Month: October 2018

Sunday, October 28, 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

 

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 28, 2018

Reformation Sunday              

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

(Nursery care available 10:30)

 

  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

*OPENING HYMN No. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies,”  Tracy Hoffman,

  Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

  (Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer)

  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. I thank you, my   

  heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this  

  night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also  

  from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your

  hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be 

  with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME/ PASSING OF PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  PRESENTATION OF BIBLES (10:30)  Pastors Drutchas and Schalm

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “If You Love Me,”  Chancel Choir (9), “Lord, Send 

  Your Angels,” Barbara Schultz, Soloist (10:30)  

____________________

*congregation standing

  SCRIPTURE READING Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 5:13-16 Lector:  Barbara Schultz 

*HYMN No. 65  “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (verses 1-4) 

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)   

*HYMN No. 613  “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (verses 1, 2)

  NEW MEMBER WELCOME (insert)

  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 Bang,”  Pastor Drutchas  

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)

*CLOSING 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 RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our new “Family Room”.  Please alert the ushers if you need assistance.

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

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

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

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

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

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Diane Poet (9), Pam Lange (10:30)

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

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  October 28 – November 4

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

                     New Member Welcome/ Reformation Sunday/ 6th Graders receive Bibles 

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

                     a.m./ Trunk or Treat 5:00 p.m.                     

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./

                     Worship Wednesdays 7:00

Thursday    Red Hats Halloween Potluck & Bunco night 6:30 p.m.

Saturday     Youth Retreat departs 9:00 a.m.

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

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

                     Youth Retreat returns 3:00 p.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.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

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost/ October 28, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between services hosted by Girl Scout Troop.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information.

 

WELCOMED INTO CHURCH MEMBERSHIP today Joan Board, Clifford Board, Neil McEachern. Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members.

 

SIXTH GRADERS RECEIVING BIBLES TODAY  Hayley Dykowski, Lily Forsyth, Kaitlyn Isaacs, Angel Staten, Dylan Stull, Kylie Warren, and Aiden Newton.

 

THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING will be received.  This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  You will find NIN envelopes in the pew racks.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as generously as you are able, Thank you.

 

A Special Thank You to all of the wonderful people who helped to make this year’s Fall Rummage Sale such a huge success.  Women’s and Men’s Fellowship.

 

OUR SECOND ANNUAL Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, November 2, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner choices are Meat or Alfredo sauce on your pasta, a salad bar with all the fixings, rolls, dessert, and beverages. It’s a great event to share with friends and family.  Tickets are available at the kiosk table during coffee hour or by contacting the church office at (313) 291-1221. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5 to 12 children, 4 and under are free.  Volunteers are needed the day of the dinner.  See the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or contact Pam Lange.  Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated. 

 

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

Mary Dubke - Amy’s Place 41346 Llorac Lane, Northville, 48167; Danielle Gardner The Maples, Benzie County Medical Center, 210 Maple Center, Frankfort, MI, 49635; 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.

 

‘WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS’ Dealing with the change we don’t expect and keeping it all in faith perspective is a book discussion series at St. Paul Church on Sunday evenings, November 4 and 11, starting at 7 p.m. in the Parlor.  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the discussion of a thoughtful book by M. Craig Barnes, When God Interrupts: Finding New Life Through Unwanted Change. Barnes, a Christian pastor, invites us to look for God’s hand and guidance amid life changes—a choice we can all make that can help redeem even the worst situation and give us new insight and outlook on our present and future. Our book discussion will include a ‘workshop’ session on tapping our own faith to embracing change positively and constructively. Copies of the books may be reserved through the church office (313-291-1221). For more information please speak with Pastor Drutchas.

