April 24, 2022

Second Sunday of Easter
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
April 24, 2022

 

PRELUDE  “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart,” Sally Sigman, Organist

WELCOME TO FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

CALL TO WORSHIP / PASSING OF THE PEACE

Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.
Congregation: And also with you!            

OPENING HYMN No. 668 “For the Healing of the Nations,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

UNISON OPENING PRAYER

O God, come to us, we pray thee, with the resources of thy power that we may be

   strong within.  We ask not for easy lives, but for adequacy.  We ask not to be freed

   from storms, but to build our houses on rock that will not fall.  We pray not for a

   smooth sea, but for a stout ship, a good compass, and a strong heart; in the name of

   him who faced enmity and death without flinching, thy Son Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.

CHILDREN’S CHAPELWhat the World Needs Now”.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE “Family of God”

  I’m so glad to be 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.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS
“Rise Again,” Tracy Hoffman

MORNING SCRIPTURE 
Isaiah 53:1-6; Matthew 7:24-29  Lector: Barb Schultz

MORNING PRAYER

HYMN No. 465 “We Are Called to Follow Jesus”

MESSAGE 
The Wounds That Hurt Him, Heal Us,” Pastor Schalm

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors
)

CLOSING HYMN No. 467
“Fill the World with Love”

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE  “I’ve Got Peace Like a River,” Sally Sigman, Organist

 


 

ST. PAUL MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS – April 24, 2022


WELCOME TO ALL SHARING TODAY’S SERVICE IN OUR SANCTUARY OR THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING. 
Our livestreamed 10 a.m. service can be viewed on Facebook at other times as well.  An order of service and the pastor’s full message are downloadable from our church website (stpaulucctaylor.org) with a video recording of our worship together also posted by Sunday afternoon.

A FELLOWSHIP HOUR immediately follows this morning’s service in our West Room, reached through the arched doorway at the right front of the church, go through the Parlor and enter from the west lobby.  All are invited to share in both donuts, beverages, and fellowship.

THANKS TO ALL WHO ASSISTED WITH HOLY WEEK SERVICES.  On Easter morning, 160 St. Paul members and friends joined to worship the risen Christ with another 40 households participating through livestreaming.  Over a hundred members enjoyed the light Easter brunch hosted in Fellowship Hall by the Chancel Choir and Worship Planning Team. 

OUR CHURCH SCHOOL CHILDREN JOIN US TODAY in the sanctuary for Children’s Chapel with Pastor Cheryl Schalm.  Afterwards they will head to classrooms upstairs to work on crafting “Kindness Cards.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY next meets in person this coming Tuesday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. -12 noon. All welcome.

ST. PAUL’S EXERCISE CLASS meets Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. in the West Room. For more information, please contact the church office. Can’t make it to class, but want to join us from home? Join us on ZOOM via computer internet, I-pad, or video-phone. Contact Parish Nurse Kathy Williams (313-291-1221) for sign-on and link information.

SPRING’S IN THE AIR AND THE ST. PAUL YOUTH FLOWER SALE IS COMING UP SOON. Flower order forms, available from Sunday morning ushers, must be returned no later than May 1 with flower pick-up on Mother’s Day, May 8, after worship. Flowers provided by Blocks Stand & Greenhouse. For more info contact:  Candace Poet or Cheryl Schalm.

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS are being accepted Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Other times by appointment.  Volunteers are needed during Rummage Sale Set-up, the Rummage Sale, and on Saturday, May 14 for clean-up.  Any time you can donate to this huge all church project is appreciated.  To volunteer or for more information, contact Women’s Fellowship Chairwoman and Trustee, Toni Hill. 

CALLING ALL YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS FOR ‘HOME PLATE 2022’ NIGHT at Comerica Park, Saturday, May 14, as Tigers and Orioles (past and present) share true stories about their sports careers and personal faith walk with Jesus Christ, then meet on the field for a great ball game for all to enjoy.  Pre-game speakers from the Detroit and Baltimore teams will include Michael Fulmer, Jeimer Candelario, Andy Dirks, and Frank Tanana.  All youth/ young adults interested in our limited number of free tickets should sign up now on the youth board sheet. Adult tickets for the pre-game program and game are $20.  For more information: contact Pastor Schalm.

BLOSSOMS FLOWERS is our new church florist for altar decorations and commemorative vases--$20 each vase.  A flower chart for date sign-up and dedication designation can be found at the foot of the balcony steps. Make check payable to ‘St. Paul UCC Church’ and return to the church office.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Hayden Forsyth, Diane Sturgeon, Dan Case, John Dubke, Teri Staffeld, Eleanor Rossi, John Caufield, Grace Wangbickler, Rosemarie Laslo, John Kovach, Brenda Murphy, Kyle Hard, Anne Blanchard, Diane Steinhauer, Jeff Natzke, Sue Spears, Jeff and Maria MacZink, Gunter Berndl, Pat and Jeffrey Britt, Brydon Stull, Glen Sigman, Steve Matney, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Harold Fick, Laverne Roe, Tom Koths, Arthur Jensen, Loretta Kurtsel, Josh Edelbrock, Carrie Hill, Neil McEachern, Leon Kroeger, Pat Vernor, Bert Thompson, Robin Weiner, Brenda Meridth, and Kim Chichowicz.  Happy Birthday: Ed Brainard