April 11, 2021 – Second Sunday of Easter – Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship

Second Sunday of Easter - Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
April 11, 2021


PRELUDE  “Now the Green Blade Rises,” Organist, Sally Sigman



Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.  Congregation: And also with you!



ANTHEM “Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

MORNING SCRIPTURE  Genesis 28:10-18; Luke 24:13-31

CHIMES  “Open My Eyes”

MESSAGE  “The Real Presence,” Pastor Drutchas


CLOSING ANTHEM  “Thine Is the Glory,” Tracy Hoffman



Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us


  1. Sing of one who walks beside us and this day is living still, one who now is closer to us

than our thoughts our hearts distill.  Christ who once upon a hilltop, raised against the power of sin,

died in love as his own creatures crucified their God and friend.


2. We have walked with him as strangers through the journey of the day, and have told him of the violence that has

swept our hope away. He has offered words of comfort, words of energy and light.

Did our hearts not blaze within us as he broke the bread that night?


  1.  Risen one, stay with us, raise us, once again the night is near. Dine with us and share your vision,

free our hearts from every fear.  In the calm of each new evening, in the freshness of each dawn,

if you hold us fast in friendship, we will never be alone!





THANK YOU FOR WORSHPING WITH US onsite or from home via Facebook livestreamed at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning.  Also, services are later posted on the St. Paul church web site.  Look for them under the “Sermons, Bulletins, and Audio Services.”  If you missed it, last Sunday’s Easter Service is available for viewing. 

AS MICHIGAN CONFRONTS ANOTHER COVID-19 SURGE, ESPECIALLY IMPACTING YOUNG PEOPLE NOT YET VACCINATED, our St. Paul congregation maintains safety protocols of masking, social distancing, and other sensible precautions for all activities.  Although we look forward to a time together when these precautions won’t be necessary, your cooperation and spirit of goodwill for everyone’s safety and well-being are appreciated—a reflection of our commitment as Christian men and women to care for each other and to be good stewards of our health--as God calls us to be!

DURING THIS TIME OF LIMITED ON-SITE CHURCH ACTIVITIES, church members Julius Enesey and Charlie Barnard have been hard at work refurbishing our west end double lavatories upstairs and downstairs.  Antiquated plumbing fixtures have been removed; new flooring and lighting installed; and walls have been repainted, brightening up these wash facilities in every way.  Church members and friends will have a chance to make use of the refurbished west end lavatories as we move to outdoor, under-the-tent services in May with the access to the west lobby lavatories for worshipers.

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN CONTINUE TO ‘WALK IN THE SHOES OF JESUS,’ sharing in games, a live, drama, and hands-on activities that recall how Jesus calmed a storm and can calm our life storms too. This week’s lesson will be posted to the Christian Education blog.

YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES MEETING WEEKLY at Pastor Schalm’s home, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.  All post-High School young adults are welcomed and encouraged to join.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets telephonically at 10:30-12 noon weekly.  To share the call and the study please speak with Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP MEMBERS WILL JOIN FOR AN APRIL 25th ‘BIKE AND BREATHE’ OUTING, starting with 12 noon lunch at Pastor Schalm’s home.  Youth will then bike to Willow Metro Park.  It’s a BYOB—'Bring your own bike’—but bike loans available.  Please confirm your participation with Pastor Schalm by April 23rd.

OUR ANNUAL YOUTH FLOWER SPRING SALE IS TAKING ORDERS—forms available online or from an usher. All flowers from Block’s greenhouses must be ordered by April 25th for May 2nd pick-up following the Sunday worship service.  Youth are needed to carry flowers to members’ cars--contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer.

OUR ST. PAUL RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is set for Tuesday, April 27, 1-6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Give the gift of life Register at http://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html.find-drive.  For more information or to sign up  if you do not have online access contact our parish nurse Kathy Williams.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Linda Tank, Ollie Hilliker, Teri Staffeld, Pat Britt, Marguerite Dolan, Barbara Schultz, John Caufield, Shirley Gratrix, Bob Robinson, Sheryl Schwab, Clifford Board, Don Mack, Gary Peters, Judy Nieman, Joe Smith,  Bob Smarr, Glen Sigman, Dave Lange, Gerri Lyn King, Tyler Staten, Wayne Jones, Lil Roscoe, John Smith, Rosemarie Laslo, Eleanor Rossi, Neil MacEachern, Margo Charette, Maria MacZink, Christie Smart, Shirley Havenstein, Janice Schuman, Bob Barley, Kyle Hard, Bill McGahey, Oren Forsyth, Carrie Hill, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson,  Loretta Kurtsel, Bob Wright,  Michael DePugh.