July 10, 2022

Order of Service
 Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
 Sixth Sunday of Pentecost
 July 10, 2022


PRELUDE  “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Organist Sally Sigman



  Pastor: “May the Peace of Christ be with you.

  Congregation: “And also with you!”

*HYMN No. 611 “Rise Up, O Saints of God“                                    

OPENING PRAYER  Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas



*HYMN No. 480  “I Love To Tell the Story”

MORNING SCRIPTURE John 1:19-23, 28-42


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.



ANTHEM  “Lamb of God,” Mark Ennis, Soloist & Morning Hymn Leader

MESSAGE  “We Still Need the Lamb,” Pastor Drutchas

AGNUS DEI (Lamb of God)

O Lamb of God, who bleeding, upon the cross didst languish;

Nor scorn, nor malice heeding, so patient in thine anguish.

On thee our guilt was lying; thou savedst us by dying.

Have mercy on us, Lord Jesus.

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

*HYMN No. 610  “Living for Jesus”

“It is Well with My Soul,” Sally Sigman




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.

DUE TO THE RECENT SPIKE IN COVID INFECTIONS which have touched our own congregation, church members and friends are asked to mask and social distance for sanctuary worship.

OUR SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING ORGINALLY SET FOR THIS MORNING, is being rescheduled for the first Sunday of next month, August 7, due to the current Covid spike.  Plan on being present for that important meeting.

HIGH SURF’S STILL UP WITH THIS MORNING’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON, taught by teaching volunteer Billie-Jo Stears.  Grab your surf board for the lesson in our upstairs air-conditioned classroom

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS STILL SOUGHT to teach single session classes in July or August.  All lesson materials and snacks are provided. A sign-up sheet can be found on the Christian Education Welcome Center desk upstairs. You can also contact Pastor Schalm to secure a date and/or for more information. .

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2022 (VBS)CIRCLE G RANCH’ IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 25 - 29. Please confirm your child/ren’s participation by signing up at the Welcome Center Desk upstairs. VBS registration forms can also be found on the St. Paul UCC website.  While VBS will not be open to the general public, friends and neighbors are welcome to join!  However, due to liability and shortage of chaperones, the sponsoring church member or parent is required to assist with chaperoning Friday’s Willow Metro Park pool field trip. Pre-registration helps ensure that supplies and staffing are sufficiently secured. Please contact Pastor Schalm with any questions.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Dan Case, Dianne Sturgeon, Neil MacEachern, Sandi Rose, Tracy Hoffman, Barbara Schultz, Marjie Barnard, Al and Bev Gunther, Janet Enesey, Barb Smith, Jeff MacZink, Kyle Hard, Jerry Rossi, Joan Smarr, Tony Rogers, Linda Tank, Jack Burchard, Eleanor Rossi, Hayden Forsyth, John Dubke, Teri Staffeld, Marge Bergman, Bob Robinson, Brenda Murphy, Jeff Natzke, Sue Spears, Diane St. Louis, Kevin Siemers, Marcie Bolen, Raymond Harmon, Steve Matney, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Laverne Roe, Hailey Smith, Arthur Jensen, Loretta Kurtsel, Carrie Hill, and Kim Chichowicz.  

FOR THEIR SUMMER MISSION TRIP, AUGUST 15- 20, St. Paul youth will be serving at the Gleaners Food Pantry and Farm (Detroit), Jackson County Animal Shelter, Habitat for Humanity and Imagine Planet, all located in Jackson Michigan, while housed in reserved cabins at the Michindoh Conference & Retreat Center in Hillsdale.  All interested youth should sign up on the youth board and pick up a mission trip information packet.

A YOUNG ADULT REUNION & GATHERING is being organized for Sunday, August 14.  Following the church service, we will gather for pizza, fellowship, laughs, and remembrances.  Dearly-loved past youth chaperones Carolyn and Alyssa Brandt will be in town to join us.  Plan now to reconnect with past Youth Fellowship friends.

SIDE VASE OF FLOWERS honor the 52nd wedding anniversary of Tom and Kathy Williams.

PLAN ON CELEBRATING A ‘BILL OF LOAN’ SHREDDING and the dedication of the sanctuary’s new grand piano at the ‘Happy Day’ Service planned for the last Sunday of the month, July 31.  Special ceremonies, music, and fellowship will all be part of that not-to-miss glad day as we acknowledge both the final repayment to our church endowment for  Family Room addition financing and the presence of a exiting and beautiful new instrument for our church’s music ministry.

THE NEW MEMBERSHIP PHONE DIRECTORY is available for pick-up today from the ushers before and after 10 a.m. worship.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet as usual this Tuesday, July 12, in the West Room, 10;30-12 noon, with printed lessons provided.

EXERCISE CLASS meets in Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.

FOR CONTINUING COVID CAUTION St. Paul worshipers can make use of several roped pews at the center of the sanctuary for the sake of social distancing.  Masks and hand-sanitizer are available at the entrances to the church.