Sunday November 13, 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


Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost                                                  November 13, 2016

Stewardship Sunday

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

Nursery care available


  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist



*OPENING HYMN No. 285  “How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely,”  Mark Ennis,                       

        Hymn Leader    

*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

    God and Father of us all, we come into this hour of worship in humility and praise,

    seeking your grace and forgiveness as we meet in holy fellowship.  Let your Holy 

    Spirit be with us, and keep us mindful of your healing and strengthening power.  

    Forgive our short-sightedness and lack of faith.  Open our lives to the spirit of our  

    Lord Jesus Christ, and fill us with your spiritual gifts for the doing of your will. 

    In Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.



   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Mark Ennis, Soloist (9),  “Standing On the Promises,”   

   Chancel Choir (10:30)

   SCRIPTURE READING  1 Timothy 6:6-12, Mark 12:42-42; 17-19  Lectors:  Cheryl 

   Schalm  (9), Joshua Miller (10:30) 


    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!    


*Congregation standing



   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

 *HYMN No. 658  “Restless Weaver”  



     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  “Our Faithful Best,”  Pastor Drutchas  

    LORD’S PRAYER  (debts/ debtors)   

 *CLOSING HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”    


  *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. 



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.




Acts 20:35:  Apostle Paul says, “I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way we must help the weak remembering the words that Lord Jesus himself said, “there is more happiness in giving than in receiving.””

As good Christian stewards, we should plan our giving and be purposeful about supporting good work.  Our giving should always be directly connected to supporting ministry and serving the Lord.  Stewardship giving should be from the heart.




Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

November 13, 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.”



Council:  John Smith (9), Julius Enesey (10:30)

Acolyte:  Luke Frazier (10:30)


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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Logan Allen Miller, born Friday, November  

 4, 2016 to Kaitlyn Maus & Chris Miller. Grandmother is Jennifer Smith.  Grandparents are  

 Pam & Dave Badarak.  Great-great grandmother is Edna Badarak.


  PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in Fellowship  

  Hall between our morning worship services, hosted by the St. Paul Youth Fellowship.


  2017 GIVING ENVELOPES are now available for pickup in the Narthex (rear) of the   

  church.  Please ask one of the ushers to assist you in locating your box.  If for some reason

  you do not find a box with your name on it speak with Annette or call the church office at





Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: David Cowper, June Dolan, Arlene Felske, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Barbara Gish, Pat Herkimer, Ollie Hilliker, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Bill McGahey, Velma McGee, Sylvia Matney, Zachary Miller, Michael Natzke (Wyandotte Hospital), Shirlen Powell, Glen Sigman, Janet Staffeld, Peggy Staten, Ricky Staten, Linda Tank, Lisa Wild, and Diana Wickline. 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.


REDUCING THE RISK TRAINING SCHEDULED St. Paul Child Protection Policy requires that all adults 18 years of age or older, who work with children more than 7 hours a year, complete the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class and fill out a formal Criminal Background Check, every two years.  During the class, you will learn the specifics of the St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle situations as they arise.  There is a class today after the 10:30 a.m. service in the Parlor.   


RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  – Tuesday, December 6th,  is our Christmas dinner party at Savannah’s at 2156 W. Jefferson, Trenton.  The cost is $26 for dinner.  The menu choiceswill be posted on the RHPA Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall no later than November 7th.  The sign-up sheet is posted there now.  Sally Sigman is the contact for this event.  All money is due to Sally by November 28th.  If you would like to carpool from St. Paul, please let Sally know.  Carpooling will depart at 6:00 p.m. sharp!  We will meet at Savannah’s at 6:30; dinner is a 7:00 p.m.  Bring a gift for your Secret Pal.  This time sign your so your pal knows who you are.  If you do not have a Secret Pal bring a gift valued $10-15 to exchange.  You do not have to have a Secret Pal to participate in the celebration.  If you are unable to attend but would like a Secret Pal for next, please let Sally know. Our January planning meeting is Thursday the 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor.  Please come with ideas for next year’s outing/ meetings or give them to Kathy by the 25th.


ST. PAUL SR. TRUSTEE JULIUS ENESEY is looking to fill two Council positions for the coming year.  The position of 2nd Vice President and Deacon are still in need of a dedicated person to answer the call. A job description is available in the church office.  If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Julius Enesey or the church office (313-291-1221). 


TREE OF FAITH UPDATE.  The leaves are at the engraver’s.  They are not expected to be completed until after the first of the year. 




Calendar Week   November 13 – November 20

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

                     Stewardship Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Pageant Rehearsal 11:30   

                     a.m./ Reducing the Risk Workshop 11:30 a.m.                   

Monday       Matter of Balance 12:45 p.m./ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m./ Boy Scout

                     Troop 825 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 6:00 p.m./ Cabinet 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m.

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

                     Member Welcome (9)/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Pageant Rehearsal 11:30 

                     a.m./ Youth Lunch & OCC Workshop 11:30 a.m.                  



  will find an order form in your Morning Tide.  You can also get an order form at the Kiosk  

  during Coffee Hour between morning worship services. All proceeds help to offset the cost

  of programs and materials.  If you need more information, please contact Girl Scout Troop  

  leaders, Jennifer Berringer or Michelle Matney.  Pie orders can be dropped off in the 

  church office.


  FILL A SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN HAS BEGUN Sunday School children and members

  of the congregations have an 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 by  

  Samaritan’s Purse (a Christian, non-profit organization) to children through-out the world.   

  All shoe boxes need to be returned by Sunday, November 20th.  They will be delivered to  

  the Dearborn collection center where they will then be loaded onto semi-trucks for  

  distribution.  For a shoe box or more information, please contact Pastor Schalm.


  CHIRISTIAN EDUCATION is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program  

  on Sunday, December 4th, 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 all through the month of November, or you can call  

  or email Debbie Case. (734-941-1228 or  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, November 20th.  I will need to know total numbers at each table by Nov. 29.   

  The table arrangement in the hall is based on the order that you sign your group up by.   

  Because I will be out of town a lot you will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then  

  I can email the hostess papers to you.





Barbara Ash (friend of Lori Kuhn), Sandy Bolotta (step-mother ofOlivia Drapeau),Andrew Burnell (nephew of Evelyn Lassa), Lois Carter (friend of Lori Kuhn), Elaine Collins (relative of Arlene & Phill Felske), Nick Collins (grandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Shirley Darga(friend of Daisy Stedman),Patty Wolfe (daughter of Esther Perry), Gregory Drewno (friend of Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Norma Duddy (friend of Doreen Thompson), Gabriella Gomez (niece of Darlene Babin), Paola Hillebrand (friend of Wendy Warner), Shannon Henry (friend of Melissa Winter), Irene Jacobs (aunt of Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Laura Kelly (friend of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Jaxson Klingbeil (great-nephew of Richard & Cindy Yuenger), Matthew Kozlaski (grandson of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Joanne LaFleur (daughter of Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter of Barb Siemers) Pamela Lietz (friend of Michael Natzke), Charles Linne (brother of Lil Roscoe), Ardith Long (friend of the Schalm family),Carson Maloney (grandson of friend of Wendy Warner), Chance Patrick (relative of Cleora Pattenaude), Rod Pemberton (neighbor of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Steve Rieley (relative of Darlene Babin), Judy Robin (aunt of Lucinda Chavez), Jackie Robinson (sister of Pam Badarak), Ernest Rossi (brother of Al Rossi), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter of April & Steve Clark), Kyle Siemers (grandson of Barb Siemers), Joan Slusher (sister of Doris Hilliker), Kirt Small (brother of Chris Chavez), Joyce Smith (sister of Harry Thompson), Aaron St. Louis (nephew of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Cameron Stroupe (great-grandson of Tom & Linda Tank), Carissa Stroupe (grand-daughter of Tom & Linda Tank), Betsey Sullivan (daughter-in-law of Barbara Sullivan), Veronica Sullivan (friend of the Herkimer family), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson of Helene McEachern), Paul Tetreau (nephew of Kathy & Gary Peters), Anna Thompson (mother of Lucinda Chavez), Sally Waugh (sister of Peggy Staten), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter of Cheryl Stewart).


MARK YOUR PLANNERS for our Annual Scrapbook Crop on Saturday, February 4th, from 9 AM- 7 PM.  The cost is $40.  This includes your cropping space, three meals, as well as snacks and beverages all day.  There will be venders, make and takes, demos, and raffles.  Even if you do not want to scrapbook, there will be something for everyone as you shop with our venders.  If you are a vender, or know of a vender, that might be interested, please let me know.  We will  need raffle and door prizes, as well as people to help that day.  This is a big fundraiser for BOF and the Christian Education Ministries.  Please contact Debbie Case at 734-941-1228 or email if you want more information.



STUDENTS  Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2016” High 

School Graduate address and location information.  In addition, we would like your photo

to be included on our “YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board.  Please 

forward all information and pictures to Pastor Schalm.


HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes – Exercise is important to our health. We  

are doing Zumbato a DVD at 4 PM on Mondays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.  Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship!  Zumba can be done at your own pace and modified to your ability.  We will not meet November 7th & 14th. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. All are welcome.  Our November meeting is Monday the 21st (3rd Monday) at 3:00 p.m.  We will be hosting a nutritionist from Beaumont who will speak at the Nov 21st meeting. Matter of Balance – The classes on Monday’s (12:45-2:45) are going well and will continue through December 5th.  There are about 14 participants.  It’s a pleasure to provide this class at St. Paul to decrease falling and promote better balance.  The Flu Clinic-- held on October 13th was well received.  16 persons received a flu vaccine.  I would like to see an increase in participants next year.  Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please contact Kathy Williams.  Blood Drive – is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 6:45 p.m.  Please mark your calendar for this event.  There need to be 59 days between donations.  Please schedule an appointment by contacting Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams (313-291-1221) or complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and place it in an offering plate.  You can also make appointments by visiting  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.  ID’ and passwords are case sensitive.  You can also download to your phone or print out a Rapid Pass the day of the drive before you come to donate.  You can read the educational materials and complete the health history online to save 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. 


SANTA’S MAGIC FOREST, Heritage Park Activity Building, 12111 Pardee Rd., Taylor is hosted by Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, will open every weekend November 26th through December 22nd.  Opening day, November 26th, Santa arrives at 3:00 p.m. in a welcoming parade and is on hand every day to welcome children of all ages who come to visit.  Hours are Fridays:  5:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays:  1:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sundays: 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.  General Admission $3.00, children 3 & Under free.  Picture with Santa $8.00.  All proceeds benefit Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry who assist many families struggling with hunger and food insecurity.  Our congregation will be designation a “St. Paul Day” providing all volunteers for an afternoon and evening.  All volunteer stints are two hours.  To volunteer please complete a Make-A-Wish care (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or contact the church office (313-291-1221).   


  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  

  “” 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.


   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.