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

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  *Congregation standing

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

  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

*DOXOLOGY  

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”

*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 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.

 

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 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 

  Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

  web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

  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.

 

  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 AHEADSt. 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:

sleonard1985@yahoo.com for more information.

 

       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

Williams Dykowski).

 

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 AHEADSt. 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:

sleonard1985@yahoo.com 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.