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

Music Sunday

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


  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)


  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


*congregation standing

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


  OFFERTORY ANTHEM  “Well Done My Child,” Chancel Choir



  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.”



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.



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




  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.



 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.   



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).



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.



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.



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.

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 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.)


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.


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 AHEADSt. 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: for more information.