Sunday April 29, 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
Fifth Sunday of Easter April 29, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
PRELUDE Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist
*CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 64 “We Sing Your Mighty Power, O God,” Tracy
Hoffman, Hymn Leader
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
O Gracious God, we bow in adoration before your greatness. Enable us to let go
of our littleness, our small achievements, and our timid purposes that we may be
taken up into Your ambitious purpose for us. We believe it is Your will that all
Your children should live in fullness of joy and love and peace. Lord we believe;
help Thou our unbelief! This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Change My Heart, O God,” Chancel Choir (9),
Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)
SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10; Mark 4:35-41 Lectors: Barbara
Schultz (9), Fred Miller (10:30)
HYMN No. 337 “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
HYMN No. 86 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*OFFERTORY PRAYER
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 “A Life-Preserving Faith,” Pastor Drutchas
MEMORIAL PRAYER (Edna Badarak)/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)
*CLOSING HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)
RESTROOM 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. 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.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“God does not give you what you can handle,
God helps you handle what you are given.”
“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: Dee Salsbury (9), Allen Gunther (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 29 – May 6
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean Sunday/
Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30/ Youth Plant- Flower Sale
Monday TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale Volunteer evening 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up
Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up
Thursday Visiting Elders 10:30 a.m./ Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Rummage Sale 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/
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
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Fifth Sunday of Easter/ April 29, 2018
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Ryan Block, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Bred & Val Gergly (friend, Sue Mrowka, on the loss of Val’s mother), Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Randy Jensen (Beaumont, Dearborn), Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Shirley Koths, Rev. Bill Kren, Doris Lincoln (hospice), John Montgomery (hospice), Shirley Koths, Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson (Henry Ford, Wyandotte), Eleanor Rossi, Pastor Gary Shipling (Blessed Hope, Lincoln Park), Beverly Sitz, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Jeannette Wackro, Loralee Wilson (Beaumont, Shouthshore), Carol Wioncek, and Brad Zabik. 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.
ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Edward Davie. You are loved and still missed after 30 years. Harold & Michele (Davie) McNeely.
DUE TO BLUE JEAN SUNDAY, there is no Coffee Hour today.
SPRING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS CONTINUE until Tuesday, May 1st at 12
noon. Volunteers are needed until clean up on Saturday, May 5th. Please contact Toni Hill,
Women’s Fellowship, or Dan Case, Men’s Fellowship, to volunteer! Or just show up – any
time you can donate is greatly appreciated. Our Spring Rummage Sale is May 3rd, 4th, and
5th. Evening volunteer opportunity- Monday, April 30th 5:00-8:30 p.m.
LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Zabik family on the loss of mother & grand-mother, Judith Zabik, who passed away April 22, 2018 at the age of 75 years. Funeral service was Saturday, April 28, 2018. Reverend Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.
Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, Flat Rock Chapel.
A NEW NAME TAG BOARD has been installed by the East entrance to the church near the Family Room and new lavatory. Two new coat racks have also been installed on the south wall just outside the Ushers Room for your convenience. These new additions allow more space to hang their coats prior to entering the Sanctuary for the worship service.
THE EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30
p.m. Our theme this year is the "50's". The evening will begin with a music review of
songs from the 50's will be presented as our entertainment for the evening. A Buffet Style
Dinner will then 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 as well as flowers.
The cost of the ticket is $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 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 is hosting the TOPS Chapter 9744, Taylor. 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 weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the Family Room. membership. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month. Member-ship 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 decide to join, a TOPS member will help you fill out a simple application form. Dues are $32.00 a year to the national chapter and $5.00 a month to the local chapter.
OLD TUBE STYLE TELEVISIONS will not be accepted at the Rummage Sale this year.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.
SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be May 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, coffee & dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and Food For Thought!
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. No
Classes this Monday & Wednesday 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 - First-Aid and CPR with AED classes with recertification are May
17, 19, and 20th. Please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams. Health/Medical supplies –
If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish
nurse, Kathy Williams or the church office. Blood Drive – June 19- Sign up now for an
appointment (1:00 -6:45 p.m.) Contact Kathy Williams or go online and sign up at
LAST SUNDAY ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING WILL BE RECEIVED. This
offering assists our Christian friends worldwide. It is used in the development of Health,
Education, and Agriculture, and with Disaster and Refugee relief. You can find an envelope
in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul … please give generously.
Remember “God Is Still Speaking”. Thank you.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM PREPARES FOR FOURTEENTH SEASON. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interested in playing or leading a second team please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313.291.1221). First game is Tuesday, May 8th on the fields at Thorn Park, located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule will be posted soon.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, May 12- Outing to the Russian Tea Room
(The Royal Eagle), 18745 Old Homestead, Harper Woods, 48225. 313.521.1894. High
Tea will be at 12 noon. The cost is $26 per person. Kathy Williams is the contact. Check
the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for more information. We will carpool from
church at 10:00 a.m. We will view the gardens upon arrival and the synagogue, if possible.
In the tradition of the Grand and Elegant Court of Imperial Russia, the Royal Eagle offers a
seven-course Russian Tea luncheon. Guests to the Tea Luncheon will enjoy seven delicious
courses. Guests are welcome to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Please
remember we are located on the grounds of a monastery and that, in order to preserve the
unique atmosphere for which our guests have been known to travel hundreds of miles, we
ask that standards of dress and behavior be observed: No shorts, short skirts, tank tops,
no smoking, gum chewing or ringing cell phones; and please maintain control of young
children. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. June-An afternoon ride on the Diamond
Jack’s boat tours.
SAVE THE DATE: The women’s retreat organized by the Dorcas Society has a change from its usual weekend in September to a weekend in October. The new date is October 6th & 7th. We have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekend from our Rally Sunday weekend to a weekend in October and have been able to finally make that happen. We are still in the planning stages so watch your Morning Tide and Tidings in the coming months for more information about this event. We do know the cost for this will be $97.00 per person (at least two people to a room). If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE DIRECTORY distribution of the 2018 St. Paul Membership Directories will continue through the month of May. As you look through your new directory and notice any mistakes, please contact Dan Case at 734-558-2585. We want to make sure that all mistakes are corrected for the 2019 directory. Thank you.
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.