Month: April 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter                                                                                April 29,  2018

 

Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Nursery care available

    SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

    RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

    PRELUDE  Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

  *CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 64  “We Sing Your Mighty Power, O God,”  Tracy

Hoffman, Hymn Leader

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O Gracious God, we bow in adoration before your greatness.  Enable us to let go

    of our littleness, our small achievements, and our timid purposes that we may be                                       

      taken up into Your ambitious purpose for us.  We believe it is Your will that all                          

      Your children should live in fullness of joy and love and peace. Lord we believe;                      

      help Thou our unbelief! This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

   *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

      CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Change My Heart, O God,”  Chancel Choir (9),

Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)

    SCRIPTURE READING   2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10; Mark 4:35-41 Lectors: Barbara

Schultz (9), Fred Miller (10:30)

_____________________

*Congregation Standing

HYMN No. 337  “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult”

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   HYMN No.  86  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”     

   OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*OFFERTORY PRAYER

 *DOXOLOGY

       Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

       Praise him all creatures here below.

       Praise him above ye heavenly host;

       Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  SERMON  “A Life-Preserving Faith,”  Pastor Drutchas

MEMORIAL PRAYER (Edna Badarak)/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 59  “This Is My Father’s World”

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

_____________

 

RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available in the East Lobby

which can be reached through the side door at the east front of the sanctuary.  Please

let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.

 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.

 

CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: 

Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of

membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.

 

 STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“God does not give you what you can handle,

God helps you handle what you are given.”

 MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of             

salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from

God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of

His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Cheryl Kincaid (9), Barbara Schultz (10:30) 

Deacon:   Dee Salsbury (9), Allen Gunther (10:30)

 

Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

 

Calendar Week  April 29 – May 6

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean Sunday/

Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30/ Youth Plant- Flower Sale   

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale Volunteer evening 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up

Thursday    Visiting Elders 10:30 a.m./ Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday         Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday     Rummage Sale 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/

Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.

 

     MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 

  Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

  web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Fifth Sunday of Easter/ April 29, 2018 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Ryan Block,  Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske,  Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Bred & Val Gergly (friend, Sue Mrowka, on the loss of Val’s mother), Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Randy Jensen (Beaumont, Dearborn), Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka,  Shirley Koths, Rev. Bill Kren, Doris Lincoln (hospice), John Montgomery (hospice), Shirley Koths, Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Eleanor Rossi, Pastor Gary Shipling (Blessed Hope, Lincoln Park), Beverly Sitz, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Jeannette Wackro, Loralee Wilson (Beaumont, Shouthshore), Carol Wioncek, and Brad Zabik. Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Edward Davie.  You are loved and still missed after 30 years.  Harold & Michele (Davie) McNeely.

 

    DUE TO BLUE JEAN SUNDAY, there is no Coffee Hour today. 

 

    SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS CONTINUE until Tuesday, May 1st at 12

noon.  Volunteers are needed until clean up on Saturday, May 5th.  Please contact Toni Hill,

Women’s Fellowship, or Dan Case, Men’s Fellowship, to volunteer!  Or just show up – any

time you can donate is greatly appreciated. Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and

5thEvening volunteer opportunity- Monday, April 30th 5:00-8:30 p.m.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Zabik family on the loss of mother & grand-mother, Judith Zabik, who passed away April 22, 2018 at the age of 75 years.  Funeral service was Saturday, April 28, 2018.  Reverend Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.
Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel.

 

A NEW NAME TAG BOARD has been installed by the East entrance to the church near the Family Room and new lavatory.  Two new coat racks have also been installed on the south wall just outside the Ushers Room for your convenience.  These new additions allow more space to hang their coats prior to entering the Sanctuary for the worship service.

 

THE EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30

p.m.  Our theme this year is the "50's".  The evening will begin with a music review of

songs from the 50's will be presented as our entertainment for the evening. A Buffet Style

Dinner will then be served.  As is tradition we will be recognizing those who are 90 and over

with a corsage and will also give away several baskets as door prizes as well as flowers.

The cost of the ticket is $5.00, children 12 and under free.  All tickets must be purchased

in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased thru Sunday May

6th at the Kiosk Table in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour or by calling the church office

at 313-291-1221.  This event is being hosted by Dorcas, Women's and Men's Fellowship.

 

TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a weight loss support group. TOPS is nonprofit and noncommercial. St Paul is hosting the TOPS Chapter 9744, Taylor. TOPS does not sell, promote, or endorse any products. TOPS provides the support, encouragement and educational opportunities needed to make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also provides motivational rallies, workshops and retreats. Meetings are held on Monday nights with weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the Family Room. membership. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month. Member-ship is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 years old down to 7 years old, with parent permission. The first visit is free with no obligation to join. Bring a friend!  If you decide to join, a TOPS member will help you fill out a simple application form. Dues are $32.00 a year to the national chapter and $5.00 a month to the local chapter.

 

   OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale this year.It has become very difficult to get rid of the older style televisions. Beginning with the 2018 Spring Rummage Sale, Men’s Fellowship will only accept Flat Screen TV’s.  Thank you for your cooperation St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.

 

  SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be May 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, coffee & dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and Food For Thought!

 

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health.  No

   Classes this Monday & Wednesday A donation of $3-5 for each class attended is invited.

   Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is May 14th at 1 PM. First –

   Aid & CPR Classes - First-Aid and CPR with AED classes with recertification are May

17, 19, and 20th. Please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Health/Medical supplies

If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish

nurse, Kathy Williams or the church office.  Blood Drive – June 19- Sign up now for an

appointment (1:00 -6:45 p.m.) Contact Kathy Williams or go online and sign up at

https://www.redcrossblood.org/.

 

   LAST SUNDAY ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING WILL BE RECEIVED.  This

offering assists our Christian friends worldwide.  It is used in the development of Health,

Education, and Agriculture, and with Disaster and Refugee relief. You can find an envelope

in the pew racks.   On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul … please give generously.

Remember “God Is Still Speaking”.     Thank you.

 

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM PREPARES FOR FOURTEENTH SEASON.  Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interested in playing or leading a second team please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313.291.1221).  First game is Tuesday, May 8th on the fields at Thorn Park, located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule will be posted soon.

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, May 12- Outing to the Russian Tea Room

(The Royal Eagle), 18745 Old Homestead, Harper Woods, 48225.  313.521.1894.  High

Tea will be at 12 noon.  The cost is $26 per person.  Kathy Williams is the contact.  Check

the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for more information.  We will carpool from

church at 10:00 a.m. We will view the gardens upon arrival and the synagogue, if possible.

In the tradition of the Grand and Elegant Court of Imperial Russia, the Royal Eagle offers a

seven-course Russian Tea luncheon. Guests to the Tea Luncheon will enjoy seven delicious

courses. Guests are welcome to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful gardens.  Please

remember we are located on the grounds of a monastery and that, in order to preserve the

unique atmosphere for which our guests have been known to travel hundreds of miles, we

  ask that standards of dress and behavior be observed: No shorts, short skirts, tank tops,

  no smoking, gum chewing or ringing cell phones; and please maintain control of young

children. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  June-An afternoon ride on the Diamond

Jack’s boat tours.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  The women’s retreat organized by the Dorcas Society has a change from its usual weekend in September to a weekend in October.   The new date is October 6th & 7th.  We have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekend from our Rally Sunday weekend to a weekend in October and have been able to finally make that happen.  We are still in the planning stages so watch your Morning Tide and Tidings in the coming months for more information about this event.  We do know the cost for this will be $97.00 per person (at least two people to a room).  If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard at mbarnard@stpaulucctaylor.org 

 

PHONE DIRECTORY distribution of the 2018 St. Paul Membership Directories will continue through the month of May.  As you look through your new directory and notice any mistakes, please contact Dan Case at 734-558-2585. We want to make sure that all mistakes are corrected for the 2019 directory.  Thank you.

