Sunday April 10, 2016

                            

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

 Mark Ennis - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Third Sunday of Easter                                                                               April 10, 2016

Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Nursery care available

   

    SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

    PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist

    RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

    CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

  *OPENING HYMN No. 21  “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” (responsive)  Mark

      Ennis, Hymn Leader   

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas

     We thank You, living God, that in Jesus Christ You are building a house not made  

     with hands, but a people among whom You live. We thank you that You have

     called us to be a part of Your family and that we belong to You.  We come now,   

     longing to know the touch of Your Spirit, that we may be encouraged to serve You  

     in this world which you have made.  Come to us that we may recognize You as our  

     Savior, sing Your praises and then tell others about You.  Amen.

  *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

   *WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

      UNISON READING Apostles’ Creed (9) (pew card)

      CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “I Need Thee Every Hour,”  Chancel Choir (9),

      “Reach Out to Jesus,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist (10:30)

      SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 10:1-48  Lectors:  Aaron Johnson, Pastor Drutchas  

      CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

      Your words to me are life and health; pour strength into my soul;

      enable, guide, and teach my heart to reach its perfect goal!

      Your words to me are light and truth; from day to day they show

      their wisdom, passing earthly lore, as in their truth I grow.

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  *Congregation standing

 

      MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   *HYMN No. 33  “How Great Thou Art”  (vs. 1-3)     

     SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM  (pew card)  Kane Family (10:30) 

   *HYMN No. 95  “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” (vs. 1-3) (10:30)

     OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

   *DOXOLOGY

       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  “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,”  Pastor Drutchas

    LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

  *CLOSING HYMN No. 464  “God of Grace and God of Glory” (vs. 1, 4, 5) 

  *BENEDICTION  

  *POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of

       the candles are extinguished.)

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RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available in the East Lobby

which can be reached through the side door at the east front of the sanctuary.  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

Deuteronomy 26:7-11 “Then we cried out for help from Lord, the God of our ancestors.  He heard us and saw our suffering, hardship and misery.  By His great power and strength He rescued us from Egypt.  He brought us here to this rich and fertile land.  So, now I bring to the Lord the first part of the harvest he has given me.”  Moses was grateful for the Lord’s deliverance.  God’s mercy and protection is always with us.  Let us always remember to bestow to our Lord a portion of the gifts He has given to us.

 

 

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221

Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org

Web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Third Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“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.”

           

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES TODAY

Deacon: Sue Mrowka (9), Candace Poet (10:30)  

Council:   (9), John Smith (10:30)

Ushers:

Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in loving memory of Robert Poet from Thelma Poet, Jim Poet & Family. 

 SIDE VASE is in loving memory of Helen Cagle from her daughters, Pat & Kathy.

 ROSES ON THE PULPIT CELEBRATE the births of Jofie Grace van Gaalen, born March 27,  

 2016 to Jennifer & Jerome van Gaalen.  St. Paul Grandparents are Doug & Janet Staffeld.  Sibling

 is Julianna. Kyler Jagger Rohloff, born March 29, 2016 to Katherine Fuller & Andrew Rohloff.  St. 

 Paul Great-grandmother is Barbara Sullivan.  Cameron Thomas Stroupe, born March 8, 2016 to  

 Carissa & Calvin Tank.  St. Paul Grandparents are Tom & Linda Tank.

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION between services for light refreshments in

  our Fellowship Hall, sponsored by our Girl Scout Troop 74590.

 

  BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Castiel Michael Medrano-Kane, born August 31, 2015 to

  Steven & Norma Medrano-Kane.   

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week April 10 – April 17

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- Kane Family 

                     Baptism 10:30 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.

Monday       Matter of Balance 12:45 a.m./ Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop        

                     74590 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       ChristNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m.   

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.  

Thursday    Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School  

                     10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.                      

 

  BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES ON “BOUNDARIES” BEGINS Sunday, April 17 and 24, plus  

  May 1, 8, and 15.  One of the big complaints today is that no one has a sense of “boundaries”  

  anymore with folks doing things they shouldn’t.  But the problems often begin with ourselves and  

  the challenge of setting limits and deciding what’s appropriate and what’s not.  Our book  

  discussion will focus on healthy boundary setting for the sake of ourselves and others using as a  

  guide a new bestselling book entitled “Boundaries,” by Christian psychologists and counselors Drs.   

  Henry Cloud and John Townsend.  Not to be missed is their look at “Ten Laws of Boundaries” and  

  “Common Boundary Myths.”  Other chapters focus on boundary setting with our spouses, children,

  co-workers, and God.  Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas, all sessions will gather in the parlor from  

  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Books are available in the church office for $10.00.  Please complete a Make-A-

  Wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate.

 

  RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS NOW ACCEPTED.  Donations should be clean and 

  in a good state of repair.  Donated items are stored in the back of Fellowship Hall.  Blue Jean 

  Sunday is April 24th.  This is an all-church project and volunteers help make it a huge success.

  Any time you can give is greatly appreciated.  New this year! Evening volunteer opportunities   

  available.  Please contact Toni Hill. Our Spring Rummage Sale is April 28, 29, & 30th.  Please  

  complete a Make-A- Wish card or contact any Women’s Fellowship member to volunteer.

 

THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD will be changed on Monday, April 11, 2016 in accordance with our IT policy.  As many of you already know the wireless internet has added another dimension to St. Paul, in that it enables our members with smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to access resources that could actually aid in our congregation’s mission.  It also helps bring people in and encourages them to stick around.  Please contact the Church Office to get the new Wi-Fi password or see Dan Case, Michael Isaacs or Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after our services.  Thank You, St. Paul IT Ministry.

 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – OUR PRAYER LIST:

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Anne Blanchard, Ed Brainard, Harmon Beekman,  Nancy Cady, Raymond Carter, Debbie Case, Miles Church, Alice Clubb, Dave Cowper, June Dolan (hospice), Jim Ennis, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Lillian Fick, Moses Flomo, Doris Hilliker, Sara Kauffman, Marilyn Kunkle, Leo Kuschel, Rosemarie Laslo, Lila Miller, Lauren Moritz-Magyar, Murl Nieman, Jim Pattenaude, Thelma Poet, Shirlen Powell, LaVerne Roe, Sandra Rose, Melissa Rossi, David Schmoekel, Dennis Schmoekel, Anthony Staten, Brenda Tank, Beverly Traver, Lisa Wild, and Emily Winter. 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.

 

HEALTH MINISTRIESA Matter of Balance - for those having problems with balance or a fear of falling began Monday, April 4th, 2016 12:45pm to 2:45pm for 8 weeks is full.  Diabetic PATH program will be offered at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Trenton on Tuesdays from 6- 8:30 PM, April 16 - May 24.  PATH is sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation and Senior Alliance. Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is designed to provide skills and tools to help people living with long-term health problems to live a healthier life. It is a fun, interactive, six week workshop led by certified leaders. Are you diabetic or have a loved one who is? Please register for this class.  To register call Beaumont at 800.543.9355.  Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. If there is enough interest we may do Zumbato a DVD. - If you are interested, please complete a Make-a-Wish card and put it in the offering plate or contact the church office. CPR/First Aid Class –Ideally we would like two persons from each church group or committee to take a First-aid/CPR class. This will allow someone to be able to be a capable first-responder to an injured person during church activities. Those persons wanting to take the an initial CPR/First aid class or have a card older than two years can get carded through the American Heart Association. Changes have been made at the national level. CPR/First aid class takes about 8 hours.  If you are interested in becoming certified please complete a Make a-Wish card and place in an offering plate.  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, Parish Nurse.

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING - The Motor City Brass Band is coming to

perform a concert in Dearborn on April 10 at 3 PM.  The concert is at the Ford Community

and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. If you have already paid for

your ticket and are interested in carpooling, meet at St. Paul Church no later than 1:45 p.m. 

We will depart at 2 p.m.   Looking ahead – Thursday, May 26 (Back-up date May19) depending on the painting being chosen. Painting at PIPS in Wyandotte at 7 PM cost about $35. Date will be finalized 8 weeks prior. Sign-up no later than May 12th. April Clark is the contact.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:

Barbara Ash (friend of Lori Kuhn), Cliff Barnard (brother of Charlie Barnard), Ralph Bender (cousin of Lois Rice), Rhonda Berndt (daughter of Carol Wioncek), Andrew Burnell (nephew of Evelyn Lassa), Lois Carter (friend of Lori Kuhn), Elaine Collins (relative of Arlene & Phill Felske), Nick Collins (grandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Gregory Drewno (friend of Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Norma Duddy (friend of Doreen Thompson), Gabriella Gomez (niece of Darlene Babin), Ralph Gratrix (son of Shirley Gratrix), Paola Hillebrand (friend of Wendy Warner), Shannon Henry (friend of Melissa Winter), Pat Kimes (sister of Marjie Barnard, Wyandotte Hospital), Jaxson Klingbeil (great-nephew of Richard & Cindy Yuenger), Pat Kniola (friend of Marion Bolen), Matthew Kozlaski (grandson of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Nicole Lang (daughter of Marilyn Lang), Jennifer Lee (grand-daughter of Barb Siemers) Pamela Lietz (friend of Michael Natzke), Charles Linne (brother of Lil Roscoe), Ardith Long (friend of the Schalm family), Carson Maloney (grandson of friend of Wendy Warner), Bob Montour (brother-in-law of Shirley Robinson), Steve Rieley (relative of Darlene Babin), Jackie Robinson (sister of Pam Badarak), Ernest Rossi (brother of Al Rossi), Joan Slusher (sister of Doris Hilliker), Denise Smith (friend of Lil Roscoe), Joyce Smith (sister of Harry Thompson), Aaron St. Louis (nephew of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Betsey Sullivan (daughter-in-law of Barbara Sullivan), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson of Helene McEachern), Paul Tetreau (nephew of Kathy & Gary Peters), David Whitcher, Jr. (grandson of Cheryl Stewart), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter of Cheryl Stewart).

 

ONLINE WEEKLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY All youth (6-12 grades) interested in participat-

 ing  in a weekly online Bible study are asked to send Pastor Schalm their email address. Each  

 Monday a topic affecting young people will be addressed and discussed according to scripture  

 versus pop culture. Youth will have the opportunity to share their insights throughout the week

 on the subject as their schedules permit. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and to grow in the knowledge of Christ despite a hectic schedule. All communication will be done through a group email. Send your email address to cschalm@stpaulucctaylor.org.

 

FAMILY OUTING TO COMERICA PARK Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Complimentary tickets to the April 22nd game & firework display (following the game) will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.  We will meet at the church at 5:45 p.m. to board the Kiwanis bus that will serve as transportation to and from the game.   Anyone interested in tickets should contact Pastor Schalm.

 

TREE OF FAITH MEMORIALS INVITED Our “Tree of Faith” offers opportunities to permanently memorialize or commemorate people and events of our lives that we cherish. Dedication cards (found in the pew racks) allow 3 lines of engraving with twenty characters possible on each line.  The cost of each burnished gold leaf is $300 and you may choose where you would like your leaf placed.  Please indicate your choice on the clipboard provided.  All proceeds support our “Room With a View” project. Leafs  are now available for purchase (with a credit card) on our website.

 

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR meets immediately following our 10:30 a.m. worship service.  We will            

gather upstairs at the Welcome Center.  All children are invited.  For more information, please 

contact Sally Sigman, Director.

 

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 coffee pot.