Sunday June 18, 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
Second Sunday after Pentecost June 18, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
(nursery care available)
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No. 611 “Rise Up, O Saints of God,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Schalm, Alyssa Brandt & Congregation
Most Gracious Lord, Master, Messiah and Savior, We greet thee with all humility. Thou art the first cause and the last effect, The divine light and the spirit of guidance. Thy light is in all forms, thy love in all beings. In a loving mother, a kind father, In an innocent child, in a helpful friend, and in an inspiring teacher. Allow us to recognize thee in all thy holy names and forms. May the message of God reach far and wide, Illuminating and making the whole of humanity as one single family in the parenthood of God.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
FAMILY MOMENT OF GOD “Yup, That’s My Dad!”Pastor Schalm (10:30)
CONGREGATIONAL CHORUS (10:30)
I’m so glad I’m part of the family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain,
cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m
part of the family, family of God.
SPECIAL MUSIC Mark Ennis, Soloist
SCRIPTURE READING Deuteronomy 6:6-9 & Ephesians 6:1-4 Lector: Jeannette Wackro
*HYMN No. 480 “I Love to Tell the Story”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 543 “Blessed Assurance!”
OFFERTORY INVITATION /OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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.
SERMON “A Father and His Family,” Pastor Schalm
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*HYMN No. 75 “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)
Please join our church family in Fellowship Hall after service for a special "Donuts for Dad"
continental breakfast in honor of all our dads and father figures.
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can
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 DESCIPLESHIP & CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
Any one desiring to unite with St. Paul United Church of Christ by transfer of member-
ship 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: Fred Miller
Deacon: Al Gunther
Ushers: Selena Erickson, Ryan Erickson, Joan Smarr, Jeannette Wackro
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 18 – June 25
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Father’s Day/
Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Donuts for Dads 10:30 a.m.
Monday Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Blood Drive 1:00 p.m./ Worship Planning 7:00 p.m./
Softball 7:45 & 9:00 p.m. front field
Wednesday Spring Fling Bus Tour Departs Ford Senior Center, Taylor 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas– New Member
Welcome/ Rogers-Contratto 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
Second Sunday after Pentecost/ June 18, 2017/ Father’s Day
SIDE VASE is in memory of Joe “Rocky” Rocha, Harvey Hill, Jim Shelby Hill. “We love you and miss you.” Happy Father’s Day from the Hill Family
LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Christi Freeman and Terri Coulston and
family on the loss of mother, grandmother, Nelda M. Ohlinger, who passed away June
9, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Funeral was Sunday, June 11, 2017. Arrangements by
Martenson Funeral Home, Allen Park Chapel.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS today at 9:30 a.m. Summer Sunday
School for children and youth is also offered at 9:30. A Coffee Hour with donuts and
other refreshments is hosted immediately following service.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Wednesday, June 28th Luncheon at Portofino’s in
Wyandotte followed by a river cruise. Kathy Williams is the contact. You can purchase
your ticket online at http://www.portofinoontheriver.com/event-tickets. Make sure that
you click on the HISTORICAL LUNCHEON CRUISE - THE FRIENDSHIP, June 28th
date. Thursday, July 27th Christmas in July at Kathy Williams House. More info in the July Tidings.
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
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.
A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to Tim Ruffner, Dee Salsbury, Harold Fick, Michael Isaacs, Gary Staffeld, Jim Poet, Diane Poet, Candace Poet, John Smith, Cheryl Schalm, and Dan Case for helping trim the trees on the Church Property. People driving on Goddard Road now have a clear view of our beautiful church and surrounding grounds. St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.
THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY OF ST. PAUL ARE HOSTING THEIR THIRD ANNUAL “STEAK FRY”. The event takes place under the BIG TOP on Friday, July 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The men of St. Paul will be available to assist you with the grilling of a New York Strip Steak or a BBQ Chicken Breast, your choice. Dinner includes a Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Salad, Dessert and Beverage. Purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your steak. A limited number of steaks will be available at the door for purchase. Tickets are $14 per person and are 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. Come on down and bring your friends.
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 July 10th at 1 PM. 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.
WEST ROOM TO GET NEW AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM. The Building and Grounds Ministry has approved the installation of air conditioning for the West Room. With the installation of the new windows the older window air conditioning units were no longer compatible and could not be used with the new windows. The new air conditioning system is energy efficient and will also serve as a heat source in the winter. Members or organizations utilizing the West room will now have the advantage of keeping cool on those many scorching summer days. Installation will begin on Wednesday, July 5th. If you have any questions please contact any member of the Building and Grounds Ministry.
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.
REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY
President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), 2nd 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), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, 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), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Guam, grand-daughter, 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), David Schafer (grandson, late Muriel & late Harold Schafer), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), 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).
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S THIRTEENTH SEASON UNDERWAY.
Tuesday, June 20th games are at 7:45 & 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!