Sunday June 4, 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. Mark Ennis - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services
Pentecost Sunday Music Sunday June 4, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
HANDBELL FLOURISH Note-A-Bells Handbell Choir
INTROIT “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place,” Chancel Choir &
Soloists – Mark & Sandy Ennis, Eileen Vernor Drutchas, Chris Chavez
*CALL TO WORSHIP/ *UNISON PRAYER Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Spirit of God, we have gathered together in this place to pray and to make
ourselves ready for your coming. Give us faith that when you come like the wind,
though we do not see you, yet we may hear what you are saying to us and discern
your movement. Give us courage, that we may not fear the tongue of flame: let all
that is unworthy, impure, and sinful be burned from our lives. May we know that
it is love that burns so brightly and love that strips away our sin. Give us an open
heart, Lord that we may seek all people for your realm, and set no limits to the
proclaiming of your word. Holy Spirit, with the whole church we wait for you in
every place and in every generation. Come, wind. Come, fire. Come, truth.
Come, love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
*OPENING HYMN No. 5 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” Mark Ennis, Hymn
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
ANTHEM “Awaken Me to Pray,” Chancel Choir under direction of Tracy Hoffman
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
DUET “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” Tricia Nault & Mark Ennis
SCRIPTURE READING John 14:15-17, 25-27 Pastor Drutchas
BELL ANTHEM “Come Christians Join and Sing,” Note-A-Bells Handbell Choir
OFFERTORY “Canon of Joy,” Chancel and Handbell Choirs
SCRIPTURE READING Acts 2:1-8, 11-17, 21 Pastor Cheryl Schalm
CHIME RESPONSE Sally Sigman, Organist
HOMILY “Come, Spirit, Come,” Pastor Drutchas
ANTHEM “O Magnify the Lord,” Chancel Choir
COMMUNION INVITATION Pastors Drutchas and Schalm
Invitation and Declaration of God’s Love
Prayers of Confession and Consecration (pew card)
ANTHEM “Higher Ground,” Chancel Choir
Distribution of the Elements
Prayer of Thanksgiving/ Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)
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.
WORDS OF APPRECIATION Pastor Drutchas
*BENEDICTION “Irish Blessing,” Kari Cappello, Erin Race, Chelsea Ennis, and
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the
candles are extinguished.)
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM 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. Please alert the
ushers if you need assistance.
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.
“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 (10:30)
Ushers: Dave Badarak, Pam Badarak, Gary Peters, John Smith (9),
Pam Lange, Dave Lange, Gary Peters (10:30)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week June 4 – June 11
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –
Pentecost/ Communion/ Music Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Monday Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./ Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ St. Paul Softball 6:30 & 7:45
p.m. back field
Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Women’s Fellowship, Dorcas, Sewing Guild Luncheon 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Tree Trimming 9:00 a.m./ Youth Car Wash 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas–
Baccalaureate Sunday/ Sunday School Promotion 10:30 a.m./ Happy Soles 5K 7:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Pentecost Sunday/ June 4, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Marjie
Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Ollie
Hilliker, Sue Kuschel (Vibra, Beaumont, Taylor), Michelle Mellin, Kathy Peters,
Shirlen Powell, Joan Rensel, LaVerne Roe, Shirley Rohr, Eleanor Rossi, Ann
Schmoekel, Sally Sigman, Kevin Staffeld, Paula Strawsine, Dave Walker (Oakwood
Commons, Dearborn), and Shelly Wilson. Please contact the church office if your
family member or friend needs to be listed longer than three weeks or their health has
HOLY COMMUNION IS OFFERED 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 affirms the dignity of the sacrament.
ALTAR FLOWERS honor Mark Ennis, Music Director and Sally Sigman, Organist
from the Choir.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION between worship services today,
as our congregation honors our retiring Director of Music, Mark Ennis, with a gala
reception in Fellowship Hall 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Please join us in honoring Mark.
