June 13, 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Pentecost – Outdoor and Livestreamed Worship

Sunday School Spring Program & Baccalaureate Service
Fourth Sunday of Pentecost, June 13, 2021
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor


PRELUDE
 Recorded Music, Unfinished, Mandisa

WELCOME TO FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

CALL TO WORSHIP / PASSING OF THE PEACE AlyssaBrandt

RESPONSIVE READING  Kaitlyn Isaacs

Leader: Many voices are speaking to us today in our homes, in our friendships, and in our community.
Response: Today, Lord, we choose to listen to Your voice, to respond to Your desires, to follow Your highest path for us.
Leader: Many voices are speaking to us today through celebrities, commercials and through media.
Response: Today, Lord, we choose to listen to Your voice, to respond to Your desires, to follow Your highest path for us.

OPENING PRAYER
  Evelyn Hard

ANTHEM
“God of the Ages” Tracy Hoffman

ANNOUNCEMENTS  
Rev. Geoff Drutchas

MORNING SCRIPTURE  MEDLEY  
Anthony & Angel Staten

ANTHEM “Be Though My Vision” Tracy Hoffman

MESSAGE  “Fueled by the Spirit,” Pastor Cheryl Schalm

SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPER POWERS
*Sharing of superpowers *Super singing: “Be Strong and Courageous” *Special scripture: Mark 12:30-31

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GRADUATES   
Rev. Geoff Drutchas

MORNING PRAYER Pastor Cheryl Schalm / LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)  Andrew Caruso

CONGREGATIONAL SINGING  “Here I Am Lord”  (see back cover)                                                 

*BENEDICTION RESPONSEAlyssa Brandt / Pastor Schalm

Leader: Look at your hands, see the touch and the tenderness;
People: God’s own for the world!
Leader: Look at your feet, see the path and the direction;
People: God’s own for the world!
Leader: Look at your heart, see the fire and love within.
People: God’s own for the world!
Leader: This is God’s world.
Unison: And we will serve God in it. Amen!

POSTLUDERecorded Music Waymaker, Mandisa

 

Here I Am, Lord

  1. I, the Lord of the sea and sky, I have heard my people cry. All who dwell in deepest and sin my hand will save. I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright. Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Refrain: Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

  1. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain. I have wept for love of them, they turn away. I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone. I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send? (R)
  2. I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame. I will set a feast for them, my hand will save. Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied. I will give my life to them.  Whom shall I send?  (R)

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Alfretta Linnert, Jim Fraser, Neil Koths, John Dykowski, Arlene Wolfram,  Doreen Thompson, Kyle Hard, Tracy Hoffman, Sue Stern, Gunther Berndl, Joseph Cappello, Frank Wolfram, Diane Wickline, Beverly Goodell, Bob Smarr, Brenda Tank, Kathy Williams, Maria MacZink, Shirley Robinson, Dave Lange, Arnold Knofske, Wayne and Pam Jones, Eleanor Rossi, Shirley Gratrix, Sheryl Schwab, Rosemarie Laslo, Don Mack, Glen Sigman, Neil MacEachern, Carol Wioncek, Bill McGahey, Carrie Hill, Sue Spears, Tyler Staten, Bert Thompson, Beverly Jean Lloyd, Loretta Kurtsel, Michael DePugh, Samantha Surre, Maggie Harikumar, Herb Delarosa.

CONDOLENCES to Glen Koths and family on the passing of his son Jim Koths. A graveside service was held Thursday, Pastor Geoff Drutchas officiating.

 

 


 

ST.PAUL MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS – June 13, 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.”  If worshiping indoors, masking is still necessary.  Also, please wait for ushers to dismiss your pew. However, weather permitting, we will worship tented outdoors with social distancing.  Masking outdoors not needed. Thanks!

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL YOUTH present this morning’s service, inspired by Jesus as the ultimate and true ‘Super Power,’ with a message by Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

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, June 15, under the outdoor tent, reading and studying Second Letter Corinthians. Lesson provided. All welcome.

