Month: July 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                     July 29, 2018

 

Picnic Sunday

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

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

 *OPENING HYMN No. 22  “All Creatures of Our God and King”  (vs. 1-3)  Tracy

Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

     Lord God our Father, we turn our thoughts to You as we worship in Your house.

     Forgive us all our sins.  Then may our acts of devotion be pleasing in Your sight,

     and may our worship never cease.  Place Your Holy Spirit within us.  Remove

     unworthy thoughts and desires and grant that we may become ever more grateful

     for all that You do for us and all that You give to us.  Bless us as we join together

     in the worship and praise of You, the Holy Spirit, and our Lord Jesus Christ and

     help us to love You more and more with each passing day.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

  *WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   MOOSE CALL FOR A MOOSE ON THE LOOSE! (Vacation Bible School

Sharing)Pastor Cheryl Schalm & Vacation Bible School Children

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Amazing Grace,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 _____________________

*Congregation standing 

*HYMN No. 97  “Fairest Lord Jesus”

      OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS 

    *DOXOLOGY

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

         Praise him all creatures here below.

         Praise him above ye heavenly host;

         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

 SCRIPTURE READING  1 Peter 1:13-26; 2:15-17; Mark 10:35-45 

      Lector:  Lois Rice

*HYMN No. 526  “The Gift of Love”

SERMON  “I Did It Christ’s Way,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 552  “Standing on the Promises”       

       LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

      *BENEDICTION

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

           all of the candles are extinguished.)       

___________________

 

LAVATORIES ARE LOCATED in the West lobby just inside the door and to the left.

Please alert the ushers if you need 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 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:  Barbara Schultz

Deacons:  Kristi Caruso, Al Gunther, Dee Salsbury

 

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  July 29 – August 5

 

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – All Church Picnic

Coffee Hour 9:30 a.m./ Picnic activities begin 11:00 a.m. – see schedule                                                                

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ St. Paul Softball Playoffs-8:30 p.m. on the back field

Thursday    Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Ralph Brown – Communion/ Summer

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

  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost/ Picnic Sunday

  July 29, 2018 

 

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

Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately preceding our morning worship service,

hosted by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

 

PASTORAL NEEDS during the month of August will be in the caring hands of Pastor

Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.  Please alert the church office (313)

291-1221 to any pastoral need that arises for you or family members so that you are

remembered in the congregation’s prayers.  Pastor Schalm and Kathy Williams can

provide any necessary pastoral support.  A single summer worship serviceis held at 9:30

a.m. and continues through Sunday, September 2nd.  Summer Sunday School for youth

and children is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  Please contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer to be

a Summer Sunday School leader. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center

upstairs. Everything is provided.

 

 ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.Great fun

and fellowship! The next game is Tuesday, July 31st at 8:30 p.m. on the back field. Come

out to Thorn Park in Brownstown and cheer the team on!

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, August 16th - ​Potluck Dinner and Bunco at

the church at 6:30 p.m. in the West Room. Bring $5 and a dish to pass. Bunco is easy.

You don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Saturday, September 15th -​ Mark

your calendar for the “Magic of Motown” at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts.  Ida Black

is the contact for this event.

 

BIBLE STUDY MEETS Tuesday, July 31st at 10:30 a.m. for the last time this summer.  They will gather again Tuesday, September 4th at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to join our informal discussion group.


DURING AUGUST
Senior Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be away on vacation and study leave.  In his absence our Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship services will be lead by the Reverend Ralph Brown (August 5), Pastor Cheryl Schalm (August 12 and 19) and the Reverend John Martin (August 26).  Both Reverends Brown and Martin are familiar to the congregation.  Reverend Martin, who serves as a chaplain at Beaumont Hospital and as co-pastor of St. John’s and St. Luke’s UCC Church in Detroit, was ordained at St. Paul Church.  Reverend Ralph Brown pastored Peace United Church of Christ in Fraser for a decade and a half, as well as an administrator for the Evangelical Homes of Michigan.  Please welcome our guest pastors and worship leaders.

 

  OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and you can now receive your Church

related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”.  Please make sure you add us to your contact list

to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements.  If you have any questions

about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.

 

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.

 

   AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available. Just

log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, select the “Our Worship Together”

tab, then the Worship Services (Audio)” tab.  Directions are given on the Service page.

Services are also available on the Mobile application as well. If you have any questions,

please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

 

ALL CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY SCHEDULED
St. Paul’s Building & Grounds Ministry is hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 18th from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon.  Cleaning supplies and all equipment are provided.  Come in your work clothes ready to clean.  Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, contact Gary Staffeld or Dan Case or the church office (313) 291.1221.

