Services

Sunday November 17, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
November 17, 2019

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  “Breathe on Me, Breath of God,”  Note-A-Bells Handbell Choir

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE   Pastor Cheryl Schalm

OPENING HYMN No. 718  “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,”  Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader 

RESPONSIVE READING  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

WOMEN: O God, we give you thanks for all that you have done for us.  That you have created us, and have given us the gift of life and set us to live in this fair earth; that you have given us work to do, and strength to do it;

ALLNow thank we all, our God with heart and hands and voices.

YOUNG ADULTS / YOUNG MARRIED: We give you thanks for all that others have done for us.  For those who taught us when we were children; for those who in the days of youth gave us the guidance that kept us from going astray; for those who to this day love us and surround us with their care:

ALL: Now thank we all, our God with heart and hands and voices.

MEN: We give you thanks for all that your church has done for us.  For strength and guidance each week for life’s way; for the friendship and the fellowship which we here enjoy; for the sacraments of your grace, and the prayers of your people.

ALL: Now thank we all, our God with heart and hands and voices.

CHOIR: We give you thanks for all that you have done for us in Jesus Christ.  That in Christ you have shown us the length and breadth and depth and height of your great love for us; that in Christ you have opened to us a new and living way into your presence.

ALL: Now thank we all, our God with heart and hands and voices. We give you thanks for everything that has given us strength for earth and hope for heaven.  Accept this, our sacrifice of praise for your love’s sake. AMEN.  

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas

FAMILY MOMENT OF GOD  Blessing of the Shoeboxes

SCRIPTURE READING   Psalm 100:1-5, Philippines 4:6-7 & 11-13 Lector:  Michele McNeely

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “O, Worship the King,”  Note-A-Bells Handbell Choir

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm

HYMN No. 715 “Now Thank We All Our God”

OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS   Special Music, “Sing it Now,” Reba McEntire

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 Deuteronomy 32:10-12  Lector:  Michele McNeely

MESSAGE  “Masked & Disguised,” Pastor Schalm

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

CLOSING HYMN No. 714  “For the Fruit of All Creation”          

  BENEDICTION

  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 alert the Ushers if you need assistance.

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

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.

PRINTED COPIES of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

PLEASE USE WHITE PEW ENVELOPES to request altar flowers, chancel flowers or Christmas Poinsettias.


MISSION STATEMENT

"Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of  salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Michael Isaacs

Deacons:  Jim Nault

Ushers: Helen St. Louis


OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  November 17 – November 24

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm-  Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.  Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due today

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

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

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

Thursday     Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m./ Red Hat Outing 10:00 a.m./ Communications  Ministry 7:00 p.m.

Friday          Painting with a Purpose 7:00 p.m./ ChristNet Dinner Doors open 6:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Kronemann Family Baptism 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 am.

 

MORNING TIDE

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments following the morning worship service.  We will be gathering in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Youth and Young Ault Ministries.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in loving memory of George B. Yenkel from your loving wife, Shirley, and Family.  ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Silas Gregory Block, born Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to Sean & Gregory Block.  Siblings are August & Gabriel. Grandparents are Gordon & Laurie O’Neil, Jim & Paula Block, and Pam Block.  Great-Grandparent is Virginia Maruszewski.

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE  is Tuesday, November 26.  Worship Service will be in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.  A fellowship period is in the West Room with fresh pie served for those remaining after the service. Mark your calendars for a night of thanksgiving together.

Each one, as a good manager of God's different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God. 1 Peter 4:10
Looking to utilize your special gift? Please consider serving on the St. Paul Council.  Council positions open for nomination in 2020 include first vice president (two-year position), second vice president (three-year position), secretary (one-year position), elder (three-year position), deacon (three-year position), and trustee (three-year position). Detailed job descriptions are available for all Council positions per request.  Council meetings are the second Tuesday of every month excluding July and August. Any church member interested in being nominated should speak with Church Trustees Michael Isaacs, Dave Badarak, or Toni Hill.

PINK TIME & TALENT CARDS continue to be received today.  Please place them in an offering plate or you may hand them to an usher.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Dave Badarak, Liz Bechtol, Stacey Black-Quantz, Sean Block, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Terry Dyer (Heartland, Allen Park), Christine Gilliland, Vicki Grant, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Shirley Koths, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Christopher Natzke (Beaumont, Royal Oak, nephew, Michael Natzke), Bill Pattenaude, Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson, Sheryl Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Beverly Sitz, Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Doreen Thompson, Carol Wioncek, 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.

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SPONSORING their annual “Advent by Candlelight”

 program on Sunday, December 8, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This is where one woman hosts a table

and asks up to 7 other ladies to join her for an Advent Program, fellowship and dessert. There

is a sign-up sheet available during coffee hour all through November, or you can call or email

Debbie Case (debbiescase@aol.com). It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes

for each hostess with all the information. There is another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not

want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady

that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, November 24. I will need to know

total numbers at each table by December 1. The table arrangement is based on the order that

you sign your group up by. You will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can

email the hostess papers to you.

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’S Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry is due today.

 The shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they will be loaded

 into semi-trucks for distribution.  Christian Education is pleased to share an opportunity

 to be an Angel” to a child in need this holiday season. An Angel Tree adorned with angel

 ornaments identifying the gender and age of a child in need is in the Fellowship Hall. Simply

 pull an ornament, log the number on the sheet located on the table, and return the gifts

 unwrapped with the ornament taped to it by December 8. Gifts will be delivered to the

 Salvation Army on Monday, December 10. Our Sunday School Children are collecting hats,

 gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and undergarments for children and families in need. All items

 can be dropped off upstairs and/or placed in the gigantic stocking located at the bottom of the

 stairs. Items will be delivered to the Salvation Army on December 8 in time for their annual

 “Families in Need Christmas Store.” If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS to honor someone special in your life or in memory of a loved one.  The cost is $8.00 per plant and can be ordered by filling out one of the white envelopes found in the pew racks.  Designate ‘Christmas Poinsettias’.  Last day to order is Sunday, December 8.  The poinsettias will be placed in the Chancel area prior to December 22 and will remain there throughout our candlelight services.  You can take your plant(s) after our Christmas Eve Worship Service.  Any plants left behind will be given to our shut-ins or nursing homes where church members reside.

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, November 21, 10:00 a.m.

‘BLUE CHRISTMAS’ SERVICE’ members and friends who have lost loved ones over the past year or more and are experiencing Christmas the first or second time without a loved one are invited to attend a special “Blue Christmas” program and worship service on Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m. We will gather in the parlor and then join for a time of very special worship in the Chancel of the St. Paul Sanctuary. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one with them that night to place on the altar. The “Blue Christmas” Service will be led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas. For more information, contact the church office.

   SANTA’S MAGIC FOREST NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for St. Paul Day on Saturday,

  December 7, 12-8 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to Downriver’s finest

  holiday display. In lending a hand, our volunteers help raise funds for the Fish & Loaves Food

  Pantry which is Michigan’s largest food pantry. Santa’s Magic Forest opens its doors on

  Saturday, November 30, just in time to welcome Santa at the head of city-wide Winterfest

  parade through Heritage Park at 5 p.m. The “Magic Forest” holiday display, welcomes visitors

  through Sunday, December 22. Children can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well the Grinch. It’s

  a beautiful, fun time for kids, parents, and volunteers. There is a small $3 cash only admission

  charge which directly benefits the Fish & Loaves Pantry providing food assistance to thousands

  of Downriver families throughout the year. Photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch are

  available at $8. Volunteer stints for St. Paul Day at the Magic Forest are two hours. To volunteer

  complete a Make-A-Wish card and add it to the offering plate or contact the church office.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - 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.  Medicare Enrollment Time is here until December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m., we will carpool to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Tour is at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free.

Our Christmas Dinner celebration is Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. at Lakes of Taylor. The contact is Sally Sigman. Money, $28, is due by Sunday November 24. Remember, it will be time to reveal yourself to your secret pal at the dinner. So, bring her a gift and reveal who you are on the card. If you cannot attend the dinner you can always leave a gift in the west room and someone will take it to the dinner for you and yours will be left in the west room for you to pick up.  If you didn’t participate in the Secret Pal and want to be part of the gift giving, bring a gift costing approximately $10 to exchange. There is no obligation to do so. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board in Fellowship Hall if you will be attending the dinner.

USHERS NEEDED Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our 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 the process prior to the worship service.  LECTORS (Scripture readers) are needed to read during worship services. No experience is needed. Training provided. Copies of all readings are available Thursday or Friday of each week and for your convenience can be emailed to you by our church’s administrative assistant, Cindy Romas.

  CAREGIVERS’ GROUP MEETS Monday, November 18. The small group provides

  opportunities for those providing care for family members or friends to share insights and

  experiences in a mutually supportive environment that maintains confidentiality. Led by

  Pastor Drutchas and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, the group meets in the church parlor at

  7:30 p.m.

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Sunday November 10, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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


Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
November 10, 2019

Stewardship Sunday

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

Nursery care available

 SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

 PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist

 RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL    

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

 OPENING HYMN No. 274  “I Love Your Church, O God,”  (vs. 1-3) Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader     

 UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

  O Lord, giver of life and a source of our freedom, we are reminded that Yours is

  the earth in its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it.  We know that it is

  from Your hand that we have received all we have and are and will be.  Gracious

  and loving God, we understand that You call us to be the stewards of Your

  abundance, the caretakers of all You have entrusted to us.  Help us always to use

  Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously.  May our faithful worship

  and stewardship bear witness to the love of Christ in our lives.  We pray this with

  grateful hearts in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CALL TO STEWARDSHIP  Pastor Drutchas

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Without Him,”  Chancel Choir

 SCRIPTURE READING  1 Timothy 6:9-10, Matthew 6:24-34  Lector:  Aaron Johnson

  HYMN No. 420  “I Come with Joy” (vs. 1, 2, 4)

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

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

SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card) Harmon Family

CHOIR LULLABY

OFFERTORY/ *BLESSING OF TITHES & FAITH COMMITMENT CARDS 

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.

MESSAGE  “What a Way to Go,”  Pastor Drutchas

  LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)  

  CLOSING HYMN No. 595  “Be Thou My Vision” (vs. 1-3) 

  BENEDICTION

  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 new “Family Room”.  Please alert the Ushers if you need 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.

PRINTED COPIES of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

PLEASE USE PEW ENVELOPES to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of  salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Michael Isaacs

Deacons:  Dee Salsbury

Ushers:   Jane Dykowski, Teri Staffeld, Wendy Warner

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  November 10 – November 17

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas-  Stewardship Sunday/ Harmon Family Baptism/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ 2020 Budget Meeting 11:00 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m. 

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       ChirstNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 am.   All Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due today

 

MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments following the morning worship service.  We will be gathering in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in loving memory of my husband, Wally Stanek.

BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD Ryleigh Ann Harmon, born to Mike & Jenna Harmon on March 22, 2019 and baptized Sunday, November 10, 2019.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Velma McGee.

2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING after the worship service.  Treasurer, Dan Case will be available in the West Room to answer any questions regarding the 2020 budget. Your input is very important to us so stop by and share your thoughts.

Each one, as a good manager of God's different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God. 1 Peter 4:10
Looking to utilize your special gift? Please consider serving on the St. Paul Council.  Council positions open for nomination in 2020 include first vice president (two-year position), second vice president (three-year position), secretary (one-year position), elder (three-year position), deacon (three-year position), and trustee (three-year position). Detailed job descriptions are available for all Council positions per request.  Council meetings are the second Tuesday of every month excluding July and August. Any church member interested in being nominated should speak with Church Trustees Michael Isaacs, Dave Badarak, or Toni Hill.

YOUNG ADULT HURRICANE RELIEF MISSION TRIP is heading to Holly Hill, Florida on December 28 to spend a week repairing and rebuilding homes damaged from hurricanes and tropical storms. They will be working with the UCC wider mission disaster ministry team. Anyone interested should contact Pastor Schalm.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Liz Bechtol, Sean Block, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Terry Dyer (Heartland, Allen Park), Christine Gilliland, Vicki Grant, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Shirley Koths, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Christopher Natzke (Beaumont, Royal Oak, nephew, Michael Natzke), Bill Pattenaude, Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson, Sheryl Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Beverly Sitz, Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Doreen Thompson, Carol Wioncek, 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.


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SPONSORING 
their annual “Advent by Candlelight”
program on Sunday, December 8, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This is where one woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to join her for an Advent Program, fellowship and dessert. There is a sign-up sheet available during coffee hour all through November, or you can call or email Debbie Case (debbiescase@aol.com). It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information. There is another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, November 24. I will need to know total numbers at each table by December 1. The table arrangement is based on the order that you sign your group up by. You will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’S Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry is an opportunity to take a simple shoe box, decorate it, and fill it with small gifts for children in need. All shoe boxes must be returned today. The shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they will be loaded into semi-trucks for distribution.

 Christian Education is pleased to share an opportunity to be an Angel” to a child in need this holiday season. An Angel Tree adorned with angel ornaments identifying the gender and age of a child in need will be placed in the Fellowship Hall by November 17. Simply pull an ornament, log the number on the sheet located on the table, and return the gifts unwrapped with the ornament taped to it by December 8. Gifts will be delivered to the Salvation Army on Monday, December 10. Our Sunday School Children are collecting hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and undergarments for children and families in need. All items can be dropped off upstairs and/or placed in the gigantic stocking located at the bottom of the stairs. Items will be delivered to the Salvation Army on December 8 in time for their annual “Families in Need Christmas Store.” If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - 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.
Medicare Enrollment Time is here until December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m., we will carpool to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Tour is at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free. Our Christmas Dinner celebration is Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. at Lakes of Taylor. The contact is Sally Sigman. Money, $28, is due by Sunday November 24. Remember, it will be time to reveal yourself to your secret pal at the dinner. So, bring her a gift and reveal who you are on the card. If you cannot attend the dinner you can always leave a gift in the west room and someone will take it to the dinner for you and yours will be left in the west room for you to pick up.  If you didn’t participate in the Secret Pal and want to be part of the gift giving, bring a gift costing approximately $10 to exchange. There is no obligation to do so. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board in Fellowship Hall if you will be attending the dinner.

USHERS NEEDED Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our 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 the process prior to the worship service.
LECTORS (Scripture readers) are needed to read during worship services. No experience is needed. Training provided. Copies of all readings are available Thursday or Friday of each week and for your convenience can be emailed to you by our church’s administrative assistant, Cindy Romas.

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, November 21, 10:00 a.m.

‘BLUE CHRISTMAS’ SERVICE’ members and friends who have lost loved ones over the past year or more and are experiencing Christmas the first or second time without a loved one are invited to attend a special “Blue Christmas” program and worship service on Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m. We will gather in the parlor and then join for a time of very special worship in the chancel of the St. Paul sanctuary. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one with them that night to place on the altar. The “Blue Christmas” Service will be led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas. For more information, contact the church office (313-291-1221).

   SANTA’S MAGIC FOREST NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for St. Paul Day on Saturday,  December 7, 12-8 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to Downriver’s finest  holiday display. In lending a hand, our volunteers help raise funds for the Fish & Loaves Food  Pantry which is Michigan’s largest food pantry. Santa’s Magic Forest opens its doors on  Saturday, November 30, just in time to welcome Santa at the head of city-wide Winterfest  parade through Heritage Park at 5 p.m. The “Magic Forest” holiday display, welcomes visitors through Sunday, December 22. Children can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well the Grinch. It’s a beautiful, fun time for kids, parents, and volunteers. There is a small $3 cash only admission charge which directly benefits the Fish & Loaves Pantry providing food assistance to thousands of Downriver families throughout the year. Photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch are available at $8. Volunteer stints for St. Paul Day at the Magic Forest are two hours. To volunteer complete a Make-A-Wish card on Sunday mornings and add it to the offering plate or contact the church office (313-291-1221).

 CAREGIVERS’ GROUP MEETS on Monday, November 18. The small group provides opportunities for those providing care for family members or friends to share insights and experiences in a mutually supportive environment that maintains confidentiality. Led by Pastor Drutchas and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, the group meets in the church parlor at 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday November 3, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
November 3, 2019
Totenfest/ Memorial Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

(Nursery care available)

As the prelude begins, members of the congregation mourning a loved one who is

being memorialized today are invited to light a remembrance candle on

the altar.  Please speak with an usher if further assistance is needed.

 

SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE/ RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL Sally Sigman, Organist

CALL TO WORSHIP/ INVOCATION  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas & Congregation

Pastor:  As we begin our time of worship and praise, let us look for inspiration and

hope in the words of God spoken to us as divine promise.

Congregation:  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious hand.

Pastor:  I am the resurrection and the life:  all who believe in me, though they die,

yet shall live.

Congregation:  And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.

Pastor:  Holy God, bless us this day that we might be your servants from here to

eternity.  Amen.

OPENING HYMN No. 628  “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn  Leader

 WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “My Lips Will Praise You,” Chancel Choir        

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

HYMN No. 77  “On Eagle’s Wings” 

OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ DEDICATION OF GIFTS

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 30; Luke 24:13-35 Lector:  Peggy Staten

CHIME RESPONSE  “There’s Something About That Name”

MESSAGE  “Stay With Us!”  Pastor Drutchas

HYMN No.  124  “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

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

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.

THE MEMORIAL SERVICE

      Unison Reading with Memorial Acclamations (see insert)

      Time of Remembrance/ Tolling of the Bell

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

CLOSING HYMN No.  637 “For All the Saints,” (vs. 1-3)    

BENEDICTION/ 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 new “Family Room”.  Please alert the Ushers if you need assistance.

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

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

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

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

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of             

salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from

God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of

His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”


ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Michael Isaacs

Deacons:  Kristi Caruso

Ushers:  Sharon Podpora

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  November 3 – November 10

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- Totenfest Sunday/Communion/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:00                                                       

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

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

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

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Stewardship Sunday/ Harmon Family Baptism/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ 2020 Budget Meeting 11:00 a.m.

 

MORNING TIDE

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments following the morning worship service.  We will be gathering in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Thomas Matthew Staffeld, born October 24, 2019 to Jessica and Matthew Staffeld.  St. Paul Grandparents: Janet & Douglas Staffeld.

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.

URGENT- ST. PAUL IN NEED OF A COUNCIL SECRETARY.  The term begins immediately and ends in January, 2021. Responsibilities include attending and taking minutes for Church meetings (Council, Cabinet, Semi-Annual, Annual and any Special Meetings). Please contact Pam Lange, Cheryl Kincaid or Michele McNeely if you are interested and would like more information about the position.

2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING Sunday, November 10 after the worship service members of St. Paul have the opportunity to provide input for the 2020 Budget. Treasurer, Dan Case will be available in the West Room to answer any questions regarding the 2020 budget. Your input is very important to us so stop by and share your thoughts.

    YOUNG ADULT HURRICANE RELIEF MISSION TRIP  is heading to Holly Hill, Florida on December 28 to spend a week repairing and rebuilding homes damaged from hurricanes and tropical storms. They will be working with the UCC wider mission disaster ministry team. Anyone interested should contact Pastor Schalm.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Liz Bechtol, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Terry Dyer (Heartland, Allen Park), Christine Gilliland, Vicki Grant, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Shirley Koths, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Christopher Natzke (Beaumont, Royal Oak, nephew, Michael Natzke), Bill Pattenaude, Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson, Dennis Schmoekel, Sheryl Schwab (Rehab, Henry Ford, Wyandotte), John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Doreen Thompson, Carol Wioncek, 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.

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SPONSORING their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program on Sunday, December 8, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This is where one woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to join her for an Advent Program, fellowship and dessert. There is a sign-up sheet available during coffee hour all through November, or you can call or email Debbie Case (debbiescase@aol.com). It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information. There is another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, November 24. I will need to know total numbers at each table by December 1. The table arrangement is based on the order that you sign your group up by. You will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’S Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry is an opportunity to take a simple shoe box, decorate it, and fill it with small gifts for children in need. The gift-filled shoe boxes will then be distributed by Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian, non-profit organization) to children in need throughout the world. All shoe boxes must be returned by Sunday, November 17. The shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they will be loaded into semi-trucks for distribution. Wrapped shoe-boxes are available in Fellowship Hall.  For more information on this program, please contact Pastor Schalm. Christian Education is pleased to give everyone an opportunity to be an Angel” to a child in need this holiday season. An Angel Tree adorned with angel ornaments identifying the gender and age of a child in need will be placed in the Fellowship Hall by November 17. Simply pull an ornament, log the number on the sheet located on the table, and return the gifts unwrapped with the ornament taped to it by December 8. Gifts will be delivered to the Salvation Army on Monday, December 10. If you have any questions regarding this outreach, please contact Pastor Schalm.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - 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.  Medicare Enrollment Time is here until December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m., we will carpool to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Tour is at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free.

Our Christmas Dinner celebration is Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. at Lakes of Taylor. The contact is Sally Sigman. Money, $28, is due by Sunday November 24. Remember, it will be time to reveal yourself to your secret pal at the dinner. So, bring her a gift and reveal who you are on the card. If you cannot attend the dinner you can always leave a gift in the west room and someone will take it to the dinner for you and yours will be left in the west room for you to pick up.  If you didn’t participate in the Secret Pal and want to be part of the gift giving, bring a gift costing approximately $10 to exchange. There is no obligation to do so. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board in Fellowship Hall if you will be attending the dinner.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.  Handbell Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.  Please consider joining our Handbell Choir.  It’s as easy as counting one, two, three, four.

