Sunday September 30, 2018
St. Paul United Church of Christ
24158 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180-3910
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 30, 2018
Celebration of Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
(Nursery care available 10:30 a.m.)
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. 15 “Rejoice, You Pure in Heart,” Tracy Hoffman,
*UNISON INVOCATION Pastor Drutchas & Congregation
Almighty God, who can make all things new, forgive us for our misuse of Your
good gifts--the opportunity neglected, the half-truth accepted, the unfair judge-
ment made, the cynical outlook. Forgive us the unkind word, the unsympathetic
heart, the false ambition, and every unworthy purpose which has ruled our lives.
May the white light of Your truth, and the purifying fires of Your love cleanse us
and send us forward once again upon the narrow path which leads to life ever-
lasting. Bless our worship this morning, that we may truly adore You, and give
You praise, glory and honor forever. In Christ’s name we ask it. Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Amen, Amen, Amen.
*WELCOME / PASSING OF THE PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNISON READING Psalm 24 (page 735)
CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Tracy Hoffman, Soloist (9), “I Have Decided,”
Chancel Choir (10:30)
SCRIPTURE READING Ephesians 4:17-24; Mark 9:42-50 Lectors: Helen St. Louis
(9); Kathy Williams (10:30)
*HYMN No. 610 “Living for Jesus”
MORNING PRAYER (Strength, Healing, Thanks)
*HYMN No. 658 “Restless Weaver”
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 “For Our Children’s Sake,” Pastor Drutchas
LORD’S PRAYER (debts / debtors)
*CLOSING HYMN No. 59 “This Is My Father’s World”
*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.
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.
“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: Diane Poet (9), Pam Lange (10:30)
Deacons: Dee Salsbury (9), Allen Gunther (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 30 – October 7
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.– Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas/ Blue Jean
Sunday/ Christian Education & Teacher Meeting 9:15 a.m./ Sunday
School 10:30 a.m.
Monday Exercise 2:00 p.m./ TOPS 6:00 p.m./ Rummage Sale evening set up 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m./ Executive 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m./ Worship Wednesdays 7:00
Thursday Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday Rummage Sale 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Women’s Retreat departs 7:00 a.m./ Rummage Sale 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Geoffrey Drutchas / Pew
Communion/ World Communion Sunday/ Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Choir Rehearsal 11:30 a.m./ Youth & Young Adult Kayaking/
Women’s Retreat returns
MORNING TIDE/ ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Taylor, Michigan - (313) 291-1221
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas, Senior Pastor
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost/ September 30, 2018
ALTAR FLOWERS celebrate the “double nickel” birthday of Music Director, Tracy
LOVE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the family & friends of Ilene Krogman, who
passed away, Thursday, September 26, 2018 at the age of 101 years. Final arrangements
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP services are 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is in
the Family Room and church school for all other youth is upstairs during the 10:30 a.m.
service. Due to Blue Jean Sunday, there is no Coffee Hour today.
“REDUCING THE RISK” Training Class has been cancelled. Watch your Morning Tide for the next training session.
RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT —Volunteers Needed for the annual Fall Rummage Sale through Saturday, October 6. Rummage Sale donations are welcome (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) until 12 noon Tuesday, October 2, and can be placed at the rear of Fellowship Hall. It is important that all donations be clean and in a good state of repair. ‘Blue Jean Sunday’ is today. Come anytime! To volunteer, contact Woman’s Fellowship or the church office (313- 291-1221). All proceeds support church- related projects. Toni Hill is coordinating an evening volunteer opportunity Monday, October 1 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
THERE’S STILL TIME FOR YOU to join our Women’s Retreat October 6 and 7. The retreat provides an opportunity for women of faith to share time together and reflect on how we can act on God’s call to kindness amid everyday life. There is also free time, so you can enjoy the beautiful facilities. We will be carpooling from St. Paul Saturday at 7 a.m. to the Hillsdale area. The retreat begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $97 and includes three meals and one night of lodging. Your payment and completed reservation form, should be returned to Retreat Registrar Marjie Barnard.
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TOUR of historic churches will be Thursday, October 11. Five historic Catholic and Protestant churches are on our itinerary. Cost is $30 per person, not including lunch (Polka Restaurant, Troy). Pastor Geoff Drutchas will lead the tour with docents meeting us at most of the locations to provide historical background and information about current ministries. The tour is open to family and friends. Our comfortable chartered bus with lavatory will depart from the St. Paul Church parking lot at 8 a.m. and return no later than 6 p.m. We are currently at capacity and are beginning a ‘wait list.’ Please contact the church office for more information.
COFFEE HOUR DRINK SPILLS HAVE BECOME A CONCERN. Please help us
avoid drink spills. Lids are provided during our Coffee Hour for your beverages if you
would like to leave the hall with your drink. We have noticed many areas in the building
where beverages were spilled. We would like to keep our building looking as nice as we
can. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank You, Building & Grounds Ministry.
