October 04, 2020


World Communion Sunday/ Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost
Livestreamed and Tabernacled Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
October 4, 2020


PRELUDE  Organist Sally Sigman


OPENING PRAYER  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas


MORNING SCRIPTURE  1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Acts 2:42-46; John 6:48-51

ANTHEM  ”Come, Risen Lord,” Tracy Hoffman

MESSAGE  “Take, Eat” Pastor Drutchas

ANTHEM  “One Bread One Body,” Tracy Hoffman


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.    

SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION Pastors Drutchas, Schalm, and Elders

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors) / MEMORIAL PRAYER (Benny Hall)/ 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  Pastor Drutchas

One Bread, One Body

One Bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many, throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord
1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man, no more. R.
2. Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all. R.
3. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one, for all! R.


St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor – October 4, 2020


WELCOME TO ALL WORSHIPING WITH US ON SITE OR THROUGH FACEBOOK.  Although worshiping in different places we share in a deeper unity made possible through the loving spirit of Jesus Christ.

TODAY IS WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY WITH THE SACRAMENT offered to all seeking to walk more closely with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Individually wrapped wafers and cups are available from the ushers when you first arrive.  Those worshiping via Facebook are encouraged to use bread and juice from your own kitchen, which will be consecrated with other communion elements by our pastors.

OUR ON SITE SERVICES are in need of additional ushers.  To volunteer please speak with a deacon or call the church office (313-291-1221).  Morning offerings can be placed in the various offering plates, mailed to the church from home, or delivered electronically.  For more information about the electronic option, call St. Paul treasurer Dan Case.

TUESDAY MORNING ‘PARTY LINE’ BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets Tuesday, October 6, at church, 10:30 a.m., reading and discussing together the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Romans.  We mask and maintain social distancing.  More information: call Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221).  

SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS THIS MORNING with classes held in Fellowship Hall.  Please speak with Pastor Cheryl Schalm this morning to register your child or grandchild after completing the Sunday School Covenant which can be fund online through the St. Paul Church website, Christian Education tab.  Today’s “Spirit of Joy” Sunday School lesson will be recapped online for children not able to participate in our Church School.

25 CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND YOUNG ADULTS HAVE ADOPTED A ST. PAUL GRANDPARENT.  Adopted grandparents receive monthly several letters, drawings or cards, providing great intergenerational connection. Interested in participating too?  Contact Pastor Schalm (313-291-1221).

ARE YOU GETTING DAILY EXERCISE as a part of your home routine and stewardship of your personal health?  You’re invited to take a hike or join in a daily activity with fellow St. Paul members as a part of a shared journey taking us all the way to Three Kings Day 2021.  For more info on how you can participate, contact Parish Nurse Kathy Williams or check out the St. Paul web posting.

YOUR HALLOWEEN ATTIRE PHOTO NEEDED for our all-church private Facebook group Halloween video. Send pictures of your goblins, fairies, princesses, angels, and super heroes to Pastor Schalm by October 24th.

UNDER RECOMMENDATIONS MODIFIED BY THE ST. PAUL COUNCIL this past week, church members and friends traveling domestically (out of state) or internationally are asked to quarantine or self-isolate for 7 days before resuming church activities—all in keeping with CDC and State of Michigan recommendations.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN:  Sue Spears, Shirlen Powell (Beaumont-Dearborn), Shirley Koths (Heartland-Allen Park), Debbie Case, Bert Thompson, George Koster, Yvonne Koster, Rose Marie Laslo, Beverly Sitz, Nora Kronemann, Paula Block, Darlene Babin, Bert Thompson, Gerri Lynn King, Doris Hilliker, Lin Hogan, Oren Forsyth, Kyle Hard, Glen Sigman, Al Wierzvicki, Helen St. Louis, Marcie Bolen, Marion Bolen, Ciera Mack, Neil MacEachern, Judy Nieman, Morgan Schalm, Sheryl Schwab, Bonnie Isaacs, Cassidy Congelierre, Bob Weigel, Darlene Wangbickler, Richard Janztsen, Joe Coffee, and families of the late Doris Kittendorf, Lucinda Rossi Jackson, and Benny Hall.

THIS MORNING WE PRAY ESPECIALLY FOR ALL BESET WITH ILLNESS DUE TO COVID-19, including President Donald and Melania Trump, national legislators, journalists, and recent White House visitors.  Let us also hold in heartfelt prayer all individuals and families who have lost family members and friends due to Covid-19, inviting both healing of body and spirit through the grace of Jesus Christ.

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, Kim Arndt, Jennifer Babin, Wendi Wioncek Ashby, Marcie Magnuson, Inez Kurtsel Ogonowski, Trudy Clark Schiller, Rachel Tank, Emily Wangbickler Baggett, Jillian Wangbickler, and Sarah Wangbickler, Rhonda Wioncek Berndt, Dana Wioncek Barlage