September 18, 2022

Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost
Sanctuary and Livestreamed Worship – September 18, 2022
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan 


PRELUDE  “Surely Goodness and Mercy,” Organist Sally Sigman


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

INVOCATION  Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas


The peace of Christ be with you… And also with you!


*HYMN No.  572  “Take Time to Be Holy”

SCRIPTURE Genesis 1:27-2:3; Mark 2:23-28

ANTHEM “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director

SPECIAL READINGS “Sabbath Wisdom” – Abraham Heschel, Lectors:  Pastor Drutchas and Eileen Vernor Drutchas



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.


*HYMN No. 323  “Wonderful Words of Life”

MESSAGE  “A Holiness Break,” Pastor Drutchas

CHIMES “There’s Something About That Name”


Congregation: We welcome you with joy in the common life of this church.  We promise you our friendship and our prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ.  By the power of the Holy 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. 274  “I Love Your Church, O God”


POSTLUDE  “What a Wonderful Savior!” Sally Sigman, Organist




Our 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’S FELLOWSHIP HOUR immediately following our worship service will be hosted in the West Room due to rummage sale set-up in Fellowship Hall. Coffee, donuts, and other refreshments served.  Come enjoy coffee, donuts, and good fellowship. There is no Coffee Hour on Sunday, September 25 and October 2 due to Rummage Sale set-up.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ‘BACK ON TRACK’ and that’s also this morning’s theme as our children and youth return to their regular classrooms.  All pre-school through fifth grade students will meet in the large upstairs classroom, while 6th & 7th grade students gather with Mrs. Lori Rogers in the center classroom.  8th & 9th grade students will be meeting up with Mrs. Doreen Thompson in the Confirmation classroom, adjoining the upstairs West Lobby.

TRUNK OR TREAT will be held Sunday, October 30, 5 p.m., in the circular drive.  Please register your trunk or your family’s participation by signing the sheet located on the upstairs Welcome Center desk or by contacting Pastor Schalm or Sheri Herkimer.  Candy donations can be dropped in the church office or at the Welcome Center desk.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD kicks off on October 30.  Shoe boxes and materials will be available in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour.  For more information, please contact Pastor Schalm. All boxes are due back no later than Sunday, November 20.

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS may be dropped off at the church, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Please use the East door and place your donations on the appropriate Fellowship Hall table as indicated by the signage.  The sale is upcoming, October 6-8.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY resumes this week on Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 a.m., in the West Room.  Newcomers welcomed!

EXERCISE CLASS meets in West Room, Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS this morning.  Anyone interested in joining St. Paul Church should speak with Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313-291-1221) to arrange your welcome.

CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS are Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m., West Room.  New voices always welcome.  No auditions required.  For more information contact music director, Tracy Hoffman.

FOR SECURITY REASONS our sanctuary’s front and east doors will be locked ten minutes after the start of morning worship. Those arriving late are asked to telephone the deacons and ushers (313-291-1221) or knock.  To exit out of these doors simply push the bar across them. Throughout the service, our deacons remain attentive on our behalf to any and all security concerns.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help host Fellowship periods following worship.  Donuts and brewed coffee are already provided. Hosts simply need to serve the refreshments with clean up afterwards.  For more information or to volunteer speak with Elder Barbara Schultz.

NOT FORGETTING THE COVID SPIKE which touched our own congregation this past summer, church members and friends are welcome to mask for sanctuary worship, also making use, if preferred, of several roped pews at our sanctuary’s center.  Masks and hand-sanitizer are available at the entrances to the church. See any Deacon or Usher for assistance.

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN: Dan Case, Daisy Stedman, Dianne Sturgeon, Nancy Rabb, Debi Petri, Shelia Klimek, Gloria Lakatos, Joan Smarr, Neil MacEachern, Glen Sigman,  Sandi Rose, Al Gunther, Jeff MacZink, Kyle Hard, Jerry Rossi, Eleanor Rossi, Hayden Forsyth, Teri Staffeld, Bob Robinson, Bev Goodell, Jeff Natzke, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, Karen Collett, Diane St. Louis, Susan Barnard, Marcie Bolen, Raymond Harmon, Steve Matney, Judy Kirsch, Wayne Jones, Margo Charette, Harold Fick, Laverne Roe, Carl Smith, Loretta Kurtsel, David Saalwaechter.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Betty Hagerty, Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m. at the Wayne Masonic Temple, 37137 Palmer, Westland, 48186.  RECENTLY HONORED BY THE STATE OF MICHIGAN: Michelle Matney, for outstanding service on behalf of Michigan Works clients seeking reemployment.