Sunday October 1, 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
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 1, 2017
World Communion Sunday
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 Pastor Cheryl Schalm
*OPENING HYMN No. 22 “All Creatures of Our God and King,” (vs. 1, 2, 4)
Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader
*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION Pastor Schalm & Congregation
Leader: Today we are invited to a joyful feast, hosted by Jesus Christ.
Congregation: All who thirst will find a fountain of grace here.
Leader: All who are lost will find safety here.
Congregation: All who are lonely will find a friend here.
Leader: All who are broken will find healing here.
Congregation: All who have been wandering will find a home here.
Leader: For this is a heavenly banquet and all are welcome here!
All: Let us worship God! Amen.
*CONGREGATONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME/ PASSSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
MISSION MOMENT Kim Martinez, ChristNet Coordinator
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “Take My Life and Let it Be,” Chancel Choir
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
LORDS PRAYER (debts/debtors)
*HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World”
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY / *DEDICATION OF GIFTS
SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 19:13-15 & Matthew 20:1-16 Lectors: Kathy
Williams (9), Jane Dykowski (10:30)
*HYMN No. 687 “In Christ There Is No East or West”
SERMON “God’s Table,” Pastor Schalm
*HYMN No. 356 “We, Your People, God, Confessing,” (vs. 1, 3, 4)
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Unison Confession of Sin (Pew card)
Invitation of Christ
Acknowledging the Sacrifice
Envisioning the Blessing - The Table Will be Wide (Jan L. Richardson)
Prayer of Consecration
One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many throughout the Earth, we are one body in this one lord.
Distribution of the Elements
Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving
We give thanks to thee, almighty God, that thou hast refreshed us with this memorial of thy love, and hast granted to us the presence of thy Son, even Jesus Christ our Lord: and we beseech thee to strengthen our faith in thee and to increase our love toward one another; through Him who is our redeemer. Amen
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.
*POSTLUDE (Please remain seated in your pews as the services
closes until all candles are extinguished.)
RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available in the East Lobby which
can be reached through the side door at the east front of the sanctuary. 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.
“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: Diane Poet (9), Beverley Gunther (10:30)
Deacon: Dee Salsbury (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)
Ushers: Church Council Members
Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.
Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week October 1 -- October 8
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Communion
Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Youth Outing 11:30
Monday Matter of Balance 12 Noon/ Exercise-Enhanced Fitness 2:00 p.m./
Tuesday Bible Study 10:00 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./ Thirsty Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Case –
Giancecchi Family Baptism 10:30 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/ October 1, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Marjie Barnard, Megan Barnosky, Nancy Cady (Southshore Beaumont), Mary Fairemont (sister, Richard Wagner), Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Debbie Hamilton, Ruth Kenosian, David King, Rev. Bill Kren, Ilene Krogman (Applewood, Woodhaven), Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joe Mayfield, Shirlen Powell, Eleanor Rossi, David Schmoekel, Dennis Schmoekel, Beverly Sitz, Kevin Staffeld, Mary Lou Staffeld, David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten), and Carol Wioncek. 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.
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.
NEW MEMBERS WILL BE WELCOMED Sunday, October 22, 2017 (date change). Those interested in joining St. Paul United Church of Christ are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas at the church office (313.291.1221) or complete a Make-A-wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or give it to any Usher.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR will begin today after the 10:30 a.m. service. We will gather in
the West Room 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!
A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’to Julius Enesey, Fred Miller and Dan Case for painting
the white trim around our building’s Exterior Doors. They really look great when you
walk up to the Church now. St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2017” High School graduate addresses. In addition, we would like your picture to include on our “YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board. Please forward all information and pictures to Pastor Cheryl Schalm.
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 all through October and November, or you can email Debbie Case email@example.com) 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 in the hall is based on the order that you sign your group up by. Because I will be out of town a lot in October, you will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.
