September 19, 2021 – Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship

Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ
Taylor, Michigan
Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost
September 19, 2021


PRELUDE “O for a Thousand Tongues,” Sally Sigman


CALL TO WORSHIP / PASSING OF THE PEACE  The peace of Christ be with you…
And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

HYMN No. 64  “We Sing Your Mighty Power, O God”


MOMENT OF SHARING Upcoming Fire Drill

PRAISE ANTHEM  “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service,” Chancel Choir, Tracy  Hoffman, Music Director


I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried.  He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, and the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

HYMN  No. 15 “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart”

MORNING SCRIPTURE  Mark 9:30-37; James 3:13-4:1, 7-8a


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. 

MESSAGE  “Keeping Humble” Pastor Drutchas


HYMN  No. 108  “Life High the Cross”

BENEDICTION / POSTLUDE  “Lo, I Am with You,” Sally Sigman





THANK YOU FOR WORSHPING WITH US onsite or via Facebook livestreamed. Our 10 a.m. service will also be posted on the St. Paul church web site under “Sermons, Bulletins, and Audio Services.”  As we worship today, let’s all seek to social distance, giving each other lots of space without congregating in the aisle, narthex, or vestibule.  Our congregation’s goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Thanks!

We are so excited about the full return of Sunday School. Classes will resume upstairs beginning this Sunday.
Following the Wayne County guidelines, children, teachers and all visitors to the second floor will be required to wear mask. Masked parents/guardians are welcomed and encouraged to drop and pick-up their children from their Sunday School classroom. Additionally, there is a new game room and reading area for all children/youth who arrive early. Masks will be required at all times.
We thank you for your understanding, support and sacrifice in doing your part to keep God's children safe while at Sunday School.
Peace & Blessings,
Pastor Schalm


A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE LAST WEEK’S RALLY SUNDAY PICNIC the relaxing and joyful time that it was with wonderful outdoor weather as well.  Especially appreciated are the children and youth who joined with Pastor Cheryl Schalm to lead worship and offer activities after worship; those who organized and coordinated the event; and the kitchen crew who made possible a terrific buffet meal.

SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PICTORIAL DIRECTORY PHOTO SESSIONS TODAY in the West Room after worship service. Gary Peters can also answer any questions.  Online sign-up is available through, entering church code “mi1410”, password “photos”.                                                                                                                                   

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY for post-high school students meets this coming Wednesday, September 22, 7 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s home.  All post-high school young adults are invited and encouraged to join as we together study the Book of Hebrews.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets this Tuesday, September 21, 10:30-12 noon, West Room.  All welcome.

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS may be dropped off at the church throughout the coming weeks.  Please place your donations in the appropriate Fellowship Hall table as indicated by the signage.  The sale is scheduled, October 7-9.  Volunteer help is needed.  Please contact the church office to volunteer (313-291-1221).

CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS CONTINUE Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7 p.m. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  New voices are always welcome.  No auditions necessary.  For more information, please contact Music Director, Tracy Hoffman.

ST. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS meets Wednesday, September 22, 10:30 a.m., outdoors, weather permitting. For more information: Parish Nurse Kathy Williams.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SHERYL SCHWAB will be held this Sunday afternoon, September 19, 2 p.m., St. Paul sanctuary.  Visitation: 1-1:30 p.m.; Eastern Star ceremony: 1:30-2 p.m.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in remembrance of Verna and Harold Schmoekel from their loving family.

CONDOLENCES to Andrew Rellinger and family on the passing of his wife, Brenda;  Connie and Paul Scheel on the sudden passing of her brother, Bill Gorsuch; and Jennifer and Tim Ruffner on the passing of Jennifer’s cousin, Susan.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Wanda Wangbickler, Harold Fick, Michelle Matney, Wayne Jones, Shirley Koths, Lucinda Chavez, Sandi Rose, Tom Tank, Jeff MacZink, Joe Hill, Alice Nagy, Nancy Walker, Margo Charette, Gunther Berndl, Sherrill Berndl, John Caufield, Sue Spears, Don Mack, Kyle Hard, Diane Wickline, Bob Smarr, Sue Stern, Christie Smart, Maria MacZink, Shirley Robinson, Dave Lange, Linda Tank, Eleanor Rossi, Carrie Hill, Neil McEachern, Tyler Staten, Doreen Thompson, Bert Thompson, Loretta Kurtsel, Patricia Vernor, Don Reddinger, Robert Gaither, Charles Burgess, Ronald and Myrna Matthews, Kim Cichowicz, Roy Lamb, Darryl Smith, Philip Smith, Dale Rose, Jamie Helton.