E-MAIL CHANGES If your e-mail address has changed in the last 6 months please notify the Church Office at (313) 291-1221. We utilize E-mail addresses of approximately 290 members and friends in our current e-mail notification system. It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on events at St. Paul. Your help is essential in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date list.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, October 28, 2018. 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 an offering plate or give it to any usher.
ALTAR GUILD has an opportunity for a few volunteers to maintain the altar candles and
to ensure the paraments (cloths on the lectern and pulpit) are changed accordingly. There
are no meetings to attend. All materials and training are provided at your convenience.
For more information please contact Arlene Felske or Sue Mrowka.
USHERS NEEDED to assist with our Sunday morning worship services. Friendly faces help present a welcoming atmosphere to both members and visitors. Written instructions are available, and training can be arranged. Anyone interested may speak with the pre-siding deacon or Pastor Drutchas.
HEALTH MINISTRIES - Exercise Classes – Our exercise session has begun Mondays
and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Our instructor, Delessa, is a wonderful trainer with a
Christian philosophy. A donation of $3-5 for each session is invited. No classes October
1 & 3 due to Fall Rummage Sale. Chronic Pain Self-Management Class- begins
Tuesday, November 6 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the West Room. Our six week session
will provide tips and techniques Shalom – Chronic disease group meeting. Our meeting
is October 8th at 1:00 p.m. Caregivers - Meet for mutual support. The Caregivers Group
will meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next gathering is
October 21. Caregiving tips will be shared by participants who offer mutual support on
a confidential basis. Pastor Geoff Drutchas leads the sessions, assisted by Parish Nurse
Kathy Williams. The group is open to everyone. Health/Medical supplies – If you have
or need medical supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, please contact parish nurse, Kathy
Williams or the office. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), is a nonprofit and
noncommercial weight loss support group St. Paul is hosting Chapter 9744, Taylor.
Meetings are Monday nights with weigh in starting at 6:00 p.m. Meetings start at 6:30
p.m. and end at 7:15 p.m., in the West Room. The first visit is free with no obligation.
RED HOT PURPLE ANGELS October 25 – Halloween Bunco & Potluck Dinner–
6:30 p.m. 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. Bring a dish of your choice.
There is a sign-up sheet on the RHPA Bulletin Board. Kathy Williams is the contact.
Looking ahead to November, we visit a church member’s house to see a large, unique
salt & pepper collection. We will be able to bring snacks and BYOB.
PRAYER LUNCHEON Tuesday, October 25 The International Health and Hope
Coalitionis hosting a luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church in Detroit. We will carpool from St. Paul at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Edna Rose is
the key speaker along with a panel discussion. The topic is “Dementia: Memories,
Thinking and Behavior.” Register at www.InterfaithHealthCoalition.org or contact
Kathy Williams. Let Kathy know if you have registered and/ or would like to carpool.
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.
FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERN – PRAYER LIST
Your prayers are requested for the following church members and friends:
Ida Black, April Clark, Steve Clark, Charlie Duncan, Gene Edwards, Phill Felske, Mary Jane Fliss (sister-in-law, Arlene Wolfram), Oren Forsyth, Lois Frank, Shirley Gratrix, Bob Harry, Doris Hilliker, Danielle Gardner, Harry Gardner, Jacob Kaszubowski, Mark Kenosian, John King, Rev. Bill Kren, Patricia Olson, Blake Schalm, Sue Spears, Bert Thompson, and Grace Torango. 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.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR REHEARSALS begin October 7 following the 10:30 a.m. service in the West Room. Please see Sally Sigman, Director, for more information.
KICK-OFF FOR Youth Fellowship is October 7 with lunch and activity planning follow-ing our 10:30 a.m. service. Parents are invited to attend. Fall retreat is November 3 and 4 – save the date! Please contact Pastor Schalm for more information.
THIRSTY THURSDAYS converts to Worship Wednesdays Young adult Fellowship will resume meeting Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. at Pastor Schalm’s house. Sunday, October 7 is Kayaking the Huron River. RSVP by September 23 to Pastor Schalm.
2019 PHONE DIRECTORY We are beginning preparations for our 2019 Phone
Directory. If you have moved, added a new family member or changed your phone
number, please notify the Church Office. If you don’t want your cell phone number listed
in the directory, you will need to notify us in advance. Your help in keeping our data up-
to-date will make for a more accurate Directory. Thanks in advance for your support.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS, COLLEGE & TRADE SCHOOL
STUDENTS Christian Education needs all college, trade school, and “2018” High
School graduate addresses. 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.
THE ST. PAUL CHANCEL CHOIR resumed its weekly Wednesday rehearsals. Start time is 7:00 p.m. Note-A-Bell Hand Bell Choir will resume at a later date. Rehearsal time is 6 p.m. Rehearsals will be led by Music Director Tracy Hoffman.