June 30, 2024

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/ June 30, 2024

 

Reflection: When we experience the abundance of God's grace, we can't help but take Jesus seriously. In Jesus, God has a way of transforming our dismissive laugher into tears of joy, our skepticism into speechless amazement.

Ringing of the Bell

 Announcements/ Welcome                                   Rev. Linda Anderson

Opening Voluntary                                               John Joanette, pianist

*Call to Worship (responsive)                             Jane Dykowski, liturgist

One: Come among us, Healing God; we wait for you.

All: We come, hungry for your Word to bless us.

One: Come among us, Compassionate Christ; we hope in you.

All: We come, hungry to be filled with the Bread of Heaven.

One: Come among us, Restoring Spirit; we wait and hope in you.

All: We come, eager to rest in your peace.

 

*Hymn No. 86  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

 

*Prayer of the Day (unison)                                Jane Dykowski, liturgist

Most gracious and loving God, you fill our hearts with praise for renewed life in Christ Jesus. Fill our minds with meditations which are noble and true, that we may be strengthened in our union with Him, for we offer our prayers and our worship in his name, today and in all the days to come. Amen.

Special Music “What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 First Lesson  Lamentations 3:22-33                  Jane Dykowski, liturgist

Gospel Lesson Mark 5:21-43

 Message  “A Waiting Game”                                           Rev. Anderson

*Hymn No. 275  “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”

Presentation of Tithes and 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.

 

A Time for Prayer/ 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. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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. 5  “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

*Dismissal with Blessing

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

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

COFFEE HOUR follows our worship service. All are invited to gather in Fellowship Hall to enjoy coffee, tea, donuts, and fellowship.  A free will offering is appreciated to help off-set the increasing price of our yummy donuts.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.  The Office will open on Monday, July 8 at 9:00 a.m.

ALL LADIES ARE INVITED to attend the Women’s Fellowship summer luncheon on Thursday, July 11, 12:30 p.m. We will gather between 12 and 12:30 at the Woodside Meadows Golf Course, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus.  Please RSVP to Chairwoman, Toni Hill so she can give the restaurant a count.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

                                               Calendar Week June 30 – July 7

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

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

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Thursday     Office Closed in observance of Independence Day

Friday           Office Closed in observance of Independence Day

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

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

 

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.   

NO EXERCISE CLASS Wednesday, July 3 or Thursday, July 4 (Office will be closed July 4 & 5 in observance of Independence Day).  Class will resume on Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.   

THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH DESIGNATED AS “MISSION SUNDAY” and items collected will be blessed at that time.  July’s Mission:  Bear Patrol.  Donate a new stuffed bear (or any animal) for police and CPS workers to give to children facing trauma.  A donation box is in the Narthex for anyone interested in donating.  Please contact Pastor Schalm with any questions.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT TO TEACH one Sunday from July 7 – September 1. All curriculum, crafts and snacks are provided. A sign-up sheet is on the Christian Education Welcome Center desk upstairs. Contact Pastor Schalm to secure a date and/or for more information.

OUR SEMI-ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is Sunday, July 14, immediately following our worship service.  Your attendance is very important to ensure we have a quorum.  There is no Coffee Hour that morning.

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

Dennis Schmoekel, Justine Kimbler, Betty Mayfield, Robert Black, Christine Schwab, Fred Miller, Sandi Rose, Carol Wioncek, Sally Sigman, Joan Smarr,  F. Scott Miller, Destin Fazendin, Vicki Simon, Pam Pierce, 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.