Sunday October 14, 2018
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-first Sunday after Pentecost October 14, 2018
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)/ PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL CALL WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF
SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 136 “Christians All Your Lord is Coming,” (Verses 1-3)
Tracy Hoffman, Hymn Leader
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
O God, we gather in this sacred space to rediscover our faith and to seek healing
and renewal. Bless us with your loving presence and strengthen us in body and
spirit that we might have all the stamina we need to be your devoted servants in
the world. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME/ PASSING OF THE PEACE
MISSION MOMENT Our ChristNet Host Week
HYMN No. 537 “My Hope Is Built” (Verses 1-2)
HOMILY “Jesus’ Healing Hand,” Pastor Drutchas
HYMN No. 480 “I Love to Tell the Story”
SCRIPTURE Luke 5: 17-26 - Jesus Forgives -Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas
OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY/ *DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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.
SCRIPTURE Luke 6:6-11– Always Time for Wholeness – Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas
HYMN No. 628 “Precious Lord Take My Hand”
SCRIPTURE Luke 6:17-23 – Blessed Are Those Who Now Weep - Sandy Ennis, Jeannette Wackro
MORNING PRAYER/ MEMORIAL PRAYER (Ilene Krogman)
CHIMES “There is a Balm in Gilead”
SCRIPTURE Luke 7:1-10 – Trust Jesus - Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas
*HYMN No. 579 “Standing in the Need of Prayer” (Verses 1-2)
SCRIPTURE Luke 8:1-3 – Many Have Been Healed - Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas
SOLO “He Touched Me”
SCRIPTURE Luke 8:26-33 – He Defeats Demons - Sandy Ennis, Jeannette Wackro
HYMN No. 504 “Heal Me, Hands of Jesus”
SCRIPTURE Luke 8:40-56 – His Power Restores Health and Peace – Lois Rice, Eileen Vernor Drutchas
HYMN No. 561 “It is Well with My Soul” (Verses 1-2)
SCRIPTURE Luke 9:1-6 – Proclaim His Gospel and Heal the Sick – Mark Ennis, Pastor Drutchas
ANTHEM “I Have Decided,” Chancel Choir (9), “He Leadeth Me,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)
PRAYER FOR HEALING Pastor Druchas & Congregation
By your power, great God, our Lord Jesus healed the sick and gave new hope to
the hopeless. Though we cannot command or possess your power we pray for
those who want to be healed. Mind their wounds, soothe fevered brows, and make
broken people whole again. Help us to welcome every healing as a sign that,
through death is against us, you are with us, and have promised renewed and risen
life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless these waters by which we anoint those who
desire this day healing in body and spirit. Amen.
ANNOINTMENT FOR HEALING At the bidding of the ushers Church members are
invited to come forth to the chancel steps to receive waters of healing
HEALING MEDLEY “I Know My Redeemer Liveth” ++ “In Suff’ring Love” ++ How
Long, O God, How Long” ++ “Fill My Cup, Lord” ++ “Leaning on the Everlasting
Arms” +++ “O Christ, The Healer” ++ “Your Words to Me are Life and Health” ++
“Come, You Disconsolate
*CLOSING HYMN No. 562 “Because He Lives”
*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE (Please remain seated until candles are extinguished)
“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), Cheryl Kincaid (10:30)
Deacons: Dee Salsbury (9), Kristi Caruso (10:30)
Acolyte: Tyler Staten (10:30)
Usher: Meredith Stull (10:30)
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 14 – October 21
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ Healing
Service/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./
ChristNet hosting week begins
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Worship Planning 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Confirmation 6:30 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00
Thursday Sewing Guild Sew ‘n Sews 10:00 a.m./ Flu Shot Clinic 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Youth Wyandotte Soup Kitchen 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm / OCC Kick-
Off/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Book
Discussion 7:00 p.m.
MORNING TIDE/ ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Twent-first Sunday after Pentecost/ October 14, 2018
PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our West Room between services hosted by Girl Scout Troop.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 28, 2018. Those interested in joining St. Paul Church are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas at the church office 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.
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 will be included in your October Tidings. You will also find NIN
envelopes in the pew racks. On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul, please give as
generously as you are able, to those in need. Thank you.
