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Worship info for 3.21.21

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Join us Sunday Morning for Worship

Zoom Sunday School Starts at 9 a.m.

Worship Online Worship begins at 10 a.m. on Facebook or Youtube we will also offer an outdoor viewing under our west portico.

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:

We are still in the pandemic. We need to continue to do all that we can to stop the spread. Please do all that you can to help in this so that we can connect in-person again.

You can connect to most of our web presence by clicking this link:

We love you and we miss you all, but we want to operate out of love by keeping as many people safe as we can.

If you have questions please direct them to Pastor Matt at

TUMC 3.21.21
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Prelude by Ramona Frazier Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church Rev. Matt Franks Thank you for joining us in worship today! Let us know in the comments line that you have joined us in worship. To prepare for worship today, we invite you to light a candle, grab your Bible and some paper to take notes, and invite the Holy Spirit into your space. Now is the time to worship! Invitation to Hope for the future Rev. Matt Franks Pastor: Romans 15:13 reads 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. With 2021 now here, I invite you to have hope for the kindom of God to come and overflow us with love. Come God of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. Come. Now we worship. Change My Heart O God TFWS 2152

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you. You are the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me, this is what I pray. Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.

The Reading of the Psalm 119:9-16 Liturgist Liturgist: May God bless all that hear the scriptures on this day, Thanks be to God. Unison: Amen. I Have Decided To Follow Jesus TFWS 2129

1. I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus no turning back, no turning back. 2. The world behind me, the cross before me. The world behind me, the cross before me. The world behind me, the cross before me. no turning back, no turning back. 3. Though none go with me, still I will follow. Though none go with me, still I will follow. Though none go with me, still I will follow. no turning back, no turning back.

Prayer of Confession Liturgist Unison: Lord, we know Easter is coming soon and while we anxiously wait to celebrate your triumphant victory over sin and death, there are still difficult days between now and then. There is nothing perfect about us, yet you beckon us with hands that soon will be scarred by betrayal, greed, selfishness, pettiness, pride, and apathy. You see us and our imperfections with compassionate and patient eyes as we struggle to rid our lives of all the worldly things that distort, distract, and entangle us. As the cross looms ahead, our eyes and our focus are on you and you alone for our redemption and salvation. From: Cynthia Bond Hopson, The Africana Worship Book for Year B, Discipleship Resources, 2007, p. 153. Liturgist: Hear the Good news, God loves and cares for you, and through Jesus our sins are forgiven. Thanks be to God. Amen. Through It All UMH #507 Through it all, through it all, I've learned to trust in Jesus, I've learned to trust in God; through it all, through it all, I've learned to depend upon God's word.

Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry 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. Please 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 of those on the Front lines helping in the midst of the pandemic. All our Assisted Living Church Members. All of our Government leaders, local, state and national. Pat & Don Brock, Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, The Kavanaghs, Ellen Mathews, Paula & Lee Rippetoe, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, The Prewitt Family, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat Bushyhead, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kristen Brown, David Morrison, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Sue Cramberg, Jeannette Wilson, Scott Reed, Aubre Chan, Gary Gaston Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Dee Mayne Bullock Seminary Student: Cody Robinson Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry The Lord’s Prayer 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. Special Music O Sacred Head Now Wounded We Make Our Offering Together Mission Moment Rev. Shana Dry Offertory Prayer Liturgist Unison: Glorious God, you sent Jesus to change our lives in bold and amazing ways. Yet, we often are consumed by the pettiness of our own “to do” lists. As we place this offering before you, help us to surrender completely to your love and to be stirred into fruit-bearing action that results in faithful stewardship. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

Sermon Series: A Story To Tell Sermon Title: The Proper Blessing given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC Scripture Base: Mark 10:13-16

Jesus Loves Me UMH 191 1. Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. 2. Jesus loves me! This I know, as he loved so long ago, taking children on his knee, saying "Let them come to me." Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. 3. Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way, wanting as a friend to give light and love to all who live. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Affirmation of Faith No. 78 Liturgist Unison: God loves us. God cares for us. God blesses us. God tends to us Liturgist: We are God’s precious fruit and faithful seed. Unison: God hears us. God helps us. God trusts us. God tries us. Liturgist: Sometimes we are more a faulty seed than precious fruit. Unison: But, no matter what, we are God’s

Announcements Check our Connect, Serve and Grow for all the upcoming info. Rev. Matt Franks

Benediction Rev. Shana Dry

Leader: God will write a new covenant on our hearts God will be our God and we will be God’s people No longer shall we teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord.” For we shall all know God. In the name of God the Source of Life, the Word of Truth, and the Spirit of Love. Amen

Written by the Rev. Dr. Letty Russell and posted on the Presbyterian Promise website. Reposted:

The Lord Bless You and Keep You TFWS 2280

1. The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious, gracious.

2. The Lord bless you keep you, the Lord lift his countenance on you and give peace, give you peace.

CSG 3.21.21
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