Sunday February 5, 2017
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
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 5, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)/ PRELUDE Joe Diedrichs, Organist
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*PROCESSIONAL HYMN No. 725 “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand,”
(vs. 1, 2) Mark Ennis, Hymn Leader
PRESENTATION OF COLORS/ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
*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.
God Bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her thru the
night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans
white with foam, God Bless America, my home sweet home.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
OUR SCOUTING TRADITION Pastor Drutchas
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace,” (9), “Great and
Mighty Lord,” Chancel Choir (10:30)
SCRIPTURE READING Jonah 1:1-2:1, 10, 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20
Lectors: Barbara Schultz (10:30)
HYMN No. 99 “O, How I Love Jesus”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 494 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SERMON “Sharing Our Faith,” Pastor Drutchas
*HYMN No. 452 “Here I Am, Lord”
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
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.
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 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 member-
ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
February 5, 2017
“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 honor of Vida Rose’s birthday from Sandi and Dale. EXTRA VASES are in memory of Donald Pearson.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in the
Jerusalem Café (West Room) between worship services, hosted by Boy Scout Troop 825.
2017 GIVING ENVELOPES AND YEAR-END STATEMENTS are now available for
pickup in the Narthex (rear) of the church. Please ask one of the ushers to assist you in
locating your box. If you do not find a box with your name on it speak with our Financial
Secretary, Annette, or call the church office at 313-291-1221.
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.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Nancy Cady, Chris Chavez, David Cowper, Josh Eisenga (Fiance of Chelsey Schalm), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Andrea Fuller, Robert Grigg (friend of the Schalm family), Pat Herkimer, Ollie Hilliker, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Shane LaBelle (friend Poet Family), Michael Natzke, Shirlen Powell, Glenn Sigman, Sally Sigman, Kevin Staffeld, Daisy Stedman, Leah Wagner, David Walker, Ethan Warren, Al Whited, and Lisa Wild (Medilodge). 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 MEN’S FELLOWSHIP is sponsoring its second annual St. Paul Euchre Night. The date is Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall here at St. Paul. There will be cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, pizza, snacks and beverages. The cost is $10 / person in advance and $12 / person at the door. No partner is required since we will be playing Progressive Euchre which puts individual players against each other. Tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour or by calling the church office at 313-291-1221. Thank You in advance for your support - St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.
OUR CHURCH’S CHARTERED BOY SCOUT TROOP #825 is hosting their annual pancake breakfast for the congregation in Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Sunday, February 12th. The morning menu will include plain and, blueberry pancakes, along with sausage, juice, and a choice of beverages. Breakfast tickets will be $5-adults; $3-children (3-11). That same morning, our Girl Scout Troop #74590 will be selling cookies in Fellowship Hall. Come and support two delicious events and two Scout Troops!
‘SMALL STEPS TO A BIG FAITH: The Journey of the Beatitudes’ Book Discussion.
It’s a simple book. But an inspired one on how Jesus’ famous beatitudes can help us reset the
course for our own lives. Participants will meet in the parlor at St. Paul Church on February
5 and 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Through small group conversation—book in hand as our guide-- we
will explore how Jesus’ truth and wisdom can help us take small steps to a big faith and a
happier life. Pastor Geoff Drutchas will led the series. Copies of the book are available
through the church office. You may reserve a book by completing a Make-A-Wish card
from the sanctuary pews and adding it to the morning offering plate.
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST acknowledges and thanks those past
Presidents of the Council for the last ten years for their hard work and dedication on behalf
of the congregation: Ken Leedy 2006, Howard Wilson 2007, James Schalm 2008, Doreen
Thompson 2009, Jeffrey Beyar 2010, Frederick Miller 2011, James Poet 2012, Cheryl
Kincaid 2013, Loretta Bullock 2014, James Poet 2015, and Pamela Lange 2016.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week February 5 – February 12
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –
Communion/ Scout Sunday/ Super Bowl Sub Sales/ Sunday School 10:30
a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.
Monday Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m./ Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Wild Game Dinner Doors Open 5:30 p.m.
Friday Table Washing Fellowship 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Table Washing Fellowship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Boy
Scout Troop 825 Pancake Breakfast 8:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./
Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.
ST. PAUL BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY will be hosting its 10th Annual Wild
Game Dinner on Thursday, February 9th. Doors open at 5:30 pm, hors d’oeuvres at 6:00
p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 7:00 pm. It’s a fun filled evening with lots of raffles, good
eating and great fellowship. This year’s event will feature Buffalo, Wild Boar, Venison,
Salmon, Turtle, Squirrel and more. Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased at the KIOSK
table during Coffee Hour, by calling the Church office at 313-291-1221 or by calling
Candace Poet, James Poet, Gary Staffeld or Dan Case. We are also looking for donations of
wild game and any items that can be used for the raffles.
THE 2017 ST. PAUL FISH DINNERS ARE COMING! This year we will be making our famous St. Paul coleslaw on Saturday, February 25th beginning at 9:00 AM in the Church kitchen. Depending on how many people participate it takes anywhere from two to three hours to make the (20) five gallon pails of coleslaw required. Any time you can give is appreciated. Please contact Jim Poet, Dan Case or the Church Office at 313-291-1221 if you need more information or want to volunteer to help.
THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS MINISTRY is looking for volunteers for two upcoming events. The first is our Annual Table Cleaning Workday, this year the event will be held on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11 beginning at 9:00 am. The second event is our annual kitchen clean-up which will be held on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 9:00 am. Both events will help us prepare for the 2017 Lenten Fish Dinners. All cleaning supplies will be furnished. Just bring yourself and some elbow grease. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated. If you can help or just have questions, please contact Julius Enesey or Dan Case or call the Church office at 313-291-1221.
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), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father of Chris Chavez), and Grace Torango (mother of Sylvia Matney).
HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes – Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD or an alternate video at 4 PM on Mondays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised. Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship! Zumba can be done at your own pace and modified to your ability. (No Zumba February 6th.)
Shalom– Chronic disease group meeting. February meeting is Monday the 13th at 1:00 p.m.
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.
ROCK HARD IN FAITH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP TO HOST SWEETHEART DANCE for the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) on Friday, February 24th. The Youth are in need of donated desserts and door prizes to help off-set the cost of this outreach. Anyone interested in making a donation or helping with this event, please contact Cheryl Schalm.
ST. PAUL UCC TAYLOR offers a mobile version of
our online giving page to make it easy for you to give
anytime, anyplace from your smart phone. Simply scan
the image you see here using your phone’s QR code reader
or visit our church website: www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving
OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you will now be receiving all your Church related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”. Please make sure you add us to your contact list to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements. If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.
LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S “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 is located in the
narthex, just outside the entrance to the new “Family Room”. Those who wish to have a leaf
placed on the tree are encouraged pick your leaf from those available (see sign-up sheet) and
to complete a blue card available in the pew racks or by going to the Church Website
“www.stpaulucctaylor.org” 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.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2016” High
School Graduate address and location information. In addition, we would like your photo
to be included on our “YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board. Please
forward all information and pictures to Pastor Schalm.