Sunday August 12, 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
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost August 12, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No. 86 “Great is Thy Faithfulness” Tracy Hoffman,
*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION Pastor Schalm & Congregation
Leader: Friends, we know what God desires of us:
Congregation: That we do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Leader: We gather this morning to remind each other about that,
Congregation: To remember that now is always the right time to do these things.
Leader: We come to you, O God, to thank you for what is good.
Congregation: We come to you, O God, to cry out for what is wrong.
Leader: We come to you, O God, to ask for help and restoration.
Congregation: We come to you, O God, with aching hearts and glad souls.
ALL: With thanks in our hearts, we come to worship our God.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Caro mio ben,” (“Thou, all my bliss”) Brenda Murphy, Soloist
SCRIPTURE READING 1 Peter 1:18-21, Romans 8:17, 28-30
Lector: Barbara Schultz
HYMN No. 461 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”
(A new hymn with exceptional tune and words)
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
HYMN No. 467 “Fill the World with Love”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
Music “Forever Reign” The Newsboys
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 “The Journey of a Good Life,” Pastor Schalm
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*HYMN No. 344 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)
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 DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of member-
ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.
“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
Deacons: Allen Gunther
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 August 12 – August 19
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Summer Sunday
School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.
Monday TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday St. Paul Softball Playoffs-watch emails for updates as info is available
Thursday Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Summer
Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/ August 12, 2018
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our
Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our morning worship service,
hosted by our Health Ministry.
LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Kim & Shirley Parrish, family & friends on
the loss of Helen Parrish who passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 98
years. Visitation is Monday, August 13, 2-8 p.m. at Howe-Peterson, 9800 Telegraph Rd.,
Taylor. Funeral is Tuesday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul UCC, Taylor. Pastor Cheryl
Schalm will officiate. Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel
PASTORAL NEEDS during the month of August will be in the caring hands of Pastor
Cheryl Schalm and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. Please alert the church office (313)
291-1221 to any pastoral need that arises for you or family members so that you are
remembered in the congregation’s prayers.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.The next game is Tuesday, August 21st. Game time and field to be determined. Watch your emails for more information. Come out to Thorn Park in Brownstown and cheer the team on!
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, August 16 - Potluck Dinner and Bunco at
the church at 6:30 p.m. in the West Room. Bring $5 and a dish to pass. Bunco is easy and
you don’t have to know how to play. Saturday, September 15 - The “Magic of
Motown” at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts. Tickets are $45. The money is due
August 26th to Ida Black. Sign up on the RHPA Board in Fellowship Hall ASAP.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High
School graduate addresses. We would like your picture to include on our “YOUNG
ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board. Please forward all information and
pictures to Pastor Cheryl Schalm.
DURING AUGUST Senior Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be away on vacation and study leave. In his absence our Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship services will be lead by Pastor Cheryl Schalm (August 12 and 19) and the Reverend John Martin (August 26). Reverend Martin is familiar to the congregation. Reverend Martin, who serves as a chaplain at Beaumont Hospital and as co-pastor of St. John’s and St. Luke’s UCC Church in Detroit, was ordained at St. Paul Church. Please welcome our guest pastor and worship leaders.
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 provide the support, encouragement, and
educational opportunities needed to make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also
provide 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 West Room. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month. 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 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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:
Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio (sister, Pam Lange),Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones,Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer & Tammy Lee (grand- daughter & daughter, Barb Siemers), Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern (daughters-in-law, Helene & Neil McEachern), Scott Miller (son, Fred Miller), Jeff Natzke (nephew, Michael Natzke), Helen Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Richard Sherman (brother, Anne Blanchard), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten),Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka),Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart), and Brad Zabik.
ALL CHURCH KITCHEN CLEAN UP DAY SCHEDULED St. Paul Building & Grounds Ministry is hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Cleaning supplies and all equipment are provided. Come in your work clothes ready to clean. Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated. If you have questions, contact Gary Staffeld or Dan Case or the church office (313) 291.1221.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our next exercise class sessions begin
Monday, August 27and Wednesday, August 29, 2:00 p.m. Shalom – Chronic
disease group meeting. Our next meeting is September 10th at 1:00 p.m. Health/Medical
supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please
contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the church office.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their daily living. Adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons. All children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ West Room. All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided. Going Fast! Only two opportunities left! Don’t miss out! Sign up today!
AUGUST 26 “The Ten Talents” and SEPTEMBER 2 “The Man in the Synagogue”
A SINCERE ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE HOWE-PETERSON FUNERAL HOMES for providing the large tent and chairs used for our Picnic Sunday worship service and activities on Picnic Sunday, July 29, 2018.
A GREAT BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who helped make this year’s Annual Summer Picnic a huge success. There are too many to name. 22 baskets were donated for the basket raffle and $505.00 was raised in ticket sales. $300.00 was raised for the 50/50 Raffle with the winnings being donated back to the Picnic Fund by the generous winner. Thank you to all who donated the lovely baskets and bought tickets. The St. Paul Cabinet.
THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL & NOTE-A-BELL HANDBELL CHOIRS are resuming their weekly rehearsals the first Wednesday after Labor Day Weekend, September 5. Starting times are 6 p.m. for the handbell choir and 7:15 p.m. for the Chancel Choir. Rehearsals will be led by Music Director Tracy Hoffman. New voices are always welcome.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Bill McGahey, Jason Miller, Murl Nieman, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Diane Steinhauer, and Bert Thompson (Regency, Taylor). 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.
HOLD THIS DATE—SEPTEMBER 16- The Detroit Metro Association of the United Church of Christ has approved our “under care” seminarian Ethan Drutchas for ordination on Sunday, September 16 at 4 p.m. in our sanctuary. Ethan will be the third seminarian to be ordained by our congregation in the last half century or more. Mark your calendars now for a very special service.
SAVE THE DATE The women’s retreat organized by the Dorcas Society has a change
From its usual weekend in September. The new date is October 6 & 7. We have been
Trying for quite a few years to change 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 is $97.00 per person
(at least two people to a room). If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard.
KICK-OFF FOR THE “2018-2019” FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRM is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 9. In addition to a youth led service, the young people will be sharing their summer mission trip testimonies and slideshow during this special time. The service will culminate with the installation of the Fall Sunday School teachers and a special family prayer. Prior to the Worship Service everyone is invited to the Sunday School Open House which is 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs Christian Education department. During this time there is an opportunity to complete and/or return registration forms and meet the Sunday School teachers. All forms can be found on the church’s website. We look forward to seeing you on Rally Sunday and at the Open House.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION URGENTLY SEEKS 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. Please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.