Month: February 2019

Sunday February 24, 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

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
February 24, 2019

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 G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 17  “O Worship the King,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

All-wise God, who knows both our weaknesses and our needs, we ask for your presence and your love as we meet together in this your holy church.  We gather here, not as strangers, but as your guests – with joy in our hearts and thanks on our lips.  Bless us and all who seek to do your will, that we may offer you our love, and be inspired to serve you in our daily life.  This we ask in the saving name of your one and only Son.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  UNISON READING Statement of Faith (pew card) 

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “It Is Well with My Soul,”  Chancel Choir (9), “Shepherd of Love,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist (10:30)

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 45:3-11, 15, Luke 6:27-38  Lectors:  Sandy Ennis (9), Peggy Staten (10:30)

*Congregation Standing

*HYMN No.  59  “This Is My Father’s World

  MORNING PRAYER (strength, healing, thanks)   

HYMN No.  99  “O, How I Love Jesus”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

*DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  SERMON  “Such Incredible Love,”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER (Juanita Davis)

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

*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.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY
Council:  Dan Case (9), Pam Lange (10:30)
Deacon:  Kristi Caruso
Rosemarie Laslo, Barbara Schultz, Helen St. Louis, 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  February 24 – March 3

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

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

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

Saturday      Making Coleslaw 9:00 a.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.


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between worship service, hosted by our Girl Scout Troop 74590.

   OUTING TO DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS Today our St. Paul Confirmands are

venturing to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) for a tour of the museum’s collection of

Christian-themed paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

Pastor Geoff Drutchas is leading the tour from 1:00-3:00 p.m. All church members are

invited. We are gathering in the West Room immediately after our second Sunday

service for a brown bag lunch and then departing by car caravan to the DIA. Parents are

invited to help chaperone. For more information or to join in, contact Pastor Geoff.

ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP TO HOST ARC DINNER DANCE Friday, February 22 the youth are 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.

PAUL COLESLAW PREPARATION Mark your calendar, the 2019 fish dinners are coming and this year we will be making our famous St. Paul coleslaw on Saturday, March 2nd at 9:00 a.m. Depending on how many people participate it takes anywhere from two to three hours to make the (22) five-gallon pails of coleslaw required.  Any time you can give to help is appreciated. Please contact Jim Poet, Dan Case or the Church Office at (313) 291-1221 if you need more information or would like to volunteer to help.


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; Bob Harry – American House, 20300 Fort St., Apt. 130, Riverview, 48193; Eleanor Rossi – Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room 415, Allen Park 48101; Betty Steinhauer, Grace Torango – hospice - Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193; Melissa Rossi - 17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125.

THANKS, ONE AND ALL.  Well our 14th annual scrapbook crop/vender show is over for another year.  It was our largest and most successful, but only because of all the help that we got that day.  We made a total of $3,343 to be split between Health Ministries and Christian Education.  So, to date, we have made $34,677.  To me this is also a form of ministry because we had a lot of new people here and several asked me about our church. I am proud to tell them that I belong here.

ELECTRONIC GIVING “PEW CARDS” are available in the Narthex for those who make their donations electronically.  The cards can be obtained as you enter the church. Simply drop the card in the offering plate to indicate that you are supporting the St. Paul ministry electronically.  Ask any usher for a “Pew Card” or if you have any questions. 

PETE’S PLACE DINER REWARDS program benefits St. Paul.  The program runs off a phone number.  When you settle your bill let the cashier know you want to participate in the Diner Rewards program. Leave St. Paul’s phone number (313-291-1221) and for every $50.00 spent, Pete’s Place will donate $5.00 to St. Paul.  The program is available at both restaurant locations.  For more information, please speak with your server or contact the church office.  Enjoy a wonderful meal and benefit St. Paul!

