Week of November 6, 2023

Worship Sunday

9:30 a.m. Open Door in Hickey Hall · 11 a.m. Sanctuary

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Church Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thirty Days with E. Stanley Jones

Tuesdays, November 7 - 21; 6 p.m. in the Parlor

Join Pastor Elbert for a study of Thirty Days with E. Stanley Jones: Global Preacher, Social Justice Prophet by Rev. Dr. Jack Harnish, pastor emeritus of Birmingham First UMC. In his day, E. Stanley Jones (1884 - 1973) was described as the “greatest missionary since Saint Paul.” His clarion call to justice and loving community was shaped by his friendship with Mahatma Gandhi and influenced the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Email Rachel to register.

Beer & Hymns

Tuesday, November 7 ; 7 p.m. at Gus O'Connor's Public House

324 S. Main Street, Rochester

Sing along with the worship band. The Open Door will provide appetizers. Participants buy their own drinks.

Annual Church Conference

Thursday, November 9

7 p.m. in Hickey Hall

Rev. Dr. Darryl Totty, chair. All St. Paul’s members and friends are invited to attend.

St. Paul's to Offer Shelter December 31 - January 7

Coffee Hour Church Chat

Sunday, November 12; following each service in the Parlor

Join us after worship to hear Gerry Bryce explain the project for St. Paul's to offer shelter to 30-40 homeless guests the week of December 31 - January 7.

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The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please contact the office at 248-651-9361 with your prayer requests.

Healing & Comfort

Rev. Dwayne Kelsey,Thom Parker, Maggie Meyers - mother of Rebecca Lawson, Peggy Roberts, Diane McElreath, Martha Mishler - sister of Vern Pixley, Carol Walmer - sister of Bruce Ohms, David Beerer Sr., Marla & Ron Stoneham - parents of Kaye Thornton, Kathy Lange - cousin of Jane Lucisano, Marino DeFelice, Joyce Dawson


Employment Opportunities

Music Department Admin, Sunday Night Custodian

See more information about current employment opportunities at St. Paul's.

Changing Meeting to November 11

Support for Caregivers

Saturday, November 11; 9:30 a.m. in Rickard Chapel

You don't have to do this alone! Join this group of caregivers who support each other emotionally while renewing spirits and sharing ideas and resources. It is difficult to care for others when we struggle to care for ourselves.

Coffee Hour Church Chat

Learn about St. Paul's Shelter Program

Sunday, November 12

10:30 a.m. in Parlor & noon in the Narthex

Learn from Gerry Bryce about the Overnight Shelter Program that St. Paul's will host December 31 - January 7. Find out how you can be involved in providing food and shelter to those who have none. Volunteers will be needed for transportation, welcome and registration, food prep and serving, evening and overnight hosting, and daytime hosting on the weekend.

Family Life Class hosts Rev. Rick Kress

Jesus in the Qur'an

Sunday, November 12; 9:45 a.m. in Rickard Chapel

Did you know that Jesus is a a prominent figure in Islam's holy book, the Qur'an? He is revered by Muslims. However, the Jesus of Islam and Christianity also differ. This presentation will help you understand how Jesus is viewed in Muslim history. You're invited to join Family Life to hear this presentation.

REASA Rochester Ecumenical Alliance for Social Action

People of Faith

Sunday, November 12

3 p.m. Workshop in Rickard Chapel

6 p.m. Potluck in Rickard Chapel

St. Paul’s hosts the finale of the 2023 People of Faith series. Travel the road of racial awareness and uproot racism while building a community of hope and healing. Join others from Rochester Area Churches. Register

ALL are welcome - even if you did not attend other sessions.

United Women in Faith

That Takes the Cake Sale

Sunday, November 19

9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Narthex (cart in Hickey Hall)

Homemade coffee cakes and other treats will be for sale with proceeds supporting UWF missions locally and around the world. Drop off coffee cakes Saturday, November 18 between 12 - 2 p.m. in the Narthex. Please call Jane Chamberlain at 586-323-2537 to sign up as a baker. Items must be individually wrapped for sale.

Handmade Treasures items will also be available for purchase.

Advent Series in the Open Door

Beginning November 26

Get a preview of the Advent series for the Open Door service which begins November 26. It can be viewed on our YouTube page. Play preview

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Nutrition Tips in November

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Rev. Elbert Dulworth - EDulworth@stpaulsrochester.org

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -AGutierrez@stpaulsrochester.org

Rev. Judy May - JMay@stpaulsrochester.org 

Rev. Rick Kress - RKress@stpaulsrochester.org


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Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus