June 09, 2024

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Third Sunday after Pentecost/ June 9, 2024
Music Sunday

“Music is the art of profits, and the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”  Martin Luther

Ringing of the Bell

Announcements/ Welcome                                   Rev. Linda Anderson

Opening Voluntary

*Unison Call to Worship                        Rev. Anderson

Sing a new song to our God!

Songs of celebration, songs of joy!
Gather all the melodies together into one great harmony of praise.
Let the music of our hearts become part of God’s great song,

Pulsing through all creation.
Sing a new song to our God!

Hymn No. 610 “Living for Jesus”

Prayer of the day  (unison)                                              Rev. Anderson                     

Holy God, Master Musician, we gather with a variety of experiences and talents, but we come together to praise and worship you. Tune our ears to hear your song of life. It is you who composed the grand symphony of creation, so now and in all days, help us to remember that you have written a part unique to each one of us. Grant that our music will always glorify you. Amen.

Anthem “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

Hymn No. 591 “For God’s Gifts”  (responsively)

Anthem “Goodness of God,”                                 Tracy Hoffman, soloist

Psalm 33:1-5 reading

Anthem “In This Very Room”

Psalm 150

Hymn No. 429  “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”

Ephesians 5:19 reading

Anthem “The Longer I Serve Him,”                            Mark Ennis, soloist

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. Amen.

Anthem  “Music of the Morning”

Psalm 98 reading

Meditation                             Rev. Anderson

Anthem  “My Lips Will Praise You”

Revelation 14:2

Anthem  “You’ll Never Walk Alone,”                     Brenda Murphy, soloist

Prayers of the Church/ The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy            

   kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give  

   us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we  

   forgive those who debtors against us. And lead us not into  

   temptation; but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom,  

   the power and the glory, forever and ever Amen.                                                                                        

*Hymn No. 609 “Take My Life”

*Unison Benediction 1 Chronicles 16:8-13
Thank GOD! Call out his Name!

Tell the whole world who he is and what he’s done!
Sing to him! Play songs for him!

Broadcast all his wonders!
Revel in his holy Name,

GOD-seekers, be jubilant!
Study GOD and his strength,

seek his presence day and night;
Remember all the wonders he performed,

the miracles and judgments that came out of his mouth.

Closing Voluntary/ Recessional: Please remain in your pews as the      Light of Christ leads the way into the world at close of service.



WELCOME TO ALL SHARING TODAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE IN PERSON AND FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMING You must have a Facebook account to view our Worship Services.  An email address is required. It is possible to have a Facebook account not connected to Social Media. Please contact Dan Case, Gary Peters, or Michael Isaacs if you need more information.

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

COFFEE HOUR follows our service in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to share in coffee, tea, donuts, and fellowship. All men to be honored next Sunay with a special ‘Donuts for dads’ reception following worship, hosted by our Christian Education ministry. Everyone is invited to join in this Father’s Day celebration in Fellowship Hall.

Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan of salvation in our church, family, and community.  Knowing that all blessings come from God, we seek to share these in the church universal and proclaim God’s good news of His love and compassion bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.                                                        


                                               Calendar Week June 9 – June 16

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Linda Anderson

                      Music Sunday/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m. / Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m. / Council 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 10:30 a.m.

Sunday         Worship 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm

                      Baccalaureate Sunday/ Father’s Day/ Mission Sunday/ Sunday School 10:00

a.m./ Donuts for Dads 11:00 a.m.


THIS IS THE LAST DAY Girl Scout Troop 74590 is collecting cardboard inserts in empty toilet paper rolls for an upcoming project.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH DESIGNATED AS “MISSION SUNDAY” June’s Mission: Diapers for Jesus’ baby shower.  We will collect baby items (diapers/ wipes, etc.) to celebrate Jesus’ half birthday.  All items will go to Downriver Pregnancy Resource Center.  A donation box is in the Narthex for anyone interested in donating.  Please contact Pastor Schalm with any questions.

GRADUATE NAMES NEEDED If you or a family member are receiving a high school diploma, G.E.D., college degree, or continuing education certificate since last June, please contact Cindy Romas in the church office by June 11 for inclusion in the Baccalaureate Service. Please note:  date change for Baccalaureate Sunday.  We will celebrate graduates next Sunday. All graduates are invited to participate in gown and mortarboard.  Forms are available from an usher or on our web page.

YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP JUNE 24-28 Sent to Serve, is this year’s mission trip theme. As Christians, we are called to spread the Good News of God’s goodness, love, grace, and salvation. As followers of Christ, we are to be obedient to His ways, caring for those in need and putting others before ourselves. Over the course of the week, youth will be doing just that. Along with their chaperones and mission site leaders, they will be serving the homeless, disabled, families and children being supported through various outreach programs. It is my hope and prayer that through witness and service offered and received, participants will grow a larger heart for Christ and a deeper understanding of His love and promises. In addition to serving, we will partake in daily devotions and enjoy fun evening activities. See Pastor Schalm for an informational packet.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT TO TEACH one Sunday over the summer. All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided. A sign-up sheet is on the Christian Education Welcome Center desk upstairs. You can also contact Pastor Schalm to secure a date and/or for more information.

WEARING NAME TAGS WILL HELP everyone 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.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Robert Black, Christine Schwab, Fred Miller, Sandi Rose, Carol Wioncek, Sally Sigman, Joan Smarr, Vicki Simon, Pam Pierce, Justine Kimbler, Susan & Dennis Bennett, Diane Brainard, Tony Koths, Ron Cichowicz, Brody Howell, Alicia Hagen, Ailani Flores, Sue Milatz, Linda Tank, Rachel Tank, Jennifer Lee, Kyle Hard, Bill Pattenaude, Randy Snelson, Ted Butkin, Kevin Siemers, Rhonda Wioncek Berndt, Jeff MacZink, Steve, neighbor, Vicki and Dale Simon.