Sunday June 10, 2018

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

 

Third Sunday of Pentecost                                                                           June 10, 2018

Baccalaureate Sunday

Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

(Nursery care available)

 

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

  RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN No.  21  “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” Tracy Hoffman,  

  Hymn Leader

*UNISON PRAYER  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

   God of Heaven and Earth, we, who are time-bound, seek a vision beyond ourselves

   and our immediate circumstances.  Direct our thoughts anew towards the marvels      

   of your creation and the vast possibilities for good that you place before us.  Help

   us to use our time well until that time that you call us to be with you and Jesus 

   forever.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

   PROMOTION CEREMONY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS  (10:30)  Sheri Herkimer, Christian Education Chairwoman

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist 

   SCRIPTURE READING  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35  Lectors:  Cheryl Kincaid (9),  Joshua Miller (10:30) 

*HYMN No. 323  “Wonderful Words of Life”

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MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER

   (Barbara Sullivan)

*HYMN No. 261  “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

  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
“Jesus and the Hometown Crowd,” Pastor Drutchas

  CHIME INTERLUDE  “Rank by Rank Again We Stand”

  MEET OUR GRADUATES

  UNISON READING  No. 262  “You Are the Work of God” 

  BACCALAUREATE PRAYER/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*RECESSIONAL HYMN No. 226  “He Lives!”

*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.  Please let the ushers know of your need for additional assistance.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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:  Cheryl Kincaid (9), Dave Lange (10:30)

Deacon: Dee Salsbury (9) Kristi Caruso (10:30)

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  June 10 – June 17

Sunday       Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Baccalaureate 

                    & Promotion Sunday/ Sunday School Year – End Party 10:30 a.m.                                                                  

Monday      Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./                    

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 p.m. front field

Wednesday  Exercise 2:00 p.m.

Thursday    Father-Child Tailgate Outing 6:00 p.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Saturday     Pageant Rehearsal 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm –  Father’s Day/Donuts for Dads 10:30 a.m./
                    Sunday School Pageant 9:30 a.m./ 2018 Youth

                     Mission Trip Departs 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

  Third Sunday after Pentecost/ June 10, 2018 

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between  our 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. worship services in Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Church  Council Members.  

 

  LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the family & friends of Barbara Sullivan who passed away in Virginia on June 4, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

 

 THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING is Thursday, June 14th, from

 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sportway of Brownstown, 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street)

 between Sibley and King Roads.  A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be

 served promptly at 6:15 p.m. followed by activities which include Go-Karting, Mini Golf,

  and Batting Cages.  As in past years, St. Paul Men’s Fellowship will be covering all the

  costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members, their children, and grandchildren.

  Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount for meal and ticket purchase.

  To RSVP contact the church office (313) 291-1221 no later than Monday, June 11th. 

 

  WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 14TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the

  Sewing Guild (Sew ‘n Sews), and Dorcas Society members at Woodside Meadows Golf

  Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus. The ladies will be gathering at 12:30

  p.m.  R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10th.  All ladies of the church are invited.

 

 ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.  

 Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interested in playing please contact team coordinator,

 Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horne or the church office (313) 291-1221).  Next game is

 Tuesday, June 12th 6:30 p.m. on the front field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and

 King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also on the Community Bulletin Board.

 

       PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:

 Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka),Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer), 

 Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister,

 Richard Wagner), Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Gabriella Gomez

 (niece, Darlene Babin), Bob Greff (son-in-law, Doris & Ollie Hilliker),Robert Grigg (friend,

 Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney),

 Randy Jensen,Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson,

 Patricia Olson), Richard Jones, Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joanne LaFleur

 (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter, Barb Siemers), Chris Lunsford

 (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern (daughters-in-law,

 Helene & Neil McEachern), Heather Meyers (sister, Rebecca Warren, Scott Miller (son,

 Fred Miller), Helen Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Lynda & Robert Rider (brother, Virginia

 Butzlaff), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Richard Sherman (brother, Anne Blanchard),

 Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy

 Staten),Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson), Nicholas Surre (great-

 grandson, Helene McEachern), Pat Vernor (mom, Eileen Vernor Drutchas), Victoria Whitcher

 (daughter, Cheryl Stewart), and Brad Zabik.       

 

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor.

The Caregivers group meets to share experiences and to provide mutual spiritual support

in providing assistance and care to family members and friends. Led by Pastor Geoff

Drutchas and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, each session finishes no later than 9 p.m.

All conversations within the group setting are confidential and newcomers are invited.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GEARING UP FOR “Camp Moose on the Loose,

Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness”. ​Children, pre-school through sixth grade,

should plan now to do a little camping this summer. This year’s Vacation Bible School

program is taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents and

members are encouraged and invited to join their children for the VBS family finale and

closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held on July 29th. In addition to

picnic activities, lunch is provided, games, a waterslide, and a special music presentation

offered by VBS participants. To ensure a successful Vacation Bible School program

volunteers are needed to be station leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations, lead

and guide children to their various stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits, work

the registration desk, and help with promotion.  Contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer

or for more information.


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes -
Exercise is important to our health.  A

  donation of $3-5 for each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group

  meeting. Our next meeting is June 11th at 1 p.m. Our topic will be “A-Fib”.  Health/Medical

  supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact

  parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the church office.  Blood Drive – June 19th- Sign up now for

  an appointment (1:00 -6:45 p.m.) Contact Kathy Williams or go online and sign up at

  https://www.redcrossblood.org.  

 

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS June 28​ – Diamond Jack’s boat ride towards Boblo. We

  will meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte at 2:45 p.m. and will board the boat at 3 p.m. The

  tour begins at 3:30 p.m. If you need a ride from church, contact Kathy Williams. We will go

  to dinner at a nearby restaurant. The cost is $18 for seniors. A coupon is available at

  https://diamondjack.com/coupon-code/. Please sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. You

  don’t have to be a Red Hatter, this is open to all women of the church. Thursday, July 19,​  

  Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of

  $5-10 to exchange.

 

  STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OF JUNE 

  Our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering supports youth ministries and full-time

  leaders for new church congregations and revitalizes existing congregations.  This offering is

  part of the UCC “God Is Still Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more

  to say, because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.  

  You will find offering envelopes in the church pew racks.  Your gift helps God’s spirit move and

  speak in our congregations for generations to come.   Please give prayerfully to this special

  mission offering which will be received any Sunday during the month of June.  On behalf of

  the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.

 

  SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be June 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, coffee

  and dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and Food For Thought!

 

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS Sunday, June 17th at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for children and youth is also offered at that time.  A special Coffee Hour to honor all the Dads and men of the church immediately follows the morning worship service. We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air-conditioned Sanctuary.  (Summer Sunday School leaders are needed. Please contact Pastor Schalm to volunteer.  Everything is provided.)


FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, John Montgomery (hospice), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Bert Thompson, Bev Traver, and Charmaine Wright. 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.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT. It is with a deep sense

of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery children of St. Paul bid

nursery attendant, Christine Schwab, farewell at the close of the Sunday School year.

Christian Education is seeking a new nursery attendant. The position requires that candidates

be 21 years of age or older, complete the “Reduce the Risk” program (offered at the church),

along with a background check (done at the church). The position pays $15.00 per service.

  

YOUTH STOCK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE  Our youth are selling stock to help

fund their summer mission trip.  For a donation, shareholders will be assured a personal

letter from a mission trip participant, their name placed on the Rock Hard in Faith

mission trip banner, and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.

 

LOOKING AHEADSt. Paul will once again host a Vendor Arcade at the annual

All Church Picnic, July 29, 2018. If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who

would like to participate, please contact Sharon Leonard by phone or email at:

sleonard1985@yahoo.com for more information.