Month: January 2019

Sunday January 27, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor
Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education
Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

Third Sunday after Epiphany
January 27, 2019

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 CHURCH BELL    

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

*OPENING HYMN No. 21 “Let the Whole Creation Cry,”  Tracy Hoffman,Hymn Leader    

*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O gracious God, we come into your presence to be renewed in a spirit of love and    

  stewardship.  Help us to be more faithful in the way that we share our time,  

  talents, and all other resources so that all that we say and do might testify to your   

  greatness and glory.  In Jesus Christ, Amen. 

  CONGREGATIONAL RSPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “I Surrender All,”  Chancel Choir (9), Tracy Hoffman, Soloist  (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Luke 4:14-30 Lectors:  Barbara Schultz (9), Fred Miller (10:30)

*HYMN No. 323  “Wonderful Words of Life”     

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

______________________

*Congregation standing

*HYMN No.  340  “Softly and Tenderly”  

  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  “Are We Listening?”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 99 “O, How I Love 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.

PARENTS WITH CRYING INFANTS are encouraged to make use of our Family Room at the rear of the sanctuary.

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

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

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.

STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Checkbook Prayer

“I write this check.  I spend this money with gratitude for the abundance of God’s goodness in my life today.  With love I release it into the flow of life, knowing it goes forth and returns to multiply.  Bless and prosper me and all those it touches.”

                                                                                      Jeanne Bice


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:  Michael Isaacs (10:30)

Ushers:  Rosemarie Laslo, Sharon Podpora, Sue Mrowka, Brenda Tank (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  January 27 – February 3

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Souper Bowl VI 11:30 a.m.

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Blood Drive 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday  Meditation 12:30 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Scrapbook Set-up

Friday         Scrapbook Set-up

Saturday     Scrapbook Event 9:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.–Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas-Communion/ Super Bowl Sub Sales/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m. / Children’s Choir 11:30


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Jerusalem Café (West Room) between worship service, hosted by our Choir members.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of David Mrowka from your loving wife Sue.

DOUBLE WORSHIP SCHEDULE has resumed. Sunday School and Child care is available during the 10:30 a.m. service.  Our nursery is located in the rear of the Sanctuary on the east side.

PAUL SOUPER BOWL VI is today from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A donation of $7.00 buy’s you a spoon, a support tray (holds 6 bowls of soup) and allows you to taste a variety of amazing soups prepared by local businesses as well as our own membership. Profits go to support the facility.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR gathers after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  All children are invited.  Please see director, Sally Sigman for more information.

OFFERING ENVELOPES  If you use the smaller set of Offering Envelopes, it’s very    important that you write your name on each envelope if you wish to receive credit on  your annual contribution statement.  Our Financial Secretary Annette Thie has no way of knowing who made the contribution.  In 2020 the smaller sets will have your name and address printed on each envelope.

INITIAL ENVELOPE DONATION FOR 2019 Just a quick reminder that the Initial Envelope in your 2019 envelope set is intended to help offset the cost of printing offering  envelopes.  A gift of $10.00 is suggested but any amount is acceptable.  We have budgeted $1,500 for 2019.  Your help in meeting the 2019 budget amount will be greatly appreciated.


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

Mary Dubke – hospice - Amy’s Place 41346 Llorac Lane, Northville, 48167; Danielle Gardner The Maples, Benzie County Medical Center, 210 Maple Center, Frankfort, MI, 49635; Gertrude Hagen – 9150 Allen Rd., Room 88, Allen Park, 48101; 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.

 

2019 PHONE DIRECTORY  The 2019 membership directory for St. Paul United Church of Christ will be ready for publishing in March.  Anyone interested in placing an advertisement for their business in our new directory should contact Tracy Harris at (800) 544-6903 ext. 123 or email her at tharris@cathedraldirectories.com.  A business card can be used in creating an ad. Many times, members have businesses and other members aren't aware, but would love to support them.  Also, advertisers do not need to be members of our church, so feel free to pass this information along to others.  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.  Thanks for your support.

ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP TO HOST ARC DINNER DANCE Friday, February 22 the youth will once again be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Dance for the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens).  The youth became involved with the ARC as a result of a community outreach program with the Downriver Special Olympics for which the members of the ARC are involved. The youth are in need of donated desserts and door prize items to help off-set the cost of this outreach. If you are interested in making a donation or in helping with this event, please contact Pastor Schalm. All members of the congregation are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to confirm your attendance.

YOUTH PLANNING MEETING & Sub Making Sunday, February 3, 8:30 a.m. Youth should plan to meet in the West Room for donuts & a short meeting. Afterwards we will be filling sub sandwich orders. Winter Jam Christian Music Concert Sunday, February 17.  We will be departing St. Paul UCC following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  We will stop for lunch prior to heading to the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center for the concert.  The concert will feature many Christian artists to include: The Newsboys, Mandisa, Donney Gokey, Ledger, Newsong and others.   Ticket price is $15.00 plus lunch

USHERS NEEDED FOR WORSHIP SERVICES Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our new Usher Sign-up board located in the Narthex of the Church. Being an usher is easy and experience is not necessary. Our Deacons will be glad to answer any questions and walk you through training prior to the service.  All ushers are asked to be at Church thirty minutes prior to the service.  Any Deacon can assist you.

  ALTAR GUILD has opportunities for 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.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Sherrill Berndl, Marge Bergman, Marion Bolen, Debbie Case, Juanita Davis, Charlie Duncan, Jeanne Edwards, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Shirley Gratrix, Gertrude Hagen, Betty Hagerty, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Ken Kaszubowski, Jacob May, Rev. Bill Kren, Mary Miller, Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Nancy Rabb, Lil Roscoe, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, Loralee Wilson, and Carol Wioncek. 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 ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK CROP is Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  $40 includes your cropping space, three meals, snacks and beverages all day.  There will be venders, make and takes, demos, and raffles.  Even if you do not scrapbook, there will be something for everyone as you shop with our venders.  There are no entry fees and everyone is welcome.  We need 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 by phone or email debbiescase@aol.com if you want more information.  SCRAPBOOK SPACE IS ALMOST FILLED! Reserve yours today.

THE ST. PAUL BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY is hosting its 12th Annual Wild Game Dinner Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 7:00 pm.  It’s a fun filled evening with raffles, good eating and great fellowship.  This year’s menu features Buffalo, Wild Boar, Venison, Salmon, Turtle and much more.  Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour, or by calling the Church office at 313-291-1221 or by calling James Poet, Gary Staffeld, John Smith, Candace Poet or Dan Case.  We are also looking for donations of wild game food and any items that can be used for the raffles as prizes.

PAUL YOUTH GO WITHOUT SO OTHERS MAY HAVE The young people of St. Paul have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of starving children around the world.  The “30 Hour Famine” youth lock-in will is the weekend of February 22-23.  On Friday, February 22 participants host the annual ARC Valentine Dinner Dance.  After dining and dancing with their guests they will participate in some friendly competition.  Through team games participants will gain a greater knowledge and understanding of poverty and world hunger.  A youth candle worship service will be held at 11:00 p.m. prior to the start of the 30 hour fast that will begin at midnight.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – We will resume Monday, January 14,

2019 at 2:00 p.m.  Meditation classes - Are you stressed?  Do you want to focus more on

being in the present? We will be having four sessions learning and practicing breathing

and meditation. We will meet on Wednesday, January 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. for four weeks.

Kathy Williams will lead the session. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support.

Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. Caregiving tips are shared

on a confidential basis. Pastor Drutchas leads the session, 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.  Blood Drive - January 29, 2019 1:00-645 p.m. It’s important to

sign up in advance.  Please make an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy

Williams, or complete a Make-a-Wish card and place it in the offering plate. You can also

make appointments for/at your own convenience through the Internet. You will need to register & obtain a password. If you have questions, you can visit  www.redcrossblood.org or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at 866-236-3276.  Adult Shingles and TDAP Immunizations - The current recommendation is to have a two-dose series, given 6 months apart, to protect adults over 50 even those that  had the previous one dose shot given before 2017. Call your insurance company to see what your co-pay will be as this can be expensive. The TDAP vaccination is the adult version of diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough). The Hepatitis A vaccine is still recommended.

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Sunday January 20, 2019

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

Second Sunday after Epiphany
January 20, 2019

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

Nursery Care 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. 589  “Lord, I Want To Be A Christian,” Tracey Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

  Leader:  Gather us in, Mysterious Maker God.

  Congregation:  That being close to you we will understand your intention for creation.
Leader: 
Weave us into one, Sweet Savior of all.
  Congregation:  That living your ways we will create communities of faith and peace.

  Leader:  Gather us in, Powerful Spirit of Renewal.
  Congregation:  That treasuring the past we will boldly shape the future.

  Leader:  Weave us into one, Holy One in Three.

 All:   That women, men and children together may be the signs of your presence,   

     the weavers of your communities and the witnesses to your coming.  Gather us in  

     this day so that we might gather strength from you in order to share Your love  

     with others. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY OF GOD “The Three Little PigsPastor Cheryl Schalm

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (9), “I Surrender All,”  Chancel Choir (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING   Psalm 145:14-17  Ephesians 4:1-6  Lectors: Michele

McNeely (9), Grace Wangbickler (10:30)

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

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

  Create in me a new heart, so that I’ll give you more than part, of this, the life   

  you’ve given me, create in me a new heart.

  OFFERTORY INVITATION /PRAYER                                                                                                           

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below.

         Praise him above ye heavenly host; raise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  SCRIPTURE READING  John 4:4-14      

  SERMON  “Hope Within the Hurricane, Love Despite the Loss,”  Pastor Schalm

CHIME RESPONSE  “Seek Ye First”

  INSTALLATION OF COUNCIL OFFICERS  (see insert)

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 609 “Take My Life”          

  *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.

PARENTS WITH CRYING INFANTS are encouraged to make use of our Family Room at the rear of the sanctuary.

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:  Michael Isaacs (10:30)

Ushers:  Thomas Tank (9)

Confirmands (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  January 20 – January 27

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Council Installation/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Council Dinner 5:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday  Meditation 12:30 p.m./ Handbell Choir Rehearsal 6:00 p.m./ Choir 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Thursday     Red Hot Purple Angels 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- Sunday School 10:30 a.m. / Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Souper Bowl VI 11:30 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately following our morning worship service, hosted by our Choir.

DOUBLE WORSHIP SCHEDULE resumes today, 9 and 10:30 a.m. The church’s voice mail recording (313-291-1221) will maintain an updated service schedule. Child care is available during the 10:30 a.m. service.  Our nursery is located in the rear of the Sanctuary on the east side.

St PAUL SOUPER BOWL VI is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019. A simple donation of $7.00 buy’s you a spoon, a support tray (holds 6 bowls of soup) and allows you to taste a variety of amazing soups prepared by local businesses as well as our own membership. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK table on Sunday mornings or by contacting the Church office at 313-291-1221. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in our own Fellowship Hall. All profits go to support the facility.  If you have a secret family recipe and would like to participate in Souper Bowl VI, please contact Jim Poet at 734-718-3137 or Dan Case at (734) 558-2585. 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR WILL RESUMES after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  All children are invited.  Please see director, Sally Sigman for more information.

OFFERING ENVELOPES  If you use the smaller set of Offering Envelopes, it’s very  important that you write your name on each envelope if you wish to receive credit on  your annual contribution statement.  Our Financial Secretary Annette Thie has no way of knowing who made the contribution.  Beginning in 2020 the smaller sets will have your name and address printed on each envelope.

REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY

President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick Ferguson), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, 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 & Kelli Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons & wife, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve), Kyle Lassa (Korea sons, 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), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband, Morgan Gillespey-Smith), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, Japan), 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). 

2019 PHONE DIRECTORY  The 2019 membership directory for St. Paul United Church of Christ will be ready for publishing in March.  Anyone interested in placing an advertisement for their business in our new directory should contact Tracy Harris at (800) 544-6903 ext. 123 or email her at tharris@cathedraldirectories.com.  A business card can be used in creating an ad. Many times, members have businesses and other members aren't aware, but would love to support them.  Also, advertisers do not need to be members of our church, so feel free to pass this information along to others.  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.  Thanks for your support.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, January 24, 2019 is our planning meeting. Join us with suggestions for events, outings, etc. for the upcoming year. If you’re not able to attend, please share your suggestions/ ideas with Kathy prior to the meeting.  Please remember to check the shelf in the West Room for any gifts from your new Secret Pal.

Blood Drive - January 29, 2019 1:00-645 p.m. It’s important to sign up in advance.  Please make an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams, or complete a Make-a-Wish card and place it in the offering plate. You can also make appointments for/at your own convenience through the Internet. You will need to register & obtain a password. If you have questions, you can visit  www.redcrossblood.org or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at 866-236-3276.
Adult Shingles and TDAP Immunizations - The current recommendation is to have a two-dose series, given 6 months apart, to protect adults over 50 even those that  had the previous one dose shot given before 2017. Call your insurance company to see what your co-pay will be as this can be expensive. The TDAP vaccination is the adult version of diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough). The Hepatitis A vaccine is still recommended.

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 which 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 by phone or email debbiescase@aol.com if you want more information.

USHERS NEEDED FOR WORSHIP SERVICES Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our new Usher Sign-up board located in the Narthex of the Church. Being an usher is easy and experience is not necessary. Our Deacons will be glad to answer any questions and walk you through training prior to the service.  All ushers are asked to be at Church thirty minutes prior to the service.  Any Deacon can assist you.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Sherrill Berndl, Marge Bergman, Marion Bolen, Debbie Case, Juanita Davis, Charlie Duncan, Jeanne Edwards, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Shirley Gratrix, Gertrude Hagen, Betty Hagerty, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Southshore), Ken Kaszubowski, Jacob May, Rev. Bill Kren, Mary Miller, Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Nancy Rabb, Lil Roscoe, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, Loralee Wilson, and Carol Wioncek. 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.

2018 FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION statements are available for pickup in the Narthex this morning.  2019 Giving Envelopes and calendars are now available. Please ask one of the Ushers if you would like assistance.  If you do not find your box, please contact Financial Secretary, Annette Thie.

THE ST. PAUL BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY is hosting its 12th Annual Wild Game Dinner Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 7:00 pm.  It’s a fun filled evening with raffles, good eating and great fellowship.  This year’s menu will feature Buffalo, Wild Boar, Venison, Salmon, Turtle and much more.  Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour, or by calling the Church office at 313-291-1221 or by calling James Poet, Gary Staffeld, John Smith, Candace Poet or Dan Case.  We are also looking for donations of wild game food and any items that can be used for the raffles as prizes.

 

THE 2019 ALTAR FLOWER CHART Altar flowers are a very special way to honor  or memorialize that special someone in your life or even a special occasion (anniversary, birthday, graduation, etc.).  The cost for altar flowers is $30.00 (2 vases) or you may   purchase a side vase for just $15.00.  Please contact the Deacon after the service for assistance in getting your altar flowers or side vase.  Please check the flower chart for availability of Sundays or other occasions. Please use envelopes found in the pew racks to request altar flowers.  You may also contact the church office at 313-291-1221.

  ALTAR GUILD has opportunities for 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.

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Sunday January 13, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor
Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education
Mr. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

First Sunday after Epiphany
January 13, 2019

Annual Congregational Meeting

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

Nursery care available

   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

*OPENING HYMN No. 27  “Come, Thou Almighty King”, Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

In the cold of a bitter winter morning, we rise – leaving the shelter of our homes

to gather in the shelter of this place.  This is the house of God, who is present but

not constrained here.  This is our house, the place where we belong, the place

     where we welcome strangers as guests.  Almighty God, the source of all goodness,

     we give you our thanks and praise that in your mercy you have brought us through another year.

 As we gather this day, each of us brings something to worship.  We bring the burdens of the week. 

We bring prayers of hope, and prayers of anguish. We bring our voices, and our offerings, and our questions. 

We bring our faith,  battered, or whole as it may be.  We bring all this to You Father God, whom we have come to

worship this day.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   OPENING/ RECESSING OF THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  

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*Congregation standing

HYMN No. 136  “Christians All, Your Lord Is Coming”

  SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 3:1-22   Lectors: & Eileen Vernor Drutchas & Pastor  Drutchas

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “One Song,”  Chancel Choir

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Drutchas

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

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  “Mighty John,”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 562  “Because He Lives”          

*BENEDICTION

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

    REOPENING OF THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

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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.

PARENTS WITH CRYING INFANTS are encouraged to make use of our Family Room at the rear of the sanctuary.

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.”

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  January 13 – January 20

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Annual Congregational Meeting 11:00 a.m./ Winter Family Fun Bash 12 noon

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  Handbell Choir Rehearsal 6:00 p.m./ Choir 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Thursday     Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm- Sunday  School 10:30 a.m. / Council Installation/ Council Dinner 5:30 p.m.

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Sunday January 6, 2019

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

Epiphany
January 6, 2019

Three Kings Day

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

(Nursery care available)

SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Mary Manier, Guest Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

  *OPENING HYMN No. 165  “Once in Royal David’s City,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

  *UNISON INVOCATION

O God of life, we rejoice in your love which has filled creation from the beginning

       and which calls all life into being.  We praise you for Jesus Christ who reveals

       most fully your loving purpose for all people.  We bless you for your Spirit who

       draws all humanity into the circle of your love.  Gracious God, bless us with your

       presence so that our worship and our lives may be a true celebration of your love

       in Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

  *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.   

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Be Thou My Vision,”  Chancel Choir 

    SCRIPTURE READING  Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12  Lector:  Candace Poet

  *HYMN No. 162  “What Child Is This”

*Congregation standing

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Thanks, Healing)

       SPECIAL MUSIC  “Mary, Did You Know?” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist   

       SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM  Block Family

      OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

      SERMON  “The Wise Men Cometh,”  Pastor Drutchas

    *HYMN No. 172 “We Three Kings”

      THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

         Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

         Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

Response:

               One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

               one cup of blessing which we bless.

               And we, though many through out the Earth,

               We are one body in this one Lord.

      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.)

 

RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available 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.

PARENTS WITH CRYING INFANTS are encouraged to make use of our Family Room at the rear of the sanctuary.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available.

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:  Michael Isaacs

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  January 6 – January 13

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Block Family Baptism 10:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.

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

Wednesday  Handbell Choir Rehearsal 6:00 p.m./ Choir 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 pm

Thursday     Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- Sunday School 10:00 a.m. / Annual Congregational Meeting 11:00 a.m./ Winter Family Fun Bash 12 noon


MORNING TIDE                              

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately following our morning worship service, hosted by our Choir.

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.

BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Gabriel John Block.  Born June 21, 2018 to Shawn & Greg Block. Baptized January 6, 2019.  Grandparents are Jim & Paula Block, Pam Block; Laurie & Gorden O’Neil. Great-grandmother Virginia Maruszewski. Sibling is August.

SINGLE WORSHIP SCHEDULE will continue on January 13. Our congregation will resume a double service schedule on January 20, 9 and 10:30. To check on the Sunday morning service schedule, call the church office (313-291-1221). The church’s voice mail recording will maintain an updated service schedule.

St. Paul’s SOUPER BOWL VI is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019.  A simple donation of $7.00 buy’s you a spoon, a support tray (holds 6 bowls of soup) and allows you to taste a variety of amazing soups prepared by local businesses as well as our own membership. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK table on Sunday mornings or by contacting the Church office at 313-291-1221. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in our own Fellowship Hall.  All profits go to support the facility.  If you have a secret family recipe and would like to participate in Souper Bowl VI, please contact Jim Poet at 734-718-3137 or Dan Case at (734) 558-2585.

 THE ANNUAL MEETING of our congregation is set for Sunday, January 13, 2019     10:00 a.m.  One topic will be the authorization of our Council to begin a congregational dialogue about migration to a single Sunday service.  Questions?  Please speak with  Diane Poet, Pam Lange, or Cheryl Kincaid.   


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).

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.

WINTER BASH FAMILY FUN NIGHT  This much loved event hosted by Rock Hard in Faith will be January 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Please join us for this free and fun family event.  There’ll be music, and indoor moonwalk, crafts, games, cookie & hat decorating and s’more making.  A Coffee Café featuring minimally priced flavored coffee, hot chocolate, pizza, nachos, and an Icee machine all in our Jerusalem Café.  You don’t want to miss this!

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, January 24, 2019 is our planning meeting.  Join us with suggestions for events, outings, etc. for the upcoming year. If you’re not able to attend, please share your suggestions/ ideas with Kathy prior to the meeting.

 THE 2019 ALTAR FLOWER CHART Altar flowers are a very special way to honor  or memorialize that special someone in your life or even a special occasion (anniversary,  birthday, graduation, etc.).  The cost for altar flowers is $30.00 (2 vases) or you may  purchase a side vase for just $15.00.  Please contact the Deacon after the service for assistance in getting your altar flowers or side vase.  Please check the flower chart for availability of Sundays or other occasions. Please use envelopes found in the pew racks   to request altar flowers.  You may also contact the church office at 313-291-1221.

USHERS NEEDED FOR WORSHIP SERVICES Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our new Usher Sign-up board located in the Narthex of the Church. Being an usher is easy and experience is not necessary. Our Deacons will be glad to answer any questions and walk you through training prior to the service.  All ushers are asked to be at Church thirty minutes prior to the service.  Any Deacon can assist you.

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 which 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 by phone or email debbiescase@aol.com if you want more information.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR WILL RESUME on Sunday, January 20, 2019 after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  All children are invited.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Susan Bennett, Sherrill Berndl, Marge Berman, Jennifer Berringer, Marion Bolen, Lisa Collins (daughter, Arlene Felske), Charlie Duncan, Phill Felske, Joan Foley, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Gertrude Hagen (Heartland, Allen Park), Betty Hagerty, Bob Harry, Shirley Havenstein, Eileen Herkimer, Doris Hilliker, Jacob May, Emma May, Rev. Bill Kren, Gloria Lakatos, Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Nancy Rabb, Barbara Romas, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Carol Wioncek.
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.

SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be January 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a sandwich, coffee and dessert is provided.  No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and Food for Thought!    

THE ST. PAUL BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY is hosting its Annual Wild Game Dinner Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 7:00 pm.  It’s a fun filled evening with raffles, good eating and great fellowship.  This year’s menu will feature Buffalo, Wild Boar, Venison, Salmon, Turtle and much more.  Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour, or by calling the Church office at 313-291-1221 or by calling James Poet, Gary Staffeld, John Smith, Candace Poet or Dan Case.  We are also looking for donations of wild game food and any items that can be used for the raffles as prizes.

  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.

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