Sunday July 30, 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

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                     July 30, 2017

Picnic Sunday

Celebration of Worship 10:00 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 G. Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN No. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies”  Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

     Lord God our Father, we turn our thoughts to You as we worship in Your house.

     Forgive us all our sins.  Then may our acts of devotion be pleasing in Your sight,

     and may our worship never cease.  Place Your Holy Spirit within us.  Remove

     unworthy thoughts and desires and grant that we may become ever more grateful

     for all that You do for us and all that You give to us.  Bless us as we join together

     in the worship and praise of You, the Holy Spirit, and our Lord Jesus Christ and

     help us to love You more and more with each passing day.  Amen.

  *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

  *WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SHARING  Pastor Cheryl Schalm & Children

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Tricia Nault, Soloist

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN No. 97  “Fairest Lord Jesus”

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*Congregation standing 

OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS 

    *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.  

      SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 28:10-22, Matthew 28:16-20 

      Lector: Barbara Schultz 

    *HYMN No. 227  “In the Garden”  

      SERMON  “Camp-out at Bethel,”  Pastor Drutchas

     *HYMN No. 33  “How Great Thou Art”       

       LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)

      *BENEDICTION

      *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until

           all of the candles are extinguished.)       

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM 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.   

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.  Please alert the ushers if you need additional assistance.

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

Deuteronomy 15:10  “Give generously to Him and do so without a grudging heart; then, because of this, the Lord will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”  Have you ever felt you were required to give someone a gift?  Perhaps you knew it was the polite and loving thing to do, but you grumbled about the cost or the inconvenience of shopping.  The cheerful giver does not waste energy on grudges; the cheerful giver is happy to give to Him, knowing that everything we have comes from our Lord.

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:  Pam Badarak, Dave Badarak, Kristi Caruso,

Nichole McNeely, Dee Salsbury

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 30 – August 6

Sunday        Worship Service 10:00 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Coffee Hour 9:30  

                     a.m./ Buffet Lunch 11:45 a.m./ Picnic activities until 3:00 p.m./ Clean up 3:00

Tuesday       Softball playoffs 6:15 p.m. on the back field. 

Wednesday Exercise Class 12:00 noon

Thursday    Thirsty Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Ethan C. Drutchas – Communion/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee hour 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

  Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

  July 30, 2017/ Picnic Sunday

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

 Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Megan Barnosky, Ed Burnham, Nancy Cady, Justin Collins (son-in-law of Gerri King), Oliva Drapeau, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Lynn Harbin (sister of John Smith), Toni Hill, Rev. Bill Kren, Velma McGee, Joe Mayfield, Murl Nieman, Bev Parks, Alex Pedersen, Kathy Peters, Shirlen Powell, Cookie Robinson (sister of Bob Robinson), Eleanor Rossi, Ann Schmoekel, Kevin Staffeld, and Carol Wioncek. 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.

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our West Room immediately preceding our morning worship service, hosted by our Men’s 

  Fellowship Ministry.

    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.  A single worship service is held at 9:30 a.m. and continues through Sunday, 

    September 4th.   Summer Sunday School for children and youth is also offered at 9:30 

    a.m.  Nursery care is also available. 

   

     ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM HEADS TO THE PLAYOFFS.  Playoff

     game Tuesday, July 25th is at 8:35 p.m. on the back field. If necessary a second game  

     would be played at 8:35 p.m. on the back field. Games are played at Thorn Park,

     located at King and Telegraph Roads in Brownstown.  Come and cheer them on!

 

     A SINCERE ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE HOWE-PETERSON FUNERAL HOMES 

     for providing the large tent and chairs used for our Picnic Sunday worship service and 

     activities on Sunday, July 30, 2017

ANNUAL ALL CHURCH KITCHEN CLEAN-UP DAY SCHEDULED  The St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry will be hosting its Annual Kitchen Clean-up on Saturday, August 19th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 pm.  All cleaning supplies and special equipment will be provided; all you need to do is come to the church in your work cloths ready to help clean. Please plan on coming to help even if you can only stay for one hour all help will be greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions please contact Gary Staffeld or Dan Case or call the Church office at 313-291-1221.

  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.

  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.  Services are also available on the Mobile application as well.

  If you have any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

 USHERS NEEDED - We are seeking additional members to assist as Ushers for our 

 Sunday morning worship services. This volunteer activity is extremely important. 

 Friendly and efficient Ushers help St. Paul present a welcoming atmosphere to both 

 Church members and visitors. Written instructions are available and training can be 

 arranged at your request.  Anyone interested in being placed on our Usher Volunteer list 

 may speak with the presiding deacon on Sunday mornings or contact Kristi Caruso by 

 phone call (586-876-4308) or text and she will contact you regarding any questions or  

 concerns you may have.

 

   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 SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM will conclude on September 10th  

  with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House.  The 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.  Curriculum, materials and snacks are  

  provided.

   AUGUST 6TH       “GOD CHOOSES JOSHUA”  _Cheryl Smith______

   AUGUST 13TH     “SPIES IN CANAAN”__Cheryl Smith___________

   AUGUST 20TH       “CROSSING THE JORDAN” Cheryl Smith______ 

   AUGUST 27TH      “JERICHO” _Cheryl Smith____________________  

   SEPTEMBER 3RD  “COURAGEOUS DISCIPLES” _Selena Erickson__

   A HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who led a Sunday School lesson and shared their 

   faith with the children of St. Paul during our Summer Sunday School program. ​ The 

   donation of your time makes a positive impact on the lives of our children.   

   Christian Education is in need of Fall Sunday School teachers to lead the Pre-school/  

   Kindergarten class​ and to assist with the 4th/5th grade class. All interested should contact  

   Pastor Schalm.   

 RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  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 for more information. 

   HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are  

   doing Zumba or other exercise to a DVD at 12 noon on Monday, August 7 & 14; 

   Wednesday, August 2 & 9th in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.   

   Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheel-

   chairs, please contact our parish nurse, Kathy Williams, or the office.