LUNCHING FOR THE HOMELESS A fundraiser to benefit Christ Net Services.  Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill 14805 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.  Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro, Soup or Salad, and soft drink.  Cost:  $20-adults, $5 for children (5-10 years), 4 and under eat free.  Limited seating. Tickets must be purchased before March 10th.  Order forms are available in the church office or contact Rev. Geoff Drutchas.  Enjoy a delicious meal and support a wonderful ministry that provides safe warm shelter, meals, and so much more to our community’s homeless.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is invited.  Meditation classes - We will be learning and practicing breathing and meditation. We will resume on Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 & 3:00 p.m. Kathy Williams will lead the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, March 18, 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.  Caregiver Bootcamp about Dementia March 9 For anyone caring for some-one with dementia there is a session conducted by Dr. Paula Duren on March 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2080 W. Grand Blvd in Detroit. The title is A Personal Centered Approach to Caregiving; Dementia; Dealing with Difficult Behaviors; 7 Care Strategies; Managing Stress and More… RSVP by leaving a message at 248.509.4357, Space is limited so register ASAP. Breakfast and Lunch are included. Donations welcomed.

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  ‘GATES OF PRAYER’ a new Lenten Bible Study Series, led by Pastors Geoff Drutchas

and Cheryl Schalm, as well as lay members of our congregation considers great moments

of prayer in scripture and what we can learn from them. Also included in the study series

will be a look at Martin Luther’s advice on prayer, using both the Lord’s Prayer and the

Ten Commandments. The series includes instruction on praying and will invite

participants to share their experiences with answered prayers. The five-week series begins

the week following Ash Wednesday on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 p.m.,

immediately after worship services on March 13, 20, and 27, and April 3 and 10. Please

mark your calendars. To sign up for the free series, please complete the RSVP form

below and drop it in an offering plate or contact the church office.

 

  RSVP – “GATES OF PRAYER” – WEDNESDAY EVENING LENTEN BIBLE   

  STUDY SERIES

_______Yes, I would like to participate in the upcoming Lenten Bible Study Series

 

_______I would like more information about the upcoming Bible Study Series.  Please

have the pastor call me.

 

Name__________________________________________________________________

 

Phone_________________________Email____________________________________

 

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

Pam Block, Marion Bolen, Debbie Case, Charlie Duncan, Phill Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Ollie Hilliker, Ken Kaszubowski, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Helene McEachern, Velma McGee, Tammy Mitchel (niece, Doris Hilliker), Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Lil Roscoe, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, and Bert Thompson. 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.

PAUL YOUTH TO GO WITHOUT SO OTHERS MAY HAVE… The young people of St. Paul have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of starving children around the world. The “30 Hour Famine” youth lock-in is this weekend, February 22nd – 23rd. On Friday, participants will gather to host the annual ARC Valentine Dinner Dance.  After dining and dancing they will participate in some friendly competition.  Participants will gain a greater knowledge and understanding of poverty and world hunger.  A candle-light worship service is at 11:00 p.m. The 30 hour fast begins at midnight. Saturday, the youth will head to Meijer for their annual shopping spree challenge.  Upon return to St. Paul the young people will return home to finish their 30 hour fast.  Sunday morning, February 24th, the young people will break their fast as they join together at Pete’s Place for breakfast. The young people need your help!  They need of prayers and pledges.  In addition, they will be collecting cans and bottles.  All monies raised will be sent to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide. Anyone interested in sponsoring a youth or making a donation should see a youth at the Kiosk during coffee hour.  Anyone interested in helping with this event should see Pastor Schalm.

AUDIO COPIES OF OUR ST. PAUL WORSHIP SERVICES are available online.  Visit our Web Site at www.stpaulucctaylor.org and select the "Weekly Sermons, Bulletins and Audio Services" tab from the main menu.  Select from the listings of dates to view available bulletins, sermons and full audio recordings of the service. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

PIES ARE NEEDED for our upcoming Fish Suppers.  Pie Tins are available in the church Narthex.  There is also a volunteer sign up board.  Please consider sharing some of your time to help our Suppers be a continued success.

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Sunday February 17, 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

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
February 17, 2019

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   Pastor Cheryl Schalm

 *OPENING HYMN  No.578  “I Need Thee Every Hour” 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.  Help us to be humble and loving ambassadors of Your Kingdom.  In all things, reflecting your image and modeling your Son’s example. ~ Amen

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  FAMILY OF GOD “Eggsamples”                                                                                    

  FAMILY OF GOD CHORUS with chime choir

  I’m so glad I’m a 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, The Family of God. 

*Congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING   Philippians 3:17-21, 1 Timothy 1:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8  Lectors:  Hayden Robbins

*HYMN No. 609 “Take My Life”  

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  HYMN No. 610  “Living For Jesus” 

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

   MUSIC: FOREVER REIGN, THE NEWSBOYS

*DOXOLOGY

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

         Praise him all creatures here below.

         Praise him above ye heavenly host;

         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  GOSPEL LESSON  John 13:15-17

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Shepherd of Love,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist (9), “ It Is Well with My Soul,”  Chancel Choir (10:30)

SERMON  “Becoming a Supermodel for Christ,” Pastor Schalm

 LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

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

*BENEDICTION

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


WELCOME TO ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, TAYLOR!                    

We invite you to sign our ministry of friendship book and to pass the folder to the person next to you.  We encourage visitors to include your address and phone number so that a member of our congregation can send you a welcome note. If you have a special request, please fill out a “Make-a-Wish card” (found in the pew racks) and place it in an offering plate or you may give it to an Usher.

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:  Dan Case (9), Pam Lange (10:30)

Deacon:  Kristi Caruso

  Confirmand Class (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  February 17 – February 24

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm -Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Youth Winter Jam 11:30

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./ Cabinet 7:30 p.m.

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

Thursday    Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m./ Red Hats Potluck & Bunco 6:30 p.m./ Communications Ministry 7:00 p.m.

Friday          ARC Dinner Dance 6:00 p.m./ 30 Hour Famine

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


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between worship service, hosted by our Girl Scout Troop 74590.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor Betty Steinhauer’s 100th birthday from your daughters,  Sue and Diane.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to family & friends of Juanita M. Davis who passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the age of 97 years.  Lie in state at 10:00 a.m., Funeral is 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Paul Church.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas will officiate.  Arrangements by Voran Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS – Thursday, February 21, we are having a potluck bunco at 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. Dinner starts at 6:30. Bring a dish of your choice to pass. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall. All ladies are invited.

YOUTH WINTER JAM Christian Music Concert today.  We will be departing St. Paul 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 including: The Newsboys, Mandisa, Donney Gokey, Ledger, Newsong and others.  Ticket price is $15.00 plus lunch.

    OUTING TO DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS Our St. Paul Confirmands are venturing to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Sunday, February 24th, for a tour of the  museum’s collection of Christian-themed paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance    to the 19th century. Pastor Geoff Drutchas is leading the tour from 1-3 p.m. All church  members are invited to participate. We are gathering in the West Room immediately after our second Sunday service for a brown bag lunch and then departing by car caravan to the DIA. Parents are invited to help chaperone. For more information or to sign up, please contact Rev. Geoff Drutchas.


REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY

President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (AirForce, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, PatrickFerguson), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, 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).

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Have resumed Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is invited.  Meditation classes - Are you stressed?  Do you want to focus more on being in the present? We will be learning and practicing breathing and meditation. We will resume on Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 & 3:00 p.m. Kathy Williams will lead the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, February 18, 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 Update – Our drive on January 29th was successful considering the weather. We didn’t achieve our goal however, 16 pints were collected. Five additional persons was deferred. Thanks to all who participated!

LUNCHING FOR THE HOMELESS A fundraiser to benefit Christ Net Services.  Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill 14805 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.  Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro, Soup or Salad, and soft drink.  Cost:  $20-adults, $5 for children (5-10 years), 4 and under eat free.  Limited seating. Tickets must be purchased before March 10th.  Order forms are available in the church office or contact Rev. Geoff Drutchas.  Come out and support a wonderful ministry that provides safe warm shelter, meals, and so much more to our community’s homeless.

  ‘GATES OF PRAYER’ a new Lenten Bible Study Series, led by Pastors Geoff Drutchas and Cheryl Schalm, as well as lay members of our congregation. This year’s Lenten Bible Study, “Gates of Prayer,” considers great moments of prayer in scripture and what we can learn from them. Also included in the study series will be a look at Martin Luther’s advice on prayer, using both the Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. The series will include instruction on praying and will invite participants to share their experiences with answered prayers. The five-week series, begins the week following Ash Wednesday, is Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 p.m., immediately after worship services on March 13, 20, and 27, and April 3 and 10. Please mark your calendars with new dates. To sign up for the free series, please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact the church office.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Pam Block, Marion Bolen, Debbie Case, Charlie Duncan, Phill Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (Applewood), Ollie Hilliker, Ken Kaszubowski, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Helene McEachern, Velma McGee, Tammy Mitchel (niece, Doris Hilliker), Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Lil Roscoe, Bev Sitz, Sue Spears, and Bert Thompson.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.

  1. PAUL YOUTH TO GO WITHOUT SO OTHERS MAY HAVE… The young people of St. Paul have opportunity to make a difference in the lives of starving children around the world. The “30 Hour Famine” youth lock-in is the weekend of February 22nd – 23rd. On Friday, February 22nd, participants will gather to host the annual ARC Valentine Dinner Dance.  After dining and dancing with their guest 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 light worship service is at 11:00 p.m. prior to the start of the 30 hour fast that will begin at midnight. Saturday, the 23rd the youth will then head to Meijer for their annual shopping spree challenge.  Upon return to St. Paul the young people will return home to finish their 30 hour fast.  Then on Sunday morning, February 24th, the young people will break their fast as they join together at Pete’s Place for breakfast. The young people are in need of your help!  They are in need of prayers and pledges.  In addition, they will be collecting cans and bottles.  All monies raised will be sent to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide. Anyone interested in sponsoring a youth or making a donation should see a youth at the Kiosk during coffee hour.  Anyone interested in helping with this event should see Pastor Schalm.

AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available.  Log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, select the “Our Worship Together” tab, then the Worship Services (Audio)” tab.  Directions are given on the Service page.  Services are also available on the Mobile application as well. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

 

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Sunday February 10, 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

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
February 10, 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 THE CHURCH BELL

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

*OPENING HYMN No. 589 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas and Congregation

O Lord, sometimes it’s difficult for us to truly worship You – in Spirit and in truth.  We bring along all the baggage of the past week.  We are so easily distracted.  We are making plans for this afternoon and tomorrow when we should be thinking about You and Your word.  Help us to set aside anything and everything that would detract from the sacredness of this hour, and enable us to focus our minds on what we have come here to do.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

   *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS   

SPECIAL MUSIC  “Go Light Your World,” Choir,  (9), “What Wondrous Love Is This,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)

     SCRIPTURE READING  1 Corinthians 13:1-13, 1 Peter 3:8-17, Lectors:  Tricia Nault (9), April Clark (10:30)

*Congregation Standing

*HYMN No.  526  “The Gift of Love”

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 467  “Fill the World with Love”

  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.

GOSPEL LESSON 
John 13:31, 34-35  Lector:  Pastor Drutchas

CHIME RESPONSE

  SERMON  “Love Above All,”  Pastor Drutchas

 LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 499  “When Love Is Found”  (1st verse, solo; 2nd verse, choir; 3rd-5th verses, congregation)

*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.  


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:  Dan Case (9), Pam Lange (10:30)

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

Ushers:  Michele McNeely, Gary Peters (9),

  Rosemarie Laslo, Barbara Schultz, Brenda Schultz (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  February 10 – February 17

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.

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

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

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.–Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Sunday School 10:30 a.m. / Children’s Choir 11:30/ Youth Winter Jam Concert 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 Girl Scout Troop.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Rob & Kacey Wlasuk & family on the loss of Rob’s mother, Sandra J. Wlasuk, who passed away February 1, 2019 at the age of 69 years.  Funeral service was Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas officiated. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

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.

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.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS – Thursday, February 21, we are having a potluck bunco at 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. Dinner starts at 6:30. Bring a dish of your choice to pass. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall. All ladies are invited.

YOUTH WINTER JAM Christian Music Concert Sunday, February 17.  We will be departing St. Paul 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 including: The Newsboys, Mandisa, Donney Gokey, Ledger, Newsong and others.  Ticket price is $15.00 plus lunch.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:

Annalynn (friend, Debbie Case), Tom Balcuns (friend, Daisy Stedman), Lisa Collins (daughter, Arlene Felske), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Morgan Drutchas, (cousin, Rev. Geoff), Mary Jane Fliss (sister-in-law, Arlene Wolfram), Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Susan James (Friend, Barb Schultz), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grand-son, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones, 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), Madeline Onopa (aunt, Rosemarie Laslo), Helen Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Brenda Roll (friend, Helen St. Louis), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten), Norm Stachulski (friend, Helen St. Louis), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Wendy Wendt (sister, Cindy Romas), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart).        

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.

 ‘GATES OF PRAYER’ a new Lenten Bible Study Series, led by Pastors Geoff Drutchas and Cheryl Schalm, as well as lay members of our congregation. This year’s Lenten Bible Study, “Gates of Prayer,” considers great moments of prayer in scripture and what we can learn from them. Also included in the study series will be a look at Martin Luther’s advice on prayer, using both the Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. The series will include instruction on praying and will invite participants to share their experiences with answered prayers. The five-week series, begins the week following Ash Wednesday, is Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 p.m., immediately after worship services on March 13, 20, and 27, and April 3 and 10. Please mark your calendars with new dates. To sign up for the free series, please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact the church office.

AUDIO COPIES OF OUR ST. PAUL WORSHIP SERVICES are available online.  Visit our Web Site at www.stpaulucctaylor.org and select the "Weekly Sermons, Bulletins and Audio Services" tab from the main menu.  Select from the listings of dates to view available bulletins, sermons and full audio recordings of the service. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

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.

OUTING TO DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS Our St. Paul Confirmands are venturing to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Sunday, February 24th, for a tour of the museum’s collection of Christian-themed paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Pastor Geoff Drutchas is leading the tour from 1-3 p.m. All church members are invited to participate. We are gathering in the West Room immediately after our second Sunday service for a brown bag lunch and then departing by car caravan to the DIA. Parents are invited to help chaperone. For more information, please contact Rev. Geoff Drutchas.


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, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Shirley Gratrix, Gertrude Hagen, Bob Harry (Applewood), Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Ken Kaszubowski, Helene McEachern, 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.

HAVE ST. PAUL YOUTH TO GO WITHOUT SO OTHERS MAY HAVE… The young people of St. Paul have opportunity to make a difference in the lives of starving children around the world.  The “30 Hour Famine” youth lock-in is the weekend of February 22nd – 23rd.  On Friday, February 22nd, participants will gather to host the annual ARC Valentine Dinner Dance.  After dining and dancing with their guest 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 light worship service will be held at 11:00 p.m. prior to the start of the 30 hour fast that will begin at midnight. Saturday, February 23rd the youth will then head to Meijer for their annual shopping spree challenge.  Upon return to St. Paul the young people will return home to finish their 30 hour fast.  Then on Sunday morning, February 24th, the young people will break their fast as they join together at Pete’s Place for breakfast. The young people are in need of your help!  They are in need of prayers and pledges.  In addition, they will be collecting cans and bottles.  All monies raised will be sent to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide. Anyone interested in sponsoring a youth or making a donation should see a youth at the Kiosk during coffee hour.  Anyone interested in helping with this event should see Pastor Schalm.

LUNCHING FOR THE HOMELESS A fundraiser to benefit Christ Net Services.  Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill 14805 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.  Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro, Soup or Salad, and soft drink.  Cost:  $20-adults, $5 for children (5-10 years), 4 and under eat free.  Limited seating. Tickets must be purchased before March 10th.  Order forms are available in the church office or contact Rev. Geoff Drutchas.  Come out and support a wonderful ministry that provides safe warm shelter, meals, and so much more to our community’s homeless.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Have resumed Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is invited.  Meditation classes - Are you stressed?  Do you want to focus more on being in the present? We will be learning and practicing breathing and meditation. We will meet on Wednesday, February 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kathy Williams will lead the session. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, February 18, 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 Update – Our drive on January 29th was successful considering the weather. We didn’t achieve our goal however, 16 pints were collected. Five additional persons was deferred. Thanks to all who participated!

