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.
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 #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
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen. Amen. Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE
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”
OFFERTORY INVITATION /OFFERTORY & PRAYER
“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)
MISSION TRIP VIDEO
TEACHER INSTALLATION/ TEACHER’S PRAYER Pastors Schalm & Drutchas
*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.”
ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICE TODAY
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
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/ September 10, 2017
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
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!
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION’S EXTENDED FAMILY:
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!
THE OFFICE IS COLLECTING NAMES & ADDRESSES of soldiers currently
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
OUR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM is now functional, and as a member you can now
receive your Church related e-mails from “stpaulucctaylor.org”. Please make sure you
add us to your contact list to ensure that you are receiving all the Church announcements
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.
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.
AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available for
your listening pleasure. Just log onto the St. Paul Web Site “stpaulucctaylor.org”, 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
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.