 

SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND THE TIME TO PLANT is quickly approaching. The youth are selling flats of flowers, planters, hanging baskets and vegetable plants. Flowers and plants can be pre ordered and delivered to the church on Sunday, May 20th.  The youth will carry and load them into your vehicle.  NO extra flowers/ plants will be available for sale the day of pick-up.  All flowers sold will be through pre-order only. An order form can be obtained at the KIOSK table during Sunday coffee hour, by calling the church office at (313) 291-1221, at the Christian Education Welcome Center, or on our web page beginning April 15th. Completed forms can be turned in at the KIOSK table on Sunday, the Church Office or by contacting Pastor Cheryl Schalm. Payment is required when order forms are turned in.  The Youth are also hosting a Bake Sale and collecting all unwanted cans & bottles. Please bring them to the Church on May 20th.  All profit from the event goes to fund the Annual Youth Mission Trip. Any questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter                                                                             April 22, 2018

 

Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Nursery care available

  SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

  RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Carrie Orlando

*OPENING HYMN No. 3  “The Sun Is on the Sea and Shore”  Tracy Hoffman,

Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Orlando & Congregation

Loving God, who raised Jesus Christ from the dead to be our Savior, we are slow

    to embrace you as we should and to recognize your son’s presence in our lives. 

    Help us to be more faithful and observant in everything we say or do.  Make this

    hour an occasion in which our vision, perspective and commitment to you and

    your son are truly deepened.  Amen.

 *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Tracy Hoffman, Soloist(9), “He’s Alive Again,” Children’s Choir (10:30)  Sally Sigman, Director

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN No. 467  “Fill the World with Love” (9)

“Change My Heart, O God,”  Chancel Choir  (10:30)      

______________________

*Congregation Standing

OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

 *DOXOLOGY

       Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

       Praise him all creatures here below.

       Praise him above ye heavenly host;

       Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  SCRIPTURE READING   1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-21 Lectors:  Lois Rice (9),

Peggy Staten (10:30)

*HYMN No. 295  “In This Very Room” (vs. 1-Soloist, vs. 2-3-Congregation)

  SERMON  “Active Listening – Active Loving,”  Pastor Orlando

LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 494  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door at east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our Family Room.  Please let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.

 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.

 

CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: 

Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of

membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.

           

 

STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.”

Walt Whitman

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of

salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from

God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of

His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Cheryl Kincaid (9), Barbara Schultz (10:30) 

Deacon:   Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

 

Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

 

Calendar Week  April 22 – April 29

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Carrie Orlando - Guest Minister/

Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Plant- Flower Sale   

Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Caregivers Group 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up

Thursday    Building & Grounds 7:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up

Friday         Rummage Sale Set-up

Saturday     Rummage Sale Set-up/ Carrabba’s Fundraiser 11:30 a.m.

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean  

                    Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 

  Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

  web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Fourth Sunday of Easter/ April 22, 2018 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Ryan Block,  Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske,  Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Bred & Val Gergly (friend, Sue Mrowka on the loss of Val’s mother), Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Southshore Hospital), Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, John Montgomery (hospice), Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Eleanor Rossi, Pastor Gary Shipling (Blessed Hope, Lincoln Park), Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Jeannette Wackro, Carol Wioncek, Brad Zabik, and Judy Zabik (Hospice, Wyandotte Seasons, Wyandotte). Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall between morning worship services, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 74590.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Shirley Koths and family on the loss of daughter-in-law Denise, who passed away April 7, 2018 at the age of 58 years in Texas.  Funeral was April 13, 2018.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Pam & Dave Badarak on the loss of Dave’s mom, Edna, who passed away April 18, 2018 at the age of 93 years.  Funeral service was Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel and Phillips Funeral Home, South Lyon.

