Services

Sunday September 15, 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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 15, 2019

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

Nursery care available

 SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

 RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

OPENING HYMN No. 15  “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart,”  Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader

 UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

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

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CHRISTNET:  AN INVITATION  Kim Martinez

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “I Surrender All,”  Chancel Choir

   MATRICULATION CEREMONY  1st & 2nd year Confirmands & Parents  

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

 Seek ye first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and all these things shall        

 be added unto you.  Allelu, alleluia!  Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and  

 ye shall find, knock, and the door shall be opened unto you.  Allelu, alleluia!

SCRIPTURE READING  1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-7  Lector:  Lois Rice

HYMN No. 323 “Wonderful Words of Life”

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

HYMN No. 73  “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (vs. 1, 3)

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 Company We Keep,”  Pastor Drutchas

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER (Rev. William Kren)

CLOSING HYMN No. 464  “God of Grace and God of Glory” (vs. 1, 2, 5)

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 alert the ushers if you need 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:  Cheryl Kincaid

Deacon:  Jim Nault

Ushers:  Helene McEachern, 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  September 15 – September 22

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Matriculation Sunday/  Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Kayaking 11:00 a.m.

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

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

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00/ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Lector’s Workshop 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Confirmation Retreat to Put-in-Bay 8:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Reducing the Risk Workshop 9:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately following our 10:00 a.m. single worship service.

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Clara Marie Rhodes, born July 28, 2019 to Kaitlyn Sander and Sean Rhodes.  Parents are Mark & Margie Sander.  St. Paul Great-Grand-mother is Ida Black.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR has resumed their weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals.  Rehearsal time is 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.  Watch this space for upcoming information on our Handbell Choir rehearsals.

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Set-up, Sale, and Clean-up.  The annual St. Paul Fall Rummage Sale is Thursday through Saturday, October 3-5.  Rummage Sale donations are welcome and can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall.  It is important that all donations be clean and in a good state of repair.  Rummage Sale set-up begins Wednesday, September 25, with “Blue Jean Sunday,” September 29.  Church members are encouraged to come that Sunday morning dressed in work clothes, ready to pitch in.  To volunteer, please contact the church office (313-291-1221).  All proceeds support church related projects.

YOUTH CHOIR (formerly Children’s Choir) REHEARSALS begin September 22 following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  We will gather in the West Room.  For more information, please contact director, Sally Sigman.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 13, 2019.  Those interested in joining St. Paul Church are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas at the church office or complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or give it to any Usher.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES  A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars. Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings 10 a.m. and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to

Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list.

THE “2019” FALL YOUTH RETREAT November 2 - 3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “Let’s Get Serious” is this year’s theme. Mark your planners and sign up now!  Watch your mail for more information.

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW COMING October 12.  Volunteers are needed.  Also, donations are welcomed to help offset lunch expenses.  Please contact Linda Tank to volunteer and for more information.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS outing Thursday September 19th is a day trip to Greenfield Village. We will meet at the church at 9 a.m. and carpool to the Village. Let Kathy Williams know if you have a membership for a guest pass to share or can drive. We will buy tickets that day.

LECTOR’S WORKSHOP Ever consider reading scripture during Sunday morning service? A special class on how to be a part of this important and wonderful worship ministry will be held  Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m. Pastor Drutchas will lead the orientation session which will provide an overview of the Bible and offer pointers on how to be an effective lector, helping God’s word get heard. All materials will be provided. There will be opportunities for informal questions and answers, plus discussion about the Bible—a chance to ask those things that have always been on your heart and mind. For more information, please contact Pastor Drutchas.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Kevin (neighbor, Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Paula Block, Dave Cowper, June Dolan, Charlie Duncan, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Mary Hard, Ilene Jenkins (Applewood Nursing Ctr, Woodhaven), Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Gloria Lakatos, Shirley Robinson, Christine Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Paul Tetreau (brother-in-law Kathy & Gary Peters), Bert Thompson,  Doreen Thompson, Arlene Wolfram, Frank Wolfram, and Richard Wygonik (friend, Sue Mrowka). 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.

THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU at the Women’s Retreat October 5 and 6. Providing leadership this year will be April Clark, Michele McNeely, Marjie Barnard and Eileen Vernor Drutchas. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings with Faith, Hope, and Grace”. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can rely on God through faith, hope and grace in everyday life. Michindoh Conference Center, near Hillsdale, provides a scenic setting, as well as comfortable indoor facilities. Count on indoor and outdoor activities. We will carpool from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $99 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. Your retreat money and completed reservation form should be returned to Marjie Barnard.  Reservation forms have been mailed to past participants and are also available around the church.

THE 18TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic Metro Detroit churches is Wednesday, October 23. We will tour at least five churches in the City of Detroit all renowned for their architecture and ministries. On the list are two Roman Catholic Churches, an Ecumenical Catholic abbey, a Serbian Orthodox basilica, and an Episcopal congregation. For lunch we will be enjoying the re-opened Roma Café in Eastern Market. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas, our tour is by chartered bus, departing at 8 a.m. and returning no later than 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30, not including lunch. Most of the churches will provide docents to orient us, supplemented by further background offered by Pastor Drutchas. In addition, all participants will receive an informational tour brochure high-lighting the architectural and artistic treasures of each sanctuary. You are encouraged to RSVP early as seats fill up quickly. Your $30 payment needs to be made with your RSVP. Any checks should be made out to ‘St. Paul UCC specifying Pilgrimage Tour

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Sunday September 8, 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

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost          Rally Sunday
September 8, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

 

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

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP  Alyssa Brandt & Congregation

Leader:  O God of Black and Brown and White children and those all mixed together, of children who are rich and poor and in between, of children who speak English and Spanish and languages our ears cannot discern…

   People:   Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

Leader:   O God of runaway or thrown-away children who struggle every day without parent or place or friend or future, of children who can walk and talk and hear and see and sing and dance and jump and play and of children who are loved and unloved, wanted and unwanted.

   People:  Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

Leader:   O God of children of destiny and of despair, of war and of peace, of disfigured, diseased, and dying children, of children without hope and of children with hope to spare and share…

People:   Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

Leader:   O God of children who are emotionally fragile, of children who rebel and ridicule, torment and taunt.

   People:   Help us to love and respect and protect them all.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen 

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

ANNOUNCEMENTS   Hayley Dykowski

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Sweet, Sweet Spirit,” Chancel Choir

MORNING PRAYER Andrew Caruso

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

SCRIPTURE MEDLEY READING Hayden Robbins, Carlee Robbins, Sam Kincaid, Katie Kincaid

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

OFFERTORY INVITATION Ethan Hard

OFFERTORY  Special Music, Made to Worship, Chris Tomlin

DEDICATION OF GIFTS, Ethan Hard

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.

HOMILY “Faith Plus What”  Pastor Schalm

VBS  REFLECTIONS, Kaitlyn Issacs

VBS / PICNIC VIDEO

MISSION TRIP REFLECTIONS, Angel & Anthony Staten, Katie & Sam Kincaid

MISSION TRIP VIDEO

SCRIPTURE & INTRODUCTION James 2:16-18 Pastor Schalm

YOUTH PARTICIPANT TO YOUTH WORKS LEADER Emily Winter

HYMN No. 467 “Fill the World with Love”

TEACHER INSTALLATION  Pastors Drutchas & Schalm

TEACHER’S PRAYER  

Lord God, we confess that of ourselves we cannot rightly exercise our office as public teachers of Your Word.  We pray that You would enlighten us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit – wisdom and discretion, kindness and perseverance, patience and love – and so guide and direct our teaching that the children committed to our charge may be nourished in their Christian faith and equipped for useful service in your kingdom; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.  Amen

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors) Emily Pedersen & Congregation

BENEDICTION

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

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  September 8 – September 15

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Rally Sunday/ Open House 9:30-10:00; 11:00-11:30 a.m./ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m./ Youth Kayaking & Lunch 11:40 a.m.

Monday      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./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation Orientation 7:00 p.m.
Thursday   Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m.
Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.

 

MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately following our 10:00 a.m. single worship service.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Verna Schmoekel’s birthday from her children and their families.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Sue Kren, family & friends on the loss of Rev. William “Bill” Kren who passed away Friday, September 6, 2019.  Visitation is Monday 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home. Rev. Kren will lie in state at St. Paul UCC, Taylor Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m.; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas to officiate.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

NEW WORSHIP TIME BEGINS today with Rally SundayWe are merging our double worship services into a single service at 10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (upstairs) and Nursery Care (Family Room) are also offered at 10:00 a.m.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR has resumed their weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals.  Rehearsal time is 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.  Watch this space for upcoming information on our Handbell Choir rehearsals.

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Set-up, Sale, and Clean-up.  The annual St. Paul Fall Rummage Sale is Thursday through Saturday, October 3-5.  Rummage Sale donations are welcome beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3, and can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall.  It is important that all donations be clean and in a good state of repair.  Rummage Sale set-up begins Wednesday, September 25, with “Blue Jean Sunday,” September 29.  Church members are encouraged to come that Sunday morning dressed in work clothes, ready to pitch in.  To volunteer, please contact the church office (313-291-1221).  All proceeds support church related projects.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES for eighth and ninth graders will be starting up Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. An orientation will be held that night for both parents and confirmands outlining classes and activities for the coming year. A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars now for both September 11 and 21.

Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and continue from September to April. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list.

THE ‘2019-2020’ Youth Fellowship Kick-Off is Sunday, September 8.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall following the worship service for lunch.  Following lunch, we will head to Flat Rock for some kayaking. PLEASE sign the sheet on the youth board to confirm your participation by September 1st.   Approx. cost $15.00.  The “2019” Fall Youth Retreat is November 2 -3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “Let’s Get Serious” is this year’s theme. Mark your planners and sign up now!  Watch your mail for more information.

YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES  The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s. All post-High School young adults are welcome and encouraged to join. We are working our way through the Gospels. Plan to join the group for study, discussion, laughter, food and fellowship.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS outing Thursday September 19th is a day trip to Greenfield Village. We will meet at the church at 9 a.m. and carpool to the Village. Let Kathy Williams know if you have a membership for a guest pass to share or can drive. We will buy tickets that day.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. through the end of September, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - Will resume in the Fall. Individual sessions are available. Please contact Kathy Williams. Health/ Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams.   Updating our Call List – Please notify the church office (313-291-1221) if you would like to be contacted when there are important messages to share (such as a death, meeting cancellation, etc.).  This list is for members without e-mail.

 

THE SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews is looking for anyone who knits or crochets and would like to make baby blankets, lap blankets, kid size blankets, baby or kid's cancer hats.  All yarn will be supplied. Please contact Sharon Leonard or the church office if you are able to help us utilize a large donation of yarn. It would be great if you could attend our meetings, but not necessary. We meet in the West Room the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, dessert and coffee are provided. Join us for 'food for thought'.  Our next meeting is Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.

 

 “REDUCING THE RISK” Training Class is Scheduled for Sunday, September 22nd.  St. Paul Child Protection Policy requires that all adults and youth over the age of 18, who work with children more than 10 hours a year, complete the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class, every two years, and fill out a work application which includes a formal Criminal Background Check, every five years. During the class we learn the specifics of the St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle situations as they arise. This year’s class is Sunday, September 22nd from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m., in the Church Parlor. If you have questions regarding your need to attend this mandatory training, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case.

St. Paul is in URGENT need of a Council Recording Secretary. The term begins immediately and ends in January, 2021.  Major responsibilities include attending and taking minutes for Church meetings (Council, Cabinet, Semi-Annual, Annual and Special).  Please contact Pam Lange, Cheryl Kincaid or Michele McNeely if you are interested and would like more information about the position.  This is a great opportunity for someone interested in serving their Church.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Kevin (neighbor, Anne & Kirk Blanchard), June Dolan, Charlie Duncan, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Mary Hard, Ilene Jenkins (Applewood Nursing Ctr, Woodhaven), Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Gloria Lakatos, Shirley Robinson, Christine Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Paul Tetreau (brother-in-law Kathy & Gary Peters), Bert Thompson,  Frank Wolfram, and Richard Wygonik (friend, Sue Mrowka). 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.

THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU at the Women’s Retreat October 5 and 6. Providing leadership this year will be April Clark, Michele McNeely, Marjie Barnard and Eileen Vernor Drutchas. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings with Faith, Hope, and Grace”. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can rely on God through faith, hope and grace in everyday life. Michindoh Conference Center, near Hillsdale, provides a scenic setting, as well as comfortable indoor facilities. Count on indoor and outdoor activities. We will carpool from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $99 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. A $20 non-refundable deposit will assure your place.  Balance is due by Sunday, September 15. Your retreat deposit, and completed reservation form, should be marked "Retreat" and returned to Marjie Barnard.  Reservation forms have been mailed to past participants and are also available around the church.

THE 18TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic Metro Detroit churches is Wednesday, October 23. We will tour at least five churches in the City of Detroit all renowned for their architecture and ministries. On the list are two Roman Catholic Churches, an Ecumenical Catholic abbey, a Serbian Orthodox basilica, and an Episcopal congregation. For lunch we will be enjoying the re-opened Roma Café in Eastern Market. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas, our tour is by chartered bus, departing at 8 a.m. and returning no later than 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30, not including lunch. Most of the churches will provide docents to orient us, supplemented by further background offered by Pastor Drutchas. In addition, all participants will receive an informational tour brochure high-lighting the architectural and artistic treasures of each sanctuary. You are encouraged to RSVP early as seats fill up quickly. Your $30 payment needs to be made with your RSVP. Any checks should be made out to ‘St. Paul UCC specifying Pilgrimage Tour.

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Sunday September 1, 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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
September 1, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
(nursery care available)

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE Mary Manier, Guest Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL    

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

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

UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Almighty and everlasting God, whose creative power is exceeded only by Thy love,     deliver us from coldness of heart and wandering of mind as we worship you this morning.  Cleanse us from our sins and every thought that is displeasing to Thee. Show us your glory, reveal to us your truth, strengthen our faith and increase our love and we will give you our praise both now and forever.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen. 

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

SCRIPTURE READING  Philemon 1-25, John 10:17-18  Lector:  Sandy Ennis

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

MORNING PRAYER/ MEMORIAL PRAYER (Donna Pletz) 

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Open the Eyes of My Heart,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

HYMN No. 33  “How Great Thou Art”

 SERMON  “Our Choice,”  Pastor Drutchas

 HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”

 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.)

 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 alert the ushers if you need additional assistance.

PARENTS WITH CRYING INFANTS are encouraged to make use of our Family Room at the east 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:

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:  Pam Lange

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury  

Ushers:  Jane Dykowski, Rosemarie Laslo

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  September 1 – September 8

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.

Monday      Office Closed/ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m. / Executive 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00
Thursday    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m.
Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Rally Sunday/ Open House 9:30-10:00, 11:00 -11:30 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Kayaking 11:40 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our worship service hosted by our Tuesday Morning Bible Study members.

 HOLY COMMUNION IS OFFERED THIS MORNING  Our congregation welcomes to the Lord’s Supper all adult, baptized Christians, regardless of Christian affiliation. What’s simply asked is that during Holy Communion all participants maintain a reverent silence that fits the dignity of the sacrament.

NEW WORSHIP TIME BEGINS Sunday, September 8, 2019 with Rally SundayWe are merging our double worship services into a single service at 10:00 a.m.  Sunday School and Nursery Care are also offered at 10:00 a.m.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR has resumed their weekly rehearsals.  Rehearsal time is 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome. Watch this space for upcoming information on our Handbell Choir rehearsals.   

St. Paul is in URGENT need of a Council Recording Secretary. The term would begin immediately and ends in January of 2021.  Major responsibilities include attending and taking minutes for Church meetings (Council, Cabinet, Semi-Annual, Annual and Special).  Please contact Pam Lange, Cheryl Kincaid or Michele McNeely if you are interested and would like more information about the position.  This is a great opportunity for someone interested in serving their Church.

A Special “THANK YOU” to the following people who helped with the Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  Pam and Dave Lange, Janet Staffeld, Ed Brainard, Toni Hill, Dee Salsbury, Kathy Williams and Dan Case.  St Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES for eighth and ninth graders will be starting up Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. An orientation will be held that night for both parents and confirmands outlining classes and activities for the coming year. A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars now for both September 11 and 21.

Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and continue from September to April. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list.

THE ‘2019-2020’ Youth Fellowship Kick-Off is Sunday, September 8.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall following the worship service for lunch.  Following lunch, we will head to Flat Rock for some kayaking. PLEASE sign the sheet on the youth board to confirm your participation by September 1st.   Approx. cost $15.00.  The “2019” Fall Youth Retreat is November 2 -3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “Let’s Get Serious” is this year’s theme. Mark your planners and sign up now!  Watch your mail for more information.

YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s. All post-High School young adults are welcome and encouraged to join. We are working our way through the Gospels. Plan to join the group for study, discussion, laughter, food and fellowship. The group will not be meeting in July but will resume in August.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS outing Thursday September 19th is a day trip to Greenfield Village. We will meet at the church at 9 a.m. and carpool to the Village. Let Kathy Williams know if you have a membership for a guest pass to share or can drive. We will buy tickets that day.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. through the end of September, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - Will resume in the Fall. Individual sessions are available. Please contact Kathy Williams. Health/ Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams.   Updating our Call List – Please notify the church office (313-291-1221) if you would like to be contacted when there are important messages to share (such as a death, meeting cancellation, etc.).  This list is for members without e-mail.

THE SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews is looking for anyone who knits or crochets and would like to make baby blankets, lap blankets, kid size blankets, baby or kid's cancer hats.  All yarn will be supplied. Please contact Sharon Leonard or the church office if you are able to help us utilize a large donation of yarn. It would be great if you could attend our meetings, but not necessary. We meet in the West Room the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, dessert and coffee are provided. Join us for 'food for thought'.

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Set-up, Sale, and Clean-up.  The annual St. Paul Fall Rummage Sale is Thursday through Saturday, October 3-5.  Rummage Sale donations are welcome beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3, and can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall.  It is important that all donations be clean and in a good state of repair.  Rummage Sale set-up begins Wednesday, September 25, with “Blue Jean Sunday,” September 29.  Church members are encouraged to come that Sunday morning dressed in work clothes, ready to pitch in.  To volunteer, please contact the church office (313-291-1221).  All proceeds support church related projects.

“REDUCING THE RISK” Training Class is Scheduled for Sunday, September 22nd.  St. Paul Child Protection Policy requires that all adults and youth over the age of 18, who work with children more than 10 hours a year, complete the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class, every two years, and fill out a work application which includes a formal Criminal Background Check, every five years. During the class we learn the specifics of the St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle situations as they arise. This year’s class is Sunday, September 22nd from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m., in the Church Parlor. If you have questions regarding your need to attend this mandatory training, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Kevin (neighbor, Anne & Kirk Blanchard), June Dolan, Charlie Duncan, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Mary Hard, Ilene Jenkins (Applewood Nursing Ctr, Woodhaven), Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Kay Koths (Beaumont Heritage, Taylor), Rev. Bill Kren, Larry Kurtsel, Gloria Lakatos, Shirley Robinson, Christine Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Bert Thompson,  Frank Wolfram, and Richard Wygonik (friend, Sue Mrowka). 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.

THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU at the Women’s Retreat October 4 and 5. Providing leadership this year will be April Clark, Michele McNeely, Marjie Barnard and Eileen Vernor Drutchas. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings with Faith, Hope, and Grace”. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can rely on God through faith, hope and grace in everyday life. Michindoh Conference Center, near Hillsdale, provides a scenic setting, as well as comfortable indoor facilities. Count on indoor and outdoor activities. We will carpool from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $99 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. A $20 non-refundable deposit will assure your place.  Balance is due by Sunday, September 15. Your retreat deposit, and completed reservation form, should be marked "Retreat" and returned to Marjie Barnard.  Reservation forms have been mailed to past participants and are also available around the church.

The 18th Annual Pilgrimage Tour of historic Metro Detroit churches is Wednesday, October 23. We will tour at least five churches in the City of Detroit all renowned for their architecture and ministries. On the list are two Roman Catholic Churches, an Ecumenical Catholic abbey, a Serbian Orthodox basilica, and an Episcopal congregation. For lunch we will be enjoying the re-opened Roma Café in Eastern Market. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas, our tour is by chartered bus, departing at 8 a.m. and returning no later than 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30, not including lunch. Most of the churches will provide docents to orient us, supplemented by further background offered by Pastor Drutchas. In addition, all participants will receive an informational tour brochure highlighting the architectural and artistic treasures of each sanctuary. You are encouraged to RSVP early as seats fill up quickly. Your $30 payment needs to be made with your RSVP. Any checks should be made out to ‘St. Paul UCC specifying Pilgrimage Tour.

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Sunday August 25, 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

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 25, 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. Ralph Brown

OPENING HYMN No. 53  “Morning Has Broken,” Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader 

UNISON INVOCATION   Pastor Brown & Congregation

O, Loving God, as we gather together in worship this morning, we praise You and we give thanks to You; for this world which You have made, for your bountiful provisions for our needs, for all the blessings of this present life, and for the hope of a better life to come.  Let the memory of your past goodness fill our hearts with joy and thankfulness in the present, and for hope for the future.  Fill our lives with the truth of your Word and the courage of your apostles that, having caught the vision of your Kingdom, we may proclaim it with power and a glad heart to the salvation of many souls and to the glory of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Barbara Schultz 

SPECIAL MUSIC  “I Love Your Church, O God,” (vs. 1-3)  Volunteer Choir (Anyone interested is invited to please join us in the Chancel area.)

SCRIPTURE  Isaiah 58:9b-14, Luke 13:10-17  Lector:  Barbara Schultz

HYMN No. 16  “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

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

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  “Being Jesus,” Pastor Brown

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

HYMN No. 611  “Rise Up, O Saints of 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 DESCIPLESHIP & 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:  Mark Ennis

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury  

Ushers:  Rosemarie Laslo, Kathy Williams

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

MORNING TIDE 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our worship service hosted by our Health Ministries.

LOVE AND DEEEPEST SYMPATHY to Gloria Lakatos, family and friends on the loss of Donna “Tudy” Marie Pletz who passed away August 18, 2019 at the age of 84 years.  Funeral was August 23, 2019.  Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT.  Our children will explore God’s word and how to apply these lessons to their daily living. Pre-schoolers through fifth grade will meet in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom (pending worship service responsibilities). Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided. Only one opportunity remain!  Don’t miss out!  SEPTEMBER 1 Showdown on Mount Carmel   Nothing is impossible with God.

THE SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews is looking for anyone who knits or crochets and would like to make baby blankets, lap blankets, kid size blankets, baby or kid's cancer hats.  All yarn will be supplied. Please contact Sharon Leonard or the church office if you are able to help us utilize a large donation of yarn. It would be great if you could attend our meetings, but not necessary. We meet in the West Room the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, dessert and coffee are provided. Join us for 'food for thought'.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES for eighth and ninth graders will be starting up Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. An orientation will be held that night for both parents and confirmands outlining classes and activities for the coming year. A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars now for both September 11 and 21.

Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and continue from September to April. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list. 

THE ‘2019-2020’ Youth Fellowship Kick-Off is Sunday, September 8.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall following the worship service for lunch.  Following lunch, we will head to Flat Rock for some kayaking. PLEASE sign the sheet on the youth board to confirm your participation by September 1st.   Approx. cost $15.00.  The “2019” Fall Youth Retreat is November 2 -3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “Let’s Get Serious” is this year’s theme. Mark your planners and sign up now!  Watch your mail for more information.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR is resuming their weekly rehearsals beginning Wednesday, August 28.  Rehearsal time is 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.

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 Geoff Drutchas.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Kevin (neighbor, Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Gunter Berndl, Charlie Duncan, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Mary Hard, Gina Hribik, Ilene Jenkins (Applewood Nursing Ctr, Woodhaven), Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Larry Kurtsel, Shirley Robinson, Christine Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Bert Thompson, Spencer Warren, Frank Wolfram, and Richard Wygonik (friend, Sue Mrowka).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.

PLEASE NOTE Tuesday morning Bible Study will meet Tuesday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Watch this space for changes and updates or call the church office at 313-291-1221. 

PASTORAL NEEDS during August will be in the caring hands of Pastor Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Please alert the church office (313-291-1221) to any pastoral needs that arises for you or family members.  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be on vacation during August.

ELECTRONIC GIVING OFFERS MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS Besides making donations to Weekly Envelopes you can also make a donation to the Lenten, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Heat and Energy Envelopes utilizing our electronic online giving. You can also make a gift to the Memorial Fund or even buy a Tree of Faith Leaf.

To set up a donation, visit us online at www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving, select the “online giving” tab from the main menu and set up your donation. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dan Case or Gary Peters.

A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to all who donated a gift basket for the Summer Picnic Basket Raffle.  Your time and talent is appreciated in making this event a success. We received many wonderfully created baskets.  And as written in part in Matthew 7:7 – “Ask, and it shall be given to you…”  We asked for your help, and you blessed us in abundance.   Thank you.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  August 25 – September 1

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Ralph Brown – Summer Sunday School  9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Friday         Youth Bonfire & Games Schalm’s House

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. - Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.

 

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Sunday August 18, 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

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 18, 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. John Martin

OPENING HYMN No. 261  “Sweet, Sweet Spirit,” Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader 

UNISON INVOCATION   Pastor Martin & Congregation

  O, Loving God, as we gather together in worship this morning we praise You and

  we give thanks to You; for this world which You have made, for your bountiful                       

  provisions for our needs, for all the blessings of this present life, and for the

  hope of a better life to come.  Let the memory of your past goodness fill our

  hearts with joy and thankfulness in the present, and for hope for the future. 

  Fill our lives with the truth of your Word and the courage of your apostles

  that, having caught the vision of your Kingdom, we may proclaim it with power         

  and a glad heart to the salvation of many souls and to the glory of Jesus Christ,

  in whose name we pray.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Barbara Schultz

SPECIAL MUSIC  “Amazing Grace,”  Kathy Williams, Dulcimer

SCRIPTURE  Isaiah 38:1-5, Romans 14:7-9  Lector: Barbara Schultz

HYMN No. 354  “Seek Ye First”

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  “The Time to Talk is Now,” Pastor Martin

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

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 DESCIPLESHIP & 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:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Kristi Caruso  

Ushers:  Sharon Podpora, Louise Stanek, Helen St. Louis

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  August 18 – August 25

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. John Martin – Summer Sunday School  9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.

Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.
Saturday     Red Hat Outing to Hitsville, USA/ Motown Museum 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. - Rev. Ralph Brown– Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.


MORNING TIDE
 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our worship service hosted by our Health Ministries.

ALTAR FLOWERS honor the 43rd wedding anniversary of Debbie & Dan Case.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT.  Our children will explore God’s word and how to apply these lessons to their daily living. Pre-schoolers through fifth grade will meet in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom (pending worship service responsibilities). Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided. Only two opportunities remain!  Don’t miss out!

AUGUST 25TH     David Rules!     David points the way to Jesus. 

SEPTEMBER 1st  Showdown on Mount Carmel   Nothing is impossible with God.

THE SATURATE OUTREACH distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20 at 9 a.m.  Anyone interested in helping distribute the saturate materials, please call the church office at 313-291-1221.

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 Geoff Drutchas.

THE SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews is looking for anyone who knits or crochets and would like to make baby blankets, lap blankets, kid size blankets, baby or kid's cancer hats.  All yarn will be supplied. Please contact Sharon Leonard or the church office if you are able to help us utilize a large donation of yarn. It would be great if you could attend our meetings, but not necessary. We meet in the West Room the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, dessert and coffee are provided. Join us for 'food for thought'.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES for eighth and ninth graders will be starting up Wednesday,

September 11, 7 p.m. An orientation will be held that night for both parents and confirmands outlining classes and activities for the coming year. A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars now for both September 11 and 21.

Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and continue from September to April. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to

Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list. 

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Set-up, Sale, and Clean-up.  The annual St. Paul Fall Rummage Sale is Thursday through Saturday, October 3-5.  Rummage donations are welcome beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3, and can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall.  It is important that all donations be clean and in a good state of repair.  Rummage Sale set-up begins Wednesday, September 25, with “Blue Jean Sunday,” September 29.  Church members are encouraged to come that Sunday morning dressed in work clothes, ready to pitch in.  To volunteer, please contact the church office (313-291-1221).  All proceeds support church related projects.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is accepted, but not necessary.  Meditation classes - Will resume in the Fall. Individual sessions are available. Please contact Kathy Williams. Health/ Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Saturday, August 24 we’re visiting Hitsville, USA, the Motown Museum in Detroit for a tour.  Carpooling available from St. Paul at 10:00 a.m.  Following our tour, we will enjoy lunch together.  The cost is $10 for seniors.  Please sign up on the RHPA Bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.  $10 is due to Kathy Williams.  Tickets were ordered July 12.

PLEASE NOTE Tuesday morning Bible Study will meet Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m.  Watch this space for changes and updates or call the church office at 313-291-1221. 

YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES

The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s. All post-High School young adults are welcome and encouraged to join. We are working our way through the Gospels. Plan to join the group for study, discussion, laughter, food and fellowship. The group will not be meeting in July but will resume in August.

THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU at the Women’s Retreat October 4 and 5. Providing leadership this year will be April Clark, Michele McNeely, Marjie Barnard and Eileen Vernor Drutchas. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings with Faith, Hope, and Grace”. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can rely on God through faith, hope and grace in everyday life. Michindoh Conference Center, near Hillsdale, provides a scenic setting, as well as comfortable indoor facilities. Count on indoor and outdoor activities. We will carpool from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $99 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. A $20 non-refundable deposit will assure your place.  Balance is due by Sunday, September 15. Your retreat deposit, and completed reservation form, should be marked "Retreat" and returned to Marjie Barnard.  Reservation forms have been mailed to past participants and are also available around the church.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Kevin (neighbor, Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Gunter Berndl, Charlie Duncan, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Mary Hard, Gina Hribik, Ilene Jenkins (Applewood Nursing Ctr, Woodhaven), Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Larry Kurtsel, Donna Pletz, Shirley Robinson, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Bert Thompson, Spencer Warren, Frank Wolfram, and Richard Wygonik (friend, Sue Mrowka).  Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR is resuming their weekly rehearsals beginning Wednesday, August 28.  Rehearsal time is 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.     

PASTORAL NEEDS during August will be in the caring hands of Pastor Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Please alert the church office (313-291-1221) to any pastoral needs that arises for you or family members.  On the last Sunday of the month, August 25, Reverend Ralph Brown will be preaching.  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be on vacation during August.

ELECTRONIC GIVING OFFERS MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS Besides making donations to Weekly Envelopes you can also make a donation to the Lenten, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Heat and Energy Envelopes utilizing our electronic online giving. You can also make a gift to the Memorial Fund or even buy a Tree of Faith Leaf.

To set up a donation, visit us online at www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving, select the “online giving” tab from the main menu and set up your donation. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dan Case or Gary Peters.

A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to all who donated a gift basket for the Summer Picnic Basket Raffle.  Your time and talent is appreciated in making this event a success. We received many wonderfully created baskets.  And as written in part in Matthew 7:7 – “Ask, and it shall be given to you…”  We asked for your help, and you blessed us in abundance.   Thank you.

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Sunday August 11, 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

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 11, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

 

SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

OPENING HYMN No. 464 “God of Grace and God of Glory,”  Mark Ennis, Hymn                                                                      Leader

RESPONSIVE INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

Leader:  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.                                                                        

People:   Lord, we pray that the fruit of Your Spirit may grow in us.

Leader:  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with
its  passions and desires.

People:   Lord, help us to destroy any passions or desires that turn us away from you.
Transform our sinful natures and teach us Your way.

Leader:  Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

People:   Lord, walk ahead of us and help us to follow you.  Lord,
walk beside us
 and hold us up in difficult times.  Lord, walk behind us and protect us.

Leader:  Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.                                  

All:  Lord, help us not to think too much of ourselves.  Lord, help us not to make
those around us angry.  Lord, help us to rejoice with our sisters and brothers
in
their joys and keep us from envy.  In the name of Jesus, AMEN.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Ivory Palaces,” Mark Ennis, Soloist SCRIPTURE READING Psalms 1:1-6 Galatians 5:13-15 Lector: Grace Wangbickler HYMN No. 578 “I Need Thee Every Hour”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) HYMN No. 558 “Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us” OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS DOXOLOGY
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READING Galatians 5:16-26 SERMON “Freedom, The Good, Bad and Ugly,” Pastor Schalm
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
HYMN No. 588 “Have Thine Own Way Lord” 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:
Anyone desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of member-
ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Mark Ennis

Deacons:  Jim Nault  

Ushers:  Rosemarie Laslo

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  August 11 – August 18

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Summer  Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./ Christian Education &  Teacher Meeting 10:40 a.m.
Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.
Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Communications Ministry 7:00 p.m.
Saturday     Annual Kitchen Clean-up 9:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. - Rev. John Martin– Summer Sunday School  9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.

 

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Sunday August 4, 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

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
August 4, 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  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

 OPENING HYMN No. 2  “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

 RESPONSIVE INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

 Leader: We gather Almighty God to confess our belief in You.

Congregation: You made us in Your image.  We live, we love, we laugh because we are like You.

 Leader: We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Lord and Savior.

 Congregation: He had the last laugh on the devil when He rose from the dead.

 Leader: We gather this morning to confess our belief in the Holy Spirit.

 Congregation: Coequal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son.

 Leader: You are our counselor, our guide, our motivator.

 All: You are our joy!

 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

 WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/  ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Nancy Rabb, Flutist, John Joanette, accompanist

 SCRIPTURE READING  Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Ephesians 5:1-4 Lector: Kathy Williams

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER

HYMN No. 530  “I’ve Got Peace Like A River”

OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

SCRIPTURE MEDLEY

SERMON  “Embracing The Gift of Joy and Laughter,”  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

HYMN No. 101 “Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts”

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

            Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

Invitation of Christ and prayer of Consecration

Response:

 One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
 one cup of blessing which we bless.
 And we, though many throughout the Earth,
We are one body in this one Lord.

Distribution of the Elements

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

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.)

 

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.

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Mark Ennis

Deacons: Jim Nault

Ushers: Kathy Williams

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  August 4 – August 11

Sunday       Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Communion/ Summer  Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Tiger Game Outing – First pitch 7:10 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm– Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 10:30 a.m.

MORNING TIDE 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Gaston St. Louis from Helen St. Louis.  ROSE ON THE PULPIT CELEBRATES the birth of Noah Douglas Hribik, born July 31, 2019 to Gina & Daniel Hribik.  Sibling is Wyatt.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Teri & Maggie Staffeld and the Staffeld Family on the loss of Kevin Charles Staffeld, who passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 60 years.  Funeral was Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our worship service hosted by our Health Ministries.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT.  Our children will explore God’s word and how to apply these lessons to their daily living. In order for the summer program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  Pre-schoolers through fifth grade will meet in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom (pending worship service responsibilities). Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.

AUGUST 18TH     Abigail Saves the Day                         ____________________

  • God sends wise people into our lives to guide us.

AUGUST 25TH     David Rules!                                         ____________________

  • King David points the way to Jesus. 

SEPTEMBER 1st  Showdown on Mount Carmel          ____________________

  • Nothing is impossible with God.

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.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES for eighth and ninth graders will be starting up Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. An orientation will be held that night for both parents and confirmands outlining classes and activities for the coming year. A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars now for both September 11 and 21. Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and continue from September to April. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list.

