July 18, 2021 – Ninth Sunday of Pentecost – Outside and Livestreamed Worship

Order of Service
Livestreamed and Outside Worship
Ninth Sunday of Pentecost
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
July 18, 2021 


PRELUDE   “I’m Trusting You,” VBS Theme Song



Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

   Congregation: And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

PRAISE ANTHEM   “I’m Trusting You” Leader, Tracy Hoffman

CHILDREN’S WILD BIBLE ADVENTURE When Life is Unfair…God is Good!”

  • Israelite slaves are released to go make bricks

PRAISE ANTHEM  “To God Be the Glory” Leader, Tracy Hoffman


MORNING SCRIPTURE Nahum 1:7, Romans 6:15-18, 23

SPECIAL MUSIC “Good, Good Father,” Tracy Hoffman

MESSAGE  “The Golden Goblet,” Pastor Cheryl Schalm


LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

CLOSING PRAISE ANTHEM  “Every Good Thing” Leader, Tracy Hoffman



FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Arnold Knofske, Darlene Babin, Alice Nagy, John Caufield, Nancy Walker, Shelly Wilson, Margo Charette, Sue Spears, Arlene Felske, Kyle Hard, Glen Sigman, Russell Walker, Jim Fraser, Shirley Drobil, Diane Wickline, Bob Smarr, Brenda Tank, Sue Stearn, Sherrill Berndl, Gunter Berndl, Christie Smart, Doreen Thompson, Don Mack, Maria MacZink, Shirley Robinson, Dave Lange, Linda Tank, Wayne Jones, Eleanor Rossi, Sheryl Schwab, Neil McEachern, Carrie Hill, Tyler Staten, Kim Arndt, Julian Page, Joe Hill, Bert Thompson, Loretta Kurtsel, Eric Hagen, Walter Koschnitzke.  Pulpit Rose: Honors birth of Raelynn Fisher, great-granddaughter of Janet and Julius Enesey.  Altar flowers: Honor the 9th wedding anniversary of Jennifer & Tim Ruffner from Eleanor & Elizabeth.




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, please continue to mask if not vaccinated and 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 THIS MORNING’S SERVICE.  Coffee, donuts, and other refreshments are served from the coffee station set up on the back patio outside the West Room.  Enjoy coffee and conversation this morning with your fellow worshippers.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL JOINS FOR THE START of the 10 a.m. service with Pastor Schalm, followed by lesson and brick-making outdoors.

YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY FOR ALL POST-HIGH SCHOOL GRADS MEETS WEDNESDAYS, 7 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s home, studying and discussing scripture on ways to confront chaos and anxiety.  Come join for discussion, fellowship and refreshments.  No prior knowledge of scripture needed.  We all learn and grow together.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY MEETS THIS COMING WEEK, July 20, 10:30-12 noon, under the outdoor tent, reading and studying Second Letter Corinthians. Lesson provided-all welcome.   

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.

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

CALLNG FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CPR TRAINING to help ensure the well-being of our congregation’s members.  Class is scheduled for August 16 & 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Parish Nurse Kathy Williams for this life-saving training.

ST. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS CONTINUES on Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 a.m., outdoors, weather permitting. For more information: Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.

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.




JULY 18 – July 22, 2021

Our Roaring

VBS Times & Themes:


Sunday, July 18 – Sunday School Hour 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

”When life is unfair…God is good.”

Monday, July 19 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 “When life is scary…God is good.”

Tuesday, July 20 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 “When life changes… God is good.”

Wednesday, July 21 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 “When life is sad…God is good.”                               

Thursday, July 22 – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


St. Paul’s Christian Education VBS has been awarded a Metro Parks grant.  The grant provides for transportation (we will be utilizing a Trinity Transportation school bus), swimming passes and lunch (hot dogs, chips, drink) for 50 at Willow Metro Park.  One parent per home will be permitted to attend providing space is available.  Please confirm your interest in participating with Pastor Schalm ASAP. We will depart the church at 10:30 a.m. and return to the church at 2:30 p.m.