 

   HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our next exercise class sessions begin

Monday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 29th, 2:00 p.m. 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.

 

   CHRISTIAN EDUCATION URGENTLY SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT

   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.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. Over the course of the summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living.  Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their daily living. In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  The summer Sunday School program will conclude on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.  Going Fast!  Only two opportunities left!  Don’t miss out!  Sign up today!

AUGUST 26TH     The Ten Talents                              ____________________

SEPTEMBER 2nd  The Man in the Synagogue            ____________________

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Heritage), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Tammy Lee (daughter, Barb Siemers), Bill McGahey, Murl Nieman, Helen Parrish (Heartland, Allen Park), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Savoie Family (friends, Romas Family), Sue Spears, and Bert Thompson (Regency, Taylor).   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.

 

HOLD THIS DATE—SEPTEMBER 16th - The Detroit Metro Association of the United Church of Christ has approved our “under care” seminarian Ethan Drutchas for ordination on Sunday, September 16 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of our church.  In consultation with  the Association Representative who will be ordaining Ethan, our congregation will be hosting the service in our sanctuary.  Ethan will be the third seminarian to be ordained by our congregation in the last half century or more.  Mark your calendars now for a very special service.

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. 

 

  CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL    

  STUDENTS  Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2018” High

School graduate addresses.  In addition, we would like your picture to include on our

“YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board.  Please forward all information

and pictures to Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, July 22, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                       July 22, 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. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” Tracy Hoffman,

Music Director

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Lord, we come before you today and we thank You for all the blessings that You

  have given us.  Many times our lives are so full of busy work that we neglect our

  relationship with You, for that we are sorry.  We know that You never neglect us,

  for if You did our very lives would cease to be.  Continue to pull us to Yourself,

  guide us in our journey, and hold us close in Your bosom until the day we come

  home to be with You forever.  Be with us now as we gather in Your name, may we

  feel your presence among us.  In Jesus precious name we pray.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Bright and Beautiful,”  Nancy Raab, Flutist

  (“A Children’s Suite,”  dedicated to all the children attending Bible School.)    

_____________________

*Congregation standing

   SCRIPTURE READING  Romans 8:18-27; Luke 22:39-53  Lector:  Mark Ennis

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

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   HYMN No. 375  “In Water We Grow”

   SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card) Capello Family

PROCESSIONAL DUET  “He’s Our Little One,”  Mark and Sandy Ennis 

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 “When Darkness Reigns,”  Pastor  Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 628  “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

*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.

 

 

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:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

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  July 22 – July 29

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

a.m./ Capello Family Baptism 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.                                                                 

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Vacation Bible School (VBS) 6:15 p.m./ Caregivers 7:30

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ VBS 6:15 p.m./ St. Paul Softball Playoffs-watch your

emails for time and field location

Wednesday VBS 6:15 p.m.

Thursday    VBS 6:15 p.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Friday         Steak Fry 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Weekend Picnic Camping

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – All Church Picnic

Coffee Hour 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

  Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/ July 22, 2018 

 

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

Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our morning worship service,

hosted by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

 

BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD Jack Edward Cappello, born to Jeremy & Kari

Cappello February 8, 2018 and baptized Sunday, July 22, 2018.  Grandparents:  Mark &

Sandy Ennis, John Cappello.

 

 ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.Great fun

and fellowship! Please watch your emails for the next game time and field location. Come

out to Thorn Park in Brownstown and cheer the team on!

 

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, July 23, 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.

 

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.

 

 RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, August 16 - ​Potluck Dinner and Bunco at

church at 6:30 p.m. in the West Room. Bring $5 and a dish to pass. Bunco is easy you

don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Saturday, September 15 -​ Mark your

calendar for the “Magic of Motown” at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts.  Ida Black is

the contact for this event.

 

CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN LONG-TERM NURSING/ REHAB CARE

Mary Dubke - Amy’s Place 41346 Llorac Lane, Northville, 48167; Lisa Wild –Anestic Care Residence, 21071 Tiffany Dr., Woodhaven, 48183; Ilene Krogman –Applewood Nursing Center, 18500 Van Horn Rd, Room124, Woodhaven, 48183; John Montgomery - Glacier Hills, 1200 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor 48105; Eleanor Rossi -Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room #415, Allen Park 48101; Melva Haglund, Betty Steinhauer, Grace Torango - Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., River-view, 48193; Helen Parrish – Heartland, 9150 Allen Rd., Allen Park, 48101; Melissa Rossi - 17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125; and, Bert Thompson, Regency Healthcare Centre, 12575 Telegraph, Taylor, 48180.

 

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. Registration begins today, July 22, 2018.  Sign up at the Kiosk during Coffee hour.

