Week of December 27, 2021
Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.
Hickey Hall · Facebook
The office will be open T - F; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
We are Closing our PO Box
Effective December 31, 2021, St. Paul's is closing PO Box 80307. We will only be receiving mail at 620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307. Please make changes to an automatic payments and do not use pre-printed envelopes that have the PO Box address.
Year End Giving
All Gifts for 2021 must be postmarked by December 31! 
All gifts for credit in the year 2021 must be dated 2021 and received by the church by December 31 or postmarked in the year 2021. Also, if you are prepaying a 2022 stewardship gift, please make that notation on your check and envelope. Thank you for your continued, faithful support. Please see our giving page on our church website for ways to make an online gift in support of our ministries.
Vesper Service Wednesday
 Wednesday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Walking into Advent: Emmanuel
“Emmanuel,” a Christmas name for Jesus, means “God-with-us.” What does this Emmanuel mean to you? Let’s pause and reflect on God’s precious gift.
Rev. Rick Kress
Prayer List
The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to prayers@stpaulsrochester.org.
Healing & Comfort
Loraine Mazur, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Joyce Olson, Anna Pearcy, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Vicki Sweda, Denise Davis - sister of Michelle Moore, Donna Cooper, David Cooper and George Dentel - all relatives of Lisa McMillin, Herberta Stuermer - mother-in-law of Jodi Stuermer
News
Baldwin Center
Volunteers Needed!
Baldwin Center
We need additional volunteers for our monthly commitment to serve Baldwin Center. Our volunteer list shrinks this time of year. If you are available on the second Monday of the month and want to serve, please contact Susan Heacock. Baldwin continues to serve over 2000 clients per week with sack lunches and needed services.
Sunday Worship Schedule
January 2 at 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Holiday Office Hours
Monday, December 27 - Closed
Tuesday, December 28 – Friday, December 31; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, January 3 - Closed
Tuesday, January 4 - Resume normal office hours
Quilt Ministry Team Donates $5000
Thank you to everyone who bought items so that the Quilt Ministry team could donate the proceeds to mission work. In 2021, we collected and donated over $5000, of which $2550 from the Kris Kringle Market was sent to Neighborhood House. We have donated to the mission project of the church and the UMW for missions involving women and children. Thank You!
UMW Sunday
Sunday, January 9; 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary
The United Methodist Women will have their Installation of Officers for 2022 during the 10 a.m. worship service and recognize individuals for their dedication and service.
Book Discussion
The Ground Breaking
Tuesday, January 11; 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Join us in reading The Ground Breaking. This book details how the story of a massacre in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area was covered up for half a century. The book is available on Amazon and several book stores. Please register in advance for these meetings. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Contact Sharon Hiller at 810-305-8716 with questions.
HELP
If you are need of help or have an urgent need, please email HELP@stpaulsrochester.org or call the church office at 248-651-9361. 
Contact your pastors:
Rev. David Eardley - DEardley@stpaulsrochester.org 
Rev. April Gutierrez- AGutierrez@stpaulsrochester.org
Rev. Judy May - JMay@stpaulsrochester.org  
Rev. Rick Kress - RKress@stpaulsrochester.org  
 
Church Office              248-651-9361 
 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus