Sunday June 3, 2018 - Music Sunday
St. Paul United Church of Christ
24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-3910
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 3, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE/ LIGHTING OF ALTAR CANDLES “His Strength Is Perfect,” Sally Sigman, Organist
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 92:1-3, Reverend Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
SOLO “I Just Came to Praise the Lord,” Tracy Hoffman, Music Director
*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION (Psalm 44:1-4)
Pastor: May the words of the Lord be our invocation this joyful morning.
Congregation: Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright
to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-
stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the
word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL HYMN No. 231, “Sing of One Who Walks Beside Us,”
(Verse 1, Marjie Barnard, Tricia Nault, duet; Verses 2-3, congregation)
*WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHILDREN’S ANTHEM (10:30) “The Only One,” Children’s Choir; Anthony Staten,
Soloist, Sally Sigman, Director
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (10:30) Tracy Hoffman
PSALTER READING Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7 Lector: Barbara Schultz
ANTHEM “Go Into the House of the Lord,” Chancel Choir
PSALM THOUGHTS Pastor Drutchas
PSALTER READING Psalm 108: 1-5 Lector: Helen St. Louis
*HYMN No. 611 “Rise Up O Saints of God”
PSALTER READING Psalm 138: 1, 3, 6-8 Lector: Kathy Peters
HANDBELL ANTHEM “All Night, All Day,” Note-A-Bells Choir
PSALTER READING Psalm 104: 1-9, 33-34 Lectors: Mark Ennis, Tricia Nault
DUET “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” Mark Ennis and Tricia Nault
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Drutchas
CHIME RESPONSE “Surely the Presence of the Lord,” Sally Sigman
PSALTER READING Psalm 63: 1-5 Lector: Patricia Olson
INVITATION TO SHARE OUR BLESSINGS Pastor Drutchas
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Well Done My Child,” Chancel Choir
MORNING OFFERING CONSECRATION
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.
PSALTER READING Psalm 46 Lector: Jeanne Edwards
A SERMON IN MELODY “Every Valley,” Chancel Choir
Invitation - Psalm 23
Confession (Pew card)
Prayer of Consecration
Distribution of the Elements
At the ushers’ bidding, you are invited to come forward through the
center aisle to receive the sacrament of bread and cup.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
ANTHEM “How Great Is Our God,” Chancel Choir
LORD’S PRAYER (debts, debtors)
BELL BENEDICTION “God Be With You,” Note-A-Bells
CHORAL CALL TO FAITH IN ACTION “As I Went Down to the River,” Chancel
At anthem’s end, the congregation is invited to depart in the grace of the Lord.
“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: Cheryl Kincaid (9), Dave Lange (10:30)
Deacon: Allen Gunther (9) Kristi Caruso (10:30)
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 3 – June 10
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/
Music Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Bottle Return
11:30 a.m./ Youth-Parent Mission Trip Meeting 1:30 p.m.
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 p.m. back field
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Baccalaureate information due in the church office
Thursday Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Circle of Care 12 noon/ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas–
Baccalaureate & Promotion Sunday/ Sunday School year-end party 10:30
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Second Sunday after Pentecost/ June 3, 2018
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for special refreshments in honor
of Music Sunday between our 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. worship services in Fellowship Hall,
hosted by our Church Council Members.
ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor of Helen St. Louis’ birthday from Dan & Debbie Case.
SIDE VASES honor the 55th wedding anniversary of Murl & Judy Nieman and the 59th wedding anniversary of Harold & Joan Foley.
HOLY COMMUNION IS OFERED THIS MORNING Our congregation welcomes
to the Lord’s Supper all adult, baptized Christians, regardless of Christian affiliation.
What’s simply asked is that during Holy Communion all participants maintain a reverent
silence that fits the dignity of the sacrament.
GRADUATE INFORMATION REQUESTED if you or someone in your family is
receiving a degree this spring or has received a degree since last June (including a
G.E.D.), please contact Cindy Romas in the church office (313) 291-1221 no later than
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning
worship on June 10th in gown and mortarboard.
THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING is Thursday, June 14th, from
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sportway of Brownstown, 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street)
between Sibley and King Roads. A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be
served promptly at 6:15 p.m. followed by activities which include Go-Karting, Mini Golf,
and Batting Cages. As in past years, St. Paul Men’s Fellowship will be covering all the
costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members, their children, and grandchildren.
Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount for meal and ticket purchase.
To RSVP contact the church office (313) 291-1221 no later than Monday, June 11th.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS
Michael Bailey (father, Christie Smart), Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard),
Jan Filpus (mother, Julia-Joy Miller), Bruce Gaither (father, Rebecca Warren),
Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law, Lori Kuhn), Laura O’Neil (mother, Shawn Block),
Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Anna Thompson
(mother, Lucinda Chavez).
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 5th 6:30 p.m. on the back field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and
King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also on the Community Bulletin Board.
CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor.
The Caregivers group meets 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, each session finishes no later than 9 p.m.
All conversations within the group setting are confidential and newcomers are invited.
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 will be taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents
and members of the congregation 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, all attending can look forward to lunch,
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.
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.
WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 14TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the
Sewing Guild (Sew ‘n Sews), and Dorcas Society members at Woodside Meadows Golf
Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus. The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m.
Please R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10th. All ladies of the church are invited.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. A
donation of $3-5 for each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group
meeting. Our next meeting is June 11th at 1 p.m. Health/Medical supplies – If you have or
need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, 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
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. July 19, Thursday –
Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift of
$5-10 to exchange.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS the third Sunday of the month, June 17th at
9:30 a.m. Summer Sunday School for children and youth is also offered at that time. A Coffee
Hour (fellowship period) with donuts and other refreshments will immediately follow the
morning worship service. We will be worshipping in comfort thanks to our air conditions
service. (Summer Sunday School leaders are needed. Please contact Pastor Schalm to
volunteer. Everything is provided.)
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED THE MONTH OFJUNE
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. The offering envelopes are included in your June
Tidings, and you will find them in the church pew racks as well. Your gift helps God’s
spirit move and speak in our congregations for generations to come. Please give prayer-
fully 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.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Mark Kenosian, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, Joe Mayfield, John Montgomery (hospice), Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Bert Thompson, and Charmaine Wright. 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.
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.
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.
YOUTH STOCK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Our youth are selling stock to help
fund their summer mission trip. For a donation, shareholders will be assured a personal
letter from a mission trip participant, their name placed on the Rock Hard in Faith
mission trip banner, and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.
LOOKING AHEAD St. 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.