Sunday May 13, 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


Seventh Sunday of Easter                 Mother’s Day                                    May 13, 2018


Cradle Roll

Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.   

Nursery care available


   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

   PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist


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

 *OPENING HYMN  No. 14  “Womb of Life, and Source of Being,”  (vs. 1, 2, 4)   

      Tracy Hoffman,  Hymn Leader 

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

   O God, we gather today offering thanks to you for the blessings of family that you

   make possible, and those ways that mothers shape our loves for the good.  Help us

   always to be appreciative of the great sacrifices made on our behalf even before

   our first moment of breath.  May your love, shown to us in a mother’s love, inspire

   and encourage us to be loving people every dayAmen.





   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Jesus, Name Above All Names,”  Chancel Choir (9),

      “Love Like You,”  Children’s Choir (10:30) Sally Sigman, Director 


*Congregation standing 

SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 1:1-5, 15-26  Lectors:  Michele McNeely (9), Cheryl  

        Stewart (10:30)

   HYMN No. 69  “How Like a Gentle Spirit”  (vs. 1-3)

   MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)


   SERMON  “Remember the Women,”  Pastor Drutchas

   HYMN No. 188  “Woman in the Night”  (vs. 1-6)  (9) 

   SPECIAL MUSIC  “M-O-T-H-E-R,”  Mark Ennis, Soloist (10:30)    


        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.     


        A Tinkling of Bells/ Blessing of the Infants and Families


*CLOSING HYMN No. 635  “Faith of Our Mothers”


  *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.



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


CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate. 



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.



“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:  Mark Ennis (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30) 

Deacon:  Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Ushers:  Jane Dykowski, Nichole McNeely, Pam Foresta, John Smith (9)

Arlene Felske, Sue Mrowka, Cheryl Stewart, Wendy Warner (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 May 13 – May 20

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  Mother’s Day/   

                     CE & Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m./ Muffins for Moms 10:00 a.m./ Cradle Roll

                     Service 10:30 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Plant- Flower Sale   

Monday      Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Exercise 2:00 p.m./TOPS 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday      Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./ Softball 6:30 p.m. on the front field

Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Safety & Security Ministry 7:00 p.m.

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion / 

                    Pentecost/ Wear Red!/ Flower & Plant Delivery/ Sunday School 10:30 am.


Cradle Roll Service

For infants born May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018


--Paisley Rose, born May 25, 2017 to Lauren Alderman and Austin Ortega.  St. Paul Grandmother is Brenda Tank.  St. Paul Great-grandmother is Beverly Libby.

--Maxim Lazar Sterlin, born June 30, 2017.  St. Paul Grandmother is Brenda Murphy. 

 --Grace Linnett Tank, born September 7, 2017 to Toni & Joshua Tank.  St. Paul Great-Grandparents are Linda & Thomas Tank.

 --Alma Irene Vernor Drutchas, born October 27, 2017 to Elizabeth & Griffin Drutchas.

St. Paul Grandparents are Eileen Vernor & Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas.  Sibling is Naaman.

 --Beckham Quentin Brock, born November 22, 2017 to Rachel Gunther. Sibling is Lillian Brock. St. Paul Great-grandparents are Beverley & Allen Gunther.

--Jack Edward Cappello, born February 8, 2018 to Jeremy & Kari Ennis Cappello. St. Paul Grandparents are Mark & Sandy Ennis. St. Paul Great-grandparents are Betty & Joe Mayfield and the late Pat & Jim Ennis.

--Ellie Rebecca Jenkins, born March 10, 2018 to Hannah Johnson & Trevor Jenkins.  St. Paul Grandparents are Aaron & Rebecca Markey Johnson.

--Esther Reign Valentin, born on March 13, 2018 to Joel & Courtney Valentin.  St. Paul Great Uncle is Michael Natzke.

--Leia Lynn Rodgers, born March 19, 2018 to Wayne & Ashley Rodgers.  St. Paul Great Grandmother is Brenda Tank. St. Paul Great-Great Grandmother is Beverly Libby.




  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 



  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Seventh Sunday of Easter/ May 13, 2018 


 ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of the 101st birthday of Sylvia Hakala on Mother’s Day from Sandi Rose.

SIDE VASE is in memory of Vida Rose from Sandi Rose. SIDE

 VASE is in honor of all Mothers at St. Paul from Sandi Rose. 

SIDE VASE celebrates 
the 25th wedding anniversary of Pam & Dave Lange.    


  LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Doug & Ellen Ludlam & family on the loss of

  Doug’s mother, Stella D. Ludlam, who passed away May 7, 2018 at the age of 80 years. 

