Sunday September 10, 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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 10, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Rally Sunday

SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist
*OPENING HYMN #190 "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus," Tracy Hoffman Hymn Leader,

*RESPONSIVE INVOCATION Pastor Schalm, Sam Kincaid, Katie Kincaid & Congregation
Leader: This is the day which the Lord has made
Men: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader: From the rising of the sun to its setting
Women: The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Leader: Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere
Men: I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God than dwell in the
tents of the wicked.
Leader: Make me to know Your ways, O Lord.
Women: Teach me Your paths.
Leader: Sanctify us in Your truth.
Men: Your Word is truth.
Leader: From the rising of the sun to its setting
Women: The name of the Lord is to be praised.
All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was
in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen



  ANNOUNCEMENTS  Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas

  MATRICULATION  (10:30)  Pastor Drutchas

  CHOIR ANTHEM  “Be Thou My Vision,”  (9:00 A.M.)

  SCRIPTURE READING  Proverbs 22:6, Matthew 19:13-14, James 1:22-27 Lector: Emily Winter

  HYMN No. 480 “I Love to Tell the Story” 

  HOMILY “Growing In Faith And Living Faithfully,” Pastor Cheryl Schalm

  SUNDAY SCHOOL REFLECTIONS  Sue Mrwoka & John Dykowski

  HYMN No.  75  “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

  MORNING PRAYER  (Strength, Healing, Thanks) Pastor Schalm & Sheri Herkimer

  HYMN No. 113  “Jesus Loves Me”


 “We Believe” Sunday School & Young Adult Music Video                                                                                                       


      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.

 HOMILY  “Opportunities Abound,”  Pastor Schalm

 AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE   Jennifer Ruffner & Alyssa Brandt

 HOMILY “Faith and Works,”  Pastor Schalm

 MISSION TRIP REFLECTIONS 9:00 a.m. Emily Pedersen, Katie Stull & Hayden  Robbins
10:30 a.m. Kaylee Ostrowski, Emily Pedersen, Katie Stull & Hayden Robbins

 LORD’S PRAYER (debts/ debtors)



*CLOSING HYMN NO. 494  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*BENEDICTION/ *POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)


 HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before the entrance to our 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.  


“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.”


Council:  Mark Ennis (9), Pam Lange (10:30) 

Deacon:  Al Gunther (9), Dee Salsbury

Ushers: Pam Foresta, Diane Poet, Jim Poet, John Smith (9),

Rodney Gish, Gary Peters, Hayden Robbins (10:30) 

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


Calendar Week  September 10  -- September 17

Sunday       Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – Rally Sunday/ Open House 9:30 a.m.  

Monday      Shalom 1:00 p.m./ Exercise-Enhanced Fitness 2:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday Outside Painting 9:00 a.m./ Exercise- Enhanced Fitness Class 2:00 p.m./  

                     Hand Bells 6:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation Class 7:00

Thursday    Women’s Fellowship 12:30 p.m./ Dorcas 7:00 p.m./ Thirsty Thursdays 7:00

Saturday     Fish & Loaves Golf Outing 8:00 a.m.

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



  Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221 



  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

  Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/ September 10, 2017



 Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Megan Barnosky, Nancy Cady, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Debbie Hamilton, Ruth Kenosian, David King, Rev. Bill Kren, Ilene Krogman (hospice), Velma McGee, Murl Nieman, Cleora Pattenaude, Shirlen Powell, Eleanor Rossi, Kevin Staffeld, Tom Williams, 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.

ALTAR FLOWERS are in memory of Edwin Steinhauer from your daughters, Sue and  Diane.  You are very missed and loved.

 PLEASE JOIN THE ST. PAUL CONGREGATION for light refreshments in our West Room in between our morning worship service, hosted by our Vision Team.

  DOUBLE SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP schedule resumes today.  Sunday  

  morning services are held at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. with a Coffee Hour hosted in Fellowship  

  Hall from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.  Although nursery care is provided during both services, the  

  Christian Education program for children and youth from preschool through high school  

  meets from 10:30 – 11:30 only.

  RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS.  Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday 

  from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. until Tuesday, September 26th at noon.  Please use the East 

  side door (nearest the Parsonage).  Push the door bell and you’ll be ‘buzzed’ in.  If you 

  need later drop off times please call the church office.  Volunteers are needed from set-up 

  Wednesday, September 20th until clean up on Saturday, September 30th.  Please contact 

Thelma Poet or Toni Hill from Women’s Fellowship to volunteer, or just show up!


  Justin Collins (son-in-law of Gerri King),Roy DeBolt (father, Michelle Vignola), Norma   

  Duddy (friend, Doreen Thompson), Allison Files (granddaughter, John & Barb Smith),  

  Gabriella Gomez (niece, Darlene Babin), Robert Grigg (friend, Schalm family),Andrea  

  Gunther (wife, Mark Gunther), Lyn Haas (cousin, Dawn Vachereese),Lynn Harbin (sister of  

  John Smith), Paola Hillebrand (friend, Wendy Warner), Tamsey Hoffman (friend, Sue  

  Mrowka), Irene Jacobs (aunt, Sylvia Matney), Kevin Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson),  

  Stephen Johnson (grandson, Patricia Olson), Uncle Jack Jones (Arlene Felske),Richard  

  Jones, Joanne LaFleur (daughter, Helene McEachern), Jennifer Lee (granddaughter, Barb

