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



 *OPENING HYMN  No. 124  “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” Tracy Hoffman, 

   Hymn Leader


   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.




*congregation standing

  FAMILY MOMENT OF GOD “The Master Jedi & His Padawan’s,Pastor Schalm


  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)


  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.)



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.”



Council:  Diane Poet (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30) 

Deacon:  Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Acolyte:  Luke Frazier (9), Carlee Robbins (10:30)



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



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.



 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



  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    

  caring outreach.


 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.  


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.