Worship info for 11.21.21





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 11.21.21

The Liturgical Sunday is Christ The King Sunday

Our Liturgical Color: White

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

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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request

We are blessed by your presence today.

+Hymn: King of Kings TFWS 2075

King of kings and Lord of lords, glory, hallelujah! King of kings and Lord of lords, glory, hallelujah!

Jesus, Prince of Peace, glory, hallelujah! Jesus, Prince of Peace, glory, hallelujah!


Call To Worship Liturgist

Leader: We are God's handiwork, People: Fashioned out of dust so we might never lose touch with our mother Earth, Leader: Shaped by God so we might never forget to whom we belong, People: Created with a heart so we might feel the bonds of love that stretch between us, Leader: Made with a deep yearning so we might seek and be found by a faithful God. People: We are God's delight and we rejoice to praise our Creator.


The New Testament Reading Revelation 1:4b-8 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

+Hymn: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus UMH 349

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, (wonderful face),

and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.


PRAYER OF PETITION: WE SEEK A NEW ORDER (inspired by John 18:37) Liturgist

Liturgist: Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." Loving God of power and justice and peace, In our broken world We seek a new order All: Where there is courage to speak truth to power Liturgist: We seek a new order All: Where there is mutual support in church and community Liturgist: We seek a new order All: Where there is abundant time for healing Liturgist: We seek a new order All: Where there is peace and freedom for all

From the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website, http://www.christianaid.org.uk. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/11/prayer-new-order.html.

Today we pray for…. Rev. Matt Franks

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 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, Jo Ellen Rogers, Lela Stowers, The Junes, Skylar Green,


Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson


Pastoral Prayer Rev. Matt Franks

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: Awesome God TFWS 2040

Our God is an awesome God; he reigns from heaven above

with wisdom, pow'r, and love. Our God is an awesome God!


We Make Our Offering Together

Chancel Choir Now Thank We All Our God by Helvey

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 www.tahlequahumc.org/give

• Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check


Offertory Prayer Liturgist

All: God of majesty and power, you have dominion over all the universe, and yet you chose to rule not in power but in love. The gifts we give to you are not given from fear or in petition for your favor, but in the deepest gratitude for all your blessings that keep us and sustain us. May our whole lives reflect to the world that there is one who rules us with love and compassion, above all this world’s nations and principalities. In the name of your Son, the Christ, we pray. Amen.


We Hear The Word Proclaim

God’s Gift of 2nd Chances

given by the People of the Oklahoma Annual Conference Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries


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: Together We Serve TFWS 2175

1. Together we serve, united by love, inviting God's world to the glorious feast.

We work and we pray through sorrow and joy, extending your love to the last and the least.


2. We seek to become, a beacon of hope, a lamp for the heart and a light for the feet.

We learn, year by year, to let love shine through until we see Christ in each person we meet.


3. We welcome the scarred, the wealthy, the poor, the busy, the lonely, and all who need care.

We offer a home to those who will come, our hands quick to help, our hearts ready to dare.


Pastor Appreciation Sunday Celebration


We are Sent out to love and to serve.

Announcements Keep up with events at Tahlequahumc.org Rev. Matt Franks


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. 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: Together We Serve TFWS 2175

4. Together, by grace, we witness and work, remembering Jesus, in whom we grow strong.

Together we serve in Spirit and truth, remembering love is the strength of our song.


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, 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


Monday November 22nd

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study


Tuesday, November 23rd

12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer

10:00 a.m. Decorate The Sanctuary

1 p.m. Care Team (305)

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


Wednesday, November 24th

Church Office Closed

5:45 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

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

7 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)


Thursday, November 25th

Church Office Closed

12 p.m. Feed My Sheep Thanksgiving Dinner (GYM)


Friday, November 26th

Lucy Medlock’s basketball team in the AB GYM


Sunday, November 28th

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 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





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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 cjrlivesay3@gmail.com










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: youth@tahlequahumc.org 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. Below are our groups that are meeting in a hybrid style or just on zoom. To register for the zoom study by going to https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups


· 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 Channel or Facebook Page