Sunday November 12, 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. Tracy Hoffman - Director of Music
Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist
Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost November 12, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery care available
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 613 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus,” Tracy Hoffman,
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Oh Lord, giver of life and a source of our freedom, we are reminded that Yours is
the earth in its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it. We know that it is
from Your hand that we have received all we have and are and will be. Gracious
and loving God, we understand that You call us to be the stewards of Your
abundance, the caretakers of all You have entrusted to us. Help us always to use
Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously. May our faithful worship
and stewardship bear witness to the love of Christ in our lives. We pray this with
grateful hearts in Jesus’ name. Amen.
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Theme From Surprise Symphony,” Hand Bell Choir
A SPECIAL WORD The Second Great Commission
CHIME RESPONSE “Simple Gifts”
SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 8:1-12, Luke 6:38, 43-49
Lector: Lois Rice
HYMN No. 537 “My Hope Is Built”
MORNING PRAYER/ MEMORIAL PRAYER (Nancy Lou Cady)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and
all these things shall be added unto you. Allelu, alleluia!
OFFERTORY INVITATION and ANTHEM/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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.
SERMON “Wake-Up Call,” Pastor Drutchas
HYMN No. 274 “I Love Your Church, O God”
SPECIAL COLLECTION “The Way of Jesus,” Commitment Cards
LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)
*CLOSING HYMN No. 562 Because He Lives”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and
until all of the candles are extinguished.)
RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available in the East Lobby which can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our new 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 member-
ship 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: John Smith (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30)
Deacon: Al Gunther (9), Dee Salsbury (10:30)
Acolyte: Meredith Stull (9), Carlee Robbins (10:30)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week November 12 -- November 19
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Stewardship Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./
Monday Kidney Health Speaker 7:00 p.m./ Matter of Balance 12 Noon/ No exercise
Tuesday ChristNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./
Council 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday No Exercise/ Enhanced Fitness Class 2:00 p.m./ Handbell Rehearsal 6:00
p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation Class 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Red Hat Outing – Russian Tea Room
10:45 a.m. carpool/ Thirsty Thursdays 7:30 p.m.
Friday Fish & Loaves Benefit Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Sunday
School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Work Day
OCC Warehouse 11:45 a.m./ Shoe boxes are due
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost/ November 12, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Megan Barnosky, Miles Church, Justin Collins (son-in-law of Gerri King), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Dorothy Kaczmarek, David King, Carol & Dennis Komathy, Rev. Bill Kren, Phyllis Pearson, Esther Perry, Sharon Podpora, Shirlen Powell, Garnett Raymond (daughter, Betty Hagerty), Lil Roscoe, Sandi Rose, Eleanor Rossi, Ann Saadah, Kevin Staffeld, Mary Lou Staffeld, and Irene Stoner. 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.
ALTAR FLOWERS are in loving memory of Wally Stanek from his wife, Louise.
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our
Fellowship Hall between morning services.
LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Tricia & Jim Nault & the Ennis Family on the passing of Tricia’s father, James Todt, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
2018 YEAR BUDGET PLANNING The St. Paul budget process for 2018 has begun.
The Budget and Finance Ministry will continue working to develop a new budget for
next year. There will be an open meeting in the West Room on Sunday immediately
following the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services. Church members are invited to attend after
either service to provide input or ask questions regarding our budget. If you have any
questions regarding our budget development process, please contact Council President
Fred Miller, Treasurer Gary Peters or complete a “Make-a-Wish” card and drop it in an
offering plate. The new proposed budget will be presented to the congregation at the
Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 14, 2018 for final approval.
SEWING GUILD Sew ‘N Sews monthly meeting will be November 16 at 10 a.m. Bring a sandwich, coffee & dessert is provided. No sewing experience is required, join us for fellowship and Food For Thought!
Christian Education will be sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 6:45-8:45 PM. This is where one woman hosts a table and asks about 7 other ladies to join her for an advent program, fellowship and dessert. There will be a sign-up sheet during coffee hour through October and November, or you can email Debbie Case firstname.lastname@example.org) It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information. There will be another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Nov. 19th. I will need to know total numbers at each table by Nov. 26. The table arrangement is based on the order that you sign your group up by. I will be unavailable a lot in October, so sign up by emailing me then I can email hostess info to you.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR will gather in the West Room after the 10:30 a.m. service. to
practice our songs. All children up to and including 6th grade are invited to join. All
interested children should gather in the West Room at 11:30 a.m. If you have any
questions or concerns, please contact Children’s Choir Director, Sally Sigman. Looking
forward to seeing you in children’s choir!
FILL A SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN. Christian Education kicked off their Operation
Christmas Child shoe box ministry October 29th. Sunday School children and the
congregation have the opportunity to take a simple shoe box, decorate it, and fill it with
small gifts for children in need. The gift-filled shoe boxes will then be distributed to
Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian, non-profit organization) to children in need through-out
the world. All shoe boxes need to be returned no later than Sunday, November 19th.
