Month: May 2019

Sunday May 26, 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 of Easter
Memorial Weekend
May 26, 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

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

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

  UNISON INVOCATION 

  Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.  Make us always

  remember your generosity and help us to consistently do your will.  Bless our land

  with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life.  Save us

  from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance and from every

  evil course of action.  Make us who came from many nations with many different

  languages a united people.  Defend our liberties and give those whom we have

  entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might

  be justice and peace in our land.  When times are prosperous, let our hearts be

  thankful; and in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.  We ask all this

  through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

*OPENING HYMN WITH FLAG PROCESSIONAL  No. 725  “God of the Ages,

   Whose Almighty Hand,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

   LIGHTING OF MEMORIAL CANDLE

*WELCOME/ PASSING OF PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

_____________________

*Congregation standing

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “God Bless America” Chancel Choir (9); “God Bless

America,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30) 

  SCIPTURE READING  Ephesians 6:10-18a; Matthew 8:5-13  Lectors:  Aaron

Johnson (9), Pam Lange (10:30)

*HYMN (Insert) “Onward Christian Soldiers”

  MORNING PRAYER  (Healing, Strength, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 705  “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFEROTRY/ *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  “Let’s Not Forget,” Pastor Drutchas

  MEMORIAL CHIMES

  A SALUTE TO VETERANS

    Acknowledgement of Veterans (please stand, if possible)

Tolling of the Bell (Honoring those who have given their lives for our nation)

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the services closes until all candles are extinguished)

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our 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: 

Anyone 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:  Pam Lange (10:30)

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

Ushers:  Dan & Debbie Case, Veronica Flomo, Sue Mrowka, Helen St. Louis (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 May 26 – June 2

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

Monday       Office Closed/ Matter of Balance 11:30 a.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Matter of Balance 11:30 a.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Meditation 3:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Pageant Rehearsal 6:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Baccalaureate Sunday/ Sunday School Spring Pageant 9:30 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

 ALTAR FLOWERS are sponsored by our Memorial Ministry in honor of all veterans and their families.

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between services in Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Red Hot Purple Angels.

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED  If you or someone in your family is receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than Wednesday, May 29, 2019.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 2 in gown and mortarboard.

PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL PREPARES FOR FIFTEENTH SEASON. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested in playing, coaching, or becoming team coordinator, please contact Christine (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313-291-1221) ASAP.  Games are on Tuesday evenings (beginning in May) at Thorn Park, Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will lead the 9:30 a.m. single Worship Service in Fellowship Hall. In addition to the youth led service, the Sunday School children will be sharing songs and dances they have learned throughout the year and offering their understanding of lessons taught. Please join your church family for this annual Spring Program worship service. Rehearsal is Saturday, June 1st, 6:00-7:30 p.m. All young people interested in participating in the service should contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

YEE HAW, Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift” at VBS Children, pre-school through

sixth grade, plan now to join the rodeo and hoe-down. This year’s Vacation Bible School

program is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 22 through July 25. Parents and members

of the congregation are encouraged and invited to then join their children for the VBS family

finale and closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held on July 28. In

addition to picnic activities everyone can look forward to lunch, games, and a special music presentation offered by VBS participants. To ensure a successful Vacation Bible School

program volunteers are needed to be station leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations,

lead and guide children to their various stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits,

work the registration desk and help with promotion. Early registration and round-up will

begin on July 21 during Coffee Hour.  Those interested in helping with the program or in

registering their children should see Pastor Cheryl Schalm.


SAVE THE DATE  -
The annual St. Paul Women's Retreat is October 5 and 6, 2019. The

retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how

we can act on God's call to kindness amid everyday life. There is also some free time so that

you can enjoy the beautiful grounds and facilities at Michindoh located in Hillsdale, Michigan.

If you would like more information, please contact Michele McNeely or Marjie Barnard.

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING is Thursday, June 13th from 6:00

- 8:00 pm at Sportway in Brownstown. Go-Karting, Mini Golf, and Batting Cages are part of

the activities for adults and children. A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be

served promptly at 6:30 pm, followed by the evening activities. As in past years, Men's

Fellowship will be covering all the costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members and

their children and grandchildren. Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount

for meal and ticket purchase. To RSVP contact the church office at (313) 291-1221 no later

than Noon on Wednesday, June 12th .


