September 20, 2020


Livestreamed and Tabernacled Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
September 20, 2020


PRELUDE   Organist, Sally Sigman



Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

   Congregation: And also with you!

OPENING PRAYER  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas



ANTHEM  “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

MORNING SCRIPTURE  Proverbs 22:6; Matthew 18:1-9

MESSAGE  “School Daze” Pastor Drutchas


LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

CLOSING ANTHEM “Because He Lives,” Tracy Hoffman


Because He Lives

God sent his Son, they called him Jesus; he came to love, heal, and forgive;

He lived and died to buy my pardon, an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives:

R: Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, because he lives, all fear is gone;

Because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives.

 How sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the pride and joy that gives;

But greater still, the calm assurance, this child can face uncertain days because He lives. R.

And then one day I’ll cross the river, I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;

 and then as death gives way to victory, I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know he reigns. R.


Please pray for these St. Paul Church Members & Friends…

Sue Spears, Shirlen Powell, Bert Thompson, George Koster, Yvonne Koster, Beverly Sitz, Nora Kronemann, Jennifer Lee, Debbie Case, Paula Block, Darlene Babin, Bert Thompson, Doris Hilliker, Lin Hogan, Thelma Poet, Sue  Kren Family, Ken Kaszubowski, Oren Forsyth, Kyle Hard, Glen Sigman, Al Wierzvicki, 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, Jennifer Lee, and Nicole Gardner.



St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor – September 20, 2020


WELCOME! OUR REMAINING SEPTEMBER SUNDAY SERVICES will be held 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)  Morning offerings can be placed in the standing box at edge of the tent, mailed to the church from home, or delivered electronically/  For more information about the electronic option, please contact St. Paul treasurer Dan Case.

WE WELCOME A NEW CLASS OF CONFIRMANDS this morning: Kaitlyn Isaacs, Ethan Hard, Angel Staten, Anthony Staten, and Dylan Stull.  Class will meet on Wednesdays, 7- 8 p.m., with Pastor Geoff Drutchas teaching this special class for our 8th and 9th grade students.

CONDOLENCES TO THELMA POET AND JIM POET on the passing of nephew and cousin John Poet after an extended hospitalization. 

THE RE-LANDSCAPED ST. MEMORIAL GARDEN WILL BE DEDICATED on Sunday, September 27, during and after the 10 a.m. worship service.  Please plan on being present for this special occasion.

OUR TUESDAY MORNING ‘PARTY LINE’ BIBLE STUDY GROUP will be next meeting this coming Tuesday, September 22, at church, 10:30 a.m., reading and discussing Paul’s Letter to the Romans. We mask and maintain social distancing precautions.  For more information, call Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221)   

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL WOMEN’S RETREAT on “Women of the Bible” is fully enrolled for Saturday, October 3.  St. Paul women are looking forward a great half day of fellowship, learning, and reflection.  Thank you planning team for organizing this year’s retreat.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS RESUMING THIS MORNING with classes held in Fellowship Hall.  Please speak with Pastor Cheryl Schalm this morning to register your child or grandchild. Enrollment information is also available online through the St. Paul Church website, Christian Education tab.  The Sunday School lesson will be recapped online for children not able to participate in our Church School start-up.  Look for it on the St. Paul website under the Christian Education tab.

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 no later than today.

‘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.

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.  This is in keeping with advice from the CDC and State of Michigan.

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.