Sunday June 5, 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

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost                                                                          June 5, 2016

 

Celebration of Worship 9:00 a.m.

(nursery care available)

 

   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

   PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

   RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

   CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN No. 16  “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,”  Mark Ennis,

      Hymn Leader 

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

      O God, Jesus spoke of you as “Abba, Father,” letting us know that we can come

      to you with all our needs.  We come before you as needy children today asking

      for your forgiveness, help, and healing.  Hear all our prayers, spoken and unspoken

      that we share with you.  Amen.

 *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

 *WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   UNISON READING Apostles’ Creed  (pew card)

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ,”  Chancel Choir

   SCRIPTURE READING  1 Corinthians 4:1-7, John 4:1-30  Lectors:  Jeannette

     Wackro & Pastor Drutchas   

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

    MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN No. 546  “Amazing Grace!”  

  _____________________ 

*Congregation standing

 

 

        OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

        SERMON  “Through the Eyes of Christ,”  Pastor Drutchas

      *HYMN No. 86  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”        

        THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

          Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

          Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

          Response:

               One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

               one cup of blessing which we bless.

               And we, though many through out the earth,

               we are one body in this one Lord

          Distribution of the Elements

          Prayer of thanksgiving

          Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

     *DOXOLOGY

          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.            

       *BENEDICTION

       *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as 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. 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders

of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.  Please alert

the ushers of your need for additional assistance.

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 member-

ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.

 

 

Celebration of Worship 10:30 a.m.

(nursery care available)

 

   PRELUDE  “All the Way” Newsboys

   RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

   CALL TO WORSHIP Angel Staten, Blake Schalm, Alyssa Brandt, Arlene Felske,

      Mark Ennis

*OPENING HYMN No. 2 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” Mark Ennis, Hymn   

     Leader

*UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION  Emily Pedersen & Congregation

  Thank You God, for the ability to sing out our faith.  Of Course, some of us are   

  better singers than others.  Accept our praise, from each and every tongue united  

  in Jesus Christ.  We know that all our voices together cannot even begin to convey  

  the wonder and glory and majesty of who You are.  Strangely enough, though,

  You make our song complete.  To Your gracious ears, the praise of a few is as great  

  as the best chorus and symphony.  We still find this hard to believe.  You put a new  

  song in our mouths.  You set us free to sing!  Thank You God.  Receive the praise  

  of these joy-filled hearts, in Jesus name.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE   Amen, Amen, Amen

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

  ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Isn’t He Wonderful” & “Hallelu, Hallelu,” Sunday

      School Choir  Lucinda Chavez, Director

  SCRIPTURE READING  Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Mark 12:28-31 Lector: Bethany

      Schalm

 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

_____________________

*Congregation standing

 

  MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  MORNING PRAYER  Sam & Katie Kincaid

*HYMN No.  274 “I Love Your Church, O God” 

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY  “Here We Stand,” Newsboys

*OFFERTORY PRAYER/ DEDICTION OF GIFTS  Kate Childress

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

      Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

      Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

      Response:

          One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.

          And we, though many through out the earth, we are one body in this one Lord

     Distribution of the Elements

     Prayer of thanksgiving

     Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

*DOXOLOGY  

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.

  SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM Introduction: Cindy Winter

  “The Wise and Foolish Boy,”  Readers: Alyssa Brandt, Blake Schalm, Jim Schalm

      Actors: Haley Dykowski, Anthony Staten, Ethan Hard                     

  Introduction: Emily Winter

  “Jesus Feeds the 5,000”  Readers: Lori Kuhn, Cindy Winter, Alyssa Brandt, Jim

    Schalm  Actors: Ethan Hard, Aaron Flomo, Kaitlyn Isaacs, Anthony Staten

  “A Thank You to Parents & Grandparents,”   Sunday School Children

  EMBODYING CHRIST’S LOVE: 6th – 12th Grade reflections   Pastor Cheryl  

   Schalm, Ben Kittendorf, Bethany Schalm   

*CLOSING HYMN No. 494  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE (please remain in your pews as 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.  ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available.  Please alert the ushers if you need assistance. 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.

 

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221

Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org

Web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 5, 2016

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“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 SERVICES TODAY

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Kevin Kittendorf (10:30)

Council:  Arlene Felske (9), Dave Lange (10:30)

Ushers:  Katie, Sam, Cheryl, Gene Kincaid (9)

Hannah, Hayley, Jamie, Douglas Dowell (10:30)

 

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor of Gertrude Hagen’s 93rd birthday from the Clark & Black families. 

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between our morning worship services sponsored by our Church Council Members.