YOUTH MISSION WEEK IS SET FOR JUNE 13-20, beginning with the Spring Youth Program at church.  Afterwards, we head to the Cinemark Theater for a movie in reserved group space. On Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings our youth prepare a meal for homeless ChristNet guests, following this up with mission outreach and devotional activities throughout the week.  On schedule for Saturday: a fun outing to Cedar Point. All youth must confirm participation with Pastor Schalm. 

ST. PAUL IS HOSTING MEALS FOR CHRISTNET HOMELESS THIS WEEK, June 13-19. Volunteers are welcomed to help prepare meals for delivery to ‘moteled’ guests. Please volunteer with Pastor Geoff Drutchas.

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.

ST. PAUL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPCOMING JULY 21-25. Plan now for the return of in-house VBS. Watch future Morning Tide bulletins for more information.

 


 

Baccalaureate Roster
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor
June 13, 2021

Shawn P. Brewer, Jr.

CWRU Master of Science - Anesthesia – Washington, D.C.

Parents:  Shawn P. Brewer & Michelle Brewer

St. Paul Grandparent:  Barbara Brewer

Future Plans: Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant – St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio

 

Olivia Drapeau*

Bachelor of Science – Cum Laude – Child & Family Development

College: Western Michigan University

Parents:  Sheri Herkimer, Michael Drapeau

St. Paul Grandparents:  Eileen Herkimer

Future Plans:  Pursuing Master’s in Business Administration at Western Michigan University, plus Teaching Certificate in Child Yoga and Meditation with career focusing on mental health & well-being of at-risk children

 

Orrin Forsyth*

High School Diploma – Brighton High School

St, Paul Parents:  Adam & Stacy Forsyth

Grandparents:  Sandra Newton, Bambi Forsyth

Future Plans:  LESA Work Program

 

Luke Frazier*

High School Diploma:  Allen Park High School

St. Paul Parents:  Chris & DeAnna Frazier

Future Plans: College-level history studies

 

Abigail Johnson*

High School Diploma – Summa Cum Laude - Allen Park High School

St. Paul Parents:  Aaron Johnson & Rebecca Markey

Grandparents:  Charles & Beth Ann Markey, Ardale & Karne Johnson

Great-Grandparents:  Chester and LaVerne Gerisch

Future Plans:  Eastern Michigan University, Secondary Teaching – Mathematics

 

Elizabeth Johnson*

Bachelor of Arts – Psychology/ Applied Statistics

College: University of Michigan, Dearborn – College of Arts, Science, and Letters

St. Paul Parents:  Aaron Johnson & Rebecca Markey

Grandparents:  Charles & Beth Ann Markey, Ardale and Karne Johnson

Great-Grandparents:  Chester and LaVerne Gerisch

Future Plans:  Ph.D Program, Health Psychology, beginning December 2021, with goal of teaching psychology at university level

 

Hannah Johnson*

Bachelor of Business Administration – Supply Chain Management/Economics

College: University of Michigan, Dearborn – College of Business

St. Paul Parents:  Aaron Johnson & Rebecca Markey

Grandparents:  Charles & Beth Ann Markey, Ardale & Karne Johnson

Great-Grandparents:  Chester & LaVerne Gerisch

Future Plans:  Purchasing Agent, Ford Motor Company; pursue Master’s in Business Administration - Purchasing Management, Sustainable Sourcing, and Supplier Diversity & Inclusion 

 

Melissa King*

Bachelor of Business Administration – Integrated Supply Management

College: Western Michigan University

St. Paul Parents: John & Vicky King, Mary King

St. Paul Grandparent: Patricia Herkimer

Future Plans: Employment with Kellogg Company, Battle Creek 

 

Benjamin Kittendorf*

Bachelor of Science – Computer Engineering

College: Michigan State University

St. Paul Parents:  Kevin & Nancy Kittendorf

Future Plans:  Computer Engineer, Amcor Rigid Plastics, Manchester, Michigan

 

Sean Lawson*

Bachelor of Science Degree – Summa Cum Laude - Information Assurance & Cyber Defense/ Business

College: Eastern Michigan University

St. Paul Parents:  Lisa Lawson, Eric Lawson

St. Paul Grandparents:  Dave & Pam Lange

 

Michelle Mellin*

Bachelor of Science – Nursing

College: University of Phoenix

St. Paul Parents: Sally & Glen Sigman

Future Plans: Continue nursing career, Children’s Hospital - Detroit

 

Alexander James Mink*

Bachelor of Business Administration/ Integrated Supply Management

College: Western Michigan University

St. Paul Parents:  Tony & Christine Rogers, Shawn & Julia Mink

St. Paul Grandparents:  Alice & Harry Clubb, James Stratton, Jim & Wanda Mink

Future Plans:  Supply Chain Analyst, Lacks Enterprises, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Nicholas Timothy Mink*

High School Diploma – Woodhaven High School

St. Paul Parents:  Tony & Christine Rogers, Shawn & Julia Mink

St. Paul Grandparents:  Alice & Harry Clubb, James Stratton, Jim & Wanda Mink

Future Plans:  Graduate business degree - Western Michigan University

 

Kaylah Newton*

High School Diploma – Beacon Day School, Southgate

St. Paul Parents:  Daniel Newton

Future Plans:  Employment – Exercise Physiology or Physical Therapy

 

Jacob Ochab*

Bachelor of Science - Business/ Hospitality Services

College: Michigan State University

St. Paul Parents:  Peter and Brandy Ochab

St. Paul Grandparents:  James & Wanda Mink

Future Plans:  Family Restaurant Business

 

Inez Kurtsel Ogonowski

Bachelor of Science – Nursing

College: University of Detroit Mercy

St. Paul Parents: Larry & Loretta Kurtsel

Future Plans: Continue nursing career, Henry Ford Hospital-Wyandotte

 

Aidan Ostrowski*

High School Diploma – Carlson High School

St. Paul Parents: Chris & Rebecca Ostrowski

St. Paul Grandparents: Betty & Joe Mayfield

Future Plans: Madonna University – Business; playing college soccer

 

Katie Rivard

High School Diploma – L’anse Creuse High School

Parents: Jennifer & Scott Rivard

St. Paul Grandparents: Frank & Arlene Wolfram, Kathy Wolfram

Future Plans: Grand Valley State University

 

Christine Rogers*

Master’s of Science - Nursing

College: Western Governor’s University

Future Plans: Continue as school nurse, Taylor Public Schools

 

Blake Schalm*

Bachelor of Business Administration/ Sports Management - Saginaw Valley State University

Parents:  James & Cheryl Schalm

St. Paul Grandparents:  Pat and the late Ralph Herkimer

St. Paul Great-Grandparents:  the late Ralph & Edna Herkimer, the late Harvey & Helen Cagle

Future Plans:  Sports Industry Operations

 

Kyle William Siemers

Masters in Finance – Concordia University, Moorhead, Minnesota

Parents:  Kevin Siemers, Denise Siemers 

St. Paul Grandparent:  Barbara Siemers

Future Plans:  Employment, Amazon Finance Office in Colorado

 

Hailee St. Louis

Medical Doctor (M.D.) – Western Michigan University School of Medicine

St. Paul Aunt & Uncle: Marjie & Charlie Barnard

Future Plans:  Four-year Medical Residency, University of California, San Diego

 

Katelyn Stull*

High School Diploma – Flat Rock Community High School

Parents:  Brydon & Sarah Stull

Grandparents:  Richard & Lola Gish

Future Plans:  Michigan State University - Animal Sciences

 

Haley Wright*

High School Diploma – Cum Laude - Woodhaven High School – Sports Medicine Program

Parents:  Erik & Charmaine Wright

Grandparents:  Gary & Kathy Peters, Bob & Kathy Wright

Future Plans:  Oakland University - Medical/ Exercise/ Health Science

*Indicates graduates who are current St. Paul members

 

A Prayer
 For Our Graduates…
“Who among you is wise? …Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.” – James 3:13


Dear God, we ask you for your powerful protection over our graduates as they go to different places and embark

on new journeys in life, employing those gifts and talents with which you have endowed them.

We ask that you watch over their paths, keeping their footsteps secure. Protect their coming and going.
Guard them from all evil.

We pray that you would help them when they face temptations in this life, reminding that you are always here.

Guard their steps from all evil, empowering them to walk in faith with moral and spiritual integrity, always turning away from what is wrong, bold in saying “no” to what is wrong and “yes” to what is right.

In Jesus Christ,
Amen.