Sunday June 12, 2016

  

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. Mark Ennis - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Fourth Sunday of Pentecost                                                                           June 12, 2016

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.  458  “Ours the Journey,” Mark Ennis, 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)  Pastor  

  Cheryl Schalm, Minister of Christian Education

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC (9) Mark Ennis, Soloist, (10:30) “Draw Thou My Soul,

  O Christ,”  Chancel Choir

  SCRIPTURE READING  Philippians 2:3-8; Luke 14:1, 7-14  Lector:  Ethan Drutchas

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

  Your words to me are life and health; pour strength into my soul; enable, guide, and       

  teach my heart to reach its perfect goal!  Your words to me are light and truth; from

  day to day they show their wisdom, passing earthly lore, as in their truth I grow.  

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*Congregation standing

  

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

  See ye first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and all these things shall

  be added unto you.  Allelu, alleluia!  Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and

  ye shall find, knock, and the door shall be opened unto you.  Allelu, alleluia!

  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 Better Path,” Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN  No. 344, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

  WORDS FROM A GRAD  Bobby Martinez

  READING OF GRADUATE ROSTER/ PRAYER FOR GRADUATES

*RECESSIONAL HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until

  all of the candles are extinguished.)

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RESTROOM 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.  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.

 

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

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/ Baccalaureate Sunday

June 12, 2016

 

 

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 SERVICES TODAY

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Kevin Kittendorf (10:30)

Council:  Arlene Felske (9), Dave Lange (10:30)

Ushers:  Suzanne Mrowka, Dee Salsbury, Lynn Durisin, Shirley Havenstein (9),

Kristi Caruso, Hayden Robbins, Wendy Warner, Marjie Barnard (10:30)

 

Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor of Fred & Mary Miller’s 12th wedding anniversary.  SIDE 

  VASE is in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Miles & Irene Purdy Church.    

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship  

  Hall between our morning worship services sponsored by our Church Council Members.

 

  SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS the third Sunday of the month, June 19th.  Our    

  congregation shifts to a single worship service 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 be 

  hosted immediately after the service.  We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air 

  conditioning service.

  

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – OUR PRAYER LIST:

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Nancy Cady, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Beverley Gunther, Moses Flomo, Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Marilyn Kunkle, Rosemarie Laslo, Brenda Miller, Murl Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Sandra Rose, Joan Schonfeld (Henry Ford Hospital, Downton), Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, Richard Wagner, Rebecca Warren, Lisa Wild, and Shirley Zabik. 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.

 

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAMS TWELFTH SEASON UNDERWAY.  Everyone

is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested in leading a

third team or playing please contact team coordinator, Chris Mink or Jack Miller or the church  

office. Tuesday, June 14 “Team Blue” (Jack Miller) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the back field and opposes “Team Black” at 7:45 p.m. on the back field.  “Team Black” (Chris Mink) opposes “Team Blue” at 7:45 p.m. on the back field and plays at 9:00 p.m. on the back field.  Games are played at Thorn Park, located at King & Telegraph Roads in Brownstown.  The fun is worth the price of admission! 

 

 

YOUTH STOCK FOR SALE.  The youth will be selling stock for their upcoming mission trip

  to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  To invest in the youth you can purchase a share of stock during  

  coffee hour.  The youth thank you in advance for your support and look forward to sharing their 

  experiences with you.

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Saturday, June 18 – Cranbrook outing has been cancelled. Thursday, July 21 is Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 PM. bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift to of $5-10 to exchange.

 

  LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Bresky/ Brandt family on the loss of father & 

  grandfather, Joseph Lupo who passed away June 8, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Funeral was 

  Saturday, June 11, 2016   Arrangements by Martenson Funeral Home, Allen Park Chapel.

  And to the Baca/ Ennis family on the loss of father & grandfather, James Ennis who passed away

  Friday, June 10, 2016 at the age of 86 years.  Memorial service arrangements are pending.

 

AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available for your listening pleasure.  Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, select the “Our Worship Together” tab, then the “Worship Services (Audio)” tab.    Directions are given on the Service page, both 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM services are available.  Services are also available on the Mobile application as well.  If you have questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.

