August 15, 2021 – Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost – Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship

Order of Service
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship
Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
August 15, 2021

 

PRELUDE “On Eagle’s Wings,” Sally Sigman

WELCOME TO FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING

CALL TO WORSHIP / PASSING OF THE PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you…And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

HYMN “O How I Love Jesus” (Song Sheet)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAISE ANTHEM  “This Little Light of Mine, Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

APOSTLES’ CREED 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried.  He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, and the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

HYMN  “My Hope Is Built” (Song Sheet)

MORNING SCRIPTURE Job 19:20-27; Matthew 26:36-45

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. 

MESSAGE  “No Pit So Deep” Pastor Drutchas

PRAYER FOR HEALING/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)/

MEMORIAL PRAYER (Shirlen Powell)

HYMN  “Blessed Assurance,” (Song Sheet)

BENEDICTION / POSTLUDE  “His Eye is On the Sparrow”

 


ST. PAUL MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS – August 15, 2021

 

THANK YOU FOR WORSHPING WITH US onsite or via Facebook livestreamed Sunday, 10 a.m. Services are later posted on the St. Paul church web site under “Sermons, Bulletins, and Audio Services.”  In worshiping indoors, those not vaccinated are encouraged to continue masking. At the service’s close as we depart, let’s all seek to social distance, giving each other lots of space without congregating in the aisle, narthex, or vestibule.  Our congregation’s goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Thanks!

A COFFEE HOUR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS THIS MORNING’S SERVICE.  After worship services, coffee, donuts, and other refreshments and fellowship move to our large Fellowship Hall with well-spaced tables at the north end of our building.  It’s easy to get there but in light of a potential “trip hazard” at the front of the church from broadcasting equipment, please use the east side aisle. Continue through the arched doorway, turn left at the St. Paul sculpture courtyard and then a quick right through the open double doors to the waiting coffee and donuts.  You’re invited to enjoy some good coffee and donuts and great conversation with fellow worshippers.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS UPSTAIRS during the 10 a.m. service, in an air-conditioned classroom for a lesson and related activity.  During the Sunday School hour children will learn how “Using Our Gifts and Talents Serve God.”  The teacher will meet arriving young people in the West Lobby before going upstairs.  Children may be picked-up in the West Lobby as worship and Sunday School class finish.

OUR SENIOR PASTOR WILL BE TAKING A BREAK next week. Pastor Cheryl Schalm preaches and leads worship on Sunday, August 22.  Pastor Drutchas will be preaching and leading worship today and on Sunday, August 29. During Pastor Drutchas’ absence, please contact the Pastor Schalm, Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, and the Church Office regarding any pastoral emergency or special need.  As this past year navigating through a COVID pandemic is shown, our “ministry together” never takes a break: we’re here for each other always in Jesus Christ!

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY for post-high school students meets this coming Wednesday, August 18, 7 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s home.  All youth are invited to join.  Contact Pastor Schalm for more information.

YOUTH TO SERVE AT SALVATION ARMY.  Our St. Paul Rock in Hard Youth Fellowship will have an opportunity to become “sandwich artists,” preparing sandwiches at the Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Southfield, Thursday, August 19, 12 noon-3 p.m., to be served from Bed & Bread Club trucks.  The trucks travel multiple routes and make 57 stops to feed the hungry 365 days a year.  Please note: Our youth will only be preparing sandwiches, not traveling on the trucks.  Closed toe shoes and masks are required for safety.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to participate. 

OUR ST. PAUL CONGREGATION IS LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY with family and individual portrait sessions at church this fall.  Get your smile ready and plan on scheduling your photo session at summer’s end. 

TOILETRIES AND PERSONAL HYGEINE ITEMS are needed for hospitalized and outpatient Veterans.  Items can be dropped off in the bin at the entrance to our sanctuary. See list of preferred items in your July-August Tidings.

USHERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES.  To volunteer, speak with Deacons Jim Nault, Teri Staffeld, or Jennifer Ruffner or call the church office (313-291-1221). 

CPR TRAINING CLASSES are scheduled for August 16 & 17, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

ST. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS CONTINUES on Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 a.m., outdoors, weather permitting. For more information: Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.

OUR CONGREGATION’S ANNUAL PICNIC has been scheduled this year to coincide with Rally Sunday, September 12, in order to benefit from any further lifting of Covid-related mandates.  Mark your calendars now.

ST. PAUL CHURCH OFFICE IS NOW OPEN on Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-offs and deliveries can also be made on other days by advance call and arrangement.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Murl Nieman, Brenda Tank, Nancy Walker, Margo Charette, John Caufield, Sue Spears, Arnold Knofske, Kyle Hard, Glen Sigman, Jim Fraser, Diane Wickline, Bob Smarr, Sue Stern, Sherrill Berndl, Gunter Berndl, Christie Smart, Don Mack, Jeff MacZink, Maria MacZink, Shirley Robinson, Dave Lange, Linda Tank, Wayne Jones, Eleanor Rossi, Carrie Hill, Neil McEachern, Tyler Staten, Dick Milatz, Doreen Thompson, Bert Thompson, Loretta Kurtsel, Eric Hagen, Darryl Smith, Philip Smith, Dale Rose, Nicole Wangbickler, Gunnar Theisen.  Condolences: Schwab, Hard, and Frazier families on the loss of Sheryl Schwab and to the McNeely family on the loss of brother-in-law, Joel Hunter.

