Sunday July 15, 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
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost July 15, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No.33 “How Great Thou Art” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Schalm & Congregation
Creator God, we thank you for giving us tools to find you more fully in our lives. We sing, chant, read, meditate, pray, fast, keep silent—and we find you in our worship. We confess that we turn to you when we need more than what life gives us. When we have a hard time coping with life at any age, we then seek your face and your wisdom. Be with us this day. Know our hearts. Listen to our silent prayers. Show us your light. We come seeking you in this worship. Bless us with your presence and your power. We pray through your son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
FAMILY OF GOD “Over and Over Again,” Pastor Schalm
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-22
SPECIAL MUSIC “His Strength is Perfect,” Mark Ennis, Soloist
SCRIPTURE READING Scripture Medley: Matthew 6:14-15 & 18:35, Mark 11:25,
Colossians 3:13, James 2:13 Lector: Barbara Schultz
HYMN No. 86 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm
HYMN No. 588 “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
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 “Freedom and Forgiveness,”Pastor Schalm
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*HYMN No. 546 “Amazing Grace”
*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 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.
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of membership 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.”
ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY
Council: Barbara Schultz
Deacon: Kristi Caruso
Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.
Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week July 15 – July 22
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.– Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Sunday School 9:30
a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.
Monday TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ St. Paul Softball 9:00 p.m. on the back field
Thursday Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m./ Red Hat Christmas in July 6:30 p.m.
Friday Steak Fry 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday School 9:30
a.m./ Capello Family Baptism 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost/ July 15, 2018
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our
Jerusalem Café (West Room) immediately following our morning worship service,
hosted by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY OF ST. PAUL is hosting their 4th Annual
“Steak Fry” at the Church on Friday, July 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes
your choice of a New York Strip Steak or a BBQ Chicken Breast, a baked potato (regular
or sweet), corn on the cob, salad, dessert and beverage. You will want to purchase your
ticket in advance to reserve your steak or chicken. A limited number of steaks and
chicken will be available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and will be
available at the Kiosk Table during Coffee Hour or by calling the Church Office at (313)
291-1221. All “Grill Masters” are invited to participate. If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact Jim Poet, Gary Staffeld, or Dan Case. It promises to be an enjoyable
evening so come on down and bring your friends! We are also in need of Baskets for
our Steak Fry/ Picnic raffle. The drawing is Picnic Sunday, July 29th. All proceeds
go to off-set the cost of the Church Picnic. For more information please contact 1st
Vice President, Pam Lange.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.
Great fun and fellowship! The next game is Tuesday, July 17th 9:00 p.m. on the back
field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is
also on the Community Bulletin Board. Playoffs begin next week.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, July 19 - Christmas in July at Kathy
Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of $5-$10 to exchange.
SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be July 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich.
Coffee and dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required. Join us for fellowship
and Food for Thought!
REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY
President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air
Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick
Ferguson), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka),
1st 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), 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), Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, 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), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband, Morgan Gillespey-Smith), 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).
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GEARING UP FOR “Camp Moose on the Loose,
Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness”. Children, pre-school through sixth grade,
should plan now to do a little camping this summer. This year’s Vacation Bible School
program is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents and
members are encouraged and invited to join their children for the VBS family finale and
closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held on July 29th. In addition
to picnic activities, lunch is provided, games, a waterslide, and a special music present-
ation offered by VBS participants. To ensure a successful Vacation Bible School pro-
gram volunteers are needed to be station leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations, lead and guide children to their various stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits, work the registration desk and help with promotion. Contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer or for more information.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our next exercise glass is Monday, August
6th. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is September 10th at 1:00
p.m. Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,
wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the church office.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell. Christian Education is seeking a new nursery attendant. The position requires that candidates be 21 years of age or older, complete the “Reduce the Risk” program (offered at the church), along with a background check (done at the church). The position pays $15.00 per service.
SUMMER WORSHIP is at 9:30 a.m. Summer Sunday School for youth and children
is also offered at 9:30 a.m. Summer Sunday School leaders are needed. Please contact
Pastor Schalm to volunteer. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center upstairs.
Everything is provided.) Also, see the list included in your Morning Tide.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT. Over the course of the summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living. Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their daily living. In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons. The summer Sunday School program will conclude on September 9th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House. Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ Westroom. Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul. All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.
AUGUST 5TH The Two Debtors ____________________
AUGUST 12TH The Mustard Seed and the Yeast ____________________
AUGUST 19TH The Pharisee and the Tax Collector ____________________
AUGUST 26TH The Ten Talents ____________________
SEPTEMBER 2nd The Man in the Synagogue ____________________
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Juanita Davis, Gene Edwards, Mary Fairemont (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, Hayden Forsyth, Oren Forsyth, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker (Beaumont, Southshore), Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Bill McGahey, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Savoie Family (friends, Romas Family), Glen Sigman, Bert Thompson (Regency, Taylor), and Bev Traver (hospice), 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.
TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a weight loss support group. TOPS is nonprofit and noncommercial. St Paul is hosting the TOPS Chapter 9744, Taylor. TOPS does not sell, promote, or endorse any products. TOPS provide the support, encouragement, and educational opportunities needed to make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also provide motivational rallies, workshops, and retreats. Meetings are held on Monday nights with weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the West Room. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month. Membership is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 years old down to 7 years old, with parent permission. The first visit is free with no obligation to join. Bring a friend! If you decide to join, a TOPS member will help you fill out a simple application form. Dues are $32.00 a year to the national chapter and $5.00 a month to the local chapter.
LOOKING AHEAD St. Paul will once again host a Vendor Arcade at the annual
All Church Picnic, July 29, 2018. If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who
would like to participate, please contact Sharon Leonard by phone or email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SAVE THE DATE The women’s retreat organized by the Dorcas Society has a change from
its usual weekend in September to a weekend in October. The new date is October 6th &
7th. We have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekendfrom our Rally Sunday
weekend to a weekend in October and have been able to finally make that happen. We are
still in the planning stages so watch your Morning Tide and Tidings in the coming months for
more information about this event. We do know the cost for this will be $97.00 per person
(at least two people to a room). If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard.