Month: June 2018

Sunday, June 24, 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 after Pentecost                                                                        June 24, 2018

 

Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

  SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

*OPENING HYMN No. 16  “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Tracy Hoffman,

Music Director

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

God and Father of us all, we come into this hour of worship in humility and praise,

    seeking your grace and forgiveness as we meet in holy fellowship.  Let your Holy

    Spirit be with us and keep us mindful of your healing and strengthening power. 

    Forgive our short-sightedness and lack of faith.  Open our lives to the spirit of our

    Lord Jesus Christ and fill us with your spiritual gifts for the doing of your will.  In   

    Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,”  Eileen Vernor Drutchas,

Soloist      

_____________________

*Congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING  1 Corinthians 13:1, 4-7; Matthew 18:1-9; 19:13-15

Lector:  Pam Lange

HYMN No.  687  “In Christ There Is No East or West”   

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   HYMN No. 113  “Jesus Loves Me!” 

   SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card) Kane Family

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 “In Our Neighborhood,”  Pastor  Drutchas

MEMORIAL PRAYER  (Mary Ellen Prill)/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”

*BENEDICTION

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

________________

 

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS 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

Deacon:  Allen Gunther

 

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  June 24 – July 1

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – / Kane Family Baptism

Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.                                                                 

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m. / St. Paul Softball 7:45 p.m. back field

Thursday   Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Communion/                  

Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 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 after Pentecost/ June 24, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for Coffee Hour immediately

following our morning worship service in the Jerusalem Café (West Room), hosted by

our Church Council Ministry.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS celebrate the marriage of Cheryl Stewart and Richard Long.

 

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Gabriel John Block.  Born on June 21,

2018 to Greg & Shawn Block.  St. Paul Grandparents are Jim & Paula Block, Pam Block.

Sibling is August.

 

BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Gabriel Michael Medrano-Kane, born to Steven &

Norma Medrano-Kane November 8, 2017.  Sibling is Castiel.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to family & friends of Mary Ellen Prill who

passed away June 15, 2018 at the age of 85 years.  Funeral was June 18, 2018.  Rev.

Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.  Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.

 

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY OF ST. PAUL is hosting their 4th Annual

 “Steak Fry” at the Church on Friday, July 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes

your choice of a New York Strip Steak or a BBQ Chicken Breast, a baked potato (regular

or sweet), corn on the cob, salad, dessert and beverage.  You will want to purchase your

ticket in advance to reserve your steak or chicken. A limited number of steaks and

chicken will be available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and will be

available at the Kiosk Table during Coffee Hour or by calling the Church Office at (313)

291-1221.  All “Grill Masters” are invited to participate. If you have any questions, please

feel free to contact Jim Poet, Gary Staffeld, or Dan Case.  It promises to be an enjoyable

evening so come on down and bring your friends!  We are also in need of Baskets for

 our Steak Fry/ Picnic raffle.  The drawing is Picnic Sunday, July 29th.  All proceeds

 go to off-set the cost of the Church Picnic.  For more information please contact 1st

 Vice President, Pam Lange. 


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.

 

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 is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents and

members 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, lunch is provided, games, a waterslide, and a special music present-

ation offered by VBS participants. To ensure a successful Vacation Bible School pro-

gram 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.

 

 SUMMER WORSHIP is at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for youth and children

is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air-

conditioned Sanctuary.  (Summer Sunday School leaders are needed. Please contact

Pastor Schalm to volunteer. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center upstairs.

Everything is provided.)

 

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.


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes –
Our next exercise glass is Monday, August 6th.

Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is September 10th at 1:00 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 Results - June

19th, we surpassed our goal of 24 usable pints. Twenty-seven pints were collected. Two were

unable to be used as they were incomplete or took too long to collect. One additional person was deferred. This is the first time in the last three blood drives that we made our goal. Thanks to all

who participated!

 

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS June 28​ – Diamond Jack’s boat ride towards Boblo. We

will meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte at 2:45 p.m. and will board the boat at 3 p.m. The

tour begins at 3:30 p.m. If you need a ride from church, contact Kathy Williams. We will go

to dinner at a nearby restaurant. The cost is $18 for seniors. A coupon is available at

https://diamondjack.com/coupon-code/. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. You

don’t have to be a Red Hatter, this is open to all women of the church. Thursday, July 19 -​

Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of

$5-10 to exchange.