  Funeral was Friday, May 11, 2018.  Pastor Cheryl Schalm officiated.  Arrangements by

  Voran Funeral Home, Dearborn, Chapel.


 TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will not meet Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Bible Study will
resume on Tuesday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m.


    MUFFINS FOR MOM CELEBRATION is Mother’s Day, today.  The Sunday School

    children with the help of Men’s Fellowship will be honoring their mothers and the

    women of the congregation with a special “Muffins for Moms” continental breakfast be-

    tween the worship 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.  All ladies are welcome at

    this special event.


    SEWING GUILD’S next meeting will be May 17, 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!


 ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM’S FOURTEENTH SEASON is underway.  Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship! Anyone interest- ed in playing or leading a second team please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horn or the church office (313.291.1221).  Game is Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30 p.m. on the front field at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule to follow is also posted on the Community Bulletin Board. 



Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:

Marjie Barnard, Luke Barnosky, Megan Barnosky, Ryan Block, Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Juanita Davis, Shirley Drobil,  Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Barb Gish, Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Shirley Koths, Rev. Bill Kren, Doris Lincoln (hospice), John Montgomery (hospice), Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Bert Thompson, Jeannette Wackro, Loralee Wilson, Charmaine Wright, and Brad Zabik. 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.


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 upon the Rock Hard in Faith mission trip banner, and the knowledge that they have helped to shape a life in Christ.


WOMEN’S AND MEN’S FELLOWSHIP WOULD LIKE TO THANK everyone who volunteered at our Spring Rummage Sale.  Whether you helped set up/take down tables, made a donation, purchased items or gave of your precious time – it was very appreciated!


  NEW MEMBER WELCOME  Those contemplating membership at St. Paul are invited to

  receive the congregation’s welcome on Sunday, May 20th, at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship

  services.  New members will be recognized in a special ceremony led by Pastor Geoff

  Drutchas with a presentation of both membership certificates and carnations made by Council

  President Diane Poet.  Please notify Pastor Drutchas at the church office (313-291-1221) if

  you would like to be welcomed that morning. 


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health.  No

   Classes this Monday & Wednesday 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. Our

   discussion topic is “Decreasing Sodium in Your Diet”. First – Aid & CPR Classes - First-

   Aid and CPR with AED classes with recertification are May 17, 19, and 20th. Please

   contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.  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 19- Sign up now for an appointment

   (1:00 -6:45 p.m.) Contact Kathy Williams or go online and sign up at  



 Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka),Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer),  

 Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister,

 Richard Wagner), Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Gabriella Gomez

 (niece, Darlene Babin), Bob Greff (son-in-law, Doris & Ollie Hilliker),Robert Grigg (friend,

 Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney),

 Randy Jensen (Beaumont, Taylor),Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen

 Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones, Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm),

 Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter, Barb Siemers),

 Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern

 (daughter-in-law, Helene & Neil McEachern), Scott Miller (son, Fred Miller), Helen

 Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Lynda & Robert Rider (brother, Virginia Butzlaff), Judy

 Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Richard Sherman (brother, Anne Blanchard), Trudy Clark-

 Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), Lynn Smith (sister, John Smith), David Staten

 (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten),Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson),

 Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter,

 Cheryl Stewart).


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.

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, May 24-
Outing to the Russian Tea Room

  (The Royal Eagle), 18745 Old Homestead, Harper Woods, 48225.  313.521.1894.  High

  Tea will be at 12 noon.  The cost is $26 per person.  Kathy Williams is the contact.  Check

  the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall for more information.  We will carpool from

  church at 10:00 a.m. We will view the gardens upon arrival and the synagogue, if possible.  

  In the tradition of the Grand and Elegant Court of Imperial Russia, the Royal Eagle offers a

  seven-course Russian Tea luncheon. Guests to the Tea Luncheon will enjoy seven delicious

  courses. Guests are welcome to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful gardens.  Please

  remember they are located on the grounds of a monastery and that, in order to preserve the

  unique atmosphere for which our guests have been known to travel hundreds of miles, we

  ask that standards of dress and behavior be observed: No shorts, short skirts, tank tops,

  no smoking, gum chewing or ringing cell phones; and please maintain control of young

  children. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  June-An afternoon ride on the Diamond

  Jack’s boat tours.


SAVE THE DATE  The women’s retreat organized by the Dorcas Society has a change from its usual weekend in September to a weekend in October.   The new date is October 6th & 7thWe have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekendfrom our Rally Sunday weekend to a weekend in October and have been able to finally make that happen.  We are still in the planning stages so watch your Morning Tide and Tidings in the coming months for more information about this event.  We do know the cost for this will be $97.00 per person (at least two people to a room).  If you have any questions, contact Marjie Barnard. 


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. Member-ship 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.