May 26, 2024

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
First Sunday After Pentecost/ May 26, 2024
Trinity Sunday


Silent Prayer and Reflection

Whatever the details, the more we learn to see and open to the Triune God, the more we will reflect on God’s presence and power in our own lives.     

Ringing of the Bell

Announcements/ Welcome                                       Rev. Linda Anderson

Opening Voluntary/ Please stand as you are able for the presentation of our nation’s flag.

*Call to Worship                                                     Conrad Heidt, liturgist

One: We gather in the name of the living Christ to worship God.
All: Surely, God is in this place and calls us to worship in spirit and in truth.
One: God’s love is for you and for all people everywhere.
All: That we may share God’s love and life, may we be renewed in the refreshing Spirit of the living Christ.
One: The living Christ is with us.
All: Praise the Lord!

*Hymn No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

*Morning Prayer  (unison)                                     Conrad Heidt, liturgist

We gather together O God, from our own small worlds, to worship
unitedly in this place. We are here because of your love demonstrated
supremely in Christ. Your grace binds us in fellowship. Your Spirit
brings us into a communion of faith. Keep us from thoughtless prayer,

listless singing, or dull minds. Make our worship a vantage point of
spiritual insight from which we may go forth prepared to serve you and
others. Amen.

Anthem “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

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.

First Lesson:  Isaiah 6:1-8                                      Conrad Heidt, liturgist

Gospel Lesson: John 3:1-17

Message “Who Will Go for Us?”                                       Rev. Anderson

*Hymn No. 4  “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty!” 

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. And 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. 725  “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”    

*Dismissal with Blessing

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



WELCOME TO ALL SHARING TODAY’S MORNING 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 and encouraged to share in coffee, tea, donuts, and fellowship.


                                               Calendar Week May 26  – June 2

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

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

Monday       Office closed

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Exercise 10:30 a.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

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

                      Communion/ 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.                                                                  

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.

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 74590 is collecting cardboard inserts in empty toilet paper rolls for an upcoming project.  The last day to drop off the rolls is Sunday, June 9.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Robert Black, Christine Schwab, Fred Miller, Sandi Rose, Lois Rice, 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.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH DESIGNATED AS “MISSION SUNDAY” and items collected will be blessed at that time. Today we will recognize and bless all items donated to “Hero’s Closet.”  This is a program that offers everything from all types of clothing (formal ware to leisure ware), personal items to household goods to veterans at no cost.  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 single moms and babies in foster care.  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 over the summer. All curriculum, materials and snacks will be provided. A sign-up sheet can be found on the Christian Education Welcome Center desk upstairs. You can also contact Pastor Schalm to secure a date and/or for more information.

GRADUATE NAMES NEEDED FOR OUR PRINTED ROSTER 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 June 16. Please note:  date change for Baccalaureate Sunday.  We will celebrate graduates on June 16. All graduates are invited to participate in gown and mortarboard.  Forms are available from an usher or on our web page.

LAST SUNDAY FOR STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING.  This offering represents Pentecost, the Birthday of the Christian Church.   Please join in planting the seeds needed to grow and sustain us.  An offering envelope is in your May Tidings. There are envelopes located in the Narthex.  See an usher for assistance. You may also use Vanco, our electronic online giving source for your Strengthen the Church donation.  Visit us online at, locate the Online Giving button and select “Strengthen the Church” and enter the amount of your donation.  Thank You.