Month: June 2019

Sunday June 30, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 30, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

 

SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

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

  UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Almighty God, accept us now as we return to You the Lord of our lives.  We have  discovered Your lordship in frustration and disobedience, for whenever we have ignored You our lives have gone awry.  Help us now to discover You in fulfillment and joy, as we gratefully acknowledge Your claim to our lives and seek to honor it   with our obedience.  Rescue us from the shadow of death, and from the crippling results of self-centered living, and fill us with the strength and health of Your presence.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

 WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Old Friends,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist      

  SCRIPTURE READING  Proverbs 3:5-8, Luke 8:26-39  Lector:  Sandy Ennis

HYMN No.  99  “O, How I Love Jesus”   

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   HYMN No. 561  “It Is Well with My Soul” 

   OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS 

  DOXOLOGY

     Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

     Praise him all creatures here below.

     Praise him above ye heavenly host;

     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.   

  SERMON “The Gift We Can Give,”  Pastor  Drutchas

CHIMES  “There’s Something About That Name”

FAITH EQUATIONS 

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

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

  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: 

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.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Dan Case

Deacon:  Jim Nault

   Ushers: Debbie Case, Dan Case, Rosemarie Laslo, Wendy Warner

 

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 June 30 – July 7

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

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Thursday     Happy Independence Day! / Office Closed

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

 

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Sunday June 23, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 23, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

 

SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

 OPENING HYMN No. 21  “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” Pastor Drutchas,  Hymn Leader

UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

God and Father of us all, we come into this hour of worship in humility and praise,

    seeking your grace and forgiveness as we meet in holy fellowship.  Let your Holy

    Spirit be with us and keep us mindful of your healing and strengthening power. 

    Forgive our short-sightedness and lack of faith.  Open our lives to the spirit of our

    Lord Jesus Christ and fill us with your spiritual gifts for the doing of your will.  In   

    Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Kari Ennis Cappello, Soloist      

SCRIPTURE READING  Philippians 4:8-9, Matthew 4:1-4  Lector:  Cheryl Kincaid

HYMN No.  56  “For the Beauty of the Earth”  

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   HYMN No. 82  “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” 

   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 “Going Nuts?”  Pastor  Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

CLOSING HYMN No. 22  “All Creatures of Our God and King”  

 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.

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.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Dan Case

Deacon:  Kristi Caruso

   Ushers:  Cheryl Kincaid, Sharon Podpora, Louise Stanek

 

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 June 23 – June 30

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey DrutchasSummer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7;00 p.m.

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m. / Cabinet - Picnic Planning 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Father-Child Outing 6:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Summer Sunday  School 9:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.

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Sunday June 16, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

First Sunday after Pentecost
June 16, 2019
 Father’s Day

Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ DAD QUIPS  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 16  “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O God, Jesus spoke of you as “Abba, Father,” letting us know that we can come to you with all our needs.  We come before you as needy children today asking for your forgiveness, help, and healing.  Hear all our prayers, spoken and unspoken that we share with you.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Jesus Is Still the Answer,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

  SCRIPTURE READING  2 Samuel 20:31-33, Mark 1:9-11 Lector:  Michele McNeely

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

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

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

*Congregation standing

      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  “A Father’s Blessing,”  Pastor Drutchas

CHIMES/ DAD REMEMBERED CARDS

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

   *CLOSING HYMN No.   635  “Faith of Our Fathers”

     *BENEDICTION

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

 

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE 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.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Dan Case

Deacon:  Kristi Caruso     

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week June 16 – June 23

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey DrutchasFather’s Day/Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Donuts for Dads 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Meditation 12:30 a.m. & 3:10 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m./ Red Hat Outing 10:45 a.m./ Father-Child Outing 6:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.


MORNING TIDE

 SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN HONOR FATHERS The Sunday School children will honor their fathers and the men of the congregation with a special Donuts for Dad, Continental Breakfast following our morning worship service June 16.  All men should attend the morning’s festivities in honor of Father’s Day. Anyone interested in helping contact Dan or Debbie Case.

