Sunday June 17, 2018
St. Paul United Church of Christ
24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-3190
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
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost June 17, 2018
Youth Service & Sunday School Program
Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP Meredith Stull & Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World,” Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader
*UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION Emily Pedersen & Congregation
Leader: Here we are, Lord!
People: You have seen us and known us from before the beginning.
Leader: Here we are, Lord!
People: Jesus, you have called us to this place.
Leader: Here we are, Lord!
People: Gracious Holy Spirit, inspire our hearts with courage and joy.
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Schalm
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “This Little Light of Mine” & “Jesus Messiah,” Sunday
School Choir, Lucinda Chavez, Director
SCRIPTURE READING Psalm 139:1-16, Matthew 10:29-31, John 10:1- Lectors:
Hayden Robbins & Katie Stull
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
A FATHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION & APPRECIATION Reading, Katie
Kincaid; Video of Appreciation, Sunday School Children
MORNING PRAYER (Healing, Strength, Thanks) Sam Kincaid & Carlee Robbins
HYMN No. 494 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY, “If I Could See,” by Amy Grant
*OFFERTORY PRAYER Ethan Hard
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Preschool – Fifth Grade:
Introduction: Angel Staten & Dylan Stull
“God Is…” Alphabet Video
Junior High & High School: I AM… Lyrics by Merrill Osmond
Introduction: Andrew Caruso & Anthony Staten
“GO GLOW” Video Presentation
HOMILY “My Name Is…”Pastor Cheryl Schalm
Mission Trip Participant Blessing
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)
*CLOSING HYMN No. 452 “Here I Am, Lord”
*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 of 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: Kristi Caruso (9:30)
Deacon: Cheryl Kincaid (9:30)
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 17 – June 24
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 – 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 12:30 p.m.
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m. (last day until August 6th)/ TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study Movie Outing 10:30 a.m. / Blood Drive 1:45 p.m./ Worship
Planning 7:00 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 p.m. front field
Thursday Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Lock-in 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Youth Soup Kitchen Outing 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Kane Family
Baptism/ 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
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/ June 17, 2018
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for a special Coffee Hour to
honor all the Dads and men of our church immediately following the morning worship
service in Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Christian Education Ministry.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS today at 9:30 a.m. Summer Sunday
School for children and youth is also offered at 9:30 a.m. 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.)
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!
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.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY OF ST. PAUL is hosting their 4th Annual
“Steak Fry” at the Church on Friday, July 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes
your choice of a New York Strip Steak or a BBQ Chicken Breast, a baked potato (regular
or sweet), corn on the cob, salad, dessert and beverage. You will want to purchase your
ticket in advance to reserve your steak or chicken. A limited number of steaks and
chicken will be available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and will be
available at the Kiosk Table during Coffee Hour or by calling the Church Office at (313)
291-1221. All “Grill Masters” are invited to participate. If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact Jim Poet, Gary Staffeld, or Dan Case. It promises to be an enjoyable
evening so come on down and bring your friends! We are also in need of Baskets for
our raffle. For more information please contact 1st Vice President, Pam Lange.
REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY
President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air
Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick
Ferguson), Kevin Giles (Navy, Gunne’s Mate, 1st Class, E6, friend, Sue Mrowka),
1st Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy
Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth
Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew,
Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson),
PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek
(son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle
Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-
in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael
McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, Dave & Pam Badarak),
Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan,
Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew,
Cindy Romas), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Nicholas Smith (Navy, Florida, husband,
Morgan Gillespey-Smith), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence
Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner
(Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher
Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather
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.
MORNING TIDE NEWS ITEMS are due in the church office by Wednesday afternoon
to allow adequate time to proof them. Articles received later than Wednesday cannot be
guaranteed publication. If you have questions, please contact Cindy in the Church Office.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Monday, June 18th will be our last gathering until
Monday, August 6th . Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is July 9th at
1 p.m. . Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheel-
chairs, 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.
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.
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.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Muriel Baxter, Ryan Block, Shawn Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, King Family (relatives, Arlene Felske), Oren Forsyth, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Glen Sigman, Logan Staffeld, Bert Thompson, and Bev Traver. 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.
TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a weight loss support group. TOPS is nonprofit and noncommercial. St Paul is hosting the TOPS Chapter 9744, Taylor. TOPS does not sell, promote, or endorse any products. TOPS provides the support, encouragement, and educational opportunities needed to make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. TOPS also provides motivational rallies, workshops, and retreats. Meetings are held on Monday nights with weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the West Room. Chapter dues are $5.00 per month. Membership is open to all women, men, teens and children 18 years old down to 7 years old, with parent permission. The first visit is free with no obligation to join. Bring a friend! If you decide to join, a TOPS member will help you fill out a simple application form. Dues are $32.00 a year to the national chapter and $5.00 a month to the local chapter.
OUR TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will have a movie outing this coming Tuesday, June 19th, 10:30 a.m. at the Maple Theater for a noontime matinee screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”—a thought-provoking film about Mr. Fred Rogers and his Neighborhood and his message about kindness. We will lunch at the Maple Café. Movie tickets are $6. The Maple Theater is located at 15 Mile and Telegraph Roads. We will be departing from St. Paul promptly at 10:30 a.m. with Bible Study members car-caravaning providing opportunity for those who don’t want to drive to hitch a ride. For more information, contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas (313) 291-1221.
CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor.
They meet 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. Conversations are confidential and newcomers are invited.