 

  PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:

Barbara Ash (friend of Lori Kuhn), Col. Lauren Burkel, US Air Force (relative of Lil Roscoe involved in helicopter crash), Andrew Burnell (nephew of Evelyn Lassa), Lois Carter (friend of Lori Kuhn), Elaine Collins (relative of Arlene & Phill Felske), Nick Collins (grandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Jane Dlugoss (friend of Cindy Romas), Gregory Drewno (friend of Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Norma Duddy (friend of Doreen Thompson), Gabriella Gomez (niece of Darlene Babin), Ralph Gratrix (son of Shirley Gratrix), Paola Hillebrand (friend of Wendy Warner), Shannon Henry (friend of Melissa Winter), Irene Jacobs (aunt of Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Marla King (sister of John & Vicky King), Jaxson Klingbeil (great-nephew of Richard & Cindy Yuenger), Matthew Kozlaski (grandson of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Joanne LaFleur (daughter of Helene McEachern), Nicole Lang (daughter of Marilyn Lang), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter of Barb Siemers) Pamela Lietz (friend of Michael Natzke), Charles Linne (brother of Lil Roscoe), Ardith Long (friend of the Schalm family), Carson Maloney (grandson of friend of Wendy Warner), Bob Montour (brother-in-law of Shirley Robinson), Rod Pemberton (neighbor of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Steve Rieley (relative of Darlene Babin), Judy Robin (aunt of Lucinda Chavez), Jackie Robinson (sister of Pam Badarak), Ernest Rossi (brother of Al Rossi), Kyle Siemers (grandson of Barb Siemers), Joan Slusher (sister of Doris Hilliker), Joyce Smith (sister of Harry Thompson), Betsey Sullivan (daughter-in-law of Barbara Sullivan), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson of Helene McEachern), Paul Tetreau (nephew of Kathy & Gary Peters), Anna Thompson (mother of Lucinda Chavez), Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter of Cheryl Stewart).

 

  LEAFS FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S new “Tree of Faith” continue to be available for  

  those who wish to honor or commemorate family members and events. The cost of each leaf is  

  $300 with proceeds helping to fund “A Room with a View.” The tree will be located in the narthex,  

  just outside the entrance to the new building addition.  Those who wish to have a leaf in place in  

  time for the dedication of the new addition and the “Tree of Faith” unveiling are encouraged to  

  complete their request as soon as possible using the blue cards available in the pews or by going to  

  the Church Website “www.stpaulucctaylor.org” click on the ‘Giving” tab to access Vanco Services

  and utilize our new highly secure electronic giving site.  Purchases can be debited automatically  

  from your checking or savings account, or from your debit or credit card.

 

  ONLINE WEEKLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY All youth (6-12 grades) interested in participat-

 ing in a weekly online Bible study are asked to send Pastor Schalm their email address. Each  

 Monday a topic affecting young people will be addressed and discussed according to scripture  

 versus pop culture. Youth will have the opportunity to share their insights throughout the week

 on the subject as their schedules permit. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and to grow  

 in the knowledge of Christ despite a hectic schedule. All communication will be done through a  

 group email. Send your email address to cschalm@stpaulucctaylor.org.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week June 12 – June 19

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

                     Promotion Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./  Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m. 

Monday       Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m./ Team Blue (Jack’s team) plays at 6:30   

                      p.m. on the back field.  Team Blue opposes Team Black at 7:45 p.m. on the back

                      field.  Team Black (Chris’ team) plays at 9:00 p.m. on the back field. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Father-Child Tailgate Outing 6:30 p.m.

Thursday     Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m./  – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Father’s Day- Summer

                     Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Donuts for Dads 10:30 a.m.                       

 

   CHILDREN’S CHOIR has finished for the summer and will resume in September.  Thanks to

   all who participated.  Have a safe and blessed summer, Sally Sigman, Director.

 

  HEALTH MINISTRIESShalom – Chronic disease group meeting.  We meet the second   

  Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Our next meeting is at 1:00 p.m. June 14th.  All are welcome.   

  A Matter of Balance – our series of classes has finished.  The classes were enjoyable and  

  constructive.  We are planning another class for the fall.  Exercise Classes - Exercise is important  

  to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. unless  

  otherwise advised. Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship!  If you have further questions,  

  contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Health & Medical Supplies – If you have or need medical  

  supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please  

  contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Blood Drive - Tuesday, June 21, from 1-6:45 PM we will  

  hold our next blood drive. 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. 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 RapidPass 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.

 

   PLEASE REMEMBER to complete a kitchen check list and put it in the Trustees box in the

   West Room after the kitchen has been used.  Completed check lists are not being received on a 

   regular basis.  Blank forms are located on the cupboard door near the large coffee pot.