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Worship info for 10.17.21

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9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages

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

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Welcome to Worship for 10.17.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 21st 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. Shana Dry

· Thank you for joining us in worship today!

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· 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.

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· We are blessed by your presence today and to find out more about us scan the QR code below.

Invitation to Experience and Share Joy Rev. Shana Dry

In this last quarter of the year, we will work towards experiencing and sharing joy, This year we have committed to live to have hope for the future, to live in peace, to love unconditionally, and to know and share the joy of the Lord so that with God’s help we will transform the world. To know the joy of the world. Simply smile and know that 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.

+Opening Hymn He Is Lord UMH 177

He is Lord, he is Lord! He is risen from the dead and he is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Centering Words : Jeremiah 18, Psalm 139 Liturgist

Liturgist: We come with praise for the wonderful works of God.

All: Even before we speak, God knows us completely.

Liturgist: The Holy One knows us and sustains us, even in our moments of confusion and doubt.

All: Who can count the thoughts of God? They are more than all the sands of the desert.

Liturgist: Like clay in the hand of the potter, we are shaped into vessels of divine will.

All: We come with praise for the wonderful works of God.

Hebrew Bible Reading Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Liturgist

We Offer Our Prayers Together

+Hymn: Are Ye Able UMH 145

1. "Are ye able," said the Master, "to be crucified with me?" "Yea," the sturdy dreamers answered, "to the death we follow thee." Lord, we are able. Our spirits are thine. Remold them, make us, like thee, divine. Thy guiding radiance above us shall be a beacon to God, to love, and loyalty.

4. Are ye able? Still the Master whispers down eternity, and heroic spirits answer, now as then in Galilee. Lord, we are able.

Our spirits are thine. Remold them, make us, like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance above us shall be a beacon to God, to love, and loyalty.

Prayer of Confession Liturgist

All: Holy God, we confess that we fail to put our trust in you completely. Instead, we calculate our gains and losses, hoarding the things that do not lead to abundant life. Forgive us, and help us to treasure only you, that we may follow you faithfully and discover the blessing only you can give. Amen

Declaration of Forgiveness Liturgist

Liturgist: Beloved, your sins are forgiven. Therefore, be at peace to follow the good road, for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous.

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, The Junes, Skylar Green,

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: Lift High The Cross UMH 159

1. Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name.

Come, Christians, follow this triumphant sign. The hosts of God in unity combine.

4. Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name. So shall our song of triumph ever be:

Praise to the Crucified for victory!

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: We give you thanks this day for the goodness and love that you have shown to us in Christ and pray your blessing upon these gifts: may they build your love in the world, to the honor of your name. Amen.

Offertory Music: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Singers: Rhonda Carr , Ginny Wilson, Kathy Daniel, Robert Johnson. Robert Daniel

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: The Joy of A Bigger Table Sermon Title: A Salty Table

Scripture Base: Luke 14:25-35

Given by Rev. Shana Dry Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and NSU Wesley Foundation Director

We Respond To The Word

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.

Hymn of Response: I Surrender All UMH 354

1. All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give; I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.

I surrender all, (I surrender all), I surrender all, (I surrender all), all to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

2. All to Jesus I surrender; humbly at his feet I bow, worldly pleasures all forsaken; take me, Jesus, take me now.

I surrender all, (I surrender all), I surrender all, (I surrender all), all to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

3. All to Jesus I surrender; make me, Savior, wholly thine; let me feel the Holy Spirit, truly know that thou art mine.

I surrender all, (I surrender all), I surrender all, (I surrender all), all to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Shana Dry

Benediction Rev. Shana Dry

May the Artist who crafted you continue to shape your heart, may the Christ who commissioned you, charge you with purpose, may the Spirit that stirs you, help you to carry the cross, that you may honor your Creator and bless the world.

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 17th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

2 p.m. Wedding Shower (Atrium)

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

Monday October 18th

6 p.m. Hollar and Mattox Wedding Rehearsal (sanctuary &Atrium)

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday October 19th

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

1 p.m. Care Team (305)

6 p.m. Hollar and Mattox Wedding

Wednesday October 20th

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir

6 p.m. Adult Choir

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

Thursday October 21st

9:30 a.m. Little Sprouts Chapel (sanctuary)

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

5:30 p.m. Girl Scout Trop 1126 (Parlor)

Sunday October 24th

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

7 p.m. Next Steps Gathering (Parlor & Zoom)

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 10.12.21 $152,721.07

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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

Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes

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)