2019 PHONE DIRECTORIES
are now available.  Please see any Usher on Sunday morning to get your copy.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Paul Adams (husband, Lois Adams), Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard), Betty Caufield, Rob DeCoster (friend, Lois Rice), Charlie Duncan, Julius Enesey, Phill Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Andrea Holton, Arnold Knofske, Rev. Bill Kren, Dominik Mackowski (friend, Jake Ochab), Sharon Podpora, Earl Shutt (brother, Lois Rice), Tracy Spears (Rivergate, Riverview), Tyler Staten, Bert Thompson, and Frank Wolfram (Florida). 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 2019 SUMMER MISSION TRIP PLANS ARE UNDERWAY, June 16 – June 22, we will be serving the Boston, MA area. We will be housed at the Village Congregational UCC church located in Whitinsville, MA. Fundraising events and activities continue all the way through June. Only twenty spots are available. Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm if you are interested in participating. The youth are selling stock to help fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders are assured a personal letter from a youth mission trip participant, their name placed upon the Rock Hard in Faith mission trip banner and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.  Youth stock can be purchased during coffee hour at the KioskSaturday, May 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. the Youth are hosting a car wash and bottle drive in the circle driveway of St. Paul Church.  Drop off your unwanted returnables, and get your vehicle washed as well.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated various greeting cards to the office for our Visiting Elders Ministry.  Your generosity is very much appreciated by our Visiting Elders and the entire church. As we have plenty at this time and our storage is at a premium, we will inform everyone when we can resume accepting donations again.  God Bless and Thank You all again!

A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’ to the Rock Hard in Faith Youth Fellowship Group for helping the Sew n Sews make bunnies for Beaumont Trenton Alzheimer's area.  Multi-textured fabric was sewed together in the shape of a bunny. Youth Fellowship turned each one inside out and stuffed it with poly fill. This was a big time saver for sewing members. Thank you so much for your help. Sew n Sews

 

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Sunday May 19, 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 of Easter
May 19, 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. 3  “The Sun Is on the Sea and Shore,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Lord our God, we bow in adoration before your greatness.  Enable us to let go of   our littleness, our small achievements, and our timid purposes that we may be taken up into Your ambitious purpose for us.  We believe it is Your will that all Your children should live in fullness of joy and love and peace. Lord we believe; help Thou our unbelief! This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Freely, Freely,” Barbara Schultz, Soloist (9), “River In Judea,”  Chancel Choir (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 22:1-12, 2 Timothy 4:1-8  Lector:  Barbara Schultz

*HYMN INSERT “In Christ Alone”

*Congregation Standing

MORNING PRAYER  (Healing, Strength, Thanks)

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

   OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*OFFERTORY PRAYER

 *DOXOLOGY

       Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

       Praise him all creatures here below.

       Praise him above ye heavenly host;

       Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  SERMON  “The One Who Lends His Name,”  Pastor Drutchas

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

*CLOSING HYMN No. 458  “Ours the Journey”

*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:  Pam Lange (10:30)

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury (9), Jim Nault (10:30)

Ushers:  Helen St. Louis (9)

 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 May 19 – May 26

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       Matter of Balance 11:00 a.m./ 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 Matter of Balance 11:00 a.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Communications Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Youth Car Wash & Bottle Drive 1:00 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.


MORNING TIDE

 ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Harold Schmoekel’s birthday from his children.

SIDE ARRANGEMENTS are in memory of Erik Wickline from Diana Wickline.

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between services in Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Red Hot Purple Angels.

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED  If you or someone in your family is receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than Wednesday, May 29, 2019.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 2 in gown and mortarboard.

PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL PREPARES FOR FIFTEENTH SEASON. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested in playing, coaching, or becoming team coordinator, please contact Christine (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313-291-1221) ASAP.  Games are on Tuesday evenings (beginning in May) at Thorn Park, Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown.