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING received during the month of June.  Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.    This offering is part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  Offering envelopes were included in your June Tidings, and you will find them in the pew racks as well.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special mission offering.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

CHRISTNET SERVICES in cooperation with Gorno Ford is hosting “Ford Drive 4 Ur Community,” a fundraiser to benefit renovation completion of a new ChristNet Services Daytime Center.  Thursday, June 20 from 12 – 8 p.m. Go to Gorno Ford, 22025 Allen Rd., Woodhaven and take a FREE test drive and Ford will donate $20 per household (up to 300 drivers, which comes to $6,000)!!  For more information see the flyer on the Community Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall and the church office.

SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be June 20, 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!

IMMORTAL LIFEBOOK DISCUSSION What would you say and do if someone acquired your bodily cells through a routine medical procedure, replicated them without your permission, sold them for a huge profit to millions of other people, and left you and your family poor, unable to afford health insurance for their own medical care? That really happened to cancer patient Henrietta Lacks and is the subject of a fascinating, best-selling book that underscores the ethical and moral dilemmas posed for us as Christians in age of genomics and advanced medical science. Our three-session book discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will meet on Sunday nights, June 23 and 30 and July 7, at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned church parlor. All sessions will be led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas. Copies of the book are available for pick-up in the church office at your convenience.

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

WE ARE ONCE AGAIN HOSTING A VENDOR ARCADE at our annual All Church Picnic, July 28, 2019.  If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who would like to participate, please contact Linda Tank for more information.

ONE OF OUR POPULAR EVENTS at the Church Picnic is the Basket Raffle.  We are looking for themed basket donations.  If possible. please wrap the basket with its contents in a clear cellophane bag and drop it off at the church office by Sunday, July 14th.  Your kind and generous basket donation is greatly appreciated.  Please contact Michele McNeely or the church office with any inquires.

USHERS NEEDED 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.  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.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is accepted, but not necessary.  Meditation classes - Will resume on Wednesdays ng June 12 at 14 12:30 & 3:10 p.m. Kathy Williams leads the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, June 24, 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.  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.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY IS HOSTING their 5th Annual “Steak Fry” at the Church on Friday, July 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Dinner includes a New York Strip Steak or BBQ Chicken Breast, your choice, a Baked Potato (Regular or Sweet), Corn on the Cob, Salad, Dessert and Beverage. You will want to purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your steak or chicken, since only a limited number will be available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and will be available at the Kiosk Table during Coffee Hour or by calling the Church Office at 313-291-1221 beginning Sunday June 16th. All “Grill Masters” are invited to participate, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Jim Poet, Gary Staffeld, or Dan Case. It promises to be an enjoyable evening, so come on down and bring your family and friends.

ELECTRONIC GIVING MIGHT BE AN OPTION for you during the Summer months.  Electronic giving offers convenience for individual members. You can easily create an account and schedule your gifts or give a one-time gift without creating an account. As you plan your summer vacations, please consider electronic giving as an option to support St. Paul during the summer months. While online giving is a great option, it may not be for everyone. You can continue to contribute through the Sunday morning collection plate, or by sending your donations directly to the church.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Gunter Berndl, Betty Caufield,  Charlie Duncan, Arlene Felske, Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Andrea Holton,  Nancy Koszalka, Arnold Knofske, Rev. Bill Kren, Beverly Lloyd (Michelle Matney), Dominik Mackowski (friend, Jake Ochab), Sharon Podpora, Roxanne Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Rick Rice, Roger St. Louis (brother, Mrajie Barnard), Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears (Rivergate, Riverview), Melinda  Snyder (daughter, Bev Snyder), 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.

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.

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER/CHILD OUTING has been moved to Wednesday, June 26th 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. St. Paul 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 25th  Sportway of Brownstown is located at 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street) between Sibley and King Roads.

