Preparing for Sunday, January 16, 2022
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall ·  Facebook
11 a.m. Christian Education · Service Opportunities
The church office is open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

3rd Sunday Mission
Blanket Palooza
Sunday, January 16; 11 a.m. in Hickey Hall
This is our 6th year making blankets for the area shelters. We have donated over 300 blankets! Join us this year as we make fleece tie blankets for the Baldwin Center. Please bring a fleece blanket kit or 2 pieces of fleece measuring 2 yards x 2 yards and scissors. We will have additional kits on site to use for those unable to provide fleece. This is a great event for all ages.
Socks for Baldwin Center
Collecting Donations January 14 - February 4
All sizes of socks are needed to help the homeless keep warm. Please drop off donations in the office or at the Welcome Center by February 4. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Rider at 248-651-9361.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Sanctuary 
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
In John’s Gospel Jesus’ first miracle takes place at a wedding reception. There’s a whole lot more party left to go, but they’re already out of wine. No one is sure what to do, but Jesus’ mother has an idea. Join us as we discover how life with Jesus is no longer ordinary. See you Sunday!
Rev. David Eardley
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall 
This Sunday we will take a look at a familiar text from 1 Corinthians, “Love never ends.” This week we will focus on the gifts we receive from God and how God’s love is shown through building relationships. How can we find ways to use the gifts for the benefit for the whole community? How does God help us to discern how to be in service to those around us? May we be open to the movement of the Spirit as we grow in faith and share our gifts as the body of Christ in the world. 
Rev. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Treasures: Tricky Navigation!
If you define your treasure as family and friends, that’s great, but relationships are often difficult to navigate. If your possessions or status are your treasures, again, it’s hard to navigate them as they relate to God. Let’s consider how we can find True North on our treasures. Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester. 
Rev. Rick Kress
Prayer List
The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to
Healing & Comfort
Loraine Mazur, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Joyce Olson, Anna Pearcy, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Vicki Sweda, Donna Cooper, David Cooper and George Dentel - all relatives of Lisa McMillin, Herberta Stuermer - mother-in-law of Jodi Stuermer, Linda Berg - mother of Ned Berg, Harry Akers - father of Michelle Berg, Otto & Monika Arentzen, Maxine McClure, Grant Nagel, Thelma Welbaum
Rochester Community Schools
Virtual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 17
Rochester Community Schools welcomes all students, staff, families, caregivers and community members to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through a variety of virtual learning opportunities.
10 a.m. Keynote presentation. This presentation and question/answer opportunity features Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of "Cultivating Genius." View the YouTube Live presentation link. Use the Q&A link to ask a question.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Twitter conversation. Join a Twitter conversation and use the hashtag #RCSMLK. Click for Twitter Chat details.
All day. MLK Open Mic Night. Enjoy performances from RCS students honoring MLK. Click to access Open Mic Night presentations.
All day. Tribute to MLK. Click this tribute link to view the following. 1. Student and staff tribute. 2. Musical performances from Adams, Rochester and Stoney Creek bands. 3. Neighborhood House partnership with Social Justice Club students to support people and families in need. 
All day. Crown the king. Share photos of yourself in a homemade crown to represent the values of Dr. King, including dignity, honor, justice, leadership and equality. Take a photo in your crown. Share it on social media and tag Rochester Community Schools on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag: #RCSMLK. Make your own crown or reserve a free craft kit to pick up on Jan. 6 or 13.
We also invite you to participate in the following events honoring MLK through our community partners.
Click here for a printable flyer containing a summary of links and information: MLK Day Celebration Flyer 2022
If you would like to know more about Diversity programming at St. Paul’s please contact Rachel Henry.
Women's LIFE Monday Nights
Mondays, January 17 - February 14
7 - 9 p.m. in Room 128-129
Join us as we study Amberly Neese’s Common Ground, Loving Others Despite Our Differences. “Stories from the Old and New Testament will point us to peace and reconciliation in all our relationships, reassuring us that it is possible to find common ground with everyone – despite our differences.” To register contact Rebecca Lawson at 248-568-6382.
HUGS on Pause
Wednesday, January 19
9:30 - 11 a.m. on Zoom 
HUGS Mothers Group will not meet in person as planned but will instead meet on Zoom. Contact Sue Evans for more information.
SPARK Book Group
Thursday, January 20
1:30 p.m. in the Parlor
Join us as we discuss The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. We welcome new members! If yo have questions, call Linda Burnard at 248-736-1893.
Book Discussion
The Ground Breaking
Tuesday, January 25; 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.
Open Enrollment begins February 1
Register NOW for Fall 2022
Young 3’s class: T & Th from 9 a.m. to noon
3’s class: M, W, F from 9 a.m. to noon
4’s class: M - F from 9 a.m. to noon
St. Paul’s provides high-quality learning with emphasis on the individuality of each child. Our certified 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. Email us today to save a spot for your child. Applications available online.
Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:
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.
If you are need of help or have an urgent need, please email or call the church office at 248-651-9361. 
Contact your pastors:
Rev. David Eardley - 
Rev. April Gutierrrez -
Rev. Judy May -  
Rev. Rick Kress -  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus