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Worship info for 9.12.21

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

To find out about our covid protocols you can click here:

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….

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

Welcome to Worship for 9.12.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 16th 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)

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 before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

· Now is the time to worship!

+Hymn: I Will Call Upon The Lord TFWS 2002

I will call upon the Lord I will call upon the Lord

who is worthy to be praised. who is worthy to be praised.

So shall I be saved from my enemies. So shall I be saved from my enemies.

The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock; and let the God of my salvation be the exalted.

The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock; and let the God of my salvation be the exalted.

Call To Worship Liturgist

Leader: In the midst of meaninglessness , People: You call us to meaning, O God. Leader: In the midst of divisiveness, People: You call us to community through Christ. Leader: Out of our brokenness, People: You call us to wholeness and new life in the Spirit. Leader: In praise and thanksgiving, let us worship God.

Hebrew Bible Reading Proverbs 1:20-33 Liturgist

Liturgist: May God Bless all who hear the reading of the scriptures.

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Congregational Prayer Liturgist

All: O God, we live our lives as best we can — dealing with difficult relationships and situations, putting failures and disappointments behind us, and moving into each new day with as much energy, goodwill and optimism as we can muster. But here, right now, we seldom have the right answers, we seldom seek your higher wisdom in our lives, we just move ahead. Forgive us for not asking for your insight. Fill us with your wisdom, that we may live lives of goodness and peace. Amen. Words of Assurance Liturgist Liturgist: When we come before God in humility and honesty, God draws near to us with forgiveness and renewed blessing. Thanks be to God! —Inspired by James 3 and adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009, © 2008 Abingdon Press.

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 After each request the pastor will respond with Lord, Hear this prayer.

We 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.

Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, Ellen Mathews, , Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Bob Scarsdale, Mary Geasland

Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Seminary Student: Cody Robinson

Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry

The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Shana Dry

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: More Precious Than Silver TFWS 2065

Lord, you are more precious than silver. Lord, you are more costly than gold.

Lord, you are more beautiful than diamonds, and nothing I desire compares with you.

We Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment

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

All: Lord God, who has given to us so many gifts, your generosity is sometimes even more than we can comprehend. We praise you for all your loving gifts. Now we bring to you our gifts. May these gifts that we bring now, and our lives, be dedicated by you for service and ministry. May all that we do show to all the world your great love for all humankind; in Christ’s name. Amen.

Special Music: On My Knees

Singers: Judy Young, Rhonda Carr, Kathy Daniel, Robert Young, Robert Daniel

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: James: A Love Letter Sermon Title: Things We Should Say More Often

Scripture Base: James 3:1-12 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor TUMC

We Respond To The Word

Hymn of Response: If We Just Talk of Thoughts and Prayers

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.

If we just talk of thoughts and prayers And don't live out a faith that dares, And don't take on the ways of death, Our thoughts and prayers are fleeting breath.

If we just dream of what could be And do not build community, And do not seek to change our ways, Our dreams of change are false displays.

If we just sing of doing good And don't walk through our neighborhood To learn its hope, to ease its pain, Our talk of good is simply vain.

God, may our prayers and dreams and songs Lead to a faith that takes on wrongs — That works for peace and justice, too. Then will our prayers bring joy to you.

Tune: Traditional English melody ("Though I May Speak") Text: Copyright © 2017 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.

We are Sent Out To Love and Serve

Announcements Keep up with events at Rev. Shana Dry

Invitation to Share Love Rev. Shana Dry

Pastor: As we go, please join me in this invitation to love in 2021.

All: 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.

Pastor: This quarter 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 depart from worship may the God of hope, peace, love and joy journey with you throughout your week.

Closing Hymn: Lord, You Give The Great Commission UMH 584

4. Lord, you show us love's true measure: "Father, what they do, forgive." Yet we hoard as

private treasure all that you so freely give. May your care and mercy lead us to a just society.

With the Spirit's gifts empower us for the work of ministry.

Thank you for joining us today in worship.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

Office Hours 9- 12 p.m. & 1-3:00 p.m.


Sunday September 5th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

7 p.m. Next Steps in the Parlor

Monday September 13th

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study

Tuesday September 14th

10 a.m. UMW General Meeting Atrium

1 p.m. Care Team

4 p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters

Wednesday September 15th

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir

Thursday September 16th

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

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

Sunday September 19th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group in the Activities Building

Apportionment Balance as of 9.1.21

District Apportionments $3,686/$3,686

Conference Apportionments $10,409/$31,685

Mission and Ministries 0/$7,239

Building Debt as of 9.1.21 $165,323.12

UMW General Meeting

9/14/21 at 10 a.m. in the Atrium.

Koinonia Circle is in charge of the program

Online Ministry Groups

When the pandemic hit, we shifted and created some ministries to happen via zoom and other platforms as we begin to return we will shift to more of a hybrid approach for ministry. You can find those groups here:

Monday Night Zoom Bible Study

Starting September 13th at 6:30

They will be studying the book

In Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes, Rabbi Moffic explores the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, and highlights points of interest to Christians. He describes the role of the Torah in Jewish worship and practice and explores the key themes of each book guided by the wisdom of Jewish interpreters through the centuries. Join Rabbi Moffic in this study of the Torah and find rich new insights into the biblical story. Discover how the Torah can be a source of wisdom, truth, and transformation in your life. Register for the zoom study by going to

Next Steps???

September 13th at 7 p.m. Zoom

Are you looking for your Next Step in your spiritual journey? Join us on Zoom on September 13th at 7 p.m. as Pastor Matt talks about next steps here at TUMC. You can register at

If you are unable to attend online and want to attend in person, please let Pastor Matt know.

Our Thursday Noon Zoom Prayer is a time where we pray for each other, our community, and the world. You can register for it (here)


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