July 24, 2022

Order of Service
Eighth Pentecost Sunday
Livestreamed and Sanctuary Worship
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
July 24, 2022


PRELUDE  “Who is My Mother, Who is My Brother?” Organist Sally Sigman



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

  Congregation: “And also with you!”

*HYMN No. 517  “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director        

OPENING PRAYER  Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas


*HYMN No. 589 “Lord, I Want to Be Christian”

MORNING SCRIPTURE  John 7:53-8:11; 1 Corinthians 13:11-13

*HYN No. 526 “The Gift of Love”


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  “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist

MESSAGE  “What’s in Your Cookbook?” Pastor Drutchas

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

*HYMN No. 658 “Restless Weaver”


POSTLUDE “Fill the World with Love,” 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, making use, if preferred, of several roped pews at the center of the sanctuary.  Masks and hand-sanitizer are available at the entrances to the church. Also, our usual post-service Coffee Hour has been put hold until next week, July 31.

SURF’S UP AND WE ARE RIDING HIGH! This morning the children will be surfing into a week of Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the Circle G Ranch.  The adventure will begin today with lots of fun and surprises. See you there!

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS STILL SOUGHT to teach single session classes in late July and throughout 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’ STARTS TOMORROW, JULY 25 - 29. Please confirm your child/ren’s participation by signing up at the Welcome Center Desk upstairs. 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, Joan Smarr, Neil MacEachern, Sandi Rose, Tim Ruffner, Barbara Schultz, Marjie Barnard, Al and Bev Gunther, John and Barb Smith, Sue Mrowka, Alice and Dennis Nagy, Jennifer Isaacs, Geoff Drutchas, Jeff MacZink, Kyle Hard, Jerry Rossi, Tony Rogers, Eleanor Rossi, Hayden Forsyth, John Dubke, Teri Staffeld, 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, Dan Mason, Arthur Jensen, Loretta Kurtsel, Carrie Hill, 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.

OUR SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING 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.

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.

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 next Sunday, 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 an exiting, 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 has adjourned for these last summer weeks until the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 6.

EXERCISE CLASS meets in Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.