April 09, 2023 – Easter Sunday Service

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Easter Sunday/ April 9, 2023, 10 a.m.


Silent Prayer and Reflection

Where do I expect to meet the Risen Christ?

Ringing of the Bell

Announcements/ Welcome Rev. George Reed

Prelude Beverly M. Glenn, organist

*Call to Worship/Passing of the Peace Lector:  Marjie Barnard

One:  Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

All:  Christ is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

   One:  Out of the trauma of execution he rises triumphant.

All:  Out of death he comes to life that is eternal.

   One: In Christ’s victory of death we are all made alive.

All:  Glory to the one who brings us all to life.

   One: Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

All:  Christ is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

One: The peace of Christ be with you.

All:   And also with you.

*Hymn No. 216  “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,”  Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

*Prayer of the Day Lector:  Marjie Barnard

One: Let us pray.

All:  O God who comes to us in the place of our deepest need:

  Grant us the faith to look for you in the places where we can serve  

  you and your people.  Amen.

 Children’s Chapel Pastor Cheryl Schalm

Children’s Chapel Dismissal/ Family of God

I’m so glad I’m a part of the Family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood!  Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m part of the family, the family of God. 

Anthem  “Alleluia, Christ Is Risen Today,”  Chancel Choir

First Lesson: Colossians 3:1-4  Lector:  Marjie Barnard

Gospel Lesson: Matthew 28:1-10

Message: “Go to Galilee,”  Rev. Reed

*Hymn No. 665  “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


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.

Holy Communion


Great Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (debt/debtors)

Receiving of the Bread and Cup

Prayer after Receiving

*Hymn No. 224  “Christ Arose!”

*Dismissal with Blessing

Postlude Beverly M. Glenn, organist


WELCOME TO ALL SHARING TODAY’S MORNING SERVICE IN PERSON AND FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING which can be viewed on Facebook at other times as well.  An order of service is downloadable from our church website (stpaulucctaylor.org) with a video recording of our worship together also posted by Sunday afternoon.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS GATHERING in the sanctuary for Children’s Chapel. After, they will head upstairs to learn about “Those Dirty Dogs.”

AN EASTER CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST follows our worship service in Fellowship Hall.  Coffee, tea, donuts, and other refreshments. Join in fellowship and celebrate the risen Christ.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Dorothy Evison, Dan Evison, Sandi Rose, Bernard Baca, Aaron Johnson, Dianne Sturgeon, Arnold Knofske, Liam Rischel, Jennifer Lee, Silas Block, Barbara Siemers, Bill Pattenaude, Linda Tank, Beverly Sitz, Loralee Wilson, Kim Beyar, Sally Sigman, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Michelle Mellin, John Caufield, Shelly Wilson, Jerry Rossi, Sheila Klimek, Wayne Jones, Vicki Simon, Shirley Robinson, Kyle Hard, Jeff Natzke, Neil MacEachern, Randy Snelson, Ted Butkin, Jerry Picard, Kevin Siemers, Rhonda Wioncek Berndt, Cliff Barnard, Jeff MacZink, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, Margo Charette, Gabriel Siadak, Loretta Kurtsel, Brenda Stockwell, Donna Greca, Joyce LeBlanc, Sue Milatz, Lynn Case, Susan Barnard, Judy Kirsch, Debi Petri.

EASTER COMMUNION IS OFFERED TO WORSHIPERS THIS MORNING.  At the usher’s bidding, you are invited to come forward to the front the sanctuary to receive both the wafer and cup from our pastors and elders.  At St. Paul we observe an “open communion.”  Membership in our congregation is not required to partake of the Lord’s Supper.  We simply ask that all receiving the communion be baptized and either confirmed or of adult age.  After receiving the elements, return to your pew for the recessional of the cross.

THANKS TO ALL WHO ASSISTED WITH OUR SANCTUARY DECORATION through the dedication of Easter lilies.  Your lily can be picked up at the end of this morning’s service.  Ask any usher for assistance.

LAST LENTEN BIBLE & BOOK STUDY is tomorrow, 7 p.m. in the Parlor. “You Were Made for This Moment, Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow” by Max Lucado.  Led by Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

St. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS meets Wednesday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. upstairs. Please bring your tablets, I-pads, video-phones, etc. Our instructor would like to help everyone set up for Zoom classes in the event we can’t gather together. For more information, please contact the church office (313-291-1221).

THE YOUTH ARE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL FLOWER SALE. The flowers are coming from Blocks Stand and Greenhouse. If you would like to order flowers, please see an usher to pick up an order form. Order forms are also available online. Order forms need to be turned in NO LATER than MAY 1. Orders will be ready for pickup on Mother’s Day, May 14 after worship service. Any questions please contact Candace Poet.

YOUTH GROUP WILL GATHER FOR LUNCH on Sunday, April 23.  After lunch we will bike to Willow Metro Park.  Please contact Pastor Schalm for more information and to sign up.

OUR SPRING RUMMAGE SALE set-up begins Monday April 10 in both the fellowship hall and west room. Donations will be welcomed Tuesday, April 11- April 25, 12 noon. Donations can be dropped off Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tables will be set up with signs indicating where particular items should be deposited. Household items (kitchenware and small appliances) can be taken to the west room and put on tables there. Your cooperation is appreciated and will help with final sorting and displaying of goods. All donated items should be clean and in a good state of condition and repair for resale. Set-up volunteers are needed Monday April 10 to set up tables and racks and then beginning Tuesday April 11 the sorting of the donations will begin. Because of the shorter time between when we start collecting and the actual rummage sale, the more volunteers we have the quicker we can be ready. Further assistance will be needed Saturday April 29 for clean up. Please contact the church office (313-291-1221) or Trustee Toni Hill to volunteer.



                                               Calendar Week April 9  – April 16

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. George Reed

                       Communion/ Easter Continental Breakfast 11:00 a.m.

Monday       Office Closed/ Bible and Book Study 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Set up for Rummage Sale/ Council 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 10:30 a.m./ No Choir Rehearsal/ Begin receiving Rummage Sale


Sunday         Worship 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm

                      Rischel Family Baptism 10:00 a.m.