 

PANCAKE FUNDRAISER for Pastor Bill Kren Saturday, November 10, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Community United Methodist Church, 11160 Olive Street, Romulus.  Cost is donations only. For more information please contact Lisa Watts, 313.378.4985.  Wear Pastor Kren’s favorite colors:  Maize and Blue! 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR Annual Scrapbook Crop Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The cost is $40.  This includes your cropping space, three meals, as well as snacks and beverages all day.  There will be venders, make and takes, demos, and raffles.  Even if you do not want to scrapbook, there will be something for everyone as you shop with our venders.  If you are a vender, or know of a vender, and they might be interested, please let me know.  We will be needing raffle and door prizes, as well as people to help that day.  This is a big fundraiser for BOF and the Christian Education Ministries.  Please contact Debbie Case at 734-941-1228 or email debbiescase@aol.com if you want more information.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our exercise session is Mondays and 

   Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.  Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a  

   Christian philosophy.  A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited.  Chronic Pain 

   Self-Management Class- begins Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the 

   West Room.  Our six-week session will provide tips and techniques. To register contact:  

   the NKFM (734) 222-9800 or PATHprograms@nkfm.org.  Caregivers - Meet for

   mutual support. The Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, October 29. Caregiving tips 

   will be shared by participants who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor

   Geoff Drutchas leads the sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is

   open to everyone. Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such

   as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the office. 

   TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and noncommercial weight loss

   support group St. Paul is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor. 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. The first visit is free with no obligation.  Medicare 101 Information

   Session Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m. in the West Room.  Confused about your health

   care coverage?  Learn more about Medicare so you can make the best decision for the

   upcoming year regarding your health care insurance. For more information contact Kathy

   Williams, Parish Nurse.

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  November 15 outing, we are visiting a church member’s home to see a large, unique salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.  

 

 USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces 

 help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions 

 are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the pre-

 siding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.

 

  2019 PHONE DIRECTORY  We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone

  Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone

  number, please notify the Church Office.  If you don’t want your cell phone number   

  listed in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance.  Your help in keeping our

  data up-to-date will make for a more accurate Directory.  Thanks for your support.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:  Gunter Berndl, April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Bev Gunther, Bob Harry, Shirley Havenstein, Doris Hilliker, Nancy & Amanda Holloway, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson, Walter Ray, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson Will Tank, Grace Torango, and Lisa Wild (Henry Ford, Downtown).  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.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT Halloween Party today from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Join us for a light hot dog dinner, caramel apple decorating, trunk or treating and a stroll down a ‘haunted hallway.’ Come in costume!  Prizes for Best Decorated, Scariest, and Most Creative trunks.  Prizes for best kiddie and adult costumes.  Trunks are always welcome!  

 

Christian Education is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight”  program Sunday, December 2, from 6:45-8:45 p.m.  One woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to join her for our advent program, fellowship and dessert.  There is a sign-up sheet available during coffee hour through October and November, or you can call or email Debbie Case (debbiescase@aol.com).  It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information.  There’s another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend.  We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend.   Deadline to sign up is Sunday, November 18th.  I will need to know total numbers at each table by November 25.  The table arrangement in the hall is based on the order that you sign your group up by.  I will be out of town a lot in October, you will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

 

FILL A SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN Christian Education has kicked off their Operation Christmas Child shoe box ministry.  Sunday School children and the congregation can take a simple shoe box, decorate it, and fill it with small gifts for children in need.  The gift-filled shoe boxes are distributed by Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian, non-profit organization) to children in need through-out the world.  All shoe boxes need to be returned no later than Sunday, November 18th.  The shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they are loaded onto semi-trucks for distribution.  For more information, or a shoe box, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

 

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Sunday, October 21, 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

 

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost   October 21, 2018

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

Nursery care available 10:30 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.53  “Morning Has Broken” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

  Loving and generous God, you are the font of every blessing, the source of all we  

  have. Your breath gives us life, Your love gives us courage and strength, healing  

  and compassion. You care for us like a loving parent and feed our spirits, our  

  minds, and our bodies. We thank you for your abundance given freely to all. But  

  God, forgive us for wanting more, even when we have more than we need.  Create  

  in us new hearts to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves. Help us to  

  know that our abundance is for others’ needs. Great Teacher, write your law on  

  our hearts: that we might better prioritize our lives and fulfill our purpose as our 

  children of the one, Living God.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS  Pastor Drutchas

  FAMILY OF GOD “The Message of the Shoebox,”  Pastor Schalm 

  Scripture: John 15:12 & Hebrews 13:16 

  CONGREGATIONAL CHORUS

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

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

  of the family, family of God.  

