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Worship info for 11.28.21

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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

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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 11.28.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 1st Week In Advent

Our Liturgical Color: Blue or Purple

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

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

+Hymn: People, Look East UMH 202

1. People, look east. The time is near of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today (People, look east; People, look east): Love, the Guest, is on the way.

2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare, one more seed is planted there. Give up your strength the seed to nourish, that in course the flower may flourish. People, look east and sing today (People, look east; People, look east): Love, the Rose, is on the way.

3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim, one more light the bowl shall brim, shining beyond the frosty weather, bright as sun and moon together. People, look east and sing today (People, look east; People, look east): Love, the Star, is on the way.

4. Angels announce with shouts of mirth him who brings new life to earth. Set every peak and valley humming with the word, the Lord is coming. People, look east and sing today (People, look east; People, look east): Love, the Lord, is on the way.

Call To Worship Liturgist

Liturgist: The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will cause a righteous Branch to spring forth and bring my promised salvation to Israel.

All: The Lord is our righteousness.

Liturgist: The days are surely coming, says our God, when justice and mercy will be executed throughout the land.

All: The Lord is our righteousness.

Liturgist: The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when my promised one will teach transgressors my ways, and heal the world with love and mercy.

All: The Lord is our righteousness.

The Hebrew Bible Reading Jeremiah 33:14-16 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: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel UMH 211

1. O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Advent Candle Lighting Lighting One Blue Candle

Reader One: We have endured these past few years and know that there is more to face before us. We don’t know if we have the strength to withstand what might be around the next corner. And we wonder who will stand with us, who will have our back, who will occupy our corner.

Reader Two: Who is with us? That is what we begin to wonder these days. Who will light our way and chart our course? Who is on our side, who will welcome us home again?

Reader One: Home. The prophet Jeremiah speaks of a branch that will be raised. Jesus spoke of a Son of Man that will descend. Both point to a hope. A hope that calls us home. Our true home, where we’re welcomed and loved and included. Where there is justice and equality and peace. It’s time, this Advent season, time to go home.

Reader Two: We light this candle, as a sign of our hope, our strong hope that there is a way to go home. To the home in Christ, and it starts with us, and it starts here, and it starts now. It’s time to go home.

Advent Candle Song

Week 1. Light one candle: Christ is coming, Christ, the Hope of the world.

Light one candle: Christ is coming, Christ is coming soon!

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 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.

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: 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.

Chancel Choir O Come All Ye Faithful

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Sermon Series: Come Home For Christmas Through Song

Sermon Title: Joy To The World Scripture Base: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

given by Rev. Matthew Franks Lead Pastor of 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 Joy To The World UMH 246

1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing,

and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

2. Joy to the world, the Savior reigns! Let all their songs employ; while fields and floods, rocks, hills,

and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3. No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground; he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found,

far as the curse is found, far as, far as the curse is found.

4. He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness, and wonders of his love, and wonders of his love, and wonders, wonders of his love.

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: I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light UMH 206

3. I'm looking for the coming of Christ. I want to be with Jesus. When we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike. The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

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 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

Monday November 29th

Blood Drive In the Activities Building

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday November 30th

12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer

1 p.m. Care Team (305))

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

Wednesday December 1st

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

5:45 Coby Fourkillers’ Basketball Team

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

7 p.m. Chancel Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday December 2nd

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep (GYM)

5:30 Girl Scouts Troop 1226 in the Parlor

Friday December 3rd

Lucy Medlock’s basketball team in the AB GYM

Sunday December 5th

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

We are excited to announce that together we raised over $3,500 for our Angel Tree mission! We are so grateful to have this opportunity to share the love of God by providing gifts for children of incarcerated parents this Christmas. Thank you so much to everyone who decorated, served, cleaned, baked, and donated!

~Abigail Shaw-Bolen

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 at 9:30 a.m. in room 323 or on Zoom.

Sunday After Worship at 11:10 a.m. 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


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