Worship info for 5.2.21




Today we will return to a modified in-person worship option.

No in-person Sunday School or Nursey will be held at this time.

If you are attending in-person 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.

  • Please use hand sanitizers and wash hands.

  • Seating in the sanctuary will be staggered with space offered in the balcony and in the Atrium if needed. If you have questions about where to sit please ask the Ushers.

  • We will refrain from Congregational singing during worship.

  • We will offer no Pew Bibles, Hymnals, or registration pads will be available for use.

  • We ask you not to attend in-person if you have felt ill or have a fever. We will still be living streaming on Youtube and Facebook.

  • The Worship Structure will be modified.

  • You will be exited out of the sanctuary by the ushers at the end of the service.

  • Communion will be Come and Recieve Style as directed by the pastors.

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


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Worship for 5.2.21

Liturgical Sunday: 5th Sunday In Easter Sunday Liturgical Color: White/Gold Thank You for Joining Us 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)

Prelude 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 Be Peacemakers Rev. Matt Franks Pastor: In this season we are called to be peacemakers who are called to pursue the goal of peace along with everyone—and holiness as well, because no one will see the Lord without it. Shout To The Lord TFWS 2074

Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing power and majesty, praise to the King. Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of your name. I sing for joy at the work of your hands, forever I'll love you, forever I'll stand. Nothing compares to the promise I have in you.

The Blessing of the Reading of Scripture Liturgist Liturgist: May God bless all that hear the scriptures on this day, Thanks be to God. Unison: Amen. The Reading of the Psalm 22:25-31 Liturgist The Epistle Reading: 1 John 4:7-21 Liturgist


We Offer Our Prayers Together


Today we pray for…. Rev. Matt Franks 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. 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, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson Pastoral Prayer Rev. Matt Franks 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. Holy Spirit, Come To Us TFWS 2118 Holy Spirit, come to us.

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment Rev. Matt Franks Offertory Prayer Liturgist Unison: Holy Lord, you have perfected love among us by sending your son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. We humbly acknowledge your gift is an overwhelming pronouncement of grace. We share these tithes and offerings today with the hope that your children everywhere will be anointed with the knowledge that your perfect love casts out all fears. (https://umfmichigan.org/may-2-2021/) Special Music: Lead Me Lord Singers: Judy Young, Ginny Wilson, Kathy Daniel, Robert Johnson, Robert Daniel, George Warren We Hear The Word Proclaim Sermon Series: The Holy Spirit In Action Sermon Title: The Spirit Speaks given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC Scripture Base: Acts 8:26-40 We Respond To The Word I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me TFWS 2153 1. I'm gonna live so (live so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!) I'm gonna live so (live so) God can use me anywhere, Lord (my Lord!), anytime! (anytime!) 2. I'm gonna work so (work so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!) I'm gonna work so (work so) God can use me anywhere, Lord (my Lord!), anytime! (anytime!) A Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic By Rev. Lane Cotton Winn and Rev. Juan Huertas

The Great Thanksgiving

Pastor: The peace and presence of the Lord be with us. So we lift up our hearts. And the family says, “We lift them up to God.” Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God, because it is the right thing to do, not only now, but always - day after day after day. And the family says, “Day after day after day.” Pastor: We thank you, creator God, that you made us in your image, and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, our love failing, and our bodies diseased, you reached out to us again and again, providing healing, wholeness, and new life. When the flood came, You provided an ark. When the plagues came You provided safety. When evening came, You provided a pillar of fire. When exile came, You provided a new song. Day after day after day, Your love remained steadfast. And the family says: Day after day after day. Pastor: And so with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn. Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! God of power and might! The family says: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! God of power and might! Pastor: Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. The family says: Heaven and Earth are full of your glory. Pastor: Hosanna in the Highest! The family says: Hosanna in the Highest! Pastor: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of our God. Blessed is your Son who came to preach the good news to the poor, release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, Freed the oppressed, and announced that the time had come when you would save your people. He healed the sick. He is healing the sick now. He will heal the sick, day after day after day. On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” Let us be a community of healer and hope givers, as together we proclaim the mystery of faith: “The family says: Christ has died. Christ is risen.” Christ will come again.” Pastor: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Let them be for us the body and blood of Christ, so that we may be for the world the body of Christ, made whole by his witness, passion and life. In this season of social distancing, may you remind us that we are never spiritually distant from You. We belong to your body. “The family says: We belong to your body.” Pastor: May the Spirit use us to heal and reconcile in Jesus name, “The family says: We will heal and reconcile in Jesus name.” Pastor: And now Holy Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world. “The family says: Thanks be to God.


Communion will be served Come and Recive style after worship until 12:30 p.m. under the East Portico


We Are Sent Out To Serve

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

Benediction Rev. Shana Dry

Go now to love, even when love involves risk. Go now to care, even when caring is hard. Go now to love, in truth and in action. Go now in peace amen.

Let US Now Depart in Thy Peace UMH 668

Let us now depart in thy peace, blessed Jesus. Send us to our homes with God's love in our hearts.

Let not the busy world claim all our loyalties. Keep us ever mindful, dear Lord, of thee.





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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