 

THIS MORNING OUR CONGRGATION participates in a pulpit exchange with Downriver and Dearborn area UCC churches.  Reverend Carrie Orlando, who pastors the First Congregational UCC Church in Wyandotte leads our worship services.  Pastor Drutchas will be leading the morning services at First Congregational UCC.  Please extend a gracious welcome to Reverend Orlando.

 

 

CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE

Mary Dubke (Amy’s Place 41346 Llorac Lane, Northville, 48167), Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Helen Parrish (9637 Janet, Taylor, 48180), Ilene Krogman (Applewood Nursing Center, 18500 Van Horn Rd, Room #309, Woodhaven, 48183),  Eleanor Rossi (Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room #415, Allen Park 48101), Melissa Rossi (17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Vernagene Schafer (Borgess Gardens, 3057 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, 49048), Betty Steinhauer(Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd. Riverview, 48193) Grace Torango (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), and Lisa Wild (Anestic Care Residence, 21071 Tiffany Dr., Woodhaven, 48183).

 

   SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS HAVE BEGUN.  Donations should be

clean and in a good state of repair.  Donated items are stored in the Fellowship Hall.  Blue

Jean Sunday is Sunday, April 29th.  Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and

5th.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact any

Woman’s Fellowship member to volunteer.  Any time you can give is very appreciated.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) willing to pick up large items (furniture, etc.) for our

Rummage Sale.  To volunteer please contact Toni Hill (Women’s Fellowship) or Dan Case,

(Men’s Fellowship)

 

OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale thisyear.  It has become very difficult to get rid of the older style televisions. Beginning with the 2018 Spring Rummage Sale, Men’s Fellowship will only accept Flat Screen TV’s.  Thank you for your cooperation St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.

 

  ELECTRONIC GIVING “PEW CARDS” are available in the Narthex for those who

make their donations electronically.  The cards can be obtained as you enter the church.

Simply drop the card in the offering plate to indicate that you are supporting the St. Paul

ministry electronically.  Ask any usher for a “Pew Card” or if you have any questions. 

 

COFFEE HOUR DRINK SPILLS HAVE BECOME A CONCERN.  Please help us

avoid drink spills.  Lids are provided during our Coffee Hour for your beverages if you

would like to leave the hall with your drink.  We have noticed many areas in the building

where beverages were spilled. We would like to keep our building looking as nice as we can.

Your help is greatly appreciated.  Thank You, St. Paul Building & Grounds Ministry.

 

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health.  Classes

are held each Monday & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.  A donation of $3-5 for

each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting

is May 14th at 1 PM. First -Aid & CPR Classes - If you are interested in getting certified

for First-Aid and CPR with AED, please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams or complete

a Make-A-Wish and drop it in an offering plate.  Classes will be in April or May and take 8

hours.  Keeping up with your Medical History – Are you tired of writing out your

medical history every time you go to a new doctor or specialist? It is much easier to include

diagnosis, medications, history and surgeries with dates on a document. You can update

yearly (or as needed). You can take a copy of the document to your doctor, urgent care or

emergency room visit. When their medical form asks for information about you, you just

write in ‘SEE ATTACHMENT’ and leave a copy of your form.  Contact Parish Nurse,

Kathy Williams for help or if you have questions.  Health/Medical supplies –If you have

or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy

Williams or the church office.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It will be with a deep sense of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery age children of St. Paul bid nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year in June. While Christine will continue attending St. Paul, she will no longer be serving in the capacity of nursery attendant. Christine has been a true blessing and a wonderful asset. She will be greatly missed by all. As a result of Christine’s departure, Christian Education is seeking a new nursery attendant. The position requires that candidates be 21 years of age or older, complete the “Reduce the Risk” program (offered at the church), along with a background check (done at the church). The position pays $15.00 per service ($30.00 per two service Sundays).