USHERS NEEDED Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our 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 the process prior to the worship service.  LECTORS (Scripture readers) are needed to read during worship services. No previous experience is needed. Training can be provided. Copies of all readings are available Thursday or Friday of each week and for your convenience can be emailed to you by our church’s administrative assistant, Cindy Romas.

2020 PHONE DIRECTORY  Soon preparations for our 2020 Phone Directory will be underway.  If you have made any changes to your personal information

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, November 21, 10:00 a.m.

‘BLUE CHRISTMAS’ SERVICE’ members and friends who have lost loved ones over the past year or more and are experiencing Christmas the first or second time without a loved one are invited to attend a special “Blue Christmas” program and worship service on Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m. We will gather in the parlor and then join for a time of very special worship in the chancel of the St. Paul sanctuary. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one with them that night to place on the altar. The “Blue Christmas” Service will be led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas. For more information, contact the church office (313-291-1221).

   SANTA’S MAGIC FOREST NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for St. Paul Day on Saturday,

  December 7, 12-7 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to Downriver’s finest

  holiday display. In lending a hand, our volunteers help raise funds for the Fish & Loaves Food

  Pantry which is Michigan’s largest food pantry. Santa’s Magic Forest opens its doors on

  Saturday, November 30, just in time to welcome Santa at the head of city-wide Winterfest

  parade through Heritage Park at 5 p.m. The “Magic Forest” holiday display, welcomes visitors

  through Sunday, December 22. Children can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well the Grinch. It’s

  a beautiful, fun time for kids, parents, and volunteers. There is a small $3 cash only admission

  charge which directly benefits the Fish & Loaves Pantry providing food assistance to thousands

  of Downriver families throughout the year. Photos with Santa, Mrs, Claus, and the Grinch are

  available at $8. Volunteer stints for St. Paul Day at the Magic Forest are two hours. To volunteer

  complete a Make-A-Wish card on Sunday mornings and add it to the offering plate or contact

  the church office (313-291-1221).

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN are collecting hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and undergarments for children and families in need. All items can be dropped off upstairs and/or placed in the gigantic stocking located at the bottom of the stairs. All items will be donated to the Salvation Army on December 8 in time for their annual “Families in Need Christmas Store.” If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

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Sunday October 27, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 27, 2019

Reformation Sunday

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

Nursery care available

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE   Pastor Cheryl Schalm

OPENING HYMN  No. 635  “Faith of Our Fathers”  Tracey Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

Leader: O God, you are our refuge and our strength.

People: A very present help in times of trouble, therefore we will not fear.

Leader: O God, you made an everlasting covenant with us.

People: Help us to be your people in this world of trial and trouble.

Leader: O God, too often we have sinned and have fallen short of your glory.

PeopleSearch us, O God, and know our hearts; test us and know our thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in us and lead us in the way everlasting.

Leader: O God, we have embraced the freedom you offer us.

People: We embrace the Son who makes us free.

Leader: O God, we honor the bold faith of our brothers and sisters in Christ who have gone before us.

People: May we each be as bold in our faith as we cry "Come, Holy Spirit," fill us and lead us, that we might be truly free. Amen.

All: Let us worship God!        

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY MOMENT OF GOD “Reformed, Transformed, and Saved by Grace” Pastor Schalm

PRESENTATION OF BIBLES  Evelyn Hard, Morgan Dowell, Madison Dowell and Luke Smart

SPECIAL MUSIC  “When We All Get to Heaven,”  Chancel Choir

SCRIPTURE READING   Isaiah 30:1-5,18 Matthew 18:15-17  Lector: Cheryl Kincaid

HYMN No. 464 “God of Grace and God of Glory ”  

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm

HYMN No. 65  “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

OFFERTORY INVITATION /PRAYER   Holy is the Lord,” Chris Tomlin 

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   Romans 12:1-5  Lector:  Cheryl Kincaid

MESSAGE  “Transforming the Parts of a Reformed Body”  Pastor Schalm

LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

CLOSING HYMN No. 609 “Take My Life”          

  BENEDICTION

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

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available 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 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.

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

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

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of  salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Toni Hill

Deacons:  Jim Nault

Usher: Jane Dykowski, Teri Staffeld

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  October 27 – November 3

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm / Reformation  Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ OCC Kick-Off/ 6th Graders receive Bibles/  Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ Trunk or Treat 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.                                                     

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Set-up Fellowship Hall-Pasta Supper

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

Thursday     Red Hats Halloween Potluck Dinner & Bunco 6:30 p.m.

Friday          Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Totenfest  

 

 MORNING TIDE 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments following the morning worship service.  We will be gathering in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Girl Scout Troop 74590.

LAST SUNDAY FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING to be received.   This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  You will find NIN envelopes in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as generously as you are able to those in need.     Thank you.

URGENT- ST. PAUL IN NEED OF A COUNCIL SECRETARY.  The term begins immediately and ends in January, 2021. Responsibilities include attending and taking minutes for Church meetings (Council, Cabinet, Semi-Annual, Annual and any Special Meetings). Please contact Pam Lange, Cheryl Kincaid or Michele McNeely if you are interested and would like more information about the position.

PAUL’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT is tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the circular drive and Fellowship Hall. In addition to “trunk or treating” a light hot dog dinner will be served. Following dinner, children will have the opportunity to take a hayride, make a caramel apple and visit the Haunted Hallway. Decorate your trunk and to join your church family for an evening of fun and fellowship. Pick a theme, get creative, have fun and get decorating! The best decorated, scariest and creative trunks and best adult and children’s costumes will win a prize. All interested trunkers and those who would like to help with the party should sign the sheet located on the Christian Education Welcome Center desk upstairs. For more information or to volunteer please contact Sheri Herkimer or Pastor Schalm. Wrapped candy donations are welcome.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Liz Bechtol (Heartland, Allen Park), Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Christopher Natzke (Beaumont, Royal Oak, nephew, Michael Natzke), Bill Pattenaude, Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson (Rivergate Terrace), Sheryl Schwab (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Carol Wioncek, 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.

DORCAS SOCIETY is rescheduling their get together/ luncheon to a later date.   Please watch this space for updated information or contact Marjie Barnard or Sue Mrowka.  

THE “2019” FALL YOUTH RETREAT is November 2 - 3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “The Perfect Example” is this year’s theme. Think about Jesus as a teen. What would it have been like to spend a day with Him? What games might he have liked? Sports? What was he like in school? Was he friendly? Would you have befriended Him? Was He exclusive? Was He perfect? Throughout the weekend we will be talking about friendships and relationships as we dig into and look at the example Jesus has left for us. Plan to join your church friends for a weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth.  Mark your planners and sign up now! For more information or questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

THIRD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER is Friday, November 1, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Open to the public, our diners will have the choice of Marinara or Alfredo sauce. Along with pasta, there will be salad, garlic bread, dessert, and beverages. Fellowship Hall will be decorated with Italian travel posters and checkered tablecloths. St. Paul Council president Pam Lange is organizing this year’s Dinner. Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk during coffee hour or in the church office. Advanced tickets for adults are only $9.00, so save a dollar by buying your ticket in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5 to 12.

2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING Sunday, November 10 after the worship service members of St. Paul have the opportunity to provide input for the 2020 Budget. Treasurer, Dan Case will be available in the West Room to answer any questions regarding the 2020 budget. Your input is very important to us so stop by and share your thoughts.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - 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.  Medicare Enrollment Time is here until December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m., we will carpool to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Tour is at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.  Handbell Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.  Please consider joining our Handbell Choir.  It’s as easy as counting one, two, three, four.

USHERS NEEDED Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our 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 the process prior to the worship service.  LECTORS (Scripture readers) are needed to read during worship services. No previous experience is needed. Training can be provided. Copies of all readings are available Thursday or Friday of each week and for your convenience can be emailed to you by our church’s administrative assistant, Cindy Romas.

2020 PHONE DIRECTORY  Soon preparations for our 2020 Phone Directory will be underway.  If you have made any changes to your personal information,, please notify the Church Office at (313) 291-1221. If you don’t want your cell phone number listed in the directory, you will need to notify us as well. Please help in keeping our data accurate as possible. Thanks in advance for your support.

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, November 21, 10:00 a.m.

ALTAR GUILD has opportunities for volunteers to maintain the altar candles and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend.  All materials and training are provided at your convenience. For more information please contact Sue Mrowka or Marjie Barnard.

  CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS SPONSORING their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program on Sunday, December 8, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. This is where one woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to join her for an Advent Program, fellowship and dessert. There is a sign-up sheet available during coffee hour all through November, or you can call or email Debbie Case (debbiescase@aol.com). It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information. There is another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, November 24. I will need to know total numbers at each table by December 1. The table arrangement is based on the order that you  sign your group up by. You will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION KICKS OFF the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry today in the Fellowship Hall. Here’s an opportunity to take a simple shoe box, decorate it, and fill it with small gifts for children in need. The gift-filled shoe boxes will then be distributed by Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian, non-profit organization) to children in need throughout the world. All shoe boxes must be returned by Sunday, November 17. The shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they will be loaded into semi-trucks for distribution. For more information on this program, please contact Pastor Schalm.                     

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Sunday October 20, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 20, 2019

Healing Service 10:00 a.m.

Nursery care available

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL 

CALL WORSHIP  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

ANTHEM  “Down to the River,”  Chancel Choir, Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O God, we gather in this sacred space to rediscover our faith and to seek healing

and renewal.  Bless us with your loving presence and strengthen us in body and

spirit that we might have all the stamina we need to be your devoted servants in

the world.  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

HEALING MINISTRY Sew ‘n Sews Sharon Leonard

HYMN No. 579 “Standing in the Need of Prayer”

SCRIPTURE Genesis 18:1-15; Luke 6:17-21 Lector:  Eileen Vernor Drutchas

HYMN No. 564  “He Touched Me” 

HOLY HUMOR  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

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.

MESSAGE  “Healing Humor, Healing Faith,” Pastor Drutchas

HYMN No. 351  “Fill My Cup, Lord”

PRAYER FOR HEALING Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

By your power, great God, our Lord Jesus healed the sick and gave new hope to

the hopeless.  Though we cannot command or possess your power we pray for

those who want to be healed.  Mind their wounds, soothe fevered brows, and make

broken people whole again.  Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that,

through death is against us, you are with us, and have promised renewed and risen

life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless these waters by which we anoint those who

desire this day healing in body and spirit.  Amen.

ANNOINTMENT FOR HEALING  At the bidding of the ushers everyone is invited to come forth to the chancel steps to receive waters of healing

CLOSING HYMN No. 86  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

BENEDICTION

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 is available through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our new “Family Room”.  Please alert the ushers if you need 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.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of salvation in our church family and community. Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Toni Hill

Deacons:  Kristi Caruso      

Usher:  Sue Mrowka, Sharon Podpora

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  October 20 – October 27

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ Healing Service/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m.                                                              

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Church Tour departs 8:00 a.m./ Handbell Rehearsal 6:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00

Thursday     Red Hats Halloween Potluck Dinner & Bunco 6:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm / Reformation Sunday/ Wear Red/ OCC Kick-Off/ 6th Graders receive Bibles/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ Trunk or Treat     5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


MORNING TIDE
 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments following the morning worship service.  We will be gathering in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Girl Scout Troop 74590.

NO YOUTH CHOIR TODAY.  We will gather next Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING  will be received Sundays throughout October.   This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  Information about the NIN Offering, and an envelope, are in the October Tidings.  You will also find NIN envelopes in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as generously as you are able to those in need.     Thank you.

URGENT- ST. PAUL IN NEED OF A COUNCIL SECRETARY.  The term begins immediately and ends in January, 2021. Responsibilities include attending and taking minutes for Church meetings (Council, Cabinet, Semi-Annual, Annual and any Special Meetings). Please contact Pam Lange, Cheryl Kincaid or Michele McNeely if you are interested and would like more information about the position.

CAREGIVERS GROUP Meet for mutual support and learning on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next gathering is Monday, October 21st. Every session starts with a quick-read article on a caregiving topic before we turn to conversation and discussion. Caregiving tips are shared by participants who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Liz Bechtol, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson (Rivergate Terrace), Sheryl Schwab (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Carol Wioncek, 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.

THE 18TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic Metro Detroit churches is Wednesday, October 23. The bus is now full but a ‘wait list’ has begun in case of cancellations.  Contact the church office (313-291-1221) to add your name to our wait list.

DORCAS SOCIETY is rescheduling their get together/ luncheon to a later date.   Please watch this space for updated information or contact Marjie Barnard or Sue Mrowka.

THE “2019” FALL YOUTH RETREAT is November 2 - 3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “The Perfect Example” is this year’s theme. Think about Jesus as a teen. What would it have been like to spend a day with Him? What games might he have liked? Sports? What was he like in school? Was he friendly? Would you have befriended Him? Was He exclusive? Was He perfect? Throughout the weekend we will be talking about friendships and relationships as we dig into, and look at the example Jesus has left for us. Plan to join your church friends for a weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth.  Mark your planners and sign up now! For more information or questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

THIRD ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER is Friday, November 1, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Open to the public, our diners will have the choice of Marinara or Alfredo sauce. Along with pasta, there will be salad, garlic bread, dessert, and beverages. Fellowship Hall will be decorated with Italian travel posters and checkered tablecloths. St. Paul Council president Pam Lange is organizing this year’s Dinner. Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk during coffee hour or in the church office. Advanced tickets for adults are only $9.00, so save a dollar by buying your ticket in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5 to 12.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge for these sessions.  Meditation classes - 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.  Medicare Enrollment Time is Here October 15 - December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places. Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m., we will welcome Mishael Raiford, a speaker for a presentation of Medicare 101. He will explain Medicare changes for 2020.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. Halloween Bunco & Potluck dinner in the West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy and you don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice to pass. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact. Looking ahead Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m., we will carpool to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Tour is at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free.

THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and is led by Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.  New voices are always welcome.  Handbell Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.  Please consider joining our Handbell Choir.  It’s as easy as counting one, two, three, four.

USHERS NEEDED Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our 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 the process prior to the worship service.  LECTORS (Scripture readers) are needed to read during worship services. No previous experience is needed. Training can be provided. Copies of all readings are available Thursday or Friday of each week and for your convenience can be emailed to you by our church’s administrative assistant, Cindy Romas.

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, November 21, 10:00 a.m.

   ALTAR GUILD has opportunities for volunteers to maintain the altar candles and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend.  All materials and training are provided at your convenience.   For more information please contact Sue Mrowka or Marjie Barnard.

   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.

PAUL’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT EVENTis Sunday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the circular drive and Fellowship Hall. In addition to “trunk or treating” a light hot dog dinner will be served. Following dinner, children will have the opportunity to take a hayride, make a caramel apple and visit the Haunted Hallway. Plan now to decorate your trunk and to join your church family for an evening of fun and fellowship. Pick a theme, get creative, have fun and get decorating! The best decorated, scariest and creative trunks and best adult and children’s costumes will win a prize. All interested trunkers and those who would like to help with the party should sign the sheet located on the Christian Education Welcome Center desk upstairs. For more information or to volunteer please contact Sheri Herkimer or Pastor Schalm.  Wrapped candy donations are welcome.  Drop any candy in the tub upstairs or in the office.

2020 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING Sunday, November 10 after the worship service members of St. Paul have the opportunity to provide input for the 2020 Budget. Treasurer, Dan Case and First Vice-President, Cheryl Kincaid will be available in the West Room to answer any questions regarding the 2020 budget. Your input is very important to us.

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Sunday October 13, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 13, 2019

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

(Nursery care available)

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

OPENING HYMN No. 24  “The God of Abraham Praise,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

O God, since the days of the Patriarch Abraham You have summoned us forth, sometimes by a pillar of fire or a star; other times by Your voice, thunderous or quiet.  We rejoice that You, who revealed Your greatest purposes and intentions for us through Jesus Christ, are a God leading and speaking still, always drawing us forward in deeper devotion to what is true, loving, and just.  As your sons and   daughters and disciples of Christ Jesus we praise and honor your holy name. Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

WELCOME/ PASSING OF PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPECIAL MOMENT  Exodus Sunday – The Plan

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Shine, Jesus Shine,”  Chancel Choir

SCRIPTURE READING Exodus 3:1-15, Mark 14:12-16 Lector:  Grace Wangbickler

HYMN No. 663  “Go Down, Moses” (vs. 1, 2 Soloist; vs. 3-5 Congregation)

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

If you will trust in God to guide you, and hope in God through all your ways,

God will give strength, whate’er betide you, and bear you through the evil days.

Who trusts in God’s unchanging love builds on the rock that will not move.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME (insert)

HYMN No. 602  “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” (verses 1, 2, 4)

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.

MESSAGE  “Faith Forward,”  Pastor Drutchas   

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

CLOSING HYMN No. 545  “He Leadeth Me:  O Blessed Thought”

BENEDICTION

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 is available through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our new “Family Room”.  Please alert the ushers if you need assistance.

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

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

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

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Toni Hill

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  October 12 – October 20

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – New Member Welcome/ ChristNet Hosting Week/ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 9:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.
Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Handbell Choir 6:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. / Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild - Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m.
Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.

MORNING TIDE

 

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Benton Matthew Race, born October 9, 2019 to Matthew & Erin Ennis Race.  St. Paul Grandparents are Mark & Sandy Ennis.  St. Paul Great-Grandparents:  Betty & Joe Mayfield. Siblings are Finley & Elijah.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILL The Safety and Security Ministry will have an Emergency Evacuation Drill of the entire Church, weather permitting.  The safety of our congregation is very important, and we are constantly working to maintain and improve it. Everyone will be escorted from the building in an orderly fashion by our Emergency Response Team. Members of the ERT team will be wearing armbands with yellow reflective tape. It is important that everyone follow the direction of the ERT members to ensure that the evacuation is done in a timely and safe manner.

OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING  will be received Sundays throughout October.   This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  Information about the NIN Offering, and an envelope, are in the October Tidings.  You will also find NIN envelopes in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as generously as you are able to those in need.     Thank you.

OUR CONGREGATION is providing overnight housing as part of our annual participation in the ChristNet Homeless Shelter during October 13-20. We offer our ChristNet guests breakfast and supper, as well as a brown bag lunch to go.  The guests are expected to arrive at 6 p.m. every evening and depart 7 a.m. the following morning. Male and female volunteers are needed to serve as hosts for half a night, assist with Sunday morning clean-up, launder linens on Sunday morning, and transport bedding and supplies to the next host church.  Hosts have a choice of shifts, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. or 12 midnight to 6 a.m. To help defray the costs donations including breakfast foods, other supplies, and financial donations are welcomed.  Church organizations are preparing dinners for guests. Kim Martinez is our coordinator. Please look for the ChristNet sign-up table in the Narthex or near the kiosk in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.

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, October 17, 10:00 a.m.

   ALTAR GUILD has opportunities for volunteers to maintain the altar candles and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend.  All materials and training are provided at your convenience.  For more information please contact Sue Mrowka or Marjie Barnard.

   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.

THE “2019” FALL YOUTH RETREAT is November 2 - 3 at the Michindoh Resort and Conference Center.  “The Perfect Example” is this year’s theme. Think about Jesus as a teen. What would it have been like to spend a day with Him? What games might he have liked? Sports? What was he like in school? Was he friendly? Would you have befriended Him? Was He exclusive? Was He perfect? Throughout the weekend we will be talking about friendships and relationships as we dig into, and look at the example Jesus has left for us. Plan to join your church friends for a weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth.  Mark your planners and sign up now! For more information or questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

USHERS NEEDED Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our 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  the process prior to the worship service.
LECTORS (Scripture readers) are needed to read during worship services. No previous experience is needed. Training can be provided. Copies of all readings are available Thursday or Friday of each week and for your convenience can be emailed to you by our church’s administrative assistant, Cindy Romas.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Liz Bechtol, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Moses Flomo, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka,  Beverly Jean Lloyd (Rivergate Terrace), Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson (Rivergate Terrace), John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Bert Thompson, Arlene Wolfram, 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.

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for the dedication of our newly landscaped roadside electronic sign following the emergency evacuation drill.  Weather permitting, refreshments will be served on the Church’s front lawn – seating available.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED into St. Paul Membership today:  Dan Hribik, Gina Hribik, Jenna Harmon, and Nancy Rabb.

CAREGIVERS GROUP Meet for mutual support and learning on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next gathering is Monday, October 21st. Every session starts with a quick-read article on a caregiving topic before we turn to conversation and discussion. Caregiving tips are shared by participants who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone.

THE 18TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic Metro Detroit churches is Wednesday, October 23. The bus is now full but a ‘wait list’ has begun in case of cancellations.  Contact the church office (313-291-1221) to add your name to our wait list.

URGENT- ST. PAUL IN NEED OF A COUNCIL SECRETARY.  The term begins immediately and ends in January, 2021. Responsibilities include attending and taking minutes for Church meetings (Council, Cabinet, Semi-Annual, Annual and any Special Meetings). Please contact Pam Lange, Cheryl Kincaid or Michele McNeely if you are interested and would like more information about the position.

DORCAS SOCIETY is rescheduling their get together/ luncheon to a later date.   Please watch this space for updated information or contact Marjie Barnard or Sue Mrowka.

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Sunday October 6, 2019

St. Paul United Church of Christ

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

 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 6, 2019

World Communion Sunday

Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.

(Nursery care available)

 

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

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

OPENING HYMN No. 595  “Be Thou My Vision,” (vs. 1, 2) Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

OPENING PRAYER/ UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Eternal God whose image lies in the hearts of all people, we live among peoples whose ways are different from ours, whose faiths are foreign to us, whose tongues are unintelligible to us.  Help us to remember that you love all people with your great love, that all religion is an attempt to respond to you, that the yearnings of other hearts are much like our own and are known to you.  Help us to recognize you in the words of truth, the things of beauty, the actions of love about us.  We pray through Christ, who is a stranger to no one land more than another, and to every  land no less than to another.   

CONGREGATONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

WELCOME/ PASSSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS    

THANKS FOR THE EAST/ CHIME RESPONSE                                 

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Let There Be Peace on Earth,”  Chancel Ensemble

SCRIPTURE  Acts 1:3-8; Mark 4:35-41 Lector:  Sandy Ennis

HYMN No. 687  “In Christ There Is No East or West,”  (vs. 1, 2)

MORNING PRAYER /MEMORIAL PRAYER (Ilene Jenkins)

THANKS FOR THE WEST/ CHIME RESPONSE

 HYMN No.  337 “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult” (vs. 1-3)

OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS

THANKS FOR THE NORTH/ CHIME RESPONSE

 HYMN No.  680  “O God of Every Nation,”  (vs. 1, Tracy Hoffman; vs. 2-3, Congregation)

 MESSAGE  “The 3-D Glasses of Faith,”  Pastor Drutchas

 THANKS FOR THE SOUTH/ CHIME RESPONSE

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

 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 seated in your pews as the services closes until all candles are extinguished.)

 

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

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

Ushers:  Rosemarie Laslo, Tim Ruffner,     

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  October 6 – October 13

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – World Communion Sunday/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.
Monday      TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday     Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:00 p.m.
WednesdayChronic Pain Management 11:15 a.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Handbell Choir 6:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. / Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Craft Show set up

Saturday    Craft & Vendor Show 9:00 a.m.
Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – New Member Welcome/ ChristNet Hosting Week/ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 9:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.


MORNING TIDE

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.

ROSES ON THE PULPIT CELEBRATE the births of Joshua Thomas Tank, born September 27, 2019 to Toni & Josh Tank.  Siblings: Grace and Vanette. Kelvin Thomas Johnson, born October 4, 2019 to Carissa & Kelvin Johnson.  Siblings:  Mya & Cameron. St. Paul Great-Grandparents to both babies:   Linda & Tom Tank.

OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING  will be received Sundays throughout October.   This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace, and the rights of the poor and needy.  Information about the NIN Offering, and an envelope, are in the October Tidings.  You will also find NIN envelopes in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as generously as you are able to those in need.     Thank you.

OUR ST. PAUL CONGREGATION is providing emergency overnight housing as part of our annual participation in the ChristNet Homeless Shelter during October 13-20. We will be offering our ChristNet guests breakfast and supper, as well as a brown bag lunch to go.  The guests are expected to arrive at 6 p.m. every evening and depart 7 a.m. the following morning. Male and female volunteers are needed to serve as hosts for half a night, assist with Sunday morning clean-up, launder linens on Sunday morning, and transport bedding and supplies to the next host church.  Overnight hosts have a choice of early or late shifts, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. or 12 midnight to 6 a.m. To help defray the costs of hosting ChristNet, donations including breakfast foods, other supplies, and financial donations are welcomed.  Church organizations are scheduled to prepare hot dinners for guests. Our ChristNet week is being coordinated by Kim Martinez. Please look for the ChristNet sign-up table near the kiosk in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.

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, October 17, 10:00 a.m.

   ALTAR GUILD has opportunities for volunteers to maintain the altar candles and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend.  All materials and training are provided at your convenience.   For more information please contact Sue Mrowka or Marjie Barnard.

   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.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILL The Safety and Security Ministry will have an Emergency Evacuation Drill of the entire Church on Sunday, October 13th, weather permitting.  The safety of our membership is very important, and we are constantly working to maintain and improve it. Everyone will be escorted from the building in an orderly fashion by our Emergency Response Team. Members of the ERT team will be wearing armbands with yellow reflective tape. It is important that everyone follow the direction of the ERT members to ensure that the evacuation is done in a timely and safe manner.

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 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.  Handbell Choir rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m.  Please consider joining our Handbell Choir.  It’s as easy as counting one, two, three, four.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Paula Block, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Moses Flomo, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Shirley Robinson, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (newphew, Kathy & Gary Peters), Bert Thompson,  Doreen Thompson, Arlene Wolfram, 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.

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately following worship service.

FUNERAL SERVICE for St. Paul member, Danielle Gardner, who passed away September 25, 2019 at the age of 79 years is Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul.  She will lie in state at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas is to officiate. Visitation is Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph Rd., Taylor.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

THE 18TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic Metro Detroit churches is Wednesday, October 23. The bus is now full but a ‘wait list’ has begun in case of cancellations.  Please contact the church office at 313-291-1221 to add your name to our ‘wait list.’

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.

YOUTH CHOIR (formerly Children’s Choir) REHEARSALS are following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  For more information, please contact director, Sally Sigman.

DORCAS SOCIETY is rescheduling their get together/ luncheon to a later date.   Please watch this space for updated information or contact Marjie Barnard or Sue Mrowka

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Sunday September 29, 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

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 29, 2019

Blue Jean Sunday

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. 16  “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation       

Almighty God, who can make all things new, forgive us for our misuse of Your good gifts--the opportunity neglected, the half-truth accepted, the unfair judgement made, the cynical outlook.  Forgive us the unkind word, the unsympathetic heart, the false ambition, and every unworthy purpose which has ruled our lives.  May the white light of Your truth, and the purifying fires of Your love cleanse us and send us forward once again upon the narrow path which leads to life everlasting.  Bless our worship this morning, that we may give You praise, glory and honor forever.  In Christ’s name we ask it.  Amen. 

 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

 WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Chancel Choir

SCRIPTURE READING  Amos 6:1, 4-7; Luke 16:19-31  Lector:  Jane Dykowski

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

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

HYMN No. 658  “Restless Weaver”

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.

MESSAGE  “The Life That Counts,”  Pastor Drutchas

 UNISON READING  1 Timothy 6:6-12a, 17-19 (see insert)

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

CLOSING HYMN No. 537  “My Hope Is Built”

BENEDICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Deacon:  Jim Nault    

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 29 – October 6

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean Sunday/ No Coffee Hour/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.
Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up begins
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00/ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday         Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p .m.

Saturday     Rummage Sale 9:00 – 11:00 a.m./ Women’s Retreat Departs
Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – World Communion Sunday/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m./ Youth Choir 11:00 a.m./ Women’s Retreat Returns


MORNING TIDE

ALTAR FLOWERS HONOR the birthday of Music Director, Tracy Hoffman from the Choir and Office.

