Sunday February 25, 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. Tracey Hoffman - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services
Second Sunday in Lent February 25, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 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. 124 “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” Tracy Hoffman,
*RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Friends, let us worship God today, for God is great. God has blessed us with
life, with faith, and with community.
Congregation: Let us worship God today, for God is good –
Leader: God forgives us, and encourages us, and loves us.
Congregation: Let us worship God today.
Leader: Because we are God’s people.
Congregation: Let us worship God.
Leader: Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier
Congregation: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
Leader: Loving, Teaching, Empowering
All: Let us worship God.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
FAMILY MOMENT OF GOD “The Master Jedi & His Padawan’s,” Pastor Schalm
CONGREGATIONAL CHORUS (10:30)
I’m so glad I’m part of the family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain,
cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m
part of the family, family of God.
SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 1:26-37 Lectors: Jeanne Edwards (9),
Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “How Great Is Our God,” Chancel Choir (9), “Held,”
Karen DePriest, Guest Pianist (10:30)
NEW MEMBER WELCOME (insert)
HYMN No. 543 “Blessed Assurance”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm
HYMN No. 537 “My Hope Is Built”
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.
SERMON “The Trinity,God the Son: The Awaited Messiah,” Pastor Schalm
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*HYMN No. 99 “Oh, How I Love Jesus”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the
candles are extinguished.)
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.
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.
“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: Diane Poet (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30)
Deacon: Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)
Acolyte: Luke Frazier (9), Carlee Robbins (10:30)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week February 25 – March 4
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – New Member
Welcome/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m. / Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 7:00 p.m. (rescheduled from 2/20)
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Jerusalem Café 5:30 p.m./ Worship 7:00 p.m./ Choir
Rehearsal 7:30 p.m./ Confirmation 7:30 p.m./ Lenten Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Friday Fish Supper Drive Thru only 4:00 p.m.
Saturday “Piano Wars” sponsored by Red Hats 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – / Communion/
Christian Education/ Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./
Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Second Sunday in Lent/ February 25, 2018
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Paula Block, Ryan Block, Marion Bolen, Curt Buzo, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil, Dave Cowper, Phill Felske, Danielle Gardner, Vicki Grant, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Pam Jones, David King, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Yvonne Koster (Heartland, Canton), Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Gloria Lakatos, Pam Lange, Sharon Leonard, Cameron Maher, Neil McEachern, Michelle Mellin, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Shirley Rohr, Eleanor Rossi, Beverly Snyder, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, and Tom Williams. 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
Jerusalem Café (West Room) between morning services, hosted by Christian Education.
WELCOMED INTO CHURCH MEMBERSHIP TODAY: Sheryl Schwab and David
Kovach. Please extend a warm welcome to our new members.
PIES ARE NEEDED for our upcoming Fish Suppers. Pie Tins are available in the church
Narthex. There is also a volunteer sign up board. Please consider sharing some of your
time to help make this event a continued success.
ELECTRONIC GIVING “PEW CARDS” are available in the Narthex for those who
make their donations electronically. The cards can be obtained as you enter the church. Ask
any usher for one. Simply drop the card in the offering plate to indicate that you are
supporting the St. Paul ministry electronically. Ask any usher for a “Pew Card” or if you
have any questions.
A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to the 25 volunteers who helped make the Cole Slaw for the
2018 Fish Dinners. We ended up making (17) five gallon pails of Cole Slaw for the Fish
Dinners. Coffee, donuts and great fellowship were enjoyed by all who attended. Those in
attendance included Patricia Olson, John Smith, Barb Smith, Kathy Williams, Mark and
Sandy Ennis, Henrietta Hinzmann, Helen St. Louis, Grace Wangbickler, Rosemarie Laslo,
David Badarak, Patrick Ferguson, Dorothy and Dan Evison, Lisa Childress, Richard and
Beverly Parks, Toni Hill, Thelma Poet, Sharon Podpora, Louise Stanek, Diane and James
Poet, Gary Peters and Daniel Case. We would also like to extend a special “THANK
YOU” to the Block Family for donating all the vegetables required to make the Cole Slaw.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE IN! Troop 74590 has some for purchase at the Kiosk
during Coffee hour. Stop by and pick up a box (or two) and place an order. Cookies will be
available through April 8th. For more information, please contact Troop Leaders, Jennifer
Berringer or Michelle Matney.
THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT Policy.
Please contact Dan Case, Michael Isaacs, or Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after
worship services to get the new Password. St. Paul IT Ministry
THE OFFICE IS COLLECTING NAMES & ADDRESSES of soldiers currently
deployed overseas for a “Soldiers Around the World” outreach program. Church
member, Betty Caufield, volunteers for this important project which sends food and care
packages to men and women in our Armed Services who are defending our nation and
upholding peace abroad. Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks)
with the name and address of an overseas soldier you know who can benefit from this
SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be March 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich,
coffee & dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and
Food For Thought!
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. Classes
are held each Monday & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. A donation of $3-5 for
each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next
meeting is March 12th at 1 PM. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical
supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy or the office.
Blood Drive - Twenty pints of blood were collected at our blood drive this week. Five additional people came but were deferred and unable to give. Thanks to all those who participated.
PIANO WARS! Everyone is welcome Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. to Piano Wars”, a
Premier Dueling Piano event, is an entertaining evening featuring Dave Caruso, the man of
a thousand songs, bringing the party to you. The show is programed for ages 18 and older.
The location is the Democratic Club of Taylor (main hall east side entrance) 23400 Wick
Road., Taylor. Doors open at 5:30 pm and entertainment starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are
$25.00 and includes pizza and a soft drink. Beer and wine is available for purchase.
Tickets will be available from Michelle Matney, Barbara Shultz, and Marjie Barnard. This
event is sponsored by the non-profit Taylor Public School Foundation for Educational
Excellence, to support student scholarships, mini-grants, and educational special projects
not funded by the School District. SPONSORED BY RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS.
VOLUNTEER OFFICE MANAGER NEEDED St. Paul is currently looking for a volunteer to serve as Office Manager, position would be a part-time position and be about five hours a week. Responsibilities would include monitoring usage of church office supplies (paper, pens, pencils, toner, etc.) and ordering, as required. They would also be responsible for ordering special items for the ministries (Christian Education, Music, Stewardship, Pastors, Parish Nurse, etc.), examples might include: confirmation robes, tent and chairs for summer picnic as well as other special items. Monitoring and recording usage for the copier and risograph would also be part of the job description. If you are interested in applying for this volunteer position, please contact one of the St. Paul Trustees; John Smith, Michael Isaacs or Dave Badarak.
WORSHIP PLANNING MINISTRY MEETING has been rescheduled to this Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. Worship Planning will gather in the parlor.
CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE
Mary Dubke (Amy’s Place 41346 Llorac Lane, Northville, 48167), Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Helen Parrish (9637 Janet, Taylor, 48180), Ilene Krogman (Applewood Nursing Center, 18500 Van Horn Rd, Room #309, Woodhaven, 48183), 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), 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).
A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’ to Gary Staffeld, Fred Miller, Kathy Williams, Ed Brainard, John Smith and Dan Case for cleaning all of our white tables and chairs in preparation for the 2018 Fish Dinners. St Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.
THANK YOU THANK YOU to the many people that helped with the 13th Annual Scrapbook Crop. Whether you donated food or prizes, helped that day, or came and shopped, we are so appreciative! This is why I love our church, because of all the people that will step up when asked. We netted $2,982, which gave BOF and Christian Education $1,491 each. So, in 13 years our total profit has been $31,334, which means BOF and CE each have received $15,667! Good Job!
POST OFFICE BOX UPDATE As part of the budget planning for 2017 it was decided to eliminate the Post Office Box effective July 1, 2017, since most of the Church mail was already coming to our regular mailbox. If for some reason you or your financial institution are still utilizing the (PO Box 190) address; you should notify them to change it to the church address (24158 Goddard Rd, Taylor, MI 48180) immediately.