Sunday April 15, 2018

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. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Third Sunday of Easter                                                                               April 15, 2018

 

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. 226  “He Lives!” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader   

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

     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  (pew card) (9)

     ANTHEM  Chancel Choir (9)

     FAMILY OF GOD MOMENT  Pastor Cheryl Schalm (10:30)

  _____________________ 

*congregation standing

     CONGREGATIONAL CHORUS  (10:30) 

     I’m so glad I’m part of the family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain,

     cleansed by His blood!  Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m

    part of the family, family of God! 

     SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 24:13-52  Lectors:  Jeannette Wackro, Pastor Drutchas  

     CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “What Wondrous Love is This?” Eileen Vernor Drutchas,
     Barbara Schultz, Duet (9)  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)      

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) 

   HYMN No. 183  “We Meet You, O Christ”    

   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  “Lord, Stay With Us!”  Pastor Drutchas

    LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

    CLOSING HYMN No. 216  “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

  *BENEDICTION  

  *POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door 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. Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.

 

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.

 
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 SERVICE TODAY

Council:  Cheryl Kincaid (9), Barbara Schultz (10:30) 

Deacon:   Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

 

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  April 15 – April 22

 

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

                    10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Youth Plant- Flower Sale begins 

Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./ Cabinet 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m./ Red Hat DIA Outing 12:00 p.m.

Friday         Thirsty Thursdays & Young Marrieds Tiger Outing 5:30 p.m.

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Pastor Carrie Orlando – Guest Minister/

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

 

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 15, 2018 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Edna Badarak, Megan Barnosky, Helen Belcher (aunt Sue Mrowka), Ryan Block,  Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske,  Danielle Gardner, Vicki Grant, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian (St. Mary, Livonia), John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Sharon Leonard, , Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Gary Shipling (Pastor, Blessed Hope, Lincoln Park), Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Brenda Tank, Carol Wioncek, Brad Zabik, and Judy Zabik (Vibra Hospital, Lincoln Park). 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.

 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall between morning worship services, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 74590.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS honor the 36th wedding anniversary of Pastor Geoffrey and Eileen Vernor Drutchas.

SIDE VASE OF FLOWERS
wishes Irene Stoner a very Happy 90th Birthday!  Love Janet, Wally, Becky, and Buddy. 

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Esther Reign Valentin, born on March 13, 2018 to Joel & Courtney Valentin.  St. Paul Great Uncle is Michael Natzke. 

ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of LeiaLynn Rodgers, born March 19, 2018 to Wayne & Ashley Rodgers.  St. Paul Great Grandmother is Brenda Tank. St. Paul Great-Great Grandmother is Beverly Libby.

 

THE EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is being held on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Our theme this year is the "50's".  To start off the evening a music review of songs from the 50's will be presented as our entertainment for the event and then a Buffet Style Dinner will be served.  As is tradition we will be recognizing those who are 90 and over with a corsage and will also give away several baskets as door prizes and well as flowers.  The cost of the ticket is only $5.00, children 12 and under free.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased beginning Sunday April 8th thru Sunday May 6th at the Kiosk Table in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour or by calling the church office at 313-291-1221.  This event is being Hosted by Dorcas, Women's and Men's Fellowship.


TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly ,
is a weight loss support group. TOPS is nonprofit and noncommercial. St Paul will be hosting the TOPS Chapter 9744, Taylor, MI beginning April 2. TOPS does not sell, promote, or endorse any products. TOPS provides the support, encouragement and educational opportunities needed to make healthy, 
permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also provides motivational rallies, workshops and retreats. Meetings are held on Monday nights with weight in starting at 6:00 p.m.  Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and ending approximately by 7:15 p.m., in the West Room.  An annual membership of $32.00 is required to TOPS for membership. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month required. At the meetings, we have a weekly program, contests, play games, and open talk (if someone is having a concern that other members may help with suggestions). All the officers are volunteers. Membership is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 years old down to 7 years old, with parent permission. The first visit is free with no obligation to join. Bring a friend if you like. If you decide to join, a TOPS member will help you fill out a simple application form at the meeting. There will be an open house on Monday, April 16th.

 

SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND THE TIME TO PLANT is quickly approaching. The youth are selling flats of flowers, planters, hanging baskets and vegetable plants. Flowers and plants can be pre ordered and delivered to the church on Sunday, May 20th.  The youth will carry and load them into your vehicle.  NO extra flowers/ plants will be available for sale the day of pick-up.  All flowers sold will be through pre-order only. An order form can be obtained at the KIOSK table during Sunday coffee hour, by calling the church office at (313) 291-1221, at the Christian Education Welcome Center, or on our web page beginning April 15th. Completed forms can be turned in at the KIOSK table on Sunday, the Church Office or by contacting Pastor Cheryl Schalm. Payment is required when order forms are turned in.  The Youth are also hosting a Bake Sale and collecting all unwanted cans & bottles. Please bring them to the Church on May 20th.  All profit from the event goes to fund the Annual Youth Mission Trip. Any questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.

 

   ELECTRONIC GIVING “PEW CARDS” are available in the Narthex for those who

   make their donations electronically.  The cards can be obtained as you enter the church.

   Simply drop the card in the offering plate to indicate that you are supporting the St. Paul

   ministry electronically.  Ask any usher for a “Pew Card” or if you have any questions. 


   REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY

President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick Ferguson), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband, Morgan Gillespey-Smith), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).

 

   SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS HAVE BEGUN.  Donations should be

   clean and in a good state of repair.  Donated items will be stored in the Fellowship Hall. 

   Blue Jean Sunday is Sunday, April 29th.  Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and

   5th.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact any

   Woman’s Fellowship member to volunteer.  Any time you can give is very appreciated.

   We are looking for a volunteer(s) willing to pick up large items (furniture, etc.) for our

   Rummage Sale.  To volunteer please contact Toni Hill (Women’s Fellowship) or Dan Case,

   (Men’s Fellowship)

 

OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale thisyear.  It has become very difficult to get rid of the older style televisions. Beginning with the 2018 Spring Rummage Sale, Men’s Fellowship will only accept Flat Screen TV’s.  Thank you for your cooperation St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.    


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes -
Exercise is important to our health.  Classes

   are held each Monday & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.  A donation of $3-5 for

   each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting

   is May 14th at 1 PM. First -Aid & CPR Classes - If you are interested in getting certified

   for First-Aid and CPR with AED, please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams or complete

   a Make-A-Wish and drop it in an offering plate.  Classes will be in April or May and take 8

   hours.  Keeping up with your Medical History – Are you tired of writing out your

   medical history every time you go to a new doctor or specialist? It is much easier to include

   diagnosis, medications, history and surgeries with dates on a document. You can update

   yearly (or as needed). You can take a copy of the document to your doctor, urgent care or

   emergency room visit. When their medical form asks for information about you, you just

   write in ‘SEE ATTACHMENT’ and leave a copy of your form.  Contact Parish Nurse,

   Kathy Williams for help or if you have questions.  Health/Medical supplies –If you have

   or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy

   Williams or the church office.    

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It will be with a deep sense of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery age children of St. Paul bid nursery attendant, Christine Schwab farewell at the close of the Sunday School year in June. While Christine will continue attending St. Paul, she will no longer be serving in the capacity of nursery attendant. Christine has been a true blessing and a wonderful asset. She will be greatly missed by all. As a result of Christine’s departure Christian Education is seeking a new nursery attendant. The position requires that candidates be 21 years of age or older, complete the “Reduce the Risk” program (offered at the church), along with a background check (done at the church). The position pays $15.00 per service ($30.00 per two service Sundays).

 

   ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING.  You may bring your offering any

   Sunday through April 29th.  This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special

   Mission Offerings that assists our Christian friends, in need, worldwide.   It is used in the

   development of Health, Education, and Agriculture, and with Disaster and Refugee relief.

   A brochure about the offering and an envelope was included in your April Tidings.  For

   those of you who receive your Tidings by email, you will find a “One Great Hour of

   Sharing” envelope in the pew racks.   On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul … please

   give generously to those in need.  Remember “God Is Still Speaking”.     Thank you.


   REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY

President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick Ferguson), 1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband, Morgan Gillespey-Smith), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).

 

   SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS HAVE BEGUN.  Donations should be

   clean and in a good state of repair.  Donated items will be stored in the Fellowship Hall. 

   Blue Jean Sunday is Sunday, April 29th.  Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and

   5th.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) or contact any

   Woman’s Fellowship member to volunteer.  Any time you can give is very appreciated.

   We are looking for a volunteer(s) willing to pick up large items (furniture, etc.) for our

   Rummage Sale.  To volunteer please contact Toni Hill (Women’s Fellowship) or Dan Case,

   (Men’s Fellowship)

 

OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale thisyear.  It has become very difficult to get rid of the older style televisions. Beginning with the 2018 Spring Rummage Sale, Men’s Fellowship will only accept Flat Screen TV’s.  Thank you for your cooperation St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.