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)
PRELUDE/ RINGING OF CHURCH BELL Sally Sigman, Organist
*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,
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE / ANNOUNCEMENTS
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”
OFFERTORY INVITATION and ANTHEM/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SERMON “Remembering the Saints,” Pastor Drutchas
HYMN No. 565 “If You Will Trust in God to Guide You”
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
“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.
THE MEMORIAL SERVICE
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.
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: 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.”
ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY
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)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
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.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost/ November 5, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
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.
HOLY COMMUNION IS OFFERED 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 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.
LOVE AND 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 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 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.
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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS
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).