Worship info for 10.3.21



To find out about our covid protocols you can click here: https://www.tahlequahumc.org/tumccovid


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….

Use this link: https://www.facebook.com/TahlequahUMC/live_videos/


The live video will be at the top.

REMEMBER: Our worship is also live on YouTube at the time and can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmYNURhSqdwwZgpfzTWVJew


If you have questions please direct them to Pastor Matt at matt.franks@tahlequahumc.org



Click to Submit a prayer request before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday to be read in worship



Welcome to Worship for 10.3.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 19th 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)


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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

· Now is the time to worship!

+Hymn: Holy Ground TFWS 2272

We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around;

let us praise Jesus now; we are standing in his presence on holy ground.


Centering Words Liturgist

Liturgist: Winter, spring, summer, fall. In every season, you are worthy of worship. In good times and bad, sorrow and joy. In all circumstances, you are worthy of worship. When we feel distant from you, or can feel the warmth of your love surrounding us. Whatever our feelings, you are worthy of worship. Today, in all things, you are worthy of worship. And so, we come to you as we are, and give you our worship and praise. This is all for you. Receive our worship.


We Offer Our Prayers Together

Hymn: Bind Us Together TFWS 2226

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love.

There is only one God, there is only one King; There is only one body, that is why we sing.


Prayer of Confession for World Communion Sunday Liturgist

All: God of mercy, we confess that we have not loved you with all our being. We have done things which we ought not to have done, and we have left undone things which we ought to have done. We have built walls between neighbors and between countries, and we have ignored the cries of those in need. Forgive us and set us free, that we may live into the hope of your calling, that your reign may come on earth as it is in heaven. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Liturgist: Thanks be to God: Jesus died for our sins. We are forgiven!

All: We are forgiven. Thanks be to God.


Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry

After each prayer request red: 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 http://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayerrequest 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


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: What A Friend We Have In Jesus UMH 620

1. One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless. And we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man, no more.


2. One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless. And we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord. Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all.


3. One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless. And we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one, for all.


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:

• 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 www.tahlequahumc.org/give

• Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check


Offertory Prayer Liturgist

All: Lord God, who has given to us so many gifts, your generosity is sometimes even more than we can comprehend. We praise you for all your loving gifts. Now we bring to you our gifts. May these gifts that we bring now, and our lives, be dedicated by you for service and ministry. May all that we do show to all the world your great love for all humankind; in Christ’s name. Amen.


Special Music: The Master’s Table by Fletcher

Singers: Judy Young, Bob Daniel, Robert Johnson, Kathy Daniel


We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: The Joy of A Bigger Table Sermon Title: Invitation To The Table

Scripture Base: Luke 14:1-11 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor TUMC


Hymn of Response: We Are The Body of Christ TFWS 2227

One heart, one Spirit, one voice to praise you, we are the body of Christ.

One goal, one vision: To see you exalted. We are the body of Christ.

And to this we give our lives to see you glorified.

One heart, one Spirit, one voice to praise you, we are the body of Christ.

One goal, one vision: To see you exalted. We are the body of Christ.


The Great Thanksgiving Communion Liturgy Celebrating Cultural Diversity The Liturgy came from here.

Great Thanksgiving (Authenticity)

Written by Rev. Mike Johnson, Baltimore-Washington Conference

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.


You are true to who You are and reveal to us the glories of your presence. You are a God of love, who speaks against oppression and injustice. You are a God of grace, who asks us to forgive those who are blind to their privilege, even as You invite the world to learn from You. You are the Creator God, who weaves the beauty of diversity into something fresh and new, the garment of understanding and wonder.

You call us to follow You out of the familiar and comfortable, and to live by faith: Calling upon Your holy name, and trusting in the power of Your grace. You invite us to be like Jonah and preach Your word in Nineveh, bringing salvation to our historical oppressors. You move our hearts to say with Ruth; “Wherever you live, That is where I will now live. You will be family. Your God will be mine. I will even die for you, buried next to you.”

Because You show Your mercy to every nation and people upon the earth; because You speak every language and delight in every culture; we join in your praise with all the earth. Because You have embraced people from every continent, have walked with all of our ancestors, continuing to hear Your praise even in forgotten languages that are sung continually around Your throne; we join in their endless praise, saying:


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


You are holy and Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. Leaving all that was familiar in heaven, Jesus was born into the people and culture of Israel. Jesus was taught the language and the traditions of his family. Jesus worshiped in the Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus came first to the lost sheep of Israel, people of his race, people of his culture. Jesus also shared Your grace with Roman oppressors, who lynched his people. Jesus entered into deep theological discussions with a Samaritan woman, breaking cultural taboos and stereotypes. Jesus responded to the needs of a Syro-Phoenician woman, going against the deeply ingrained prejudices that his society had taught him. Jesus realized that You, O God, love the world so much that You wanted everyone to believe, even if it meant personal sacrifice.

When culture dictated that the least important was to wash feet, Jesus broke with social convention, left the seat of honor, took off his robe, and with a towel and basin in his hands, knelt and washed the feet of the one who would betray him; washed the feet of the one who would deny him not once but three times; and the feet of those who would desert him to save their own lives. Jesus invites us to do the same.

As an expression of culture, Jesus took the bread and remembered the historical struggles of his people, and shared it with everyone, saying: “Take, eat, this is my body given for you.”

As an expression of culture, Jesus took the cup and remembered the historical struggles of his people, and shared it with everyone, saying: “Drink with me all of you, for this is my blood poured out as a witness to the Divine Covenant of forgiveness with you and the whole world.”

Out of specific culture Jesus works cross-culturally to bring salvation to the whole world. Jesus came not just to save his own people but all peoples. Jesus came not just to save his own economic class but those of any class. Jesus came not just to save those of his own gender identity, but those of every gender identity. We have testified that this mystery of salvation found in Jesus Christ is for all, when we say:


Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.


Cross-cultural Dancer, Wind of Change use these simple gifts of bread and wine to become for us the body and blood of Christ, source of Your transforming power.

Cross-cultural Dancer, Wind of Change use the simple gift of our lives, our culture, our faithfulness, and our dreams to become for the world, the church: the authentic body and devoted bride of Christ, source of Your transforming power.

Cross-cultural Dancer, Wind of Change be with all those called to cross the social boundaries of race and culture to boldly go where only Your grace could send them. Give them the courage to accept Your challenge to pick up their cross and follow You. Use their faithfulness to set the captives free, to restore sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, and to share the good news of the availability of your grace to all.

Be blessed by the presence of Christ. Be blessed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed by the creativity of The Divine Inspiration, who will continually receive all our glory, thanks and praise.

Amen.


Now as those called and empowered by God let us join with Christ in prayer:

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.


Announcements Keep up with events at Tahlequahumc.org Rev. Shana Dry


Invitation to Share Joy Rev. Shana Dry

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 go…

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. God loves you so do I. Go with the joy of the Lord as your strength.


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.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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

Monday-Thursday

Sunday October 3rd

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


Monday October 4th

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study


Tuesday October 5th

1 p.m. Care Team

4 p.m. Sew Blessed quilters


Wednesday October 6th

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir

6 p.m. Adult Choir

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

Thursday October 7th

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

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


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


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: https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups


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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups



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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups

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


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