Sunday November 5, 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-second Sunday after Pentecost                                               November 5, 2017

Totenfest/ Memorial Sunday

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

Nursery Care Available

As the prelude begins, members of the congregation mourning a loved one who is

being memorialized today are invited to light a remembrance candle on

the altar.  Please speak with an usher if further assistance is needed.


  SILENT PRAYER  (Silent reverence is invited)


*CALL TO WORSHIP/ INVOCATION  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas & Congregation

    Pastor:  As we begin our time of worship and praise, let us look for inspiration and

    hope in the words of God spoken to us as divine promise.

    Congregation:  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.

    I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious hand.

    Pastor:  I am the resurrection and the life:  all who believe in me, though they die,

    yet shall live.

    Congregation:  And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.

    Pastor:  Holy God, bless us this day that we might be your servants from here

    to eternity.  Amen.

*OPENING HYMN No. 215 “Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain,” Tracy Hoffman,  

   Hymn Leader


    CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  Marjie Barnard & Barbara Schultz, Duet (9), “All 

    Things Bright and Beautiful,” Chancel Choir (10:30)           

  SCRIPTURE READING  Matthew 12:23-31, Psalm 90:1-10, 12 Lector: Fred   

MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

  HYMN No. 566  Be Still, My Soul” 


  SERMON  “Remembering the Saints,”  Pastor Drutchas

  HYMN No. 565  “If You Will Trust in God to Guide You”  


     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

      “Blessed Quietness” *  “Come, You Disconsolate” * “There Is a Balm in Gilead” 

“Because He Lives” *  “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”

    Prayer of Thanksgiving     


      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.


      Unison Reading with Memorial Acclamations (see insert)

      Time of Remembrance/ Tolling of the Bell 

  LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

 *CLOSING HYMN No. 637  “For All the Saints”  

 *BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the

    service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)



RESTROOMS AND CHANGINGROOM 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 alert the Ushers if you need assistance.        

hymnals and orders of                                                                      service are available. Tune listening devices to channel 105.5 FM. 

should be turned off or set to vibrate. 

Anyone 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.”



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

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

Acolyte:  Andrew Caruso (9), Emily Pedersen (10:30)

Ushers:  Pam Badarak, Dave Badarak, Crystal Poet, Diane Poet (9), 

Arlene Felske, Sue Mrowka, Joan Smarr, Jeannette Wackro (10:30)



Calendar Week  November 5  -- November 12

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

                     Communion/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./                        

Monday       Matter of Balance 12 Noon/ Exercise-Enhanced Fitness 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 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    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Dorcas 7:00 p.m./

                     Thirsty Thursdays 7:30 p.m.

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

                     ship Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m.



Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost/ November 5, 2017



 Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Debbie Hamilton, Dorothy Kaczmarek, David King, Carol & Dennis Komathy, Rev. Bill Kren, Richard Parks, 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.


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


   ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Alma Irene Vernor Drutchas born

   Friday, October 27, 2017 to Elizabeth & Griffin Drutchas.  St. Paul Grandparents are

   Eileen Vernor & Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas.  Sibling is Naaman.



   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. 


   LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Oscar Cady, family & friends on the passing  

   of Nancy Cady.  Nancy passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

   Tentative visitation is Sunday at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.  Funeral is

   tentatively Monday morning at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor.


  DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Tricia & Jim Nault on the passing of Tricia’s brother, 

   James, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.


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

  are doing enhanced fitness at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays November 6, 8, 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 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 7, 8, 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.  

  We will have 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.


   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, November

   12th 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.

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  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.


Michael Bailey (father, Christie Smart),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), Bill Pinage (father, Brenda Buzo), Sheryl Schwab (mother, Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father, Chris Chavez), Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez), and Grace Torango (mother, Sylvia Matney).  


  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.​ Payment is due ASAP to ​Kathy​ ​Williams.​

  ​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..​ ​


CABINET CONSIDERS NEED FOR HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR At its September meeting the St. Paul Cabinet discussed the need for a church-wide Hospitality Coordinator to provide leadership for our Sunday Morning coffee hours. A description of the volunteer position has since been prepared: “The Hospitality Coordinator would be responsible for making sure a team of volunteers are assigned for Sunday morning Fellowship and Coffee Hours. They could be from one of our St. Paul groups or individuals who may not belong to any of these church groups but who wish to help and share their time and talents. The teams or groups of volunteers recruited or lined up by the Hospitality Coordinator would be responsible for ordering donuts, making coffee and tea, setting up either the West Room or Fellowship Hall, and cleaning up afterwards. If you are interested in volunteering for the Hospitality Coordinator role, please complete a Make-A-Wish card that can be found in the pew racks or notify the church office (313-291-1221).