Mark your calendars for our Annual Scrapbook Crop on Sat. Feb. 3, 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, and they might be interested, please let me know. We will be needing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
ST. PAUL HOSTS SPAGHETTI DINNER Friday, November 3, 2017 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Please share the word with family and friends and invite them to come. Cost is Adults: $10.00, Children (12-4 years) $6.00,
3 and under eat free. Watch this space for more information.
PASTOR’S SERMONS are in the Narthex for those who were not worshipping with us last week.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We
are doing enhanced fitness at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays in the West Room
beginning October 2nd. Can be done standing or sitting. Free will love offering is invited to
offset costs ($3.00 - 5.00 suggested). Need 10-15 persons to hold the class. A Matter of
Balance - The next 8-week session class for those having problems with balance or fear of
falling is scheduled to begin Monday, October 2 at 12:00-2:00 p.m. The last session was
well received. Please make out a make a wish card, contact the office or Kathy Williams if
you are interested or have questions. You need to register prior to class with Kathy at church
or LaShawn at 800.482.1455. Flyers are available in the West Lobby or see the attachment.
Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting is November 13th at 7 PM.
Check the Morning Tide for additional information regarding topics and/or speakers.
Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheel-
chairs, please contact our parish nurse, Kathy Williams, or the office.
THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE CHURCH TOUR Wednesday, October 25th. Five
historic Detroit churches are on the itinerary. The tour will depart at 8:15 a.m. and return
no later than 5:00 p.m. Stops will include three Roman Catholic churches, including St.
Francis of Assisi and St. Leo’s Church. You may want to bring a pair of binoculars to
better see some of the stained-glass windows. We will be stopping for lunch at Nemo’s
Restaurant in Corktown, near the former site of Tiger’s Stadium. Nemo’s allows
individual checks but does not take credit cards. The cost of the tour is $25—not including
lunch. You are encouraged to sign up for the tour as soon as possible to assure a seat. For
more information, contact the church office (313-291-1221).
‘GRAND INQUISITOR’ BOOK DISCUSSION It’s a very short book with a big punch.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “The Grand Inquisitor,” is a novel within a novel. It will be the
focus of a Sunday evening book discussion on October 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Ever since
publication, “The Grand Inquisitor” has been read as a stand-alone work of art. The
provocative story-line speculates on what Jesus might have said and done if he had
returned to earth in the middle of the Spanish Inquisition of the 1500s only to be
confronted by the Grand Inquisitor. The story and its message is as relevant in 2017 as it
was when Dostoyevsky first wrote it more than a hundred years ago. The book discussion
will meet in the church parlor. Copies of “The Grand Inquisitor” will be available for pick-
up in the church office two weeks in advance. There is no charge for the “book” but
donations to the church office are always welcomed. To reserve your copy, contact the
church office (313-291-1221) or complete a Make-A-Wish Card found in the pew racks
and add it to the morning offering plate.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS
Michael Bailey (father, Christie Smart),Jan Filpus (mother, Julia-Joy Miller), 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).
OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING will be received any Sunday throughout the
month of October. This offering is one of our United Church of Christ Special Mission
Offerings that assists our American Indian Ministries and supports education, justice, peace,
and the rights of the poor and needy. Information about the NIN Offering and an envelope
was included in the October Tidings. You will also find NIN envelopes in the pew racks.
On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul … please give generously. Thank you.
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).
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS October 26 – Thursday ,- Halloween Bunco – 6:30 p.m.,
West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy you don’t need to know how to play. Wear a costume
or Halloween shirt. Potluck dinner, please bring a dish to pass. November 16- Thursday –
Russian Tea Room, [The Royal Eagle], 18745 Old Homestead, Harper Woods. MI 48225 -
313.521.1894 Tea served between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Approximately $22 per person. Kathy
Williams is the contact. Check the bulletin board for more info. There is a sign-up sheet on
the RHPA Bulletin Board for the events. Kathy Williams is the contact.