All shoe boxes will be delivered to the Dearborn collection center where they will then be
loaded onto semi-trucks for distribution. For more information, contact Pastor Schalm.
COFFEE HOUR DRINK SPILLS HAVE BECOME A CONCERN. Please help us
avoid drink spills. Lids are provided during our Coffee Hour for your beverages if you
would like to leave the hall with your drink. We have noticed many areas in the building
where beverages were spilled. We would like to keep our building looking nice as we can.
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank You, St. Paul Building & Grounds Ministry.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We
are doing enhanced fitness at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays November 20, 27,
and 29th in the West Room. Can be done standing or sitting. Free will love offering is
invited to offset costs ($3.00 each session is suggested). All are welcome. A Matter of
Balance - class continues on Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. through November 20th. Contact
Kathy Williams or LaShawn at 800.482.1455 if you are interested or have any questions.
Medicare Insurance Change Time until December 6th. Seniors and disabled persons
have an opportunity to change both the Medicare insurance supplemental plan including
their Part D –Prescription coverage. Medicare Part A & B coverage and enrollment dates
for Part D assistance are posted on the Healthy Ministries Bulletin Board in Fellowship
Hall. Now is the time to look at your supplemental coverage and decide if it’s time to
change to a different company. Senior Alliance has counselors available to: address all your
Medicare questions; assist you to find and enroll in the best Part D coverage for your; assist
you in applying for Medicare Savings and Extra Help Programs for Medicare Part D. Bring
your Medicare card and a list of all your prescriptions. The dates of enrollment events in
the community are: November 14, 17, 21, 22, 27, 29, December 4, 5, and 6th.
Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is November 13th at 7 PM.
Cynthia Nichole-Jackson, R.N. from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. The
topic is “Kidney Health: Prevention and Care.” Many of us know a loved one who has
kidney problems or want to know how to keep our kidneys healthy. Please plan to attend
and bring a friend or family member. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need
medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact our parish nurse, Kathy
Williams, or the office.
THE OFFICE IS COLLECTING NAMES & ADDRESSES of soldiers currently
deployed overseas for a “Soldiers Around the World” outreach program. Church
member, Betty Caufield, volunteers for this important project which sends food and care
packages to men and women in our Armed Services who are defending our nation and
upholding peace abroad. Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks)
with the name and address of an overseas soldier you know who can benefit from this
AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available.
Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, select the “Our Worship
Together” tab, then the Worship Services (Audio)” tab. Directions are given on the
Service page. Services are also available on the Mobile application as well. If you have
any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:
Mary Fairemont (sister, Richard Wagner), Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith),
Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Lyn Haas
(cousin, Dawn Vachereese),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Paola Hillebrand (friend,
Wendy Warner), Tamsey Hoffman (friend, Sue Mrowka), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney),
Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson),
Richard Jones, Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene
McEachern), Annette Lauseng (friend, Cindy Romas), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter, Barb
Siemers) Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEarchern, Kim
McEachern (daughter-in-law, Helene & Neil McEarchern), Nicki Pappas (neighbor, Velma
McGee), Robert Rider (brother, Virginia Butzlaff), Brian Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Judy
Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Cookie Robinson (sister of Bob Robinson),Richard Sherman
(brother, Anne Blanchard), Tammy Sherman (sister, Anne Blanchard), Trudy Clark-Schiller
(daughter, April & Steve Clark), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten),Joyce
Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry Thompson), Aaron St. Louis (nephew, Marjie &
Charlie Barnard), Nicholas Surre (greatgrandson, Helene McEachern), and Victoria Whitcher
(daughter, Cheryl Stewart).
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS November 16- Thursday – Russian Tea Room, [The
Royal Eagle], 18745 Old Homestead, Harper Woods. MI 48225 (313.521.1894) Tea served
12 noon. Cost is $26 per person including tip. Please note: skirts must be below the knee or
dress slacks. We will carpool leaving St. Paul at 10:45 a.m. December 5 - Tuesday–
Christmas Party at 6:30 PM at Savannah’s, 2156 W. Jefferson, Trenton. Price is $28. The
menu choices will be posted on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall. The sign-up
sheet is posted now. Sally is the contact. Please pay her by November 16th. If you are
interested in carpooling, let Sally know. Carpooling departs St. Paul at 6:00 p.m. sharp.
Meet at Savannah’s at 6:30, dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Bring a gift if you have a Secret Pal. This
time sign your name so that your Secret Pal finally knows who you are. If you do not have a
Secret Pal, please bring a wrapped gift ($ 10-15) to exchange. You do not need to have a
Secret Pal to participate in the celebration. If you are unable to attend but would like a Secret
Pal for next year, please let Sally know.