Sunday July 2, 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. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m. July 2, 2017
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist/ FLAG PROCESSIONAL
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 21 “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” Eileen Vernor Drutchas, Hymn Leader
*UNISON PRAYER FOR THE NATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage. Make us
always remember your generosity and constantly do your will. Bless our land
with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Save us
from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance and from
every evil course of action. Make us who came from many nations with many
different languages a united people. Defend our liberties and give those whom
we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that
there might be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let
our hearts be thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Helen St. Louis, Soloist
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be
free, ‘tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, and when we find ourselves
in the place just right, ‘twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true
simplicity is gained to bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed, to turn, turn, will be
our delight till by turning, turning we come round right.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card) Janiga Family
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SCRIPTURE READING 1 Timothy 6:17, Luke 12:15-21
Lector: Kathy Williams
*HYMN No. 572 “Take Time to Be Holy”
SERMON “Everything for Sale?” Pastor Drutchas
*HYMN No. 720 “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”
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 throughout the Earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.
Memorial Prayer (Walker, Magyar)/ 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.
*CLOSING HYMN “God Bless America” (insert)
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS 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.
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.
“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: Beverley Gunther
Deacon: Al Gunther
Ushers: Arlene Felske, Sue Mrowka, Gary Peters
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 2 – July 9
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/Janiga Family Baptism/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.(Fellowship Hall)
Tuesday Office Closed/ No Softball Games
Wednesday Exercise Class 3:00 p.m.
Thursday Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Thirsty Thursday 7:00 p.m./ Light Supper 6:30 p.m./ Summer Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas– Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting 10:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/ July 2, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Ed Burnham, Nancy Cady, Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Sharon
Ferguson, Ollie Hilliker, Velma McGee (Henry Ford Wyandotte), Michelle Mellin,
Murl Nieman, Janet Parant, Bev Parks, Kathy Peters, Shirlen Powell, Joan Rensel,
LaVerne Roe, Eleanor Rossi, Ann Schmoekel, Glen Sigman, Joyce Thompson
Smith, Kevin Staffeld, Peggy Tunsei (Beaumont Heritage), Loralee Wilson, and
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.
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.
ALTAR FLOWERS honor the memory of Donald Gruenberg’s birthday.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments after
worship service in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.
There is no Coffee hour next week as our Semi-Annual Meeting immediately follows
our morning worship service. Your attendance is important to ensure we have a
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE at 9:30 a.m. Summer Sunday School for
children and youth is also offered at 9:30. A Coffee Hour with donuts and other
refreshments is hosted immediately following service.
FREE WOOD is left over from trimming trees on the grounds. Please help yourself any wood that has been neatly stacked near the circle drive. Building & Grounds.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS
Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Virginia Creeger (mother of Ann Schmoekel), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Stella Ludlam (mother-in-law, Ellen Ludlam), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father of Chris Chavez), Grace Torango (mother of Sylvia Matney),and Hubert Williams (father of Tom Williams).
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S THIRTEENTH SEASON UNDERWAY.
There are no games on Tuesday, July 4th. Playoffs begin Tuesday, July 18th. Games are
played at Thorn Park, located at King and Telegraph Roads in Brownstown. The schedule
is posted on the Market Place Bulletin in Fellowship Hall. Come out and cheer them on!
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Thursday, July 27th Christmas in July at Kathy Williams House. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and a wrapped present for a gift exchange. You are welcome to come at 6:00 p.m. to walk the labyrinth garden. For directions to Kathy’s and more information, please refer to the July/ August Tidings. Wednesday, August 16th is a tour of the Cranbrook house and gardens. Lunch is at 11:00 a.m. followed by the tour. We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $30. You can also purchase your ticket online. See your July/ August Tidings. Thursday, September 28th is a trip to Belle Isle as well as visit the Conservatory, possibly the Aquarium and have lunch. Watch is space for more information closer to the event.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Blood Drive of June 20th update– We met our goal of 23 pints.
Thanks to all those who participated.
Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting July 10th at 1 PM. Check
the Morning Tide for additional information regarding topics and/or speakers.
Caregivers – next meeting is Monday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumba or other
exercise to a DVD at 3 PM on Wednesday in the West Room unless otherwise
advertised. Check the Morning Tide for changes/updates. There will be exercise Wednesday.
Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,
wheelchairs, please contact our parish nurse or the office.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED. 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 everyday
life. 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 10th 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’ West Room. 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
JULY 2ND “ELIJAH AND THE RAVENS” _________________
JULY 30TH ******PICNIC SUNDAY******
AUGUST 6TH “GOD CHOOSES JOSHUA” _____________________
AUGUST 13TH “SPIES IN CANAAN”_________________________
AUGUST 20TH “CROSSING THE JORDAN” ___________________
AUGUST 27TH “JERICHO” ____________________________
SEPTEMBER 3RD “COURAGEOUS DISCIPLES” __________________
In addition to Summer Sunday School teachers, Christian Education is in need of Fall
Sunday School teachers to lead the Pre-school and Kindergarten class and to assist with
the 4th/5th grade class. All interested should contact Pastor Schalm.
YOUTH STOCK FOR SALE. The Youth will be selling stock to support their
upcoming summer mission trip to the Upper Peninsula. To invest in the youth and their
mission work, you can purchase a share(s) of stock during our Sunday morning Coffee
Hour at the KIOSK table in Fellowship Hall. The Youth thank you in advance for your
support and look forward to sharing their experiences with you.
THE OFFICE IS COLLECTING NAMES & ADDRESSES of soldiers currently
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
THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY OF ST. PAUL ARE HOSTING THEIR
THIRD ANNUAL “STEAK FRY”. The event takes place under the BIG TOP on
Friday, July 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The men of St. Paul will be available to assist you
with the grilling of a New York Strip Steak or a BBQ Chicken Breast, your choice.
Dinner includes a Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Salad, Dessert and Beverage.
Purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your steak. A limited number of steaks will be
available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and are 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. Come on down and bring your friends.
SEWING GUILD -- Sew ‘n Sews -- Please join us for a little sewing and a lot of
fellowship at our next meeting on Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. Bring a sandwich
for lunch, dessert and coffee is provided. P/S: No sewing skills required!
OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you can now
receive 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.