Thanksgiving Mid-Week Service

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

Thanksgiving Mid-Week Service
November 26, 2019

Celebration of Worship 7:00 p.m.


SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist


CALL TO WORHSIP / INVOCATION  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

 OPENING HYMN No. 276  “We Gather Together,” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

SPELLING T.H.A.N.K.S   Pastor Drutchas

SCRIPTURE  Ephesians 4:17-5:2

CHORAL RESPONSE  Chancel Choir, Tracy Hoffman, Music Director


T – Talk  “For Turkey—and All the Good Food We’ll Enjoy this Thanksgiving”

HYMN No. 635  “Faith of Our Fathers” (Verses 1 & 2)

H – Talk   “For Homecomings and Family Reunions at Holiday Time”

HYMN No. 557  “Just A Closer Walk with Thee”

A- Talk  “For Affection…God’s Love for Us and the Love That We Feel Gathering with Family and Friends”

HYMN No. 344 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” (Verses 1 & 3)

  N- Talk  “For Nation…and All the Blessings of Living in the U.S.A.”



     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.

K – Talk  “For Church…which German Ancestors Called ‘Kirche’ and Scots Call ‘Kirk’                                         

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

S -Talk  “For Our Savior Jesus Christ who Makes Life Meaningful and Worth Living Always”

HYMN No. 476  “Rejoice in God’s Saints” (Verses 1 & 3)

Evening Prayer and Time of Thanksgiving

  Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.  Make us always remember your generosity and constantly do your will.  Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life.  Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil course of action.  Make us who came from many nations with many different languages a united people.  Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land.  When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful, and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.  We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

CHOIR ANTHEM  “All Praise the God of Harvest,”

BENEDICTION   Pastor Drutchas

POSTLUDE   “Ours the Journey”, Sally Sigman

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


PUMPKIN PIE (AND APPLE) Fellowship Period follows our worship service in the West Room.

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.



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.



“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: Pam Lange

Deacons:  Dee Salsbury



Calendar Week  November 26 – December 1


Tuesday       Worship Service 7:00 p.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas-  Choir Rehearsal 6:15 p.m./ Confirmation 6:45 p.m./ Fellowship Period 8:00 p.m. West Room

Wednesday  Worship Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.

Thursday     Happy Thanksgiving/ Office Closed

Friday          Office Closed

Saturday      Set up Christmas Trees/ Bring Decorations from Bell Tower 9:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – First Sunday of Advent/ Communion/ Wear blue!/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Choir Rehearsal 11:00 a.m./ Coffee Hour 11:00 am./ Christmas Decorating 11:00 a.m.