Sunday September 24, 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
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 24, 2017
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
(Nursery care available)
SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)
PRELUDE Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas
*OPENING HYMN No. 91 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” Tracy Hoffman,
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Most Gracious God, we greet you once again in this sacred space. We have come
because we need to be reminded of your love and your expectations for our living.
Restore our vision so that when we gaze at the familiar it is transformed into
something richer and more beautiful than we could have imagined. In our
praying and through our presence, deepen our devotion to you and to the world-
wide community of Christ’s followers known as the church. Together with other
disciples in this and every age, we pray –Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNISON READING Apostles’ Creed (card found in pew racks)
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC “In This Very Room,” Chancel Choir (9), “If We
Never Meet Again,” Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (10:30)
SCRIPTURE READING Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16 Lectors: Barbara
Schultz & Pastor Geoff (9); Lois Rice & Pastor Geoff (10:30)
*HYMN No. 15 “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 99 “O, How I Love Jesus”
OFFERTORY INVITATION / OFFERTORY/*DEDICATION OF GIFTS
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.
SERMON “That Old Sin of Grumbling,” Pastor Drutchas
LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)
*CLOSING HYMN No. 86 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
*POSTLUDE (Please remain in your pews as the service closes and until all of the candles are extinguished.)
RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available off the East Lobby which can be reached through the side door at the east rear 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. 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.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Happiness is knowing there is a God…
and being on speaking terms with him.”
“Our mission at St. Paul United Church of Christ is to promote God’s plan ofsalvation 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), Kristi Caruso (10:30)
Ushers: Nichole McNeely, Teri Staffeld (9),
Ryan Erickson, Selena Erickson, Peggy Staten, Wendy Warner (10:30)
Printed copies of most sermons are available in the front vestibule.
Please use pew envelopes to request altar or chancel flowers.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP
Calendar Week September 24 -- October 1
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas – Blue Jean
Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Monday Rummage Sale Set-up
Tuesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m./ Rummage Sale Set-up
Wednesday Handbell Rehearsal 6:00 p.m./ Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m./ Confirmation Class 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m./ Thirsty Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Friday Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Services 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Pastor Cheryl Schalm – World Communion Sunday/ Communion -Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
MORNING TIDE / ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost/ September 24, 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 (Applewood, Woodhaven), Justin Kurtz (friend, Chelsey Schalm), Velma McGee, Murl Nieman, Cleora Pattenaude, Shirlen Powell, Eleanor Rossi, David Schmoekel, Beverly Sitz, Kevin Staffeld, David Staten (brother-in-law, Peggy Staten), 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 honor of Irene Purdy Church’s 81st birthday from her loving
DUE TO BLUE JEAN SUNDAY there is no Coffee hour today. Donations can be
dropped off until Tuesday, September 26th at noon. Please use the East side door (nearest
the Parsonage). Push the doorbell 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. Late volunteer date,
Tuesday, September 26th, 5:30/ 6:00 until 8:00/ 8:30 p.m. Please contact Thelma Poet
or Toni Hill from Women’s Fellowship to volunteer, or just show up! Any time you can
donate is greatly appreciated.
NEW MEMBERS WILL BE WELCOMED Sunday, October 15, 2017. Those
interested in joining St. Paul United Church of Christ are encouraged to contact Pastor
Geoff Drutchas at the church office (313.291.1221) or complete a Make-A-Wish card
(found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or give it to any Usher.
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.
Christian Education will be sponsoring their annual “Advent by Candlelight” program on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 6:45-8:45 PM. This is where one woman hosts a table and asks about 7 other ladies to join her for an advent program, fellowship and dessert. There will be a sign-up sheet during coffee hour all through October and November, or you can email Debbie Case firstname.lastname@example.org) It is quite easy to be a hostess and I will have envelopes for each hostess with all the information. There will be another sign-up sheet for ladies that do not want to host a table but would like to attend. We will do our best to find a place for every lady that would like to attend. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, Nov. 19th. I will need to know total numbers at each table by Nov. 26. The table arrangement in the hall is based on the order that you sign your group up by. Because I will be out of town a lot in October, you will be better able to sign up by emailing me and then I can email the hostess papers to you.
Mark your calendars for our Annual Scrapbook Crop on Sat. Feb. 3, from 9 AM- 7 PM. The cost is $40. This includes your cropping space, three meals, as well as snacks and beverages all day. There will be venders, make and takes, demos, and raffles. Even if you do not want to scrapbook, there will be something for everyone as you shop with our venders. If you are a vender, or know of a vender, and they might be interested, please let me know. We will be needing raffle and door prizes, as well as people to help that day. This is a big fundraiser for BOF and the Christian Education Ministries. Please contact Debbie Case at email@example.com if you would like more information.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR will begin Sunday, October 1, 2017 after the 10:30 a.m. service.
We will gather in the West Room to practice our songs. All children up to and including
6th grade are invited to join. All interested children should gather in the West Room at
11:30 a.m. next Sunday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Children’s
Choir Director, Sally Sigman. Looking forward to seeing you in choir next Sunday!
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes - Exercise is important to our health. We
are doing enhanced fitness at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays in the West Room
beginning October 2nd. Can be done standing or sitting. Free will love offering is invited to
offset costs ($3.00 - 5.00 suggested). Need 10-15 persons to hold the class. A Matter of
Balance - The next 8-week session class for those having problems with balance or fear of
falling is scheduled to begin Monday, October 2 at 12:45-2:45 p.m. The last session was
well received. Please make out a make a wish card, contact the office or Kathy Williams if
you are interested or have questions. You need to register prior to class with Kathy at church
or LaShawn at 800.482.1455. Flyers are available in the West Lobby or see the attachment.
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 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 is a sign-up sheet on
the RHPA Bulletin Board for the events. Kathy Williams is the contact.
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.
THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE CHURCH TOUR to Detroit changes the date
Wednesday, October 25th. Arrangements are not final at this time. Please watch this space
and the October Tidings for more information as plans are completed. To sign up complete
a Make-A-Wish card (found in the pew racks) and drop it in an offering plate or contact the
CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN NURSING OR REHAB CARE
Mary Dubke (Marywood Nursing Care Center, W 5 Mile Road, Room S 308, 36975 W 5 Mile Road, Livonia, 48154), Melva Haglund (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), Helen Parrish (9637 Janet, Taylor, 48180), Ilene Krogman (Applewood Nursing Center, 18500 Van Horn Rd, Room #309, Woodhaven, 48183), Eleanor Rossi (Maple Heights, 4600 Allen Rd., Room #415, Allen Park 48101), Melissa Rossi (17652 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, 48125), Vernagene Schafer (Borgess Gardens, 3057 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, 49048), Ben Scherf (904 E. Lake Mitchell Dr., Cadillac 49601), Betty Steinhauer (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd. Riverview, 48193) Grace Torango (Rivergate Health Center, 14041 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview, 48193), and Lisa Wild (Anestic Care Residence, 21071 Tiffany Dr., Woodhaven, 48183).
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.
If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Gary Peters or Dan Case.
AUDIO COPIES OF ST. PAUL SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are available.
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.
A SPECIAL ‘THANK YOU’to Julius Enesey, Fred Miller and Dan Case for painting the white trim around our building’s Exterior Doors. They really look great when you walk up to the Church now. St. Paul Building and Grounds Ministry