Sunday September 11, 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


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                 September 11, 2016

 Celebration of Worship 10:30 a.m.

(nursery care available)


  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE Sally Sigman, Organist


  RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP: Pastor Cheryl Schalm & Congregation

  Leader:  We remember, O God,

  People:  The countless saints of history who have blazed a trail of courage   

                through time.

  Leader:  We remember, O God,

  People: The tender touch of loved ones, the example of heroes, the healing words                                                                

                of comforters, the remarkable acts of fearless ones.

  Leader:  We remember O God,

  People: The gentle strength of grandmothers, the loyalty of friends, the kindness         

                of strangers, the joy of children, the sacrifice of parents.

  Leader:  We remember O God,

  People: The supreme love of Jesus, the blessing of his Spirit, the reminder of his                      

                words, the sharing of his suffering, the glory of his resurrection: shown              

                forth in the lives of his disciples, young and old, dead and living, articulate  

                and silent, strange and familiar, brilliant and ordinary.

  Leader:  We remember in every time and place the people of God who have shown us

                the Lord.

  All:        Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses let us worship

                God with joy.

*OPENING HYMN No. 190 “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Mark Ennis, Hymn Leader


*congregation standing


*UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION Alyssa Brandt (1st – 2nd Grade teacher)

  God, our Father, Your Son grew in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and   

  men.  Bless, guide, and govern the children and young people of Your Church by   

  Your Holy Spirit that they may grow in grace and in the knowledge of your Word.    

  Grant that they may serve You well and usefully, developing their talents not for  

  their own sakes but for the glory of God and the welfare of their neighbor.  Protect  

  and defend them from all danger and harm, giving your holy angels charge over

  them; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.


  CELEBRATION OF MUSIC St. Paul Choral Group  

  SCRIPTURE READING  Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Matthew 19:13-15 Lector: Emily

     Winter (1st – 2nd grade teacher)

 CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSIVE PRAYER  Lori Kuhn (3rd – 5th grade teacher

     & Congregation Almighty God, who has ordained the home to be the center of Christian training, give us  

  by Your Holy Spirit the humility, the wisdom, the courage, and the love necessary to  

  bring up our children in the knowledge of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To this

  end, we implore You, help us to continue in Your Word, to teach diligently to our   

  children to work together with our church as it aids us to fulfill our responsibility;

  through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

*HYMN NO. 113  “Jesus Loves Me”

  MORNING PRAYER for healing, strength & thanksgiving



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.

 MISSION TRIP REFLECTIONS Pastor Cheryl Schalm, Cindy Winter (Pre-school –

     K teacher & youth advisor)Emily Pedersen, Andrew Caruso, Katie & Sam Kincaid

 SCRIPTURE SALAD  Sheri Herkimer (Faith in Motion Station Leader); Lori Rogers  

     (6th & 7th grade teacher); Doreen Thompson (8th & 9th grade teacher); Lucinda Chavez 

     (Music Rotation Leader)

  HOMILY “RIPE AND IN SEASON,”   Pastor Cheryl Schalm

  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.)


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.


ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES AND LARGE PRINT hymnals and orders of service are available. 


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.





“God gives us what we need when we need it, which isn’t necessarily

what we want when we want it.”




Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221



Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 11, 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:  Sue Mrowka (9), Julius Enesey (10:30)

Ushers: Pam Foresta, Gary Peters, Diane Poet, Jim Poet (9),

Pam Lange, Dave Lange, Peggy Staten, Helene McEachern (10:30)            

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

Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.


ALTAR VASES in memory of Edwin Steinhauer from your daughters, Sue & Diane.  ROSE ON  

 THE PULPIT celebrates the birth of Josie Lynn Lamore, born September 8, 2016 to Elizabeth  

 Gish.  St. Paul Grandparents:  Barbara Gish & Rodney Gish.  Sibling:  Marci.


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

  between our morning worship services, sponsored by our Vision Team Ministry.


  DOUBLE SUNDAY MORNING worship schedule resumes today.  Sunday morning services  

  are held at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. with a coffee hour in Fellowship Hall from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.   

  Nursery care is provided during both services, but the Christian Education program for preschool  

  through high school meets from 10:30 – 11:30 only. 




Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends: Judy Albright,

Megan Barnosky, Andrew Britton, Nancy Cady, Irene Church, Miles Church, Phill Felske, Sharon Ferguson, Barb Gish, Beth Gish, Doris Hilliker, Pam Jones, Nancy Koszalka, Marilyn Kunkle, Rosemarie Lalo, Ellen Ludlam, Velma McGee (Medi-Lodge, Taylor), Zachary Miller (Oakwood Main, Dearborn), Judy Nieman, Shirlen Powell, Brenda Rellinger, Larry Schonfeld, Glen Sigman, Bev Sitz, Bev Snyder, Eliot Stern, Brenda Tank, Robert Walker (Medi-Lodge of Taylor), Lisa Wild, and Emily Winter. 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, September 22 Tour of the Ford-Rouge Plant. The cost is approximately $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members. Parking is $6 per car. We will be able to buy tickets at the event. It will be cheaper to carpool due to parking charge. We will leave church at 10:30 AM. We hope to take the 11 or 11:15 tour. If you want to meet at the Henry Ford Museum please contact Kathy Williams. A bus leaves every 15 minutes from the museum for the tour. We will go out to lunch following the tour at a Dearborn restaurant. Looking forward to 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.


MARK YOUR PLANNERS:  Confirmation Class orientation & ice cream social is Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m.  Confirmation Retreat, Shipshewana, Indiana is Friday, September 16th – Saturday, September 17th. Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 14th @ 7:00 p.m.


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.


CHRISTNET IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER and we are in dire need of a Coordinator  

for our host site here at St. Paul.  This important local mission needs someone soon.  Please contact 

Pastor Drutchas for more information. 


NEW MEMBERS WILL BE WELCOMED Sunday, October 9, 2016.  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 the offering plate or give it to any usher.


‘THANK YOU’ to Patricia Olson, Arlene Felske, Mary Miller, Kathy Peters, and Arlene Wolfram for taking the time to make pasta salad for the annual church picnic.  Your contributions were very much appreciated and delicious!




Calendar Week   September 11 – September 18

Sunday        Worship Service 9:00 a.m. –- Rev. Geofrey Drutchas – Pastor Cheryl Schalm 

                     10:30 a.m./ Rally Sunday- Open House 9:30 – 10:30 a.m./ Sunday School 10:30

                     a.m./ Youth Meeting and Lunch 11:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday  Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation Orientation & Ice Cream Social 7:00 p.m.

Thursday     Sewing Guild 10:00 a.m.

Friday          Confirmation Retreat departs 5:30 a.m.     

Saturday      Mental Health First-Aid workshop 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m./ Confirmation returns

Sunday         Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas –  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’s or this is a poor time of the day for you please contact Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams. Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. We usually meet the 2nd Monday on each month at 1PM. Our next meeting is September 19th at 1 PM (3rd Monday).  All are welcome. The October 10th 1:00 p.m. meeting will gather at Kathy Williams’ home.  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.  A Flu Clinic is planned for Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6-7:30 PM.


   “PAR FOR THE COURSE” a golf outing sponsored by Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry  

   is Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Taylor Meadows Golf Course, 25360 Ecorse Rd, Taylor.    

  This is a four-person scramble to help raise funds to help “Ensure No One Goes Hungry” in the  

  communities they serve.  The golf package includes:  Continental Breakfast, 18 holes with a cart,  

  lunch, raffles prizes, dinner, two- hour bar service, and more.  8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m.  

  shotgun start.  Informational brochures are available on the table in the West Lobby.  Please  

  contact Len or Bryan for more information or to sign up.


  RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS.  Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 9:00 

  a.m. – 2:00 p.m. until Tuesday, September 27th at noon.  Please use the east side door (nearest the

  Parsonage).  Just push the doorbell and you’ll be ‘buzzed in.’  If you need later drop off times 

  please call the church office to make other arrangements.  Volunteers are needed from set-up on  

  Wednesday, September 21st – Saturday, October 1st.  Please contact Women’s Fellowship to 

  volunteer or just show up!



Kaitlyn (friend of the Childress family), Barbara Ash (friend of Lori Kuhn), Sue Barnard (sister-in-law of Marjie & Charlie Barnard), 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), Jane Dlugoss (friend of Cindy Romas), 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),William McKerty (brother-in-law of Shirley Havenstein),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), 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), Nicholas Surre (great-grandson of Helene McEachern), Paul Tetreau (nephew of Kathy & Gary Peters), Anna Thompson (mother of Lucinda Chavez), Robert Warren (father of Spencer Warren), and Victoria Whitcher (daughter of Cheryl Stewart).


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 2nd from 9:00 – 10:00 AM and again on 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. 


MAKING THE MOST OF FALL COLORS.  Our 2016 Annual Church Tour, Thursday, October 6th, will take us to the Irish Hills visiting historic churches and the Walker Tavern.  Cost is $25.00 not including lunch.  To RSVP, please complete a Make-A-Wish card and drop it in an offering plate (or give it to an Usher), or contact the church office (313-291-1221).





Nursery                                                                  Christine Schwab

Pre-School – Kindergarten                                    Cindy Winter

1st & 2nd Grade                                                       Alyssa Brandt & Emily Winter

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade                                                Lori Kuhn

6th & 7th Grade                                                       Lori Rogers 

8th & 9th Grade                                                       Doreen Thompson

Senior High                                                            Cheryl Schalm

Theater                                                                   Cindy Romas

Faith In Motion                                                      Sheri Herkimer

Mountain Top Music                                              Lucinda Chavez


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.


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.


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.


 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