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

         Response:

              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)

    *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

      *CLOSING HYMN “God Bless America” (insert) 

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

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 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.

 

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: 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 

  Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

  web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

  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 

 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.

 

  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

      quorum.

 

      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  

  provided.

  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  

   caring outreach.

 

 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.