Sunday June 26, 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


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                         June 26, 2016


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 Drutchas          

*OPENING HYMN No. 100  “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” Barbara Schultz,  

  Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation      

    God and Father of us all, we come into this hour of worship in humility and praise,

    seeking your grace and forgiveness as we meet in holy fellowship.  Let your Holy

    Spirit be with us, and keep us mindful of your healing and strengthening power. 

    Forgive our short-sightedness and lack of faith.  Open our lives to the spirit of our

    Lord Jesus Christ, and fill us with your spiritual gifts for the doing of your will. 

    In Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.



  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “How Long Has It Been?”  Barbara Schultz, Soloist   

  SCRIPTURE READING  Psalms 34:12-14, Proverbs 3:13-16, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 

   Lector:  Lois Rice


   Your words to me are life and health; pour strength into my soul; enable, guide,

   and teach my heart to reach its perfect goal!             

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN No. 15  “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart”


*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.   

  SERMON  “The View From 90,”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 526  “The Gift of Love”


  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

*CLOSING HYMN No. 537  “My Hope Is Built”


*POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pewsas 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 membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.




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 you 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.



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

June 26, 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:  Pam & Dave Lange, Sharon & Patrick Ferguson


Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall immediately after morning worship service, sponsored by our Church Council Members.


Ilene Krogman 12/31/1916

Lila Miller 3/31/1917

Sylvia Hakala 5/14/1917

Olga Kreuger 6/26/1918

David Walker 10/21/1918

Lindley Hogan 6/1/1920

Helen Parrish 7/12/1920

Lois Frank 1/5/1921

Juanita Davis 8/14/1921

Lillian Fick 9/19/1921

Walter Theeck 9/8/1922

Shirley Koths 10/18/1924

Edna Badarak 12/16/1924

Grace Torango 6/9/1925

Betty Hagerty 8/5/1925

Mac Gardner

Doris Lincoln

 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 worshiping in comfort thanks to our air conditioning service.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL is still in need of volunteers.  Please see Pastor Cheryl Schalm.  There is a signup sheet upstairs on the Welcome Desk. All the materials, snacks, etc. are provided.



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, Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Shirlen Powell, Sandra Rose, Ben Scherf (Wyandotte Hospital), Joan Schonfeld (Henry Ford Hospital, Downtown), Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, Bev Traver, 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.


ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAMS TWELFTH SEASON UNDERWAY.  Everyone 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 28 “Team Blue” (Jack Miller) plays at 9:45 p.m. on the back field.  “Team Black” (Chris Mink) plays at 8:35 p.m. on the back 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 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.

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.

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 74590 is hosting a parent meeting on Tuesday, June 28th, 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor.  Contact Jen Berringer or Michelle Matney for more information.



Calendar Week June 26 – July 3

Sunday        Worship Service 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- SummerSunday School 9:30 a.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 9:45 p.m. on the back field.  Team Black 

                      (Chris’ team) plays at 8:35 on the back field./ Girl Scout Parent Meeting 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m.

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

                      School 9:30 a.m.                      


  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. 

HEALTH MINISTRIES – Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting.  We meet the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Out next meeting is 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 series of classes for the fall.  Exercise Classes – Exercise is important to our health.  We are doing Zumba to 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 please contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Blood Drive - On Tuesday, June 21, blood drive had the following results: 28 donors presented and 23 pints were collected. We were one pint short of our goal. Thanks to all those who participated. The most important number of all-69 patient's lives will be touched by this drive! 

CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE:  Please remember in your prayers our members:  Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Melissa Rossi (4187 Weddel, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Betty Steinhauer (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd,. Riverview, 48193), Barbara Sullivan (moved to Virginia), and Walter Theeck (Stone Gate, 2525 Demille Blvd, Lapeer, 48446).

ONLINE WEEKLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY All youth (6-12 grades) interested in participating 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 cschalm@stpaulucc