July 31, 2022

 ‘O Happy Day’ Service / Ninth Pentecost Sunday
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship
July 31, 2022

 

PRELUDE ”The Church’s One Foundation,” Organist, Sally Sigman

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL / CALL TO WORSHIP

*OPENING HYMN No.  277 “Christians we Have Met to Worship”

INVOCATION  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

PASSING OF THE PEACE  The peace of Christ be with you… And also with you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANTHEM  “This is A Day of New Beginnings,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

DEDICATION OF THE NEW SAMICK GRAND PIANO

TITHES & OFFERINGS / DOXOLOGY*

  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.

SCRIPTURE  1 Kings 6:1-14; Matthew 13:1-8

*HYMN No. 285  “How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely”  

MORNING PRAYER / LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)

MESSAGE “We Got It Done!“ Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 295 ”In This Very Room” (Verses 1-3)

REMEMBRANCE & RECOGNITION

ANTHEM “O Happy Day!” Chancel Choir

SHREDDING OF THE ENDOWMENT FUND I.O.U.

PRAYER OF THANKS

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

HYMN No. 274 “I Love Your Church, O God”

BENEDICTION / POSTLUDE “A Mighty Fortress”

 


 

ST. PAUL MORNING TIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS – July 31, 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.

TODAY WE’RE CELEBRATING WITH AN I.O.U. SHREDDING and dedication of the sanctuary’s new grand piano as we acknowledge both the final repayment to our church endowment for our Family Room addition and the presence of an exciting, beautiful new instrument for our church’s music ministry.  Glad that you’re here.

OUR SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING will be held next Sunday, August 7.  Plan on being present for this important meeting.

SURF’S UP AND THE TIDE IS HIGH! Children will be riding the waves with Mrs. Kari Cappello and Mrs. Sandy Ennis as they learn how to reflect the love and kindness of Christ.  Children, grab your boards and head to the shore!  We’ll be waiting for them!

PARENT/ YOUTH MISSION TRIP MEETING TODAY. Parents and youth will meet in the Confirmation classroom for a short meeting following the morning worship service. Youth are needed to return can and bottle donations.  All proceeds benefit the trip.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS STILL SOUGHT to teach single session classes 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 contact Pastor Schalm to secure a date and/or for more information.

A YOUNG ADULT REUNION & GATHERING is 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.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Dan Case, Dianne Sturgeon, Joan Smarr, Neil MacEachern, Sandi Rose, Beverly Goodell, Ann Schmoekel, Tim Ruffner, Al and Bev Gunther, 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, Marcie Bolen, Raymond Harmon, Steve Matney, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Harold Fick, Laverne Roe, Sheila Klimek, Carl Smith, Dan Mason, and Loretta Kurtsel.  Condolences: Hinzmann family on passing of Ron’s brother Ken Hinzmann, July 23: Marguerite June Dolan family, who gathered for internment service, July 27;  Frazier family on passing of Chris’ father Mark Frazier, July 28. Happy birthdays: Stacy Forsyth, Dan Case, and Sue Mrowka. Altar flowers for: Eileen Vernor & Sue Mrowka birthdays

EXERCISE CLASS meets in Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 a.m.

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.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MEN’S FELLOWSHIP 6TH ANNUAL STEAK FRY  Saturday, August 27, 4 – 7 p.m. Dinner includes: choice of New York Strip Steak or BBQ Chicken Breast, Baked Potato (Regular or Sweet), Corn on the Cob, Salad, Dessert and Beverage. Tickets are $16 per person and available at the Coffee Hour Kiosk Table or  Church Office (313 291-1221). Purchase your tickets early - only a limited number of steaks and chicken breasts will be available at the door for purchase. Questions? Contact Jim Poet or Gary Staffeld. 

CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS BEGIN AUGUST 31, 7 p.m. New voices are always welcome.  No auditions required.  For information contact music director, Tracy Hoffman.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) CIRCLE G RANCH IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!  Thank you to all the little buckaroos and buckarettes who came to spend the week with us. Learning and fellowship was made possible with our Ranch Wranglers and Helpers.  Please thank Candace Poet, aka CC for heading up the ranch games; Mrs. Debbie Case for heading up the ranch snacks and all her helpers, Helen St. Louis, Toni Hill and Jane Dykowski; Sheri Herkimer, for heading up the ranch crafts, Tracy Hoffman for heading up ranch music; Cindy Romas, for heading up registration and all the wranglers, Cindy Winter, Kaitlyn Isaacs, Angel Staten and Hayley Dykowski.  Thank you also to all those who stepped in to lend a hand during the week.  You are greatly appreciated! Until next year y’all!!

AMID THE RECENT SPIKE IN COVID INFECTIONS both masking and social distancing continue to be options for our worshipers with several roped pews available at the center of the sanctuary.  Masks and hand-sanitizer are available at the entrances to the church.