 

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Sunday February 3, 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

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
February 3, 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 THE CHURCH BELL

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

*OPENING HYMN  No. 3  “The Sun Is on the Sea and Shore,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

God of love and mercy, we are so often afraid.  You call us to greatness and we protest that we are weak.  You show us your ways, and we complain that they are too hard. You promise to protect us, and we do not trust your word.  As we worship you this morning, forgive our weakness, and our lack of faith.  Then empower us to do your work, and to live as you would have us live.  Amen. 

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  UNISON READING  Apostles’ Creed (pew card)

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist  (9) “Go Light Your World,” Chancel Choir  (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING  1 Corinthians 15:1-3, 9-11, Luke 4:38-5:11  Lectors: Lori Rogers (9), Kari Capello (10:30)

*congregation standing

*HYMN No. 546  “Amazing Grace!”

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)  

*HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS

  SERMON  “A Lot of Fish,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 420  “I Come with Joy”

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.

    Distribution of the Elements

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

*DOXOLOGY

 Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below. Praise him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

*BENEDICTION  Pastor Drutchas

 *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.


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:  Dan Case (9), Pam Lange (10:30)

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

Ushers:  Michele McNeely (9),

Jane Dykowski, Helene McEachern, Sharon Podpora  (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  February 3 – February 10

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

Monday       Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Wild Game Dinner Set-up

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ Wild Game Dinner Set-up

Wednesday  Meditation 12:30 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Wild Game Dinner Set-up

Thursday     Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Wild Game Dinner-Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Saturday      Council Retreat-off site 9:00 a.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.

 

MORNING TIDE

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

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.

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

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.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS – Thursday, February 21, we are having a potluck bunco at 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. Dinner starts at 6:30. Bring a dish of your choice to pass. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall. All ladies are invited.

FOR OUR CONGREGAIONS’ 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).

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 8:30 a.m. Youth should 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 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 including: The Newsboys, Mandisa, Donney Gokey, Ledger, Newsong and others.  Ticket price is $15.00 plus lunch.

‘GATES OF PRAYER’ a new Lenten Bible Study Series, led by Pastors Geoff Drutchas and Cheryl Schalm, as well as lay members of our congregation. This year’s Lenten Bible Study, “Gates of Prayer,” will consider great moments of prayer in scripture and what we can learn from them. Also included in the study series will be a look at Martin Luther’s advice on prayer, using both the Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. The series will include instruction on praying and will invite participants to share their experiences with answered prayers. The five-week series, which begins the week following Ash Wednesday, will be held on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 p.m., immediately after mid-week worship services in our church chancel, on March 13, 20, and 27, and April 3 and 10. Please mark your calendars now with new dates. To sign up for the free series, please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact the church office.

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.

  AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available.  Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, select the "Weekly Sermons, Bulletins and Audio Services" tab.  Services are also available on the Mobile application as well. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

  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, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Harry Gardner, Shirley Gratrix, Gertrude Hagen, Bob Harry (Applewood), Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Susan James (Friend, Barb Schultz), Ken Kaszubowski, Helene McEachern, Jacob May, Rev. Bill Kren, Mary Miller, Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Madeline Onopa (aunt, Rosemarie Laslo), 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.

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 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.  The 30 hour fast will begin at midnight. On Saturday, February 23rd the youth will head to Meijer for their annual shopping spree challenge and then head home to finish their 30 hour fast. Sunday morning, February 24th, the young people will break their fast as they join together at Pete’s Place in Taylor for breakfast. The young people are in need of your help! They are in need of prayers and pledges. In addition, they are collecting cans and bottles. All monies raised will be sent to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide. Anyone interested in sponsoring a youth or making a donation should see a youth at the Kiosk during coffee hour. Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Have resumed Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is invited.  Meditation classes - Are you stressed?  Do you want to focus more on being in the present? We will be learning and practicing breathing and meditation. We will meet on Wednesday, February 6 & 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kathy Williams will lead the session. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, February 18, 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.  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. Blood Drive Update – Our drive on January 29th was successful considering the weather. We didn’t achieve our goal however, 16 pints were collected. Five additional persons was deferred. Thanks to all who participated!

 

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