Hosted by our Church Council Ministry.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S THIRTEENTH SEASON UNDERWAY.
Tuesday, June 6th games are at 6:30 & 7:45 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!
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT Over the course of the
summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their
daily living. Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s
word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their
everyday life. In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are
needed to lead the weekly lessons. The summer Sunday School program will begin on
June 18th and conclude on September 10th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School
Open House. Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through
fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ West Room. Older youth will meet with
Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom. Please consider visiting the Welcome
Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul. All
curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.
JUNE 25TH “COURAGEOUS DANIEL” ______________________
JULY 2ND “ELIJAH AND THE RAVENS” _________________
JULY 23RD “ELISHA AND THE WIDOW’S JARS” ___________
AUGUST 6TH “GOD CHOOSES JOSHUA” ____________________
AUGUST 13TH “SPIES IN CANAAN”_________________________
AUGUST 20TH “CROSSING THE JORDAN” ___________________
AUGUST 27TH “JERICHO” ____________________________
SEPTEMBER 3RD “COURAGEOUS DISCIPLES” _________________
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 caring
THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT Policy.
Please contact the church office to get the new Password or contact Dan Case, Michael
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 7, 2017. All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning
worship on June 12th in gown and mortarboard.
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED during this time of
Pentecost, the birthday of the church. “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 June 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.
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.
BUILDING & GROUNDS TO TRIM TREES The Building and Grounds Ministry is
looking for Volunteers to help trim trees on the Church Property Saturday, June 10th from
9:00 - Noon. All equipment will be provided all you need is to provide some elbow grease.
Any time you can give is greatly appreciated.
“JUNE FLING’ TO DETROIT PLANNED St. Paul members interested in taking a first-
hand look at Detroit’s renaissance are invited to join a “June Fling” bus tour of Downtown,
Mid-town, and New Center Detroit on Wednesday, June 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Led by Pastor
Geoff Drutchas, the tour will include a ride on the new Q-line trolley along Woodward
Avenue, a visit to the Detroit Historical Museum, and lunch Downtown. The tour is in
cooperation with the William D. Ford Senior Center. Cost is expected to be $10, excluding
lunch. Available seats aboard the tour bus are limited to 20. You are encouraged to sign up
early by contacting the church office (313-291-1221).
WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 8TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the
Sewing Guild (Sew ‘n Sews) and Dorcas Society at Leon’s Family Restaurant, 8787
Telegraph Rd, Taylor, 48180. The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P.
to Thelma Poet. All ladies of the church are invited.
HEALTH MINISTRIES – Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting
is June 12th at 1 PM. We will do some balance exercises and discuss chronic health
problems and spirituality. Caregivers Group – Our next meeting is Monday, June 26th,
at 730 PM. Exercise Classes - Zumbahas been cancelled for the month of May.
Check the Morning Tide Calendar for the latest updates on Zumba/ exercise classes.
Health/ Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, please contact Parish
Nurse, Kathy Williams.
ST. PAUL WILL ONCE AGAIN HOST A VENDOR ARCADE at the annual All
Church Picnic, Sunday, July 30, 2017. 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.
USHERS NEEDED - We are seeking additional members to assist as Ushers for our
Sunday morning worship services. This volunteer activity is extremely important.
Friendly and efficient Ushers help St. Paul present a welcoming atmosphere to both
Church members and visitors. Written instructions are available and training can be
arranged at your request. Anyone interested in being placed on our Usher Volunteer list
may speak with the presiding deacon on Sunday mornings or contact Kristi Caruso by
phone call (586-876-4308) or text and she will contact you regarding any questions or
concerns you may have.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS:
Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Virginia Creeger (mother of Ann Schmoekel),
Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn),
Stella Ludlam (mother-in-law, Ellen Ludlam), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo),
Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father of Chris Chavez),
Grace Torango (mother of Sylvia Matney),and Hubert Williams (father of Tom Williams, Heartland, Troy).