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Worship info for 3.28.21

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 3.28.21
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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. Hosanna, Loud Hosanna UMH 278

1. Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang; through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang. To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to his breast, the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best. 2. From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd, the victor palm branch waving, And chanting clear and loud. The Lord of earth and heaven rode on in lowly state, nor scorned that little children should on his bidding wait. 3. "Hosanna in the highest!" that ancient song we sing, for Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven our King. O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice, and in his blissful presence eternally rejoice! The Reading of the Psalm 40:5-10 Liturgist Liturgist: May God bless all that hear the scriptures on this day, Thanks be to God. Unison: Amen. Days of Elijah W&S 3186

1. These are the days of Elijah, Declaring the word of the Lord: And these are the days of Your servant Moses, Righteousness being restored. And though these are days of great trial, Of famine and darkness and sword, Still, we are the voice in the desert crying 'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!' 2. These are the days of Ezekiel, The dry bones becoming as flesh; And these are the days of Your servant David, Rebuilding a temple of praise. These are the days of the harvest, The fields are as white in Your world, And we are the labourers in Your vineyard, Declaring the word of the Lord! Refrain: Behold He comes riding on the clouds, Shining like the sun at the trumpet call; Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee, And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

Prayer of Confession Liturgist Unison: Humble Jesus, who rides into our cities, who draws near to our lives, we, too, rise to greet you, to shout our hosannas, to feel life stir within us, to sense hope quickening in our hearts. For you are a great God, a compassionate ruler, a loving friend, a wise counselor. But deep in the distance, in some far corner of our being, we fear your arrival. For you gently offer us a choice, and to choose you means letting go of jealousies and resentments, our private wars against others and our timid acceptance of ourselves. Like the people of Jerusalem, we discover you are more than we first thought. Beyond loud hosannas, you ask our obedience and our worship. And we are learning, piece by piece, to turn that over to you. This day, this week, move us into the deeper levels of ourselves. Let us feel again your pain of that last week. Let us touch our own wounds, trusting you. Easter is the sign of new hope for us. Amen. Tell Me The Stories of Jesus UMH #277 1. Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear; things I would ask him to tell me if he were here: scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea, stories of Jesus, tell them to me. 2. First let me hear how the children stood round his knee, and I shall fancy his blessing resting on me; words full of kindness, deeds full of grace, all in the love-light of Jesus' face. 3. Into the city I'd follow the children's band, waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand; one of his heralds, yes, I would sing loudest hosannas, "Jesus is King!"

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 Blessed Is He Who Comes Singers: Peggy Williams, Peggy Kaney, Robert Young, and Bob Daniel

Mission Moment Rev. Shana Dry Offertory Prayer Liturgist Unison: Blessed Lord, we are moved to be your faithful disciples. Like the palms laid long ago in honor of your Son, we present these gifts for your reverent design. We proclaim that your sovereign existence will transform the lives of all who believe in your Son, Jesus Christ. Hosanna in the Highest! Amen. Mark 11:1-11 We Hear The Word Proclaim Sermon Series: A Story To Tell Sermon Title: Be Excited given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC Scripture Base: Mark 11:1-11 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!

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 We Are Sent Out To Serve


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

Benediction Rev. Shana Dry

My friends, go forth from this place in joy, praising God for his gift of enduring love. Lift high the palm branches of our faith, waving them in thanksgiving for the steadfastness of a loving God who is with us always, even as we travel our own roads to Jerusalem. Amen.

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 3.28.21
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Bell Choir is Back!

Bell choir is meeting in the parlor and has one open ringing position. The bell choir will meet every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:30.

Phase Two Info

Phase Two training video here:

Once you finish watching the video we ask that you fill out the Covenant form found here:

Please check out a few more things below. And I hope you have a great day.

We need your Help.

As we start to return in-person we are in need of help setting up and tearing down a few things as well as ushers and other places to serve if you would like to do this please let us know by filling out this form.

Covid Return Timeline

Small Groups can start to meet.

If they attend one of the two training sessions and sign the group leader covenant,

April 4th (Easter)

8:30-9:30 a.m. Come and Receive Holy Communion under East Portico

10 am. Easter Prerecorded Service will air.

11 a.m. Easter at Egan in Tabernacle

Communion at Egan will be Come and Receive Style.

We will require participants to take these basic measures:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times in the Building.

  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your household

  • Refrain from singing

  • Clean hands frequently.

  • No Pew Bibles, Hymnals will be available for use.

  • Do not attend in-person if you have felt ill or have a fever.

April 25th

Return to modified in-person worship. If active cases rise to June 2020 levels we will punt. ​

We will require participants to take these basic measures:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times in the Building.

  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your household

  • Refrain from singing

  • Clean hands frequently.

  • No Pew Bibles, Hymnals will be available for use.

  • Do not attend in-person if you have felt ill or have a fever.

  • The Worship Structure will still be as adjusted as it has been for the last year.

  • Communion will be Come and Recieve Style 11-12p.m. under East Portico.

May 16th

Sunday School Classes can resume at Normal Time if we have Returned to in-person worship.

If cases rise to unsafe levels we will Pause at any time.

Mission to Sager Brown

Ready for a break from sheltering in place during the virus? How about a VIM Mission to Sager BrownUMCOR Depot in Louisiana? If interested, please mark your calendar for September 11-18, 2021 and contact James Bond at 918-456-3667 orbondj1117@gmail.comfor more details.

Mission to McCurdy Center

Another chance for a change after sheltering in place during the virus? How about a VIM Mission to McCurdy Mission Community Center in New Mexico? If interested, please mark your calendar for October 9-17, 2021 and contact James Bond at 918-456-3667 orbondj1117@gmail.comfor more details.

UMW News

Now that we can meet again in the church, we are planning to meet on Tuesday, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 in the Atrium at 10 a.m. for approximately 1 hour each day to study how to remain PEACEFUL in this anxious time that we are living in.

Afterward those that have time, can join together in eating out somewhere to keep the discussion going. Those that attend the Care Team will have plenty of time to make that meeting afterward.

2021 Spiritual Growth Mission Study

Finding Peace in an Anxious World, the 2021 Spiritual Growth Study by the staff of the Urban Village Church, uses the book of Proverbs and “The Serenity Prayer” as a guide to help Christians find their way through anxiety, worry, and fear and move towards God’s peace that surpasses all understanding. Using “The Serenity Prayer” as a scaf-fold, Finding Peace in an Anxious World explores ways to discover peace through scriptural and spiritual disciplines so that we can be rooted in God and energized to live fully as disciples of Christ. “The Serenity Prayer” shaped a 2015 four-part sermon series at the Urban Village Church in Chicago. It was through that series that the church was able to address the tumultuous events of that summer and present a framework for how to approach a God who desires peace for the hearts of God’s people in times of anxiety. These sermons are the basis for this book. The four chapters, each written by a different Urban Village Church leader, focus on different aspects of the prayer—serenity, acceptance, courage, and wisdom—and each concludes with a spiritual practice to help further develop the featured char-acteristic in your life.


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