Sunday June 19, 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


Fifth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                          June 19, 2016

 Father’s Day

Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.   


   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

   PRELUDE  Tricia Nault, Guest Organist


   CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN No. 23  “Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven,”  (verses 1-3)  

   Mark Ennis, Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Ethan C. Drutchas & Congregation

      O God, Jesus spoke of you as “Abba, Father,” letting us know that we can come

      to you with all our needs.  We come before you as needy children today asking

      for your forgiveness, help, and healing.  Hear all our prayers, spoken and unspoken

      that we share with you.  Amen.



   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Kari Cappello & Mark Ennis, Duet

   SCRIPTURE READING  Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 8:14-17  Lector:  Kari Cappello    

 *HYMN No. 635  “Faith of Our Fathers”

   SPECIAL MOMENT  “What Is a Dad?”  Pastor Drutchas

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN INSERT  “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” 


*Congregation standing





         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.   

      SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 14:32-41  Ethan C. Drutchas                 

      SERMON  “And By Him We Cry, Abba, Father,”  Ethan C. Drutchas

      MEMORIAL PRAYER (James Ennis)/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

    *CLOSING HYMN No. 59  “This Is My Father’s World”        


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

           candles are extinguished.)       



RESTROOMS 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. 


of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.   

CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate. 


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.





“It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.”

~ Richard Braunstein~

“Those who give have all things; those who withhold have nothing.”

~Hindu Proverb~

“What you are is God’s gift to you, and what you do with what you are is your gift to God.”

~George Foster~

“In terms of downright happiness, it is my experience that returns-per-minute from

giving are far greater than the returns from getting.”

~David Dunn~



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/ Father’s Day

June 19, 2016




“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.”



Deacon:  Al Gunther

Council:  Sue Mrowka

Ushers:  Cheryl Kincaid, Janet Staffeld, Peggy Staten, Gary Peters


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 memory of James Shelby Hill, Harvey Hill, Joe “Rocky” Rocha from 

 the Hill & Dowell families.  And in memory of Edward “Jim” Romas, from his family.        


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

  Hall immediately after morning worship service, sponsored by our Church Council Members.


  SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE.  Our congregation has shifted 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 service.  We will be  

  worshipping in comfort thanks to our air conditioning service.




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, and Lisa Wild. 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.


LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to John & Vicky King on the loss of John’s sister, Marla King who passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Funeral service was Friday, June 17, 2016.  Pastor Cheryl Schalm officiated.  Arrangements by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, Livonia Chapel.



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


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Thursday, July 21 is Christmas in July at Kathy  Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift to of $5-10 to exchange.


AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available for your listening pleasure.  Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “”, 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.


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

 All the children who participated.  Have a safe and blessed summer, Sally Sigman, Director.


 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.



President Barack Obama, John DeGroat (friend of Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force) (Grandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Brian Felske (Army) (Gandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy) (friend of Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, Virginia) (nephew of Cindy Romas), Ryan Klimek (son of Troy & stepson of Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve) (son of Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea) (son of Evelyn Lassa),  Michaela Lassa (Indiana) (Air Force Reserve) (daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq) (brother of Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Guam) (granddaughter of Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend of Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan) (Grandson of Barb Williams, Volunteer at Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, California) (nephew of Cindy Romas), David Schafer (grandson of the late Muriel & Harold Schafer), Nick Sell (friend of Don Gardner), Sam Smith (nephew of Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew of Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy)(son of Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son of Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida) (nephew of Cindy Romas), David Whitcher (Fayetteville, NC) and Brandon Williams (brother of Heather Williams Dykowski).


  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 “” 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


DID YOU KNOW?  People who attend religious services at least once a week live as many as seven years longer than those who don’t.





Calendar Week June 19 – June 26

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. 

Monday       Caregivers Group 7:30 p.m

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Blood Drive 1:00 – 6:45 p.m./ Worship Planning 7:00    

                      p.m./ Team Blue (Jack’s team) plays at 7:45 p.m. on the back field.  Team Black  

                      (Chris’ team) plays at 6:30 & 7:45 p.m. on the front field. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m.

Sunday         Worship Service 9:30 a.m./  – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Summer Sunday  

                      School 9:30 a.m.                      


   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. July 11th.  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 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 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.