Sunday July 7, 2019

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

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 7, 2019

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.        

 

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Aaron Kabobel, Guest Organist

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

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

UNISON PRAYER FOR THE NATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

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

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

  WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

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

 OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS  

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

CHIME INTERLUDE  “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

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

     HYMN No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

     SERMON  “A Nation Under God,”  Pastor Drutchas

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

     THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

         Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

         Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

Response:

              One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

              one cup of blessing which we bless.

              And we, though many throughout the Earth,

              we are one body in this one Lord.

        Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

     DOXOLOGY

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

         Praise him all creatures here below.

         Praise him above ye heavenly host;

         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.                     

     BENEDICTION

     CLOSING HYMN “God Bless America” (insert) 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Barbara Schultz

Deacon:  Dee Salsbury

   Ushers:  Kathy Williams

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week July 7 – July 14

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

Monday       TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Thursday     Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m.

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