 

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OF JUNE 

Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time

leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.  This offering is

part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more

to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  

You will find offering envelopes in the church pew racks.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and

speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special

mission offering which will be received any Sunday during the month of June.  On behalf of

the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense

of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid

nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year.

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.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Muriel Baxter, Ryan Block, Shawn Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Gene Edwards, Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio (sister, Pam Lange), Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Benny Hall (brother-in-law, Jeannette Wackro), Bob Harry (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, King Family (relatives, Arlene Felske), Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Sylvia Matney, Joe Mayfield, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Glen Sigman, Bert Thompson (Henry Ford, Downtown), Bev Traver (hospice), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka), and Richard Wysonik (friend, Sue Mrowka). 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), 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 provide the support, encouragement, and educational opportunities needed to make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also provide 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. 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 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.

 

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor.

They meet 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.  Conversations are confidential, and newcomers are invited.

 

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 Horne or the church office (313) 291-1221).  Next game is

Tuesday, June 26th 7:45 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. There are no games on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, June 17, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-3190

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 after Pentecost                                                                    June 17, 2018

Youth Service & Sunday School Program

Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

Nursery care available

 

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist

  RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP  Meredith Stull & Pastor Cheryl Schalm

*OPENING HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION  Emily Pedersen & Congregation

Leader:    Here we are, Lord!

People:    You have seen us and known us from before the beginning.

Leader:    Here we are, Lord!

People:    Jesus, you have called us to this place.

Leader:    Here we are, Lord!

People:    Gracious Holy Spirit, inspire our hearts with courage and joy.

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS  Pastor Schalm

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “This Little Light of Mine” & “Jesus Messiah,” Sunday

School Choir, Lucinda Chavez, Director

  SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 139:1-16, Matthew 10:29-31, John 10:1-  Lectors:

Hayden Robbins & Katie Stull

 _____________________

  *Congregation standing

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

  A FATHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION & APPRECIATION  Reading, Katie

Kincaid; Video of Appreciation, Sunday School Children

  MORNING PRAYER  (Healing, Strength, Thanks) Sam Kincaid & Carlee Robbins

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

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY, “If I Could See,” by Amy Grant

*OFFERTORY PRAYER  Ethan Hard

*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.

  SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  Preschool – Fifth Grade:

  Introduction: Angel Staten & Dylan Stull

 “God Is…” Alphabet Video                                                         

  Junior High & High School: I AM… Lyrics by Merrill Osmond

  Introduction: Andrew Caruso & Anthony Staten

 “GO GLOW” Video Presentation

  HOMILY “My Name Is…”Pastor Cheryl Schalm

  Mission Trip Participant Blessing

  LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 452 “Here I Am, Lord”

*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 of 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:  Kristi Caruso (9:30)

Deacon:  Cheryl Kincaid (9:30)

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  June 17 – June 24

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Father’s Day/ Donuts for        

                    Dads 10:30 a.m./ Sunday School Pageant 9:30 a.m./ 2018 Youth Mission

Trip Departs 12:30 p.m.                                                                  

Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m. (last day until August 6th)/ TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study Movie Outing 10:30 a.m. / Blood Drive 1:45 p.m./ Worship

Planning 7:00 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 p.m. front field

Thursday   Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Friday        Youth Lock-in 6:00 p.m.

Saturday    Youth Soup Kitchen Outing 11:30 a.m.

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Kane Family

                    Baptism/ Sunday School 9:30 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 after Pentecost/ June 17, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for a special Coffee Hour to

honor all the Dads and men of our church immediately following the morning worship

service in Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Christian Education Ministry.

 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS today at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday

School for children and youth is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  We will be worshipping in

comfort thanks to our air-conditioned Sanctuary.  (Summer Sunday School leaders are

needed. Please contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer. Everything is provided.)

 

SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be June 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich.

Coffee and 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.  

Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interested in playing please contact team coordinator,

Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horne or the church office (313) 291-1221).  Next game is

Tuesday, June 12th 6:30 p.m. on the front field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and

King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also on the Community Bulletin Board.

