Sunday August 27
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 27, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:30 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 Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No. 2 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” Mark Ennis, Hymn Leader
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Schalm & Congregation
Leader: Gather us in, Mysterious Maker God.
All: That being close to you we will understand your intention for creation.
Leader: Weave us into one, Sweet Savior of All.
All: That living your ways we will create communities of faith and peace.
Leader: Gather us in, Powerful Spirit of Renewal.
All: That treasuring the past we will boldly shape the future.
Leader: Weave us into one, Holy One in Three.
All: That women, men and children together may be the signs of your presence, the weavers of your communities and the witnesses to your coming. Gather us in this day so that we might gather strength from You in order to share the richness of Your love with others. Amen
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPECIAL MUSIC “Wade in the Water,” Kathy Williams
SCRIPTURE READING Psalm 112:1-9 Matthew 6:26-34 Lector: Jeannette Wackro
HYMN No. 540 “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go ”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm
HYMN No. 543 “Blessed Assurance!”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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 6:19-21
SERMON “Healthy, Wealthy & Rich,” Pastor Schalm
*LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*HYMN No. 195 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
*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
Council: Barbara Schultz
Deacon: Dee Salsbury
Ushers: Julius Enesey, Helene McEachern, Joan Smarr, Jeannette Wackro
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 27 -- September 3
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m./ Teacher & CE Meeting 10:30 .
Monday Exercise/ Enhanced Fitness Class 2:00 p.m.
Thursday Thirsty Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/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 27, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Megan Barnosky, Nancy Cady, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Ruth Kenosian, Dennis Koschnitzke (brother, Cheryl Kincaid), Rev. Bill Kren, Ilene Krogman, Velma McGee, Murl Nieman, Alex Pedersen, Shirlen Powell, Eleanor Rossi, Kevin Staffeld, Tom Williams, and Carol Wioncek. 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 our
West Room immediately following our morning worship service, hosted by our Health
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. A single worship service and Summer Sunday School is held at 9:30 a.m. and
continues through Sunday, September 4th. Nursery care is also available at that time.
CONDOLENCES TO the family & friends of Lois (Linske) Thayer who passed away
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 84 years. A Memorial Service was held
Thursday, August 17, 2017. Pastor Cheryl Schalm officiated.
CONDOLENCES TO Tom & Kathy Williams & family on the loss of Tom’s father,
Hubert L. Williams, who passed away August 22, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Memorial service is Saturday, September 23, 2017 at noon at Madison Heights
Fellowship Baptist Church, 215 West 11 Mile Road, Madison Heights, 48071.
CONDOLENCES TO Arlene & Phill Felske on the loss of Arlene’s uncle, Jack Jones,
who passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 87 years. Funeral service was
Saturday, August 25, 2017 in Corning, Ohio.
USHERS NEEDED - We are seeking additional members to assist as Ushers for our
Sunday morning worship services. This volunteer activity is extremely important.
Friendly and efficient Ushers help St. Paul present a welcoming atmosphere to both
Church members and visitors. Written instructions are available and training can be
arranged at your request. Anyone interested in being placed on our Usher Volunteer list
may speak with the presiding deacon on Sunday mornings or contact Kristi Caruso by
phone call (586-876-4308) or text and she will contact you regarding any questions or
concerns you may have.
A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to Tom Tank and Eddy Brainard for their help in setting up tables, chairs, and tents for the Vendor Arcade at the All Church Picnic. Also, THANK YOU to Pastor Cheryl and Gary Staffeld for the use of their tents. The vendors were very appreciative and I definitely couldn't have done it without your help. Most of all I want to thank everyone who visited the VENDOR ARCADE and purchased items. The vendors were very pleased with their day. For those who don't know, the Vendor Arcade is a big supporter of the All Church Picnic. Thanks again, Sharon Leonard.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We
are doing enhanced fitness at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6th, 13th, 20th and
Monday, September 11th and 18th in the West Room unless otherwise advertised. Can
be done standing or sitting. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting
September 11th at 1 PM. Check the Morning Tide for additional information regarding
topics and/or speakers.
Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheel-
chairs, please contact our parish nurse, Kathy Williams, or the office.
MARK YOUR PLANNERS for these upcoming events: Chancel Choir Rehearsals
begin Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. New voices are always welcome; Fall
Rummage Sale Drop-offs begin Tuesday, September 5th; Confirmation Class Orientation
& Ice Cream Social Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m.; Confirmation Retreat to Put-
in-Bay is Saturday, September 9th 8:00 a.m.; Women’s Retreat September 9th & 10th;
Sunday School Rally Day & Open House, September 10th; and Hand bell Choir Rehearsal
begins Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. Please watch your Morning Tide for
more information and updates.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2017”
High School graduate addresses. In addition, 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.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES TO BEGIN Put-in-Bay Retreat Planned. Fall will
be arriving sooner than we know with the resumption of confirmation classes on
Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The classes meet from September
through Easter, prepare our young people to affirm their baptism vows by making a
personal decision for Christ as young adults. Classes culminate in a moving Palm
Sunday service at the end of the second year of study. This year’s classes will kick
off with an orientation and ice cream social on Wednesday, September 6, 7 p.m.,
followed Saturday, September 9th with a day-long retreat at Put-in-Bay. The retreat
provides a chance for confirmands to get to know each other as we share an
adventurous day, beginning with a boat ride across Lake Erie to South Bass Island. We
will be biking around the island with stops at various locations that tie-in with a
“scriptural itinerary” prepared by Pastor Geoff Drutchas. One of the stops will include
a boat ride across the Put-in-Bay Harbor to visit the Ohio State University Marine
Biology Laboratory on Gibraltar Island. We will view the marine biology laboratory
and visit Cooke Castle. Pastor Drutchas leads the retreat along with parent chaperones.
All eighth and ninth graders are invited to enroll for confirmation classes. Please
encourage your child or grandchild to participate in a wonderful program that offers
strong, positive peer fellowship and an opportunity to grow in a deeper understanding
of their own Christian faith.
EVER CONSIDER READING SCRIPTURE at Sunday morning services? A
special class providing instruction on how to be a part of this important and wonderful
worship ministry will be held on Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m., in the church parlor.
Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the orientation session which provides an overview of
the Bible and offers pointers on how to be an effective lector, helping God’s word get
heard. All materials will be provided. There will be opportunities for informal
questions and answers, plus discussion about the Bible—a chance to ask those things
that have always been on your heart and mind. No past experience is needed to serve
as lector. For more information, please contact Pastor Drutchas.
CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE
Mary Dubke (Marywood Nursing Care Center, W 5 Mile Road, Room S 308, 36975 W 5 Mile Road, Livonia, 48154), Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Helen Parrish (9637 Janet, Taylor, 48180), Eleanor Rossi (Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room #415, Allen Park 48101), Melissa Rossi (17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Vernagene Schafer (Borgess Gardens, 3057 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, 49048), Ben Scherf (904 E. Lake Mitchell Dr., Cadillac 49601), Betty Steinhauer (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd. Riverview, 48193) Grace Torango (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), and Lisa Wild (Anestic Care Residence, 21071 Tiffany Dr., Woodhaven, 48183).
THE SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM will conclude on September 10th
with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. A HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ to
everyone who led a Sunday School lesson and shared their faith with the children of St.
Paul during our Summer Sunday School program. The donation of your time makes a
positive impact on the lives of our children. Christian Education is in need of Fall Sunday
School teachers to lead the Pre-school/ Kindergarten class and to assist with the 4th/5th
grade class. All interested should contact Pastor Schalm.
SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY SUNDAY on Sunday, September 10th Open House is
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rally Day kicks off a new year of teaching and learning in our
congregations. It is an essential part of our life and mission. It is a time when we
recognize and honor both those who learn; all who nurture faith in others. It’s a time for
the entire congregation to rally behind God’s intention that all Christians – children,
youth, and adults grow and learn. Plan now to join us for a youth led service filled with
reflection and great anticipation for an exciting and faith-filled new year.
MY HEART FILLED THANKS AND APPRECIATION, from when I fell is long
overdue. So, thank you to Rev. Geoff, Kathy Williams, our Parish Nurse, and the
congregation for all you’ve done for me and all your prayers over the last two
years. I’m truly blessed. Velma McGee.
A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’ to all who helped make the 2017 Annual Kitchen Clean-
up an enormous success: Diane Poet, Jim Poet, Pam Lange, Dave Lange, Ron Cornwall,
Robin Walker, Dorothy Evison, Dan Evison, Jennifer Ruffner, Janet Enesey, Julius
Enesey, Fred Miller, Bob Barley, Harold Fick, Kathy Williams and Dan Case.
The St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.