April 16, 2023

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Second Sunday of Easter/ April 16, 2023


Silent Prayer and Reflection

Reflect: What significance does the blood of Jesus Christ have upon your life?

Ringing of the Bell

Welcome/Announcements Pastor Cheryl Schalm

Prelude Beverly M. Glenn, organist

*Unison Call to Worship/Passing of the Peace  Lector:  Aaron Johnson

We meet as a family in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

We meet as brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting the responsibility this places upon us to love one another as you have loved us.  We meet as Your lights in this dark world and pray that through our words and our lives others might be drawn into your family, and accept You as their Saviour and Lord. Amen.

One: The peace of Christ be with you.

All:   And also with you.

*Hymn 494 They’ll Know We Are Christians

*Prayer of the Day  Lector: Aaron Johnson

One: Let us pray.

All: Heavenly Father, hear our prayer for unity, that we may all love each other as you first loved us. May we act with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience toward one another, living in unity with you. May we lay down our swords, set aside our grievances, and forgive each other as you forgave us. Amen.

Anthem “My Tribute” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

Sacrament of Holy Baptism (pew card) Liam Jacob Rischel

HYMN No. 75 “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

Morning Prayer

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.

First Lesson: Philippians 4:1-8, Ephesians 4:1-6  Lector: Aaron Johnson

Gospel Lesson: John 17:22-23

Message: “That They All May Be One” Pastor Schalm

Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

Special Music  “I Will Stand By You,”  Duet  Kelly Lathers, Keith Collett

*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 upstairs for lesson, crafts, snacks, and fun.

THERE IS NO COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOURS UNTIL Sunday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. due to the set-up of the Spring Rummage Sale using the West Room and Fellowship Hall.

USHERS NEEDED TO ASSIST with Sunday morning worship services.  If you would like to volunteer or for more information, please contact Senior Deacon, Jennifer Ruffner or the church office (313.291.1221).  Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Katie Stull, Sue Stern, Dorothy Evison, Dan Evison, Sandi Rose, Bernard Baca, Aaron Johnson, Dianne Sturgeon, 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, Sue Milatz, Lynn Case, Susan Barnard, Judy Kirsch, Debi Petri, Veronica Warthen.  Condolences: to family and friends of Arnold Knofske, who passed away April 11, 2023, at the age of 81 years.  Funeral: Monday, April 24, 10 a.m., Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, 30895 W. Huron River Dr., Flat Rock.  Visitation: Saturday, April 22, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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.

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.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE your Easter Lily home.  See any usher for assistance.

OUR SPRING RUMMAGE SALE Donations are being welcomed until April 25, 12 noon. Donations can be dropped off Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., including Saturday, April 15 and April 22. Tables are 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. 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 16  – April 23

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

                      Rischel Family Baptism 10:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

Monday       Bible and Book Study 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 10:30 a.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Saturday      Rummage Sale Donation accepted 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

                       National Scouting Day/ Youth Fellowship Lunch & Bike and Breathe