 

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

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

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

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

 

  OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and you can now receive your Church

related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”.  Please make sure you add us to your contact list

to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements.  If you have any questions

about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.

 

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

6th, 2:00 p.m. 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.

 

   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. 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.

 

SUMMER WORSHIP is at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for youth and children is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  Please contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer to be a Summer Sunday School leader. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center upstairs. Every- thing is provided.  See the opportunities list below.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. Over the course of the summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living.  Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their daily living. In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  The summer Sunday School program will conclude on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.  Going Fast!  Only two opportunities left!  Don’t miss out!  Sign up today!

 

AUGUST 26TH     The Ten Talents                              ____________________

SEPTEMBER 2nd  The Man in the Synagogue            ____________________

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Gene Edwards, Mary Faremouth (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, Shirley Gratrix, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Tammy Lee (daughter, Barb Siemers), Bill McGahey, Murl Nieman, Helen Parrish (Heartland, Allen Park), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Savoie Family (friends, Romas Family), Glen Sigman, Sue Spears, and Bert Thompson (Regency, Taylor).   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.

 

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. 

 

BASKET DONATIONS ARE STILL WELCOME for our 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.

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, July 15, 2018

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                     July 15, 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   Pastor Cheryl Schalm

 *OPENING HYMN  No.33  “How Great Thou Art” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

Creator God, we thank you for giving us tools to find you more fully in our lives. We sing, chant, read, meditate, pray, fast, keep silent—and we find you in our worship. We confess that we turn to you when we need more than what life gives us. When we have a hard time coping with life at any age, we then seek your face and your wisdom. Be with us this day. Know our hearts. Listen to our silent prayers. Show us your light. We come seeking you in this worship. Bless us with your presence and your power. We pray through your son, our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   FAMILY OF GOD “Over and Over Again,”  Pastor Schalm

   Scripture: Matthew 18:21-22

  SPECIAL MUSIC  “His Strength is Perfect,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist

  SCRIPTURE READING   Scripture Medley: Matthew 6:14-15 & 18:35, Mark 11:25,

Colossians 3:13, James 2:13  Lector:  Barbara Schultz

  HYMN No. 86 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”  

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm

  HYMN No. 588  “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” 

  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  “Freedom and Forgiveness,”Pastor Schalm

   LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

 *HYMN No. 546 “Amazing Grace”          

  *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:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Kristi Caruso

 

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  July 15 – July 22

 

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Sunday School 9:30

a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.                                                                 

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

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

Thursday    Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m./ Red Hat Christmas in July 6:30 p.m.

Friday         Steak Fry 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

a.m./ Capello Family Baptism 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

  Eighth Sunday after Pentecost/ July 15, 2018 

 

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

Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our morning worship service,

hosted by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

 

 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. 

 

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.  

Great fun and fellowship! The next game is Tuesday, July 17th 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.  Playoffs begin next week.

 

 RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  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.

 

SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be July 19, 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!


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 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.

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.

 

   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. 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.

 

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

is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  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.)  Also, see the list included in your Morning Tide.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. Over the course of the summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living.  Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their daily living. In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  The summer Sunday School program will conclude on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.

 

AUGUST 5TH       The Two Debtors                            ____________________

AUGUST 12TH     The Mustard Seed and the Yeast    ____________________

AUGUST 19TH     The Pharisee and the Tax Collector ____________________

AUGUST 26TH     The Ten Talents                              ____________________

SEPTEMBER 2nd  The Man in the Synagogue            ____________________


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Juanita Davis, Gene Edwards, Mary Fairemont (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Bill McGahey, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Savoie Family (friends, Romas Family), Glen Sigman, Bert Thompson (Regency, Taylor), and Bev Traver (hospice), 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.

 

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.

 

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. 

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, July 8, 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 after Pentecost                                                                     July 8, 2018

 

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting

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 G. Drutchas

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

    O, Loving God, as we gather together in worship this morning we praise You and

    we give thanks to You; for this world which You have made, for your bountiful                       

    provisions for our needs, for all the blessings of this present life, and for the hope

    of a better life to come.  Let the memory of your past goodness fill our hearts with

    joy and thankfulness in the present, and for hope for the future.  Fill our lives with

    the truth of your Word and the courage of your apostles that, having caught the

    vision of your Kingdom, we may proclaim it with power and a glad heart to the

    salvation of many souls and to the glory of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. 

    Amen.  