SPECIAL MUSIC Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (9), “If You Love Me,” Chancel Choir  (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING   Luke 12:27-34, John 4:42-44  Lectors:  Michele McNeely  (9), Hayden Robbins (10:30)

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

  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  “Priorities, Principles and Purpose” Pastor Schalm

   LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

 *HYMN No. 254 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”          

 *BENEDICTION

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

___________________

*Congregation standing

 

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our new “Family Room”.  Please alert the ushers if you need 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 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:  Diane Poet (9), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)

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

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  October 21 – October 28

Sunday       Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm/ OCC Kick- Off / Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.                      

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00

Thursday    Red Hats Halloween Potluck & Bunco night 6:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ New Member Welcome/ Reformation Sunday/ Wear Red!/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ 6th Graders receive Bibles 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Trunk or Treat 5:00 p.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

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost/ October 21, 2018 

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between services hosted by Girl Scout Troop.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor of the wedding of Mike & Cheryl (Robinson) Regan from Mom and Dad.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information.

 

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 28, 2018.  Those interested in joining St. Paul Church are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas at the church office or complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or give it to any usher.

 

OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING  will be received any Sunday throughout

the month of October.  This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special

Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education,

justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  Information about the NIN Offering

and an envelope will be included in your October Tidings.  You will also find NIN

envelopes in the pew racks.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as

generously as you are able, to those in need.  Thank you.

 

FILL A SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN BEGINS Christian Education is kicking off their Operation Christmas Child shoe box ministry today in Fellowship Hall.  Sunday School children and the congregation can take a simple shoe box, decorate it, and fill it with small gifts for children in need.  The gift-filled shoe boxes are distributed by Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian, non-profit organization) to children in need through-out the world.  All shoe boxes need to be returned no later than Sunday, November 18th.  The shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they are loaded onto semi-trucks for distribution.  For more information, or a shoe box, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

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, Patrick Ferguson), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Okinawa, Japan, 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).

 

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date!

 

‘WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS’ Dealing with the change we don’t expect and keeping it all in faith perspective is a book discussion series at St. Paul Church on Sunday evenings, October 21, November 4 and 11, starting at 7 p.m. in the Parlor.  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the discussion of a thoughtful book by M. Craig Barnes, When God Interrupts: Finding New Life Through Unwanted Change. Barnes, a Christian pastor, invites us to look for God’s hand and guidance amid life changes—a choice we can all make that can help redeem even the worst situation and give us new insight and outlook on our present and future. Our book discussion will include a ‘workshop’ session on tapping our own faith to embracing change positively and constructively. Copies of the books may be reserved through the church office (313-291-1221). For more information please speak with Pastor Drutchas.

   HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our exercise session is Mondays and  

   Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.  Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a   

   Christian philosophy.  A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited.  Chronic Pain  

   Self-Management Class- begins Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the  

   West Room.  Our six-week session will provide tips and techniques. To register contact:   

   the NKFM (734) 222-9800 or PATHprograms@nkfm.org.  Caregivers - Meet for

   mutual support. The Caregivers Group will meet on the third Monday of each month at

   7:30 p.m. The next gathering is October 29. Caregiving tips will be shared by participants

   who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the

   sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone.  

   Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,  

   wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the office.  TOPS (Take Off  

   Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and noncommercial weight loss support group St. Paul  

   is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor. 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. The first

   visit is free with no obligation.    

 

 RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  October 25 – Halloween Bunco & Potluck Dinner–  

 6:30 p.m. in the West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy you don’t have to know how to   

 play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice.  

 There is a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact.  

 Looking ahead to November, we visit a church member’s house to see a large, unique

 salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.

