Music Sunday May 22, 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
First Sunday after Pentecost May 22, 2016
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
PRELUDE “Sweet Hour of Prayer” Sally Sigman, Organist
HANDBELL FLOURISH Note-a-Bells
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
ANTHEM “O Magnify the Lord” Chancel Choir, Mark Ennis, Music Director
UNISON CALL TO WORSHIP “There’s Within My Heart a Melody,”
There’s within my heart a melody—Jesus whispers sweet and low, ‘Fear not I am
with thee—peace be still,’ in all of life’s ebb and flow. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest
name I know, fills my every longing, Keeps me singing as I go.
INVOCATION (Choir): O God, we pray that all the words and notes shared today may
glorify in heaven and on earth! Amen.
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ANNOUNCEMENTS
ANTHEM “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (9) Chancel Choir with Soloists (verses 1 & 2
Choir, refrain & verse 3 Congregation); (10:30) Children’s Choir, Anthony Staten,
Soloist, Sally Sigman, Director
SCRIPTURE READINGS Some Advice from the Bible on Perfecting Our Faith
Psalms 95:1-2; Ephesians 5:15-19; Revelation 14:2-3 Lectors: Arlene Felske (9), Pam
SOLO “Shall We Gather at the River?” Brenda Murphy
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Drutchas
SOLO “On the Side of Angels,” Jena Mellin
READING “When Singing is Truly Heartfelt,” Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas
DUET “More, So Much More,” Tricia Nault and Mark Ennis
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY “Fairest Lord Jesus,” Note-a-Bells
PRAYER OF THANKSIVING
SPECIAL REMARKS “Welcome Back!” Mark Ennis
“Great Are You, Lord” Christopher Chavez with Chancel Choir
“Agnus Dei” (Lamb of God) Christopher and Kayla Chavez, Duet
“Ave Maria” Tricia Nault, Soloist
“He’s There Waiting” Mark Ennis, Soloist
CLOSING WORDS Pastor Drutchas
BENEDICTION “Joyful, Joyful, Sing Praise,” Chancel Choir
RECESSIONAL HANDBELL FLOURISH
RESTROOM 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.
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.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Hope is a stubborn determination to not allow the hardships of
life to downsize the bigness of God.”
From the book Good Things by Kevin Gerald
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
First Sunday after Pentecost/ Music Sunday
May 22, 2016
“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: Kevin Kittendorf
Council: Sue Mrowka (9), Pam Lange (10:30)
Ushers: Shirley Havenstein, Ruth Kenosian, Diane Poet, Jim Poet (9)
Julia-Joy, Jacob, Jason, Zachary Miller (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 with great appreciation & thanks to Mark Ennis & Sally Sigman with love, from the St. Paul Choir.
ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Charlotte Allison MacZink, born Friday, May 13, 2016 to Jeffrey & Lisa MacZink. St. Paul Great-grandmother is Melva Haglund. Sibling is Reece.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall between our morning worship services sponsored by our Red Hot Purple Angels.
THE OFFICE IS REQUESTING the names of men & women in our congregation who have
served in the military. Send us your name, rank and branch of service. Please complete a Make-A-
Wish card & drop it in an offering plate or give it to an usher.
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, June Dolan, 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, Eliot Stern, Dennis Sumner, 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.
BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES ON “BOUNDARIES” Sunday, May 22. One of the big
complaints today is that no one has a sense of “boundaries” anymore with folks doing things they
shouldn’t. But the problems often begin with ourselves and the challenge of setting limits and
deciding what’s appropriate and what’s not. Our book discussion will focus on healthy boundary
setting for the sake of ourselves and others using as a guide a new bestselling book entitled
“Boundaries,” by Christian psychologists and counselors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend.
Not to be missed is their look at “Ten Laws of Boundaries” and “Common Boundary Myths.”
Other chapters focus on boundary setting with our spouses, children, co-workers, and God. Led by
Pastor Geoff Drutchas, we will gather in the parlor from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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 Sunday, June 5, 2016 immediately
following the 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 to complete a Make-A-Wish card and drop it in
the offering plate or contact the church office.
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.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAMS PREPARE FOR TWELFTH SEASON. 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, May 17th “Team Blue” (Jack Miller) plays at 7:45 p.m. on the front field. “Team
Blue” plays “Team Black” (Chris Mink) at 9:00 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!
CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE: Please remember in your prayers our members: Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Melissa Rossi (4187 Weddel, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Betty Steinhauer (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd,. Riverview, 48193), Barbara Sullivan (moved to Virginia), and Walter Theeck (Stone Gate, 2525 Demille Blvd, Lapeer, 48446).
HEALTH MINISTRIES – A Matter of Balance – Our last class is this Monday, May 23rd. The 12:45-2:45 p.m. class will be extended thirty minutes to include a demonstration on chair exercises – known as enhanced fitness. All are welcome to the demonstration at 2:45. Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. - 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. 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 - Thursday, May 26, Painting at PIPS in Wyandotte
at 7 PM. Cost about $35 depending on the painting being chosen. April Clark is the contact.
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 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 participat-
ing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week May 22– May 29
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas- Music Sunday/
Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Bottle Drive 11:30 a.m./ CPR-First
Aid Class 12 noon – 8:00 p.m./ Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.
Monday Matter of Balance 12:45 a.m./ Chair exercise demonstration 2:45 p.m./ Boy
Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m./ Caregivers 7:30
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Team Blue (Jack’s team) plays at 7:45 p.m. on the back
field. Team Black (Chris’ team) at 9:00 p.m. on the back field.
Wednesday Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Red Hats Outing 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Memorial
Weekend/ Flag Processional/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING RECEIVED DURING THIS TIME OF
PENTECOST, THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH. “Invest in the Vision” is the theme for
our UCC “Strengthen the Church” Mission Offering which supports new church congregations and
renews and revitalizes existing congregations. This offering is part of the UCC “God Is Still
Speaking Ministry” which reminds us that God still has a lot more to say, because no matter who
you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here. The offering envelopes were
not included in your May Tidings, however you will find them in the church pew racks. Your
generous gift helps God’s spirit move and speak in our congregations for generations to come.
Please give prayerfully to this special mission offering which will be received any Sunday
during the month of May. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, Thank You.
TAYLOR COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT Sunday, June 5, 2016 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.