Sunday, October 14, 2018

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


Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
October 14, 2018


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


  SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 136  “Christians All Your Lord is Coming,” (Verses 1-3)

  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*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.



  MISSION MOMENT  Our ChristNet Host Week

  HYMN No. 537 “My Hope Is Built” (Verses 1-2)

  HOMILY  “Jesus’ Healing Hand,” Pastor Drutchas

  HYMN No. 480  “I Love to Tell the Story”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 5: 17-26 - Jesus Forgives -Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas



  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 Luke 6:6-11– Always Time for Wholeness – Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas

HYMN No. 628  “Precious Lord Take My Hand”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 6:17-23 – Blessed Are Those Who Now Weep - Sandy Ennis, Jeannette Wackro


  CHIMES  “There is a Balm in Gilead”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 7:1-10 – Trust Jesus -  Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas

 *HYMN No. 579  “Standing in the Need of Prayer” (Verses 1-2)

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 8:1-3 – Many Have Been Healed -  Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas

  SOLO  “He Touched Me”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 8:26-33 – He Defeats Demons - Sandy Ennis, Jeannette Wackro

  HYMN No. 504  “Heal Me, Hands of Jesus”

  SCRIPTURE  Luke 8:40-56 – His Power Restores Health and Peace – Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas

  HYMN No. 561  “It is Well with My Soul” (Verses 1-2)

  SCRIPTURE Luke 9:1-6 – Proclaim His Gospel and Heal the Sick – Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas

  ANTHEM  “I Have Decided,”  Chancel Choir (9), “He Leadeth Me,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)

  PRAYER FOR HEALING Pastor Druchas & 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 Church members are

   invited to come forth to the chancel steps to receive waters of healing

HEALING MEDLEY “I Know My Redeemer Liveth” ++ “In Suff’ring Love” ++ How

  Long, O God, How Long” ++ “Fill My Cup, Lord” ++ “Leaning on the Everlasting  

  Arms” +++ “O Christ, The Healer” ++ “Your Words to Me are Life and Health” ++  

  “Come, You  Disconsolate

*CLOSING HYMN No. 562  “Because He Lives”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE (Please remain seated until candles are extinguished)


“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.”


Council:  Diane Poet (9), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)

Deacons:  Dee Salsbury (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Acolyte:  Tyler Staten (10:30)

Usher:  Meredith Stull (10:30)

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


Calendar Week  October 14 – October 21

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ Healing Service/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ ChristNet hosting week begins                                                            

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

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

Wednesday Confirmation 6:30 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00

Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Flu Shot Clinic 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Youth Wyandotte Soup Kitchen 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm / OCC Kick-Off/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.


  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 



  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost/ October 14, 2018 


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our West Room between services hosted by Girl Scout Troop.

  CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information. 

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 28, 2018.  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.

 OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING  will be received any Sunday throughout

 the month of 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 will be included in your 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 SECOND ANNUAL Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, November 2, 4:30 - 7:00

 p.m.  Dinner choices are either Marinara or Alfredo sauce on your pasta, a salad bar with

 all the fixings, rolls, dessert, and beverages. It’s a great event to share with friends and

 family.  Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk table during coffee hour beginning

 Sunday, October 7 or by contacting the church office at (313) 291-1221. Tickets will be

 available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children

 5 to 12 children, 4 and under are free.


 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.


Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio (sister, Pam Lange),Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Mary Jane Fliss (sister-in-law, ArleneWolfram),Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones,Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer & Tammy Lee (grand- daughter & daughter, Barb Siemers), Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern (daughters-in-law, Helene & Neil McEachern), Jeff Natzke (nephew, Michael Natzke), Helen Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Richard Sherman (brother, Anne Blanchard),  Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten),Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka),Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart), and Brad Zabik.       


E-MAIL CHANGES  If your e-mail address has changed in the last 6 months please notify the Church Office at (313) 291-1221.  We utilize E-mail addresses of approximately 290 members and friends in our current e-mail notification system.  It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on events at St. Paul.  Your help is essential in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list.


   CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS  Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High School graduate addresses.  We would like your picture to include on our “YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board.  Please forward all information and pictures to Pastor Cheryl Schalm. 


   ALTAR GUILD has an opportunity for a few 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 Arlene Felske or Sue Mrowka.  


USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the presiding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes –
Our exercise session is Mondays and  

   Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a   

   Christian philosophy.  A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited.  Chronic Pain  

   Self-Management Class- begins Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the  

   West Room.  Our six-week session will provide tips and techniques. To register contact:   

   the NKFM (734) 222-9800 or  Caregivers - Meet for

   mutual support. The Caregivers Group will meet on the third Monday of each month at

   7:30 p.m. The next gathering is October 29. Caregiving tips will be 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.  

   Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,  

   wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the office.  TOPS (Take Off  

   Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and noncommercial weight loss support group St. Paul  

   is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor. Meetings are Monday nights with weigh in starting at

   6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m., in the West Room. The first

   visit is free with no obligation.  FLU SHOT CLINIC Thursday, October 18, 7:00-8:45  

   p.m. in the West Room.  A pharmacist will give the shot.  There are free vouchers

   available.  The cost is $25 if insurance doesn’t cover the cost or we run out of free

   vouchers.  Please bring your insurance card with you.  Minimum age is 7 years.  A senior  

   dose is available.  Sign up in the church office by October 10.  


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  October 25 – Halloween Bunco & Potluck Dinner–  

 6:30 p.m. in the  West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy you don’t have to know how to   

 play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice.  

 There is a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact.  

 Looking ahead to November, we visit a church member’s house to see a large, unique

 salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.


 PRAYER LUNCHEON Tuesday, October 25  The International Health and Hope  

   Coalitionis hosting a luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Missionary  

   Baptist Church in Detroit.  We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:15 a.m.  Dr. Edna Rose is  

   the key speaker along with a panel discussion.  The topic is “Dementia:  Memories,  

   Thinking and Behavior.”  Register at or contact  

   Kathy Williams.  Let Kathy know if you have registered and/ or would like to carpool.


   YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date!


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

April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Bev Gunther, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Danielle Gardner, Harry Gardner, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson,  Walter Ray, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson and Grace Torango.  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.


2019 PHONE DIRECTORY  We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone

 Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone

 number, please notify the Church Office.  If you don’t want your cell phone number listed

 in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance.  Your help in keeping our data up-

 to-date will make for a more accurate Directory.  Thanks in advance for your support.


  Christian Education is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program Sunday,

  December 2, from 6:45-8:45 p.m.  One woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to

  join her for our advent program, fellowship and dessert.  There is a sign-up sheet available

  during coffee hour through October and November, or you can call or email Debbie Case.

  (  It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each

  hostess with all the information.  There’s 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, Nov. 18th.  I will need to know

  total numbers at each table by November 25.  The table arrangement in the hall is based

  on the order that you sign your group up by.  I will be out of town a lot in October, you will

  be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.

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.



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.