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Worship Info for 5.23.21

9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages

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

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.

Click the files below to Download our Bulletin and our Connect Serve and Grow

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Worship for 5.23.21

Liturgical Sunday: Pentecost

Liturgical Color: Red

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 Music

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.

The Blessing of the Reading of Scripture Liturgist

The Hebrew Bible Reading Ezekiel 37:1-14 Liturgist

Special Music: Sweet, Sweet Spirit

By Doris Akers Arranged by Keith Christopher

Singers: Rhonda Carr, Peggy Kaney, Robert Young, Robert Daniel

The Epistle Reading: Romans 8:22-27 Liturgist

Baptism of Zayden Scott Moore

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Surely The Presence of The Lord UMH 328

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel his mighty power and his grace. I can hear the brush of angel's wings,

I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

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 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, David Morrison, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Sue Cramberg, Jeannette Wilson, 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.

Bell Choir Special

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment Rev. Matt Franks

Offertory Prayer Liturgist

Unison: Holy Spirit, come upon us this day. We feel your joy and delight as we celebrate this glorious day. With a sense of happiness and gratitude, we eagerly offer you these financial gifts for your ministry in this community and beyond. May all who call upon your name be saved from selfishness and filled with God-honoring habits of generous giving. All praise and glory be unto you. Amen.

Spirit of A Living God UMH 393

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: The Holy Spirit In Action Sermon Title: It’s A God Thing

given by Rev. Shana Dry Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care at Tahlequah UMC and NSU Wesley Foundation

Scripture Base: Acts 2

We Are Sent Out To Serve

Holy Spirit, Come To Us TFWS 2118

Holy Spirit, come to us.

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Matt Franks

Benediction Rev. Shana Dry

Go Now In Peace UMH 665

Go now in peace, go now in peace, may the love of God surround you everywhere, everywhere you may go.

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….

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


We are planning two service projects for Help in Crisis, our local women’s and children's domestic abuse shelter. The first event is Tuesday, June 1st at 10 am in the Atrium, where we will bring kitchen utensils and supplies such as silverware, pots, and pans, cooking spatulas and spoons, etc. Some of the items will stay with the shelter and some will go with the women when they leave.

On Tuesday, July 13th we will meet again to collect cleaning supplies such as buckets, detergent, bleach, mops, brooms, and cleaning rags. Everyone is welcome to participate in this project and is invited for lunch afterward at a local restaurant.


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