Month: May 2018

Sunday, May 27, 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

 

First Sunday after Pentecost                                                                        May 27, 2018

Memorial Weekend

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

Nursery care available

 As the prelude begins, members of the congregation are invited to

light a remembrance candle for a veteran on the altar. 

Please speak with an usher if further assistance is needed.

   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE/ LIGHTING ALTAR CANDLES Sally Sigman, Organist

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

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL/ FLAG PROCESSIONAL

 *OPENING HYMN No. 725  “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand,”  (vs. 1-4)  

Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.  Make us always                

   remember your generosity and constantly do your will.  Bless our land with   

   honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life.  Save us from  

   violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance and from every evil  

   course of action.  Make us who came from many nations with many different  

   languages a united people.  Defend our liberties and give those whom we have

   entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might  

   be justice and peace in our land.  When times are prosperous, let our hearts be

   thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.  We ask all this  

   through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

_____________________

*Congregation standing    

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS    

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “You Raise Me Up,” Brenda Murphy, Soloist (9),

“Lord, Here I Am,” Chancel Choir  (10:30)

   SCRIPTURE READING  Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 8:5-13 Lector: Barbara Schultz

*HYMN No. 677  “Let There Be Peace on Earth”   

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 464  “God of Grace and God of Glory”  (vs. 1-3)

  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  “Blessed are the Peacemakers,”  Pastor Drutchas

CHIME INTERLUDE  “God Bless America”

  A SALUTE TO VETERANS  (Veterans are invited to stand, if possible)

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

  TOLLING OF THE BELL

       Honoring those who have given their lives for our nation

*RECESSIONAL HYMN No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”  

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes

and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

___________________

 

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:  Mark Ennis (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30)

Deacon: Dee Salsbury (9) & Al Gunther (10:30)

Ushers:  Teri Staffeld (9),

Julius Enesey, Sharon Podpora, Louise Stanek (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  May 28 – June 4

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School       

10:30 a.m.                                                                    

Monday       Office Closed/ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./ No exercise/ No TOPS

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ St. Paul Softball 9:00 p.m. back field

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Saturday      Blessfest (New Hope Assembly of God) 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas–  Music  

                     Sunday/ Communion/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Mission Trip

Lunch 11:30 a.m. and Bottle Return/ Youth-Parent Mission Trip Meeting 1:30


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

  First Sunday after Pentecost/ May 27, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between

worship services in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Red Hot Purple Angels.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Harold Schmoekel’s birthday from his family.

SIDE VASE honors our veterans, both past & present, from Lois Rice & Sue Mrowka.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR will gather after the 10:30 service to practice our songs.  All

children up to and including 6th grade are invited to join.If you have any questions, please

contact Children’s Choir Director, Sally Sigman.   

 

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.    Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interested in playing please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horn or the church office (313) 291-1221).  Next game is Tuesday, May 29th 9:00 p.m. on the back field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also on the Community Bulletin Board.

 

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED if you or someone in your family is

receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a

G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than

 Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning

worship on June 10th in gown and mortarboard.

 

 SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd  -  “MUSIC SUNDAY”  -  MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Our Chancel Choir will be performing, as well as our Handbell Choir, Children’s Choir,

and other special selections and scripture.   Plan to be present to enjoy and participate in

this “Music Sunday” at St. Paul.  Special refreshments will be served in our Fellowship

Hall between our 9:00 and 10:30 am worship services.


THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING
is Thursday, June 14th from

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sportway of Brownstown, 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street)

between Sibley and King Roads.  A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be

served promptly at 6:15 p.m. followed by the evening activities which include Go-Karting,

Mini Golf, and Batting Cages.  As in past years, St. Paul Men’s Fellowship will be covering

all the costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members, their children, and grandchildren.

Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount for meal and ticket purchase. To

RSVP contact the church office at (313) 291-1221 no later than Monday, June 11th.

 

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 14TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the Sewing Guild (Sew ‘n Sews), and Dorcas Society members at Woodside Meadows Golf Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus. The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m.  Please R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10th.  All ladies of the church are invited.

 

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

donation of $3-5 for each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group

meeting. Our next meeting is June 11th at 1 p.m. 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 19th- 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.   No exercise class this Monday, May 28th.

 

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS June Outing -An afternoon ride on the Diamond Jack’s boat tours.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GEARING UP FOR “Camp Moose on the Loose,

Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness”. ​Children, pre-school through sixth grade,

should plan now to do a little camping this summer. This year’s Vacation Bible School

program will be taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents

and members of the congregation are encouraged and invited to join their children for the

VBS family finale and closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held

on July 29th. In addition to picnic activities, all attending can look forward to lunch,

games, a waterslide, and a special music presentation offered by VBS participants. To

ensure a successful Vacation Bible School program volunteers are needed to be station

leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations, lead and guide children to their various

stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits, work the registration desk, and help

with promotion.  Contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer or for more information.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Luke Barnosky, Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Pam Jones, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, John Montgomery (hospice), Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Charmaine Wright. 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.

 

TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), No TOPS meeting this Monday, May 28th.

 

YOUTH STOCK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE  Our youth are selling stock to help

fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders will be assured a personal

letter from a mission trip participant, their name placed on the Rock Hard in Faith

mission trip banner, and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.

 

LOOKING AHEADSt. Paul will once again host a Vendor Arcade at the annual

All Church Picnic, July 29, 2018. If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who

would like to participate, please contact Sharon Leonard by phone or email at:

sleonard1985@yahoo.com for more information.


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), 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).

 

DOWNRIVER’S BLESSFEST “A Day of Hope” returns Saturday, June 2, 12pm-3pm.

This year’s BLESSFEST will be held at New Hope Assembly, 14000 Racho Blvd,

Taylor (two blocks north of Eureka/Southland Mall). BLESSFEST offers free health

screenings, dental exams, job opportunities, basic need resources, workshops, a Kids Zone,

(ages 5-11) and groceries for 500 attendees. Over 30 agencies, nonprofits, hospitals and

churches from the faith community are participating in BLESSFEST. The day’s event

includes free information in the areas of early childhood/intervention, youth programs,

drug abuse prevention, rehabilitation and vocational services, senior programs, job

training and employment opportunities, legal aid and counseling, nutrition, optical, health

care, dental, chiropractic, and breast and cervical cancer care. Spiritual counseling will be

provided by Harvest Worship Center, New Wine Community Church, Northline Baptist,

PTM Ministries, St. Paul UCC, Zion Missionary Baptist and New Hope Assembly of God.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, May 20, 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

Pentecost Sunday May 20, 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 THE CHURCH BELL/ PENTECOST PROCESSION
*CALL TO WORSHIP "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," Tracy Hoffman and
Chancel Choir
*UNISON PENTECOST PRAYER Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Spirit of God, we have gathered together in this place to pray and to make our-
selves ready for your coming. Give us faith that when you come like the wind,
though we do not see you, yet we may hear what you are saying to us and discern
your movement. Give us courage, that we may not fear the tongue of flame: let all
that is unworthy, impure, and sinful be burned from our lives. May we know that
it is love that burns so brightly and love that strips away our sin. Give us an open
heart, Lord that we may seek all people for your realm and set no limits to the
proclaiming of your word. Holy Spirit, with the whole church we wait for you in
every place and in every generation. Come, wind. Come, fire. Come, truth.
Come, love. In Jesus' name. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE
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 angels' wings, I see the glory on each face;
surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

    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  Acts 2:1-21 Lector:

CHIME RESPONSE  “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”  (10:30)  

  NEW MEMBER WELCOME (insert) (10:30)

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Shall We Gather at the River,”  Chancel Choir                 

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

*HYMN No. 274  “I Love Your Church, O God”

  SERMON  “A Pentecostal Church?”  Pastors Drutchas

HYMN No. 237  “On Pentecost They Gathered”

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER Pastors Drutchas & Schalm

Invitation of Christ

    Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

    Prayer of Consecration

Response:

        One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.

        And we, though many through out the Earth, we are one body in this one Lord.       

    Distribution of the Elements

Prayer of Thanksgiving/ Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

*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

 *BENEDICTION

 *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the

      candles are extinguished.)

