Thanksgiving Eve 7:30 p.m.

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

 

Thanksgiving Eve                                                                               November 22,  2017

Celebration of Worship 7:30 p.m.

 

  SILENT PRAYER (Silent reverence is invited)

  PRELUDE  Mrs. Sally Sigman, Organist

  CALL TO WORSHIP/ MOMENT OF SILENCE  Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas

*OPENING HYMN No. 718 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” Tracy Hoffman,

  Hymn Leader

*UNISON INVOCATION  Pastor Drutchas & Congregation  

  Gracious God, we give thanks for your presence among us as we gather to worship  

  this evening.  We thank you for providing us over time with so much spiritual 

  guidance: the words of scripture, the ways of Jesus, the tradition of the church, the 

  witness of faithful men and women through the ages, and the promptings of the   

  Holy Spirit.  We confess that we have taken so many of these blessings for granted 

  and have been slothful, even cowardly, in applying to our daily living what you

  have already shared with us.  Forgive us our shortcomings.  Help us in this hour                

  of worship to set aside sloth and selfishness and whatever other impediments get in

  the way of being grateful to you and faithful to the loving, righteous example of 

  Jesus Christ. Amen. 

*CONGREGATONAL RESPONSE  Amen, Amen, Amen.

  WELCOME/ PASSING OF PEACE/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

   EVENING ANTHEM  “Allunde Alluya,”  Chancel Choir

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*congregation standing

GREAT MOMENTS OF THANKS IN SCRIPTURE

 *HYMN No. 717  “Let All Things Now Living”

   EVENING PRAYER  Pastor Drutchas

 *HYMN No. 715  “Now Thank We All Our God”

   OFFERTORY INVITATION/ OFFERTORY

 *DOXOLOGY

      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.

  A PILGRIM CATECHISM

  A PRAYER FOR THE NATION (723)

  HYMN No.  721  “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

  CORNUCOPIA OF THANKS

  WHAT ARE WE THANKFUL FOR?

  EVENING PRAYER

*HYMN No. 22  “All Creatures of Our God and King”

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE  (Please remain in your seats as the service closes and until

     all of the candles are extinguished.)

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RESTROOM AND CHANGING ROOM SPACE is available in the East Lobby

which can be reached through the side door at the east rear of the sanctuary just before

the entrance to our new “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.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd marks the start of the Advent Season.  You are invited to come dressed in something blue, the official Advent color.         

 MISSION STATEMENT

“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:  Dave Lange


OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY AND FELLOWSHIP

Calendar Week  November 22  -- December 3

Wednesday  Choir Rehearsal 6:30 p.m./ Confirmation 7:00 p.m./ Worship 7:30 p.m.

Thursday     Office Closed!/ Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday          Office Closed!/ Set up Christmas Trees 9:00 a.m.

Saturday      Bring Down Decorations 9:00 a.m./ Dorcas Christmas Decorating 1:00 p.m./

                      Santa’s Magic Forest Opens 3:00 p.m./ Santa Parade 4:00 p.m. /

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

                      School 10:30 a.m./ Children’s Choir 11:30 a.m./ Church Decorating 11:30                    

Monday       Enhanced Fitness Class 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday       Bible Study 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday Enhanced Fitness Class 2:00 p.m./ Handbell Rehearsal 6:00 p.m./ Choir