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Harry Gardner Family & friends on the loss of Danielle Gardner, who passed away September 25, 2019 at the age of 79 years.  Funeral service is Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas is to officiate. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel. To the Michael Natzke Family & friends on the loss of Ilene Jenkins who passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 93 years.  Funeral is Monday, September 30, 2019 at St. Paul. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas is to officiate.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

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.

DON’T MISS THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to join the Women’s Retreat October 5 and 6. The theme is “New Beginnings with Faith, Hope, and Grace”. The retreat provides an opportunity to share time together and reflect on how we can rely on God through everyday life. The Michindoh Conference Center, provides a scenic setting, com-fortable indoor facilities for 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 money & reservation form should be returned to Marjie Barnard.

BOOK SIGNING – ‘Christ with a Y’   Karen DePriest, daughter of Janet and Julius Enesey, will be talking about her book, Christ with a Y: The Story of Christy DePriest Wright, at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on “The Hill” in Allen Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1 p.m.  Karen is the founder of Christy’s Legacy of Hope, which benefits orphaned children across the globe.  Karen will also be happy to sign copies of her book during the event.

DORCAS SOCIETY is rescheduling their get together/ luncheon to a later date.   All ladies are invited to join us for lunch and fun fellowship.  Please watch this space for updated information or contact Marjie Barnard or Sue Mrowka.

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.

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 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, October 17, 10:00 a.m.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. Halloween Bunco & Potluck dinner in the West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy and you don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice to pass. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact. Looking ahead Thursday, November 21st, we will go on a day trip to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Admission is free.

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.  Chronic Pain Self-Management  - A 2.5-hour session, for 6 weeks provides techniques and skills needed for the day-to-day manage-ment of chronic pain will be offered beginning Wednesday, October 9, from 11:15 AM – 1:46 PM. The last session is November 13. Anyone with chronic pain and/or their caregiver are encouraged to participate. Topics include evaluating new treatments, pacing activity and rest, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively and dealing with difficult emotions. Twelve (12) participants must register and can join up until the second week of class. There is no charge. Snacks are provided. Contact Kathy Williams to register or if you have questions. Meditation classes - 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.  Medicare Enrollment Time is Here October 15 - December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places. Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m., we will welcome Mishael Raiford, a speaker for a presentation of Medicare 101. He will explain Medicare changes for 2020.

OUR ST. PAUL CONGREGATION is providing emergency overnight housing as part of our annual participation in the ChristNet Homeless Shelter during October 13-20. We will be offering our ChristNet guests breakfast and supper, as well as a brown bag lunch to go.  The guests are expected to arrive at 6 p.m. every evening and depart from 7 a.m. the following morning. Both male and female volunteers are needed to serve as hosts for half a night, assist with Sunday morning clean-up, launder linens on Sunday morning, and transport bedding and supplies to the next host church.  Overnight hosts have a choice of early or late shifts, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. or 12 midnight to 6 a.m. To help defray the costs of hosting ChristNet, donations including breakfast foods and other supplies, and financial donations are welcomed.  Church organizations are scheduled to prepare hot dinners for guests. Our ChristNet week is once again being coordinated by Kim Martinez.    Please look for the ChristNet sign-up table near the kiosk in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Paula Block, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Moses Flomo, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Shirley Robinson, Christine Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, Paul Tetreau (brother-in-law Kathy & Gary Peters), Bert Thompson,  Doreen Thompson, Arlene Wolfram, 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.

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. Your $30 payment needs to be made with your RSVP. Any checks should be made out to St. Paul UCC specifying Pilgrimage Tour. The bus is now full but a ‘wait list’ has begun in case of cancellations.

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.  Handbell Choir rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m.  Please consider joining our Handbell Choir.  It’s as easy as counting to four.

YOUTH CHOIR (formerly Children’s Choir) REHEARSALS are following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  For more information, please contact director, Sally Sigman.

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.

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Sunday September 22, 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

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 22, 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. 611  “Rise Up, O Saints of God,”  Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader

UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

Most Gracious God, we greet you once again in this sacred space.  We have come                                                                 

because we need to be reminded of your love and your expectations for our living.     

Restore our vision so that when we gaze at the familiar it is transformed into       

something richer and more beautiful than we could have imagined.  In our    

praying and through our presence, deepen our devotion to you and to the world-

wide community of Christ’s followers known as the church.  Together with other

disciples in this and every age, we pray –Amen.

 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

 WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Sing Them Over Again to Me,”  Chancel Choir       

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 1:27-2:3; Mark 2:23-28  Lector:  Peggy Staten

HYMN No. 570  “Sweet Hour of Prayer!”

MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

PRAYER RESPONSE  “Ave Maria,”  Brenda Murphy

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.

MESSAGE  “This Sabbath Day,”  Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)

CLOSING HYMN No. 589  “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”

BENEDICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Cheryl Kincaid 

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury    

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 22 – September 29

Sunday       Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School/  Youth Choir 11:00 a.m.                          Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Caregivers Group 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up begins
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00/Confirmation 7:00 p.m.
Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean Sunday/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ No Coffee Hour


MORNING TIDE 

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

LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to John Scribner and the Evison family on the loss of Joan Scribner who passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 82 years.  A "Celebration of Life" service was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in Oklahoma.

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.  Can you count to four?  Please consider joining our Handbell Choir.

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 this morning 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.

BOOK SIGNING – ‘Christ with a Y’   Karen DePriest, daughter of Janet and Julius Enesey, will be talking about her book, Christ with a Y: The Story of Christy DePriest Wright, at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on “The Hill” in Allen Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1 p.m.  Karen is the founder of Christy’s Legacy of Hope, which benefits orphaned children across the globe.  Karen will also be happy to sign copies of her book during the event.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES at St. Paul Church are 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 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.

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 Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. Halloween Bunco & Potluck dinner in the West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy and you don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice to pass. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact. Looking ahead Thursday, November 21st, we will go on a day trip to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan to tour the church and Christmas decorations. Admission is free.

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 - 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.  Medicare Enrollment Time is Here October 15 - December 5. Not sure about which Medicare supplement to choose? The Senior Alliance assists persons changing programs and/or Part D (medication plan). See the Health Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for dates and places. Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m., we will welcome Mishael Raiford, a speaker for a presentation of Medicare 101. He will explain Medicare changes for 2020.

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, October 17, 10:00 a.m.

 “REDUCING THE RISK” Training Class is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. today.  St. Paul Child Protection Policy requires that all adults 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 from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. in the Church Parlor. If you have questions regarding attending this mandatory training, please contact Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case.

DORCAS SOCIETY is rescheduling their get together/ luncheon to a later date.   All ladies are invited to join us for lunch and fun fellowship.  Please watch this space for updated information or contact Marjie Barnard or Sue Mrowka.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Paula Block, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Moses Flomo, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Ilene Jenkins (Beaumont, Southshore), Tyler Keith (son, Anne Blanchard), Nancy Koszalka, Shirley Robinson, Christine Schwab, John Sharp (father, Gina Hribik), Gabriel Siadak, Beverly Sitz,  Diane Sturgeon, 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 ASAP.  Reservation forms are 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 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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