Week of October 4, 2021
Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
11 a.m. Christian Education · Service Opportunities
The office will be open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

Brave Faith
2022 Stewardship Campaign
Over the next four weeks, we will be exploring, separately and together, what God desires for us in our giving. Brave Faith will be an opportunity for each of us to consider all the ways that God has been generous to us even as we pray our campaign prayer, “God, how is my brave faith inspiring me to give?” 
Please watch the Brave Faith introductory video:
Prayer List
The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to prayers@stpaulsrochester.org.
Healing & Comfort
Ginny Ames, Loraine Mazur, Beth Culp, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Bernona Fry - mother of Grant Fry, Tim Tenbusch, - friend of Betsy and Peter Marsh
SkyCraft Theatre Works
Ordinary Days
October 1 – 10 in Hickey Hall
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
Ordinary Days is a sung-through musical with music and lyrics by American composer Adam Gwon. Set in New York City, the musical follows four characters, exploring how their ordinary lives connect in the most amazing ways.Tickets ($15) are available at our.show/skycraft-ordinarydays and at the door. See more
Volunteer Ushers Needed!
Three Ushers Needed for October 8, 9, 10
See the performance for free and receive a complimentary ticket to another performance. Attire is business casual. Sign up here
Contact Marilyn Kress for more information.
All Church Study
Courage: Jesus Christ and the Call to Brave Faith
Join us for this engaging all church study by participating in a small group and reading this great book. Courage is the foundational virtue for the Christian life. Pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Jesus followers. By examining Jesus’ life, we will begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in the lives of Jesus followers as they exhibit a brave faith. You may purchase a book for $13. Contact Rachel Henry for information and to sign up for a small group.
The Fall of Big Feelings
October Series for Children
Each week children will explore big feelings we all experience. Get this week's playlist on Anger.
Children will also have the opportunity to zoom with Miss Amy once a week to connect with each other and dive deeper into these themes. Sign up for for the Zoom calls and get a reminder. Zoom time begins at 5:30 p.m.on October 5. 
Last Call for New Stephen Ministers
Class starts October 18
If you have thought of becoming a Stephen Minister, it will never be easier than this. A new training class is forming and will be taught at St. Paul’s on Monday evenings. We will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be finished before 9 p.m. This class starts on October 18 and will continue (with breaks for holidays) until the end of March. We have five trainees enrolled from several area churches, but there is space for you. To get more information, contact Judy May or Susan Sonye.
Help is Needed! Deadline October 22
Hats & Gloves for Baldwin
For many years the United Methodist Women has donated hats and gloves to Baldwin Center and Neighborhood House. We buy them at a discount from Broner Hat Company to maximize our donation.
Without our Rummage Sale fundraiser this year, we do not have funds available and we welcome any donations to help us continue this ministry. Please make checks to St. Paul's United Methodist Women with 'hats and gloves' in the memo line & mail to 620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307. 
Many thanks from the United Methodist Women
Harmony in the Hills Concert
Greg Hartmann
Sunday, October 10
4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Join us for a solo performance by well respected pianist Greg Hartman. He will also be performing October 8 at 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and will be featured with St. Paul’s Orchestra in a virtual Harmony in the Hills concert on October 9 at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
Treasures in the Trunk Sale
Saturday, October 16
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in parking lot
Due to Covid and volunteer concerns, St. Paul’s UMW is trying something new in place of our Fall Rummage Sale. Bring what you would have donated - Sell it along side others doing the same. All proceeds support women and children in need. See more
Marriage Renewal Service
Sunday, October 17
10 a.m. in the Sanctuary & Hickey Hall
Couples celebrating their 5th, 10th wedding anniversary, etc. (in 5 year increments), or any wedding anniversary over 50 years, are invited to participate. Please call the church office at 248-651-9361 to sign up for this meaningful renewal service. The deadline to notify the church for participants’ names to be displayed onscreen is Monday, October 4.
Harmony in the Hills Concert
Nicholas Schmelter
Sunday, October 17; 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary
St. Paul’s is delighted to present Nicholas Schmelter on organ and harpsichord, featuring St. Paul’s JW Walker organ and Franco-Flemish Double harpsichord. Come for a wonderful afternoon of music with a very well respected international concert artist. Suggested donation $15.
Changed to All Virtual Event
Black Church
Sunday, October 17; 3 - 5 p.m. Virtual viewing
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Virtual discussion
Part 2 of The Black Church Watch Party and Discussion has been changed to a all virtual event. See updated information
New Member Class
Sunday, October 24; 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Parlor
Please attend the New Member Class if you interested in becoming a member of St. Paul’s and would like to learn more about the mission of St. Paul’s, small groups and the many ministry teams that are offered. At the end of the meeting, we will welcome new members. Pictures will be taken and shown in worship the following Sunday.

Please sign up at the Welcome Center in the Narthex or in Hickey Hall or contact Marilyn Kress at 586-212-9065.
Help Wanted
Immediate need for part-time daytime custodian. Applicants must be reliable, flexible and able to lift 25lbs. This is a permanent long-term position with paid time off. Please contact Rachel Henry for more information.
Help Wanted
Audio/Visual Volunteers
Are you interested in sharing your gifts and joining a great team at St. Paul’s? We are seeking Audio/Visual volunteers to help support Sunday services and special events. Volunteers will be trained and scheduled as they are available. For more information please contact Rachel Henry.

Welcome Center Coordinator and Volunteers and Ushers Needed
Help others feel welcome the moment they walk in the door! Friendly folk are needed to serve as Welcome Center hosts and Ushers on Sunday mornings. A Welcome Center volunteer coordinator is also needed. Please contact Rob Patten to volunteer for the Welcome Center and Gail Hosner to serve as an usher.
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