Sunday May 6, 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
Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 517 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” Tracy Hoffman,
*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
SPECIAL MUSIC Tracy Hoffman, Soloist
SCRIPTURE READING 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17 Lectors: Mark Ennis
*HYMN No. 585 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
HYMN No. 490 “Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SERMON “The Power of Love,” Pastor Drutchas
*HYMN No. 480 “I Love to Tell the Story” (9)
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Jesus, Name Above All Names,” Choir (10:30)
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Unison Confession of Sin (pew card)
Invitation of Christ and 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.
*BENEDICTION/ *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.
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.
“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: Mark Ennis (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30)
Deacon: Allen Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (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 6 – May 13
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Communion/
Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30/ Youth Plant- Flower Sale
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m./TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday ChristNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m./ Softball
Wednesday Exercise 2:00 p.m./Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Visiting Elders 10:30 a.m./ Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Every Daughter
Banquet 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. –- Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Mother’s Day/
Flower & Plant Sale/ Muffins for Moms 10:00 a.m./ Cradle Roll Service
10:30 a.m./ Sunday
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Sixth Sunday of Easter/ May 6, 2018
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our
Fellowship Hall between morning worship services, hosted by our Red Hats Ministry.
ALTAR FLOWERS celebrate the retirement of Barb Smith from your loving husband,
John. Congratulations, Barb!
SIDE VASE wishes Happy 80th Birthday to Glen Sigman, from his loving family.
SIDE VASE wishes a very Happy Birthday to Pastor Schalm.
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.
THE EVERY DAUGHTER BANQUET is on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30
p.m. Our theme this year is the "50's". The evening will begin with a music review of
songs from the 50's will be presented as our entertainment for the evening. A Buffet Style
Dinner will then be served. As is tradition we will be recognizing those who are 90 and
over with a corsage and will also give away several baskets as door prizes as well as
flowers. Cost of the ticket is $5.00, children 12 and under free. All tickets must be
purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased thru
Sunday May 6th at the Kiosk Table in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour or by calling
the church office at 313-291-1221. This event is being hosted by Dorcas Society,
Women's and Men's Fellowship.
ST. PAUL CO-ED SOFTBALL TEAM PREPARES FOR FOURTEENTH SEASON.
Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Great fun and fellowship!
Anyone interested in playing or leading a second team please contact team coordinator,
Chris (Mink) Rogers or the church office (313.291.1221). First game is Tuesday, May
8th on the fields at Thorn Park located at Telegraph and King Roads in Brownstown.
The schedule to follow.
MUFFINS FOR MOM CELEBRATION is Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018. 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 should mark their
planners for this special event. Anyone interested in assisting should contact Pastor Cheryl
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!
SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND THE TIME TO PLANT is quickly approaching. The youth are selling flats of flowers, planters, hanging baskets and vegetable plants. Flowers and plants can be pre ordered and will be delivered to the church on Sunday, May 20th. The youth will carry and load them into your vehicle. NO extra flowers/ plants will be available for sale the day of pick-up. All flowers sold will be through pre-order only. An order form can be obtained at the KIOSK table during Sunday coffee hour, by calling the church office at (313) 291-1221, at the Christian Education Welcome Center, or on our web page. Completed forms can be turned in at the KIOSK table on Sunday, the Church Office or by contacting Pastor Cheryl Schalm. Payment is required when order forms are turned in. The Youth are also hosting a Bake Sale and collecting all unwanted cans & bottles. Please bring them to the Church on May 20th. All profit from the event goes to fund the Annual Youth Mission Trip. Any questions, please contact Pastor Schalm.
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 May 14th at 1 PM. 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
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 & 7th. We have been trying for quite a few years to change the weekend from 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 at email@example.com
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.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Ryan Block, Lilliana Brewer (great-granddaughter, Barb Brewer), Betty Caufield, Justin Collins (son-in-law, Gerri King), Shirley Drobil, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Danielle Gardner, Barb Gish, Bob Greff (son-in-law, Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Kyle Hard, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Henrietta Hinzman, Randy Jensen (Beaumont, Dearborn), 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, Eric Poet, Joan Rensel, Bob Robinson, Eleanor Rossi, Beverly Sitz, Sue Spears, Kevin Staffeld, Brenda Tank, Loralee Wilson (Beaumont, Shouthshore), Carol Wioncek, 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.
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 Wednes-day, June 6, 2018. All graduates are invited to participate in Sunday morning worship on June 10th in gown and mortarboard.
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.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR will gather after the 10:30 service to practice our songs. All
children up to and including 6th grade are invited to join.If you have any questions or
concerns, please contact Children’s Choir Director, Sally Sigman.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS
Michael Bailey (father, Christie Smart), Robert Brainard (father, Ed Brainard), Jan Filpus (mother, Julia-Joy Miller), Bruce Gaither (father, Rebecca Warren), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law, Lori Kuhn), Stella Ludlam (mother-in-law, Ellen Ludlam), Laura O’Neil (mother, Shawn Block), Bill Pinage (father, Brenda Buzo), Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), and Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez).