Special Note: The worship services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook while we worship together in the Fellowship Hall. Video and audio quality may change during this time. You can find links to our Facebook page and YouTube by clicking the About tab above. 

Special Note: The worship services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook while we worship together in the Fellowship Hall. Video and audio quality may change during this time. You can find links to our Facebook page and YouTube by clicking the About tab above. 

Order of Worship

September 5, 2021
15th Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Worship (Ephesians 5:20, Thom Shuman)

Give thanks to God!
We thank God for joy, for laughter, for abundant blessings of every kind.
Give thanks to God at all times and for everything!
We thank God, when we can and as we can, for struggles, for solitude, for fears.
Give thanks to God at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We thank God that, in Christ, our joys as well as our pain, our losses as well as our laughter, are in God’s heart and hands.

Hymn                 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee             #2

First Reading                                             Luke 17:11-19

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn                             Thy Word                            #326

Second Reading                                                Psalm 40


Hymn               All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly         #419

Invitation to Communion

Prayer of Thanksgiving/Lord’s Prayer Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

Hymn       I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord          #87

Blessing (litany by Jeremy W. Yoder)

We have waited patiently for God, and he has heard our cry. He has set our feet on solid ground, and kept us steady as we journey together.

God, you have put a new song into our mouths, a song of praise to you.
May the world know that you have sent us by the song of your love in our lives.

Response                Peace Be Upon You                    

Peace be upon you and guard you forever. Go in the knowledge that God is with you.


TN Disciples Women's Retreat - September 18, 2021

Due to increased COVID restrictions, we are having a one-day retreat this fall! It is exciting to be able to see each other again even with the implementation of social distancing and wearing masks! We know so many of us are always anxious to once again enjoy the peace, solitude, and beauty of our place in the woods!  We will share via zoom or Facebook live the Resource Leaders sessions for those of you who are not able to attend in person.

All CDC, Regional, and Bethany Hills protocols will be followed for this weekend: Completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (1-dose or 2-dose as above) will be required for all Bethany Hills staff, volunteers, and onsite participants for all events. Please call Cathy Conley if you would like to carpool

To Our FCC Family,

We are very grateful for the love and compassion shown to us by our FCC family since the passing of Dottie in April Thanks for all of your efforts preparing tor and being a part of her memorial service on August 7th. The FCC family remains close to us in our fond memories as well as our occasional visits. 

Love, Jon and Donna Seely

A gift was given to the Building Fund by Jimmy and Betty Sawyer, in memory of Kevin Dixon and Shelia Dixon, and in honor of Haley Dixon and her daughters, Makayla and Kamiah.

September Birthdays:

Jennifer Dougherty; Jim Dougherty; Jane Coop;  Susan Rock; William Irby;  Andrew Nelius; Betty Joyce; Sharon Baxter; Grant Pruitt; Nancy Irby; Bill Baxter; Wendy Winton; Helen White;  Reeda Best; David Johnson; Pat Kelley; Mike Warren; Connie Kelley; Doris Edwards; Carolyn Cahill

Renovation Update:

Sanctuary renovations continue and funds are much needed. Please consider giving via the GIVE link above. Alternatively, donations can be made by mailing a check to the church, putting a donation in the offering plate on Sunday, calling the church with your credit card information, or use the Tithely app to pay by credit card. In the Tithely app please designate your gift to go toward the FCC Building Fund.

Week of Compassion Update:

Thank you for the donations and help for Waverly flood relief last week. First Christian Church was a drop off center during the early part of the week and the Tullahoma and Manchester Fire Departments coordinated efforts to take the donations to Waverly.


Our compassion calls us to action. As a church we unite our efforts through the Week of Compassion, which the website reminds us “is more than a week. It is a ministry of the whole Church, reaching those in need “around the world, around the year.” Any time we respond to a need in the world, we bear witness to the unity of our table, faithfully sharing the gifts that we have as an expression of Christ’s love. In working together with partners, we represent the Disciples of Christ commitment to unity, making our resources reach farther and growing our impact on a global scale.”


You can make donations to the Week of Compassion directly on their website or through the church office. These donations will insure those affected by the flood and those affected by Hurricane Ida will have the assistance they need.

Prayer List:

At Home:

John Eaton

Fran Gray

Nancy Acree

Buck Holt

Ralph Graham

Hallie Ashby

Ruth Collins

Carolyn Cahill

Jackie Holt

Marcene Amelang

Tom Courington

Haley Dixon

Dotty Culbertson

Jane Kneile

Marcy Roberds

Morning Point:

Aileen Owens

Dot Couch


Frances Bailey

Please remember to pray for:

All our military personnel and their families

Wilma Kane

Sandy Kneile

Shirley Moore

Laylah Giddens

Jenny Johnson

Tallu Quinn

Winn Phillips

Becky Shelton

Sonny Elliott

Erin Clapp

Abbie Bills

Jackie Norman

Micah Champion

Ken Liechty

Beverly Baczewski

Bob and Linda Collins

Heather Westmacott

Phyllis Thompson Green


Tom Murdock - Senior Pastor

Tom was born in Pensacola Florida and has been living in Tennessee since 1990. 

A graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tom came to the Disciples through several years of searching and prayer. Experiencing Communion on a weekly basis gave new meaning to worship, as a seminary professor had once commented about the first communion between Jesus and Disciples, “How could they ever smell or taste bread and wine and not remember Jesus?” 

Tom has served Disciple of Christ congregations in Shelbyville, Union City, and now in Tullahoma where he has been the senior pastor since 2005. He and his wife Angie share their home with two cats.


Contact: (931) 841-1747, tom@firstchristiantullahoma.org

Vicki Collinsworth - Music Director

Vicki has been a church musician since the age of sixteen. 

For the past ten years she has served as the organist for First Christian. In 2014 she also began serving as the music director. Vicki currently devotes most of her time to composing and arranging for different venues she is involved with, including FCC Sanctuary Choir, FCC worship service, Tullahoma Civic Choir, and Motlow State College programs. 

Her church music is published with Lorenz Publishing, Hope Publishing and Hal Leonard.


Contact: (931) 607-9072, vicki@firstchristiantullahoma.org

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Sunday Worship: 10:00-11:00 AM