 

   PRAYER LUNCHEON Thursday, October 25  The International Health and Hope  

   Coalition is hosting a luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Missionary  

   Baptist Church in Detroit.  We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:15 a.m.  Dr. Edna Rose is  

   the key speaker along with a panel discussion.  The topic is “Dementia:  Memories,  

   Thinking and Behavior.”  Register at www.InterfaithHealthCoalition.org or contact  

   Kathy Williams.  Let Kathy know if you have registered and/ or would like to carpool.

 

 USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces  

 help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions  

 are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the pre-

 siding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Gunter Berndl (Henry Ford, Downtown), April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske (Beaumont, Dearborn), Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Harry Gardner, Bev Gunther, Bob Harry, Shirley Havenstein, Doris Hilliker, Nancy & Amanda Holloway, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson, Walter Ray, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson Will Tank, Grace Torango, and Loralee Wilson (Henry Ford, Wyandotte).  Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.

 

2019 PHONE DIRECTORY  We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone

Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone

number, please notify the Church Office.  If you don’t want your cell phone number listed

in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance.  Your help in keeping our data up-

to-date will make for a more accurate Directory.  Thanks in advance for your support.

 

  Christian Education is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program Sunday,

  December 2, from 6:45-8:45 p.m.  One woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to

  join her for our advent program, fellowship and dessert.  There is a sign-up sheet available

  during coffee hour through October and November, or you can call or email Debbie Case.

  (debbiescase@aol.com)  It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each

  hostess with all the information.  There’s another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want

  to host a table but would like to attend.  We will do our best to find a place for every lady

  that would like to attend.   Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Nov. 18th.  I will need to know

  total numbers at each table by November 25.  The table arrangement in the hall is based

  on the order that you sign your group up by.  I will be out of town a lot in October, you will

  be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

 

OUR SECOND ANNUAL Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, November 2, 4:30 - 7:00

p.m.  Dinner choices are either Marinara or Alfredo sauce on your pasta, a salad bar with

all the fixings, rolls, dessert, and beverages. It’s a great event to share with friends and

family.  Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk table during coffee hour beginning

Sunday, October 7 or by contacting the church office at (313) 291-1221. Tickets will be

available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children

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Sunday, October 14, 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

 

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
October 14, 2018

 

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)/ PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist

  RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL  CALL WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF   

  SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 136  “Christians All Your Lord is Coming,” (Verses 1-3)

  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

  O God, we gather in this sacred space to rediscover our faith and to seek healing

  and renewal.  Bless us with your loving presence and strengthen us in body and

  spirit that we might have all the stamina we need to be your devoted servants in

  the world.    Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE

  MISSION MOMENT  Our ChristNet Host Week

  HYMN No. 537 “My Hope Is Built” (Verses 1-2)

  HOMILY  “Jesus’ Healing Hand,” Pastor Drutchas

  HYMN No. 480  “I Love to Tell the Story”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 5: 17-26 - Jesus Forgives -Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas

  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 Luke 6:6-11– Always Time for Wholeness – Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas

HYMN No. 628  “Precious Lord Take My Hand”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 6:17-23 – Blessed Are Those Who Now Weep - Sandy Ennis, Jeannette Wackro

  MORNING PRAYER/ MEMORIAL PRAYER (Ilene Krogman)

  CHIMES  “There is a Balm in Gilead”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 7:1-10 – Trust Jesus -  Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas

 *HYMN No. 579  “Standing in the Need of Prayer” (Verses 1-2)

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 8:1-3 – Many Have Been Healed -  Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas

  SOLO  “He Touched Me”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 8:26-33 – He Defeats Demons - Sandy Ennis, Jeannette Wackro

  HYMN No. 504  “Heal Me, Hands of Jesus”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 8:40-56 – His Power Restores Health and Peace – Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas

  HYMN No. 561  “It is Well with My Soul” (Verses 1-2)

  SCRIPTURE Luke 9:1-6 – Proclaim His Gospel and Heal the Sick – Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas

  ANTHEM  “I Have Decided,”  Chancel Choir (9), “He Leadeth Me,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)

  PRAYER FOR HEALING Pastor Druchas & Congregation

  By your power, great God, our Lord Jesus healed the sick and gave new hope to

  the hopeless.  Though we cannot command or possess your power we pray for

  those who want to be healed.  Mind their wounds, soothe fevered brows, and make

  broken people whole again.  Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that,

  through death is against us, you are with us, and have promised renewed and risen

  life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless these waters by which we anoint those who

  desire this day healing in body and spirit.  Amen.

