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,  

   Music Director     

 *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”

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*Congregation standingSt. Paul United Church of Christ

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace,”  Eileen Vernor 

   Drutchas, Soloist

  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.

  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

  Congregational meeting.)

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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.

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:  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 

  Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

  web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

  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 

   Texas. 

 

      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  

  provided.

  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!