Sunday August 7, 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


Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                   August 7, 2016


Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.


    SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

    PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist



+*OPENING HYMN No. 613  “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” 

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Ethan C. Drutchas & Congregation

    Lord, we come before you today and we thank You for all the blessings that

    You have given us.  Many times our lives are so full of busy work that we          

    neglect our relationship with You, for that we are sorry.  We know that You          

    never neglect us, for if You did our very lives would cease to be.  Continue to

    pull us to Yourself, guide us in our journey, and hold us close in Your bosom         

    until the day we come home to be with You forever.  Be with us now as we         

    gather in Your name, may we feel your presence among us.  In Jesus precious       

    name we pray.  Amen.



     CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Amazing Grace,”  Helen St. Louis, Soloist  

   SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 36:5-12, Matthew 14:13-21 Lector:  Jeannette Wackro 

  *HYMN No. 628  “”Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

    MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)


 *HYMN No. 588  “Have Thine Own Way, Lord!”


*Congregation standing


   SERMON Offered by Ethan C. Drutchas 

 *HYMN No. 609  “Take My Life”  (vs. 1, 3, 6)


    Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

    Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration


         One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

         one cup of blessing which we bless. 

         And we, though many through out 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.)



RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available in the East Lobby

which can be reached through the side door at the east front of the sanctuary.  Please

let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.


of service are available.   

CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate. 


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.





“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”


Margaret Shepard



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 7, 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.”


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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


 ALTAR FLOWERS are in loving memory of Gaston St. Louis from Helen St. Louis, Marjie & Charlie Barnard.


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately following our worship service, sponsored by our Visiting Elders.


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 affirms the dignity of the sacrament. 


 A SINCERE ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE HOWE-PETERSON FUNERAL HOMES for providing the large tent and chairs used for our Picnic Sunday activities on Sunday, July 31, 2016.




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, Ollie Hilliker, Nancy Koszalka (Henry Ford, Downtown), Marilyn Kunkle, Ellen Ludlam, Judy Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Larry Schonfeld, 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), Teresa Summers (daughter of Tom & Kathy Williams), Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, Bev Traver, 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!


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.


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.




Calendar Week   August 7 – August 14

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

Monday       Shalom 1:00 p.m. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m.

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

                     Baptism/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Christian Education & Teacher       

                     Meeting 10:30 a.m.


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 August 8th 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.


   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.  


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS: Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Ben Scherf (The Lodge, Taylor), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren). 


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 years are free.  Bring your own    

chairs (a limited number are provided) 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 at the Silver Shores Waterfront.

(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.  


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.


“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.  Please contact Len or Bryan (see the flyer on the Market Place Bulletin Board, Fellowship Hall) for more information or to sign up.


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