 *OPENING HYMN No. 12  “Source and Sovereign, Rock and Cloud,”  Tracy

Hoffman, Music Director     

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   CALL TO ORDER Opening of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation

RECESS OF THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING

 *HYMN No. 273  “Built on the Rock”

_____________________ 

*Congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING  1 Peter 2:2-10; Matthew 16:13-20 Lector:  Matthew Isaacs

  HYMN No. 214  “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus,”  (vs. 1 & 2)

Volunteer Choir

  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  “The Big Rock,”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*HYMN No. 537  “My Hope Is Built”  

*BLESSING  (for the closing of worship and the resumption of the semi-annual

Congregational meeting.)

_____________________

 

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.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up riches for yourself here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal.  Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.  For your heart will always be where your riches are.”  A Christian needs to be careful about where he places his treasures because this is where his heart and thoughts will be and thus will affect his Christian walk in this life and beyond.


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:  Barbara Schultz

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  July 8 – July 15

 

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Semi-Annual                          

                     Congregational Meeting 10:30 a.m./ Sunday School 9:30 a.m.                                                                 

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m. / Picnic Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm – 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

  Seventh Sunday after Pentecost/ July 8, 2018 

 

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. 

 

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, July 10th 9:15 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.

 

 SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be July 19, 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!

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  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.


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTEDED FAMILY:    

Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin

(daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Fairemont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio

(sister, Pam Lange),Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Gabriella Gomez

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

(friend, Schalm family),Benny Hall (brother-in-law, Jeannette Wackro),Lynn Harbin

(sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Randy Jensen,Kevin Johnson

(grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones,

King Family (relatives, Arlene Felske), 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), Jeff Natzke (nephew, Michael Natzke), 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), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka),Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl

Stewart), Richard Wygonik (friend, Sue Mrowka),and Brad Zabik.       

 

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.


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.

 

   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.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. Over the course of the summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living.  Through Biblical lessons and activities the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their daily living.

In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  The summer Sunday School program will conclude on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House.

Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.

JULY 22nd          The Two Houses          ____________________

JULY 29TH          ****PICNIC SUNDAY****

AUGUST 5TH       The Two Debtors                            ____________________

AUGUST 12TH     The Mustard Seed and the Yeast    ____________________

AUGUST 19TH     The Pharisee and the Tax Collector ____________________

AUGUST 26TH     The Ten Talents                              ____________________

SEPTEMBER 2nd  The Man in the Synagogue            ____________________

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Muriel Baxter, Ryan Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Gene Edwards, Mary Fairemont (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Bob Harry, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King,

Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Glen Sigman, Bert Thompson (Beaumont Heritage), and Bev Traver (hospice), 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.

 

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 AHEAD ​St. 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, July 1, 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 after Pentecost                                                                          July 1, 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 G. Drutchas

FLAG PROCESSIONAL

 *OPENING HYMN No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies,”  Barbara Schultz Hymn Leader

 *UNISON PRAYER FOR THE NATION  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.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

   *WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “This Is My Song,”  Barbara Schultz, Soloist

SCRIPTURE READING  Romans 12:1-2, 17-21, Matthew 5:38-42

Lector:  Eileen Vernor Drutchas

_____________________

*Congregation standing

HYMN No. 701  “Shall We Gather at the River”

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

(Vernagene Schafer) 

    *HYMN No. 658  “Restless Weaver”

      OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS  

      SERMON  “On A Higher Plane,”  Pastor Drutchas

HYMN No.  721  “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

      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 throughout the Earth,

              we are one body in this one Lord.

      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

      *CLOSING HYMN “God Bless America” (words printed in Morning Tide) 

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

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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:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

 

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  July 1 – July 8

 

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

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

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Office Closed

Thursday    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Semi-Annual

                    Congregational Meeting 10:30 a.m./ 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

  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ July 1, 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 Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

There is no Coffee Hour next week as our Semi-A

Annual Meeting immediately follows our morning worship service.  Your attendance is

important to ensure we have a quorum.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS honor the birthday of Donald Gruenberg.  SIDE VASE celebrates

the 90th birthday of Thelma Poet from her family.

 

HOLY COMMUNION IS OFFERED 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.

 

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. 


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).

 

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  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.

 

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.

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA

 

  “While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,

  Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,

  Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,

  As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.”

  God Bless America,

  Land that I love,

  Stand beside her, and guide her

  Thru the night with a light from above.

  From the mountains, to the prairies,

  To the oceans, white with foam

  God Bless America, My home sweet home.


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 Fairemont (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 (Henry Ford, Downtown), Ruth Kenosian, John King, King Family (relatives, Arlene Felske), Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Glen Sigman, Bert Thompson (Beaumont Heritage), Bev Traver (hospice), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka), and Richard Wygonik (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.

 

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, July 10th 9:15 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

 

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! 

Posted by Stacey Krejci