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

Music Sunday

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

Nursery care available


  PRELUDE  “Sweet Hour of Prayer”  Sally Sigman, Organist



  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.



 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

  Lange (10:30)

 SOLO  “Shall We Gather at the River?” Brenda Murphy


*Congregation standing


  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



  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



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.


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

membership or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.



“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




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.”



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.



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.



  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 MINISTRIESA Matter of BalanceOur 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 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 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 “” 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



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.                      



 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.