Worship info for 9.19.21

Updated: Sep 23


To find out about 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



Click to Submit a prayer request before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday to be read in worship



Welcome to Worship for 9.19.21

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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/prayer-request before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

· Now is the time to worship!

+Hymn: Close To Thee UMH 407

1. Thou my everlasting portion, more than friend or life to me, all along my pilgrim journey,

Savior, let me walk with thee. Close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, all along my pilgrim journey,

Savior, let me walk with thee.


2. Not for ease or worldly pleasure, nor for fame my prayer shall be; gladly will I toil and suffer,

only let me walk with thee. Close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, gladly will I toil and suffer,

only let me walk with thee.


3. Lead me through the vale of shadows, bear me o'er life's fitful sea; then the gate of life eternal may I enter, Lord, with thee.

Close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, then the gate of life eternal may I enter, Lord, with thee.

Centering Words Liturgist

Liturgist: The wisdom from above calls to us—calling us to peace and gentleness, kindness and mercy, goodness and service.

The Gospel Reading Proverbs Mark 9:30-37 Liturgist

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


We Offer Our Prayers Together

Prayer of Confession Liturgist

All: Servant God, humble our hearts, even when we are proud. Call us back to service and love, even when our focus is lost in the pursuit of power and prestige. Remind us to be childlike in faith and to be faithful as your children. Cover us with your grace and unify us in your peace, that we may embrace your wisdom from above and your humility from below. In your mercy and grace, we pray. Amen. Words of Assurance Liturgist Liturgist: With the nourishment of Christ the Living Water, we are refreshed and made new. In God’s mercy and grace, we are again claimed as God’s children and called into God’s service.


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.


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, Mildred Carol


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: Jesu, Jesu UMH 432

1. Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their feet, Master who acts as a slave to them.


2. Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

Neighbors are rich and poor, neighbors are black and white, neighbors are near and far away.


3. Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

These are the ones we should serve, these are the ones we should love; all these are neighbors to us and 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 www.tahlequahumc.org/give

• 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: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Singers: Judy Young and Kathy Daniel flute duet


We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: James: A Love Letter Sermon Title: Don’t Hit Send

Scripture Base: James 4:11-12 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor TUMC

We Respond To The Word

Hymn of Response: Lord, I Want To Be A Christian UMH 402

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.


1. Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart; I want to be a Christian in my heart. (In my heart)

In my heart, (in my heart) in my heart, (in my heart) Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart. (In my heart)


2. Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart; Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart. (In my heart)

In my heart, (in my heart) in my heart, (in my heart) Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart. (In my heart)

We are Sent Out To Love and Serve

Announcements Keep up with events at Tahlequahumc.org 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, I Want To Be A Christian UMH 402

3. Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart, in my heart; Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart. (In my heart)

In my heart, (in my heart) in my heart, (in my heart) Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart. (In my heart)

4. Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart; Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart. (In my heart)

In my heart, (in my heart) in my heart, (in my heart) Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart. (In my heart)


Thank you for joining us today in worship.

This week’s Discipleship Opportunities

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

Monday-Thursday

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


Monday September 20th

6:30 p.m. Zoom Adult Bible Study


Tuesday September 21st

1 p.m. Care Team


Wednesday September 22nd

4:30 p.m. Bell Choir

6:30 Adult Choir


Thursday September 23rd

10 a.m Open Minds Book Study

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

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


Sunday September 26th

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

6 p.m DMT Meeting



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


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: https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups


Monday Night Zoom Bible Study

Starting September 13th at 6:30

They will be studying the book

Reading the Old Testament Through Jewish Eyes

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 https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups



Next Steps???

October 24th at 7 p.m. Zoom

Are you looking for your Next Step in your spiritual journey? Join us on Zoom on October 24th at 7 p.m. as Pastor Matt talks about next steps here at TUMC. You can register at https://www.tahlequahumc.org/onlinegroups

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


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)