May 15, 2022

Cradle Roll Service
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sanctuary & Livestreamed Worship
St. Paul United Church of Chris Taylor, Michigan
May 15, 2022


“Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties.  The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”                                                         ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon




Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you. Congregation: And also with you!                                                                                     

*OPENING HYMN  No. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm and Congregation

O gracious God, we thank you for the many blessings you bestow, but most of all for the blessing of new life. In this hour of worship help us rededicate ourselves to a spirit of love and self-sacrifice that is so important for the flourishing of life young and old.



CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  I’m so glad I’m a part of the Family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood!  Joint heirs with Jesus, as we travel this sod; for I’m part of the family, the Family of God.


CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Tracy Hoff, Music Director


CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies, Lord of all to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.  

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 562  “Because He Lives”

SERMON  “The Cradle Rocks On,”  Pastor Schalm

HYMN No. 75 “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”  

CRADLE ROLL PROCESSION  - A Tinkling of Bells/ Blessing of the Infants and Families

*CLOSING HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World”





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 ( with a video recording of our worship together also posted by Sunday afternoon.

OUR ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of William Paul Staffeld, born May 10, 2022, to Matthew and Jessica Staffeld.  St. Paul grandparents: Doug and Janet Staffeld.

ALTAR FLOWER VASE honors David Lange’s 80th birthday.

A FELLOWSHIP HOUR immediately follows this morning’s service in our Fellowship Hall, reached through the arched doorway at the right front of the church.  We will be honoring our mothers with a Muffins for Moms continental breakfast, hosted by Men’s Fellowship Ministry. All welcome.

FOLLOWING CHILDREN’S CHAPEL IN THE SANCTUARY Sunday Schoolers will head upstairs for a morning lesson, ‘Reflection and Perfection,’ and preparations for their Spring Program.

SPRING MAY BE BARELY HERE BUT SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE ALREADY BEING SOUGHT to one-time lead a class for children in the summer weeks ahead.  All curriculum, craft 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 Cheryl Schalm to secure a date and/or for more information.

OUR UPCOMING BACCALAUREATE SERVICE HONORS ALL GRADUATES. If you or a family member is 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  May 29 for inclusion in the Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. service.  All graduates are invited to participate in gown and mortarboard.  Forms are available on our St. Paul web page.

‘THANK YOU’ TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED FLOWERS AND PLANTS in support of the Youth Summer Mission Trip 2022.  A huge “Thank You” to Candace Poet for chairing the fundraiser and to all who helped with it!

THANKS TO ALL RUMMAGE SALE VOLUNTEERS over the past month.  The sale finished yesterday with ‘Dollar-a-Bag’ Day with good weather and good community turn-out.

 TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY next meets in person in the West Room this coming Tuesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. -12 noon.  All welcome.

ST. PAUL EXERCISE CLASS meets Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Can’t make it to class, but want to join us from home? Join on us ZOOM via computer internet, I-pad, or video-phone. Contact Nurse Kathy Williams (313-291-1221) for sign-on and link information.

AN EIGHT WEEK 'MATTER OF BALANCE' CLASS starts up in Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.  The weekly sessions are geared towards those concerned about falling.  Information: May Tidings newsletter or Nurse Kathy Williams.


 Our Cradle Roll


--James Joseph Cappello, born to Jeremy and Kari Ennis Cappello.

--James Douglas Phipps, born to Jason and Laura Staffeld Phipps.

--Ivy June Thompson, born to Kyle and Samantha Thompson.

--Paislee Mae Harmon, born Mike and Jenna Harmon.

--Lula Pearl Blanchard, born to Kelsey Blanchard.

--Harper Ann Scheel, born to Kevin and Traci Scheel.

--Wyatt Grayson Collins, born to Justin and Crystal King Collins.

--Alena Lynn Newton, born to Jamie Pattison and Dan Newton.

--Stella Maeve Craig, born to Desmond and Olivia Drapeau Craig.

--William Paul Staffeld, born to Matthew and Jessica Staffeld.


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Dianne Sturgeon, Dan Case, John Dubke, Tom Williams, Marge Bergman, Frank Wolfram, Hayden Forsyth, Teri Staffeld, Kim Beyar, Eleanor Rossi, Muriel Baxter, Loralee Wilson, Rosemarie Laslo, John Kovach, Brenda Murphy, Kyle Hard, Jeff Natzke, Sue Spears, Jeff and Maria MacZink, Gunter Berndl, Jeffrey Britt, Brydon Stull, Steve Matney, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Laverne Roe, John Joanette, Bill Warner, Tom Koths, Arthur Jensen, Loretta Kurtsel, Josh Edelbrock, Carrie Hill, Helene and Neil McEachern, Leon Kroeger, Bert Thompson, Brenda Meridth, and Kim Chichowicz.