Sunday January 21, 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


Third Sunday after Epiphany                                                               January 21, 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. 22 “All Creatures of Our God and King,”  Tracy Hoffman,

    Hymn Leader    

 *RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

   Leader:            O Lord, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!
                             Your glory is higher than the heavens.” We gather to praise you!
   Congregation: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
   Leader:            “O Lord, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!
                             Your glory is higher than the heavens.” We gather to celebrate you!
   Congregation: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... And God                                  

                             saw that is was good.” We gather to celebrate our God.
   Leader:            “O Lord, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!  Your glory

                             is higher than the heavens.”  We gather to worship you!
   Congregation: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and God saw

                             that is was very good.” We gather to worship our God!

  ALL:              All praise, honor, majesty and power belongs to our Creating God! Amen



FAMILY OF GOD  “The Creator & His Younglings,”  Pastor Schalm  (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.   

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “They’ll Know We are Christians,”  Chancel Choir(9),   

    “Jesus is Lord of All,”  Marjie Barnard, Barbara Schultz, Duet  (10:30)

   SCRIPTURE READING  Nehemiah 9:5-6, 1 Timothy 4:4-10  Lector:

   *HYMN No. 53  “Morning Has Broken”          

      MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER

      (Sharon Ferguson, Sylvia Hakala)

    *HYMN No.  33  “How Great Thou Art”  



      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,FATHER God: The Creative Force,”  Pastor Schalm



    LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World”


 *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 rear of the sanctuary.  Please

let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance. 


of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.  

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 member-

ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.


“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:  Mark Ennis (9), Dave Lange (100) 

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10;30)

Acolyte:  Katelyn Stull (9), Zachary Miller (10:30)

Ushers:  Katelyn Stull, (9) Zach Miller (10:30),



Calendar Week January 21  – January 28

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas  –  Sunday

                      School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Youth Food & Flick 11:30

                      a.m./ Council Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Monday       Exercise 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday  Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday     Blood Drive 1:00 – 6:45 p.m./ Red Hats 7:00 p.m.

Friday           Confirmation Outing to Temple Beth-el 5:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – New Member

                     Welcome/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Souper

                     Bowl 11:30 a.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.   




President                                    Diane Poet

First Vice-President                  Pam Lange

Second Vice-President              Cheryl Kincaid


Elder                                           Barbara Schultz (3 year term)

Deacon                                        Dee Salsbury      (3 year term)

Trustee                                        Dave Badarak    (3 year term)

Secretary                                     April Clark        (3 year term)




  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 



  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Third Sunday After Epiphany/ January 21, 2018



 Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Ann Anderson, Megan Barnosky, Debbie Case, Betty Caufield,  Miles Church, Steve Clark, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin, Dave Cowper, Phill Felske, Pam Jones, Sara Kauffman (Henry Ford Rehab Center), David King, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Rev. Bill Kren, Pam Lange, Sharon Leonard, Neil McEachern, Jena Mellin, Lexi Mellin, Michelle Mellin, Diane Poet, Bob Robinson, Lil Roscoe, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, friend of Daisy Stedman, Brenda Tank, Doreen Thompson, Grace Wangbickler, and Shelly Wilson. 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

  Fellowship Hall between morning services, hosted by our Chancel Choir members.


  LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO Bob Harry on the loss of his brother, William

  “Bill” Harry, who passed away January 10, 2018 at the age of 86 years.  Funeral was in

  Tennessee. ALSO TO Family & Friends of Sylvia I. Hakala, who passed away January 13,

  2018 at the age of 100 years.  Funeral was Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Rev. Geoffrey

  Drutchas officiated.  Arrangements by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.

  ALSO TO Patrick Ferguson, family & friends on the loss of wife, mother, and grand-

  mother, Sharon Ferguson, who passed away January 14, 2018 at the age of 67 years.

  Funeral was Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas officiated.   

  Arrangements by Voran Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel.  ALSO TO Matt Horne on the loss 

  of his grandmother who passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018.


 2018 GIVING ENVELOPES AND 2017 Giving Statements are now available for pick-  

 up.  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 Financial Secretary, Annette, or call the church office at 313.291.1221. 

HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes -
Exercise is important to our health.  We

   will be starting classes again on Wednesday, January 17th at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome.  A

   donation of $3-5 for each class attended is invited. Classes are held each Monday &

   Wednesday. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is February 12th

at 1 PM. Blood Drive – is scheduled for January 25, 2018, 1:00 – 6:45 p.m.  Please make an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams, or complete a Make-a-Wish card and place it in the offering plate. There are some time slots put aside for church members. You can now make appointments for/at your own convenience through the Internet. Visit click on the blue box on the left side of the page that says 'Enter a Sponsor Code', under 'Find a blood drive near you.' Type in StPaulTaylor (no spaces). You will then be directed to the next page listing our blood drive. Click on the last column to sign up. You will need to register & obtain a password. IDs & passwords are case sensitive.  You can also download to your phone or print out a Rapid Pass the day of the drive prior to coming to the drive. You can read the educational materials & complete the health history online to save some time at the blood drive. If you have questions about eligibility you can look at eligibility requirements on or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at 866-236-3276.  Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact our parish nurse, Kathy Williams, or the office.     


   HEROD & MARIAMNE: Not An Ordinary Love Story. A book about King Herod and

  his fateful love for a Maccabean princess in Jesus’ time will be the focus of a new Sunday

  night book discussion series at St. Paul Church on Sundays, January 28 and February 4 and

  11. Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the discussion series on the short novel by Nobel Prize-

  winning author Par Lagerkvist inspired by the legendary King Herod the Great who ruled

  Israel and re-built the Great Jerusalem Temple in the era of Jesus’ birth. Our discussion

  series coincides with the season of Epiphany, which recalls the flight of Jesus and his family

  from the terror imposed by Herod, and the approach of Valentine’s Day when our thoughts

  turn to love and romance. Copies of the novel are available in the church office. A donation

  to the office fund is welcomed to defray costs. You may reserve a book by completing a

  Make-A-Wish card (in the sanctuary pews) and adding it to the morning offering plate. Our

  Sunday evening discussions will meet in the church parlor and begin at 7 p.m. For more

  information, contact the church office (313-291-1221).                         

is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018.  A simple donation of $7.00 buy’s you a spoon, a support tray (holds 6 bowls of soup) and allows you to taste a variety of amazing soups prepared by local businesses as well as our own membership. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK table on Sunday mornings or by contacting the Church office at 313-291-1221. The event will take place from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in our own Fellowship Hall.  All profits go to support the facility.  If you have a secret family recipe and would like to participate in Souper Bowl V, please contact Jim Poet at 734-718-3137.


THE ST. PAUL BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY is hosting its 11th Annual Wild Game Dinner on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  Doors open at 5:30 pm, hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm 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 and much more.  Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour, or by calling the Church office at 313-291-1221 or by calling James Poet, Gary Staffeld, Candace Poet, John Smith or Dan Case.  We are also looking for donations of wild game food and any items that can be used for the raffles.


  THE 2018 ST. PAUL FISH DINNERS ARE COMING!  This year we will be making

  our famous St. Paul coleslaw on Saturday, February 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the

  church Kitchen.  Preparation can take between two and three hours to make the (20) five

  gallon pails of coleslaw required.  Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated.  Please

  contact Jim Poet, Dan Case, or the church office (313-291-1221) if you would like to 

  volunteer or need more information.


  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Our January planning meeting is Thursday, the 25th at 7

  PM in the Parlor. Please come with ideas for next year’s outings/ meetings or give them to

  Kathy Williams prior to that day.  Please remember to check the shelf in the West Room for

  any gifts from your new Secret Pal


President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), 2nd Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, grand-daughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), David Schafer (grandson, late Muriel & late Harold Schafer), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).


  OUR 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. WORSHIP SCHEDULE resumes today.  Child care is available

  at both worship services.  Our nursery is located in the rear of the Sanctuary on the east side.

  Please contact the church office (313-291-1221) if you have any questions regarding worship



  NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED  Those contemplating membership at St. Paul Church

  are invited to receive the congregation’s welcome on Sunday, January 28th at the 9:00 or

  10:30 a.m. worship services.  New members will be recognized in a special ceremony led

  by Pastor Geoff Drutchas with a presentation of both membership certificates and

  carnations made by Council President Diane Poet.  Please notify Pastor Drutchas at the

  church office (313-291-1221) if you would like to be welcomed that morning.


  CHILDREN’S CHOIR will gather January 21, 2018 after the 10:30 service to practice

  our songs.  All children up to and including 6th grade are invited to join.If you have any

  questions or concerns, contact Children’s Choir Director, Sally Sigman.