Sunday February 4, 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

 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany                                                                 February 4, 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 THE CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN  No. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies,”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

    God of love and mercy, we are so often afraid.  You call us to greatness and we 

    protest that we are weak.  You show us your ways, and we complain that they            

    are too hard. You promise to protect us, and we do not trust your word.  As we 

    worship you this morning, forgive our weakness, and our lack of faith.  Then 

    empower us to do your work, and to live as you would have us live.  Amen. 

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

   A MOMENT ON E-SHARING (Website)

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “At the Table of the Lord,” Chancel Choir (9)  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist  (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING  Romans 12:9-13, Matthew 28:16-20  Lector: Sam Kincaid (9),  Jane Dykowksi (10:30)

 *HYMN No. 95  “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”


MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)  

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!  There’s just something about that name!  Master, Savior,    

  Jesus!  Like the fragrance after the rain.  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!  Let all heaven and  

  earth proclaim:  kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there’s something

  about that name!

  MOMENT ON E-GIVING (Electronic giving)

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS

  SERMON  “Hold Fast to the Good,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 226  “He Lives!”

  MOMENT ON E-INVITING (Facebook)

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

    Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

    Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

    Response:

        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)

*DOXOLOGY

    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. 

 *BENEDICTION  Pastor Drutchas

 *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)

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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.   

WELCOME TO ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, TAYLOR!

We invite you to sign our ministry of friendship book and to pass the folder to the person

next to you.  We encourage visitors to include your address and phone number so that a

member of our congregation can send you a welcome note. If you have a special request,

please fill out a “Make-a-Wish card” (found in the pew racks) and place it in an offering

plate or you may give it to an Usher.

 MISSION STATEMENT

“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:  Al Gunther (9), Dee Salsbury (10;30)

Acolyte:  Aaron Flomo (9), Emily Pedersen (10:30)

Ushers:  Dave Badarak, Pam Badarak, Aaron Flomo, Veronica Flomo (9)

 Emily Pedersen (10:30)

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

 

Calendar Week February 4  – February 11

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas  – Communion/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Super Bowl Sub Sales 10:00 a.m.

Monday       Exercise 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday  Visiting Elders 11:00 a.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday     Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Wild Game Dinners 5:30 p.m.

Saturday       Table Cleaning 9:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – / Christian Ed & Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m. (in the kitchen)/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.