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
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”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 526 “The Gift of Love”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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”
*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.
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.
“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
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
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
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.