November 21, 2021 – Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship


“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
 ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34


Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
November 21, 2021





Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

   Congregation: And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

OPENING HYMN  No. 714 “For the Fruit of All Creation” Hymn Leader: Tracy Hoffman, Music Director


CHILDREN’S TIME “Grumpy to Grateful?

ANTHEM  (Insert)  Children & Congregation  “Thankful”                                                                                        


MORNING SCRIPTURE   Scripture Medley:  Old Testament~ Ezra 3:311;
Psalm 23:6, 25:8, 145:9: New Testament~ Mark 10:18, Matthew 7:11, James 1:17,

SPECIAL MUSIC “Give Thanks and Sing!” Tracy Hoffman

“MESSAGE  I Wanna Be,” Pastor Cheryl Schalm

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

CLOSING ANTHEM No. 713 “God of Life”






will be held today in Fellowship Hall with coffee and donuts served.  All welcome!

OUR CONGEGATION’S CHRISTNET HOST WEEK is coming up Sunday, November 28-Saturday, December 4.  Volunteers will be preparing suppers for two dozen homeless guests being locally moteled. Please contact the church office (313-291-1221) or speak with Pastor Drutchas to help prepare meals.  It’s a great opportunity to do some hands-on caring and sharing during that first Advent season week.

THE YOUTH GROUP is preparing and packaging meals for the ChristNet guests, Friday, December 3.  All interested youth please contact Pastor Schalm.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will share a “Grateful and Thankful” lesson, making Thanksgiving wreaths after they return upstairs following Children’s Time in worship.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoe boxes are due today and will be delivered to the collection center this afternoon. Then they will head to Boone, North Carolina and be transported to children around the world.  The boxes will be distributed along with an introduction to Christ to children of all walks and races. Thank you to everyone who filled a box. May God bless your generosity and commitment to sharing His message of love.

THE ‘ANGEL TREE’ IS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL complete with Angel Tags.  Simply select a tag from the tree, register the tag on the registration form next to the tree, purchase and return the unwrapped gift by December 12.  You may also contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to request an Angel Tag.  A tub has been placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall and at the upstairs Sunday School Welcome area lobby for donations of hats, gloves, scarves and undergarments. All items will be delivered to the Salvation Army so that they can be included in their Family in Need Gift Shop.

THE YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY meets at Pastor Schalm’s home on Monday evenings at 7: p.m. We are reading and discussing the Book of Revelations.  All post-High School young adults are welcome and encouraged to join.

ST. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS meets Wednesday, December 1, 10:30 a.m. in the West Room. For more information: Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. No exercise November 24.

ST. PAUL CHOIR will not be rehearsing Wednesday, November 24. Rehearsals resume on December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

HOSTESS SIGN-UP FOR ‘ADVENT BY CANDELIGHT’ continues today in Fellowship Hall with informational packets provided.  This annual women’s event, sponsored by our Christian Education ministry and all set for Sunday, December 5, 6:45-8:45 p.m., helps participants attune themselves to the true spirit of Advent and Christmas.   Each hostess invites seven other women to join her at a Christmas-themed table for a wonderful program, plus fellowship and dessert. Hostesses, as well as individuals wishing to join a table, can also sign up by directly contacting Debbie Case (  Deadline for all sign-ups is Sunday, November 21 with final participant count shared by Friday, November 26.  Our Fellowship Hall table arrangements are based on the order of hostess sign up.

THE ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK CROP returns on Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.  The $40 cost for the event includes your cropping space and three meals, as well as snacks and beverages all day.  Vendors, make-and-takes, demos, and raffles add to the excitement.  Non-scrapbookers are also invited to check out the vendors on hand that day. New vendors to the event are always welcomed: please let us know if you have any vendors to recommend for invitation.  Also appreciated by our CROP coordinators are donated raffle and door prizes, plus volunteers to help host the event. This is a big fundraiser for BOF and the Christian Education Ministries. Please contact Debbie Case ( for more information.

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS to honor someone special in your life or in memory of a loved one.  The cost is $8.00 per plant and can be ordered by filling out one of the white envelopes found in the pew racks.  Designate “Christmas Poinsettias”.  The poinsettias will be placed in the Chancel area prior to Christmas Eve and will remain there throughout our Christmas Eve Worship services.  You are welcome to take your plant(s) after worship services.  Any plants left behind will be given to our shut-ins or nursing homes where church members reside. The last day to order Christmas Poinsettias is December 5, 2021.

THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP SERVICE will be live streamed only Wednesday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. The service will be posted to our web page at a later time.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT following Thanksgiving will be our “Candle Mas” service with dedication of our new Advent Candles and lighting of our Christmas Trees.  Wear blue – Advent’s color!

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Wayne Jones, Frankie Patterson, Madelynn Matney, Ann Schmoekel, Megan Barnosky, Sharon Bruck, Jeff MacZink, Margo Charette, Fred Block, Bill Pattenaude, Beverly Sitz, Bob Robinson, Anthony Staten, Glen Sigman, Sally Sigman, Joseph Smith, Jerry Rossi, Jeff Natzke, Larry Kurtsel, Loretta Kurtsel, Dennis Schmoekel, Harold Fick, Laverne Roe, Philip and Connie Linne Alberts, Alice Nagy, Michelle Matney, Steve Matney, Maria MacZink, Joe Hill, Gunther Berndl, Sherrill Berndl, Earl Shutt, John Caufield, Sue Spears, Sandi Rose, Bob Smarr, Eleanor Rossi, Carrie Hill, Neil McEachern, Tyler Staten, Bert Thompson, Cody Van Hulle, Al Petri, Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Gaither, Charles Burgess, Richard Sherman, Ronald and Myrna Matthews, Lori Rose, Kim Chichowicz, Bridget Cichowicz, and Leon Kroeger.  CONDOLENCES to Trish, Ada and Leah Wagner on the passing of husband, son and brother, Richard Wagner, Jr.


I like to think about the goodness of the Lord.  He gives me everything I need and so much more.  So, I just wanna lift my hands and say that I love Him.  I just wanna lift my heart in praise.  And I wanna be: Thankful, I wanna be Grateful.  I wanna remember everything that the Lord has done.  I wanna be Thankful.  I wanna be grateful. I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be.

I like to think about the goodness of the Lord.  He gives me everything I need and so much more.  So, I just wanna lift my hands and say that I love Him.  I just wanna lift my heart in praise.  And I wanna be Thankful. I wanna be Grateful. I wanna remember everything that the Lord has done.

I wanna be Thankful. I wanna be grateful. I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be Thankful.  I wanna be Grateful.  I wanna remember everything that the Lord has done.  I wanna be Thankful.  I wanna be Grateful. I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be.

Songwriter: Jay Stocker


Give Thanks and Sing!

Come, y thankful people come. Raise the song of harvest home!

All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.

God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied.

Come to God’s own temple come.  Raise the song of harvest home.

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing.  He chastens and hastens His will

to make the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.

Sing praises to His name.  He forgets not His own.