Sunday July 24, 2016


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


Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                                   July 24, 2016


Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.

Nursery care available


    SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)

    PRELUDE   Sally Sigman, Organist


    CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

  *OPENING HYMN No. 21  “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” Tricia Nault, Hymn Leader   

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas

     We thank You, living God, that in Jesus Christ You are building a house not made 

     with hands, but a people among whom You live. We thank you that You have

     called us to be a part of Your family and that we belong to You.  We come now,  

     longing to know the touch of Your Spirit, that we may be encouraged to serve You 

     in this world which you have made.  Come to us that we may recognize You as our 

     Savior, sing Your praises and then tell others about You.  Amen.



     MOMENT OF SHARING – Our Big Week Ahead

     Vacation Bible School (Monday-Thursday evenings)  Pastor Cheryl Schalm

     Friday Steak Fry & Campout, Saturday Coffee House, Campfire, Campout & Sunday Picnic   

     Pam Lange, Council President

     CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Tricia Nault, Soloist

     SCRIPTURE READING  Proverbs 22:6; Matthew 18:1-6, 10; 19:13-15  Lector: Barbara



  *Congregation standing


    *HYMN No. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

      MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   *HYMN No. 99  “O, How I Love Jesus”      



       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  “A Sacramental Day,”  Pastor Drutchas

  *HYMN No. 375  “In Water We Grow” (vs. 1, 2, 4)

    SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM  (pew card)  MacZink Family

    LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

  *CLOSING HYMN No. 467  “Fill the World with Love”  


  *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 front of the sanctuary.  Please

let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.


of service are available.  

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

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




Matthew 6:24  “No one can be a slave of two masters; he will hate one and love the other; he will be loyal to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money”.  As Christians we should be good stewards of God’s money and use it as he wants us to use it.  This does not mean giving haphazardly without design or purpose but rather with planning and fore-thought as to where our giving will do the most good.




Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

July 24, 2016




“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.”



Deacon:  Kevin Kittendorf 

Council:  Sue Mrowka        

Ushers:  Marjie Barnard, Pam Foresta, Helene McEachern, Annette Thie


Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship 

  Hall immediately following our worship service, sponsored by our Men’s Fellowship Ministry.  

  Early registration for Vacation Bible School (VBS) begins today.


  SEWING GUILD Sew ‘n Sews please stop by our Donation Table at the picnic next Sunday. 


BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Charlotte Allison MacZink, born May 13, 2016 to Jeffery & Lisa MacZink and baptized Sunday, July 24, 2016.  Sibling is Reece.



Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Sue Barnard (sister-in-law of Marjie & Charlie), Klarisa Beyar, Andrew Britton, Nancy Cady, Miles Church, Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter of April & Steve Clark), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Marilyn Kunkle, Ellen Ludlam, Judy Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger (Heritage Hospital) Sandra Rose, Larry Schonfeld, Sawyer Shutt (nephew of Lois Rice), Glen Sigman, Bev Sitz, Chet Smith, Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Cameron Stroupe (great-grandson of Tom & Linda Tank), Carissa Stroupe (granddaughter of Tom & Linda Tank), Brenda Tank, Bev Traver, Leah Wagner, Rebecca Warren, Al Whited, and Lisa Wild. 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 CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAMS HEAD TO THE PLAYOFFS.  July 26th St. Paul Blue (Jack’s Team) plays at 7:25 p.m. on the front field.  St. Paul Black (Chris’ Team) plays. Contact the office for time and field. Congratulations to our St. Paul Softball teams!  St. Paul Blue finished first in regular season play and St. Paul Black finished third!


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Thursday, August 25 – Diamond Jack’s boat tour on the Detroit River from Bishop Park dock in Wyandotte at 3 PM followed by dinner at a Wyandotte restaurant. The 3:30 boat goes towards Boblo Island. The cost is $18 for the boat trip for seniors. You will pay when you board. We can carpool from the church -- departure at 2:30 PM sharp! Kathy Williams is the contact. Thursday, September 22– Tour of the Ford-Rouge Plant. The cost is approximately $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members. Time to meet to go to the tour is. If you are a Henry Ford member and plan to attend, please let Kathy know. We will be able to buy tickets at the event.


AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available for your listening pleasure.  Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “”, select the “Our Worship Together” tab, then the “Worship Services (Audio)” tab.    Directions are given on the Service page, 9:30 AM services are available.  Services are also available on the Mobile application as well.  If you have questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL is still in need of volunteers.  In order for the summer Sunday 

School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  There is a signup 

sheet upstairs on the Welcome Desk. All curriculum, materials, and snacks, are provided. Please 

consider visiting the Welcome Center to select a date to share your faith with the children. 



Calendar Week July 24 – July 31

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- MacZink Family baptism  

                      9:30 a.m./ SummerSunday School 9:30 a.m./ Family Fun-Tots Playdate 12 noon

Monday       Vacation Bible School (VBS) 6:15 p.m.    

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ VBS 6:15 p.m./ St. Paul Blue (Jack) 7:45 p.m. on the back  

                      field/ St. Paul Black (Chris).

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m./ VBS 6:15 p.m.

Thursday     Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m./ VBS 6:15 p.m.

Friday          Steak Fry 4:00 p.m./ Camp out

Saturday      Picnic Food Prep 4:00 p.m./ Dinner Prep 5:00 p.m./ Coffee House & Campfire & 

                      Camp out 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  All Church Picnic/       

                      Coffee Hour 9:30 a.m.


HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD at 4 PM on Wednesdays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.  Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship!  If you are interested but can’t attend on Wednesday’s or this is a poor time for you please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.
Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday on each month at 1PM. Our next meeting is August 8th at 1 PM. All are welcome. 
Matter of Balance – The next 8 week session class is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, October 17 in the early afternoon. Please make out a make a wish card, contact the office or Kathy Williams.
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.


  STEAK FRY Friday, July 29th 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (or until we run out of steaks) at St. Paul United 

  Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard, Taylor (one block west of Telegraph).  Hosted by our Men’s 

  Fellowship Ministry and cooked outside under the big tent.  Menu includes:  New York Strip Steak,  

  or BBQ Chicken Breast, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Salad, Dessert, and Beverage (coffee,

  lemonade, ice tea or water). Tickets are $14.00 and can be purchased in advance to reserve your 

  steak by calling 313-291-1221. See the flyer in Fellowship Hall.


PICNIC WEEKEND CAMPERS INVITED Our Boy Scots are camping out.  Why not join them?  All St. Paul members are invited to camp out on the church grounds during Picnic Weekend, July 29-31.  Campers, RVs, and trailers, as well as tents, are all welcome.  Electrical hook-ups can be provided but your RSVP (313-291-1221) is needed no later than Monday, July 25th.  A site plan for St. Paul campers will be worked out based upon the number of RSVPs received. In making your RSVP please indicate your space and electrical needs.  There is no charge to camp during Picnic Weekend. 


SATURDAY EVENING COFFEE HOUSE & CAMP FIRE  As part of this year’s Picnic Weekend there will be a coffee house held on Saturday night, July 30, 7-10 p.m.  The Caruso family will be providing entertainment to go with a supper menu that includes sloppy joes, chips, and soda, as well as coffee and teas.  DJ Russ Walker will also be on hand to share additional music.  Tables will be set up for cards and other games, including a checker tournament.  The coffee house will be held under the Big-top tent on the church green or indoors, in the event of wet weather.  This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.  There will be no charge for supper or any of the activities that night. As the sun sets and the stars come out, a campfire will be lit.  Those remaining for the campfire will have a chance to cap off their night with the making of s’mores.  For more information, contact Council president Pam Lange.


VENDOR ARCADE PLANNED for Picnic Sunday This year’s All-Church Picnic will offer a Vendors Arcade with more than a half-dozen dealers on hand with different products.  Each vendor will be renting a table with proceeds defraying picnic expenses.  Sharon Leonard is coordinating the Vendors Arcade.  Vendors and products include:  31 Bags, Tupperware, Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef, Lula Roe Clothing, Gold Canyon Candles, Young Living Essential Oils, and Cake Drops from Serendipity Bakery in Wyandotte.  Additional vendors, are welcome.  Deadline for requesting a Vendor Arcade table is Monday, July 25.  Please call the church office to sign up. 


   HELP NEEDED WITH PICNIC Weekend Food Preparation Volunteers are needed to help  

   with the food preparation for Picnic Weekend.  Men’s Fellowship will be setting up for its second    

   annual Steak Fry on Friday afternoon, July 29th.  Additional hands are welcomed as the men      

   host a major fundraising event for our church.  The following afternoon, Saturday, July 30, 4 p.m.,  

   the Women’s Fellowship and Girl Scout Troop will be cutting fruits and vegetables for the next  

   day’s picnic lunch.  But you don’t have to be a member to pitch in.  Pam Lange and another team,    

   will be arriving at 5:00 p.m. to set up for a Sloppy Joe supper and beverages for the Saturday night    

   coffeehouse.  Join the team! On Sunday morning, at 8:00 a.m., volunteers are needed to shuck     

   freshly picked corn and prepare baked beans in our church roasters.  Later that morning and at   

   noontime, more help is needed to quick cook corn-on-the-cob for the picnic crowd, grill hot dogs  

   for kids, and to staff the buffet table that will set up outside under a dining fly.  Dorcas Society  

   members will be hosting the ice cream social: Dorcas members should be on hand in the kitchen

   at 12:45 p.m. to get everything organized to set up a sundae bar and serve ice cream.  For those    

   who can’t volunteer at church, there’s a chance to volunteer right from home.  Eight church  

   members are needed to prepare at home bow-tie pasta salad to be served at lunch using the  

   following recipe:  1# Bow Tie Pasta, 1 McCormick Salad Supreme (small bottle found in spice  

   aisle), 6 oz. Pepperoni (diced), 2 cups Plum tomatoes (seeded & diced), 2 cups cucumber (diced),

   2 cups celery (diced), 2 cups orange or yellow peppers (diced), 1/3 cup Green onion (sliced thin),  

   and 1 ½ bottle of Kraft Italian dressing.  



Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Melissa Rossi (4187 Weddel, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Vernagene Schafer (Borgess Gardens, 3057 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, 49048),Ben Scherf (The Lodge, Taylor), Joan Schonfeld (Medilodge of Taylor, 23600 Northline, Taylor, 48180) Betty Steinhauer (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd,. Riverview, 48193), Barbara Sullivan (moved to Virginia), and Walter Theeck (Stone Gate, 2525 Demille Blvd, Lapeer, 48446).


PASTOR GEOFFREY DRUTCHAS will be on vacation the month of August.  In case of pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  Single worship services held at 9:30 a.m. continue through September 4, 2016.  Summer Sunday School is also held at 9:30 a.m.


ALL CHURCH PICNIC SET There is a roadside banner posted on the church lawn announcing the upcoming all-church picnic, July 31, as well as other weekend festivities.  It’s a reminder to mark our calendars for a great day ahead with a lot of fun and fellowship in store for us.  Our Picnic Sunday will begin with a 9:30 a.m. coffee hour hosted by the Men’s Fellowship in the West Room.  An indoor sanctuary service follows at 10 a.m., concluding with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an all-congregation photo in front of the new “A Room with a View” addition.  The picnic then gets underway outdoors with a host of activities that will take us right through the afternoon.  A lunch buffet will be served at 11:45 a.m. with a free-will offering invited to defray expenses.  The Dorcas Society, one of our church’s women’s groups, will be hosting an ice cream social and Sundae Bar at 2:00 p.m.  Picnic activities in the late morning and afternoon include a variety of games for all ages. Bingo will be offered under the Big-top tent.  New this year is a Vendor’s Arcade where church members can do shopping.  The all-church picnic is open to your friends: invite them.  Picnic Sunday is a great time to meet the congregation at its friendliest.  Dress casual for the day.  You may want to bring a lawn chair for your own comfort.  Need more information about Picnic Sunday?  Call the church office.


ST. PAUL CHURCH MEMBERS are invited to join in a service of celebration as our congregation dedicates its new addition on Sunday, July 31.  It will be a spirited service in every sense that morning as we gather at 10 a.m.  The congregation will be baptizing a baby, enjoying a presentation from our children on their “Cave Quest” week as participants in Vacation Bible School, and listening to the anthems of our Chancel Choir who (though on their own “vacation” right now) will be back for that Sunday to help us celebrate.  Also thrilling will be our guest  trumpeter Ken Ferry who will be leading us at the end of the service as we join outside for the formal dedication and ribbon-cutting of our “Room with a View” addition. During the Dedication Service, which will be held inside our air-conditioned sanctuary this year, Pastor Geoff Drutchas will be briefly highlighting the historical milestones of our congregation in our shared journey of faith and offering prayers of thanks for the efforts over many years that has made our new addition possible.  Mark your calendars for an important and joyous service.


  2016 MUSIC AND ART IN THE GARDEN every Wednesday evening at the Taylor  

  Conservatory & Botanical Garden (in Heritage Park), 22314 Northline Road, Taylor.  Tickets

  $5.00 general admission on the Great Lawn.  Children under 5 years are free.  Bring your own    

  chairs (a limited number are provided) or a blanket.  The Terrace is wheelchair accessible.  Doors  

  open at 5:30 p.m. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free on a first-come first-serve basis.  Please   

  fill the Petting Farm lot first, and then the grass off Northline.  Follow the parking signs and  

  attendant’s directions.  Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Silver Shores Waterfront.

  (No outside food or drink is allowed.)  On-site rainout location available.  Umbrellas are allowed.

  For more information see the flyer on the Market Place Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall, their  

  web-site ( or call 313-383-4108.    


   PLEASE REMEMBER to complete a kitchen check list and put it in the Trustees box in the

   West Room after the kitchen has been used.  Completed check lists are not being received on a 

   regular basis.  Blank forms are located on the cupboard door near the large coffee pot.


 ONLINE WEEKLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY All youth (6-12 grades) interested in participat-

 ing in a weekly online Bible study are asked to send Pastor Schalm their email address. Each  

 Monday a topic affecting young people will be addressed and discussed according to scripture  

 versus pop culture. Youth will have the opportunity to share their insights throughout the week

 on the subject as their schedules permit. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and to grow  

 in the knowledge of Christ despite a hectic schedule. All communication will be done through a  

 group email. Send your email address to


  LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S new “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 will be located in the narthex,  

  just outside the entrance to the new building addition.  Those who wish to have a leaf in place in  

  time for the dedication of the new addition and the “Tree of Faith” unveiling are encouraged to  

  complete their request as soon as possible using the blue cards available in the pews or by going to  

  the Church Website “” 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.