top of page

Worship info for 6.6.21

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

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

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

TUMC 6.6.2021
Download PDF • 860KB

CSG 6.6.21 2
Download PDF • 5.20MB

Worship for 6.6.21

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! 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.

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

Confession and Pardon Liturgist

Leader: Let us confession our sin before God and one another.

ALL: Merciful God, We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, We have broken your law, We have rebelled against your love, We have not loved our neighbors, And we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All pray in silence.

Leader to people:

Leader: Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; That proves God's love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

People to leader: ALL: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Leader and people: ALL: Glory to God. Amen.

Love Lifted Me W& S 3101

1. I was sinking deep in sin Far from the peaceful shore Very deeply stained within Sinking to rise no more But the Master of the sea Heard my despairing cry From the waters lifted me Now safe am I

2. Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves, He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves; He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey, He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.

Refrain: Love lifted me Love lifted me When nothing else could help Love lifted me Love lifted me Love lifted me When nothing else could help Love lifted me

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, 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. 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.

The Jesus In Me W&S 3151

The Jesus in me love the Jesus in you, that Jesus in me loves the Jesus in you, so easy, so easy, so easy, so easy to love.

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment Rev. Shana Dry

Offertory Prayer Rev. Shana Dry

All: We give thanks to you, O God. We are thankful for your steadfast love. Worship is a time to offer praise and glory to you. We praise you by singing; we praise you through prayer; we praise you in service. This offering is a worshipful moment of praise – an intentional opportunity to practice hospitable generosity. We pray that these gifts may help our church fulfill its purpose. Even more, we pray that you invite us to use our talents in humble ways to help our church fulfill its purpose. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Solo: Let There Be Peace on Earth UMH 431

Singer: Bob Daniel

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me; let there be peace on earth, the peace that

was meant to be. With God our creator, children all are we. Let us walk with each other in

perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me; let this be the moment now.

With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow: to take each moment and live each moment in

peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: Seek Peace: Sermon Title: Seek Peace by Going After Peace Scripture Base: Psalm 34:14 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC Be Present At Our Table, Lord UMH 621 Be present at our table, Lord; be here and everywhere adored; thy creatures bless, and grant that we may feast in paradise with thee.

Service of Holy Communion

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.

We Are Sent Out To Serve

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.


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.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

Office Hours 9a.m.- 12 p.m.& 1-3 p.m.



9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Hybrid Youth Group Gathering at Church and on Zoom email Abigail at


6:30p.m. Adult Zoom Bible Study


10 a.m. United Methodist Women

11a.m. Blood Drive

1 p.m. Care Team

4p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters


6 p.m. Adult Singing Groups Rehearsing


12 p.m. Noon Zoom Prayer you can register on the website at

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep Meal in Activities Building

Apportionment Balance as of 6.3.21

District Apportionments $3,686/$3,686

Conference Apportionments $6,334/$31,685

Mission and Ministries 0/$7,239

Building Debt as of 6.3.21 $221,286.08


Letter from Bishop Nunn on new Episcopal assignments


Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ! Last week, the South Central Jurisdiction released new assignments for bishops. The timing of the new assignments is unusual because of the fact that neither General nor Jurisdictional Conferences have been able to meet at their original dates in 2020. The postponement of these conferences has impacted the retirement, election, and assignment of bishops in the Jurisdiction. Effective January 1, 2022, the Council of Bishops has assigned me to cover the Northwest Texas Conference in addition to the Oklahoma Area. My responsibilities will increase from two to three conferences. Additional changes in the South Central Jurisdiction include the assignments of Bishop Schnase to cover Rio Texas and New Mexico, and Bishop Saenz to cover both Great Plains and Central Texas. What effects will this change have on the Oklahoma Conference? The Oklahoma Conference is blessed with excellent leadership. The leaders already in place will continue their work. I expect little change in my availability to the conference executive staff and the cabinet. The major changes include more restrictions on my calendar and an increase in the number of my direct reports from fifteen in the two conferences to twenty-one in the three conferences. What will not change due to this assignment? There will be no changes to the conference boundaries, offices, cabinets, or structures of any of the conferences. I will continue to meet with the executive staff, full and appointive cabinets, and the committees, commissions, and boards I currently serve. There are no plans to merge the conferences. I will continue to work through the Zoom platform, in addition to face to face meetings. The assignment will be in effect until new assignments are made at the next Jurisdictional Conference, currently scheduled for November 2-4, 2022. At that time, the normal cycle of electing, assigning, and retiring bishops will be done. I count it a privilege to serve the Oklahoma Area and the Oklahoma Conference. Thank you for your prayer, encouragement, and support. May God bless you. James Nunn


Service for Grace Sweeney

Grace passed away the morning of June 3rd. She went peacefully in her sleep.

There will be a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church in Tahlequah at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 8.

May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort, in sorrow hope, in death resurrection.


bottom of page