New Year’s Day
St. Paul United Church of Christ
24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-0190
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas - Senior Pastor
Pastor Cheryl Schalm - Minister of Christian Education
Mr. Mark Ennis - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services
New Year’s Day January 1, 2017
Celebration of Worship 10:00 a.m.
(Nursery care available)
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
*CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE
*OPENING HYMN No. 164 “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice,” Mark Ennis,
O God of life, we rejoice in your love which has filled creation from the beginning
and which calls all life into being. We praise you for Jesus Christ who reveals
most fully your loving purpose for all people. We bless you for your Spirit who
draws all humanity into the circle of your love. Gracious God, bless us with your
presence so that our worship and our lives may be a true celebration of your love
in Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Whispering Hope,” Kari Cappello & Mark Ennis
SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 1:1-17 Lector: Lois Rice
HYMN No. 158 “Her Baby Newly Breathing”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Thanks, Healing)
‘Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds had fled, that mighty Gitchi
Manitou sent angel choirs instead; before their light the stars grew dim, and
wand’ring hunters heard the hymn: Peace on earth, Christ is born, Jesus is born,
in excelsis gloria!
OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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.
SERMON “All in the Family,” Pastor Drutchas
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
CHIME RESPONSE “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
WELCOMING OUR NEW YEAR
*CLOSING HYMN No. 167 “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until
all of the candles are extinguished.)
RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our “Family Room”. Please let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders
of service are available.
CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Do not be afraid, do not be afraid.
Heaven is sending a star as your guide.
Do not be afraid, do not be afraid.
God will be here at your side.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
New Year’s Day
January 1, 2017
“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.”
Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.
Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.
2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES are now available for pickup in the Narthex (rear) of the
church. Please ask one of the ushers to assist you in locating your box. If for some reason
you do not find a box with your name on it speak with Financial Secretary, Annette, or call
the church office at 313-291-1221.
REMINDER: All congregational reports are now past due. Please turn yours into the church office ASAP.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, January 15, 2017 immediately
following our 10:00 a.m. worship service. Attending church members will be asked to
approve a unified budget and a slate of new church council members. Reports from church
ministries will also be presented.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments and fellowship in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Choir members.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Megan Barnosky, Nancy Cady, David Cowper, June Dolan, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Andrea Fuller, Pat Herkimer, Ollie Hilliker, Kole Johnson (friend of Mike Natzke), Rev. Norm Kirsch, Sylvia Matney, Zachary Miller, Michael Natzke, Shirlen Powell, Shirley Robinson, Allen Rook & family (Fish & Loaves), Glen Sigman, Sally Sigman, Janet Staffeld, Kevin Staffeld, Peggy Staten, Leah Wagner, and Al Whited. Please contact the church office if your family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has been restored.
ST. PAUL MEN’S FELLOWSHIP is sponsoring its second annual St. Paul Euchre Night. The date is Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall here at St. Paul. There will be cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, pizza, snacks and beverages. The cost is $10 / person in advance and $12 / person at the door. No partner is required since we will be playing Progressive Euchre which puts individual players against each other. Tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour beginning on Sunday, December 4th or by calling the church office at 313-291-1221. Thank You in advance for your support - St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.
SHIFT TO 10:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICES FOR TWO SUNDAYS. The St. Paul Congregation will shift for two weeks to a single Sunday Worship service. Worship services on Sunday, January 8th, and January 15th will all begin at 10:00 a.m. Our 9:00 & 10:30 worship schedule will resume on the fourth Sunday of the month, January 22nd, 2017. The telephone greeting for our church’s voice mail system will be updated to reflect changing worship times in January. Please contact the church office (313-291-1221) if you have any questions regarding worship times. The church office is closed Monday January 2, 2017.
ST. PAUL SOUPER BOWL IV is scheduled for Sunday, January 29th. A simple donation of $7.00 buy’s you a spoon, a support tray (holds 6 bowls of soup) and will allow you to taste a variety of amazing soups prepared by local businesses as well as our own membership. The event will take place from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in our own Fellowship Hall. All profits will go to support the “Building Our Future” fund. If you have a secret family recipe and would like to participate in Souper Bowl IV, please contact Jim Poet at 734-718-3137 or the Church Office at 313-291-1221.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Our January planning meeting is Thursday the 26th at
7:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Come with ideas for next year’s outing/ meetings or give them to
Kathy by the 25th. Please remember to check the shelf in the West Room for any gifts from
your new Secret Pal.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week January 1 – January 8
Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – New Year’s
Day/ Sunday School 10:00 a.m./ Pot Luck 11:00 a.m.
