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Worship info for 9.5.21

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

This Sunday is Communion Sunday.

For those attending in person: The users will be ushering rows at a time.

If you want to receive Holy Communion and you are watching at home we would be willing to serve you from 11:15-11:45 a.m. under the East portico. Please let us know if you will want to receive Communion this way so that we can be ready for you.

Welcome to Worship for 9.5.21

The Liturgical Sunday is 15th 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 requests 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!

Call To Worship Liturgist

Liturgist: We gather here to worship God, whose steadfast love endures forever.

All: We gather surrounded by God’s Holy Spirit, who encourages us to walk faithfully with Christ.

Liturgist: Praise be to God, whose goodness and mercy fill our days.

All: Praise be to God whose ways lead to peace and justice.

The Epistle Reading James 2 Liturgist

+Hymn: There’s A Spirt of Love In This Place W&S 3148

1. There’s a spirit of love in this place, there’s a spirit of love in this place. You can’t see it, but it’s there

just as precious as the air. There’s a spirit of love in this place. (Refrain)

2. There’s the presence of peace in this room, there’s the presence of peace in this room.

In God’s tenderness is found peace that passes human bounds. There’s the presence of peace in this room. (Refrain)

Refrain: O alleluia, sing alleluia! We bless your holy name. O alleluia, sing alleluia! There’s a spirit of love in this place.

We Offer Our Prayers Together

Congregational Prayer Liturgist

All: God of abundant life, you want the best for your people around the globe. You bring healing, wholeness, and new life to all your children. On this day, may our eyes be open to the presence of Christ in one another. May our ears be open to the needs of our community. May our hands be open to serve the forgotten. And may our hearts be open to receive your Holy Spirit along this journey of faith. In the name of the risen Christ, we pray. Amen.

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: 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

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

Special Music Singers: Robert Johnson and Judy Young

We Hear The Word Proclaim

Sermon Series: James: A Love Letter Sermon Title:

Scripture Base: James 2:1-17 given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor TUMC

We Respond To The Word

+Hymn: 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.

A 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.

All: 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: All: 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:

All: “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: All: We belong to your body.”

Pastor: May the Spirit use us to heal and reconcile in Jesus name, “The family says: All: 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.

All: “The family says: Thanks be to God.

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

1. Lord, you give the great commission: "Heal the sick and preach the word." Lest the church neglect its mission, and the gospel go unheard, help us witness to your purpose with renewed integrity.

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

Monday September 6th

The Office will be closed.

Tuesday September 7th

1 p.m. Care Team

4 p.m. Sew Blessed Quilters

Thursday September 8th

10 a.m. Open Minds Book Study

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 12th

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

7 p.m. Next Steps

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:

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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