Sunday October 9, 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


Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost                                                                 October 9, 2016


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

(nursery care available)


   SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

   PRELUDE  Sally Sigman, Organist


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

 *OPENING HYMN No. 285  “How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely,”  Mark Ennis, 

   Hymn Leader 

    UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation  

      O God of life, we rejoice in your love which has filled creation from the beginning

      and which calls all life into being.  We praise you for Jesus Christ who reveals most

      fully your loving purpose for all people.  We bless you for your Spirit who draws

      all humanity into the circle of your love.  Gracious God, bless us with your presence

      so that our worship and our lives may be a true celebration of your love in Jesus

      Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.



   CELEBRATION OF MUSIC  “Shine, Jesus, Shine,”  Chancel Choir (9), “Abide With Me,” 

      Duet, Tricia Nault & Mark Ennis  (1030)

   SCRIPTURE READING  Leviticus 24:19-23; Matthew 5:21-24, 38-48

      Lectors:  Jeanne Edwards (9), Jane Dykowski (10:30) 


   Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.

   MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)


*Congregation standing

    *HYMN No. 490  “Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant”



         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.  

      NEW MEMBER WELCOME  (insert)

    *HYMN No. 344  “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                 

      SERMON  “Tit for Tat?”  Pastor Drutchas

      LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)

     *CLOSING HYMN No. 458  “Ours the Journey” 


      *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until

           all of the candles are extinguished.)       



RESTROOMS 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. 



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


CELL PHONES & PAGERS should be turned off or set to vibrate.



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.





“God is the Great Physician. 

His specialty is heart transplants.

And he still makes house calls.”




Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost/ October 9, 2016




“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.”



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

Council:  Diane Poet (9), Fred Miller (10:30)


Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.

 PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our Fellowship 

 Hall between our morning worship services, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 74590.


 ROSE ON THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Edith Marie Rhodes born October 4, 2016 to  

 Katelyn Sanders & Sean Rhodes.  Grandparents are Margaret & Mark Sanders, Great grandparents  

 Ida & Robert Black and great, great-grandparent is Gertrude Hagan.  

to Phill  Felske (75) on October 1st; to Arlene Felske (72) on October 12th; and Happy 24th Wedding Anniversary to them on October 10th



  Peggy Tunesi, Wanda Wangbickler, Grace Wangbickler, Shirley Podpora, and Lisa MacZink.  

  Please extend a warm welcome to our new church members.



Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Klarisa Beyar, Irene Church, Miles Church, David Cowper, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Barbara Gish, Vicki Grant, Doris Hilliker, Rev. Norm Kirsch, Nancy Koszalka, Marilyn Kunkle, Velma McGee (Medi-Lodge, Taylor), Zachary Miller, Brenda Murphy, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Bobbie Romas, Larry Schonfeld, Glen Sigman, Bev Sitz, Bev Snyder, Peggy Staten, Ricky Staten, Eliot Stern (Medi-Lodge, Taylor), Brenda Tank, Linda Tank, Lisa Wild, and Diana Wickline. 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.



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. 


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.



Calendar Week   October 9 – October 16

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./  

                     ChristNet Hosting Week begins

Monday       Shalom 1:00 p.m. at Kathy Williams’ home/ Girl Scout Troop 74590 6:00 p.m./  

                     Boy Scout Troop 825 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday       ChristNet 9:30 a.m./ Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Council 7:30 p.m.  

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

Thursday    Visiting Elders 9:30 a.m./ Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Flu Clinic 6:00 p.m./ 

                     Dorcas Society 7:00 p.m.

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

                      10:30 a.m./ Pageant Rehearsal 11:30 a.m.



HEALTH MINISTRIES – Exercise Classes – DATE CHANGE! Exercise is important to our health. We are doing Zumbato a DVD at 4 PM on Mondays (beginning October 17th) 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 church Thursday, 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.   



Kaitlyn (friend of the Childress family), Barbara Ash (friend of Lori Kuhn), Col. Lauren Burkel, US Air Force (relative of Lil Roscoe involved in helicopter crash), Andrew Burnell (nephew of Evelyn Lassa), Lois Carter (friend of Lori Kuhn), Elaine Collins (relative of Arlene & Phill Felske), Nick Collins (grandson of Phill & Arlene Felske), Patty Wolfe (daughter of Esther Perry), Gregory Drewno (friend of Anne & Kirk Blanchard), Norma Duddy (friend of Doreen Thompson), Gabriella Gomez (niece of Darlene Babin), Paola Hillebrand (friend of Wendy Warner), Shannon Henry (friend of Melissa Winter), Irene Jacobs (aunt of Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Stephen Johnson (grandson of Patricia Olson), Laura Kelly (friend of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Jaxson Klingbeil (great-nephew of Richard & Cindy Yuenger), Matthew Kozlaski (grandson of Doris & Ollie Hilliker), Joanne LaFleur (daughter of Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter of Barb Siemers) Pamela Lietz (friend of Michael Natzke), Charles Linne (brother of Lil Roscoe), Ardith Long (friend of the Schalm family),Carson Maloney (grandson of friend of Wendy Warner), Chance Patrick (relative of Cleora Pattenaude), Rod Pemberton (neighbor of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Steve Rieley (relative of Darlene Babin), Judy Robin (aunt of Lucinda Chavez), Jackie Robinson (sister of Pam Badarak), Ernest Rossi (brother of Al Rossi), Trudy Clark-Schiller (daughter of April & Steve Clark), Kyle Siemers (grandson of Barb Siemers), Joan Slusher (sister of Doris Hilliker), Kirt Small (brother of Chris Chavez), Joyce Smith (sister of Harry Thompson), Aaron St. Louis (nephew of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Cameron Stroupe (great-grandson of Tom & Linda Tank), Carissa Stroupe (grand-daughter of Tom & Linda Tank), Betsey Sullivan (daughter-in-law of Barbara Sullivan), Veronica Sullivan (friend of the Herkimer family), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson of Helene McEachern), Paul Tetreau (nephew of Kathy & Gary Peters), Anna Thompson (mother of Lucinda Chavez), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter of Cheryl Stewart).


   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:


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.



  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).


SALADS, SANDWICHES, SWEETS AND SONG, a fundraiser hosted by the Chancel Choir, will take place in our Fellowship Hall on Sunday November 6, 2016 immediately following the second worship service.  A variety of salads, tea sandwiches and desserts will be served before the hall is filled with the wonderful harmonies of Avenue A Cappella.  Comprised of about 12 vocally talented local musicians including Chris Chavez, Lucinda Chavez and Jay Carter, this group will entertain you with familiar and new tunes in the style of the well-known a cappella group, Pentatonix.  Avenue A Cappella brings a new sound to the Downriver area that you will not want to miss! While it is not necessary to purchase tickets for this event, we hope you will generously support it with your free will offering!  For more information, please contact 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 or at the Kiosk during Coffee Hour.  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 during Coffee Hour.



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.



THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MINISTRY IS LOOKING for volunteers to help install new underground piping to move the downspout water away from the Church building.  Current situation is that it floods next to the building when it rains.  We will be working on Monday, October 10th beginning at 8:30 AM on the West side of the Church building.  All help is appreciated, even if you can only help for one hour, we anticipate that it will take about 2-3 hours to complete.  Thanks in advance for your continued support the St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry.  For more information, please contact Dan Case.


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!


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 “” 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


   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.