Month: August 2018

Sunday, August 26, 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


Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost ______________________ _____August 26, 2018

 

Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE   Rev. John Martin

*OPENING HYMN No. 261  “Sweet, Sweet Spirit,” Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader 

*UNISON INVOCATION   Pastor Martin & 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.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

  ANNOUNCEMENTS  Tracy Hoffman

_____________________

 *Congregation standing

SPECIAL MUSIC  “Simple Gifts,”  Kathy Williams, Dulcimer

  SCRIPTURE  Psalms 51:10-12, John 3:5-7  Lector:  Kathy Williams

  HYMN No. 354  “Seek Ye First”

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  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  “An Awareness of Our Spiritual Needs,” Pastor Martin

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*HYMN No. 635  “Faith of Our Fathers”          

 *BENEDICTION

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

__________________

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:

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

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

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news ofHis love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Deacons:  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  August 26 – September 2

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. John Martin – Summer Sunday

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

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

Wednesday Exercise Class 2:00 p.m.  

Thursday    Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

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

  Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/ August 26, 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 Health Ministry.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS honor the wedding of Chelsey Michelle Schalm and Joshua

Eisenga.  SIDE VASE is in memory Curtis Wickline’s birthday, from his loving mother.

 

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Saturday, September 15 -​ The “Magic of Motown”

at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts.  Tickets are $45.  The money is due August 26th to

Ida Black. Sign up on the RHPA Board in Fellowship Hall ASAP.

 

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT —Volunteers Needed for Set-Up, Sale,

  and Clean-Up. The annual St. Paul Fall Rummage Sale is Thursday through Saturday,

October 4-6. Rummage donations are welcome starting the Tuesday after Labor Day and

can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall.  It is important that all donations be clean

and in a good state of repair. Rummage sale set-up will begin Wednesday, September 26,

with ‘Blue Jean Sunday’ on September 30. Church members are encouraged to come that

morning dressed in work clothes, ready to pitch in. To volunteer, please contact the

office (313-291-1221). All proceeds support church-related projects.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic churches will be Thursday, October 11.

Four historic Catholic and Protestant churches will be on our itinerary for the day. Cost

is $30 per person, not including lunch. Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the tour with

docents meeting us at most of the locations to provide historical background and

information about current ministries. The tour is open to family and friends. Sign up

early as our bus fills up quickly. To make your reservation, send your check to the

church office or, drop it in the Sunday morning offering plate. Please specify “annual

pilgrimage tour” on the memo line. Our comfortable chartered bus with lavatory will

depart from the St. Paul Church parking lot at 8 a.m. and return no later than 6 p.m.

 

DURING AUGUST Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be away.  Today’s worship service will be lead by Rev. John Martin. Rev. Martin, serves as a chaplain at Beaumont Hospital and as co-pastor of St. John’s and St. Luke’s UCC Church in Detroit, and was ordained at St. Paul Church.  Please welcome our guest pastor and worship leaders.

PASTORAL NEEDS will be in the caring hands of Pastor Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.  Please alert the church office to any pastoral need that arises for you or family members so that you are remembered in the congregation’s prayers.

 

ST. PAUL SOFTBALL TEAM finishes second in the league! Congratulations to all the players, sponsors, and fans. See you all next season.

 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a weight loss support group. It’s 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 Monday nights

with weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m., in the

West Room. Membership is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 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.

 

A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’ to: Diane Poet, Pam Lange, Dave Lange, Dorothy Evison, Dan Evison, Janet Enesey, Julius Enesey, Tom Tank, John Smith, Michael Isaacs, Mark Ennis, Ed Brainard, and Dan Case who made the Annual Kitchen Clean-up a huge success.  AND to: Gary Staffeld, Fred Miller, John Smith, Julius Enesey, Mark Ennis and Dan Case for helping with the Annual Carpet Cleaning: Building and Grounds Ministry.

 

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

Darlene & Donald Babin – Heartland Health Care Center, 4701 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, 48105; 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; Betty Steinhauer, Grace Torango - Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., River-view, 48193; Melissa Rossi - 17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125.

 

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

Monday, August 27and Wednesday, August 29, 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.    

 

“REDUCING THE RISK” Training Class Rescheduled – Sunday, September 30

St. Paul Child Protection Policy requires that all adults 18 years and older, who work with children more than 10 hours a year, complete the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class and fill out an application which includes a formal Criminal Back-ground Check, every two years.  The class learns the specifics of the St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle situations as they arise.  This year’s class is Sunday, August 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Church Parlor.  If you have questions regarding this mandatory training, please contact Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case.

 

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL & NOTE-A-BELL HANDBELL CHOIRS are resuming their weekly rehearsals the first Wednesday after Labor Day Weekend, September 5. Starting times are 6 p.m. for the hand bell choir and 7:00 p.m. for the Chancel Choir. Rehearsals will be led by Music Director Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are welcome.

 

   CONFIRMATION CLASSES begin Wednesday, September 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.as

parents and confirmands meet for an orientation and ice cream social.  As confirmation

classes get underway they will be enjoying a kick-off retreat to Amish country in

Shipshewana, Indiana. The outing is Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The

retreat provides a chance for confirmands to get to know each other as we take a first-

hand look at a religious culture somewhat different than our own. In years past, it has

been an eye-opener for our young people, helping them to reflect on what it means for

them as Christians to be in the world. Pastor Drutchas leads the retreat. For the months

that follow all the way to next Easter, our confirmands will be meeting on Sunday

mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

 

   CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL

   STUDENTS  Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High

School graduate addresses.  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.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Darlene & Donald Babin (Heartland, Ann Arbor), Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Heartland, Allen Park), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren (VA Hospital), Bill McGahey, Jason Miller, Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Blake Schalm, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Wendy Wendt (sister of Cindy Romas).   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 16
- 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 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.  


THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR YOU
at the Women’s Retreat October 6 and 7. Led by April Clark, Michelle McNeely, and Eileen Vernor Drutchas, this fall’s theme is “Kindness”. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can act on God’s call to kindness amid everyday life. Michindoh Conference Center, near Hillsdale, provides a scenic setting, as well as comfortable indoor facilities. Count on indoor and outdoor activities. We will be carpooling from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $97 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. A $20 non-refundable deposit will assure your place.  Balance is due by Wednesday, September 12. Your retreat deposit, and completed reservation form, should be returned to Retreat Registrar Marjie Barnard.  


KICK-OFF FOR THE “2018-2019” FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM
is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9.  In addition to a youth led service, young people will be sharing their summer mission trip testimonies and slideshow during this special time, installation of the Fall Sunday School teachers and a special family prayer.  Prior to the Worship Service all are invited to the Sunday School Open House 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs Christian Education department. This is an opportunity to complete and/or return registration forms and meet the Sunday School teachers. Forms are on the church’s website.  See you Rally Sunday! Youth Fellowship kick-off is October 7 with lunch and activity planning following our 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Parents are invited to attend the lunch planning meeting.  Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date!

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, August 19, 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

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost ____________________________August 19, 2018

Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No. 588 "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" Tracy Hoffman,
Hymn Leader
*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION Pastor Schalm & Congregation
Leader: Listen for the voice of the Good Shepherd!
People: God, help us to hear the Shepherd's voice and follow him.
Leader: Refuse to listen to the hireling or the wolf!
People: Hirelings don't care, and wolves snatch and scatter.
Leader: Refuse to follow bandits and thieves!
People: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, but Jesus came to give
us an abundant life!
Leader: Listen for the voice of the Good Shepherd!
All: Today, we turn our hearts and our attention to the Good Shepherd who loves
the sheep and knows each one of us by name.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
_____________________
*Congregation standing

SPECIAL MUSIC  “Abide With Me,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist

  SCRIPTURE  Psalm 23  John 21:15-17  Lector:  Peggy Staten

  HYMN No. 618 “How Firm a Foundation”

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  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  “Guiding and Abiding” Pastor Schalm

  MEMORIAL PRAYER (Beverly Traver, Helen Parrish, Leona Summitt) /

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*HYMN No. 612 “O Jesus, I Have Promised”          

 *BENEDICTION

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

__________________

 

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

 

 ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders

of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.

 

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

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:

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

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

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Deacons:  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  August 12 – August 19

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

School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./ Christian Education & Teacher

Meeting 10:45 a.m.                                                              

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      St. Paul Softball Championship Game 8:30 p.m. on the back field

Thursday    Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. John Martin – Summer Sunday School

9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./ Reducing the Risk Class 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

  Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost/ August 19, 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 Health Ministry.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Terry Summitt, Laura Kiefer, family &

friends on the loss of Leona Summitt who passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at the

age of 85 years.  Funeral was August 14 at St. Paul UCC, Taylor.  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

officiated. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

 

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.

 

  ST. PAUL SOFTBALL TEAM is playing for the championship! The next game is

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m. on the back field.  Come out to Thorn Park in Brown-

stown and cheer the team on!

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Saturday, September 15 -​ The “Magic of Motown”

at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts.  Tickets are $45.  The money is due August 26th to

Ida Black. Sign up on the RHPA Board in Fellowship Hall ASAP.

 

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT —Volunteers Needed for Set-Up, Sale,

  and Clean-Up The annual St. Paul Fall Rummage Sale is Thursday through Saturday,

October 4-6. Rummage donations are welcome starting the Tuesday after Labor Day and

can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall.  It is important that all donations be clean

and in a good state of repair. Rummage sale set-up will begin Wednesday, September 26,

with ‘Blue Jean Sunday’ on September 30. Church members are encouraged to come that

morning dressed in work clothes, ready to pitch in. To volunteer, please contact the

office (313-291-1221). All proceeds support church-related projects.

 

DURING AUGUST Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be away.  In his absence our worship service will be lead by Reverend John Martin (August 26). Rev Martin is familiar to our congregation.  Rev. Martin, 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.  Please welcome our guest pastor and worship leaders.

 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a weight loss support group. It’s 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 Monday nights

with weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m., in the

West Room. Membership is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 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.

 

REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY


President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (AirForce, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, PatrickFerguson), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & JudyNieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. ElizabethHuntoon (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), KyleLassa (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). 

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our next exercise class sessions begin Monday, August 27and Wednesday, August 29, 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.     

“REDUCING THE RISK” Training Class Scheduled – Sunday, August 26

St. Paul Child Protection Policy requires that all adults 18 years and older, who work with children more than 10 hours a year, complete the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class and fill out an application which includes a formal Criminal Back-ground Check, every two years.  The class learns the specifics of the St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle situations as they arise.  This year’s class is Sunday, August 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Church Parlor.  If you have questions regarding this mandatory training, please contact Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case.

 

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL & NOTE-A-BELL HANDBELL CHOIRS are resuming their weekly rehearsals the first Wednesday after Labor Day Weekend, September 5. Starting times are 6 p.m. for the hand bell choir and 7:15 p.m. for the Chancel Choir. Rehearsals will be led by Music Director Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are welcome.

 

 CONFIRMATION CLASSES begin Wednesday, September 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.as parents and confirmands meet for an orientation and ice cream social.  As confirmation classes get underway they will be enjoying a kick-off retreat to Amish country in Shipshewana, Indiana. The outing is Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The  retreat provides a chance for confirmands to get to know each other as we take a first-  hand look at a religious culture somewhat different than our own. In years past, it has  been an eye-opener for our young people, helping them to reflect on what it means for  them as Christians to be in the world. Pastor Drutchas leads the retreat. For the months  that follow all the way to next Easter, our confirmands will be meeting on Sunday  mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. 

 CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL  STUDENTS  Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High School graduate addresses.  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.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Darlene & Donald Babin (Heartland, Ann Arbor), Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund (Beaumont, Southshore), Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Bill McGahey, Jason Miller, Murl Nieman, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Blake Schalm, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson (Regency, Taylor), and Wendy Wendt (sister of Cindy Romas).   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 16- 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 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.  The new date is October 6 & 7.  We have been  trying for quite a few years to change 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.  The cost is $97.00 per person (at least two  people to a room).  If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard.   

KICK-OFF FOR THE “2018-2019” FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRM is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9.  In addition to a youth led service, young people will be sharing their summer mission trip testimonies and slideshow during this special time.  The service will culminate with the installation of the Fall Sunday School teachers and a special family prayer.  Prior to the Worship Service everyone is invited to the Sunday School Open House 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs Christian Education department. This is an opportunity to complete and/or return registration forms and meet the Sunday School teachers. All forms can be found on the church’s website.  We look forward to seeing you on Rally Sunday and at the Open House.  Youth FellowshipKick-off is Sunday, October 7 with lunch and activity planning following our 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Parents are invited to attend the lunch planning meeting.  Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date!

Posted by Stacey Krejci

Sunday, August 12, 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

 

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost                                                               August 12, 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. 86 “Great is Thy Faithfulness” Tracy Hoffman,

Hymn Leader 

*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION   Pastor Schalm & Congregation

Leader:              Friends, we know what God desires of us:
  Congregation:   That we do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Leader:                We gather this morning to remind each other about that,
  Congregation:   To remember that now is always the right time to do these things.
Leader:                We come to you, O God, to thank you for what is good.
  Congregation:    We come to you, O God, to cry out for what is wrong.
Leader:                We come to you, O God, to ask for help and restoration.
  Congregation:    We come to you, O God, with aching hearts and glad souls.
  ALL:                    With thanks in our hearts, we come to worship our God.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Caro mio ben,”  (“Thou, all my bliss”) Brenda Murphy, Soloist

____________________

*congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING 1 Peter 1:18-21, Romans 8:17, 28-30

Lector: Barbara Schultz  

  HYMN No. 461 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service” 

(A new hymn with exceptional tune and words)

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  HYMN No.  467 “Fill the World with Love”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

         Music “Forever Reign” The Newsboys

*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 Journey of a Good Life,” Pastor Schalm

   LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

 *HYMN No. 344 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”          

  *BENEDICTION

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

_____________________

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

 

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

 

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

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:

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

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


MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Deacons:  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  August 12 – August 19

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

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

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      St. Paul Softball Playoffs-watch emails for updates as info is available

Thursday    Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

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

  Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/ August 12, 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 Health Ministry.

 

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Kim & Shirley Parrish, family & friends on

the loss of Helen Parrish who passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 98

years.  Visitation is Monday, August 13, 2-8 p.m. at Howe-Peterson, 9800 Telegraph Rd.,

Taylor.  Funeral is Tuesday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul UCC, Taylor.  Pastor Cheryl

Schalm will officiate. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel

 

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.

 

 ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.The next  game is Tuesday, August 21st. Game time and field to be determined.  Watch your emails for more information. Come out to Thorn Park in Brownstown and cheer the team on!

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, August 16 - ​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 and

you don’t have to know how to play. Saturday, September 15 -​ The “Magic of

Motown” at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts.  Tickets are $45.  The money is due

August 26th to Ida Black. Sign up on the RHPA Board in Fellowship Hall ASAP.

 

  CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL

    STUDENTS  Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High

School graduate addresses.  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.


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 Pastor Cheryl Schalm (August 12 and 19) and the Reverend John Martin (August 26). Reverend Martin is 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.  Please welcome our guest pastor and worship leaders.

  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.

 

      PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:    

Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin  (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio  (sister, Pam Lange),Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones,Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer & Tammy Lee (grand- daughter & daughter, Barb Siemers), Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern (daughters-in-law, Helene & Neil McEachern), Scott Miller (son, Fred Miller), Jeff Natzke (nephew, Michael Natzke), Helen Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), 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), and Brad Zabik.       


ALL CHURCH KITCHEN CLEAN UP DAY SCHEDULED 
St. Paul Building & Grounds Ministry is hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 18 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 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 27and Wednesday, August 29, 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.    

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT.   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. Adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  All children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ West Room.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.  Going Fast!  Only two opportunities left!  Don’t miss out!  Sign up today!

AUGUST 26 “The Ten Talents” and SEPTEMBER 2 “The Man in the Synagogue”

A SINCERE ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE HOWE-PETERSON FUNERAL HOMES  for providing the large tent and chairs used for our Picnic Sunday worship service and activities on Picnic Sunday, July 29, 2018.

