May 22, 2022

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship – May 22, 2022
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan


PRELUDE  “Take Time to Be Holy,” Organist Sally Sigman


*OPENING HYMN No. 5  ”O For a Thousand Tongues,”

INVOCATION  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

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


*HYMN No.  476  “Rejoice in God’s Saints”

SCRIPTURE Mark 6:6b-13; Acts 17: 16-34

CHIMES “Wonderful Words of Life”


*HYMN No. 602  “O Master Let Me Walk with Thee””

MESSAGE  “Two Are Better than One,“ Pastor Drutchas

ANTHEM “This is My Song,” Chancel Choir, Tracy Hoffman, Music Director


Congregation: We welcome you with joy in the common life of this church.  We promise you our friendship and our prayers we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ.  By the power of the Hoy Spirit may we continue to grow together in God’s knowledge and love and be witnesses to our risen Savior.

LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN  No. 458  “Ours the Journey”


POSTLUDE  “Guide Me, O Great Jehovah,” Sally Sigman, Organist





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.

THIS MORNING WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS, Erin Dobbins and Cheryl Marosi.  Anyone interested in joining St. Paul Church should speak with Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221) to arrange your welcome.

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.  All welcome.

ALTAR FLOWER VASES ARE IN MEMORY of Nancy Heidt from husband, Conrad, and family.

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will be upstairs this morning for their lesson, ‘Review and Reflection,’ and preparing for their Spring Program, Sunday, June 5.

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.

DUE TO A RISE IN REPORTED COVID CASES St. Paul members are encouraged to mask for mutual safety and well-being.  Several pews at the center of the sanctuary have been roped on both sides of the center aisle for those who wish to socially distance.  Masks and hand-sanitizer are available at the entrances to the church.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Jack Burchard, Dianne Sturgeon, Dan Case, Bob Robinson, Sandi Rose, Frank Wolfram, Marge Bergman, Sue Kren, Hayden Forsyth, John Dubke, Teri Staffeld, Eleanor Rossi, Tom and Kathy Williams, Helene and Neil MacEachern, Muriel Baxter, Loralee Wilson, John Kovach, Brenda Murphy, Kyle Hard, Jeff Natzke, Sue Spears, Jeff and Maria MacZink, Gunter Berndl, Jeffrey Britt, Brydon Stull, Steve Matney, Carl Smith, Hailey Smith, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Harold Fick, Laverne Roe, Rebecca Romas, Janet Kren, Carol Hoffman, Mary Manier, John Joanette, Bill Warner, Tom Koths, Arthur Jensen, Loretta Kurtsel, Josh Edelbrock, Carrie Hill, Leon Kroeger, Bert Thompson, Brenda Meridth, and Kim Chichowicz.  Happy 92nd Birthday: Daisy Stedman.