  Siemers) Chris Lunsford (friend, Velma McGee), Courtney Matthews McEarchern, Kim  

  McEachern (daughter-in-law, Helene & Neil McEarchern), Nicki Pappas (neighbor, Velma  

  McGee), Robert Rider (brother, Virginia Butzlaff), Brian Reid (friend, Sue Mrowka), Judy  

  Robin (aunt, Lucinda Chavez), Cookie Robinson (sister of Bob Robinson),Trudy Clark-

  Schiller (daughter, April & Steve Clark), Joyce Thompson Smith (sister, the late Harry  

  Thompson), Aaron St. Louis (nephew, Marjie & Charlie Barnard), Nicholas Surre (great-

  grandson, Helene McEachern), Anna Thompson (mother, Lucinda Chavez), and Victoria  

  Whitcher (daughter, Cheryl Stewart).

  THE ST. PAUL WI-FI PASSWORD was changed in accordance with our IT Policy. 

  Please contact the church office to get the new Password or contact Dan Case, Michael

  Isaacs, or Gary Peters during Coffee Hour or after worship services.  St. Paul IT Ministry.

   SEWING GUILD Sew ’n Sews  ​Please join us for a little sewing and a lot of 

fellowship at our next meeting on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a 

sandwich for lunch, dessert and coffee is provided.  P/S: No sewing skill required!


  deployed overseas for a “Soldiers Around the World” outreach program.  Church  

  member, Betty Caufield, volunteers for this important project which sends food and care  

  packages to men and women in our Armed Services who are defending our nation and

  upholding peace abroad.  Please complete a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) 

  with the name and address of an overseas soldier you know who can benefit from this    

  caring outreach.  

   OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you can now 

   receive your Church related e-mails from “”.  Please make sure you 

   add us to your contact list to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements


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.


  EVER CONSIDER READING SCRIPTURE at Sunday morning services?  A  

  special class providing instruction on how to be a part of this important and wonderful  

  worship ministry will be held on Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m., in the church parlor.

  Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the orientation session which provides an overview of  
  the Bible and offers pointers on how to be an effective lector, helping God’s word get  

  heard.  All materials will be provided.  There will be opportunities for informal

  questions and answers, plus discussion about the Bible—a chance to ask those things  

  that have always been on your heart and mind.  No past experience is needed to serve  

  as lector.  For more information, please contact Pastor Drutchas.



     your listening pleasure.  Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “”, select 

     the “Our Worship Together” tab, then the Worship Services (Audio)” tab.  Directions are  

     given on the Service page.  Services are also available on the Mobile application as well.

     If you have any questions, please contact Gary Peters, Michael Isaacs or Dan Case.


      MEMBER NAME TAGS are kept in the Welcome Center – the brown wooden cabinet

      located on the wall in the Narthex of the church.  Please remember to wear your name

      tag.  They let visitors identify you.  If you do not have a name tag, need to replace your

      name tag, or need to update it, please contact any usher on Sunday morning or the church

      office.  Each name tag is magnetic so that it won’t damage clothes.  Caution:  name

      tags are magnetic and should be worn with caution if you have a pacemaker.  Cost

      is $9.00.

     THE 2017 ALTAR FLOWER CHART Altar flowers are a very special way to honor

     ormemmorialize that special someone in your life or even a special occasion

     (anniversary, birthday, graduation, etc.).  The cost for altar flowers is $30.00 (2 vases)

     or you may purchase a special side vase for just $15.00.  Please contact the Deacon after

     the service for assistance in getting your altar flowers or side vase.  Please check the

     flower chart for availability of Sundays or other occasions. Please use envelopes found in

     the pew racks to request altar flowers.  You may also contact the church office at


  USHERS NEEDED - We are seeking additional members to assist as Ushers for our 

  Sunday morning worship services. This volunteer activity is extremely important. 

  Friendly and efficient Ushers help St. Paul present a welcoming atmosphere to both 

  Church members and visitors. Written instructions are available and training can be 

  arranged at your request.  Anyone interested in being placed on our Usher Volunteer list 

  may speak with the presiding deacon on Sunday mornings or contact Kristi Caruso by 

  phone call (586-876-4308) or text and she will contact you regarding any questions or  

  concerns you may have.

  HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We  

  are doing enhanced fitness at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th, 20th and   

  Monday, September 11th and 18th in the West Room unless otherwise advertised.  Can  

  be done standing or sitting. Free will love offering is invited to offset costs ($5.00).       

  Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our next meeting September 11th at 1 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.

  RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS September​ ​22–Friday​ ​–Trip​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Belle​ ​Isle.​ ​​We​ ​will​

  ​tour​ ​the​ ​island,​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the Conservatory​ ​(glass​ ​garden​ ​house),​ ​Aquarium,​ ​possibly​ ​the​ ​Dossin​ ​    ​ ​ Great Lakes​ ​Museum and​ ​eat​ ​lunch.​ ​We​ ​will​ ​carpool​ ​from​ ​church​ ​at​ ​10​ ​AM.  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​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​sign-up​ ​sheet​ ​on​ ​the​ ​RHPA​ ​Bulletin​ ​Board​ ​for​ ​the​

  ​above​ ​events.​ ​Kathy Williams​ ​is​ ​the​ ​contact.  

  THE ANNUAL CHURCH TOUR is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th.  We heading

  to Detroit once again.  Arrangements are not final at this time. Please watch this space and

  the October Tidings for more information as plans are completed.