___________________

 

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 AND PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.


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:  Mark Ennis (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30) 

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Ushers:  Dave Badarak, Pam Badarak (9)

 Dan Case, Debbie Case, Cheryl Kincaid (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 May 20 – May 27

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Geoffrey DrutchasCommunion/ 

                    Pentecost/ New Member Welcome/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s

Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ CPR-Parlor- 12:15 p.m./ Plant- Flower Delivery 

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Softball 7:45 p.m. on the front field

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

Thursday    Red Hat Outing-Russian Tea Room 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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

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

  Pentecost Sunday / May 20, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between

worship services in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Red Hot Purple Angels.

 

HOLY COMMUNION IS OFERED THIS MORNING.  Our congregation welcomes

to the Lord’s Supper all adult, baptized Christians, regardless of Christian affiliation.

What’s simply asked is that during Holy Communion all participants maintain a reverent

silence that fits the dignity of the sacrament.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS (White carnations) are in memory of the 101st birthday of Sylvia

Hakala from Sandi Rose.  SIDE VASE (Lavender) is in memory of Vida Rose from

Sandi Rose. SIDE VASE (Pink) is in honor of all the Faithfully Departed Mothers at St.

Paul from Sandi Rose.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Dan & Lisa Childress & Family on the loss of

Lisa’s mother, Dorothy Kaczmarek, who passed away May 13, 2018.  Arrangements are

pending.

 

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.  Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interest-ed in playing please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horn or the

church office (313.291.1221).  Game is Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:45 p.m. on the front field

at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also

posted on the Community Bulletin Board.

 

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED if you or someone in your family is

receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a

G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than

 Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning

worship on June 10th in gown and mortarboard.

 

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

donation of $3-5 for each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group

meeting. Our next meeting is June 11th at 1 p.m. First – Aid & CPR Classes - First-

Aid and CPR with AED class with recertification is May 20th at 12:15 p.m. 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 19th- 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.

 

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, May 24th- 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 they 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.

 

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING is Thursday, June 14th from

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sportway of Brownstown, 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street)

between Sibley and King Roads.  A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be

served promptly at 6:15 p.m. followed by the evening activities which include Go-Karting,

Mini Golf, and Batting Cages.  As in past years, St. Paul Men’s Fellowship will be covering

all the costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members, their children, and grandchildren.

Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount for meal and ticket purchase. To

RSVP contact the church office at (313) 291-1221 no later than Monday, June 11th.

 

WELCOMED INTO CHURCH MEMBERSHIP TODAY is Danyel Cradit & Charlie

Duncan III.  Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members.


CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor. The

Caregivers group meets to share experiences and to provide mutual spiritual support in

providing assistance and care to family members and friends. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas

and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, each session finishes no later than 9 p.m. All

conversations within the group setting are confidential and newcomers are invited.

 

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 14TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the

Sewing Guild (Sew ‘n Sews), and Dorcas Society members at Woodside Meadows Golf

Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus. The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10th.  All ladies of the church are invited.

 

YOUTH STOCK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE  Our youth are selling stock to help

fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders will be assured a personal

letter from a mission trip participant, their name placed on the Rock Hard in Faith

mission trip banner, and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GEARING UP FOR “Camp Moose on the Loose,

Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness”. ​Children, pre-school through sixth grade,

should plan now to do a little camping this summer. This year’s Vacation Bible School

program will be taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents

and members of the congregation are encouraged and invited to join their children for the

VBS family finale and closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held

on July 29th. In addition to picnic activities, all attending can look forward to lunch,

games, a waterslide and a special music presentation offered by VBS participants. To

ensure a successful Vacation Bible School program volunteers are needed to be station

leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations, lead and guide children to their various

stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits, work the registration desk, and help

with promotion.  Contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer or for more information.

 

LOOKING AHEADSt. Paul will once again host a Vendor Arcade at the annual

All Church Picnic, July 29, 2018. If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who

would like to participate, please contact Sharon Leonard by phone or email at:

sleonard1985@yahoo.com for more information.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Luke Barnosky, Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Barb Gish, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, John Montgomery (hospice), Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Charmaine Wright. 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.

 

MORNING TIDE NEWS ITEMS are due in the church office by Wednesday afternoon to allow adequate time to proof them.  Articles received later than Wednesday cannot be guaranteed publication.  If you have questions, please contact Cindy in the Church Office.

 

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 West Room. 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.

 

  CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE

Amy’s Place 41346 Llorac Lane, Northville, 48167 - Mary Dubke; Anestic Care Residence, 21071 Tiffany Dr., Woodhaven, 48183 - Lisa Wild; Applewood Nursing Center, 18500 Van Horn Rd, Room124, Woodhaven, 48183 - Ilene Krogman; Borgess Gardens, 3057 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, 49048 - Vernagene Schafer; Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room #415, Allen Park 48101 - Eleanor Rossi; Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193 - Melva Haglund, Betty Steinhauer, Grace Torango; 9637 Janet, Taylor, 48180 -Helen Parrish; and, 17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125 - Melissa Rossi.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, May 13, 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

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter                 Mother’s Day                                    May 13, 2018

 

Cradle Roll

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

Nursery care available

   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

 *OPENING HYMN  No. 14  “Womb of Life, and Source of Being,”  (vs. 1, 2, 4)   

Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O God, we gather today offering thanks to you for the blessings of family that you

   make possible, and those ways that mothers shape our loves for the good.  Help us

   always to be appreciative of the great sacrifices made on our behalf even before

   our first moment of breath.  May your love, shown to us in a mother’s love, inspire

   and encourage us to be loving people every dayAmen.

 *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / SHARING OUR MOTHERS’

      NAMES/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

   THANKS PRESENTATION WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP & DORCAS SOCIETY

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Jesus, Name Above All Names,”  Chancel Choir (9),

“Love Like You,”  Children’s Choir (10:30) Sally Sigman, Director

_____________________

*Congregation standing 

SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 1:1-5, 15-26  Lectors:  Michele McNeely (9), Cheryl

Stewart (10:30)

   HYMN No. 69  “How Like a Gentle Spirit”  (vs. 1-3)

   MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

   SERMON  “Remember the Women,”  Pastor Drutchas

   HYMN No. 188  “Woman in the Night”  (vs. 1-6)  (9) 

SPECIAL MUSIC  “M-O-T-H-E-R,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist (10:30)

*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.     

  CRADLE ROLL PROCESSION

        A Tinkling of Bells/ Blessing of the Infants and Families

  FLOWER DEDICATION/ LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 635  “Faith of Our Mothers”

  *BENEDICTION

  *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the

           candles are extinguished.)

___________________

 

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 DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:

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

ship 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:  Mark Ennis (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30) 

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

Ushers:  Jane Dykowski, Nichole McNeely, Pam Foresta, John Smith (9)

Arlene Felske, Sue Mrowka, Cheryl Stewart, Wendy Warner (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 May 13 – May 20

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Mother’s Day/

CE & Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m./ Muffins for Moms 10:00 a.m./ Cradle Roll

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

Monday      Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./ Softball 6:30 p.m. on the front field

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

Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Safety & Security Ministry 7:00 p.m.

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

                    Pentecost/ Wear Red!/ Flower & Plant Delivery/ Sunday School 10:30 am.

 

Cradle Roll Service

For infants born May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

 

--Paisley Rose, born May 25, 2017 to Lauren Alderman and Austin Ortega.  St. Paul Grandmother is Brenda Tank.  St. Paul Great-grandmother is Beverly Libby.

--Maxim Lazar Sterlin, born June 30, 2017.  St. Paul Grandmother is Brenda Murphy.

--Grace Linnett Tank, born September 7, 2017 to Toni & Joshua Tank.  St. Paul Great-Grandparents are Linda & Thomas Tank.

--Alma Irene Vernor Drutchas, born October 27, 2017 to Elizabeth & Griffin Drutchas.

St. Paul Grandparents are Eileen Vernor & Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas.  Sibling is Naaman.

--Beckham Quentin Brock, born November 22, 2017 to Rachel Gunther. Sibling is Lillian Brock. St. Paul Great-grandparents are Beverley & Allen Gunther.

--Jack Edward Cappello, born February 8, 2018 to Jeremy & Kari Ennis Cappello. St. Paul Grandparents are Mark & Sandy Ennis. St. Paul Great-grandparents are Betty & Joe Mayfield and the late Pat & Jim Ennis.

--Ellie Rebecca Jenkins, born March 10, 2018 to Hannah Johnson & Trevor Jenkins.  St. Paul Grandparents are Aaron & Rebecca Markey Johnson.

--Esther Reign Valentin, born on March 13, 2018 to Joel & Courtney Valentin.  St. Paul Great Uncle is Michael Natzke.

--Leia Lynn Rodgers, born March 19, 2018 to Wayne & Ashley Rodgers.  St. Paul Great Grandmother is Brenda Tank. St. Paul Great-Great Grandmother is Beverly Libby.

 

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

  Seventh Sunday of Easter/ May 13, 2018 

 

 ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of the 101st birthday of Sylvia Hakala on Mother’s Day from Sandi Rose.

SIDE VASE is in memory of Vida Rose from Sandi Rose. SIDE

 VASE is in honor of all Mothers at St. Paul from Sandi Rose.

SIDE VASE celebrates the 25th wedding anniversary of Pam & Dave Lange.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Doug & Ellen Ludlam & family on the loss of

Doug’s mother, Stella D. Ludlam, who passed away May 7, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral was Friday, May 11, 2018.  Pastor Cheryl Schalm officiated.  Arrangements by

Voran Funeral Home, Dearborn, Chapel.

 

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will not meet Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Bible Study will
resume on Tuesday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m.

 

MUFFINS FOR MOM CELEBRATION is Mother’s Day, today.  The Sunday School

children with the help of Men’s Fellowship will be honoring their mothers and the

women of the congregation with a special “Muffins for Moms” continental breakfast be-

tween the worship 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.  All ladies are welcome at

this special event.

 

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!

 

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.  Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interest- ed in playing or leading a second team please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horn or the church office (313.291.1221).  Game is Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30 p.m. on the front field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule to follow is also posted on the Community Bulletin Board.

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Marjie Barnard, Luke Barnosky, Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Shirley Koths, Rev. Bill Kren, Doris Lincoln (hospice), John Montgomery (hospice), Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Bert Thompson, Jeannette Wackro, Loralee Wilson, Charmaine Wright, 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.

 

MORNING TIDE NEWS ITEMS are due in the church office by Wednesday afternoon to allow adequate time to proof them.  Articles received later than Wednesday cannot be guaranteed publication.  If you have questions, please contact Cindy in the Church Office.

 

YOUTH STOCK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ​ Our youth are selling stock to help fund their summer mission trip. For a donation, shareholders will be assured a personal letter from a mission trip participant, their name placed upon the Rock Hard in Faith mission trip banner, and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.

 

WOMEN’S AND MEN’S FELLOWSHIP WOULD LIKE TO THANK everyone who volunteered at our Spring Rummage Sale.  Whether you helped set up/take down tables, made a donation, purchased items or gave of your precious time – it was very appreciated!

 

  NEW MEMBER WELCOME  Those contemplating membership at St. Paul are invited to

receive the congregation’s welcome on Sunday, May 20th, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship

services.  New members will be recognized in a special ceremony led by Pastor Geoff

Drutchas with a presentation of both membership certificates and carnations made by Council

President Diane Poet.  Please notify Pastor Drutchas at the church office (313-291-1221) if

you would like to be welcomed that morning.

 

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 June 11th at 1 p.m. Our

discussion topic is “Decreasing Sodium in Your Diet”. 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/.

 

  PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTEDED FAMILY:

 Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka),Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer),

Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister,

Richard Wagner), Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Gabriella Gomez

(niece, Darlene Babin), Bob Greff (son-in-law, Doris & Ollie Hilliker),Robert Grigg (friend,

Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney),

 Randy Jensen (Beaumont, Taylor),Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen

Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones, Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm),

Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter, Barb Siemers),

Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern

(daughter-in-law, Helene & Neil McEachern), Scott Miller (son, Fred Miller), Helen

Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Lynda & Robert Rider (brother, Virginia Butzlaff), Judy

Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Richard Sherman (brother, Anne Blanchard), Trudy Clark-

Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), Lynn Smith (sister, John Smith), David Staten

(brother-in-law, Peggy Staten),Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson),

Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter,

Cheryl Stewart).