THE ST. PAUL CAREGIVERS’ GROUP will meet for their monthly gathering on Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor. The Caregivers group meet to share experiences and to provide mutual spiritual support in providing assistance and care to family members and friends. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, each session finishes no later than 9:00 p.m. All conversations within the group setting are confidential and newcomers are invited. For more information contact the church office (313-291-1221).

2019 PHONE DIRECTORIES are now available.  Please see any Usher on Sunday morning to get your copy.

THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT Policy.  As many of you already know the wireless internet has added another dimension to St. Paul, in that it enables our members with smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to access resources that could aid in our congregation’s mission.  It also helps to bring people in and encourages them to stick around. Please contact the Church Office, Dan Case, Michael Isaacs, or Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after worship services to get the new Password.  St. Paul IT Ministry   

YEE HAW, Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift” at VBS Children, pre-school through sixth grade,  plan now to join the rodeo and hoe-down. This year’s Vacation Bible School program is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 22 through July 25. Parents and members of the congregation are encouraged and invited to then join their children for the VBS family finale and closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held on July 28. In addition to picnic activities everyone can look forward to lunch, games, and a special music presentation offered by VBS participants.

To ensure a successful Vacation Bible School program volunteers are needed to be station leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations, lead and guide children to their various stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits, work the registration desk, and help with promotion. Early registration and round-up will begin on July 21 during Coffee Hour.  Those interested in helping with the program or in registering their children should see Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

SAVE THE DATE  - The annual St. Paul Women's Retreat is October 5 and 6, 2019. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can act on God's call to kindness amid everyday life. There is also some free time so that you can enjoy the beautiful grounds and facilities at Michindoh located in Hillsdale, Michigan. If you would like more information, please contact Michele McNeely or Marjie Barnard.

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING is Thursday, June 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Sportway in Brownstown. Go-Karting, Mini Golf, and Batting Cages are part of the activities for adults and children. A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be served promptly at 6:30 pm, followed by the evening activities. As in past years, Men's Fellowship will be covering all the costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members and their children and grandchildren. Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount for meal and ticket purchase. To RSVP contact the church office at (313) 291-1221 no later than Noon on Wednesday, June 12th .

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is invited.  Meditation classes - Will resume on Wednesdays beginning June 12 at 12:30 p.m. Kathy Williams leads the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, May 20, 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.  Matter of Balance Classes designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. You will learn techniques to improve your balance. We will meet from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays May 13 through June 10. Snacks are provided. Donations are invited. This program is offered through the Agency on aging and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Register by calling LaShawn Griffin at 734.222.98 Ext. 214 or Kathy Williams at church. Blood Drive coming Tuesday June 18.  Please Save-the-Date 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Please contact Kathy Williams if you are able/would like to donate blood.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, June 20, we will visit and tour Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church and gardens, Bloomfield Township. We will carpool from church at 10:45 a.m. The tour begins at 12 noon and then we will be going to lunch. Michelle Matney is the contact. Please sign-up on the RHPA Bulletin Board in the Hall.

USHERS NEEDED FOR WORSHIP SERVICES especially the 9:00 a.m. service.  Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our new Usher Sign-up Board located in the Narthex (back) 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.  Ushers are asked to be at Church thirty minutes prior to the service.  Any Deacon can assist you.  CHURCH COUNCIL is also in urgent need of a Secretary.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact President, Pam Lange, 1st Vice President, Cheryl Kincaid or Pastor Drutchas.

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION who served in the Armed Forces—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard--will be recognized during the Memorial Weekend Sunday services on May 26. A special time during worship will highlight their service with their names read aloud. A prayer of thanks will also be offered for their role as peacemakers and peacekeepers.

