Easter Sunday

Bulletin, worship service audio, and sermon text for this Sunday.

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


Easter Sunday
Celebration of Worship 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
April 21, 2019

 

  PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

BELL FLOURISH/ EASTER PROCLAMATION  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas

CHIME INTROIT

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL/ PROCESSION OF LIGHT

  UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

  Eternal God, we rejoice in the promise of Easter.  The healing ministry of Jesus cannot be put down or destroyed.  Thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice, your grace and goodness shall yet reign over a broken world.  On this blessed morning, help us to be transformed by your saving love for us in Jesus Christ that we may cast away the anger, wrath, and malice or our old nature so that truth, righteousness and compassion might guide our lives in all that we say and do.  Amen.

*OPENING HYMN No. 216  “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*GREETING / WELCOME / PASSING OF PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Joy in the Morning,” Chancel Choir

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 30; John 20:1-18  Lectors:  Pam Lange (8), Grace Wangbickler(10:30)

  EASTER SOLO  “Woman Weeping in the Garden”

SMALL TALK  “The Donkey That No One Could Ride,”  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

SOLO  “He’s Alive,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

CHIME AFFIRMATION 

OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY Anthem  “In the Garden,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS    

    SERMON  “An Easter Garden,” Pastor Drutchas

HYMN No. 234  Crown Him with Many Crowns,”  with Note-A-Bells

    SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

      Invitation of Christ

      Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)/ 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 Elements

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

  *RECESSIONAL HYMN WITH VICTORY CROSS No. 562  “Because He Lives”

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

 

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE  can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our Family Room. Please 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 AND PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.

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*congregation standing

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury (8), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Ushers:  Church Council Members

 

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week  April 21 – April 28

Sunday        Worship Service 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Easter Sunday/ Communion/ Coffee Hour 9:00 a.m.

Monday       Office Closed/ TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m.

Thursday    Red Hat Outing – Morley Candy Factory 10:45 a.m.

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

 

MORNING TIDE

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.

EASTER FELLOWSHIP PERIOD Between the Sunrise and Mid-Morning Services, 9-10:30 a.m., all are invited to gather in the festively decorated Fellowship Hall to enjoy a wide array of breads—Easter bread and sweet breads--and other light edibles served for Christianity’s most holy day.

THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD has changed in accordance with our IT policy.  The wireless internet has added another dimension to St. Paul, in that it enables our those with smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to access resources that aid in our congregation’s mission. Please contact the Church Office to get the new Wi-Fi password or see Dan Case, Michael Isaacs or Gary Peters during or after our services.  Thank you, St. Paul IT Ministry.

NO EXERCISE CLASS Monday, April 22.  Class will gather on April 24. TOPPS will still gather each Monday, 6:30 p.m.  The Church office is closed Monday, April 22.

USHERS NEEDED FOR WORSHIP SERVICES especially the 9:00 a.m. service.  Anyone interested in volunteering can visit our new Usher Sign-up board located in the Narthex (back) of the Church. Being an usher is easy and experience is not necessary. Our Deacons will be glad to answer any questions and walk you through training prior to the service.  Ushers are asked to be at Church thirty minutes prior to the service.  Any Deacon can assist you.  CHURCH COUNCIL is also in urgent need of a Secretary.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact President, Pam Lange, 1st Vice President, Cheryl Kincaid or Pastor Drutchas.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

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

Gracie Barnosky, Marion Bolen (Henry Ford, Downtown), Debbie Case,  Betty Caufield, Charlie Duncan, Scott Eisenga (father, Josh Eisenga), Arlene Felske, Phill Felske (Beaumont, Dearborn), Harold Fick, Oren Forsyth, Andrea Fuller, Harry Gardner, Bob Harry (American House, Riverview), Arnold Knofske, Rev. Bill Kren, Judy Nieman, Murl Nieman, Sharon Podpora, Barbara Schultz, Tracy Spears (Florida address), Linda Tank, Bert Thompson, Leona Traub (hospice), Richard Vignola, and Carol Wioncek.Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.

FLOWERS ON THE AVENUE, a local florist in Allen Park, has been providing the Altar Flowers and Side Vases for our congregation for the last few months.   Please complete a Make-A-Wish card to honor your special loved one or occasion.  Special colors and flowers can be requested.  Cost is still $15.00 for 1 vase, $30.00 for 2 vases.

SPRING’S HERE AND THE ST. PAUL RUMMAGE SALE coming up fast.

The sale opens its doors, Thursday, May 9, 9:00 a.m., and continues through Saturday morning, May 11. Set-up begins Saturday, April 27, and continues through Wednesday, May 1. Post-sale clean-up takes place Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer help is needed to host this all-congregation event which supports the larger mission and ministry of our church. You can volunteer by completing a Make-A-Wish card (pew racks) or by calling the church office (313-291-1221). Your donations of clothing and household goods are welcomed and very much needed to ensure the sale’s success. Rummage sale drop-off is underway. All items should be clean and in a good state of repair. Items can be dropped off at the back of Fellowship Hall during office hours at church, 9 AM to 2 PM or at other times by arrangement.

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