Sunday October 2, 2016

  

                           

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. Mark Ennis - Director of Music

Mrs. Sally Sigman - Organist

Ms. Cindy Romas - Administrative Assistant for Member Services

 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                       October 2, 2016

 

World Communion Sunday

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

Nursery care available 

 

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence if invited)

  PRELUDE  Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

  RINGING OF CHURCH BELL

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

 *OPENING HYMN No. 476  “Rejoice in God’s Saints,” Mark Ennis, Hymn Leader

 *UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation

   O God of Heaven and Earth, we celebrate your redeeming love today with Christians                                                                       

  through-out the earth.  Help us in this time of worship to affirm our spiritual kinship                                                                               

  with all men and women who seek to walk in your grace as disciples of Jesus Christ.                                                         

  Amen.

*CONGREGATONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

*WELCOME/ PASSSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

  HONORING OUR AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST                                                                                                                          

  MISSION MOMENT  Call for ChristNet

  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Take My Life and Let It Be,”  Chancel Choir

  MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)

*HYMN No. 687  “In Christ There Is No East or West”

  OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY

*DEDICATION OF GIFTS  Ethan C. Drutchas

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*Congregation standing

 

  SCRIPTURE READING  Isaiah 6:1-8, Mark 16:14-18  Lector:  Ethan C. Drutchas

*HYMN No. 538  “Hope of the World” (1st verse soloist/ choir; verses 2-3 Congregation)

  SERMON  “The Faith and Duty of Christians,”  Pastor Drutchas

  HYMN No. 452  “Here I Am, Lord”

  THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

     Unison Confession of Sin (Pew card)

     Invitation of Christ and Prayer of Consecration

        Response:

       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

    Prayer of Thanksgiving

    Lord’s Prayer (debts/ debtors)

 *DOXOLOGY

    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.

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE  (Please remain seated in your pews as the services

    closes until all candles are extinguished.)

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RESTROOM 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.

 

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 membership          or profession of faith is invited to contact Pastor Geoffrey Drutchas.

 

MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221

Email: stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org

Web-site:  stpaulucctaylor.org

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost/ World Communion Sunday

October 2, 2016

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

“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

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Kevin Kittendorf (10:30)  

Council:  Diane Poet (9), Fred Miller (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.

 

 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.   

 

  WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP WOULD LIKE TO THANK everyone who supported our St. Paul 

  Fall Rummage Sale.  We appreciate all the volunteers who donated their precious time, those who 

  donated items, those who picked up/ delivered items, those who shared fliers, and those who 

  supported the sale financially.  Our Fall Rummage Sale would not be the huge success it is without  

  each and every one of you.  Thank You again!

 

 

FELLOSHIP OF CONCERN – OUR PRAYER LIST:

Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Irene Church, Miles Church, David Cowper, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Barbara Gish, Doris Hilliker, Nancy Koszalka, Marilyn Kunkle, Brittany Lake, Velma McGee (Medi-Lodge, Taylor), Zachary Miller, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Bobbie Romas, Larry Schonfeld, Glen Sigman, Bev Sitz, Bev Snyder, Peggy Staten, Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, and Robert Walker (Medi-Lodge, Taylor). 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.

 

RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS OUTING – Thursday, October 27 – Halloween Bunco night We will meet at 7 PM 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. There will be a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact. Let Kathy know if you’ll be providing a snack.  November 6, 2:30 p.m. those who reserved and paid will be attending “An All American Christmas” at the Ford Community & Performing Art Center in Dearborn.  If you would like to car-pool from church, we will depart promptly at 1:45 p.m.  Kathy Williams is the contact.

 

MARJIE BARNARD HAS ELECTED TO RETIRE from her current position as Office Manager/ Bookkeeper at the end of this year after 15 years of loyal and dedicated service to St. Paul.  If you are interested in applying for the position and would like to receive a copy of the Job Description please contact Pam Lange, President, Julius Enesey, Trustee, Gary Peters, Treasurer, or Dan Case.  Candidates should have a moderate understanding of finances and strong computer skills.

 

DATE CHANGE! THE ST. PAUL’S LECTOR WORKSHOP is Thursday, October 20th,

2016, 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to meet fellow lectors and discuss the art of lecturing.  Share   insights and gain input from attending lectors. Gain important tips on how to read the Bible more

effectively for worship, as well as introduce and close the scripture readings.  You will also receive

pointers on navigating through the many Books of the Old and New Testament.  Please RSVP for  

the workshop by calling the church office at 313-291-1221 or by completing a Make-A-Wish card. 

 

REDUCING THE RISK classes scheduled. St. Paul’s Child Protection Policy requires that all   

adults and youth over the age of 18, who work with children more than 10 hours a year, complete   

the “Reducing the Risk” Training Class and fill out a work application which includes a formal

Criminal Background Check, every two years.  During the class people learn the specifics of the  

St. Paul Policy regarding working with children and tips and information on how to handle  

situations as they arise.  This year’s class has been scheduled for Sunday, October 9th from 9:00 –  

10:00 AM, both classes will take place in the Church Parlor.  If you have questions regarding your      

need to attend this mandatory training, please contact Pastor Cheryl Schalm or Dan Case. 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week   October 2 – October 9

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

                     Communion Sunday/ Neighbors in Need Offering/ Reducing the Risk Workshop                 

                     9:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m./ ChristNet Hosting Week begins

Monday       Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m./ Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday Zumba 4:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m.

Thursday    2016 Church Tour 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

                     Welcome/ Reducing the Risk Workshop 9:00 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

 

HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD at 4 PM on Wednesdays in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.  Just show up and join in the fun & fellowship!  If you are interested but can’t attend on Wednesday or this is a poor time of the day for you please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams.

We will not meet the week of Christnet. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 1PM. Our next meeting is October 10th at 1 PM and will gather at Kathy Williams’ home.  All are welcome.  Our November meeting is Monday the 21st (3rd Monday) at 3:00 p.m.  Matter of Balance – The next 8-week session for those having problems with balance or fear of falling is scheduled to begin Monday, October 17th 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.  The spring session was well received.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card, contact the office or Kathy Williams if you are interested or would like more information. Health/Medical supplies –If you have or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, unopened packages of diapers, diabetic supplies, etc., please contact Kathy Williams.  Flu shot clinic at churchThursday, October 13, 6-7:30 PM. - Walgreens at the corner of Goddard & Allen will provide a flu clinic at St Paul on Thursday, October 13th in the West Room. A pharmacist will give the shot.  Any church members who would like to get their shot can also get it from 6-7:30 PM. We will have free vouchers on hand for members. The minimum age is 7 years old. Most insurances now cover the flu shot so bring your insurance card with you. The cost is $23 for those who don’t have insurance and if we run out of free vouchers. It is unlikely that we will run out of vouchers.  This is a great opportunity. There is a sign-up sheet in the church office. We need a count of participants by October 10th. The pharmacist will give the flu shot to our ChristNet guests right after they have eaten dinner from 7:30 – 9 PM.  

   

  CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL  

  STUDENTS  Christian Education is in need of all college, trade school, and “2016” High School  

  Graduate address and location information.  In addition, we would like your photo to be included

  on our “YOUNG ADULT, MOVING FORWARD” bulletin board.  Please forward all information

  and pictures to Pastor Schalm.

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR C ONGREGATIONS’ PARENTS: Michael Bailey (father of Christie Smart), Jan Filpus (mother of Julia-Joy Miller), Carol Kuhn (mother-in-law of Lori Kuhn), Bill Pinage (father of Brenda Buzo), Ben Scherf (The Lodge, Taylor), Cheryl Schwab (mother of Mary Hard & Christine Schwab), Frank Small (father of Chris Chavez), and Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren). 

 

   ST. PAUL UCC TAYLOR offers a mobile version of

our online giving page to make it easy for you to give

anytime, anyplace from your smart phone. Simply scan

the image you see here using your phone’s QR code reader

or visit our church website: www.stpaulucctaylor.org/giving

 

BEGINNING IN EARLY OCTOBER St. Paul will be migrating to a new E-Mail system for communicating with our members and friends.  St. Paul has contracted with “Constant Contacts”, the switch will enhance our overall ability to communicate with our members and friends.   The new system will allow new users to join as well as allow existing users to update their own e-mail address by simply going to our Web Site.  We will be providing more information as we get closer to migrating to the new system.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.

