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Worship info for 11.14.21

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9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages

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

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 11.14.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 25th 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

Prelude Ramona Frazier

Celebration Ringers: To God Be The Glory, Arr. Kimball

+Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer UMH496

1. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! that calls me from a world of care,

and bids me at my Father's throne make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief,

and oft escaped the tempter's snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

2. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! the joys I feel, the bliss I share of those whose anxious spirits burn with strong desires for thy return! With such I hasten to the place where God my Savior shows his face, and gladly take my station there, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

3. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! thy wings shall my petition bear to him whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless. And since he bids me seek his face, believe his word, and trust his grace, I'll cast on him my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Call To Worship Liturgist

Liturgist: Not one stone will be left on stone. All: We worship our Rock and our Salvation Liturgist: Beware that no one leads you astray All: We worship our source of wisdom and truth Liturgist: When all seems lost, this is just the beginning of the birth pangs. All: We are here to worship the Word that endures and the hope that is born among us.

Rev. Dr. Derek C. Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church, June 2021.

Reading of the Hebrew Bible 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Liturgist

Response to the Reading of the Word Liturgist

Liturgist: God’s word is a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path.

All: Thanks be to God!

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Celebration Ringers:

Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus, Arr. Kimball

Be Still My Soul. Arr. Kimball


(based on Matthew 24:1-14, Mark 13:1-13, Luke 21:5-19)

Liturgist: When the skies grow dark and buildings fall, then hear us: All: have mercy on us, Lord.

Liturgist: When deceivers come and the nations rise in anger, then hear us: All: have mercy on us, Lord.

Liturgist: When famines begin, and when the earth shakes to bring the future to birth, then hear us: All: have mercy on us, Lord.

Liturgist: When we take our stand to witness to your truth, when our people are arrested and betrayed, then hear us: All: have mercy on us, Lord.

Liturgist: When the sun is darkened and the moon fails to give us light, and when the stars fall from the sky, then hear us: All: have mercy on us, Lord.

Liturgist: When you come in your great power and glory with your angels from heaven: All: Then, Lord, gather us from the four winds—from the ends of the earth, to be with you for ever and ever. Amen.

Written by Michael Perry. Posted on the Jubilate Hymns website, Reposted:

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: Something Beautiful, Something Good UMH 394

Something beautiful, something good; all my confusion he understood; all I had to offer him was brokenness and strife,

but he made something beautiful of my life.

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: Mighty God, Architect of the Universe; your work of creation and building is always before us! We give our gifts this day in hopes that we might be co-builders with you in the creation of your kingdom here on earth! May our gifts also reach others who are hurting, who feel disconnected from your love, that they too may join us in the stonework of kingdom-building, whose mortar is the sharing of Christ’s love with the world. In Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, we pray. Amen.

Celebration Ringers Amazing Grace Arr. Kimball

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: A Life That Matters Sermon Title: Not One Stone

Scripture Base: Mark 13:1-8

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

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: He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands Traditional Spiritual

1 He's got the whole world in his hands. (Sing three times) He's got the whole world in his hands.

2 He's got the wind and the rain in his hands. (Sing three times)

He's got the whole world in his hands.

6 He's got everybody here in his hands. (Sing three times) He's got the whole world in his hands.

We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Matt Franks

Invitation to Experience and Share Joy Rev. Shana Dry

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. We share joy by simply smiling to our neighbors. And as we send you out this day: 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 and so do I

Closing Hymn: God Will Take Care of You UMH 130

Be not dismayed whate'er betide, God will take care of you; beneath his wings of love abide, God will take care of you. God will take care of you, through every day, o'er all the way; he will take care of you, God will take care of you.

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, November 14th

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 p.m. Jennifer Walkers basketball Team in the AB Gym

Monday November 15th

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday November 16th

12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer

1 p.m. Care Team (305))

6 p.m. Cody Warrens Basketball Team (Gym)

6:30 NSU Rehearsal

Wednesday November 17th

4:30 p.m. Blee Choir (Parlor)

5:45 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

6:30 p.m. Pastor’s Table (Online Study)

7 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday November 18th

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep (GYM)

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

Sunday, November 21st

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

3 p.m. NSU Concert in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

4 p.m. Church Conference in Activities Building

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

Apportionment Balance as of 11.09.21

District Apportionments amount remaining $0

Conference Apportionments amount remaining $20,758

Mission and Ministries amount remaining $5,731

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:

Pastor Appreciation Sunday will be celebrated on Nov. 21st in Worship.

During worship we will honor our Clergy People Matt Franks and Shana Dry.

Some ideas of appreciation for our pastors are things like notes, cards, letters or gift cards. Some gift card ideas are things like Amazon, Walmart, Charlie's Chicken, Braums or El Molcajete's Mexican Restaurant.

If you are not able to attend that Sunday. You can also mail each pastor's appreciation gift to the church office located at the following address: Tahlequah United Methodist Church, 300 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK 74464. Another option would be to drop them off at the church office by placing them in the mail slot outside the church office door. Or leave it in the baskets that will be left out on Sunday the 14th and 21st.

If you have questions, please contact Carla at

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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