Sunday March 18, 2018
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. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services
Fifth Sunday in Lent Examination Sunday March 18, 2018
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
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 546 “Amazing Grace,” (verses 1 & 2) Tracy Hoffman,
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Almighty and gracious God, who is the creator of all things great and small, who is
always faithful and whose grace is ever present, we come here today to celebrate
the gift of salvation that you offer. We pray that you will give us the ability to see
the importance of spiritual things and that you will help us to carry on the work of
the disciples so that others may share the gifts you offer. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
*HYMN No. 100 “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” (9)
CHILDREN’S CHOIR “Ask, Seek, Knock,” Children’s Choir, Sally Sigman, (10:30)
APOSTLES’ CREED (9) Meredith Stull & Friends
PSALTER READING Psalm 146 Lector: Zachary Miller (10:30)
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” (9), “Well Done
my Child,” Chanel Choir (10:30)
SCRIPTURE READING James 3:13-18, Luke 6:26-36 Lectors: Mark Ennis (9)
*HYMN No. 494 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
EXAMINATION OF CONFIRMANDS (9)
Luke Frazier, Zachary Miller, Aidan Ostrowski, Emily Pedersen, and Katelyn Stull
FAITH TESTIMONIAL Zachary Miller (10:30)
TRIPLE CHIME Sally Sigman
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! There’s just something about that name! Master, Savior,
Jesus! Like the fragrance after the rain. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! Let al heaven and
earth proclaim: kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there’s something
about that name!
OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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 “Can We Talk?” Pastor Drutchas
CLOSING HYMN No. 344 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
*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.
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: Mark Ennis (9), John Smith (10:30)
Deacon: Dee Salsbury (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)
Acolyte: Emily Pedersen (9), Andrew Caruso (10:30)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week March 18 – March 25
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Examination
Sunday 9:00 a.m./ Confirmand Breakfast 10:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ Caregivers Group 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TGIW- Jerusalem Café 5:30 p.m./ Worship 7:00 p.m./
Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m./ Confirmation 7:30 p.m./ Lenten Bible Study 7:30 Thursday Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Friday Fish Supper Dine In-Carry Out 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Holy Week/ Palm
Sunday/ Confirmation Sunday 9:00 a.m./ Easter Story-Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Fifth Sunday in Lent/ March 18, 2018
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Edna Badarak, Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Curt Buzo, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Danielle Gardner, Vicki Grant, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Doris Hilliker, Pam Jones, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Sharon Leonard, , Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson (Henry Ford Wyandotte), Shirley Rohr, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, and Judy Zabik (Beaumont, Dearborn). 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.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for a Continental Breakfast in our
Fellowship Hall between morning services, hosted by our Christian Education Ministry.
SIDE VASE OF FLOWERS sends “Happy Birthday!” wishes to Michelle Mellin from
her loving family.
PIES ARE NEEDED for our last Fish Supper, March 23rd. Pie Tins are available in the
church Narthex as well as a volunteer sign up board. Please consider sharing some of your
time to help make this event a continued success.
PALM SUNDAY marks the beginning of Holy Week and Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. St.
Paul members and friends will be receiving Palms and a personal blessing at the end of the
morning worship services on Sunday, March 25th, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worshippers will be
invited to step up to the front of the church for their palms using the side aisles. Worship-
pers will then depart using the center aisle without returning to their pews.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS - April 19, 2018 DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) outing from Church at 12pm. Michelle Matney is the contact person. Sign up on the RHPA bulletin board. If you want to eat at church prior to going to the DIA, a Box Lunch from Pete’s Place including a cup of soup, ½ grinder sandwich and a cookie for $8.05, include-ing tax is available. We will have bottled water at church. Lunch is at 11am at Church. You will need to pay ahead. The menu will be on the bulletin board for sign-up. Transportation will pick us up at St. Paul’s between 12pm-12:30pm. We will arrive at 1pm at the DIA. At 1 pm Art Making Workshop (craft to make and take home). Or you can explore the museum on your own. At 2:30pm we will gather in the reception area for cookies. The bus will leave at 3 pm to take us home. The DIA does have a café that serves lunch if you want to eat and pay there instead of eating at church. We are only at the DIA for 2.5 hours. We need 25 people for the bus ride.
