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Worship info for 10.31.21

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 10.24.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 22nd 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)

(+) means stand when able

We Center Ourselves in Worship

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Matt Franks

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.

To submit a prayer request online you can go to

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. Matt Franks

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. In this last quarter of the year, we will work towards experiencing and sharing joy. To know how to experience and share joy: 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.

Chancel Choir: For All The Saint’s

All Saint’s Day A Litany on Behalf of the Great Cloud of Witness Written by Rose Marie Berger

The Words for this litany will be on the screen.

Those Church Members that we have lost since last All Saint’s Sunday.

Barbie Barnard Grace Sweeney J.T. Mann Paul Chambers Louene Scarsdale

+Special Music Pie Jesus from Webber Requiem

Singers: Emily Franks Hazuki Watanabe

We Offer Our Prayers Together

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 Matt Franks, 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 Liturgist

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: Glory Be To The Father UMH 70

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now,

and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

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: O God, you call us to love you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We seek to focus on you as our highest priority. Help us to make lifestyle decisions based on your commandments. We, your kingdom-seekers, offer you this money as a means of placing you first in our lives. May these gifts provide ministries of love and compassion to our neighbors. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: The Joy of A Bigger Table Sermon Title: The Empty Seat

Scripture Base: Hebrews 12:1-2

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Associate Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC

Service of Holy Communion

Liturgist: I invite you to the Lord’s table, prepare your hearts and minds, may the Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Liturgist: We come to your table Loving God, the table you have created, the table of those saints who have run the race and now cheer us on, the table for us. Thank you Lord, for this table.

All: Thank you Lord, for this table.

Response Hymn A Place At the Table W&S 3149

1. 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,

Refrain: 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!

Pastor: Lord We confess to you.

All: We confess that at times we forget that we, too, will be the “ancestors” of those to come. We sometimes think only of ourselves, whether our own plates will be full, whether our own needs are met. Hear the regrets of our hearts as we open ourselves to the promise of your grace and forgiveness. Call us again to be your saints today.

Moment of Silence: spend some time asking for God for forgiveness for those times you have fallen short in following God.

Pastor: Our Loving God has heard your prayer, you are forgiven. And as forgiven and freed people, we join the company of heaven, praise your name and join their unending hymn:

All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Pastor: Holy are you and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

All: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pastor: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed, renewed, and restored by Christ love.

We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, strengthen us to run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith, until he comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Holy Communion Benediction

At the guidance of the Ushers, come and receive Holy Communion and depart knowing that you are surrounded by the great cloud of witness and God is with you in every step and every breath that you take.

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 31st

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

4:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat South Parking Lot of the Activity building

6:30 p.m. Jennifer Walkers basketball Team in the AB Gym

Monday November 1st

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday November 2nd

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

1 p.m. Care Team (305)

4 p.m. SEW Blessed Quilters (309)

6 p.m. Basketball team in the AB Gym

6:30 p.m. Committee on Nominations (parlor)

Wednesday November 3rd

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir

5:45 p.m. Colby Fourkillers’ Basketball team in the AB Gym

6:30 p.m. The Pastors Table

7 p.m. Adult Choir

Thursday November 4th

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

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

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

Sunday November 7th

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

6:30 Jennifer Walkers Basketball team in the AB Gym

Apportionment Balance as of 10.27.21

District Apportionments $3,686/$3,686

Conference Apportionments $10,772/$31,685

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

Building Debt as of 10.27.21 $149,351.49

To let us know where you would like to serve in 2022 click this link:

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. Below are our groups that are meeting in a hybrid style or just on zoom. To register for the zoom study by going to

· Sunday School Class meets in room 323 or on Zoom.

· Monday Night’s 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible Study

· Noon Time Prayer 12 p.m. Tuesday’s on Zoom or in person in room (305)

· Wednesday Night Pastor’s Table 6:30 p.m. Our Youtube Cannel or Facebook Page

Angel Tree Info

Our Angel Tree project is fast approaching, and we need your help! Each year, your generosity provides an opportunity for our congregation to extend the hope of the Gospel through delivering Christmas gifts on behalf of parents and guardians who are not able to do so on their own. Your faithful giving and participation are so appreciated!

Our fundraiser lunch and dessert auction

will be Sunday 11/21!

Please contact me (Abigail) if you'd like to help with the lunch or with our Youth Angel Tree shopping at: P.S. Merry Christmas!

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

Register for the zoom study by going to

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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