SAVE THE DATE:  The St. Paul Men’s Fellowship is once again sponsoring a St. Paul Euchre Night.   The date is Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall here at St. Paul.  There will be cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, pizza, snacks and beverages.  The cost is $10 / person in advance and $12 / person at the door.  No partner is required since we will be playing Progressive Euchre which individual players oppose each other.  Tickets can be purchased at the KIOSK table during Coffee Hour, they’re available for purchase in the church office (313-291-1221).  Thanks in advance for your support - St. Paul Men’s Fellowship.

 

  NEW MEMBERS will be welcomed Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Those interested in joining St.  

  Paul church are encouraged to contact Pastor Geoff Drutchas, complete a Make-A-Wish card 

  (found in the pew racks) and drop it in the offering plate, or contact the church office.

 

  ‘CODEPENDANT NO MORE’ BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES OFFERED  The three-session  

  Sunday evening book discussion series will be led by Pastor Geoff Drutchas on October 23 & 30, 

  and November 6 in the Parlor, 7-8:30 p.m. We will take an in-depth look at an important book that  

  is now considered a classic, focusing on how we “can stop controlling others and start caring” for 

  ourselves. Codependency creeps into our lives more than we often like to admit.  Copies of the 

  book are available through the church office for $15.  To RSVP please complete a Make-A-Wish 

  card on Sunday morning or contact the church office (313-291-1221).

 

 

CHANCEL CHOIR & FRIENDS PRESENT “Avenue A Capella” Music Revue There will be wonderful music in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 6, as the St. Paul Chancel Choir and Friends present the Avenue A Capella in a musical revue.  A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. immediately after second worship service.  There are no tickets for the free event but a free-will offering will be received.  For more information contact Lucinda Chavez or Jeanne Edwards.

 

THIRD ANNUAL CLASSY LADIES CHOCOLATE AND DESSET SOCIAL is Saturday, October 22nd, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall.  This year’s Chocolate Social will offer more than chocolate.  Along with musical entertainment, a very special program will highlight “Classy Ladies We Have Known”.  Seating is limited to 100 ladies.  Tickets for event are available at no cost through the church office.  There will be a free-will offering received to help defray the cost of the event and to support women-related ministries supported by our church.  For anyone who would like to donate a dessert, there is a sign-up sheet in the church office and the Kiosk at Coffee Hour.

 

OUR NEIGHBOR’S IN NEED OFFERING will be received today (World Communion Sunday) or 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 offering envelopes in the pew racks.  On behalf of the Stewardship of St. Paul please give generously to those in need.

Thank You.

 

LEAVES FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S new “Tree of Faith” continue to be available for those who wish to honor or commemorate family members and events. The cost of each leaf is $300 with proceeds helping to fund “A Room with a View.” The tree will be located in the narthex, just outside the entrance to the new building addition.  Those who wish to have a leaf in place in time for the dedication of the new addition and the “Tree of Faith” unveiling are encouraged to complete their request as soon as possible using the blue cards available in the pews or by going to the Church Website “www.stpaulucctaylor.org” click on the ‘Giving” tab to access Vanco Services and utilize our new highly secure electronic giving site.  Purchases can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account, or from your debit or credit card.

 

 ONLINE WEEKLY YOUTH BIBLE STUDY All youth (6-12 grades) interested in participat-

 ing in a weekly online Bible study are asked to send Pastor Schalm their email address. Each  

 Monday a topic affecting young people will be addressed and discussed according to scripture  

 versus pop culture. Youth will have the opportunity to share their insights throughout the week

 on the subject as their schedules permit. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and to grow  

 in the knowledge of Christ despite a hectic schedule. All communication will be done through a  

 group email. Send your email address to cschalm@stpaulucctaylor.org.

 

 

   PLEASE REMEMBER to complete a kitchen check list and put it in the Trustees box in the

   West Room after the kitchen has been used.  Completed check lists are not being received on a 

   regular basis.  Blank forms are located on the cupboard door near the large coffee pot.