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Zoom Sunday School Starts at 9 a.m.
Worship Online Worship begins at 10 a.m.
We hope you join us online for worship at 10 a.m. this Sunday.
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmYNURhSqdwwZgpfzTWVJew
We are still in the pandemic. We need to continue to do all that we can to stop the spread. Please do all that you can to help in this so that we can connect in-person again.
You can connect to most of our web presence by clicking this link: https://linktr.ee/tahlequahumc
We love you and we miss you all, but we want to operate out of love by keeping as many people safe as we can.
If you have questions please direct them to Pastor Matt at email@example.com
Worship Bulletin for 3.14.21
Worship for 3.14.2021 Liturgical Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Lent Liturgical Color: Purple Thank You for Joining Us 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) with us!
Prelude by Ramona Frazier Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church. Rev. Matt Franks
Thank you for joining us in worship today! Let us know in the comments line that you have joined us in worship. To prepare for worship today, we invite you to light a candle, grab your Bible and some paper to take notes, and invite the Holy Spirit into your space. Now is the time to worship! Invitation to Hope for the future Rev. Matt Franks Pastor: Romans 15:13 reads May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. With 2021 now here, I invite you to have hope for the kindom of God to come and overflow us with love. Come God of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. Come. Now we worship. Change My Heart O God TFWS 2152
Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you. You are the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me, this is what I pray. Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. Change my heart, O God, may I be like you. The Gospel Reading John 3:14-21 Liturgist Liturgist: May God bless all that hear the scriptures on this day, Thanks be to God. Unison: Amen. Surely The Presence of the Lord UMH 328
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel his mighty power and his grace. I can hear the brush of angel's wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
e Offer Our Prayers Together For Courage To Do Justice From UMH 456 Liturgist Unison: O Lord, Open my eyes that I may see the needs of others; Open my ears that I may hear their cries; Open my heart so that they need not be without succor; Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, Nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show me where love and hope and faith are needed, And use me to bring them to those places. And so open my eyes and my ears That I may this coming day be able to do some work of peace for thee. Amen. Open My Eyes, That I May See UMH #454
1. Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me; place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set me free. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine! 2. Open my ears, that I may hear voices of truth thou sendest clear; and while the wavenotes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine! 3. Open my mouth, and let me bear gladly the warm truth everywhere; open my heart and let me prepare love with thy children thus to share. Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!
Today we pray for….Rev. Shana Dry 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/prayer-request/ 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 of those on the Front lines helping in the midst of the pandemic. All our Assisted Living Church Members. All of our Government leaders, local, state and national. Pat & Don Brock, Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, The Kavanaghs, Ellen Mathews, Paula & Lee Rippetoe, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, The Prewitt Family, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat Bushyhead, Pat and Vera Freeman, Kristen Brown, David Morrison, Kyle Rozell, George Foster, Sue Cramberg, Jeannette Wilson, Scott Reed, Aubre Chan, Gary Gaston Our Military: Robert Isaacson, Dee Mayne Bullock
Seminary Student: Cody Robinson Pastoral Prayer Rev. Shana Dry The Lord’s Prayer 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. We Make Our Offering Together
Mission Moment Rev. Matt Franks Offertory Prayer Liturgist Unison: God of Light, you gave us your only son so that we may experience eternal life. We humbly give these offerings as a faithful response to this gift. Money seems so insignificant when compared to your gift of life. Yet, we place this money before you as a sacrificial gesture of our gratitude. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. Special Music by Robert Johnson and Ramona Frazier
We Hear The Word Proclaim Sermon Series: A Story To Tell Sermon Title: You Are and Have Enough given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor at Tahlequah UMC Scripture Base: Mark 8:1-10
We Respond To The Word
In Christ Alone W & S 3105
1. In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song This Cornerstone, this solid Ground Firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace When fears are stilled, when strivings cease My Comforter, my All in All Here in the love of Christ I stand. 4. No guilt in life, no fear in death, This is the power of Christ in me From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny No power of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand Till He returns or calls me home Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.
Affirmation of Faith No. 78 Liturgist Unison: God loves us. God cares for us. God blesses us. God tends to us Liturgist: We are God’s precious fruit and faithful seed. Unison: God hears us. God helps us. God trusts us. God tries us. Liturgist: Sometimes we are more a faulty seed than precious fruit. Unison: But, no matter what, we are God’s We Are Sent Out To Serve
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Benediction Rev. Shana Dry
The Lord Bless You and Keep You TFWS 2280
1. The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious, gracious.
2. The Lord bless you keep you, the Lord lift his countenance on you and give peace, give you peace. May God be with you until e meet again!!
Connect, Serve and Grow for 3.14.21
Phase two will start as followed. Starting March 21st
Worship Service will be held online with the outdoor viewing option after March 21st.
Small-Group Ministries, youth ministry and Sunday School Groups (groups under 25) can meet inside the building following the protocols listed below.
Not all groups can and will meet at the same time we will need to stagger groups to keep chances low.
Outside Groups and other ministries under 25 people present can also meet inside the building
The Office will be open.
Groups using the building will need to sign a covenant agreeing with the protocols.
Group Meeting Protocols
Groups must be on the Church Calendar. (This can happen through the office manager or Pastors)
Group size no larger than 25
Mask required to be worn at all times in the building.
Social Distance at 6 feet circumference must be kept.
No longer than two hour meeting time
Groups will submit a roster of who was in the meeting Name and Phone Number will need to be collected for tracing purposes.
No shared/passed items (e.g. food, pens, books etc.)
Please clean up and wipe down after the group is done. (to help us keep the cost down we ask that you bring your own cleaning supplies)