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Worship info for 6.13.21

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:

  • 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.

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth while moving through the building and while in worship.

  • Small Groups and Sunday School classes may unmask if all are vaccinated and in a classroom. While moving through the building and sitting in worship mask will still be required for all people.

  • Please use hand sanitizers and wash your hands.

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

  • Congregational singing during worship with the mask on.

  • Pew Bibles and the Music Books will be available to use.

  • The Worship Structure will still be on a modified schedule.

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

  • Communion will be directed by the pastors and ushers.

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

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Worship for 6.13.21

Liturgical Sunday: 3rd Sunday After 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 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 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. For our online people please go to before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Now is the time to worship! Invitation to Be Peacemakers Rev. Matt Franks Hymn: God, We Love This Congregation! Tune: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824 ("Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee") Text: Copyright © 2021 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.

God, we love this congregation! On this day, we're glad to see friends and neighbors, gathered, praying, as a church community. Young and old, we join in worship — some in-person, some online. We are drawn by faith and friendship to this blessed place and time. In this year with all its trials, there are things that we have missed. Still, in Christ, you've walked beside us; by your Spirit, we've been blessed. Love's our history, love's our vision, Love's the work we're called to do. Bless us as our congregation moves together, serving you.

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Affirmation of Faith From Worship and Song #82 Liturgist Liturgist: As one body of faith let us affirm our faith. All: We are children of God. We have been water-washed and Spirit-filled. We’re dead to sin and alive in Christ. We’re done with law, and live under grace. Our hearts are set on righteousness. Our minds are fixed on life and peace. Suffering is nothing, compared to the glory to come. For we’re heirs to the life Christ is bringing! We are children of God! Hymn: Hymn of Promise UMH 707

1. In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. 2. There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. 3. In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

Today we pray for…. Rev. Matt Franks After each prayer request red: Pastor: Lord in your mercy, All: Answer. 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 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, Grace Sweeney, Lela and Gerald Stowers Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson Pastoral Prayer Rev. Matt Franks 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. Sanctuary TFWS 2164 Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. With thanksgiving, I'll be a living sanctuary for you. We Make Our Offering Together Mission Moment Rev. Matt Franks 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: · 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 Heavenly Father, you have offered us such abundance. We are so very blessed. Yet, we often think that we have so little. Some of us may even feel as though our gift is too small. Thank you for reminding us that even our mustard seed-sized gift may grow beyond our individual possibility. So, today we place before you all amounts of gifts – some quarters from children, some $1 bills from adults, some larger bills and checks – knowing that you transform our scarcity into your abundance. Thanks be to God. Amen. (From: We Hear The Word Proclaim Hymn: 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. Sermon Series: Seek Peace: Sermon Title: Seek Seeds of Peace Scripture Base: Mark 4:26-34 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC An Order of Farewell to a Church Member

Pastor: The church is a family. United by the common recognition of Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are all brothers and sisters. And, for a time, Tahlequah United Methodist Church is our home. Like every human family, our church family is formed and reformed over time: as members are born, as they die, as members are adopted into our family, and as they leave our congregation for a new home, in a different place. For a time, Peggy has lived with us. We have shared with each other good times and bad, we have shared each other's joys and sorrows, we have lightened each other's heavy loads. Together we have laughed and cried, together we have worshiped and praised God, together we have lived.

Congregation: We feel sorrow in your leaving, yet we rejoice with you in anticipation of this new phase of your life. We will miss your love and support, yet we know you will add much to the lives of those who will be your new church family, as you have added much to our lives.

Congregation and pastor: We will pray for you and for the whole family of God.

Pastor: Let us pray: O God, you are the strength and the protector of your people. We humbly place in your hands Peggy of this congregation who is about to leave us. Keep and preserve them, O Lord, in all health and safety, both of body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Go in the peace of Christ. Our prayers go with you. Amen.

Special Music: For The Beauty of the Earth John Rutter

Flute: Judy Young Singers: Peggy Williams, Rhonda Carr, Kathy Daniel, Robert Johnson, Robert Daniel

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Benediction Rev. Matt Franks

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.



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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