October 18, 2020



“Thus says the Lord, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.” ~Jeremiah 22:3


Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
October 18, 2020


PRELUDE   Organist, Sally Sigman



Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

   Congregation: And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Pastor Cheryl Schalm


ANTHEM  “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

MORNING SCRIPTURE    Genesis 2:16-17; 3:6, 11-13; John 1:9-13; 1 John 3:17-18

MESSAGE  “Living Like Life Matters” Pastor Cheryl Schalm


LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

CLOSING ANTHEM “Here I Am Lord” Soloist, Mark Ennis



Here I Am, Lord

  1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry. All who dwell in deepest 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?

R: 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

  1. 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



St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor
October 18, 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.

OUR ON SITE SERVICES are in need of additional ushers.  To volunteer please speak with this morning’s presiding deacon Teri Staffeld , or call the church office (313-291-1221).  Morning offerings can be placed in the standing tithe-box as you enter worship, mailed to the church from home, or delivered electronically.  For more information about the electronic option, call St. Paul treasurer Dan Case.

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 found online through the St. Paul Church website, Christian Education tab. Today’s lesson, “The Spirit of Patience,” focuses on God’s example of patience in his mercy and grace for us and his Word, which teaches that patience is always wise.  In class children will be making a marshmallow and fruit loop rainbows to remind them that when we wait in faith and patience, God sends a rainbow after the long storm.

IN LIEU OF OUR ANNUAL ‘TRUNK OR TREAT’ Sunday School children are invited to come Halloween costumed to church on October 25.  After a sanctuary procession (with social distancing!) our children will be joining in fellowship all for another “fruit of the spirit” lesson, a Halloween craft, making caramel apples, and decorating their own pumpkin cookie.  All kids will have their own morning activity “kit.” Pre-register with Pastor Schalm.

KIDS AND ADULTS: YOUR HALLOWEEN ATTIRE PHOTO IS NEEDED for our all-church private Facebook group Halloween video.  Send pictures for sharing to Pastor Schalm by October 24th.

ONE-DAY FALL YOUTH RETREAT ALL SET FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th.  Our Youth Retreat theme: “Finding Hope When All Things Fall.”  Participants will begin their day with a bagged breakfast in Fellowship Hall followed by a morning devotion.  The group will then head to Cass Social Services to spend the day (our group only) volunteering. Boxed lunches will be provided during our afternoon devotion. Afterwards, the group returns to Pastor Schalm’s for a boxed supper, bonfire and evening discussion.  All interested should confirm their participation by October 18th.  Masks and social distancing will be required and monitored.

‘PARTY LINE’ BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets Tuesday, October 20, at church, 10:30 a.m., West Room, reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 5.  Led by Pastor Drutchas, we mask and social distance.  All welcome.

ARE YOU GETTING DAILY EXERCISE?  Exercise class continues at St. Paul on Wednesday, October 21, 2-3:15 p.m. with Delissa Hampton, instructor.  A face mask or shield is necessary to participate in Fellowship Hall.

FAITH & FITNESS UP & RUNNING CONTINUES T0 3 KINGS DAY, JANUARY 6th.  Recommended exercise goal: 150 minutes weekly but start at your own comfort level.  Our St. Paul web site program helps track your progress: click on What’s Happening, scroll to Faith & FITness Fun to 2021,  choose your goal or enter weekly data.  Not online?  Speak with Parish Nurse Kathy Williams to still participate.

SIGN UP ONLINE NOW FOR FALL BLOOD DRIVE, St. Paul Fellowship Hall, Tuesday, November 24, 1-6:45 p.m., and Medicare informational programs, Wednesdays, October 28, 7 p.m. ( via zoom), and November 4, 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall (in person).  For more information, contact Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN:  Sue Spears, Shirlen Powell (Beaumont-Taylor), Shirley Koths (Heartland-Allen Park), Debbie Case, Drew Dykowski, Wyatt Hribik, Bert Thompson, George Koster, Yvonne Koster, Rosemarie Laslo, Nora Kronemann, Paula Block, Darlene Babin, Bert Thompson, Gerri Lynn King, Doris Hilliker, Lin Hogan, Oren Forsyth, Kyle Hard, Helen St. Louis, Marcie Bolen, Marion Bolen, Ciera Mack, Neil MacEachern, Judy Nieman, Morgan Schalm, Sheryl Schwab, Cassidy Congelierre, Bob Weigel, Darlene Wangbickler, Richard Janztsen, and Joe Coffee.  Our Condolences: Michael Isaacs family on passing of Bonnie Isaacs.

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

THIS MORNING WE ALSO CONTINUE WITH PRAYERS 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 keep close to heart 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.

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).

UNDER RECOMMENDATIONS MODIFIED BY THE ST. PAUL COUNCIL, 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.