March 28, 2021

Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
March 28, 2021


PRELUDE
 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,” Organist, Sally Sigman

WELCOME TO FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING

CALL TO WORSHIP / OPENING PRAYER / PASSING OF THE PEACE

Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

   Congregation: And also with you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

TESTIMONIAL  Confirmand Ethan Hard

CHIMES  “Rise Up, O Saints of God”

TESTIMONIAL  Confirmand Anthony Staten

ANTHEM “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

MORNING SCRIPTURE  Mark 10:46-11:11

MORNING PRAYER / TRIPLE AMEN

MESSAGE  “Interruptions Are Why We’re Here,” Pastor Drutchas

ANTHEM “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry,” Tracy Hoffman

EXAMINATION OF CONFIRMANDS

ANTHEM “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian in My Heart,” Mark Ennis

CONFIRMATION CEREMONY (Insert)

BENEDICTION / LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors) / INVITATION TO RECEIVE PALMS

CLOSING ANTHEM / POSTLUDE “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” Tracy Hoffman & Mark Ennis

 

- Crown Him with Many Crowns –

 

  1. Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon the throne.

Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.  Awake, my soul, and sing

of him who died for thee, and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

 

  1. Crown him the Lord of Life, who triumphed o’er the grave,

and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save; his glories now we sing

who died and rose on high, who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

 

  1. Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side,

those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.  All hail, Redeemer, hail!

For thou hast died for me; thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.


 At the close of our Palm Sunday service, please wait for the ushers to dismiss you from your pews.  Palms will be distributed by the ushers outdoors in front of the church as you depart this morning.


 

MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor – March 28, 2021

 

THANK YOU FOR WORSHPING WITH US onsite or from home via Facebook.  Our livestreamed service can be viewed at later times on Facebook.

NEXT SUNDAY: EASTER SERVICE AT 10 A.M. with open communion for church members and friends.  At the close of the service the lily-adorned Easter Cross will be carried outside and set in place in front of the church as the congregation joins in a single hymn, “O For a Thousand Tongues.” All are asked to remain masked and socially distanced on the front lawn.

THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER AN EASTER LILY for the altar next Sunday, remembering or honoring a loved one.  Please enclose $10 in an envelope marked “Easter Lily,” also specifying whom you would like remembered.  A memorial roster will be prepared.  At the close of the Easter service, ushers will deliver the individual lilies to donors outdoors as you depart.

HOLY WEEK IS OBSERVED at St. Paul Church with a Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. and a noontime Good Friday “Seven Last Words’ Service at 12 a.m.  Both services will be livestreamed and posted on the St. Paul Church web site. 

THE KING HAS ARRIVED! This morning Sunday School children will help to usher in the King of all Kings.  Through drama, games and activities the children will partake in a reenactment of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  This week’s lesson will be posted to the Christian Education blog.   

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR OUR FINAL DRIVE-THRU LENTEN FISH SUPPER on Fridays April 2, 3:30-6 p.m.  Masks, gloves, and social distancing will be maintained for all of these activities to keep us safe.  Call the office or speak with First Vice President Jim Poet to volunteer.  

OUR ‘ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING’ UCC OFFERINGS are welcomed through today, supporting global mission through health, educational, and agricultural programs, plus disaster and refugee relief.  Gifts can be made via your March Tidings envelope or at www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving. Just click the blue Online Giving button, scroll through “Donations” listings to UCC – One Great Hour of Sharing and enter your donation amount.  Thank you!

IT’S CRUNCH TIME FOR THE LENTEN HAPPINESS CHALLENGE! Only one week remains for our Youth Fellowship & the Young Adult Ministry groups as they meet their Challenge goals, seeking to alter the joy level of a hundred people this Lenten season.  Let kindness also abound with you in these coming days as you too challenge yourself to share the love of Christ with everyone about you.

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL EASTER EGG HUNT AND PARTY is coming soon!  All children attending Sunday School on Easter morning be able to join in but parents are asked to pre-register them by contacting Pastor Cheryl Schalm.  All COVID protocols will be followed to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.

OUR THIRTY HOUR FAMINE PARTICIPANTS from the Rock Hard in Faith Youth Fellowship and the Young Adult Ministry wish to thank all who supported and donated monies to help eradicate world hunger.  Donations are still being received this morning, March 28th.

 

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.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Pat Britt, Marguerite Dolan, Harold Fick, 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, Rose Marie Laslo, Eleanor Rossi, Neil MacEachern, Margo Charette, Maria MacZink, Christie Smart, Shirley Havenstein, Jan Schuman, Bob Barley, Kyle Hard, Bill McGahey, Wayne Jones, Oren Forsyth, Carrie Hill, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson,  Loretta Kurtsel, Roger St. Louis, Bob Wright,  Michael DePugh.  Happy Birthday: Barbara Schultz