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Sunday June 9, 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


Pentecost Sunday
Music Sunday
June 9, 2019
 

          Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

 

PRELUDE  “Jesus Loves Me,”  Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

CALL TO WORSHIP  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

RINGING OF THE CHURCH/ CHOIR PROCESSION

INVOCATION (Unison) Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Lord, we come here today to praise your name in song.  Bless our

voices so that they may be pleasing to you. May the melodies we share

and every word we sing inspire in each and all a deeper faith, reminding

us of the gifts, talents, and blessings you so freely bestow through the

grace most completely revealed in Jesus Christ, our savior, teacher, and

guide.  In our glad singing may we know the joy of Christian life together

and the hope that comes daily whenever we draw closer to you and one

another in the spirit of Jesus. Amen!

OPENING ANTHEM  “Go Into The House of the Lord,” Chancel Choir; Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

GREETING/ SHARING OF PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILDREN’S ANTHEM  “Standing on the Promises,” Children’s Choir, Sally Sigman, Director

FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON FOR PENTECOST “The Coming of the Holy Spirit,” Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21  Lois Rice

SOLO  “God Gave the Song,” (Gloria and Bill Gaither), Mark Ennis, Soloist

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING FOR PENTECOST “The Birthing of the Church,” Acts of the Apostles 2:22—24, 33-47  Grace Wangbickler

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN  No. 237  “On Pentecost They Gathered”

1st verse: Tracy Hoffman, soloist;
2nd verse: Congregation/ Handbell Choir;
3rd verses: Soprano ensemble;
4th verse: Congregation, standing/ Handbell Cho

OFFERTORY INVITATION  Pastor Drutchas

OFFERING WITH ANTHEM  “Creator Rhythm,” Chancel Choir

DEDICATION OF GIFTS

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen

MORNING PRAYER/ PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Pew Card)

ANTHEM  “God Chose Us,” Chancel Choir

MEDITATION AND WELCOME TO THE SACRAMENT  “Are We a Pentecostal Church?”  Pastor Drutchas

ANTHEM  “One Song,” Chancel Choir

PRAYER OF BLESSING AND CONSECRATION

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

One bread, one body, one Lord of all; one cup of blessing which

we bless. And we, though many, throughout the earth, we are

one body in this one Lord!

DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS  Pastors Drutchas & Schalm, Senior Elder Mark Ennis and Council Members

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.

ACKNOWLEDGING OUR CHOIRS & MUSIC LEADERSHIP

FINAL BLESSING  Pastor Drutchas

CLOSING ANTHEM  “Shine, Jesus, Shine!”  Chancel Choir

Congregation is invited to join in singing reprise at anthem’send (insert).

POSTLUDE

AFTER ALTAR CANDLES are extinguished the Congregation may depart, greeting and thanking choir members in the narthex and vestibule. Refreshments in honor of our choirs are provided in air-conditioned Jerusalem Café (West Room).  All are invited.

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.

 

                       ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

                 Council:  Dan Case

                                    Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

                                 Ushers: Council Members

       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 June 9 – June 16

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas Pentecost/ Music Sunday/ Communion/ Sunday School  Year End Party 9:30 a.m./ Mission Trip Parent’s Meeting 10:30 a.m./ CE & Teacher Meeting 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Meditation 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Thursday    Women’s Fellowship Luncheon 12:30 p.m./ Father-Child Outing 6:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Father’s Day/ Donuts for Dad 10:30 a.m.

 

MORNING TIDE

  ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor & with a sincere ‘Thank You’ to Tracy Hoffman & Sally Sigman for your dedication to our St. Paul Music Ministry.
SIDE VASES celebrate the 63rd wedding anniversary of Miles & Irene Church and the 60th wedding anniversary of our parents, Harold & Joan Foley, from their daughters Paula Strawsine and Denise Foley.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN HONOR FATHERS The Sunday School children will honor their fathers and the men of the congregation with a special Donuts for Dad, Continental Breakfast following our morning worship service June 16.  All men should attend the morning’s festivities in honor of Father’s Day. Anyone interested in helping contact Pastor Schalm.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 13 MEETING is an off-site luncheon at Woodside Meadows Golf Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus.  The ladies are gathering at 12:30 p.m.  Please R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10.  All ladies are invited.  Our Women’s Ministries are guests at our June Council Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.  Council gathers in the West Room.

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING received during the month of June.  Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.    This offering is part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  Offering envelopes were included in your June Tidings, and you will find them in the pew racks as well.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special mission offering.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

“MUSIC SUNDAY”  Our Church Choirs are performing.   Enjoy and celebrate Pentecost on “Music Sunday” at St. Paul.  Refreshments will be served in our Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN celebrate with their teachers the end of the “2018-2019” regular Sunday School program with a year-end party. There will be a variety of activities and games followed by refreshments and fellowship. Summer Sunday School will begin Sunday, June 16th at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with the single summer worship service. 

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 .

IMMORTAL LIFEBOOK DISCUSSION What would you say and do if someone acquired your bodily cells through a routine medical procedure, replicated them without your permission, sold them for a huge profit to millions of other people, and left you and your family poor, unable to afford health insurance for their own medical care? That really happened to cancer patient Henrietta Lacks and is the subject of a fascinating, best-selling book that underscores the ethical and moral dilemmas posed for us as Christians in age of genomics and advanced medical science. Our three-session book discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will meet on Sunday nights, June 23 and 30 and July 7, at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned church parlor. All sessions will be led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas. Copies of the book are available for pick-up in the church office at your convenience.

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

WE ARE ONCE AGAIN HOSTING A VENDOR ARCADE at our annual All Church Picnic, July 28, 2019.  If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who would like to participate, please contact Linda Tank for more information.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is accepted, but not necessary.  Meditation classes - Will resume on Wednesdays beginning June 12 at 14 11:30 & 3:10 p.m. Kathy Williams leads the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, June 24, 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 continues to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through June 10 for those who already participate. Snacks are provided. Donations are invited. 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 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.  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.

CHRISTNET SERVICES in cooperation with Gorno Ford is hosting “Ford Drive 4 Ur Community,” a fundraiser to benefit renovation completion of a new ChristNet Services Daytime Center.  Thursday, June 20 from 12 – 8 p.m. Go to Gorno Ford, 22025 Allen Rd., Woodhaven and take a FREE test drive and Ford will donate $20 per household (up to 300 drivers, which comes to $6,000)!!  For more information see the flyer on the Community Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall and the church office.

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

Betty Caufield,  Charlie Duncan, Arlene 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, Roxanne Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Rick Rice, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears (Rivergate, Riverview), Melinda  Snyder (daughter, Bev Snyder), 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 are 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 Kiosk 

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.

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Sunday June 2, 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 Easter
June 2, 2019

Baccalaureate Sunday/ Spring Pageant

PRELUDE 

  RINGING OF BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP Tyler Staten / Pastor Cheryl Schalm

*OPENING HYMN No. 190 “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION   Katie Stull & Congregation

  Thank You God, for the ability to sing out our faith.  Of course, some of us are  

  better singers than others.  Accept our praise, from each and every tongue united  

  in Jesus Christ.  We know that all our voices together cannot even begin to convey

  the wonder and glory and majesty of who You are.  Strangely enough, though, You  

  make our song complete.  To Your gracious ears, the praise of a few is as great as

  the best chorus and symphony.  We still find this hard to believe.  You put a new  

  song in our mouths.  You set us free to sing!  Thank You God.  Receive the praise  

  of these joy-filled hearts, in Jesus name. Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Come, Bless the Lord,”  Children’s Choir

  SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 149:1-5  Ephesians 5:15-20  Lectors: Hayden and  Carlee Robbins

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Congregation standing

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

  MORNING PRAYER  Sam & Katie Kincaid

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY Aaron Flomo

       Special Music: Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone, Chris Tomlin

*OFFERTORY PRAYER  Angel Staten

*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.

 

“Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord”

SUNDAY SCHOOL SPRING PROGRAM

 

  Introduction: Tyler Staten & Pastor Cheryl Schalm (Psalm 33:3)

  Good News (Mandisa), Sunday School Dance & Video

            Readers: Alyssa Brandt & Anthony Staten (Mark 16:15 & Romans 10:15)

  The One He Speaks Through (Mandisa), Sunday School, Youth &Young Adults Missions Video.
Readers
: Pastor Cheryl Schalm & Jim Sauter  (2 Corinthians5:16-20 & Galatians 6:2)

  Comeback Kid (Mandisa) Sunday School Video & Dance

Readers: Haley Dykowski & Evelyn Hard (Romans 8:31-32)

  HYMN “Shout to the Lord” Insert

  Bleed the Same (Mandisa), Youth & Young Adult Dance

Readers: Sheri Herkimer & Hayden Robbins (John 17:20-23)

  Welcome & Acknowledgement of Graduates and Young Adults

            Readers: Pastor Cheryl Schalm & Eric Poet (Philippians 1:6)

  Unfinished (Mandisa) Young Adult & Graduate Video

  Introduction of Graduates: Rev. Geoff Drutchas

  Graduates Prayer / Mission Trip Commissioning Prayer

  Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

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

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE (please remain in your seats as the service closes and

until all of the candles are extinguished.)

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Dan Case

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

Ushers: Veronica Flomo, Sharon Podpora, Tim Ruffner, Louise Stanek

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 June 2 – June 9

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

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

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.

Thursday     Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Pentecost/ Wear Red!  Communion/ Music Sunday/ Sunday School Promotions & Year-end Party 9:30 a.m./ Mission Trip Parents’ Meeting 10:30/  CE & Teacher                    Meeting 10:45 a.m.

MORNING TIDE

 ALTAR FLOWERS celebrate the birthday of Helen St. Louis from the Case Family.

 SIDE VASES celebrate the 56th wedding anniversary of Judy & Murl Nieman. Honors the graduation of Elisabeth Isaacs, from her family.

ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP is leading the Worship Service in Fellowship Hall. The Sunday School children are sharing songs and dances they have learned throughout the year and offering their understanding of lessons taught.  Summer worship schedule begins today and continues through September 1.  Summer Sunday School is offered at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School leaders are needed.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer.  (All materials are provided.)

PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL FIFTEENTH SEASON IS UNDERWAY. 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 at Thorn Park, Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown.

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING received during the month of June.  Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.    This offering is part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  The offering envelopes were included in your June Tidings, and you will find them in the church pew racks as well.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special mission offering.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul,    Thank You.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN HONOR FATHERS Sunday, June 16th, 10:30 a.m. The Sunday School children will honor their fathers and the men of the congregation with a special Donuts for Dad, Continental Breakfast.  All men should mark their planners and attend the morning’s festivities in honor of Father’s Day. Anyone interested in helping with the breakfast should contact Pastor 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 .

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is accepted, but not necessary.  Meditation classes - Will resume on Wednesdays beginning June 12 at 14 11:30 p.m. Kathy Williams leads the sessions. Caregivers Group - Meets for mutual support. Caregivers Group will meet on Monday, June 17, 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 continues to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through June 10 for those who already participate. Snacks are provided. Donations are invited. 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 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.  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.

WE ARE ONCE AGAIN HOSTING A VENDOR ARCADE at our annual All Church Picnic, July 28, 2019.  If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who would like to participate, please contact Linda Tank for more information.

 “MUSIC SUNDAY”  SUNDAY, JUNE 9,  9:30 a.m. Our Church Choirs will be performing.   Plan to be present to enjoy and celebrate Pentecost on “Music Sunday” at St. Paul.  Refreshments will be served in our Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m.


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, 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), Beverly Sitz, 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 are 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 Kiosk

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

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 13 MEETING is an off-site luncheon at Woodside Meadows Golf Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus.  The ladies are gathering at 12:30 p.m.  Please R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10.  All ladies are invited.

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

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