GOOD FRIDAY BRUNCH TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE. For ticket purchases see
the Kiosk during Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings, complete a Make-A-Wish card (found
in the pew racks),or contact the church office at 313-291-1221. Cost is a $5.00 donation.
Brunch will be served in the Jerusalem Café (West Room) beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed
by a Good Friday service at 12 noon. Women’s Fellowship is once again hosting Good
EASTER LILY ORDERS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN. If you would like to provide an
Easter Lily in honor or memory of a loved one this Easter season, please complete the form
below and drop it in an offering plate or hand it to an usher. Cost is $8.00 each. We will
place them in the Chancel area and they may be taken home after the Easter worship service
on Sunday, April 1st. Orders and payments are due by Sunday, March 25th. A list of
those providing Lilies will be printed in the Sunday Bulletin. Any plants left will be
donated to local hospitals/ care facilities.
I/ We would like to order a Lily (ies) to be placed in the Chancel area for Easter.
In honor/ memory of: ______________________________________________________
Contact number: __________________Number of Lilies: ______Amt due: ___________
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. Classes
are held each Monday & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. A donation of $3-5 for
each class attended is invited. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting
is April 9th at 1 PM. Keep an eye here for additional information regarding upcoming
speakers and topics. First -Aid & CPR Classes If you are interested in getting certified for
First-Aid and CPR with AED, please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams or complete a
Make-A-Wish and drop it in the offering plate. Classes will be in April or May and take 8
hours. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,
wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy or the office.
BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY HOSTS GALA EASTER BREAKFAST. St.
Paul members and friends will be able to enjoy a gala Easter Breakfast in a beautifully
decorated Fellowship Hall, all thanks to the efforts of our Building & Grounds Ministry.
The breakfast will be served Easter Sunday, April 1st from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. This is a great
occasion for families and friends to gather for a meal on Christianity’s most holy day. A
free will donation is invited and appreciated.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS BAKED GOODS for annual Fish Dinner Bake Sale. The last remaining sit down fish dinner will be held on March 23rd . Christian Education will be hosting a bake sale during this dinner to benefit Christian Education programs and events. Baked goods are needed. We thank you in advance for your consideration to bake and for your support. All items are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the church office the day prior to the dinner or the day of the dinner.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS NURSERY ATTENDANT It will be with a deep sense of gratitude and sadness that Christian Education and the nursery age children of St. Paul bid nursery attendant, Christine Schwab farewell at the close of the Sunday School year in June. While Christine will continue attending St. Paul, she will no longer be serving in the capacity of nursery attendant. Christine has been a true blessing and a wonderful asset. She will be greatly missed by all. As a result of Christine’s departure 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) and a background check (done at the church). The position pays $15.00 per service ($30.00 per two service Sundays).
REMEMBER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN OUR MILITARY
President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), Cade Ferguson (Navy, nephew, Patrick Ferguson), 2nd Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, granddaughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).
ELECTRONIC GIVING “PEW CARDS” are available in the Narthex for those who
make their donations electronically. The cards can be obtained as you enter the church.
Simply drop the card in the offering plate to indicate that you are supporting the St. Paul
ministry electronically. Ask any usher for a “Pew Card” or if you have any questions.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE IN! Troop 74590 has some for purchase at the Kiosk
during Coffee hour. Stop by and pick up a box (or two) and place an order. Cookies will be
available through April 8th. For more information, please contact Troop Leaders, Jennifer
Berringer or Michelle Matney.
Enjoy the Convenience of electronic giving For those who
like to donate electronically, St. Paul offers a mobile version
of our online giving page to make it easy for you to give right
from your smart phone.
Visit our website: www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving