Sunday August 21, 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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                         August 21, 2016


Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

(Nursery Care available)


  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist



*OPENING HYMN No. 263  “Surely the Presence of the Lord,”  Mark Ennis, Hymn      


*RESPONSIVE READING Pastor Schalm & Congregation

  Leader: Standing at the edge of chaos, you took all the goodness in your heart, and        

                 shaped it into the glory of creation.

  People:  Looking up, you placed the moons, stars, and planets into the cradle of the sky.

  Leader: You took the dust of the earth, blessing it, and forming us into Your image of 

                 hope and grace.

  People:  And You deemed it all good.

  Leader: We are filled with the abundance of Your constant love.

  All:         So, with those who stand at the edge of grace, and with those who have           

                 crossed over to Your peace, we join our voices with all who forever sing to  

                 Your glory.



  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Be Still My Soul,”  Patricia Olson, Soloist

  SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 1:27-31, Romans 8:28  Lector:  Matthew Isaacs


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


*congregation standing



  MORNING PRAYER for healing, strength & thanksgiving

*HYMN No.  288 “O God of Vision” 

  SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card)  Kessler Family

*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 Matthew 6:25-33  Lector:  Matthew Isaacs

  SERMON “God Makes All Things Good,”  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN  “ He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” (see insert)


*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.




“Fear less, hope more;

Whine less, breathe more;

Talk less, say more;

Hate less; love more;

And all good things are yours.”

                                                      Swedish proverb



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 21, 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: Arlene Felske, Jane Dykowski, Nichole McNeely, Shirley Havenstein           

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


ALTAR FLOWERS celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of Debbie & Dan Case. 


EXTRA  VASES honor Debbie & Dan’s wedding anniversary from Mom, Helen St. Louis and wish “Happy       

   Birthday” to Jamie, Dad, and Grandma from Karen & Toni Hill.


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

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


  BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Bradley Shannon Kessler, born May 28, 2015 to Brooks &  

  Janice Kessler and baptized Sunday, August 21, 2016.  Grandparents: Wendy & Gary Warner

  and Laura & Kevin Kessler.  Siblings: Destiny, Eric, Kaylee and Aiden.




Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Megan Barnosky, Andrew Britton, Nancy Cady, Miles Church, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Beth Gish, Doris Hilliker, Pam Jones, Nancy Koszalka, Marilyn Kunkle, Ellen Ludlam, Judy Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Larry Schonfeld, Joan Schonfeld (Wyandotte Hospital), 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.



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 Smokey’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. 


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.  Confirmation Retreat to Shipshewana, Indiana is Friday, September 16th – Saturday, September 17th.




Calendar Week   August 21 – August 28

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

                      Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m.

Thursday     Red Hat Outing-Diamond Jack Boat Tour & Dinner Outing 3:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Ethan C. Drutchas –  Summer Sunday School 9:30


HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato 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 3 spaces available!


   SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews Our next gathering will be Thursday, September 15th at 10:00

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

   Beverage and dessert provided.


  “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 for more information or to sign up.




Kaitlyn (friend of the Childress family), Barbara Ash (friend of Lori Kuhn), Sue Barnard (sister-in-law of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Col. Lauren Burkel, US Air Force (relative of Lil Roscoe involved in helicopter crash), 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), Jane Dlugoss (friend of Cindy Romas), Gregory Drewno (friend of Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Norma Duddy (friend of Doreen Thompson), Gabriella Gomez (niece of Darlene Babin), Paola Hillebrand (friend of Wendy Warner), Shannon Henry (friend of Melissa Winter), Irene Jacobs (aunt of Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Laura Kelly (friend of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Jaxson Klingbeil (great-nephew of Richard & Cindy Yuenger), Matthew Kozlaski (grandson of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Joanne LaFleur (daughter of Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter 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), Rod Pemberton (neighbor of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Steve Rieley (relative of Darlene Babin), Judy Robin (aunt of Lucinda Chavez), Jackie Robinson (sister of Pam Badarak), Ernest Rossi (brother of Al Rossi), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter of April & Steve Clark), Sawyer Shutt (nephew of LoisRice), Kyle Siemers (grandson of Barb Siemers), Joan Slusher (sister of Doris Hilliker), 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), Anna Thompson (mother of Lucinda Chavez), Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter of Cheryl Stewart).


ST. PAUL, DEARBORN HEIGHTS is hosting a “Who done it?” Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. involving a bank “heist”…a “vicious” animal…and a fair bit of confusion all around!  The St. Paul’s Players present “Every Little Crook and Nanny.”  Light refreshments following the play.  $6.00 donation for adults, 12 years and up, $3.00 for ages 5 – 12 years.  For questions or more information contact the church office at 313-278-7270 or Dorothy Sutherland 313-278-0198.  The church is located at 26550 Cherry Hill, Dearborn Heights, 48127-3798. 


REDUCING THE RISK classes scheduled. St. Paul’s Child Protection Policy requires that all adults and youth over the age of 18, who work with children more than 10 hours a year, complete the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class and fill out a work application which includes a formal Criminal Background Check, every two years.  During the class people learn the specifics of the St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle situations as they arise.  This year’s class has been scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd from 9:00 – 10:00 AM and again on Sunday, October 9th from 9:00 – 10:00 AM, both classes will take place in the Church Parlor.  If you have questions regarding your need to attend this mandatory training, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case. 


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.


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.


 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


PASTOR GEOFF 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 continue through September 4, 2016.  Summer Sunday School is also held at 9:30 a.m.