 

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. 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – OUR PRAYER LIST:

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Ida Black, Nancy Cady, Steve Clark, Jim Ennis, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Rodney Gish, Moses Flomo, Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Marilyn Kunkle, Rosemarie Laslo, Brenda Miller, Murl Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Sandra Rose, David Schmoekel, Joan Schonfeld (Wyandotte Hospital), Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, 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.

 

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP JUNE 9TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the Sew ‘n Sew gals at Mom’s Kitchen Restaurant, 2691 Fort St., Trenton, 48183.  The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m.  Please R.S.V.P. to Toni Hill or Thelma Poet.  All ladies of the church are invited.

 

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 (313-291-1221) no later than Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 12th in gown and mortarboard.

 

CHURCH BELL RINGING WORKSHOP scheduled for today immediately following our 10:30 a.m. worship service.  We will gather in the Narthex.  Anyone interested in learning how to ring our church’s bell is invited.

 

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 7 “Team Blue” (Jack Miller) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the back field.  “Team  

Black” (Chris Mink) at 6:30 p.m. on the front field.  Games are played at Thorn Park, located at King & Telegraph Roads in Brownstown.  The fun is worth the price of admission! 

 

TAYLOR COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT today at 4:00 p.m. at the William D. Ford Senior Center, 6750 Troy, Taylor (north of Ecorse, west of Telegraph).  Celebrating 60 years of Disney and Irving Berlin 100 years of song.  Featuring Beauty and the Beast, Can You Fell the Love Tonight, Friend Like Me, It’s a Small World and much more.  Intermission with refreshments.  Tickets are $5.00 and be purchased at the door or by contacting Mark Ennis.

 

THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT policy.  Please  

 contact the Church Office to get the new Wi-Fi password or see Dan Case, Michael Isaacs or  

 Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after our services.  St. Paul IT Ministry.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS: Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren). 

 

HEALTH MINISTRIESShalom – Chronic disease group meeting.  We meet the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Our next meeting is at 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  A Matter of Balance – our series of classes has finished.  The classes were enjoyable and constructive.  We are planning another class for the fall.  Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise advised. If you are interested, please complete a Make-a-Wish card and put it in the offering plate or contact the church office. If you have further questions, contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Health & Medical Supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Blood Drive - Tuesday, June 21, from 1-6:45 PM we will hold our next blood drive. There needs to be 59 days between donations. Please make an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams, or complete a Make-a-Wish card and place it in the offering plate. You can now make appointments for/at your own convenience through the Internet. Visit www.redcrossblood.org click on the blue box on the left side of the page that says 'Enter a Sponsor Code', under 'Find a blood drive near you.' Type in StPaulTaylor (no spaces). You will then be directed to the next page listing our blood drive. Click on the last column to sign up. You will need to register & obtain a password. IDs & passwords are case sensitive.  You can also download to your phone or print out a RapidPass the day of the drive prior to coming to the drive. You can read the educational materials & complete the health history online to save some time at the blood drive. If you have questions about eligibility you can look at eligibility requirements on www.redcrossblood.org or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at 866-236-3276.  There is updated information about a four week deferral for those who have been to areas where the Zika virus has been found.

 

 RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Saturday, June 18 –-Cranbrook grounds. Luncheon at noon followed by a walk of the gardens, etc. Approximate cost $25.We will carpool form church time TBD. Sign-up and payment due by Sunday, June 5. Sally Sigman is the contact. Next month, Thursday, July 21 is Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 PM. bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift to of $5-10 to exchange.

 

  YOUTH STOCK FOR SALE.  The youth will be selling stock for their upcoming mission trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  To invest in the youth, you can purchase a share of stock during coffee hour.  The youth thank you in advance for your support and look forward to sharing their experiences with you.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week June 5 – June 12

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 a.m./ Spring Pageant 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey 

                     Drutchas- Communion/ Church Bell Ringing Workshop 11:30 a.m./ 

Monday       Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ Christian Education 7:00 p.m./     

                      Cabinet 7:30 p.m./ Team Blue (Jack’s team) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the back 

                      field.  Team Black (Chris’ team) at 6:30 p.m. on the front field. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday     Women’s Fellowship & Ladies of the Church Luncheon Outing 12:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 a.m./ Spring Pageant 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey 

                     Drutchas – Baccalaureate Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.                       

 

  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.

 

  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 “www.stpaulucctaylor.org” 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.

 

 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@stpaulucctaylor.org.

 

                            

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

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost                                                                          June 5, 2016

 

Celebration of Worship 9:00 a.m.