  ANNOINTMENT FOR HEALING  At the bidding of the ushers Church members are

   invited to come forth to the chancel steps to receive waters of healing


HEALING MEDLEY “I Know My Redeemer Liveth” ++ “In Suff’ring Love” ++ How

  Long, O God, How Long” ++ “Fill My Cup, Lord” ++ “Leaning on the Everlasting  

  Arms” +++ “O Christ, The Healer” ++ “Your Words to Me are Life and Health” ++  

  “Come, You  Disconsolate

*CLOSING HYMN No. 562  “Because He Lives”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE (Please remain seated until candles are extinguished)


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:  Diane Poet (9), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)

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

Acolyte:  Tyler Staten (10:30)

Usher:  Meredith Stull (10:30)

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  October 14 – October 21

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ Healing Service/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ ChristNet hosting week begins                                                            

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

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

Wednesday Confirmation 6:30 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00

Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Flu Shot Clinic 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Youth Wyandotte Soup Kitchen 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm / OCC Kick-Off/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.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

  Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost/ October 14, 2018 

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our West Room between services hosted by Girl Scout Troop.

  CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information. 

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 28, 2018.  Those interested in joining St. Paul Church are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas at the church office or complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or give it to any usher.

 OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING  will be received any Sunday throughout

 the month of October.  This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special

 Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education,

 justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  Information about the NIN Offering

 and an envelope will be included in your October Tidings.  You will also find NIN

 envelopes in the pew racks.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as

 generously as you are able, to those in need.  Thank you.

 OUR SECOND ANNUAL Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, November 2, 4:30 - 7:00

 p.m.  Dinner choices are either Marinara or Alfredo sauce on your pasta, a salad bar with

 all the fixings, rolls, dessert, and beverages. It’s a great event to share with friends and

 family.  Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk table during coffee hour beginning

 Sunday, October 7 or by contacting the church office at (313) 291-1221. Tickets will be

 available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children

 5 to 12 children, 4 and under are free.

 

 HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our new “Family Room”.  Please alert the ushers if you need assistance.


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:    

Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio (sister, Pam Lange),Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Mary Jane Fliss (sister-in-law, ArleneWolfram),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), 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),Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka),Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart), and Brad Zabik.       

 

E-MAIL CHANGES  If your e-mail address has changed in the last 6 months please notify the Church Office at (313) 291-1221.  We utilize E-mail addresses of approximately 290 members and friends in our current e-mail notification system.  It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on events at St. Paul.  Your help is essential in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list.

 

   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. 

 

   ALTAR GUILD has an opportunity for a few volunteers to maintain the altar candles and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend.  All materials and training are provided at your convenience.  For more information please contact Arlene Felske or Sue Mrowka.  

 

USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the presiding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes –
Our exercise session is Mondays and  

   Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a   

   Christian philosophy.  A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited.  Chronic Pain  

   Self-Management Class- begins Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the  

   West Room.  Our six-week session will provide tips and techniques. To register contact:   

   the NKFM (734) 222-9800 or PATHprograms@nkfm.org.  Caregivers - Meet for

   mutual support. The Caregivers Group will meet on the third Monday of each month at

   7:30 p.m. The next gathering is October 29. Caregiving tips will be shared by participants

   who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the

   sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone.  

   Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,  

   wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the office.  TOPS (Take Off  

   Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and noncommercial weight loss support group St. Paul  

   is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor. 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. The first

   visit is free with no obligation.  FLU SHOT CLINIC Thursday, October 18, 7:00-8:45  

   p.m. in the West Room.  A pharmacist will give the shot.  There are free vouchers

   available.  The cost is $25 if insurance doesn’t cover the cost or we run out of free

   vouchers.  Please bring your insurance card with you.  Minimum age is 7 years.  A senior  

   dose is available.  Sign up in the church office by October 10.  