 

   ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING.  You may bring your offering any

Sunday through April 29th.  This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special

Mission Offerings that assists our Christian friends, in need, worldwide.   It is used in the

development of Health, Education, and Agriculture, and with Disaster and Refugee relief.

A brochure about the offering and an envelope was included in your April Tidings.  For

those of you who receive your Tidings by email, you will find a “One Great Hour of

Sharing” envelope in the pew racks.   On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul … please

give generously to those in need.  Remember “God Is Still Speaking”.     Thank you.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  The women’s retreat organized by the Dorcas Society has a change from its usual weekend in September to a weekend in October.   The new date is October 6th & 7th.  We have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekend from our Rally Sunday weekend to a weekend in October and have been able to finally make that happen.  We are still in the planning stages so watch your Morning Tide and Tidings in the coming months for more information about this event.  We do know the cost for this will be $97.00 per person (at least two people to a room).  If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard at mbarnard@stpaulucctaylor.org 

 

A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’ to the following people who helped to make the 2018 Easter Breakfast a success:  Gary and Pat Staffeld, Charlie and Marjie Barnard, Steve Clark, Stuart Block, Candace Poet, James Poet, Phil Jensen, Michael Isaacs, Ed Brainard, Bill McGahey, Karen Hill, Toni Hill and Dan Case.  St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.

 

PHONE DIRECTORY distribution of the 2018 St. Paul Membership Directories will continue through the month of April.  Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information it’s still possible that some of the information may be inaccurate.  As you look through your new directory and notice any mistakes, please contact Dan Case at 734-558-2585. We want to make sure that all mistakes are corrected for the 2019 directory.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

POST OFFICE BOX UPDATE  As part of the budget planning for 2017 it was decided to eliminate the Post Office Box effective July 1, 2017, since most of the Church mail was already coming to our regular mailbox.  If for some reason you or your financial institution are still utilizing the (PO Box 190) address; you should notify them to change it to the church address (24158 Goddard Rd, Taylor, MI 48180) immediately.      

 

    Enjoy the Convenience of electronic giving For those who

like to donate electronically, St. Paul offers a mobile version

of our online giving page to make it easy for you to give right

from your smart phone. Visit our website:   www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Third Sunday of Easter                                                                               April 15, 2018

 

Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Nursery care available

 

SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

   CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN No. 226  “He Lives!” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

     We thank You, living God, that in Jesus Christ You are building a house not

     made with hands, but a people among whom You live. We thank you that You

     have called us to be a part of Your family and that we belong to You.  We

     come now, longing to know the touch of Your Spirit, that we may be encouraged 

     to serve You in this world which you have made.  Come to us that we may 

     recognize You as our Savior, sing Your praises and then tell others about You.      

     Amen.

  *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

     UNISON READING  Apostles’ Creed  (pew card) (9)

     ANTHEM  Chancel Choir (9)

     FAMILY OF GOD MOMENT  Pastor Cheryl Schalm (10:30)

  _____________________ 

*congregation standing

     CONGREGATIONAL CHORUS  (10:30)

     I’m so glad I’m part of the family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain,

     cleansed by His blood!  Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m

    part of the family, family of God! 

     SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 24:13-52  Lectors:  Jeannette Wackro, Pastor Drutchas

     CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “What Wondrous Love is This?” Eileen Vernor Drutchas,
Barbara Schultz, Duet (9)  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) 

   HYMN No. 183  “We Meet You, O Christ”    

   OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

  *DOXOLOGY

       Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

       praise him all creatures here below.

       Praise him above ye heavenly host;

       praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

    SERMON  “Lord, Stay With Us!”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

    CLOSING HYMN No. 216  “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

  *BENEDICTION  

  *POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our Family Room. Please let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.

 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available. Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.

 

CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.


MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of

salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from

God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of

His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Cheryl Kincaid (9), Barbara Schultz (10:30)

Deacon:   Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

 

Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  April 15 – April 22

 

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas - Sunday School

10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Youth Plant- Flower Sale begins 

Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./ Cabinet 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m./ Red Hat DIA Outing 12:00 p.m.

Friday         Thirsty Thursdays & Young Marrieds Tiger Outing 5:30 p.m.

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Pastor Carrie Orlando – Guest Minister/

Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 

  Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

  web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Third Sunday of Easter/ April 15, 2018 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Edna Badarak, Megan Barnosky, Helen Belcher (aunt Sue Mrowka), Ryan Block,  Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske,  Danielle Gardner, Vicki Grant, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian (St. Mary, Livonia), John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Sharon Leonard, , Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Gary Shipling (Pastor, Blessed Hope, Lincoln Park), Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Brenda Tank, Carol Wioncek, Brad Zabik, and Judy Zabik (Vibra Hospital, Lincoln Park). Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall between morning worship services, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 74590.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS honor the 36th wedding anniversary of Pastor Geoffrey and Eileen Vernor Drutchas.

SIDE VASE OF FLOWERS
wishes Irene Stoner a very Happy 90th Birthday!  Love Janet, Wally, Becky, and Buddy.

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Esther Reign Valentin, born on March 13, 2018 to Joel & Courtney Valentin.  St. Paul Great Uncle is Michael Natzke.

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of LeiaLynn Rodgers, born March 19, 2018 to Wayne & Ashley Rodgers.  St. Paul Great Grandmother is Brenda Tank. St. Paul Great-Great Grandmother is Beverly Libby.

 

THE EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is being held on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Our theme this year is the "50's".  To start off the evening a music review of songs from the 50's will be presented as our entertainment for the event and then a Buffet Style Dinner will be served.  As is tradition we will be recognizing those who are 90 and over with a corsage and will also give away several baskets as door prizes and well as flowers.  The cost of the ticket is only $5.00, children 12 and under free.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased beginning Sunday April 8th thru Sunday May 6th at the Kiosk Table in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour or by calling the church office at 313-291-1221.  This event is being Hosted by Dorcas, Women's and Men's Fellowship.


TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly ,
is a weight loss support group. TOPS is nonprofit and noncommercial. St Paul will be hosting the TOPS Chapter 9744, Taylor, MI beginning April 2. TOPS does not sell, promote, or endorse any products. TOPS provides the support, encouragement and educational opportunities needed to make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also provides motivational rallies, workshops and retreats. Meetings are held on Monday nights with weight in starting at 6:00 p.m.  Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and ending approximately by 7:15 p.m., in the West Room.  An annual membership of $32.00 is required to TOPS for membership. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month required. At the meetings, we have a weekly program, contests, play games, and open talk (if someone is having a concern that other members may help with suggestions). All the officers are volunteers. Membership is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 years old down to 7 years old, with parent permission. The first visit is free with no obligation to join. Bring a friend if you like. If you decide to join, a TOPS member will help you fill out a simple application form at the meeting. There will be an open house on Monday, April 16th.

 

SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND THE TIME TO PLANT is quickly approaching. The youth are selling flats of flowers, planters, hanging baskets and vegetable plants. Flowers and plants can be pre ordered and delivered to the church on Sunday, May 20th.  The youth will carry and load them into your vehicle.  NO extra flowers/ plants will be available for sale the day of pick-up.  All flowers sold will be through pre-order only. An order form can be obtained at the KIOSK table during Sunday coffee hour, by calling the church office at (313) 291-1221, at the Christian Education Welcome Center, or on our web page beginning April 15th. Completed forms can be turned in at the KIOSK table on Sunday, the Church Office or by contacting Pastor Cheryl Schalm. Payment is required when order forms are turned in.  The Youth are also hosting a Bake Sale and collecting all unwanted cans & bottles. Please bring them to the Church on May 20th.  All profit from the event goes to fund the Annual Youth Mission Trip. Any questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

 

ELECTRONIC GIVING “PEW CARDS” are available in the Narthex for those who

make their donations electronically.  The cards can be obtained as you enter the church.

