Sunday May 7, 2017

 

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

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter                                                                                   May 7, 2017

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

Nursery care available

 

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE  “O Beautiful Sea”  Joe Diederichs, Guest Organist

  RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

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

*OPENING HYMN  No. 22  “All Creatures of Our God and King,”  Mark Ennis,

    Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

    Loving God, who raised Jesus Christ from the dead to be our Savior, we are slow

    to embrace you as we should and to recognize your son’s presence in our lives.      

    Help us to be more faithful and observant in everything we say or do.  Make this

    hour an occasion in which our vision, perspective and commitment to you and             

    your son are truly deepened.  Amen.

  CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “My Savior, My God,”  Tricia Nault, Soloist (9)                

  “Jesus, Name Above All Names,”  Chancel Choir  (10:30)

  SCRIPTURE READING Colossians 1:1-20; Luke 17:20-21 Lector: Ethan C. Drutchas

 *HYMN No. 91  “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

   CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

   Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!  There’s just something about that name!  Master, Savior,

   Jesus!  Like the fragrance after the rain.  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!  Let all heaven

   and earth proclaim:  kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there’s

   something about that name!

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 *congregation standing

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS

  SERMON  “The Messiah We Await”  Pastor Drutchas

*HYMN No. 95  “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

    Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)

    Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

    Response:

        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)

*DOXOLOGY

    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.  

 *BENEDICTION  Pastor Drutchas

 *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all

     of the candles are extinguished.)

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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.

 

STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

We often try to fix problems with WD-40 and Duct Tape.

God did it with nails.

From the internet

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“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:  Diane Poet (9), Gary Peters (10:30)

Deacon: Kristi Caruso  (10:30)

Ushers:  Pam Badarak, Dave Badarak, Lynn Durisin, Pam Foresta (9),

April Clark, Jane Dykowski, Helene McEachern, Sue Mrowka (10:30)  

 

Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  May 7 – May 14

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

Monday       Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:30 p.m./ Boy Scout Troop 825  

                     7:00 p.m.

Tuesday      ChristNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.   

Thursday    Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m.

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

                     Day/ Cradle Roll/ Muffins for Moms 10:00 a.m.- Flower-Plant Delivery/   

                     Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Book discussion “The Shack” 7:00 p.m.  

 

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. 

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221

Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org/

web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Fourth Easter of Sunday/ May 7, 2017

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Kim Beyar, Harry Clubb, Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Al Gunther, Ollie Hilliker, Jack Jones, Richard Jones, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Sue Kuschel (Vibra, inside Heritage Hospital), Velma McGee, Michelle Mellin, Michael Natzke, Kathy Peters, Shirlen Powell,  Craig Rensel, Keith Rensel, Shirley Robinson, LaVerne Roe, Eleanor Rossi, Glen Sigman, Sally Sigman, Beverly Sitz, Kevin Staffeld, Mary Ann Stampinato (Friend, Daisy Stedman), Paula Strawsine, Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, Dave Walker (Beaumont, Dearborn), Richard Williams, and Shelly Wilson. 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 Fellowship Hall between our morning worship services, sponsored by our Red Hot Purple Angels.

ALTAR FLOWERS wish “Happy, Birthday” to Pastor Cheryl Schalm and honors the grad-uation of Morgan Schalm from Michigan State University, love Mom, Dad & your Siblings!  

HEALTH MINISTRIES – Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is May 8th at 1 PM. We will do some balance exercises and discuss chronic health problems and spirituality. Caregivers Group – Our next meeting is Monday, May 15th, at 730 PM.

Exercise Classes - Zumbahas been cancelled for the month of May.  Check the Morning Tide Calendar for the latest updates on Zumba/ exercise classes.

Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams. 

MUFFINS FOR MOMS CELEBRATION will be Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017.  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 between the worship services, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.  All ladies should mark their planners for this special event.  Anyone interested in assisting should contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm.

THE 2017 EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET, Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  This year’s event will feature a Buffet Style Dinner and a Children’s Dress-up Fashion Show as entertainment. Just like in past years we will be recognizing those who have reached the age of 90 and over and we’ll also have prizes for several other fun and interesting categories.  The cost of a ticket is $5.00, children twelve years and under are free.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK Table in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour or by calling Marjie in the Church Office (313-291-1221).  This year’s event is being sponsored by Dorcas, Women’s and Men’s Fellowships.

ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM PREPARES FOR THIRTEENTH SEASON.  Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  Great fun and fellowship!  Anyone interested    in leading a second team or playing please contact team coordinator, Chris Mink or the church office.  First game is Tuesday, May 9th at 9 p.m. on the back field at Thorn Park, located at King and Telegraph Roads in Brownstown.  The schedule will  be posted soon.

SEWING GUILD -- Sew ‘n Sews -- Please join us for a little sewing and a lot of fellowship at our next meeting on Thursday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a sandwich for lunch, dessert and coffee is provided.  P/S:  No sewing skills required!

ST. PAUL WILL ONCE AGAIN HOST A VENDOR ARCADE at the annual All Church Picnic, Sunday, July 30, 2017.  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: sleonard1985@yahoo.com for more information.

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 7, 2017.  All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June  12th in gown and mortarboard.

SUNDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION LOOKS AT ‘THE SHACK’  A two part

Discussion will take a look at “The Shack,” a popular novel about faith recently made into a movie.  Led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas, the discussion series will meet on Sunday evenings, May 14th and 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parlor.  Books are available through the church office (313-291-1221).  Please RSVP to Pastor Drutchas if you intend to participate.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS:

Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Stella Ludlam (mother-in-law, Ellen Ludlam), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father of Chris Chavez), Grace Torango (mother of Sylvia Matney),and Hubert Williams (father of Tom Williams, Beaumont, Royal Oak).  

YOUTH STOCK FOR SALE.  The Youth will be selling stock to support their upcoming summer mission trip to the Upper Pennsylvania.  To invest in the youth and their mission work, you can purchase a share(s) of stock during our Sunday morning Coffee Hour.  The Youth thank you in advance for your support and look forward to sharing their experiences with you.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SOUGHT

Over the course of the summer children will have the opportunity to learn how to apply God’s word to their daily living.  Through Biblical lessons and activities, the children will explore God’s word and discover for themselves how they are called to apply these lessons to their everyday life.  
In order for the summer Sunday School program to be successful adults are needed to lead the weekly lessons.  The summer Sunday School program will begin on June 18th and conclude on September 10th with Rally Sunday and the Sunday School Open House.  
Due to lower attendance over the summer all children pre-school through fifth grade will meet together in the upstairs’ West Room.  Older youth will meet with Pastor Schalm in the Senior High classroom.  Please consider visiting the Welcome Center on Sunday to select a date to share your faith with the children of St. Paul.  All curriculum, materials and snacks are provided.
JUNE 25TH           “COURAGEOUS DANIEL”  ______________________
JULY 2RD             “ELIJAH AND THE RAVENS”      _________________
JULY 23RD            “ELISHA AND THE WIDOW’S JARS” ____________
JULY 30TH              ******PICNIC SUNDAY******
AUGUST 6TH       “GOD CHOOSES JOSHUA”  _____________________
AUGUST 13TH     “SPIES IN CANAAN”_________________________
AUGUST 20TH       “CROSSING THE JORDAN” ___________________
AUGUST 27TH      “JERICHO” ____________________________    
SEPTEMBER 3RD  “COURAGEOUS DISCIPLES” _________________

 

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.

OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you can now receive  your Church related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”.  Please make sure you add us to your contact list to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements.  If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case. 

LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S “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 is located in the  

narthex, just outside the entrance to the new “Family Room”.  Those who wish to have a leaf 

placed on the tree are encouraged pick your leaf from those available (see sign-up sheet) and      

to complete a blue card available in the pew racks 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.