Monday Office is Closed/ Zumba 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Epiphany
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
ST. PAUL BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY will be hosting its 10th Annual Wild
Game Dinner on Thursday, February 9th. Doors open at 5:30 pm, hors d’oeuvres at 6:00
p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 7:00 pm. It’s a fun filled evening with lots of raffles, good
eating and great fellowship. This year’s event will feature Buffalo, Wild Boar, Venison,
Salmon, Turtle, Squirrel and more. Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased beginning
December 4th at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour, by calling the Church office at 313-
291-1221 or by calling Candace Poet, James Poet, Gary Staffeld or Dan Case. We are also
looking for donations of wild game and any items that can be used for the raffles.
OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you will now be receiving all your Church related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”. Please make sure you add us to your contact list to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements. If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.
ST. PAUL NURSERY MOVES TO NEW LOCATION. Effective with the 10:00 a.m. January 8, 2017 Worship Service our St. Paul Nursery will move to its new location in the Family Room just off the narthex. This move will eliminate our current 2nd floor nursery. Parents are asked to check in with Christine Schwab our Nursery coordinator prior to the start of each worship service. St. Paul will continue with a single service through January 15th returning to two services on January 22nd. Child care will be provided for all Sunday Worship Services (with the exception of Christmas). If you have questions regarding the new nursery, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case.
MARK YOUR PLANNERS for our Annual Scrapbook Crop on Saturday, February 4th,
from 9 AM- 7 PM. The cost is $40. This includes your cropping space, three meals, as well
as snacks and beverages all day. There will be venders, make and takes, demos, and raffles.
Even if you do not want to scrapbook, there will be something for everyone as you shop
with our venders. If you are a vender, or know of a vender, that might be interested, please
let me know. We will need raffle and door prizes, as well as people to help that day. This
is a big fundraiser for BOF and the Christian Education Ministries. Please contact Debbie
Case at 734-941-1228 or email email@example.com if you want more information.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR C ONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS:
Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol
Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father of Chris Chavez), Grace Torango (mother of Sylvia Matney),and Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren).
HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes – Exercise is important to our health. We
are doing Zumbato a DVD at 4 PM on Mondays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised. Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship! Zumba can be done at your own pace and modified to your ability. Shalom– Chronic disease group meeting. Our January meeting is Monday the 9th at 1:00 p.m. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please contact Kathy Williams. Blood Drive – is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 6:45 p.m. Please mark your calendar for this event. There needs to be 59 days between donations. Please schedule an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams (313-291-1221) or complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and place it in an offering plate. You can also make appointments by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Click on the blue box on the left side of the page that says “Enter a Sponsor Code”, under “Find a blood drive near you”. Type in StPaulTaylor (no spaces). You will then be directed to the next page listing our blood drive. Click on the last column to sign up. You will need to register & obtain a password. ID’ and passwords are case sensitive. You can also download to your phone or print out a Rapid Pass the day of the drive before you come to donate. You can read the educational materials and complete the health history online to save time at the blood drive. If you have questions about eligibility you can look at eligibility requirements on www.redcrossblood.org or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at 866-236-3276. There is updated information about a four week deferral for those who have been to areas where the Zika virus has been found.
THE SEWING GUILD (Sew ‘n Sews) will begin the New Year with their meeting January 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a sandwich, dessert and beverages are provided. All are welcome whether or not you know how to sew. WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP will meet on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. All ladies are invited. THE DORCAS SOCIETY will meet Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S “Tree of Faith” continue to be available for
those who wish to honor or commemorate family members and events. The cost of each leaf
is $300 with proceeds helping to fund “A Room with a View.” The tree is located in the
narthex, just outside the entrance to the new “Family Room”. Those who wish to have a leaf
placed on the tree are encouraged pick your leaf from those available (see sign-up sheet) and
to complete a blue card available in the pew racks or by going to the Church Website
“www.stpaulucctaylor.org” click on the ‘Giving” tab to access Vanco Services and utilize our
new highly secure electronic giving site. Purchases can be debited automatically from your
checking or savings account, or from your debit or credit card.
PLEASE REMEMBER to complete a kitchen check list and put it in the Trustees box in
the West Room after the kitchen has been used. Completed check lists are not being
received on a regular basis. Blank forms are located on the cupboard door near the large
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2016” High
School Graduate address and location information. In addition, we would like your photo
to be included on our “YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board. Please
forward all information and pictures to Pastor Schalm.