Simply drop the card in the offering plate to indicate that you are supporting the St. Paul

ministry electronically.  Ask any usher for a “Pew Card” or if you have any questions. 

REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY

President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick Ferguson), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband, Morgan Gillespey-Smith), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).

 

   SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS HAVE BEGUN.  Donations should be

clean and in a good state of repair.  Donated items will be stored in the Fellowship Hall.

Blue Jean Sunday is Sunday, April 29th.  Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and

5th.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact any

Woman’s Fellowship member to volunteer.  Any time you can give is very appreciated.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) willing to pick up large items (furniture, etc.) for our

Rummage Sale.  To volunteer please contact Toni Hill (Women’s Fellowship) or Dan Case,

(Men’s Fellowship)

 

OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale thisyear.  It has become very difficult to get rid of the older style televisions. Beginning with the 2018 Spring Rummage Sale, Men’s Fellowship will only accept Flat Screen TV’s.  Thank you for your cooperation St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes -
Exercise is important to our health.  Classes

are held each Monday & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.  A donation of $3-5 for

each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting

is May 14th at 1 PM. First -Aid & CPR Classes - If you are interested in getting certified

for First-Aid and CPR with AED, please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams or complete

a Make-A-Wish and drop it in an offering plate.  Classes will be in April or May and take 8

hours.  Keeping up with your Medical History – Are you tired of writing out your

medical history every time you go to a new doctor or specialist? It is much easier to include

diagnosis, medications, history and surgeries with dates on a document. You can update

yearly (or as needed). You can take a copy of the document to your doctor, urgent care or

emergency room visit. When their medical form asks for information about you, you just

write in ‘SEE ATTACHMENT’ and leave a copy of your form.  Contact Parish Nurse,

Kathy Williams for help or if you have questions.  Health/Medical supplies –If you have

or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy

Williams or the church office.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It will be with a deep sense of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery age children of St. Paul bid nursery attendant, Christine Schwab farewell at the close of the Sunday School year in June. While Christine will continue attending St. Paul, she will no longer be serving in the capacity of nursery attendant. Christine has been a true blessing and a wonderful asset. She will be greatly missed by all. As a result of Christine’s departure Christian Education is seeking a new nursery attendant. The position requires that candidates be 21 years of age or older, complete the “Reduce the Risk” program (offered at the church), along with a background check (done at the church). The position pays $15.00 per service ($30.00 per two service Sundays).

 

   ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING.  You may bring your offering any

Sunday through April 29th.  This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special

Mission Offerings that assists our Christian friends, in need, worldwide.   It is used in the

development of Health, Education, and Agriculture, and with Disaster and Refugee relief.

A brochure about the offering and an envelope was included in your April Tidings.  For

those of you who receive your Tidings by email, you will find a “One Great Hour of

Sharing” envelope in the pew racks.   On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul … please

give generously to those in need.  Remember “God Is Still Speaking”.     Thank you.

REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY

President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick Ferguson), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband, Morgan Gillespey-Smith), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).

 

   SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS HAVE BEGUN.  Donations should be

clean and in a good state of repair.  Donated items will be stored in the Fellowship Hall.

Blue Jean Sunday is Sunday, April 29th.  Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and

5th.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact any

Woman’s Fellowship member to volunteer.  Any time you can give is very appreciated.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) willing to pick up large items (furniture, etc.) for our

Rummage Sale.  To volunteer please contact Toni Hill (Women’s Fellowship) or Dan Case,

(Men’s Fellowship)

 

OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale thisyear.  It has become very difficult to get rid of the older style televisions. Beginning with the 2018 Spring Rummage Sale, Men’s Fellowship will only accept Flat Screen TV’s.  Thank you for your cooperation St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.

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