Worship info for 7.25.21


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 9th 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 to 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 Rev. Matt Franks 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. Call To Worship Liturgist Leader: God is waiting for us. All: With a tender heart and a searching question. Leader: God is ready for us All: With truth and wisdom from a deep well. Leader: God is blessing us All: With springs of living water. Leader: God is sending us All: To sing, pray and witness every day. Leader: God is here. All: Let the conversation begin. Hymn: We Are The Church UMH 558


1. I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we're the church together! The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people. 2. I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we're the church together! We're many kinds of people, with many kinds of faces, all colors and all ages, too, from all times and places. 3. I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we're the church together! Sometimes the church is marching, sometimes it's bravely burning, sometimes it's riding, sometimes hiding, always it's learning. 4. I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we're the church together! And when the people gather, there's singing and there's praying, there's laughing and there's crying sometimes, all of it saying: 5. I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we're the church together! At Pentecost some people received the Holy Spirit and told the Good News through the world to all who would hear it.


The Gospel Reading: John 6:1-21 Liturgist 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 Ground TFWS 2272 We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around; let us praise Jesus now; we are standing in his presence on holy ground.

Today we pray for…. Rev. Shana Dry 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. Shana Dry 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: Where He Leads Me UMH 338 1. I can hear my Savior calling, I can hear my Savior calling, I can hear my Savior calling, "Take thy cross and follow, follow me." Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow; I'll go with him, with him all the way. 4. He will give me grace and glory, he will give me grace and glory, he will give me grace and glory, and go with me, with me all the way. Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow; I'll go with him, with him all the way. 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: Awesome God, Jesus fed thousands of people with seemingly little effort. Yet, we have grave difficulty feeding children in our own country — let alone the entire world. Even while we are praying this prayer, someone has died from starvation and the lack of food. When we share resources with caregiving ministries, your hand is upon our shoulders, just like it was upon Jesus’ shoulders the day he fed his followers. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to change lives by becoming generous caregivers of the resources that you first gave to us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. John 6:1-21 Special Music: “How Can I Keep From Singing” Robert Lowry Singer: Robert Young We Hear The Word Proclaim Sermon Series: Our Purpose is Love Sermon Title: Love Also Scripture Base: 1 John 4:21 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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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.


Thank you for joining us today in worship.


You are invited to our first Potluck Sunday Night at 5:30 p.m. in the Activities Building