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
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,
*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”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)/ MEMORIAL PRAYER
*HYMN No. 261 “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
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 “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!”
*POSTLUDE(Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until
all of the candles are extinguished.)
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.
“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.
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
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
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 AHEAD St. 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.