January 10, 2021

Second Sunday of Christmas
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship – January 10, 2021

 

PRELUDE  “The Sun is on the Sea and Shore,” Organist, Sally Sigman

WELCOME TO FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING / RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

CALL TO WORSHIP / INVOCATION/ PASSING OF THE PEACE

ANTHEM “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director, and Pastor Drutchas

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

FIRST EPIPHANY LESSON 1 Peter 3:8-18

ANTHEM  “Down to Earth,” Tracy Hoffman

SECOND EPIPHANY LESSON John 14:15-21

CHIME RESPONSE  “Lovely Star in the Sky”

MESSAGE  “What Our Nation Needs Now,” Pastor Drutchas

PRAYERS OF INVITATION, CONFESSSION & CONSECRATION FOR COMMUNION

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.  We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.  We have offended against your holy laws.  We have left undone those things which ought to be done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.  But you, O Lord, are merciful.  Spare us, O God, as we confess our faults.  Restore us in our penitence according to your promises declared unto humankind in Christ Jesus our Lord.  And grant, O most merciful God, for Jesus’ sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life to the glory of your holy name.  Amen.  

AFFIRMATION OF UNITY IN CHRIST  One bread, one body, one Lord of all; one cup of blessing which we bless.  And we, thou many, throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord!

SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION Pastors Drutchas and Schalm

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors) / MEMORIAL PRAYER / 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/ POSTLUDE

 


 

MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor
January 10, 2021

 

THANK YOU FOR WORSHPING WITH US from home via Facebook.  Our livestreamed service can be viewed at other times on Facebook as well.  An audio version is also posted each week online. Printed copies of the Sunday order of service and sermon can be downloaded from the St. Paul Church web site.

ON SITE SERVICES IN OUR CHURCH SANCTUARY continue in the New Year.  Christian education classes for children and youth will meet at the same time in Fellowship Hall.  Likewise our Confirmation Class for 8th and 9th graders, led by Pastor Drutchas, will return on site, Wednesday nights, 7-8 p.m. making use of the upstairs West Room.  To help ensure everyone’s safety masking, social distancing, and ushering will be maintained for all worship services and on site activities as well.  For those unable to attend sanctuary worship, the service will continue to be livestreamed. 

OUR ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION IS BEING RESCHEDULED to the last Sunday of the month, January 31, immediately following the 10 a.m. worship service.  Your participation is encouraged.  A 2020 final report will be shared, and the gathered quorum will vote for a 2021 unified budget and a slate of new Council officers.  Council nominees include Dave Lange (Second Vice President); Beverley Gunther (Secretary); Barbara Schultz (Elder), Jennifer Ruffner (Deacon), and Fred Miller (Trustee).  All offices are for three year terms.  The proposed budget was mailed to all church members with an accompanying letter from incoming president Tim Ruffner.

AS SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY RESUMES IN PERSON CHILDREN WILL RING IN THE NEW YEAR with a lesson on “Treading with Thanksgiving on the Covid Current” in Fellowship Hall.  All children are required to wear masks throughout the hour and to remain in assigned seats.  Each child will be provided their own supply kit with snacks handed out at departure for enjoyment at home.  All parents of participating children must complete, if they have not already done so, a safety covenant form, downloadable from the St. Paul UCC website.

OUR YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY JOINS AGAIN FOR WEEKLY IN-PERSON MEETINGS at Pastor Cheryl Schalm’s house, Wednesday, January 13, 7 p.m.  All post-high school young adults are invited.   The group will be studying scripture in correlation to John Bevere’s book, The Bait of Satan.   

OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT CHURCH.  Please call the church office (313-291-1221) to arrange for curbside delivery at west entrance.  Your supportive gifts to St. Paul Church and our ministry together are appreciated.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Bob Barley, Joseph Smith, Mary Fairemouth, Lin Hogan, John Smith, Dan and Kathy Galeski, Morgan Schalm, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Gerri Lynn King, Oren Forsyth, Arnold Knofske, Dave Kulhanek, Shirlen Powell, Ciera Mack, Kirk Blanchard, Carrie Hill, Sue Spears, Dianne Sturgeon, George Koster, Bert Thompson, Kyle Hard, Neil MacEachern, Judy Nieman, Sheryl Schwab, Kim Beyar, Richard Janztsen, Bruce Vernor, Marcie Bolen, Loretta Kurtsel, Dawn Sturgeon Anderson, Maria MacZink, Bob Wright, Rick Thie, Mike Tank family, James Natzke, Valli Bisaro, David Tarchia, and Sarah Sizemore.  Condolences: the family Mary Dubke Zilka whose funeral service was held Wednesday.

REMEMBER THOSE PROVIDING EMERGENCY ‘FRONTLINE’ SERVICES: Tricia Nault, Rick Barnosky, Sam Martin, Chelsey Eisenga, Josh Eisenga, Michelle Mellin, Lexi Mellin, Brenda Murphy, Amber Ostrowski, Rebecca Ostrowski, Samantha Pedersen, Eric Poet, James Hubert, Debbie Lyles, Amy McGahey, Jarod MacZink, Natalie Mack, Kim Arndt, Jennifer Babin, Mike Erickson, Wendi Wioncek Ashby, Marcie Magnuson, Inez Kurtsel Ogonowski, Trudy Clark Schiller, Rachel Tank, Emily Wangbickler Baggett, Jillian Wangbickler, and Sarah Wangbickler, Rhonda Wioncek Berndt, and Dana Wioncek Barlage.