Sunday August 14, 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

Mr. Mark Ennis - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                         August 14, 2016

 Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

Nursery Care Available


  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist



*OPENING HYMN No. 666  “The Voice of God is Calling,”  Mark Ennis, Hymn  


*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

  We call on You as we come to You Lord.  We know You hear us when we pray.    

  It’s You we seek with all our heart and we find You in the words You say. 

  Dispel the clouds of doubt away.  Oh speak Your promise today.  Here in this  

  place, here by Your grace, we seek Your face, O Jesus.  We answer Your call.   

  Before You we fall and surrender it all, O Jesus.  All of our plans for Yours.




  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Let There Be Peace,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist 

  SCRIPTURE READING  Micah 6:8; Romans 12:2 & 9-21  Lector: Bethany Schalm


  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

  MORNING PRAYER for healing, strength & thanksgiving

*HYMN No.  452 “Here I Am, Lord” 

  SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card)  Barnosky Family


  *congregation standing


*HYMN No. 75 “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”




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.

  GOSPEL READING John 14:21  Lector: Bethany Schalm

  SERMON “Just Imagine!”  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

  LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 494 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”


*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 off the East Narthex

which can be reached through the side door at the east rear 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.





In happy moments, praise God;

In difficult moments, seek God;

In quiet moments, worship God;

In painful moments, trust God;

In every moment thank God.



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 14, 2016




“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.”



Deacon:  Al Gunther

Council:  Gary Peters

Ushers: Douglas, Jamie, Hannah, Hayley Dowell           

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


 PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for refreshments in our Fellowship Hall

  immediately following our worship service, sponsored by our Visiting Elders.


  PASTOR GEOFFREY DRUTCHAS will be on vacation the month of August.  In case of 

  pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Single 

  worship services held at 9:30 a.m. continue through September 4, 2016.  Summer Sunday School is 

  also held at 9:30 a.m.


  BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Luke James Barnosky, born April 22, 2016 to Ricky & Megan 

  Schalm Barnosky and baptized Sunday, August 14, 2016.  Grandparents:  Jim & Cheryl Schalm 

  and Randy & Wendy Brown.  St. Paul Great-Grandmother:  Pat Herkimer.  Sibling:  Gracie.   



Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Sue Barnard (sister-in-law of Marjie & Charlie), Megan Barnosky, Andrew Britton, Nancy Cady, Miles Church, Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter of April & Steve Clark), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Doris Hilliker, Pam Jones, Nancy Koszalka, Marilyn Kunkle, Ellen Ludlam, Judy Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Larry Schonfeld, Joan Schonfeld (Wyandotte Hospital), Sawyer Shutt (nephew of Lois Rice), Glen Sigman, Bev Sitz, Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Cameron Stroupe (great-grandson of Tom & Linda Tank), Carissa Stroupe (grand-daughter of Tom & Linda Tank), Brenda Tank, 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.


ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAMS completed another successful and fun-filled seasonSt. Paul Blue (Jack’s Team) finished 1st in the regular season and 3rd in the playoffs. St. Paul Black (Chris’ Team) finished 3rd in the regular season and 2nd in the playoffs!  Looking forward to next year!


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Thursday, August 25 – Diamond Jack’s boat tour on the Detroit River departs from Bishop Park dock in Wyandotte at 3 PM followed by dinner at Smoke’s Tavern, 930 Biddle, Wyandotte at 5:30 p.m. (See their web-site for coupons).  The 3:30 boat goes towards Boblo Island. The cost is $18 for the boat trip for seniors. You will pay when you board. We can carpool from the church -- departure at 2:30 PM sharp! Kathy Williams is the contact. Thursday, September 22– Tour of the Ford-Rouge Plant. The cost is approximately $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members. If you are a Henry Ford member and plan to attend, please let Kathy know. We will be able to buy tickets at the event


A BIG “THANK YOU” to the following members and businesses that donated baskets for the Basket Raffle and for all of our members and friends who supported the raffle by purchasing raffle tickets.  We were able to raise $641.00 for the BOF - Room with a View expansion project.  Janet and Julius Enesey, April and Steve Clark, Arlene and Frank Wolfram, Sue Mrowka, Deborah and Dan Case, Pam & Dave Lange, Barb Schultz, Jim and Cheryl Schalm, CTI Granite Co. and Michael B. Anthony Floral & Event Designers.   A special thank you to April Clark, Linda Tank, Pam Lange and Deborah Case for selling Raffle tickets during the three-day celebration weekend.  From the Building Our Future - A Room with a View Ministry. “THANKS” to everyone who helped complete our Room with a View Challenge.  The challenge has been met!  Any further donations will be considered an envelope donation to Building our future. 



Calendar Week   August 14 – August 21

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –- Pastor Cheryl Schalm -- Barnosky Family    

                     Baptism/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Monday       Youth Fellowship Cedar Point Outing 8:00 a.m. departure 

Wednesday Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm –  Kessler Family Baptism/  

                     Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m.


HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumba to a DVD at 4 PM on Wednesdays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.  Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship!  If you are interested but can’t attend on Wednesday’s or this is a poor time for you please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.

Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday on each month at 1PM. Our next meeting is September 12th at 1 PM. All are welcome.  Matter of Balance – The next 8-week session is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, October 17 in the early afternoon. Please make out a make a wish card, contact the office or Kathy Williams. 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. 


   THE 2016 WOMEN’S RETREAT is about Women and Forgiveness at the beautiful Michindoh   

   Conference Center, Hillsdale Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11.  The fee is $95,  

   which includes your room, 3 meals, and materials.  You also have the option of going on Friday  

   afternoon. (2 nights and 5 meals is $155.)  If you don’t eat dinner on Friday, there is a slight  

   difference.  The leaders are Debbie Case, Vickie Snow, and Linda Clark.  The retreat will feature,  

   large & small group activities, singing, free time, & lots of fun & fellowship.  Please sign up by  

   completing the registration form included in your Morning Tide ($20 deposit is due at that  

   time).  The retreat is appropriate for women of all ages.  If you have any questions, contact Marjie 

   Barnard or Debbie Case.  Only 7 spaces available!


   SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews Our next gathering will be Thursday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m.   

   Please join us for fun and fellowship.  No sewing experience necessary.  Bring a sandwich.  

   Beverage and dessert provided.


   SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL is still in need of volunteers.  In order for the summer Sunday 

   School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  There is a signup 

   sheet upstairs on the Welcome Desk. All curriculum, materials, and snacks, are provided. Please 

   consider visiting the Welcome Center to select a date to share your faith with the children.



President Barack Obama, John DeGroat (friend of Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force) (Grandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Brian Felske (Army) (Gandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy) (friend of Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, Virginia) (nephew of Cindy Romas), Ryan Klimek (son of Troy & stepson of Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve) (son of Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea) (son of Evelyn Lassa),  Michaela Lassa (Indiana) (Air Force Reserve) (daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq) (brother of Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Guam) (granddaughter of Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend of Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan) (Grandson of Barb Williams, Volunteer at Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, deployed, nephew of Cindy Romas), David Schafer (grandson of the late Muriel & Harold Schafer), Nick Sell (friend of Don Gardner), Sam Smith (nephew of Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew of Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy)(son of Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son of Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida) (nephew of Cindy Romas), David Whitcher (Fayetteville, NC) and Brandon Williams (brother of Heather Williams Dykowski).


 2016 MUSIC AND ART IN THE GARDEN every Wednesday evening at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Garden (in Heritage Park), 22314 Northline Road, Taylor.  Tickets $5.00 general admission on the Great Lawn.  Children under 5 are free.  Bring your own chair or a blanket.  The Terrace is wheelchair accessible.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free on a first-come first-serve basis.  Please fill the Petting Farm lot first, and then the grass off Northline.  Follow the parking signs and attendant’s directions.  Food and drinks are available for purchase. (No outside food or drink is allowed.)  On-site rainout location available.  Umbrellas are allowed. For more information, see the flyer on the Market Place Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall, their web-site ( or call 313-383-4108.  


“PAR FOR THE COURSE” a golf outing sponsored by Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry is Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Taylor Meadows Golf Course, 25360 Ecorse Rd, Taylor.  This is a four-person scramble to help raise funds to help “Ensure No One Goes Hungry” in the communities they serve.  The golf package includes:  Continental Breakfast, 18 holes with a cart, lunch, raffles prizes, dinner, two- hour bar service, and more.  8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.  Informational brochures are available on the table in the West Lobby.  Please contact Len or Bryan (see the flyer on the Market Place Bulletin Board, Fellowship Hall) for more information or to sign up.


MARK YOUR PLANNERS:   Chancel Choir Rehearsals begin Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 p.m.  New voices are always welcome; Rummage Sale Drop-offs begin Tuesday, September 7th; Sunday School Rally Day & Open House Sunday, September 11th; Confirmation Class orientation & ice cream social is Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m.


 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.


LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S new “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 will be located in the narthex,  

just outside the entrance to the new building addition.  Those who wish to have a leaf in place in  

time for the dedication of the new addition and the “Tree of Faith” unveiling are encouraged to  

complete their request as soon as possible using the blue cards available in the pews or by going to  

the Church Website “” 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.


 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