 

A GREAT BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who helped make this year’s Annual Summer Picnic a huge success.  There are too many to name.  22 baskets were donated for the basket raffle and $505.00 was raised in ticket sales.  $300.00 was raised for the 50/50 Raffle with the winnings being donated back to the Picnic Fund by the generous winner.  Thank you to all who donated the lovely baskets and bought tickets.  The St. Paul Cabinet.

 

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL & NOTE-A-BELL HANDBELL CHOIRS are resuming their weekly rehearsals the first Wednesday after Labor Day Weekend, September 5. Starting times are 6 p.m. for the handbell choir and 7:15 p.m. for the Chancel Choir. Rehearsals will be led by Music Director Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Bill McGahey, Jason Miller, Murl Nieman, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Diane Steinhauer, 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 16- 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 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.   The new date is October 6 & 7.  We have been

Trying for quite a few years to change 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 is $97.00 per person

(at least two people to a room).  If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard. 

 

KICK-OFF FOR THE “2018-2019” FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRM is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9.  In addition to a youth led service, the young people will be sharing their summer mission trip testimonies and slideshow during this special time.  The service will culminate with the installation of the Fall Sunday School teachers and a special family prayer.  Prior to the Worship Service everyone is invited to the Sunday School Open House which is 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs Christian Education department. During this time there is an opportunity to complete and/or return registration forms and meet the Sunday School teachers. All forms can be found on the church’s website.  We look forward to seeing you on Rally Sunday and at the Open House.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION URGENTLY SEEKS 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.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

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Sunday, August 5, 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

 

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost                                                               August 5, 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. Ralph Brown

*OPENING HYMN No. 622  “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Rev. Brown & Congregation

  God of Healing and Transformation, we hunger and thirst for your abundant life.
We bring you our sorrow and ask for the bread of joy; we bring you our despair   

  and ask for the bread of hope; we bring you our weariness and ask for the bread  

  of inspiration.  Meet us here. We need the bread of heaven to sustain us as we

  journey to find our way, that we may we be one with you. In Jesus' name we  

  pray. Amen

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE

  ANNOUNCEMENTS  Barbara Schultz

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “The Longer I Serve Him,”  Marjie Barnard, Barbara Schultz, Duet

 SCRIPTURE READING  Isaiah 55:1-3a, Ephesians 4:1-7, 14-16, John 6:26-35

Lector:  Hayden Robbins

 ____________________

*congregation standing

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 323  “Wonderful Words of Life”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

  SERMON    “Feasting on Real Wonder Bread,”    Rev. Brown

*HYMN No. 416  “Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face”

  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, on 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.

Distribution of the Elements

prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

*DOXOLOGY

            Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

            praise him all creatures here below.

            Praise him above ye heavenly host;

            praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*BENEDICTION

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

candles are extinguished.)

__________________

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

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders

of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.

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

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: 

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

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

Deacons:  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 29 – August 5

 

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Ralph Brown – Communion/ Summer

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

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      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. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm – 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

  Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/ August 5, 2018 

 

 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.

 

  SIDE VASE of flowers are in memory of Gaston St. Louis from Helen St. Louis.

 

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

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

hosted by our Health 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. Everything is provided.

 

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

and fellowship! The next game is Tuesday, August 7th 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.


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.

 

  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.

 

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.

 

         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).


ALL CHURCH KITCHEN 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.    

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. The 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. Adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  The summer Sunday School program concludes on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. 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 sharing 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            ____________________

 

A SINCERE ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE HOWE-PETERSON FUNERAL HOMES  for providing the large tent and chairs used for our Picnic Sunday worship service and activities on Picnic Sunday, July 29, 2018.

 

A GREAT BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Annual Summer Picnic a huge success.  There are too many to list everyone’s name.  There were 22 baskets donated for the basket raffle and $505.00 was raised in ticket sales.  $300.00 was raised for the 50/50 Raffle with the winnings being donated back to the Picnic Fund by the generous.  Thank you to all who donated the lovely baskets and bought tickets.  The St. Paul Cabinet.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Megan Barnosky, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Tammy Lee (daughter, Barb Siemers), Bill McGahey, Murl Nieman, Helen Parrish (Hospice), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, 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.   The new date is October 6th & 7thWe have been trying

for quite a few years to change 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.

 

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.

Posted by Stacey Krejci