May 28, 2022

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship – May 29, 2022
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan


 PRELUDE  “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand,” Organist Sally Sigman


*OPENING HYMN ”God Bless America” (insert)

INVOCATION  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

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


CHIMES “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”

SCRIPTURE 1 Corinthians 8:4-13; Matthew 18:21-22; 26:51-54

*HYMN No. 668  “For a Healing of the Nations”


*HYMN No. 512  “When Aimless Violence Takes Those We Love“

MESSAGE  “Called to Another Way,“ Pastor Drutchas

ANTHEM “America the Beautiful,” Chancel Choir, Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

A SALUTE TO VETERANS (Veterans invited to stand)

*CLOSING HYMN  No. 467 ”Fill the World with Love”

BENEDICTION/POSTLUDE  “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 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.




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.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL SPRING PROGRAM & BACCALAUREATE SERVICE IS SUNDAY, JUNE 5. The youth led service will celebrate our graduating young people and Sunday school children. 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 today 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.

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will be upstairs this morning enjoying “A Spirit Filled Summer” theme with songs, a message, reflection, and spirit-filled activities.  They will also finalize preparations for their Spring Program, Sunday, June 5.

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.

AN EIGHT WEEK 'MATTER OF BALANCE' CLASS will be starting up in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.  The weekly sessions are geared towards those concerned about falling.  Please contact Parish Nurse Kathy Williams (313-291-1221) to sign up.

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: Frank Wolfram, Dan Case, Dianne Sturgeon, Jack Buchard, Marge Bergman, Sandi Rose, Eleanor Rossi, Hayden Forsyth, John Dubke, Sue Kren, Teri Staffeld, Eleanor Rossi, Bob Robinson, Brenda Murphy, Helene and Neil MacEachern, John Kovach, Kyle Hard, Jeff Natzke, Sue Spears, Jeff and Maria MacZink, Brydon Stull, Steve Matney, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Harold Fick, Laverne Roe, Rebecca Romas, Hailey Smith, Janet Kren, Carol Hoffman, Mary Manier, Bill Warner, Tom Koths, Arthur Jensen, Loretta Kurtsel, Josh Edelbrock, Carrie Hill, Leon Kroeger, Bert Thompson, Brenda Meridth, and Kim Chichowicz.