May 28, 2023

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Pentecost Sunday/ May 28, 2023


Silent Prayer and Reflection

“In what significant way do you recall the goodness of the Lord in your life?”

Ringing of the Bell

Welcome/Announcements Pastor Cheryl Schalm

Prelude  Beverly M. Glenn, organist / Flag Processional - Dan Case & Thomas Tank

*Unison Call to Worship/Passing of the Peace Pastor Schalm & Congregation

O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us, and among us:

Come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire, and burn; come as the dew, and refresh.  Convict, convert, and consecrate many hearts and lives to our great good and your greater glory. ~Amen

One: The peace of Christ be with you.

All:   And also with you.

*Hymn 236   “Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow”

*Prayer of the Day  Lector:  Marjie Barnard

One: Let us pray.

All:  Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.  Make us always remember your generosity and help us to consistently do your will.  Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life.  Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance and from every evil course of action.    

    Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land. 
When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail, but rather, help us to  remember your goodness.  We ask all this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Anthem “America the Beautiful,”  Chancel Choir

Morning Prayer

*Hymn 241 “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”

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: Lamentations 3:19-31  Lector:  Marjie Barnard

Gospel Lesson: John 14:1-6, 15-19 followed by Acts 2:1-4

Message: “We Remember,” Pastor Schalm

Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

*Special Music, “Shine, Jesus Shine,”  Keith & Kelly

*Dismissal with Blessing

Postlude  Beverly M. Glenn, organist/ Flag Recessional




SUNDAY SCHOOL IS GATHERING upstairs for a lesson, crafts, and snacks.

COFFEE HOUR this morning follows our worship service in Fellowship Hall.  Coffee, tea, donuts, and other refreshments served. All are welcome.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Kathy Williams, Barbara Schultz, Angel Staten, Sue Stern, Dorothy Evison, Sandi Rose, Dianne Sturgeon, Jennifer Lee, Nancy Kittendorf, Bill Pattenaude, Loralee Wilson, David Kulhanek, Kim Beyar, Sally Sigman, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Jerry Rossi, Sheila Klimek, Wayne Jones, Vicki Simon, Shirley Robinson, Kyle Hard, Jeff Natzke, Neil MacEachern, Randy Snelson, Ted Butkin, Kevin Siemers, Rhonda Wioncek Berndt, Cliff Barnard, Jeff MacZink, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, Margo Charette, Gabriel Siadak, Sue Milatz, Lynn Case, Susan Barnard, Judy Kirsch, Debi Petri.  Flower vases are in memory of Loretta Kurtsel from her loving family.

USHERS NEEDED TO ASSIST with Sunday morning worship services.  If you would like to volunteer or more information, please contact Senior Deacon, Jennifer Ruffner or the church office (313.291.1221).  Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated.

OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY will be ready for publication June, 2023. Anyone interested in placing an advertisement or personal message in our new directory should call Jill Garner at (800) 544-6903 ext.109 toll free or email her at Your current ad or business card could be used or help in making up an ad or a new ad could be arranged. Please feel free to pass this information on to others. Advertisers do not need to be members.

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 May 30 for inclusion in the Baccalaureate/Youth Sunday Service, June 4.   All graduates are invited to participate in gown and mortarboard.  Forms are available from an usher or on our web page.

YOUTH AND SENIOR TRIP TO EASTERN MARKET Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. meet at church; 8:15 a.m. departure. Detroiters have flocked to Detroit’s Eastern Market since 1841, making this urban farmers’ market one of the nation’s oldest. There is more than just shopping awaiting visitors to this more than 150-year-old Detroit landmark. There are flowers, food, arts & crafts and so much more! PLEASE REGISTER BY SIGNING THE SHEET AT THE KIOSK DURING COFFEE HOUR OR BY CONTACTING PASTOR SCHALM.

A “CHAT WITH REV. REED” doesn’t have any available dates/ times. If you wish to participate, please contact the church office and we’ll schedule a date/time in the future.

MATINEE AT ST. PAUL, “ Jesus Revolution,” Sunday, June 4 we will gather for pizza, popcorn and the fantastic, true story of the “Jesus Revolution” following service (noon). This is a must see that everyone will truly enjoy. PLEASE REGISTER BY SIGNING THE SHEET AT THE KIOSK DURING COFFEE HOUR OR BY CONTACTING PASTOR SCHALM.

BOOK & BIBLE STUDY, Beginning Monday, June 5 we will gather in the church parlor at 7:00 p.m. for discussion, reflection, and revelations as we read and share the book “Jesus Wept” and its correlation with scripture. Author Bruce Marchiano answers the question hurting people have been asking for centuries: Where is God when I hurt? Please join us as we uncover scriptural evidence leading to the answer. PLEASE REGISTER BY SIGNING THE SHEET AT THE KIOSK DURING COFFEE HOUR OR BY CONTACTING PASTOR SCHALM.

MEDITATION MONDAY’S YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP CONTINUES MEETING WEEKLY at Pastor Schalm’s home, Mondays, 7 p.m.  All post-High School young adults are welcomed and encouraged to join.

LECTORS ARE ALSO NEEDED for Sunday morning worship services.  If you would like tovolunteer or would like more information please contact Rev. Reed or Cindy Romas in the church office.  No experience needed.  All information is provided to you.

‘THANK YOU’ TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED FLOWERS AND PLANTS in support of the Youth Summer Mission Trip 2023.  A huge “Thank You” to Candace Poet for chairing the fundraiser and to all who helped with it!

COUNCIL IS SEEKING TWO ELDERS One to complete the remaining 8 months of the term vacated by Barb Shultz Elder and one to complete the remaining 2 years and 8 months of the term vacated by Pat Staffeld. On behalf of St. Paul Church we thank them for their time, talent, and service to the Council and the congregation. Anyone wishing to serve or for more information please contact Council President, Aaron Johnson.



                                               Calendar Week June 11 – June 18

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm

                     Pentecost Sunday/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Coffee hour 11:00 a.m.

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

Sunday         Worship 10:00 a.m. – Rev. George Reed

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