OUR SECOND ANNUAL Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, November 2, 4:30 - 7:00
p.m. Dinner choices are either Marinara or Alfredo sauce on your pasta, a salad bar with
all the fixings, rolls, dessert, and beverages. It’s a great event to share with friends and
family. Advanced tickets are available at the kiosk table during coffee hour beginning
Sunday, October 7 or by contacting the church office at (313) 291-1221. Tickets will be
available at the door the night of the dinner. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $4.00 for children
5 to 12 children, 4 and under are free.
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available 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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:
Helen Belcher (aunt, Sue Mrowka), Rebecca Havenstein Coughlin (daughter, Shirley Havenstein), Mary Faremont (sister, Richard Wagner), Dianne Fazzio (sister, Pam Lange),Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith), Mary Jane Fliss (sister-in-law, ArleneWolfram),Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Lynn Harbin (sister, John Smith), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Richard Jones,Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer & Tammy Lee (grand- daughter & daughter, Barb Siemers), Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEachern, Kim McEachern (daughters-in-law, Helene & Neil McEachern), Jeff Natzke (nephew, Michael Natzke), Helen Osborne (sister, Esther Perry), Judy Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Richard Sherman (brother, Anne Blanchard), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten),Nicholas Surre (great-grandson, Helene McEachern), Jerry Walsh (friend, Sue Mrowka),Victoria Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart), and Brad Zabik.
E-MAIL CHANGES If your e-mail address has changed in the last 6 months please notify the Church Office at (313) 291-1221. We utilize E-mail addresses of approximately 290 members and friends in our current e-mail notification system. It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on events at St. Paul. Your help is essential in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High
School graduate addresses. 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.
ALTAR GUILD has an opportunity for a few volunteers to maintain the altar candles
and to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly.
There are no meetings to attend. All materials and training are provided at your conven-
ience. For more information please contact Arlene Felske or Sue Mrowka.
USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces
help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions
are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the pre-
siding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our exercise session is Mondays and
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a
Christian philosophy. A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited. Chronic Pain
Self-Management Class- begins Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the
West Room. Our six-week session will provide tips and techniques. To register contact:
the NKFM (734) 222-9800 or PATHprograms@nkfm.org. Caregivers - Meet for
mutual support. The Caregivers Group will meet on the third Monday of each month at
7:30 p.m. The next gathering is October 29. Caregiving tips will be shared by participants
who offer mutual support on a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the
sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone.
Health/Medical supplies – If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers,
wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy Williams or the office. TOPS (Take Off
Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and noncommercial weight loss support group St. Paul
is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor. Meetings are Monday nights with weigh in starting at
6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m., in the West Room. The first
visit is free with no obligation. FLU SHOT CLINIC Thursday, October 18, 7:00-8:45
p.m. in the West Room. A pharmacist will give the shot. There are free vouchers
available. The cost is $25 if insurance doesn’t cover the cost or we run out of free
vouchers. Please bring your insurance card with you. Minimum age is 7 years. A senior
dose is available. Sign up in the church office by October 10.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS October 25 – Halloween Bunco & Potluck Dinner–
6:30 p.m. in the West Room. Bring $5. Bunco is easy you don’t have to know how to
play ahead of time. Wear a costume or Halloween shirt. Bring a dish of your choice.
There is a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact.
Looking ahead to November, we visit a church member’s house to see a large, unique
salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.
PRAYER LUNCHEON Tuesday, October 25 The International Health and Hope
Coalitionis hosting a luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church in Detroit. We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Edna Rose is
the key speaker along with a panel discussion. The topic is “Dementia: Memories,
Thinking and Behavior.” Register at www.InterfaithHealthCoalition.org or contact
Kathy Williams. Let Kathy know if you have registered and/ or would like to carpool.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date!
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Oren Forsyth, Bev Gunther, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Danielle Gardner, Harry Gardner, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson, Walter Ray, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson and Grace Torango. 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.
2019 PHONE DIRECTORY We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone
Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone
number, please notify the Church Office. If you don’t want your cell phone number listed
in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance. Your help in keeping our data up-
to-date will make for a more accurate Directory. Thanks in advance for your support.
Christian Education is sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program Sunday,
December 2, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. One woman hosts a table and asks up to 7 other ladies to
join her for our advent program, fellowship and dessert. There is a sign-up sheet available
during coffee hour through October and November, or you can call or 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’s 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. 18th. I will need to know
total numbers at each table by November 25. The table arrangement in the hall is based
on the order that you sign your group up by. 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.
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:
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.