Sunday March 4, 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
Third Sunday in Lent March 4, 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. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*HYMN No. 25 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (verses 1-3) Tracy Hoffman,
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
O God, you are the well-spring of our health and salvation, nourishing our lives
and restoring to them both meaning and a sense of purpose. In this hour of
worship, strengthen us anew as your servants and Christ’s disciples that we may
love others as you love us. In Jesus Christ, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
PSALTAR READING Psalm 19:1-10 Katie Stull (9); Psalm 100 Luke Frazier (10:30)
*HYMN No. 88 “All My Hope on God Is Founded”
SCRIPTURE READING Joshua 24:14-20; John 2:13-22 Lectors: Diane Poet (9);
Jeanne Edwards (10:30)
Your words to me are life and health; pour strength into my soul; enable, guide,
and teach my heart to reach its perfect goal!
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
FAITH TESTIMONIALS Katie Stull (9); Luke Frazier (10:30)
*HYMN No. 33 “How Great Thou Art” (verses 1-3)
OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/ DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SERMON “A Clean-up Act,” Pastor Drutchas
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (9); “At the Table of the
Lord,” Chancel Choir (10:30)
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER Pastors Drutchas & Schalm
Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)
Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration
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)
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.
*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: Zachary Miller (9), Aidan Ostrowski (10:30)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week March 4 – March 11
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion
Christian Education-Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m. /
Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ 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 p.m.
Thursday Building & Grounds 7:00 p.m./ Dorcas 7:00 / Thirsty Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Friday Fish Supper Dine In – Carry Out 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Set Clocks ahead one hour
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – / Sunday School
10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Third Sunday in Lent/ March 4, 2018
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Edna Badarak, Megan Barnosky, Paula Block, Ryan Block, Curt Buzo, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil, Dave Cowper, Phill Felske, Danielle Gardner, Vicki Grant, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Pam Jones, David King, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Yvonne Koster (Heartland, Canton), Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Pam Lange, Sharon Leonard, Cameron Maher, Neil McEachern, Michelle Mellin, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Shirley Rohr, Eleanor Rossi, Beverly Snyder, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, and Tom Williams. 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 light refreshments in our
Fellowship Hall between morning services, hosted by our Youth Fellowship.
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.
PIES ARE NEEDED for our upcoming Fish Suppers. Pie Tins are available in the church
Narthex. There is also a volunteer sign up board. Please consider sharing some of your
time to help make this event a continued success.
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. Ask
any usher for one. 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.
A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to the 25 volunteers who helped make the Cole Slaw for the
2018 Fish Dinners. We ended up making (17) five gallon pails of Cole Slaw for the Fish
Dinners. Coffee, donuts and great fellowship were enjoyed by all who attended. Those in
attendance included Patricia Olson, John Smith, Barb Smith, Kathy Williams, Mark and
Sandy Ennis, Henrietta Hinzmann, Helen St. Louis, Grace Wangbickler, Rosemarie Laslo,
David Badarak, Patrick Ferguson, Dorothy and Dan Evison, Lisa Childress, Richard and
Beverly Parks, Toni Hill, Thelma Poet, Sharon Podpora, Louise Stanek, Diane and James
Poet, Gary Peters and Daniel Case. We would also like to extend a special “THANK
YOU” to the Block Family for donating all the vegetables required to make the Cole Slaw.
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.
SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be March 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich,
coffee & dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and
Food For Thought!
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 March 12th at 1 PM. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical
supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy or the office.
THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT Policy.
As many of you already know the wireless internet has added another dimension to St. Paul,
in that it enables our members with smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to access
resources that could aid in our congregation’s mission. It also helps to bring people in and
encourages them to stick around. Please contact the Church Office, Dan Case, Michael
Isaacs, or Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after worship services to get the new
Password. St. Paul IT Ministry
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SEEKS BAKED GOODS for annual Fish Dinner Bake Sales. The two remaining sit down fish dinners will be held on March 9th, and March 23rd . Christian Education will be hosting bake sales during these dinners to benefit Christian Education programs and events. Baked goods will be needed for each sale. 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).
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), Stella Ludlam (mother-in-law, Ellen Ludlam), Bill Pinage (father, Brenda
Buzo), Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father, Chris
Chavez), Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez), and Grace Torango (mother, Sylvia
THANK YOU THANK YOU to the many people that helped with the 13th Annual Scrapbook Crop. Whether you donated food or prizes, helped that day, or came and shopped, we are so appreciative! This is why I love our church, because of all the people that will step up when asked. We netted $2,982, which gave BOF and Christian Education $1,491 each. So, in 13 years our total profit has been $31,334, which means BOF and CE each have received $15,667! Good Job!
POST OFFICE BOX UPDATE As part of the budget planning for 2017 it was decided to eliminate the Post Office Box effective July 1, 2017, since most of the Church mail was already coming to our regular mailbox. If for some reason you or your financial institution are still utilizing the (PO Box 190) address; you should notify them to change it to the church address (24158 Goddard Rd, Taylor, MI 48180) immediately.
THE DORCAS SOCIETY is gathering Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Any ladies interested in learning more about our Dorcas Society are invited to join them.
BUILDING & GROUNDS MINISTRY is gathering Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. Projects for 2018 will be discussed. Anyone interested in learning more about this vital ministry or it’s projects is invited to attend.