Sunday June 25, 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
Third Sunday after Pentecost June 25, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:30 a.m.
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Tricia Nault, Guest Organist
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 100 “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Barbara Schultz, Soloist
ONE YEAR: A MOMENT OF CELEBRATION
*HYMN No. 285 “How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely”
SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM (pew card) Rogers/ Contratto Family
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
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 IN WORD AND SONG: “Some Tough Teachings of Jesus,” Pastor
NEW MEMBER WELCOME (insert)
MORNING PRAYER/ LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*CLOSING HYMN No. 552 “Standing on the Promises”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be 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 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
Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not store up riches for yourself here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are.” A Christian needs to be careful about where he places his treasures because this is where his heart and thoughts will be and thus will affect his Christian walk in this life and beyond.
WELCOME TO ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, TAYLOR!
We invite you to sign our ministry of friendship book and to pass the folder to the person next to you. We encourage visitors to include your address and phone number so that a member of our congregation can send you a welcome note. If you have a special request, please fill out a “Make-a-Wish card” (found in the pew racks) and place it in an offering plate or you may give it to an Usher.
“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: Kristi Caruso
Ushers: Cheryl, Katie, Sam Kincaid, Sue Mrowka
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 25 – July
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – New Member
Welcome/ Rogers-Contratto Family Baptism/ Summer Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m.(West Room)
Monday Caregivers Group 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday No Bible Study/ Softball 6:30 p.m. back field
Wednesday Red Hat Portofino Luncheon & River Cruise Outing 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas– Janiga Family
Baptism/ Sunday School 9:30 a.m./ Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m. (Fellowship hall)
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Third Sunday after Pentecost/ June 25, 2017
WELCOMED INTO CHURCH MEMBERSHIP TODAY: Betty Shepherd,Loralee Wilson, and David Kaiser. Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members.
BAPTIZED UNTO THE LORD, Allison Marie Conratto, born September 13, 2016 to Katelyn Rogers and Michael Contratto. St. Paul Grandparents are Lori & Ronald Rogers. Proud aunt Joanna Rogers.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments after worship service in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Church Council Ministry.
LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Family & Friends of David Walker, Sr. who passed away June 21, 2017 at the age of 98 years. Visitation is Monday, June 26th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Howe-Pederson Funeral Home, 9800 Telegraph Rd, Taylor. Funeral is Tuesday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas is officiating.
Also, to Branden, Lauren & Sarahann Magyar on the loss of mother & grandmother, Mary Magyar, who passed away June 21, 2017. Visitation is Tuesday, June 26th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd, Taylor. Funeral is Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas is officiating.
LAST SUNDAY TO RECEIVE STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING “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 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.
CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE
Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Helen Parrish (9637 Janet, Taylor, 48180), Eleanor Rossi (Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room #415, Allen Park 48101), Melissa Rossi (17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Vernagene Schafer (Borgess Gardens, 3057 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, 49048), Ben Scherf (904 E. Lake Mitchell Dr., Cadillac 49601), and Betty Steinhauer (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd. Riverview, 48193) Grace Torango (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), and Lisa Wild (Anestic Care Residence, 21071 Tiffany Dr., Woodhaven, 48183).
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S THIRTEENTH SEASON UNDERWAY.
Tuesday, June 27th games are at 6:30 p.m. on the back 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! There are no games on Tuesday,
July 4th. Playoffs begin Tuesday, July 18th.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS Wednesday, June 28th Luncheon at Portofino’s in
Wyandotte at 11:00 a.m. 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. If you need a ride departing from St. Paul contact Kathy
Williams ASAP. 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 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 of June 20th update– We met our goal of 23 pints.
Thanks to all those who participated.
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. No exercise Wednesday.
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.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE 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.
SEWING GUILD -- Sew ‘n Sews -- Please join us for a little sewing and a lot of
fellowship at our next meeting on Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. Bring a sandwich
for lunch, dessert and coffee is provided. P/S: No sewing skills required!
OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you can now receive
your Church related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”. Please make sure you add us to
your contact list to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements. If you
have any questions about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.