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
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
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.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
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
*HYMN No. 100 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 99 “O, How I Love Jesus”
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 “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.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders
of service are available.
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.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
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.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
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.”
ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY
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.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – OUR PRAYER LIST:
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 “stpaulucctaylor.org”, 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.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
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.
CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE
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 (www.taylorconservatory.org) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 “www.stpaulucctaylor.org” 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.