March 28, 2024

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Maundy Thursday/ March 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m.


Call to Worship         John 1:1-14                                               Rev. Linda Anderson

Opening Prayer

Reading #1                                                                                                Conrad Heidt

Hymn (seated)        In The Cross of Christ I Glory                                          #207

Reading #2                                                                                               Kathy Williams

Reading #3                                                                                             Jennifer Ruffner

The first candle is extinguished.

Reading #4                                                                                             Rosemarie Laslo

Reading #5                                                                                                Jane Dykowski

The second candle is extinguished.

Reading #6                                                                                    Pastor Cheryl Schalm

Sacrament of Holy Communion/ Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving
We give thanks to thee, almighty God, that thou hast refreshed us with this memorial of thy love, and hast granted to us the presence of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; and we beseech thee to strengthen our faith in thee and to increase our love toward one another; through him who is our redeemer. Amen

Hymn (seated)           “In Remembrance of Me”                                            #403

Reading #7                                                                                                 Kathy Peters

The third candle is extinguished.

Reading #8                                                                                               Kathy Williams

The fourth candle is extinguished.

Reading #9                                                                                                  Conrad Heidt

The fifth candle is extinguished.

Reading #10                                                                                             Jane Dykowski

The sixth candle is extinguished.

Choir Anthem  “Within the Shadow of the Cross”

Reading #11                                                                                           Jennifer Ruffner

The seventh candle is extinguished.

Reading #12                                                                                          Rosemarie Laslo

The eighth candle is extinguished.

Reading #13                                                                                               Kathy Peters

The ninth candle is extinguished.

Reading #14                                                                                           Kathy Williams

The tenth candle is extinguished.

Reading #15                                                                                                Conrad Heidt

The eleventh candle is extinguished.

Musical Offering                       “The Old Rugged Cross”                  Tracy Hoffman

Reading #16                                                                                           Jennifer Ruffner

Reading #17                                                                                            Kathy Williams

Reading #18                                                                                                Kathy Peters

The twelfth candle is extinguished.

Reading #19                                                                                                Conrad Heidt

The Light of Christ Candle disappears from sight.

Reading #20                                                                                              Pastor Schalm

A brief time of silence

Final Reading

Depart in silence.

A special “Thank You” to all who participated in the readings; to those who shared special music; to Sue Mrowka for ushering, and Sandi Rose for special lighting effects.



WELCOME TO ALL SHARING TODAY’S SERVICE IN PERSON AND FACEBOOK LIVE-STREAMING You now must have a Facebook account to view our Worship Services live and at other times. It is possible to set up a Facebook account and not be engaged in social media. An email address is required. Please contact Dan Case, Gary Peters, or Michael Isaacs if you have questions/ need more information.

COMMUNION IS OFFERED THIS EVENING.  We observe an “open communion.” Member-ship is not required to partake in the Lord’s Supper.  We simply ask that all receiving Communion seek to know our Lord more completely.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE is at 12 noon. EASTER SERVICE is at 10:00 a.m. At the close of service, the lily-adorned Easter Cross will be carried outside and set in place in front of the church. Following service there is a special “Continental Breakfast,” in Fellowship Hall.  You may take any lilies you ordered after service.


Christine Schwab, Jeannette Wackro, Mark Ennis, Fred Miller, Sandi Rose, Lois Rice, Carol Wioncek, Sally Sigman, Joan Smarr, Justine Kimbler, Suzanne Bennett, Dennis Bennett, Tony Koths, Ron Cichowicz, Brody Howell, Ailani Flores, Sherry Burchard, 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.


                                               Calendar Week March 28  – April 7

Thursday    Worship Service 7:00 p.m. – Rev. Linda Anderson                    

Friday          Worship Service 12 Noon – Rev. Linda Anderson

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

                      Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Communion/ Continental Breakfast 11:00 a.m.

Monday      Office Closed/ Begin Rummage Sale Set-up Fellowship Hall

Tuesday       Rummage Sale Drop-offs begin 9:00 – 2:00 p.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Exercise 10:30 a.m./ No Choir Rehearsal

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

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