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  October 25 – Halloween Bunco & Potluck Dinner–  

 6:30 p.m. in the  West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy you don’t have to know how to   

 play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice.  

 There is a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact.  

 Looking ahead to November, we visit a church member’s house to see a large, unique

 salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.

 

 PRAYER LUNCHEON Tuesday, October 25  The International Health and Hope  

   Coalitionis hosting a luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Missionary  

   Baptist Church in Detroit.  We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:15 a.m.  Dr. Edna Rose is  

   the key speaker along with a panel discussion.  The topic is “Dementia:  Memories,  

   Thinking and Behavior.”  Register at www.InterfaithHealthCoalition.org or contact  

   Kathy Williams.  Let Kathy know if you have registered and/ or would like to carpool.

 

   YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date!


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Bev Gunther, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Danielle Gardner, Harry Gardner, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson,  Walter Ray, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson and Grace Torango.  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.

 

2019 PHONE DIRECTORY  We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone

 Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone

 number, please notify the Church Office.  If you don’t want your cell phone number listed

 in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance.  Your help in keeping our data up-

 to-date will make for a more accurate Directory.  Thanks in advance for your support.

 

  Christian Education is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program Sunday,

  December 2, from 6:45-8:45 p.m.  One woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to

  join her for our advent program, fellowship and dessert.  There is a sign-up sheet available

  during coffee hour through October and November, or you can call or email Debbie Case.

  (debbiescase@aol.com)  It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each

  hostess with all the information.  There’s another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want

  to host a table but would like to attend.  We will do our best to find a place for every lady

  that would like to attend.   Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Nov. 18th.  I will need to know

  total numbers at each table by November 25.  The table arrangement in the hall is based

  on the order that you sign your group up by.  I will be out of town a lot in October, you will

  be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

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.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

No Audio Service the Sunday

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-3910

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor

Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education

Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost October 7, 2018

World Communion Sunday

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

(Nursery care available 10:30 a.m.)

SILENT PRAYER   (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE   Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

*OPENING HYMN No. 552   “Standing on the Promises,” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION   Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O God of Heaven and Earth, we celebrate your redeeming love today with Christians through-out the earth. Help us in this time of worship to affirm our spiritual kinship with all men and women who seek to walk in your grace as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

*CONGREGATONAL RESPONSE   Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME/ PASSSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

HONORING OUR AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

MISSION MOMENT  Call for ChristNet

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Many And Great,” Chancel Choir

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 95  “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS

_____________________

*Congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING Exodus 20:1-6, Mark 10:17-31 Lector: Sandy Ennis (9), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)

*HYMN No. 354   “Seek Ye First” (insert)

SERMON   “The Hat We Wear,” Pastor Drutchas

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

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.

Distribution of the Elements

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)/ Memorial Prayer (Lois M. Frank)

*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 seated in your pews as the services closes until all 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 new ‘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: Diane Poet (9), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)

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

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week October 7 – October 14

Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ Pew Communion/ World Communion Sunday/ Neighbors In Need Offering/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Youth & Young Adult Kayaking/ Women’s Retreat Returns

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

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

Wednesday  Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays -Flat Rock 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Annual Church Tour 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m./ Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m.

Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas / Healing Service/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ ChristNet Hosting Week Begins

 

MORNING TIDE/ ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between services hosted by Girl Scout Troop

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Charette, Wackro, Isaacs families & friends of Lois M. Frank, who passed away, September 28, 2018 at the age of 97 years.  Funeral was October 3, 2018. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas officiated. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY
 to the Family & friends of Ilene M. Krogman, who passed away, September 27, 2018 at the age of 101 years. Funeral is Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She will lie in state 9:30-11:30 a.m. Service is 11:30 a.m. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas will officiate. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS begin today following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP kick-off is today with activity planning following our 10:30 service. After the meeting we will head out for lunch then kayaking the Huron River.  Our gathering spot is H2E River Adventures, LLC, 22825 Huron River Drive Water Unit, Rockwood, MI. The cost to kayak is $20.00 (cash only). Parents are invited. Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date! WORSHIP WEDNESDAYS - Young adult Fellowship Kayaking the Huron River today. We’ll meet at H2E River Adventures, 22825 Huron River Drive Water Unit, Rockwood, MI. The cost is $20.00 (cash).

OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING will be received any Sunday throughout the month of October. This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy. Information about the NIN Offering and an envelope will be included in your October Tidings. You will also find NIN envelopes in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as generously as you are able, to those in need. Thank you.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS

​Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Laura O’Neil (mother, Shawn Block), Sheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez).

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic churches will be Thursday, October 11. Five historic Catholic and Protestant churches are on our itinerary. Cost is $30 per person, not including lunch (Polka Restaurant, Troy). We are currently at capacity and are beginning a ‘wait list.’ Please contact the church office for more information.

E-MAIL CHANGES If your e-mail address has changed in the last 6 months please notify the Church Office at (313) 291-1221. We utilize E-mail addresses of approximately 290 members and friends in our current e-mail notification system. It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on events at St. Paul. Your help is essential in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 28, 2018. Those interested in joining St. Paul Church are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas at the church office or complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or give it to any usher.

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.

ALTAR GUILD has an opportunity for a few volunteers to maintain the altar candles and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend. All materials and training are provided at your convenience. For more information please contact Arlene Felske or Sue Mrowka.

USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the presiding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our exercise session has begun Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a Christian philosophy. A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited. No classes October 1 & 3 due to Fall Rummage Sale. Chronic Pain Self-Management Class- begins Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the West Room. Our six-week session will provide tips and techniques. To register contact: the NKFM (734) 222-9800 or PATHprograms@nkfm.org. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our meeting is October 8th at 1:00 p.m. Caregivers - Meet for mutual support. The Caregivers Group will meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next gathering is October 22.   Caregiving tips will be shared by participants who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone. Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the office. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and noncommercial weight loss support group St. Paul is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor. 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. The first visit is free with no obligation.  FLU SHOT CLINIC Thursday, October 18, 7:00-8:45 p.m. in the West Room. A pharmacist will give the shot. There are free vouchers available. The cost is $25 if insurance doesn’t cover the cost or we run out of free vouchers. Please bring your insurance card with you. Minimum age is 7 years. A senior dose is available. Sign up in the church office by October 10.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS October 25 – Halloween Bunco & Potluck Dinner–6:30 p.m. in the West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy you don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice. There is a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact.  Looking ahead to November, we visit a church member’s house to see a large, unique salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.

PRAYER LUNCHEON Tuesday, October 25 The International Health and Hope Coalitionis hosting a luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit. We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Edna Rose is the key speaker along with a panel discussion. The topic is “Dementia: Memories, Thinking and Behavior.” Register at www.InterfaithHealthCoalition.org or contact Kathy Williams. Let Kathy know if you have registered and/ or would like to carpool.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Mary Jane Fliss (sister-in-law, Arlene Wolfram), Oren Forsyth, Bev Gunther, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Danielle Gardner, Harry Gardner, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Grace Torango. 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.

OUR SECOND ANNUAL Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, November 2, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner choices are either Marinara or Alfredo sauce on your pasta, a salad bar with all the fixings, rolls, dessert, and beverages. It’s a great event to share with friends and family. Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk table during coffee hour beginning Sunday, October 7 or by contacting the church office at (313) 291-1221. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5 to 12 children, 4 and under are free.

2019 PHONE DIRECTORY   We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone number, please notify the Church Office. If you don’t want your cell phone number listed in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance. Your help in keeping our data up-to-date will make for a more accurate Directory. Thanks in advance for your support.

Christian Education is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program Sunday, December 2, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. One woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to join her for our advent program, fellowship and dessert. There is a sign-up sheet available during coffee hour through October and November, or you can call or email Debbie Case.(debbiescase@aol.com) It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information. There’s another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Nov. 18th. I will need to know total numbers at each table by November 25. The table arrangement in the hall is based on the order that you sign your group up by. Because I will be out of town a lot in October, you will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

 

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