(nursery care available)

 

   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

   PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist

   RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

   CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN No. 16  “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,”  Mark Ennis,

      Hymn Leader 

  *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

      O God, Jesus spoke of you as “Abba, Father,” letting us know that we can come

      to you with all our needs.  We come before you as needy children today asking

      for your forgiveness, help, and healing.  Hear all our prayers, spoken and unspoken

      that we share with you.  Amen.

 *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

 *WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS

   UNISON READING Apostles’ Creed  (pew card)

   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ,”  Chancel Choir

   SCRIPTURE READING  1 Corinthians 4:1-7, John 4:1-30  Lectors:  Jeannette

     Wackro & Pastor Drutchas   

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

    MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN No. 546  “Amazing Grace!”  

  _____________________ 

*Congregation standing

 

 

        OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS

        SERMON  “Through the Eyes of Christ,”  Pastor Drutchas

      *HYMN No. 86  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”        

        THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

          Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

          Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

          Response:

               One bread, one body, one Lord of all,

               one cup of blessing which we bless.

               And we, though many through out the earth,

               we are one body in this one Lord

          Distribution of the Elements

          Prayer of thanksgiving

          Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

     *DOXOLOGY

          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.            

       *BENEDICTION

       *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as 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. 

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders

of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.  Please alert

the ushers of your need for additional assistance.

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 member-

ship or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.

 

  

 

Celebration of Worship 10:30 a.m.

(nursery care available)

 

   PRELUDE  “All the Way” Newsboys

   RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

   CALL TO WORSHIP Angel Staten, Blake Schalm, Alyssa Brandt, Arlene Felske,

      Mark Ennis

*OPENING HYMN No. 2 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” Mark Ennis, Hymn   

     Leader

*UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION  Emily Pedersen & Congregation

  Thank You God, for the ability to sing out our faith.  Of Course, some of us are   

  better singers than others.  Accept our praise, from each and every tongue united  

  in Jesus Christ.  We know that all our voices together cannot even begin to convey  

  the wonder and glory and majesty of who You are.  Strangely enough, though,

  You make our song complete.  To Your gracious ears, the praise of a few is as great  

  as the best chorus and symphony.  We still find this hard to believe.  You put a new  

  song in our mouths.  You set us free to sing!  Thank You God.  Receive the praise  

  of these joy-filled hearts, in Jesus name.  Amen.

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE   Amen, Amen, Amen

*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE

  ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Isn’t He Wonderful” & “Hallelu, Hallelu,” Sunday

      School Choir  Lucinda Chavez, Director

  SCRIPTURE READING  Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Mark 12:28-31 Lector: Bethany

      Schalm

 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

_____________________

*Congregation standing

 

  MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  MORNING PRAYER  Sam & Katie Kincaid

*HYMN No.  274 “I Love Your Church, O God” 

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/OFFERTORY  “Here We Stand,” Newsboys

*OFFERTORY PRAYER/ DEDICTION OF GIFTS  Kate Childress

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

      Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

      Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

      Response:

          One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.

          And we, though many through out the earth, we are one body in this one Lord

     Distribution of the Elements

     Prayer of thanksgiving

     Lord’s Prayer (debts/debtors)

*DOXOLOGY  

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.

  SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM Introduction: Cindy Winter

  “The Wise and Foolish Boy,”  Readers: Alyssa Brandt, Blake Schalm, Jim Schalm

      Actors: Haley Dykowski, Anthony Staten, Ethan Hard                     

  Introduction: Emily Winter

  “Jesus Feeds the 5,000”  Readers: Lori Kuhn, Cindy Winter, Alyssa Brandt, Jim

    Schalm  Actors: Ethan Hard, Aaron Flomo, Kaitlyn Isaacs, Anthony Staten

  “A Thank You to Parents & Grandparents,”   Sunday School Children

  EMBODYING CHRIST’S LOVE: 6th – 12th Grade reflections   Pastor Cheryl  

   Schalm, Ben Kittendorf, Bethany Schalm   

*CLOSING HYMN No. 494  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE (please remain in your pews as 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.  ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available.  Please alert the ushers if you need assistance. 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.

 

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221

Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org

Web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 5, 2016

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“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 SERVICES TODAY

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Kevin Kittendorf (10:30)

Council:  Arlene Felske (9), Dave Lange (10:30)

Ushers:  Katie, Sam, Cheryl, Gene Kincaid (9)

Hannah, Hayley, Jamie, Douglas Dowell (10:30)

 

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

ALTAR FLOWERS are in honor of Gertrude Hagen’s 93rd birthday from the Clark & Black  

  families. 

 

  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between our morning worship services sponsored by our Church Council Members.

 

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. 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – OUR PRAYER LIST:

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright, Ida Black, Nancy Cady, Steve Clark, Jim Ennis, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Rodney Gish, Moses Flomo, Doris Hilliker, Ollie Hilliker, Marilyn Kunkle, Rosemarie Laslo, Brenda Miller, Murl Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Sandra Rose, David Schmoekel, Joan Schonfeld (Wyandotte Hospital), Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, 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.

 

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP JUNE 9TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the Sew ‘n Sew gals at Mom’s Kitchen Restaurant, 2691 Fort St., Trenton, 48183.  The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m.  Please R.S.V.P. to Toni Hill or Thelma Poet.  All ladies of the church are invited.

 

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 (313-291-1221) no later than Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 12th in gown and mortarboard.

 

CHURCH BELL RINGING WORKSHOP scheduled for today immediately following our 10:30 a.m. worship service.  We will gather in the Narthex.  Anyone interested in learning how to ring our church’s bell is invited.

 

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 7 “Team Blue” (Jack Miller) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the back field.  “Team  

Black” (Chris Mink) at 6:30 p.m. on the front field.  Games are played at Thorn Park, located at King & Telegraph Roads in Brownstown.  The fun is worth the price of admission! 

 

TAYLOR COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT today at 4:00 p.m. at the William D. Ford Senior Center, 6750 Troy, Taylor (north of Ecorse, west of Telegraph).  Celebrating 60 years of Disney and Irving Berlin 100 years of song.  Featuring Beauty and the Beast, Can You Fell the Love Tonight, Friend Like Me, It’s a Small World and much more.  Intermission with refreshments.  Tickets are $5.00 and be purchased at the door or by contacting Mark Ennis.

 

THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT policy.  Please  

 contact the Church Office to get the new Wi-Fi password or see Dan Case, Michael Isaacs or  

 Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after our services.  St. Paul IT Ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS: Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren). 

 

HEALTH MINISTRIESShalom – Chronic disease group meeting.  We meet the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Our next meeting is at 1:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  A Matter of Balance – our series of classes has finished.  The classes were enjoyable and constructive.  We are planning another class for the fall.  Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise advised. If you are interested, please complete a Make-a-Wish card and put it in the offering plate or contact the church office. If you have further questions, contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Health & Medical Supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please contact Kathy Williams, Parish Nurse.  Blood Drive - Tuesday, June 21, from 1-6:45 PM we will hold our next blood drive. There needs to be 59 days between donations. Please make an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams, or complete a Make-a-Wish card and place it in the offering plate. You can now make appointments for/at your own convenience through the Internet. Visit www.redcrossblood.org click on the blue box on the left side of the page that says 'Enter a Sponsor Code', under 'Find a blood drive near you.' Type in StPaulTaylor (no spaces). You will then be directed to the next page listing our blood drive. Click on the last column to sign up. You will need to register & obtain a password. IDs & passwords are case sensitive.  You can also download to your phone or print out a RapidPass the day of the drive prior to coming to the drive. You can read the educational materials & complete the health history online to save some time at the blood drive. If you have questions about eligibility you can look at eligibility requirements on www.redcrossblood.org or contact the Red Cross blood donation center at 866-236-3276.  There is updated information about a four week deferral for those who have been to areas where the Zika virus has been found.

 

 RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Saturday, June 18 –-Cranbrook grounds. Luncheon at noon followed by a walk of the gardens, etc. Approximate cost $25.We will carpool form church time TBD. Sign-up and payment due by Sunday, June 5. Sally Sigman is the contact. Next month, Thursday, July 21 is Christmas in July at Kathy Williams’ house. 6:30 PM. bring a dish to pass. Bring a gift to of $5-10 to exchange.

 

  YOUTH STOCK FOR SALE.  The youth will be selling stock for their upcoming mission trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  To invest in the youth, you can purchase a share of stock during coffee hour.  The youth thank you in advance for your support and look forward to sharing their experiences with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week June 5 – June 12

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 a.m./ Spring Pageant 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey 

                     Drutchas- Communion/ Church Bell Ringing Workshop 11:30 a.m./ 

Monday       Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m./ Christian Education 7:00 p.m./     

                      Cabinet 7:30 p.m./ Team Blue (Jack’s team) plays at 6:30 p.m. on the back 

                      field.  Team Black (Chris’ team) at 6:30 p.m. on the front field. 

Wednesday  Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday     Women’s Fellowship & Ladies of the Church Luncheon Outing 12:30 p.m.

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 a.m./ Spring Pageant 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey 

                     Drutchas – Baccalaureate Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.                       

 

  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.

 

  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 “www.stpaulucctaylor.org” 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.

 

 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@stpaulucctaylor.org.