Sunday July 9, 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
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 9, 2017
Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting
Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP “Let It Start with Me,” Pastor Cheryl Schalm
INVOCATION Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP 2017 BLAST-OFF & BLESSING (UNISON)
Oh, Lord, give these volunteers strength as they serve you in new, unfamiliar and
meaningful ways. As they now receive this commission to serve, assure them of
your grace that you will see them through. Oh, Lord, let them know we are with
them. While on our behalf they are doing your tasks, they’ll not be alone. We’ll
be with them through thoughts prayers that shall ask that your will may be done
through them. Amen.
*OPENING HYMN No. 687 “In Christ There Is No East or West,” Tracy Hoffman,
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO ORDER Opening of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation
RECESS OF THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING
*HYMN No. 274 “I Love Your Church, O God”
SCRIPTURE READING Jeremiah 33:14-16; Matthew 11:16-24, 27-30
Lector: Ethan C. Drutchas
*HYMN No. 340 “Softly and Tenderly”
*Congregation standingSt. Paul United Church of Christ
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace,” Eileen Vernor
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 “But Do We Have Faith?” Pastor Drutchas
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World”
*BLESSING (for the closing of worship and the resumption of the semi-annual
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.
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 let the
ushers know of your need for 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
Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up riches for yourself here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are.” A Christian needs to careful about where he places his treasures because this is where his heart and thoughts will be and thus will affect his Christian walk in this life and beyond.
“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: Kristi Caruso
Ushers: Jane Dykowski, Ryan Erickson, Cheryl Kincaid, Wendy Warner
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 9 – July 16
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.
Monday Shalom 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Exercise Class 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 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
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/ July 9, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Ed Burnham, Nancy Cady, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Velma McGee (Applewood, Woodhaven), Michelle Mellin, Murl Nieman, Bev Parks, Kathy Peters, Shirlen Powell, Joan Rensel, Eleanor Rossi, Ann Schmoekel, Kevin Staffeld, and Peggy Tunesi. 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.
ALTAR FLOWERS honor the 46th wedding anniversary of Marjie & Charlie Barnard;
and, the 47th wedding anniversary of Kathy & Tom Williams.
ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Maxim Lazar Sterlin, born on Friday, June 30, 2017. St.
Paul Grandmother is Brenda Murphy.
CONDOLENCENCES TO Bob & Shirley Robinson on the loss of Bob’s sister, Vickie
Keating, who passed away June 25, 2017. A private memorial has been held.
CONDOLENCES TO Helen St. Louis, Dan & Debbie Case on the loss of Helen’s
Brother & Dan’s Uncle, Brother Thomas, who passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 in
NO COFFEE HOUR TODAY 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 piled near the circle drive. Building & Grounds Ministry.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:
Roy DeBolt (father, Michelle Vignola), Norma Duddy (friend, Doreen Thompson), Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Lyn Haas (cousin, Dawn Vachereese),Paola Hillebrand (friend, Wendy Warner), Tamsey Hoffman (friend, Sue Mrowka), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Uncle Jack Jones (Arlene Felske),Richard Jones, Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter, Barb Siemers) Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEarchern, Kim McEachern (daughter-in-law, Helene & Neil McEarchern), Nicki Pappas (neighbor, Velma McGee), Robert Rider (brother, Virginia Butzlaff), Brian Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson), Aaron St. Louis (nephew, Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart).
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S THIRTEENTH SEASON UNDERWAY.
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.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - 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. 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
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.
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!