PASTORAL NEEDS during August will be in the caring hands of Pastor Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Please alert the church office (313-291-1221) to any pastoral needs that arises for you or family members.  Pastor Cheryl Schalm will be leading worship on August 11.  Reverend John Martin will be leading the worship service on August 18. On the last Sunday of the month, August 25, Reverend Ralph Brown will be preaching.  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be on vacation during August.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Resume Monday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. A donation of $3-$5 is accepted, but not necessary.  Meditation classes - Will resume in the Fall. Individual sessions are available. Please contact Kathy Williams. Health/ Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Saturday, August 24 we’re visiting Hitsville, USA, the Motown Museum in Detroit for a tour.  Carpooling available from St. Paul at 10:00 a.m.  Following our tour, we will enjoy lunch together.  The cost is $10 for seniors.  Please sign up on the RHPA Bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.  $10 is due to Kathy Williams.  Tickets were ordered July 12.

YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s. All post-High School young adults are welcome and encouraged to join. We are working our way through the Gospels. Plan to join the group for study, discussion, laughter, food and fellowship. The group will not be meeting in July but will resume in August.

PLEASE NOTE Tuesday morning Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.  Watch this space for changes and updates or call the church office at 313-291-1221.

THERE'S ROOM FOR YOU at the Women’s Retreat October 4 and 5. Providing leadership this year will be April Clark, Michele McNeely, Marjie Barnard and Eileen Vernor Drutchas. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings with Faith, Hope, and Grace”. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can rely on God through faith, hope and grace in everyday life. Michindoh Conference Center, near Hillsdale, provides a scenic setting, as well as comfortable indoor facilities. Count on indoor and outdoor activities. We will carpool from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $99 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. A $20 non-refundable deposit will assure your place.  Balance is due by Sunday, September 15. Your retreat deposit, and completed reservation form, should be marked "Retreat" and returned to Marjie Barnard.  Reservation forms have been mailed to past participants and will also be available from Marjie at Coffee Hour.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Darlene Babin, Donald Babin (Carolyn’s Corner, Riverview), Gunter Berndl, Lisa Childress, Irene Church, Charlie Duncan, Dan Evison, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Mary Hard, Gina Hribik, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Cleora Pattenaude, Donna Pletz, Joan Rensel, Shirley Robinson, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Irene Stoner, Bert Thompson, Spencer Warren, Frank Wolfram, and Richard Wygonik (friend of Sue Mrowka).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.

ANNUAL ALL CHURCH KITCHEN CLEAN-UP The St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry will be hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All cleaning supplies and special equipment will be provided.  Any time you can share will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Staffeld or Dan Case or call the Church office at 313-291-1221. 

ELECTRONIC GIVING OFFERS MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS Besides making donations to Weekly Envelopes you can also make a donation to the Lenten, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Heat and Energy Envelopes utilizing our electronic online giving. You can also make a gift to the Memorial Fund or even buy a Tree of Faith Leaf.  To set up a donation, visit us online at www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving, select the “online giving” tab from the main menu and set up your donation. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dan Case or Gary Peters.

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

SUMMER WORSHIP is at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for youth and children is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  We will be worshiping in comfort thanks to our air conditioned sanctuary. Summer Sunday School leaders are needed.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center upstairs.  Everything is provided.

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Sunday July 28, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 28, 2019

Picnic Sunday

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

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

 OPENING HYMN No. 613  “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

 UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

   O God, as we worship in this tabernacle as your people did in the wilderness for forty years, make your presence known and felt by us.  Through all our prayers and singing and conversation, deepen us in our commitment and devotion to you and your Son, our Savior Jesus.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

   WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  YEE HAW! Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift “Thankful,”    (Vacation Bible School Sharing) Pastor Cheryl Schalm & Vacation Bible School Children

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Amazing Grace,”  Helen St. Louis, Soloist

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  HYMN No. 701  “Shall We Gather at the River”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

DOXOLOGY

     Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

     Praise him all creatures here below.

     Praise him above ye heavenly host;

     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING (Unison)  Romans 12:9-21, Luke 6:27-36  Scripture Leader: Helen St. Louis     

HYMN No. 548  “The Old Rugged Cross”  

SERMON  “Where Are the White Hats?”  Pastor Drutchas

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

LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

 BENEDICTION

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

LAVATORIES ARE LOCATED in the West lobby just inside the door and to the left. Please alert the ushers if you need additional assistance.

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

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

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:

Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of member ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.


ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Barbara Schultz

Deacons:  Kristi Caruso, Jim Nault, Dee Salsbury

Ushers:  Rosemarie Laslo, Wendy Warner

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  July 28 – August 4

 

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – All Church Picnic  Coffee Hour 9:30 a.m./ Picnic activities begin 11:00 a.m.– see schedule insert                                                                

Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Meditation 12:30 & 3:10 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm– Communion/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 10:30 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION beginning at 9:30 a.m. for Coffee Hour before our morning worship service in the Jerusalem Café (West Room), hosted by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

PASTORAL NEEDS during August will be in the caring hands of Pastor Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Please alert the church office (313-291-1221) to any pastoral needs that arises for you or family members.  Pastor Schalm and Kathy Williams can provide any necessary pastoral support. Pastor Cheryl Schalm will be leading worship on August 4 and 11.  Tentatively, Reverend John Martin will be leading the worship service on August 18. On the last Sunday of the month, August 25, Reverend Ralph Brown will be preaching.  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be on vacation during August.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT.  Our children will explore God’s word and how to apply these lessons to their daily living. In order for the summer program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  Pre-schoolers through fifth grade will meet in the upstairs’ Westroom.  Older youth meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom (pending worship service responsibilities). Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.

AUGUST 4TH       An Unlikely Choice For King         ____________________

  • God cares about what’s in our hearts.

AUGUST 18TH     Abigail Saves the Day                         ____________________

  • God sends wise people into our lives to guide us.

AUGUST 25TH     David Rules!                                         ____________________

  • King David points the way to Jesus. 

SEPTEMBER 1st  Showdown on Mount Carmel          ____________________

  • Nothing is impossible with God.

 

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.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES for eighth and ninth graders will be starting up Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m. An orientation will be held that night for both parents and confirmands outlining classes and activities for the coming year. A day outing to Put-in-Bay Island via Lake Erie ferry from Catawba Point is planned for Saturday, September 21. Parents and confirmands are encouraged to mark their calendars now for both September 11 and 21.

Confirmation at St. Paul Church is a two-year study program in which young people firm up their own knowledge and understanding of their Christian faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and continue from September to April. Second year students will be confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 5. For more information, please contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

CALLING ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Christian Education is in need of pictures and addresses of all St. Paul UCC college students and High School graduates enrolled in continuing education programs (trade school, skill programs, apprenticeships, etc.). Please forward addresses and pictures to Pastor Schalm or to the church office. Pictures will be displayed on the “College Connection” board and students will be added to the quarterly “College Connection” mailing list.

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

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – We will resume in August. A donation of $3-$5 is accepted, but not necessary.  Matter of Balance classes will resume on August 5 for eight – ten weeks.  Balance classes are sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.  Meditation classes - Will resume in the Fall. Individual sessions are available. Please contact Kathy Williams. Health/ Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Saturday, August 24 we’re visiting Hitsville, USA, the Motown Museum in Detroit for a tour.  Carpooling available from St. Paul at 10:00 a.m.  Following our tour, we will enjoy lunch together.  The cost is $10 for seniors.  Please sign up on the RHPA Bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.  $10 is due to Kathy Williams.  Tickets will be ordered July 12.

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.

SUMMER WORSHIP is at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for youth and children is also offered at 9:30 a.m.  We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air conditioned sanctuary. Summer Sunday School leaders are needed.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center upstairs.  Everything is provided.

YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s. All post-High School young adults are welcome and encouraged to join. We are working our way through the Gospels. Plan to join the group for study, discussion, laughter, food and fellowship. The group will not be meeting in July but will resume in August.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Darlene Babin, Donald Babin (Carolyn’s Corner, Riverview), Gunter Berndl, Betty Caufield, Lisa Childress, Irene Church, Charlie Duncan, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Gina Hribik, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Cleora Pattenaude, Donna Pletz, Roxanne Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Joan Rensel, Paul Reside (brother, Arlene Felske), Shirley Robinson, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz, Tracy Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Irene Stoner, Linda Tank, Bert Thompson, Spencer Warren, and Frank Wolfram.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.

BIBLE STUDY MEETS Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. for the last time this summer.  They will gather again Tuesday, September 3 at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to join our informal discussion group. 

ANNUAL ALL CHURCH KITCHEN CLEAN-UP The St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry will be hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All cleaning supplies and special equipment will be provided.  Any time you can share will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Staffeld or Dan Case or call the Church office at 313-291-1221.

ELECTRONIC GIVING OFFERS MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS Besides making donations to Weekly Envelopes you can also make a donation to the Lenten, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Heat and Energy Envelopes utilizing our electronic online giving. You can also make a gift to the Memorial Fund or even buy a Tree of Faith Leaf. To set up a donation, visit us online at www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving, select the “online giving” tab from the main menu and set up your donation. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dan Case or Gary Peters.

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

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Sunday July 14, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 14, 2019

 Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting

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 G. Drutchas

UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

    O Loving God, as we gather together in worship this morning we praise You and

    we give thanks to You; for this world which You have made, for your bountiful                       

    provisions for our needs, for all the blessings of this present life, and for the hope

    of a better life to come.  Let the memory of your past goodness fill our hearts with

    joy and thankfulness in the present, and for hope for the future.  Fill our lives with

    the truth of your Word and the courage of your apostles that, having caught the

    vision of your Kingdom, we may proclaim it with power and a glad heart to the

    salvation of many souls and to the glory of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. 

    Amen.  

   OPENING HYMN No. 274  “I Love Your Church, O God,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader    

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CALL TO ORDER Opening of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation

RECESS OF THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING

   HYMN No. 86  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 19:15-26, Luke 9:57-62  Lector:  Jeannette Wackro

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

 MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “,”  Barbara Schultz, Soloist

 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  “Don’t Look Back!”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

 HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”  

 BLESSING  (for the closing of worship and the resumption of the semi-annual Congregational meeting.)

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our Family Room.  Please let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.

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

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

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

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
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:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Jim Nault

   Ushers:  Rosemarie Laslo, Helen St. Louis, Sharon Podpora, 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 July 14 – July 21

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey DrutchasSummer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting 10:30 a.m.

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Thursday     Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m.

Friday          Steak Fry 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Sex Trafficking Prevention/ Awareness Program 1:30 p.m./ VBS Registration begins

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Sunday July 7, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 7, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.        

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Aaron Kabobel, Guest Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

OPENING HYMN No. 705  “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory,”  Eileen Vernor Drutchas, Hymn Leader/ FLAG PROCESSIONAL

UNISON PRAYER FOR THE NATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Almighty God, the source of all life, giver of all blessing, and savior of all who turn to you:  Have mercy upon this nation; deliver us from falsehood, malice, and disobedience; turn our feet into your paths; and grant that we may serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

  WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “The Gift of Love,”  Eileen Vernor Drutchas, Soloist

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

 OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS  

 SCRIPTURE READING  Joshua 24:14-27 Lector:  Fred Miller

CHIME INTERLUDE  “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

GOSPEL READING Matthew 22:15-22  Lector:  Kathy Williams  

     HYMN No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

     SERMON  “A Nation Under God,”  Pastor Drutchas

     HYMN No. 464  “God of Grace and God of Glory”  (vs. 1-3)

     THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

         Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

         Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

Response:

              One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

              one cup of blessing which we bless.

              And we, though many throughout the Earth,

              we are one body in this one Lord.

        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

     CLOSING HYMN “God Bless America” (insert) 

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

 

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our Family Room.  Please let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.

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

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

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

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

   Ushers:  Kathy Williams

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 July 7 – July 14

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

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Thursday     Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting 10:30 a.m.

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