Happy Birthday: Sandi Rose.
Happy Anniversary:  Ron & Marion Bolen celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

 


 


“O, How I Love Jesus”

There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;

it sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth. (R)

Refrain:  (R)  O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

It tells me of a Savior’s love, who died to set me free; it tells me of his precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea.  (R)

It tells of one whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe, who in each sorrow bears a part, that none can bear below. (R)

 

“My Hope Is Built”

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. (R) 

Refrain:  (R) On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand. 

When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. (R) 

His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming flood. When all around my soul gives way, he then is all my hope and stay. (R)

When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found! Dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne! (R)

 

“Blessed Assurance”

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!  O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood. (R)

Refrain:  (R) This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight, visions of rapture now burst on my sight: angels descending bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (R)

Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest, watching and waiting, looking above, filled with is goodness, lost in his love. (R)

 


 

ST.PAUL MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS – August 8, 2021

 

THANK YOU FOR WORSHPING WITH US onsite or via Facebook livestreamed Sunday, 10 a.m. Services are later posted on the St. Paul church web site under “Sermons, Bulletins, and Audio Services.”  In worshiping indoors, those not vaccinated are encouraged to continue masking. At the service’s close as we depart, let’s all seek to social distance, giving each other lots of space without congregating in the aisle, narthex, or vestibule.  Weather permitting, we worship outdoors under the tent with social distancing but with masking optional.  Our congregation’s goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Thanks!

A COFFEE HOUR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS THIS MORNING’S SERVICE.  After outdoor worship services, coffee, donuts, and other refreshments are conveniently served from the coffee station set up on the back patio outside the West Room.  In case of rain, our refreshments and fellowship move to our large Fellowship Hall with well-spaced tables at the north end of our building.  It’s easy to get there but in light of a potential “trip hazard” at the front of the church from broadcasting equipment, please use the east side aisle. Continue through the arched doorway, turn left at the St. Paul sculpture courtyard and then a quick right through the open double doors to the waiting coffee and donuts.  Whether indoors or out, you’re invited to enjoy some good coffee and donuts and great conversation with fellow worshippers.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS UPSTAIRS during the 10 a.m. service, in an air-conditioned classroom for a lesson and related activity.  During the Sunday School hour children will meet Deborah, perhaps the greatest prophetess in Israel’s history.  They will discover how God uses all people, regardless of gender or color to spread his Word and love.  Sunday School teacher Pastor Schalm will meet and greet arriving young people in the West Lobby before going upstairs.  Children may be picked-up in the West Lobby as worship and Sunday School class finish.

OUR SENIOR PASTOR WILL BE TAKING A BREAK during some of the August weeks ahead. This morning the Reverend Ralph Brown, former administrator for the Evangelical Homes of Michigan and pastor at Hope United Church of Christ in Fraser, is “guesting” our pulpit. Pastor Cheryl Schalm preaches and leads worship on Sunday, August 22.    Pastor Drutchas will be preaching and leading worship on Sundays, August 15 and 29.  Please extend a gracious welcome by presence and word to Pastors Brown and Schalm for their worship leadership.  During Pastor Drutchas’ absence, please contact the Pastor Schalm, Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, and the Church Office regarding any pastoral emergency or special need.  As this past year navigating through a COVID pandemic is shown, our “ministry together” never takes a break: we’re here for each other always in Jesus Christ!

USHERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES.  To volunteer, speak with Deacons Jim Nault, Teri Staffeld, or Jennifer Ruffner or call the church office (313-291-1221). 

YOUTH TO SERVE AT SALVATION ARMY.  Our St. Paul Rock Hard in Faith Youth Fellowship will have an opportunity to become “sandwich artists,” preparing sandwiches at the Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Southfield, Thursday August 19, 12 noon-3 p.m., to be served from Bed & Bread Club trucks.  The trucks travel multiple routes and make 57 stops to feed the hungry 365 days a year.  Please note: Our youth will only be preparing sandwiches, not traveling on the trucks.  Closed toe shoes and mask are required for safety.  Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to participate.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY for post-high school students meets this coming Wednesday, August 11, 7 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s home.  All youth invited to join.  Contact Pastor Schalm for more information. 

OUR ST. PAUL CONGREGATION IS LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY with family and individual portrait sessions at church this fall.  Get your smile ready and plan on scheduling your photo session at summer’s end. 

TOILETRIES AND PERSONAL HYGEINE ITEMS are needed for hospitalized and outpatient Veterans.  Items can be dropped off in the bin at the entrance to our outdoor tent or sanctuary. See list of preferred items in your July-August Tidings.

CPR TRAINING CLASSES are scheduled for August 16 & 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

ST. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS CONTINUES on Wednesday, August 11, 10:30 a.m., outdoors, weather permitting. For more information: Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.

OUR CONGREGATION’S ANNUAL PICNIC has been scheduled this year to coincide with Rally Sunday, September 12, in order to benefit from any further lifting of Covid-related mandates.  Mark your calendars now.

ST. PAUL CHURCH OFFICE IS NOW OPEN on Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-offs and deliveries can also be made on other days by advance call and arrangement.