Sunday May 20, 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

Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018
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 "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," Tracy Hoffman and
Chancel Choir
*UNISON PENTECOST PRAYER Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Spirit of God, we have gathered together in this place to pray and to make our-
selves 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.
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel his mighty power and
his grace. I can hear the brush of angels' wings, I see the glory on each face;
surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.


    I’m so glad I’m part of the family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain,

    cleansed by His blood!  Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, for I’m part of

    the family, family of God! 

  SCRIPTURE READING  Acts 2:1-21 Lector:     

  CHIME RESPONSE  “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”  (10:30)  

  NEW MEMBER WELCOME (insert) (10:30)

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Shall We Gather at the River,”  Chancel Choir                 

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks)



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

  SERMON  “A Pentecostal Church?”  Pastors Drutchas

  HYMN No. 237  “On Pentecost They Gathered”

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER Pastors Drutchas & Schalm 

    Invitation of Christ

    Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

    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.


of service are available.  Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM.  CELL PHONES AND PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate. 


“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:  Dee Salsbury (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Ushers:  Dave Badarak, Pam Badarak (9)

 Dan Case, Debbie Case, Cheryl Kincaid (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 20 – May 27

Sunday       Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –  Rev. Geoffrey DrutchasCommunion/ 

                    Pentecost/ New Member Welcome/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s

                    Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ CPR-Parlor- 12:15 p.m./ Plant- Flower Delivery 

Monday      Exercise 2:00 p.m./TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Caregivers Group 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday      Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Softball 7:45 p.m. on the front field

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

Thursday    Red Hat Outing-Russian Tea Room 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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

                    honored/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m.




  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 



  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Pentecost Sunday / May 20, 2018 


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments between

  worship services in our Fellowship Hall, hosted by our Red Hot Purple Angels.  


 HOLY COMMUNION IS OFERED 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 fits the dignity of the sacrament.  


 ALTAR FLOWERS (White carnations) are in memory of the 101st birthday of Sylvia  

 Hakala from Sandi Rose.  SIDE VASE (Lavender) is in memory of Vida Rose from

 Sandi Rose. SIDE VASE (Pink) is in honor of all the Faithfully Departed Mothers at St.

 Paul from Sandi Rose. 


  LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Dan & Lisa Childress & Family on the loss of

  Lisa’s mother, Dorothy Kaczmarek, who passed away May 13, 2018.  Arrangements are



 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 please contact team coordinator, Chris (Mink) Rogers, Matt Horn or the

 church office (313.291.1221).  Game is Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:45 p.m. on the front field

 at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown. The schedule is also

 posted on the Community Bulletin Board.


 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.


HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health.  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. First – Aid & CPR Classes - First-

  Aid and CPR with AED class with recertification is May 20th at 12:15 p.m. 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 19th- Sign up now for an appointment (1:00 -6:45 p.m.)

  Contact Kathy Williams or go online and sign up at  


  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  Thursday, May 24th- 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.


  THE ANNUAL ST. PAUL FATHER-CHILD OUTING is Thursday, June 14th from

  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sportway of Brownstown, 19640 Allen Road (west side of the street)

  between Sibley and King Roads.  A light pizza supper with beverages and dessert will be

  served promptly at 6:15 p.m. followed by the evening activities which include Go-Karting,

  Mini Golf, and Batting Cages.  As in past years, St. Paul Men’s Fellowship will be covering

  all the costs. Participation is limited to St. Paul members, their children, and grandchildren.

  Reservations are needed to ensure an accurate headcount for meal and ticket purchase. To

  RSVP contact the church office at (313) 291-1221 no later than Monday, June 11th.



Duncan III.  Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members.

CAREGIVERS GROUP meets on Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. in the church parlor. The

Caregivers group meets to share experiences and to provide mutual spiritual support in

providing assistance and care to family members and friends. Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas

and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams, each session finishes no later than 9 p.m. All

conversations within the group setting are confidential and newcomers are invited.


WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP’S JUNE 14TH MEETING is an off-site luncheon with the

Sewing Guild (Sew ‘n Sews), and Dorcas Society members at Woodside Meadows Golf

Course Restaurant, 20820 Inkster Rd., Romulus. The ladies will be gathering at 12:30 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. to Thelma Poet by June 10th.  All ladies of the church are invited.


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 on the Rock Hard in Faith

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



Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness”. ​Children, pre-school through sixth grade,

should plan now to do a little camping this summer. This year’s Vacation Bible School

program will be taking place at St. Paul UCC from July 23rd through July 26th. Parents

and members of the congregation are encouraged and invited to join their children for the

VBS family finale and closing program that will coincide with the annual picnic held

on July 29th. In addition to picnic activities, all attending can look forward to lunch,

games, a waterslide and a special music presentation offered by VBS participants. To

ensure a successful Vacation Bible School program volunteers are needed to be station

leaders, to help set-up and tear down decorations, lead and guide children to their various

stations, assist station leaders, participate in skits, work the registration desk, and help

with promotion.  Contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm to volunteer or for more information.


LOOKING AHEADSt. Paul will once again host a Vendor Arcade at the annual

All Church Picnic, July 29, 2018. 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: for more information.


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

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, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Pam Jones, Ruth Kenosian, John King, Nancy Kittendorf, Nancy Koszalka, Rev. Bill Kren, Bill McGahey, John Montgomery (hospice), Murl Nieman, Patricia Olson, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Charmaine Wright. 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.


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.



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