 

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED if you or someone in your family is receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 10th in gown and mortarboard.


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, May 24-
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 they 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 & 7thWe have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekendfrom 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. 

 

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 West Room. 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.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, May 6, 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

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter                                                                                   May 6, 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  Sally Sigman, Organist

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

*OPENING HYMN No. 517  “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,”  Tracy Hoffman,

Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & 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

  SPECIAL MUSIC  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

  SCRIPTURE READING 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17 Lectors:  Mark Ennis

*HYMN No. 585  “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

_____________________

*congregation standing

HYMN No. 490 “Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS

  SERMON  “The Power of Love,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 480  “I Love to Tell the Story” (9)

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Jesus, Name Above All Names,”  Choir  (10:30)

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

    Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

Response:

        One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

        one cup of blessing which we bless.

        And we, though many through out the Earth,

        we are one body in this one Lord.

    Distribution of the Elements

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

*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.

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes

and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

_____________________

 

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:  Mark Ennis (9), Michael Isaacs (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 May 6 – May 13

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

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

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

Tuesday      ChristNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m./ Softball

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

Thursday    Visiting Elders 10:30 a.m./ Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Every Daughter

Banquet 6:00 p.m.

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Mother’s Day/

                    Flower & Plant Sale/ Muffins for Moms 10:00 a.m./ Cradle Roll Service

10:30 a.m./ Sunday

 

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

  Sixth Sunday of Easter/ May 6, 2018 

 

 PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our

Fellowship Hall between morning worship services, hosted by our Red Hats Ministry.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS celebrate the retirement of Barb Smith from your loving husband,

John.  Congratulations, Barb!
SIDE VASE wishes Happy 80th Birthday to Glen Sigman, from his loving family.

SIDE VASE wishes a very Happy Birthday to Pastor Schalm.

 

HOLY COMMUNION IS OFERED THIS MORNING.  Our congregation welcomes

to the Lord’s Supper all adult, baptized Christians, regardless of Christian affiliation.

What’s simply asked is that during Holy Communion all participants maintain a reverent

silence that fits the dignity of the sacrament.

 

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. 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 Society,

Women's and Men's Fellowship.

 

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 to follow.


MUFFINS FOR MOM CELEBRATION
is Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018.  The Sunday

School children with the help of Men’s Fellowship will be honoring their mothers and the

women of the congregation with a special “Muffins for Moms” continental breakfast be-

tween the worship 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.  All ladies should mark their

planners for this special event.  Anyone interested in assisting should contact Pastor Cheryl

Schalm.

 

  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!

 

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 will be 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. 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.

 

   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. Our

discussion topic is “Decreasing Sodium in Your Diet”. 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/.


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, May 24-
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 they 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 

 

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 West Room. 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.

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,  Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer), Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske,  Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Barb Gish, Bob Greff (son-in-law, Doris & Ollie Hilliker), 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), Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Eric Poet, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Beverly Sitz, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, 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.

 

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED if you or someone in your family is receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than Wednes-day, June 6, 2018.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 10th in gown and mortarboard.

 

MORNING TIDE NEWS ITEMS are due in the church office by Wednesday afternoon to allow adequate time to proof them.  Articles received later than Wednesday cannot be guaranteed publication.  If you have questions, please contact Cindy in the Church Office.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR will gather after the 10:30 service to practice our songs.  All

children up to and including 6th grade are invited to join.If you have any questions or

concerns, please contact Children’s Choir Director, Sally Sigman.   

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS

Michael Bailey (father, Christie Smart), Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard), Jan Filpus (mother, Julia-Joy Miller), Bruce Gaither (father, Rebecca Warren), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law, Lori Kuhn), Stella Ludlam(mother-in-law, Ellen Ludlam), Laura O’Neil (mother, Shawn Block), Bill Pinage (father, Brenda Buzo), Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez).

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