 

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY OF ST. PAUL is hosting their 4th Annual

 “Steak Fry” at the Church on Friday, July 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes

your choice of a New York Strip Steak or a BBQ Chicken Breast, a baked potato (regular

or sweet), corn on the cob, salad, dessert and beverage.  You will want to purchase your

ticket in advance to reserve your steak or chicken. A limited number of steaks and

chicken will be available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and will be

available at the Kiosk Table during Coffee Hour or by calling the Church Office at (313)

291-1221.  All “Grill Masters” are invited to participate. If you have any questions, please

feel free to contact Jim Poet, Gary Staffeld, or Dan Case.  It promises to be an enjoyable

evening so come on down and bring your friends!  We are also in need of Baskets for

 our raffle.  For more information please contact 1st Vice President, Pam Lange.

 

  HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Monday, June 18th will be our last gathering until

   Monday, August 6th . Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is July 9th at

1 p.m. .  Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheel-

chairs, 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 June 28​ – Diamond Jack’s boat ride towards Boblo. We

will meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte at 2:45 p.m. and will board the boat at 3 p.m. The

tour begins at 3:30 p.m. If you need a ride from church, contact Kathy Williams. We will go

to dinner at a nearby restaurant. The cost is $18 for seniors. A coupon is available at

https://diamondjack.com/coupon-code/. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. You

don’t have to be a Red Hatter, this is open to all women of the church. Thursday, July 19 -​

Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of

$5-10 to exchange.

 

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OF JUNE 

Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time

leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.  This offering is

part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more

to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  

You will find offering envelopes in the church pew racks.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and

speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special

mission offering which will be received any Sunday during the month of June.  On behalf of

the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense

of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid

nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year.

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.

 

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), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka),

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), 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).

 

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 is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents and

members 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, lunch is provided, 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.

 

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.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Monday, June 18th will be our last gathering until

   Monday, August 6th . Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is July 9th at

1 p.m. .  Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheel-

chairs, 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 June 28​ – Diamond Jack’s boat ride towards Boblo. We

will meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte at 2:45 p.m. and will board the boat at 3 p.m. The

tour begins at 3:30 p.m. If you need a ride from church, contact Kathy Williams. We will go

to dinner at a nearby restaurant. The cost is $18 for seniors. A coupon is available at

https://diamondjack.com/coupon-code/. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. You

don’t have to be a Red Hatter, this is open to all women of the church. Thursday, July 19 -​

Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of

$5-10 to exchange.

 

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OF JUNE 

Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time

leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.  This offering is

part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more

to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  

You will find offering envelopes in the church pew racks.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and

speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special

mission offering which will be received any Sunday during the month of June.  On behalf of

the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense

of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid

nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year.

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.

 

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:

Megan Barnosky, Muriel Baxter, Ryan Block, Shawn Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, King Family (relatives, Arlene Felske), Oren Forsyth, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Glen Sigman, Logan Staffeld, Bert Thompson, and Bev Traver. 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), 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. 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 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.

 

OUR TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will have a movie outing this coming Tuesday, June 19th, 10:30 a.m. at the Maple Theater for a noontime matinee screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”—a thought-provoking film about Mr. Fred Rogers and his Neighborhood and his message about kindness.  We will lunch at the Maple Café.  Movie tickets are $6.  The Maple Theater is located at 15 Mile and Telegraph Roads.  We will be departing from St. Paul promptly at 10:30 a.m. with Bible Study members car-caravaning providing opportunity for those who don’t want to drive to hitch a ride.  For more information, contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313) 291-1221.

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor.

They meet 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.  Conversations are confidential and newcomers are invited.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, June 10, 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 Pentecost                                                                           June 10, 2018

Baccalaureate Sunday

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. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN No.  21  “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” Tracy Hoffman,

Hymn Leader

*UNISON PRAYER  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

   God of Heaven and Earth, we, who are time-bound, seek a vision beyond ourselves

   and our immediate circumstances.  Direct our thoughts anew towards the marvels      

   of your creation and the vast possibilities for good that you place before us.  Help

   us to use our time well until that time that you call us to be with you and Jesus 

   forever.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

   PROMOTION CEREMONY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS  (10:30)  Sheri Herkimer, Christian Education Chairwoman

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

SCRIPTURE READING  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35  Lectors:  Cheryl Kincaid (9),  Joshua Miller (10:30)

*HYMN No. 323  “Wonderful Words of Life”

_____________________  

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER

   (Barbara Sullivan)

*HYMN No. 261  “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

  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
“Jesus and the Hometown Crowd,” Pastor Drutchas

CHIME INTERLUDE  “Rank by Rank Again We Stand”

  MEET OUR GRADUATES

  UNISON READING  No. 262  “You Are the Work of God” 

  BACCALAUREATE PRAYER/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*RECESSIONAL HYMN No. 226  “He Lives!”

