Sunday August 5, 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
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost August 5, 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 Rev. Ralph Brown
*OPENING HYMN No. 622 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader
*UNISON INVOCATION Rev. Brown & Congregation
God of Healing and Transformation, we hunger and thirst for your abundant life.
We bring you our sorrow and ask for the bread of joy; we bring you our despair
and ask for the bread of hope; we bring you our weariness and ask for the bread
of inspiration. Meet us here. We need the bread of heaven to sustain us as we
journey to find our way, that we may we be one with you. In Jesus' name we
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE
ANNOUNCEMENTS Barbara Schultz
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “The Longer I Serve Him,” Marjie Barnard, Barbara Schultz, Duet
SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 55:1-3a, Ephesians 4:1-7, 14-16, John 6:26-35
Lector: Hayden Robbins
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 323 “Wonderful Words of Life”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SERMON “Feasting on Real Wonder Bread,” Rev. Brown
*HYMN No. 416 “Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face”
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)
Invitation of Christ and prayer of Consecration
One bread, one body, on Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many throughout the Earth,
We are one body in this one Lord.
Distribution of the Elements
prayer of Thanksgiving
Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)
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.
*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 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 Cheryl Schalm.
“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: Kristi Caruso
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 July 29 – August 5
Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m.– Rev. Ralph Brown – Communion/ Summer
Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.
Monday TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday St. Paul Softball Playoffs-8:30 p.m. on the back field
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.
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/ August 5, 2018
HOLY COMMUNION IS OFFERED THIS MORNING Our congregation welcomes to the Lord’s Supper all adult, baptized Christians, regardless of Christian affiliation.
What’s simply asked is that during Holy Communion all participants maintain a reverent silence that fits the dignity of the sacrament.
SIDE VASE of flowers are in memory of Gaston St. Louis from Helen St. Louis.
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.
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. Pastor Schalm and Kathy Williams can
provide any necessary pastoral support. A single summer worship serviceis held at 9:30
a.m. and continues through Sunday, September 2nd. Summer Sunday School for youth
and children is also offered at 9:30 a.m. Please contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer to be
a Summer Sunday School leader. Everything is provided.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.Great fun
and fellowship! The next game is Tuesday, August 7th at 8:30 p.m. on the back field.
Come out to Thorn Park in Brownstown and cheer the team on!
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, August 16th - 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.
You don’t have to know how to play ahead of time. Saturday, September 15th - Mark
your calendar for the “Magic of Motown” at 8 p.m. Dearborn Performing Arts. Ida Black
is the contact for this event.
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 the Reverend Ralph Brown (August 5), Pastor Cheryl Schalm (August 12 and 19) and the Reverend John Martin (August 26). Both Reverends Brown and Martin are 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. Reverend Ralph Brown pastored Peace United Church of Christ in Fraser for a decade and a half, as well as an administrator for the Evangelical Homes of Michigan. Please welcome our guest pastors and worship leaders.
AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available. Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, select the “Our Worship Together”
tab, then the Worship Services (Audio)” tab. Directions are given on the Service page. Services are also available on the Mobile application as well. If you have any questions,
please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.
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 CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS
Michael Bailey (father, Christie Smart), Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard),
Jan Filpus (mother, Julia-Joy Miller), Bruce Gaither (father, Rebecca Warren),
Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law, Lori Kuhn), Laura O’Neil (mother, Shawn Block),
Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Anna Thompson
(mother, Lucinda Chavez).
ALL CHURCH KITCHEN CLEAN UP DAY SCHEDULED St. Paul’s Building & Grounds Ministry is hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 18th 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 any 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 27th and Wednesday, August 29th, 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. The children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living. 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. The summer Sunday School program concludes on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. All children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ Westroom. Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider sharing your faith with the children of St. Paul. All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided. Going Fast! Only two opportunities left! Don’t miss out! Sign up today!
AUGUST 26TH The Ten Talents ____________________
SEPTEMBER 2nd 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 all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Annual Summer Picnic a huge success. There are too many to list everyone’s name. There were 22 baskets 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. Thank you to all who donated the lovely baskets and bought tickets. The St. Paul Cabinet.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Dave Cowper, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Melva Haglund, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Tammy Lee (daughter, Barb Siemers), Bill McGahey, Murl Nieman, Helen Parrish (Hospice), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, 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 16th - 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 the sanctuary of our church. In consultation with the Association Representative who will be ordaining Ethan, our congregation will be hosting the service 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 6th & 7th. 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 for this will be $97.00 per person
(at least two people to a room). If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2018” 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.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION URGENTLY SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT
Christian Education is seeking a new 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.