September 06, 2020

Posted by St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor on Sunday, September 6, 2020


Livestreamed and Tabernacle Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Sunday, September 6, 2020

 “Awake, Awake to Love and Work,” Organist, Sally Sigman



Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

   Congregation: And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas


ANTHEM  “The Longer I Serve Him”  Soloist: Marjorie Barnard

MORNING SCRIPTURE  Genesis 3:6-11, 16-20; Mark 6:30-34  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

MESSAGE “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant,” Pastor Drutchas

INTERLUDE  “Shall We Gather at the River,” Mrs. Sigman

(An Open Communion for all adult baptized Christians)



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.    

SHARING OF SACRAMENT Pastors Drutchas and Schalm with Elders

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors) / 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

POSTLUDE  “God Be With You ‘Till Me Meet Again,” Mrs. Sigman



St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor – September 6, 2020


WELCOME! OUR UPCOMING SEPTEMBER SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE OUTDOORS UNDER AN OPEN TENT, weather-permitting.  Please bring a lawn chair, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask for mutual benefit and safety.  Facebook livestreamed services continue.  Ushers are needed for Sunday services.  To volunteer please speak with a deacon or call the church office (313-291-1221).

THIS MORNING OUR CONGREGATION CELEBRATES COMMUNION under our outdoor tent.  Alternatively, St. Paul members following on Facebook may participate by making use of bread and juice at home, consecrated by Pastors Drutchas and Schalm during the service.

PLEASE PRAY for church members & friends: Darlene Babin, Shirley Koths, Doris Hilliker, Lin Hogan, Kren Family, Ken Kaszubowski, Sue Spears, Kyle Hard, Glen Sigman, Al Wierzvicki, Beverly Sitz,  Cleora and Bill Pattenaude, Helen St. Louis, Marcie Bolen, Marion Bolen, Ciera Mack, Shirlen Powell,  Neil MacEachern, Judy Nieman, Morgan Schalm, Sheryl Schwab, Cassidy Congelierre, Bob Weigel, Darlene Wangbickler, Richard Janztsen, Joe Coffee, and John Poet.

THE LATEST SUNDAY SCHOOL BLOG can be found on the website under the Christian Education tab.  Today’s message: it’s best to be humble, honoring God, rather than be boastful, acting selfishly.  The Sunday School Zoom lesson will be held at noon today.  All interested should contact Pastor Schalm by 11:30 a.m. this morning.

RALLY SUNDAY UPCOMING NEXT WEEK!  It’s time to rally the troops as we prepare to begin another year of Sunday school.  Our “2020 - 2021” focus will be, “nurturing the fruits of the spirit.” All families are encouraged to participate in this special service of “reengagement and activation.” Following the service all families who pre-register will have the opportunity to partake in a scavenger hunt in a roped off area designated just for their family.  All Sunday School families should plan to register their family by September 6th. Please contact Pastor Schalm to do so.

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL WOMEN’S RETREAT will be held this fall in our St. Paul Fellowship Hall, Saturday, October 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This year’s theme: Women of the Bible.  Discussion topics: What challenges were they given?  How did they manage various situations?  How can we relate to our Bible women given today’s circumstances?  This is a great time to share in much needed fellowship during these uncertain days.  The large space of Fellowship Hall will allow us to maintain safe and healthy social distancing.  There is limited seating.  To reserve a spot all women interested in participating should RSVP by September 15 by calling the church office (313-291-1221) or directly contacting planning committee members Marjorie Barnard, April Clark, Michele McNeely, or Eileen Vernor Drutchas.  Please speak with Michele McNeely if you would like to participate or would like more information.

THE ROCK HARD IN FELLOWSHIP YOUTH GROUP MEMBERS will be tapping their creative talents painting rocks, Saturday, September 12, for the next day’s Rally Sunday Scavenger Hunt.  Let Pastor Schalm know you’re coming to rock paint by September 5.  Most creative rock artist will receive a Dairy Queen gift card!

ST PAUL YOUTH WILL BE ENJOYING A NATURE WALK AND PICNIC at Huroc Park, September 26. Pack and bring a sack lunch and mask. Afterwards we’ll walk to Dairy Queen for dessert.  Please RSVP with Pastor Schalm by September 19.

YOUNG ADULTS INTERESTED IN MAKING SANDWICHES for the Salvation Army Bed & Bed Club trucks on Sep. 11 and 12, 8 to 12 a.m., should contact Pastor Schalm. The Bed & Bread Club® program feeds and provides overnight shelter for Detroit residents in need.  Volunteers are asked to complete COVID-19 questionnaire upon arrival; do temperature screening; wear masks, gloves and head coverings; wash hands regularly; and maintain appropriate social distancing so everyone stays safe.

‘WORSHIP WEDNESDAY’ YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY MEETS this coming Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s home.  All post high-schoolers are welcome and encouraged to join with social distancing precautions maintained. The group is planning a ‘Fall Food & Fire’ Bible Study, Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m. with an outdoors bonfire, hot dogs (each will cook his/her own), bagged chips and pre-packaged s’mores.

OUR TUESDAY MORNING ‘PARTY LINE’ BIBLE STUDY GROUP will be next meeting this coming Tuesday, September 8, at church, 10:30 a.m., reading and discussing Paul’s Letter to the Romans.

DID YOU KNOW OUR CONGREGATION’S ADOPT-A-GRANDPARENT program is continuing through September?  To participate please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

LET’S CONTINUE TO REMEMBER WITH THANKS THOSE PROVIDING EMERGENCY ‘FRONTLINE’ SERVICES: Tricia Nault, Kim Arndt, Wendi Wioncek Ashby, Rick Barnosky, Jennifer Babin, Rhonda Wioncek Berndt, Dana Wioncek Barlage, Chelsey Eisenga, Josh Eisenga, James Hubert, Debbie Lyles, Amy McGahey, Jarod MacZink, Marcie Magnuson, Sam Martin, Michelle Mellin, Brenda Murphy, Inez Kurtsel Ogonowski, Amber Ostrowski, Rebecca Ostrowski, Samantha Pedersen, Eric Poet, Trudy Clark Schiller, Rachel Tank, Emily Wangbickler Baggett, Jillian Wangbickler, and Sarah Wangbickler.