Preparing for Sunday, February 11, 2024

Worship Sunday

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

Livestream on Facebook · Livestream on YouTube

Office Hours

Mon - Thu 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fri by Appointment Only


Rosebud Indian Reservation Worktrip Fundraiser

Gourmet Pretzel Sale

Sunday, February 11

10 - 11 a.m. Hickey Hallway

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Narthex

Stop by Sunday morning for some delicious homemade chocolate covered pretzels. These will make great Valentine Day gifts or party favors for the Super Bowl. Thank you for your support!

Cello & Piano Concert

Amir Eldan and Misha Namirovsky

Sunday, February 11; 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary

It may be Superbowl Sunday, but you will want to see this wonderful duo before settling in with game day festivities Harmony in the Hills Concert Series is delighted to present eminent cellist and University of Michigan Professor Amir Eldan and acclaimed pianist Misha Namirovsky who will captivate lovers of classical music at this rare performance of world-renowned musicians. Tickets: Adults $15, Under 18 $8 Buy Tickets

Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, February 14

7 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Begin Lent with this youth-led special service with music, prayers, an inspiring message, Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes.

Night of 1000 Blessings

Donate with Amazon Wish List

Help us collect the items needed for 25 cleaning buckets for Lighthouse Family Shelter by purchasing items on Amazon Wish List and having them shipped directly to church. See Wish List

We also need 300 boxes of cereal - Please drop off in cart in Narthex

Preschool Registration OPEN

Register NOW for Fall 2024

St. Paul’s provides Christian-based, high-quality learning with emphasis on the individuality of each child. Our qualified teaching staff will engage your child in hands-on experiences and exploration activities that nurture their basic developmental needs: physical, language, cognitive, social, and emotional. Schedule a tour today!

Apply Online at stpaulsrochester.org/preschool.

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Sunday Worship

11 a.m. in Sanctuary

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Life Between Mountaintops

Perhaps one of the most beautiful sights in the world is when you find yourself standing on the mountaintop looking out over the region all around. The heights give us a fresh perspective of the lay of the land. There is a comfort to being on top of it all. Even some of the earliest disciples felt this way with Jesus once. In fact, one wanted to simply stay up there. Yet, Jesus led them back down into the valleys of the world where life and ministry happen. How do the mountaintops move us into the valleys even today?

Rev. Elbert Dulworth

Vesper Service Thursday

Thursday at 7 p.m. on Facebook

Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.

Be an Encourager

Everyone has problems, some more than others. But have you noticed how some people who deal with big problems are the most encouraging people there are? What’s their secret? How does God help make that happen? Tune in to consider how you can be more of an encourager in the lives of others.  

Vespers at stpaulsrochester.org

Rev. Rick Kress

Prayer List

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

Healing & Comfort

Sunn Cho, Sani Dwyer, David Heflin, Patty Kelly - sister-in-law of John Kelly, Pete Olson, Jerry Frushour, Beau Lewis, Matt Moore

News

Beer & Hymns

Tuesday, February 13

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.

Lenten Study

Tuesdays, February 13 - March 19

7:30 p.m. on Zoom (Swisher Study Group)

Tuesdays, February 20 - March 26

7 p.m. in Room 132 (Fisch Study Group)

Join one of our groups for our Lenten study of Savior: What the Bible Says about the Cross by Magrey deVega. The cross is the central symbol of our Christian faith even as it leaves us with so many questions. See more

SPARK Book Group

Thursday, February 15

1:30 p.m. in the Parlor

Start the new year with us as we discuss All The Beauty In The World by Patrick Bringley.

New Time!

UWF Book Club

Thursday, February 15

6 p.m. in Room 132

Join us for our discussion of You Have a Voice by Vera Ahiyya.

Women's LIFE

Fridays, February 16 - March 22

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Parlor or Zoom

Join us as we participate in the church Lenten study of Savior: What the Bible Says about the Cross by Magrey deVega. Discussions will center on Amplify videos shown in class. Books are optional and can be purchased on Amazon. Contact Nancy Fidler for more information.

Blood Drive

Monday, February 19

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Hickey Hall

The need for blood is great all year long, so St. Paul's will be hosting blood drives monthly. Schedule an appointment by calling Bill Molloy at 248-892-1705 or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ‘stpaulunited’.

Seeker's Study

Mondays, February 19 - March 25

1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Parlor

Join us as we participate in the church Lenten study of Remember: God's Covenants and the Cross by Susan Robb. Books can be ordered from Cokesbury or your favorite bookseller. Contact Judy May for more information.

Warm Coats for Baldwin

Through March 5 in the Narthex

In the past 12 years, the generous congregation of St. Paul’s has donated approximately 2400 new winter coats for the Baldwin Center store where clients “shop” for their family members before Christmas. Please shop the post-holiday sales and purchase coats for next year’s store. All sizes, infant through adult, are needed. Cash donations are also accepted. Please write “Coats for Baldwin” on the memo line of your check. Thank you for helping us make a difference in our community.

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Prevention Heart Disease

Understanding Blood Pressure

Warning Signs of Heart Attack

Coffee Hour Help Needed!

The FISH Committee is bringing back coffee hour before and after both services, but volunteers are needed! If you like coffee hour and a chance to visit with others before and after church, please sign up to help! Coffee Hour Sign Up

Employment Opportunities

Sunday Night Custodian

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

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Rev. Elbert Dulworth - EDulworth@stpaulsrochester.org

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -on renewal leave until 6/30/2024

Rev. Judy May - JMay@stpaulsrochester.org 

Rev. Rick Kress - RKress@stpaulsrochester.org

 

Church Office               248-651-9361 

 

Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus