Sunday June 11, 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

 

First Sunday of Pentecost                                                                            June 11, 2017

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 CHURCH BELL

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

*PROCESSIONAL HYMN No.  15  “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart,” Tracy Hoffman,  

  Director of Music

*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)  Pastor 

 Cheryl Schalm, Minister of Christian Education

 CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist 

   INTRODUCING OUR NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR

  SCRIPTURE READING  Philippians 4:4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:18-20, 26-31, Matthew 

  9:9-13, 18-26  Lectors:  Kathy Williams (9), Ethan C. Drutchas (10:30) 

*HYMN No. 490  “Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant”

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MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 526  “The Gift of Love”

  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 hot;

    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen. 

  SERMON “The Wisdom of the Wise,” Pastor Drutchas

  READING OF GRADUATE ROSTER/ PRAYER FOR GRADUATES

*RECESSIONAL*HYMN No. 458  “Ours the Journey”

*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.

 

 STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

In Matthew 22:37-40, Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.”  This is the greatest and most important command-ment.  The second most important commandment is similar to it:  “Love your neighbors as you love yourself.”  The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend on these two commandments.  We fulfill the commandment to love our neighbors when we exercise good stewardship – joyfully sharing our gifts of time, talent, and resources to meet our neighbor’s needs.

WELCOME TO ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, TAYLOR!                                                                                                   

We invite you to sign our ministry of friendship book and to pass the folder to the person next to you.  We encourage visitors to include your address and phone number so that a member of our congregation can send you a welcome note. If you have a special request, please fill out a “Make-a-Wish card” (found in the pew racks) and place it in an offering plate or you may give it to an Usher.

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 ofHis love and compassion, bringing together all people in Jesus Christ.”

 
ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY

Council: Fred Miller (10:30)

Ushers:  Lynn Durisin (9),

Pedersen/ Martinez Family, Wendy Warner (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 11 – June 18

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

                     Baccalaureate Sunday/ Sunday School Promotion 10:30 a.m.                                                                    

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

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m./ Softball 9:00 p.m. front field 

Wednesday Exercise 3:00 p.m./ Father-Child Outing 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sportway

Thursday    Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m.

Saturday     Youth Soup Kitchen Outing 10:30 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Pastor Cheryl Schalm– Father’s Day-

                     Donuts for Dads/ Sunday School 9:30 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

First Sunday after Pentecost/ June 11, 2017/ Baccalaureate Sunday

  

 ALTAR FLOWERS honor all of the 2017 graduates from the Isaacs Family.

   PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between   

   worship services in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Church Council Ministry.

   LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Schwab and Hard families on the loss of  

   husband, father, and grandfather, William Schwab, Sr., who passed away June 1, 2017 at

   the age of 71 years.  Funeral service was June 4, 2017.  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas

   officiated. Arrangements by Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Michigan.

   ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S THIRTEENTH SEASON UNDERWAY.

   Tuesday, June 13th game is at 9:00 p.m. on the front field 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! 

 SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS the third Sunday of the month, June  

 18th  at 9:30 a.m.  Summer Sunday School for children and youth is also offered at that   

 time.  A Coffee Hour with donuts and other refreshments will hosted immediately   

 following the service.  We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air conditioning  

 service. 

YOUTH STOCK FOR SALE.  The Youth will be selling stock to support their  

  upcoming summer mission trip to the Upper Peninsula.  To invest in the youth and their  

  mission work, you can purchase a share(s) of stock during our Sunday morning Coffee  

  Hour at the KIOSK table in Fellowship Hall.  The Youth thank you in advance for your  

  support and look forward to sharing their experiences with you.

 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 ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT Policy. 

 Please contact the church office to get the new Password or contact Dan Case, Michael

 Isaacs, or Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after worship services.  St. Paul IT Ministry.

THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING will be held on the Thursday,   

June 15th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sportway in Brownstown. Go-Karting, Mini Golf,  

and Batting Cages will all be part of the activities for adults and children. A light pizza  

supper with beverages and dessert will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m., followed by the  

evening activities. As in past years, the St. Paul Men’s Fellowship will be covering the  

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

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

To RSVP contact the church office at 313-291-1221 no later than Monday, June 12th.    

Sportway of Brownstown is located at 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street)  

between Sibley and King Roads.

   SEWING GUILD -- Sew ‘n Sews -- Please join us for a little sewing and a lot of    

   fellowship at our next meeting on Thursday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a sandwich  

   for lunch, dessert and coffee is provided.  P/S:  No sewing skills required!

A WARM SINCERE “THANK YOU” to everyone at St. Paul for all of the good wishes and support you all have shared with me over the last 17 years and especially for the wonderful “send-off celebration.”  It’s truly been an honor to serve as your Music Director.  With God’s song in my heart, Mark.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY

Tamsey Hoffman (friend, Sue Mrowka), Uncle Jack Jones (Arlene Felske),  Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthew McEachern, Kim McEarchern (daughter-in-law Helene & Neil McEarchern), Nicki Pappas (neighbor, Velma McGee), Brian Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter April & Steve Clark), Mary Ann Stampinato (friend, Daisy Stedman), Aaron St. Louis (nephew, Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Paul Tetreau (nephew, Kathy & Gary Peters), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart).

Health Ministries - Blood Drive – On Tuesday, June 20 from 1-6:45 PM , we will

hold our next blood drive. Please mark your calendar for this date. There needs to be 59

days between donations. Please make an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy

Williams, or complete a Make-a-Wish card and place it in the offering plate. Kathy has

had some time slots put aside for members of our church. You can now make

appointments for/at your own convenience through the Internet. Visit

www.redcrossblood.org click on the blue box on the left side of the page that says 'Enter

a Sponsor Code', under 'Find a blood drive near you.' Type in StPaulTaylor (no spaces).

You will then be directed to the next page listing our blood drive. Click on the last

column to sign up. You will need to register & obtain a password. IDs & passwords are

case sensitive. You can also download to your phone or print out a Rapid Pass the day

of the drive prior to coming to the drive. You can read the educational materials &

complete the health history online to save some time at the blood drive. If you have

questions about eligibility you can look at eligibility requirements on

www.redcrossblood.org or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at

866-236-3276. There is updated information about a four week deferral for those who

have been to areas where the Zika virus has been found.

Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting June 12 at 1 PM. The July meeting is scheduled for the 10th. Check the Morning Tide for additional information regarding topics and/or speakers.

Caregivers – next meeting is Monday, June 26th 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.  Check the Morning Tide for changes/updates.

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

wheelchairs, please contact our parish nurse or the office.

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED during this time of

 Pentecost, the birthday of the church.   “Invest in the Vision” is the theme for our UCC   

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

  leaders for new church congregations, and renews 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.  Offering envelopes were included in your June Tidings,

  and you also will find them in the church pew racks.  Your generous 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.

  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. 

 “JUNE FLING’ TO DETROIT PLANNED St. Paul members interested in taking a first-

 hand look at Detroit’s renaissance are invited to join a “June Fling” bus tour of Downtown,

 Mid-town, and New Center Detroit on Wednesday, June 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Led by Pastor

 Geoff Drutchas, the tour will include a ride on the new Q-line trolley along Woodward

 Avenue, a visit to the Detroit Historical Museum, and lunch Downtown. The tour is in

 cooperation with the William D. Ford Senior Center. Cost is expected to be $10, excluding

 lunch. Our bus is full.  Please contact the Senior Center at 313-291-7740 to sign up or 

 you may add your name to our waiting list.  You are encouraged to sign up ASAP.

 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.