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

Paul Adams (husband, Lois Adams), Marion Bolen, Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard), Betty Caufield, Rob DeCoster (friend, Lois Rice), Charlie Duncan, Julius Enesey, Phill Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Andrea Holton, Arnold Knofske, Rev. Bill Kren, Dominik Mackowski (friend, Jake Ochab), Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Sharon Podpora, Earl Shutt (brother, Lois Rice), Tracy Spears (Rivergate, Riverview), Bert Thompson, and Frank Wolfram (Florida).  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 2019 SUMMER MISSION TRIP PLANS ARE UNDERWAY, June 16 – June 22, we will be serving the Boston, MA area. We will be housed at the Village Congregational UCC church located in Whitinsville, MA. Fundraising events and activities continue all the way through June. Only twenty spots are available. Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm if you are interested in participating. The youth are selling stock to help fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders are assured a personal letter from a youth mission trip participant, their name placed upon the Rock Hard in Faith mission trip banner and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.  Youth stock can be purchased during coffee hour at the KioskSaturday, May 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. the Youth are hosting a car wash and bottle drive in the circle driveway of St. Paul Church.  Drop off your unwanted returnables, and get your vehicle washed as well.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will lead the 9:30 a.m. single Worship Service in Fellowship Hall. In addition to the youth led service, the Sunday School children will be sharing songs and dances they have learned throughout the year and offering their understanding of lessons taught. Please join your church family for this annual Spring Program worship service. Rehearsal is Saturday, June 1st. All young people interested in participating in the service should contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated various greeting cards to the office for our Visiting Elders Ministry.  Your generosity is very much appreciated by our Visiting Elders and the entire church. As we have plenty at this time and our storage is at a premium, we will inform everyone when we can resume accepting donations again.  God Bless and Thank You all again!

Posted by admin in Services

Sunday May 12, 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

Cradle Roll

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 G. Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN  No. 23  “Praise, My Soul, God of Heaven,”  (vs. 1-3) Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O God, we gather today offering thanks to you for the blessings of family that you make possible, and those ways that mothers shape our lives for the good.  Help us always to be appreciative of the great sacrifices made on our behalf even before our first moment of breath.  May your love, shown to us in a mother’s love, inspire and ecourage us to be loving people every dayAmen.

 *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “River in Judea,”  Chancel Choir (9), Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)

*Congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7; Luke 2:41-52  Lectors:  Eileen Vernor Drutchas (9), Grace Wangbickler (10:30)

   HYMN No. 490  “Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant”

   MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

 *DOXOLOGY

        Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

        Praise him all creatures here below.

        Praise him above ye heavenly host;

        Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.     

   SERMON  “Honoring Our Mothers,”  Pastor Drutchas

 *HYMN No. 184  “Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly”   

CRADLE ROLL

        A Tinkling of Bells/ Blessing of the Infants and Families

   FLOWER DEDICATION/ LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

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

 *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.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Dan Case (9), Pam Lange (10:30)

Deacon:  Jim Nault

Ushers:  Helen St. Louis (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 May 12 – May 19

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Cradle Roll Service/ Flower & Plant Pick-up/ bake sale/ Muffins for Mom 9:45  a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./

Monday       Matter of Balance 11:00 a.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday Matter of Balance 11:00 a.m./ Meditation 3:00 p.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘N Sews 10:00 a.m./ Every Daughter Banquet 5:30 p.m.

Saturday     Traub Memorial 10:00 a.m./ Red Hat Outing 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.

MORNING TIDE 

 ALTAR FLOWERS are in celebration of Pam & Dave Lange’s 26th wedding  anniversary; and in honor of Dave’s birthday.  SIDE VASE wishes “Happy Mother’s Day” to all.

MUFFINS FOR MOM MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION The Sunday School children, with the help of Men’s Fellowship, are honoring their mothers and the women of the congregation with a special Muffins for Mom continental breakfast. The celebration is this morning 10:00-10:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome.

CRADLE ROLL SERVICE HONORS NEWBORNS.  Infants born over the past year will be honored at our Cradle Roll service today.  As part of the service, parents are invited to process through the sanctuary cradling their babies as individual names are read and the congregation tinkles hand-held bells in their honor.  Pastor Drutchas will offer a prayer at the chancel steps.

 OUR 2019 EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  The theme for this year’s event is Mardi Gras so come dressed up and join in the fun. This year’s Banquet features a Buffet Style Dinner, 50/50 Raffle and Special Basket Door Prizes.  As in past years, we will recognize those who have reached the age of 90.  The cost of a ticket is only $5.00, children twelve and under free.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased in the Church Office today or by calling the Church Office at 313-291-1221.  We are also looking for donations of items that can be used for the Basket Door Prizes.  This year’s event is sponsored by Dorcas, Women’s and Men’s Fellowship.

SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be May 16, 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!

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION who served in the Armed Forces—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard--will be recognized during the Memorial Weekend Sunday services on May 26. A special time during worship that morning will highlight their service with their names read aloud. A prayer of thanks will also be offered for their role as peacemakers and peacekeepers.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will lead the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in Fellowship Hall. In addition to the youth led service, the Sunday School children will be sharing songs and dances they have learned throughout the year and offering their under-standing of lessons taught. Please join your church family for this annual Spring Program worship service. Children are asked to participate in a rehearsal held on Saturday, June 1st. All young people interested in participating in the service should contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated various greeting cards to the office.  Your generosity is very much appreciated by our Visiting Elders and the entire church. As we have plenty at this time and our storage is at a premium, we will inform everyone when we can resume accepting donations again.  God Bless and Thank You all again!

CRADLE ROLL SERVICE FOR INFANTS born May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019 

--Gabriel John Block, born June 21, 2018 to Greg & Shawn Block.  St. Paul Grandparents are Jim & Paula Block, Pam Block.  Sibling is August.

--Nora June Kronemann, born March 9, 2019 to Roy & Rebecca Parant Kronemann.  St. Paul Grandparents are Janet Parant & Walter Ray.  St. Paul Great-grandparent is Irene Stoner

--Lucy Roscoe, born March 12, 2019 to Aaron & Maria Burkel Roscoe. St. Paul Grandmother is Lillian Roscoe.

--Harper Raine Barnhouse, born April 20, 2019 to Aaron & Mary Ann Barnhouse.  St. Paul Great-Grandmother is Patricia Olson.  

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 have resumed on Wednesdays at 12:30 & 3:00 p.m. Kathy Williams will lead the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, May 20, 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.  Matter of Balance Class Begins May 13 designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. You will learn techniques to improve your balance. We will meet from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays May 13 through June 10. Snacks are provided. Donations are invited. This program is offered through the Agency on aging and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Register by calling LaShawn Griffin at 734.222.98 Ext. 214 or Kathy Williams at church. Blood Drive coming Tuesday June 18.  Please Save-the-Date 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Please contact Kathy Williams if you are able/want to donate blood.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Mama Mia! We will be going to the Theatre on the Avenue in Wyandotte on Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $16 each and are on sale NOW. We want to sit as a group so let Kathy or Sally know ASAP. You can call or text Kathy. Money is due by May 5. We may be able to add people following our order on April 18 if tickets are still available. Pay Kathy Williams, cash preferred.  Thursday, June 20, we will visit and tour Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church and gardens, Bloomfield Township. We will carpool from church leaving at 10:45 a.m. The tour begins at 12 noon and then we will be going to lunch. Michelle Matney is the contact for this outing. Please sign-up on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall.

THE ST. PAUL CAREGIVERS’ GROUP will meet for their monthly gathering on Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor. The Caregivers group meet to share experiences and to provide mutual spiritual support in providing assistance and care to family members and friends. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, each session finishes no later than 9:00 p.m. All conversations within the group setting are confidential and newcomers are invited. For more information contact the church office (313-291-1221)

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

Paul Adams (husband, Lois Adams), Marion Bolen, Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard), Betty Caufield, Rob DeCoster (friend, Lois Rice), Charlie Duncan, Julius Enesey, Phill Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Andrea Holton, Arnold Knofske, Rev. Bill Kren, Dominik Mackowski (friend, Jake Ochab), Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Sharon Podpora, Earl Shutt (brother, Lois Rice), Tracy Spears (Rivergate, Riverview), Bert Thompson, and Frank Wolfram (Florida). 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 CO-ED SOFTBALL PREPARES FOR FIFTEENTH SEASON. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested in playing, coaching, or becoming team coordinator, please contact Christine (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313-291-1221) ASAP.  Games are on Tuesday evenings (beginning in May) at Thorn Park, Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown.

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED  If you or someone in your family is receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than Wednesday, May 29, 2019.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 2 in gown and mortarboard.

THE 2019 SUMMER MISSION TRIP PLANS ARE UNDERWAY, June 16 – June 22, we will be serving the Boston, MA area. We will be housed at the Village Congregational UCC church located in Whitinsville, MA. Fundraising events and activities continue all the way through June. Only twenty spots are available. Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm if you are interested in participating. The youth are selling stock to help fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders are assured a personal letter from a youth mission trip participant, their name placed upon the Rock Hard in Faith mission trip banner and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.  Youth stock can be purchased during coffee hour at the KioskSaturday, May 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. the Youth are hosting a car wash and bottle drive in the circle driveway of St. Paul Church.  Drop off your unwanted returnables, and get your vehicle washed as well.

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Sunday May 5, 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 of Easter
May 5, 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

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

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Eternal God, who art our maker and our Lord, and from whom cometh every          

   good and perfect gift, pour out Your Holy Spirit upon all those who seek You.                                

   When we come to You in repentance, deliver us from all our sins.  When we                           

   draw near to You in worship, deliver us from coldness of heart and wanderings       

   of mind; that we may worship You in spirit and in truth, through Jesus Christ                          

   our Lord.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS    

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Be Thou My Vision,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (9), “Be Thou My Vision,”  Choir (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING  John 20:19-29 Lectors: April Clark (9), Kathy Williams (10:30)

*HYMN No. 548  “The Old Rugged Cross” (vs. 1, 2, 4)   

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)    

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*Congregation 

HYMN No. 207  “In The Cross of Christ I Glory” (vs. 1-3)

  OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*OFFERTORY PRAYER

  SERMON  “The Cross Shines,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 224  “Christ Arose!” 

  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

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

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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.  Please alert the ushers if you need assistance.

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

Deacon:  Jim Nault

Ushers:  Jane Dykowski, Helene McEachern, Tim Ruffner, Wendy Warner (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  May 5  – May 12

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean Sunday/ Communion/ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Soundings Survey Results Meeting 11:30 a.m.

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m. / Executive 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Meditation 12:30 & 3:00 p.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday    Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Cradle Roll Service/ Flower & Plant pick-up/ bake sale/ Muffins for Mom/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

  ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Ethel & Paul Joseph; and in honor of Elaine Mitchell from Patricia Olson.

 DUE TO BLUE JEAN SUNDAY, there is no Coffee Hour today.

TAYLOR COMMUNITY CHORUS presents it’s Spring Concert. Something for Everyone on Sunday, May 5, 4:00 p.m. at the William Ford Senior Center, Taylor.  Tickets:  $8 Adults; $5 5-17; under 5 free.

 OUR 2019 EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  The theme for this year’s event is Mardi Gras so come dressed up and join in the fun. This year’s event will feature a Buffet Style Dinner, 50/50 Raffle and Special Basket Door Prizes.  Just like in past years we will recognize those who have reached the age of 90 and over but will also have prizes for several other important categories. The cost of a ticket is only $5.00, children twelve and under are free.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased in the Church Office today or by calling the Church Office at 313-291-1221.  We are also looking for donations of items that can be used for the Basket Door Prizes.  This year’s event is sponsored by Dorcas, Women’s and Men’s Fellowship

PLEASE JOIN US The Soundings Ministry is hosting a short meeting, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. The purpose is to provide feedback regarding the "Soundings...our Thoughts on Worship" survey cards that were filled out the past two Sundays. It is important to share the information that was collected and answer any additional questions. The plan is to break up into three groups, which will be based on age. This way we can share the results from your specific age groups, as well as review the total results. Please plan on attending this important meeting.  We’ll keep it short.  Yours in Christ, St. Paul Soundings Ministry

13TH ANNUAL FLOWER AND BAKE SALE Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to think flowers.  The Youth are selling flats of flowers, planters, hanging baskets, vegetable plants and more.  Everyone has the opportunity to pre-order from Block’s Farm Market and have them delivered to St. Paul on Sunday, May 12.  The youth will load them into your vehicle.  Order forms can be secured during Coffee Hour or at the Christian Education Welcome Center upstairs.  No hanging baskets or planters will be available the day of pick-up.  It is important to pre-order.  The youth are hosting a bake sale and collecting unwanted returnable cans and bottles during the sale.

GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED  If you or someone in your family is receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313.291.1221) no later than Wednesday, May 29, 2019.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 2 in gown and mortarboard. Plans for The “2019” Summer Mission Trip, June 16 – June 22, are underway. We will be serving the Boston, MA area. We will be housed at the Village Congregational UCC church located in Whitinsville, MA. Fundraising events and activities continue all the way through June. Only twenty spots are available. Those participating in fundraisers will be granted the first opportunities. Please contact Pastor Schalm if you are interested in participating. Youth should watch their mail for additional information.  The youth will be selling stock to help fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders are assured a personal letter from a youth mission trip participant, their name placed upon the Rock Hard in Faith mission trip banner and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.  Youth stock can be purchased during coffee hour at the Kiosk beginning April 7th.

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 have resumed on Wednesdays at 12:30 & 3:00 p.m. Kathy Williams will lead the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, May 20, 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.  Matter of Balance Class Begins May 13 designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. You will learn techniques to improve your balance. We will meet from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays May 13 through June 10. Snacks are provided. Classes are free; but donations are invited. This program is offered through the Agency on aging and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Register by calling LaShawn Griffin at 734.222.98 Ext. 214 or Kathy Williams at church. Blood Drive coming Tuesday June 18.  Please Save-the-Date 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Please contact Kathy Williams if you are able/want to donate blood.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Mama Mia! We will be going to the Theatre on the Avenue in Wyandotte on Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $16 each and are on sale NOW. We want to sit as a group so let Kathy or Sally know ASAP. You can call or text Kathy. Money is due by May 5. We may be able to add people following our order on April 18 if tickets are still available. Pay Kathy Williams, cash preferred.  Thursday, June 20, we will visit and tour Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church and gardens, Bloomfield Township. We will carpool from church leaving at 10:45 a.m. The tour begins at 12 noon and then we will be going to lunch. Michelle Matney is the contact for this outing. Please sign-up on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall.

CRADLE ROLL SERVICE HONORS NEWBORN ON MOTHER’S DAY.  Infants born over the past years will be honored at our Cradle Roll service on Sunday, May 12.  As part of the service, parents are invited to process through the sanctuary cradling their babies as individual names are read and the congregation tinkles hand-held bells in their honor.  Pastor Drutchas will offer a prayer at the chancel steps.

SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be May 16, 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!


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

Marion Bolen, Betty Caufield, Charlie Duncan, Scott Eisenga (father, Josh Eisenga),  Julius Enesey, Phill Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Andrea Holton, Arnold Knofske, Rev. Bill Kren, Dominik Mackowski (friend, Jake Ochab), Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Sharon Podpora, Tracy Spears (Rivergate, Riverview), Bert Thompson, and Frank Wolfram (Florida).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.

MUFFINS FOR MOM MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION The Sunday School children, with the help of Men’s Fellowship, will be honoring their mothers and the women of the congregation on Sunday, May 12, with a special Muffins for Mom continental breakfast. The celebration will be held between the morning worship services, 10:00-10:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. All ladies should mark their planners.

PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL PREPARES FOR FIFTEENTH SEASON. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested in playing, coaching, or becoming team coordinator, please contact Christine (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313-291-1221) ASAP.  Games are on Tuesday evenings (beginning in May) at Thorn Park, Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown.

SPRING’S HERE AND THE ST. PAUL RUMMAGE SALE is coming up fast. The sale opens Thursday, May 9, 9:00 a.m., and continues through Saturday morning, May 11. Set-up continues through Tuesday, May 7, 12 noon. Post-sale clean-up is Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer help is needed to host this all-congregation event which supports the larger mission and ministry of our church. You can volunteer by completing a Make-A-Wish Card (pew racks) or by calling the church office (313-291-1221). Your donations of clothing and household goods are welcomed and very much needed to ensure the sale’s success. Rummage sale drop-off is underway. All items should be clean and in a good state of repair. Items can be dropped off at the back of Fellowship Hall during office hours 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or at other times by arrangement.

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