*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:  Cheryl Kincaid (9), Dave Lange (10:30)

Deacon: Dee Salsbury (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  June 10 – June 17

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

                    & Promotion Sunday/ Sunday School Year – End Party 10:30 a.m.                                                                  

Monday      Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 p.m. front field

Wednesday  Exercise 2:00 p.m.

Thursday    Father-Child Tailgate Outing 6:00 p.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Pageant Rehearsal 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm –  Father’s Day/Donuts for Dads 10:30 a.m./
                    Sunday School Pageant 9:30 a.m./ 2018 Youth

Mission Trip Departs 10:30 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 after Pentecost/ June 10, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between  our 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. worship services in Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Church  Council Members.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the family & friends of Barbara Sullivan who passed away in Virginia on June 4, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

 

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

 

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 Horne or the church office (313) 291-1221).  Next game is

Tuesday, June 12th 6:30 p.m. on the front field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and

King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also on the Community Bulletin Board.

       PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED 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,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 (daughters-in-law,

Helene & Neil McEachern), Heather Meyers (sister, Rebecca Warren, 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), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy

Staten),Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson), Nicholas Surre (great-

grandson, Helene McEachern), Pat Vernor (mom, Eileen Vernor Drutchas), Victoria Whitcher

(daughter, Cheryl Stewart), and Brad Zabik.       

 

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 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.

 

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 is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents and

members 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, lunch is provided, 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.


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. Our topic will be “A-Fib”.  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 June 28​ – Diamond Jack’s boat ride towards Boblo. We

will meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte at 2:45 p.m. and will board the boat at 3 p.m. The

tour begins at 3:30 p.m. If you need a ride from church, contact Kathy Williams. We will go

to dinner at a nearby restaurant. The cost is $18 for seniors. A coupon is available at

https://diamondjack.com/coupon-code/. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. You

don’t have to be a Red Hatter, this is open to all women of the church. Thursday, July 19,​

Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of

$5-10 to exchange.

 

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OF JUNE 

Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time

leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.  This offering is

part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more

to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  

You will find offering envelopes in the church pew racks.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and

speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special

mission offering which will be received any Sunday during the month of June.  On behalf of

the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

 

  SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be June 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, coffee

and dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and Food For Thought!

 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS Sunday, June 17th at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for children and youth is also offered at that time.  A special Coffee Hour to honor all the Dads and men of the church immediately follows the morning worship service. We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air-conditioned Sanctuary.  (Summer Sunday School leaders are needed. Please contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer.  Everything is provided.)


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, John Montgomery (hospice), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Bert Thompson, Bev Traver, 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.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense

of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid

nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year.

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.

 

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.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, June 3, 2018 – Music Sunday

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-3910

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

 

Second Sunday after Pentecost                                                                      June 3, 2018

Music Sunday

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

Nursery care available

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE/ LIGHTING OF ALTAR CANDLES  “His Strength Is Perfect,”  Sally Sigman, Organist

  CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 92:1-3, Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

  SOLO  “I Just Came to Praise the Lord,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION  (Psalm 44:1-4)

Pastor: May the words of the Lord be our invocation this joyful morning.

  Congregation: Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright   

  to praise him.  Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-

  stringed lyre.  Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  For the

  word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL HYMN  No. 231, “Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us,”

  (Verse 1, Marjie Barnard, Tricia Nault, duet; Verses 2-3, congregation)

*WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CHILDREN’S ANTHEM (10:30) “The Only One,” Children’s Choir; Anthony Staten,

Soloist, Sally Sigman, Director

  CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (10:30)  Tracy Hoffman

  PSALTER READING  Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7  Lector:  Barbara Schultz

____________________

*congregation standing

ANTHEM  “Go Into the House of the Lord,” Chancel Choir

  PSALM THOUGHTS  Pastor Drutchas

  PSALTER READING Psalm 108: 1-5  Lector:  Helen St. Louis

*HYMN No. 611  “Rise Up O Saints of God”

  PSALTER READING  Psalm 138: 1, 3, 6-8  Lector:  Kathy Peters

  HANDBELL ANTHEM  “All Night, All Day,” Note-A-Bells Choir

  PSALTER READING  Psalm 104: 1-9, 33-34  Lectors:  Mark Ennis, Tricia Nault

  DUET “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” Mark Ennis and Tricia Nault

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)  Pastor Drutchas

  CHIME RESPONSE  “Surely the Presence of the Lord,” Sally Sigman

  PSALTER READING Psalm 63: 1-5  Lector:  Patricia Olson

  INVITATION TO SHARE OUR BLESSINGS  Pastor Drutchas

  OFFERTORY ANTHEM  “Well Done My Child,” Chancel Choir

  MORNING OFFERING CONSECRATION

*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.

  PSALTER READING Psalm 46 Lector:  Jeanne Edwards

  A SERMON IN MELODY  “Every Valley,” Chancel Choir

   HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation - Psalm 23

     Confession (Pew card)

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of the Elements

At the ushers’ bidding, you are invited to come forward through the

center aisle to receive the sacrament of bread and cup.

     Prayer of Thanksgiving

  ANTHEM  “How Great Is Our God,” Chancel Choir

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

  BELL BENEDICTION  “God Be With You,” Note-A-Bells

  CHORAL CALL TO FAITH IN ACTION  “As I Went Down to the River,” Chancel

Choir

At anthem’s end, the congregation is invited to depart in the grace of the Lord.


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), Dave Lange (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  June 3 – June 10

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

Music Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Bottle Return

11:30 a.m./ Youth-Parent Mission Trip Meeting 1:30 p.m.                                                                  

Monday       Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 p.m. back field

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Baccalaureate information due in the church office

Thursday    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Circle of Care 12 noon/ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m

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

                     Baccalaureate & Promotion Sunday/ Sunday School year-end party 10:30

 

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

  Second Sunday after Pentecost/ June 3, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for special refreshments in honor

of Music Sunday between our 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. worship services in Fellowship Hall,

hosted by our Church Council Members.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor of Helen St. Louis’ birthday from Dan & Debbie  Case.
SIDE VASES honor the 55th wedding anniversary of Murl & Judy Nieman and the 59th wedding anniversary of Harold & Joan Foley.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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 (313) 291-1221 no later than Monday, June 11th.

 

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), Laura O’Neil (mother, Shawn Block),

Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Anna Thompson

(mother, Lucinda Chavez).

 

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 Horne or the church office (313) 291-1221).  Next game is

Tuesday, June 5th 6:30 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.

 

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 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.

 

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.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense

of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid

nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year.

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.


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.

 

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS June 28​ – Diamond Jack’s boat ride towards Boblo. We

will meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte at 2:45 p.m. and will board the boat at 3 p.m. The

tour begins at 3:30 p.m. If you need a ride from church, contact Kathy Williams. We will go

to dinner at a nearby restaurant. The cost is $18 for seniors. A coupon is available at

https://diamondjack.com/coupon-code/. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. You

don’t have to be a Red Hatter, this is open to all women of the church. July 19,​ Thursday –

Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of

$5-10 to exchange.

 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS the third Sunday of the month, June 17th at

9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for children and youth is also offered at that time.  A Coffee

Hour (fellowship period) with donuts and other refreshments will immediately follow the

morning worship service.  We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air conditions

service.  (Summer Sunday School leaders are needed.  Please contact Pastor Schalm to

volunteer.  Everything is provided.)

 

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OFJUNE
Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries

and full-time leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.

This offering is part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us

that God still has a lot more to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on

life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  The offering envelopes are included in your June

Tidings, and you will find them in the church pew racks as well.  Your gift helps God’s

spirit move and speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayer-

fully to this special mission offering which will be received any Sunday during the

month of June.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, John Montgomery (hospice),   Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, 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. 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 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.

 

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.

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