Sunday November 19, 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-fourth Sunday after Pentecost                                             November 19, 2017

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

Nursery care available


   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

   PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist



 *OPENING HYMN No. 56  “For the Beauty of the Earth” Tracy Hoffman,   

      Hymn Leader 

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Schalm & Congregation

Creator God, we thank you for giving us tools to find you more fully in our lives. We sing, chant, read, meditate, pray, fast, keep silent—and we find you in our worship. We confess that we turn to you when we need more than what life gives us. When we have a hard time coping with life at any age, we then seek your face and your wisdom. Be with us this day. Know our hearts. Listen to our silent prayers. Show us your light. We come seeking you in this worship. Bless us with your presence and your power. We pray through your son, our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen



   SPECIAL MUSIC  “Pretty Paper,”  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist  (9)

   FAMILY OF GOD “Blessing of the Shoe Boxes”  (10:30)  

   CHILDREN’S CHOIR  “Light of the World,”  Sally Sigman, Director (10:30)


*congregation standing

SCRIPTURE READING   Ephesians 2:1-5 & 8-10  Romans 12:3-5  John 1:12-13

     Lector: Rev. Geoffrey G. Drutchas (9), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (9), “Rejoice in the Lord,”    

  Chancel Choir (10:30)

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm

  HYMN No. 467  “Fill the World with Love” 



         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  “Thankful To Be Part Of God’s Family” Pastor Schalm

    LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

 *HYMN No. 494 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”          


  *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. 


 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 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.”



Council:  John Smith (9), Michael Isaacs (10:30)

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)

Acolyte:  Luke Frazier (9), Katelyn Stull (10:30)



Calendar Week  November 19  -- November 26

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Shoe Boxes

                     Are due/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Youth Lunch & Work Day - OCC

                     Warehouse 11:30 a.m.                       

Monday       Caregivers 7:30 p.m./ Matter of Balance 12 Noon/ Exercise 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Cabinet 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday No Exercise/ Enhanced Fitness Class 2:00 p.m./ Handbell Rehearsal 6:00 

                     p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 6:30 p.m / Confirmation Class 7:00/ Worship 7:30 p.m.

Thursday    Happy Thanksgiving!  Office is closed

Friday         Office is closed/ Set up Christmas Trees for Decorating 9:00 a.m.

Saturday     Bring down all decorations for decorating on Sunday 9:00 a.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./ All Church Decorating



 Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 



  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost/ November 19, 2017




 Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Megan Barnosky, Robert Brainard, Miles Church, Justin Collins (son-in-law of Gerri King), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Dorothy Kaczmarek, David King, Carol & Dennis Komathy, Rev. Bill Kren, Jena Mellin, Michelle Mellin, Phyllis Pearson, Esther Perry, Sharon Podpora, Garnett Raymond (daughter, Betty Hagerty), Lil Roscoe, Sandi Rose, Eleanor Rossi, 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. 

PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our 
Fellowship Hall between morning services.

FILL A SHOE BOX CAMPAIGN ENDS.  All shoe boxes must be returned by noon today, 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.    

 2018 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 Financial Secretary, Annette or call the church office at 313.291.1221.    

 THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.                                                   

  ALTAR GUILD has a couple of opportunities for volunteers to maintain (fill) the altar candles weekly and to ensure the paraments (cloth on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.  There are no meetings to attend.  All materials and training are provided at your convenience.  For more information please contact Arlene Felske or Sue Mrowka.

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 6thSeniors 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 21, 22, 27, 29, December 4, 5, and 6thShalom – Chronic

  disease group meeting. Our next meeting is December 11th at 7 PM.  Health/Medical

  supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please

  contact our parish nurse, Kathy Williams, or the office.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  The Building and Grounds Ministry is inviting volunteers to help set-up the St. Paul Christmas Trees in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall on Friday, November 24th at 9:00 am and then again on Saturday, November 25th at 9:00 PM to remove the Christmas decorations from the Bell Tower.   Each event should take no more than one – two hours to complete.  Please call the Church office at 313-291-1221 if you can donate a couple of hours.

SEWING GUILD Sew ‘N Sews monthly meeting will be December 21st 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  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!    

  INVITING ALL LADIES!  Women’s Fellowship, Sew ‘n Sews, and Dorcas Society will

  be celebrating their Annual Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 14th at 12:30 p.m.

  at Toast Family Dining, 22100 West Rd, Woodhaven, 48183 and would like you to join

  them.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Toni Hill.  Please join us!   


President Donald Trump, John DeGroat (friend, Don Gardner), Brandon Felske (Air Force, Grandson, Phill & Arlene Felske), 2nd Lieutenant Tyler Gillespey (Army, Tacoma, Washington, grandson, Murl & Judy Nieman), Jeremy House (Army, nephew, Ennis & Ostrowski families), Ens. Elizabeth Huntoon (Italy, friend, Jackie Jacobs), James Hurst, Ryan Jernigan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), Kevin Johnson & Stephen Johnson (Navy, grandsons, Patricia Olson), PFC Mitchell Kaczmarek (Marines, nephew, Dan & Lisa Childress), Ryan Klimek (son, Troy & Sheila Klimek), Shawn Laque, Jeff Lassa (Air Force Reserve, son, Evelyn Lassa), Kyle Lassa (Korea, son, Evelyn Lassa), Michaela Lassa (Indiana, Air Force Reserve, daughter-in-law of Evelyn Lassa), Brett Lubic, Chuck Lundine (Nebraska), Brian McCleary (Iraq, brother, Michael McCleary), Jaden Maus (Air Force, Netherlands, grand-daughter, Dave & Pam Badarak), Michael Olsen (friend, Richard Williams), CPL Michael Ounanian (Marines, Afghanistan, Grandson, Barb Williams, Volunteer, Fish & Loaves), Dain Runyan (Marines, nephew, Cindy Romas), David Schafer (grandson, late Muriel & late Harold Schafer), Nick Sell (friend, Don Gardner), Sam Smith (nephew, Jeanne & Gene Edwards), Lawrence Stephens (Air Force, New Jersey), Gary Szekely (nephew, Will Tank), Garrett Waggoner (Navy, son, Heidi & David Waggoner), Jason Warner (step-son, Wendy Warner), Christopher Wendt (Navy, Florida, nephew, Cindy Romas), and Brandon Williams (brother, Heather Williams Dykowski).


  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS  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.​ ​ Our

  January planning meeting will be on Thursday, the 25th at 7 PM in the Parlor. Please come

  with ideas for next year’s outings/meetings or give them to Kathy Williams prior to that day.