After Pentecost

Our Liturgical Color: Green

Thank You for Joining Us in Worship Today

CCLI #1551569 Streaming License #20483914 One License# 734087-A

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)

We Center Ourselves in Worship

Prelude Ramona Frazier

Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church Rev. Matt Franks

· Thank you for joining us in worship today!

· For our online viewers: Let us know in the comments line that you have joined us in worship.

· For those joining us in person we ask that you fill out the binder info so that we can connect better with you.

· 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.

· For our online people please go to before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

· Now is the time to worship!

Invitation to Experience and Share Joy Rev. Matt Franks

In this last quarter of the year, we will live to have hope for the future, to live in peace, to love unconditionally, and to know the joy of the Lord so that with God’s help we will transform the world. To know the joy of the world. Smile, God loves you. And as we worship today: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is here, let us worship the God who brings us joy in the morning.

Celebration Ringers Introit My Hope is Built, arr Kimball

Centering Words Liturgist

Liturgist: It is not what we do that saves us. It is the mercy and grace of God, poured out in love. The first shall be last, for God’s love turns our expectations upside down. Come and worship. All: God is here!

Liturgist: Listen for God’s word. All: It is alive and active.

Liturgist: Draw near to the source of mercy. All: The God of grace is with us.

A Modern Affirmation UMH 885 Liturgist

Leader: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith lets us now declare:

All: We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good.

We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death.

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need.

We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.

We Offer Our Prayers Together

+Hymn: Morning Has Broken UMH 145

1. Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning born of the one light Eden saw play! Praise with elation, praise every morning, God's recreation of the new day!

Celebration Ringers Special Music Amazing Grace, arr. Kimball

The Prayer of Saint Francis UMH 481 Liturgist

All: Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry

After each prayer request read: Pastor: God of Love, All: Hear our Prayer

The Pastor will lift any prayers that have been made known to the office. You can submit a prayer request by going to After each request the pastor will respond with Lord, Hear this 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.

Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, Ellen Mathews, , Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Bob Scarsdale, Mary Geasland, Mildred Carol, Jo Ellen Rogers, Lela Stowers, Matt and Katy June

Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson

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.

+Hymn: Guide My Feet TFWS 2208

1. Guide my feet while I run this race. Yes, my Lord! Guide my feet while I run this race. Yes, my Lord!

Guide my feet while I run this race, for I don't want to run this race in vain! (race in vain)

3. Stand by me while I run this race. Yes, my Lord! Stand by me while I run this race. Yes, my Lord!

Stand by me while I run this race. for I don't want to run this race in vain! (race in vain)

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: Generous God, we bring you our gifts today. We recognize that all we have comes from you. May these gifts bring hope to places of pain and need. We want to be followers of Jesus, who leads us from greed into service. We offer ourselves. Amen.

Celebration Ringers Offertory Music A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, arr. Kimball

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: The Joy of A Bigger Table Sermon Title: The Table for All

Scripture Base: Luke 14:12-24 Given by The Bearded Theologians

Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor TUMC

Rev. Zach Bechtold Congregational Resource Minister at Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church & Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, Wy.

We Respond To The Word

Hymn of Response: A Place At the Table W&S 3149

For everyone born, a place at the table, for everyone born, clean water and bread, a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing for everyone born, a star overhead, and God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when we are creators of justice, justice and joy!

Celebration of Ordination of Rev. Shana Dry

Pastor Matt: Rev. Shana Dry has been affirmed, confirmed, and approved as Ordained Elder in the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. Elders have ordained United Methodist clergy who are ordained to a ministry of Word, Sacrament, Order, and Service. This means elders preach and teach the Word of God, provide pastoral care and counsel, administer the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, and order the life of the church for service in mission and ministry. The servant leadership of the elder takes place both in parish ministry, as well as in extension ministries, like chaplaincy, campus ministry, teaching, missionary work, general agency work, and other contexts. Elders itinerate, which means they serve in ministry settings (appointments) where the bishop assigns them. Your current appointment here at Tahlequah United Methodist Church and The NSU Wesley Foundation ministries are strengthened by you living out that calling to ordained ministry. Thank you for being faithful to God and answering that call.

Lay Leader Sueann Freeman: Shana God has called you. This calling from God has been a journey for you one of personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Today as a Church we will celebrate this ordination. On behalf of the Church, we have a gift for you, and may you continue to grow in that calling that God has placed in your life. Thanks be to God!

Celebration of Ordination of Rev. Shana Dry

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Matt Franks

Benediction Rev. Zach Bechtold

Closing Hymn: May You Run And Not Be Weary TFWS 2281

May you run and not be weary. May your heart be filled with song.

And may the love of God continue to give you hope and keep you strong.

And may you run and not be weary.

May your life be filled with joy! And may the road you travel always lead you home.

Thank you for joining us today in worship.

Thank you for joining us today in worship.Thank you for joining us today in worship.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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


Sunday October 10th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

11 a.m. Shana’s Ordination Reception

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

Monday October 11th

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday October 12th

12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer you can register on the website at

1 p.m. Care Team

4 p.m. Sew Blessed quilters

Wednesday October 13th

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir

6 p.m. Adult Choir

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

Thursday October 14th

The Office is closed for Fall Break.

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep Meal in Activities Building

Sunday October 17th

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 in the Activities Building

Apportionment Balance as of 9.29.21

District Apportionments $3,686/$3,686

Conference Apportionments $10,409/$31,685

Mission and Ministries $1,508/$7,239

Building Debt as of 9.26.21 $159,155.71

Online Ministry Groups

When the pandemic hit, we shifted and created some ministries to happen via zoom and other platforms as we begin to return we will shift to more of a hybrid approach for ministry. You can find those groups here:

Monday Night Zoom Bible Study

Starting September 13th at 6:30

They will be studying the book

In Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes, Rabbi Moffic explores the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, and highlights points of interest to Christians. He describes the role of the Torah in Jewish worship and practice and explores the key themes of each book guided by the wisdom of Jewish interpreters through the centuries. Join Rabbi Moffic in this study of the Torah and find rich new insights into the biblical story. Discover how the Torah can be a source of wisdom, truth, and transformation in your life. Register for the zoom study by going to

Next Steps???

October 24th at 7 p.m. Zoom

Are you looking for your Next Step in your spiritual journey? Join us on Zoom on October 24th at 7 p.m. as Pastor Matt talks about next steps here at TUMC. You can register at

If you are unable to attend online and want to attend in person, please let Pastor Matt know.

Our Tuesday Noon Zoom Prayer is a time where we pray for each other, our community, and the world. You can register for it (here)


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