April 23, 2023

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Third Sunday of Easter/ April 23, 2023


Silent Prayer and Reflection

Do I love as Jesus the Christ loved?

Ringing of the Bell

Announcements  Rev. George Reed


Prelude Beverly M. Glenn, organist

Procession of Girl Scouts with flags

*Call to Worship/Passing of the Peace  Lector:  Christine Schwab

One: The Risen Christ is with us this day!
   All: We welcome the Christ into our midst.
   One: We will find the Christ in the faces of friends and strangers.
   All: We will honor the Christ in whatever guise he comes.
   One: Christ will be honored as we esteem others with love.
   All: We will revere Christ in all whom we meet.

  One: The peace of Christ be with you.

All:  And also with you.

 Hymn No. 622 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,”  Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

Prayer of the Day  Lector: Christine Schwab

One:  Let us pray.

All: O God who comes to dwell among your creatures:
Grant us the wisdom to find in one another your Christ
so that we may truly honor you. Amen.

Anthem “Above All,” Chancel Choir

Recognition of International Scout Day

Introduction of Girl Scout Troop #74590

First Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-23  Lector:  Christine Schwab

Gospel Lesson: Luke 24:13-35

Message: “Genuine Mutual Love,”  Rev. Reed

*Hymn No. 494  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

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.              


Prayers of the People


Lord’s Prayer (debts, debtors)

*Hymn No. 588  “Have Thine Own Way, Lord!”

*Dismissal with Blessing

*Response:  Girl Scout Song (see printed words

Postlude Beverly M. Glenn, organist

Recessional with Girl Scouts and flags

(Please remain in your pews as the Light of Christ leads the way into

the world followed by our Pastor and Choir at the close of service.)




SUNDAY SCHOOL IS GATHERING upstairs for lesson, crafts, snacks, and fun.

THERE IS NO COFFEE HOUR TODAY due to the Spring Rummage Sale using the West Room and Fellowship Hall.  We will gather next Sunday, April 30, following our worship service.

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: DeAnna Schalm, Katie Stull, Sue Stern, Dorothy Evison, Sandi Rose, Bernard Baca, Aaron Johnson, Dianne Sturgeon, Liam Rischel, Jennifer Lee,  Barbara Siemers, Nancy Kittendorf, Bill Pattenaude, Linda Tank, Beverly Sitz, Loralee Wilson, Kim Beyar, Sally Sigman, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Michelle Mellin, John Caufield, 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: Sunday, April 23, 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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 after worship.  After lunch we will bike to Willow Metro Park. BYOB – bring your own bike.  Please contact Pastor Schalm for more information.

WEARING NAME TAGS WILL HELP Rev. Reed and visitors put a name to our faces.  If you need to update or get a new tag please contact the church office.  Cost is $9.00.

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

TAYLOR CHORUS SPRING CONCERT “From Broadway to Ballads,” Saturday, April 30, 4 p.m. Held at the Ford Senior Center, 6750 Troy St., Taylor.  Admission:  Adults $10, Children (5-18) $5, and under 5 free! Tickets available at the door.

OUR SPRING RUMMAGE SALE Donations are being welcomed until April 25, 12 noon.  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. Donated items should be clean and in a good state of condition and repair. 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 23  – April 30

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

National Scouting Day/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Youth Fellowship Lunch,

Bike and Breath

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

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

Thursday     Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday          Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday      Rummage Sale 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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

Coffee hour 11:00 a.m.