Sunday July 3, 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


Seventh Sunday after Pentecost                                                                        July 3, 2016


Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.  


   PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist


   CALL TO WORSHIP/ SILENT PRAYER  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas 


 *OPENING HYMN No. 705  “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory,”  Mark Ennis, Hymn


 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas and 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.



   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “The Statue of Liberty”  Mark Ennis, Soloist



   “My country tis of this, sweet land of liberty of thee I sing.  Land where my fathers  

   died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride From every mountainside let freedom ring!”   


*Congregation standing




         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.


     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.




(Congregation may remained seated during hymn sing)

Meditation: For God and Country

Hymn:  No. 77 “On Eagle’s Wings” (Soloist and Congregation)

Meditation: A Nation with the Soul of a Church

Hymn:  No. 611  “Rise Up, O Saints of God”

Meditation: A Nation with Freedom for Religion

Hymn:  No. 595  “Be Thou My Vision”

Meditation: A Nation Willing to Sacrifice

Solo:  “O God of Earth and Altar”

Meditation: A Nation Committed to Justice

Hymn: No. 658  “Restless Weaver”

Meditation: A Nation with a Vision of Caring and Sharing

Hymn: Insert – “This Land is Your Land”

Meditation: A Nation under God

Hymn:  Insert – “God Bless America”

Meditation: A Nation with a Future

Morning Prayer/ Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)



*CLOSING HYMN  No. 720  “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes

    and until all of the candles are extinguished.)       




Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost




“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.”


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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

honor the memory of Donald Gruenberg from the Memorial Ministry.


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

  Hall immediately after morning worship service, sponsored 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 very important to ensure we have a quorum.


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.  



Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Klarisa Beyar, Andrew Britton, Nancy Cady, Miles Church, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Moses Flomo, Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Marilyn Kunkle, Rosemarie Laslo, Ellen Ludlam, Brenda Miller, Shirlen Powell, Sandra Rose, Ben Scherf (The Lodge, Taylor), Joan Schonfeld (Medi-Lodge, Taylor), Sawyer Shutt (nephew of Lois Rice), Bev Sitz, Chet Smith (Belle Fountain, Riverview), Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, Bev Traver, Richard Wagner, Rebecca Warren, 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.



is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested in leading a

third team or playing please contact team coordinator, Chris Mink or Jack Miller or the church  

office. There are no games Tuesday, July 5thSee you next week!


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Please join us for our Christmas in July on Thursday, the 21st at 6:30 PM at Kathy Williams' house. You are welcome to come at 6 PM to walk the labyrinth garden. Please bring a dish to pass, vegetable, fruit or a dessert. Kathy will provide the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, pulled barbecue pork and drinks. Please bring a wrapped present (valued at $5-10) for an exchange. For directions please contact Kathy or the church office.  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 will be decided at Christmas in July. If you are a Henry Ford member and plan to attend, please let Kathy know. We will be able to buy ticket 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.  Please see Pastor  

 Cheryl Schalm. 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 of St. Paul. 



Calendar Week July 3 – July 10

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- Communion/ Summer  

                     Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 

Monday       Office Closed.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m.

Thursday    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m./  – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Summer Sunday  

                      School 9:30 a.m./ Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting 10:30 a.m.                    


  LEAFS 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.


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.

Blood Drive Results - On Tuesday, June 21, we held a blood drive. Twenty-eight (28) donors presented and 23 pints were collected. We were one pint short of our goal. Thanks to all those who participated. The most important number of all-69 patient's lives will be touched by this drive! Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday on each month at 1PM. Our next meeting is July 11 at 1 PM. All are welcome. The August meeting is on the 8th at 1 PM. 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.


  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.


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS: Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren). 


 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.  Celebrating “Room With a View”.  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.


  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.       


 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