Worship info for 7.18.21

Updated: Jul 18, 2021


To find out for our covid protocols you can click here: https://www.tahlequahumc.org/tumccovid


9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages


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

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



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Welcome to Worship for 7.18.2021 The Liturgical Sunday is Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Our Liturgical Color: Red Thank You for Joining Us in Worship 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)

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you have the option not to wear a mask in the facility.

  • We strongly encourage our non-vaccinated attendees to still wear their mask while inside the facility,

  • We suggest that ages 5-11 still wear masks,

  • No recommendations for under the age 5.

We Center Ourselves in Worship

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 those joining us in person, we ask that you fill out the binder info so that we can connect better with you. For prayer request, you can fill out the yellow card in the pews and bring it up to the front of the prayer basket during the first hymn. For our online people please go to https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Now is the time to worship! Invitation to Share Love Liturgist In 2021 we will live to have hope for the future, to live in peace, to love unconditionally, and to know the joy of the Lord so that through God we will transform the world. This quarter of the year we are challenged to love unconditionally. 1 Corinthians 16:14 reads, “Everything should be done in love.” May everything you do radiate the love of Christ. As we worship may the God of hope, peace, love and joy fill this place. Come, Holy Spirit, Come. Hymn: Love The Lord W&S 3116


1. Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. With all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your strength. Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. 2. I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. With all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, with all my strength. I will serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. I will love you. I will love you. I will praise you. I will praise you. I will serve you. I will serve you. I will trust you. I will trust you. With all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, with all my strength. I will love you, Lord, with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength.


Affirmation from Romans 8:35, 8:37-39 UMH 887 Liturgist Liturgist: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, Or persecution or famine, Or nakedness or peril or sword? ALL: No! In all things, we are more than conquerors through the One who loved us. we are sure that neither death nor life, Nor angels, nor pincipalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God In Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanks be to God! Amen. We Offer Our Prayers Together

Prayer of Confession UMH 890 Liturgist ALL: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. we are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen. All pray in silence. Liturgist: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, And by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. ALL: Amen. Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty UMH 64 1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity.


Today we pray for…. Rev. Matt Franks After each prayer request red: Pastor: God of Love, All: Hear our Prayer 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 our Assisted Living Church Members. All of our Government leaders, local, state and national. Pat & Don Brock, Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, Ellen Mathews, Paula & Lee Rippetoe, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, 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. Hymn: Shout To The Lord TFWS 2074 My Jesus my Saviour Lord there is none like You All of my days I want to praise The wonders of Your mighty love My comfort my shelter Tower of refuge and strength Let every breath all that I am Never cease to worship You 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. 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 www.tahlequahumc.org/give · Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check · Offertory Prayer Liturgist All: Glorious God, we like to practice random acts of kindness. Your Word even confirms that we further your kingdom when we show kindness and compassion to another person. We pray that Jesus’ life and teaching maybe our example for sharing intentionally our talents, prayers, time, and offerings. We humbly give this offering as an expression of our faith. Amen. Special Music: “O Lord Most Holy” C.Franck Singers: Janet Stucky and Peggy Kaney We Hear The Word Proclaim Sermon Series: Our Purpose is Love Sermon Title: God’s First Love Scripture Base: 1 John 4:19 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah United Methodist Church

We Respond To The Word

Hymn: Christ, your Words of Love Confound Us Tune: The Sacred Harp, 1844; attributed to Benjamin Franklin White ("God Whose Giving Knows No Ending") Text: Copyright © 2019 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. During this hymn if you want to come forward and spend some time at the kneeling rails to pray you are more than welcome to do so. If you need the Pastors to pray with you, please let them know. If you want to join our Church family today, please come forward and let us know so we can receive you into membership.

Christ, your words of love confound us, even as we give you praise, for the lessons that you teach us seem so far from this world's ways. How can we love those who hate us? How can we love enemies? What of people who abuse us? How can we love even these? Make us mindful: love is action, not a feeling that uplifts.

In each daily situation, love's the greatest of all gifts.

It's the wiser, stronger person who will break the chain of hate. Love can usher in redemption; love can make a people great.

Faced with those who seek to hurt us, make us confident and free: you don't call us to be helpless but to stand with dignity. Lord, when others are demanding, may we know they matter more than our money or possessions. May we share, not keeping score. If we love just those who love us, where's the giving? Where's the grace? Even sinners try to do this; they have friends that they embrace. May we do, Lord, unto others as we'd have them also do. You have shown us: Love is action. May we love and make things new.


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Benediction Rev. Matt Franks

Closing Hymn: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus UMH 349

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, (wonderful face),

and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.