Preparing for Sunday, July 24, 2022
Worship Sunday
8:30 a.m. Outdoor · 10 a.m. Hickey Hall · Facebook
The church office is open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

VBS Sunday
Sunday, July 24; 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall 
We welcome and celebrate our VBS friends and their parents. Children will be invited to the front of Hickey Hall to sing the songs they learned during the week. Wear your VBS t-shirt and show everyone how awesome VBS was!
Please help us with our mission project!
Bring in school supplies to the Narthex until July 24 to be distributed to our local community through RANH/Assistance League's Blast Off 2 School. See list of items needed
Summer Worship Schedule
Sunday, July 24 - VBS Sunday
8:30 a.m. Garden of Hope Bring your own chair.
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
July 31 - Open Door Returns
8:30 a.m. Courtyard Please bring your own chair.
10 a.m. in Sanctuary & 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Name Tag Sunday
Through the month of July, please stop by the name tag table. Fill out a name tag and wear it with a smile as Rev. Dulworth and Dawn get to know the people of St. Paul’s.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
8:30 a.m. Outdoor
10 a.m. in Sanctuary & on Facebook
Celebrating God's Greatness 
What a delight to see all of our lovely VBS-ers back in the building in-person this week as we Celebrate God’s Greatness! I love this beautiful passage from Psalm 145 that reminds us to dwell on the glory of God and to wonder at the actions of God. Pull up a chair and marvel at the beauty of creation in the outdoor service surrounded by the smell of fresh flowers, hearing the water in the fountain and gathering with the saints in the Garden of Hope.
You are welcome here and God is glorious, indeed!
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Abba's Child: The Imposter
Do you worry about what others think of you? Do you feel judged, afraid to reveal who you truly are? It’s a real problem, this “imposter syndrome.” The thing is, God—our Abba—knows you better than anyone—and loves you more, too! Tune in to go deeper in God’s amazing love. (This Vespers series is inspired by Brennan Manning’s book, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging.) 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, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Josephine Beach, Rebecca Kubik, Betty Heitman, Stephy Soule - stepmom of Jodi Stuermer, Shannon Gilmore - granddaughter of Thelma Childress, Fred Stenton, Joyce Sherrod, George Peck - father of Brian Peck
SkyCraft Booster Meeting
Sunday, July 24
11:30 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Pizza and theatrical conversation - What more could a person want? Attend one of our booster meetings and find out how you can get involved with local theatre. SkyCraft is always in need of performers, set-builders, technicians, and artists of all kinds. Hope to see you there!
St. Paul's Community Garden
Blessing of the Garden
Sunday, July 31 at 12 p.m.
630 Woodward Ave. Rochester
Join us at the Community Garden for a short blessing of the garden followed by a tour and question and answer session.
Directions: Turn north on Wilcox Avenue and park in the lots by the baseball field or the Rochester Public Works. The Garden is up the hill north of the parking lots (behind Mr. C’s Car Wash).
Harmony in the Hills
Concert in the Garden
Wednesday, August 17: 7 p.m. Garden of Hope
Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils
Join us for great music in a beautiful setting. Free Admission. Bring a lawn chair.
Play Ball!
St. Paul's Outing at the Ball Park
Friday, August 19; 6:30 p.m.
Jimmy John Field; 7171 Auburn Road, Utica
Join us for a baseball game between the Utica Unicorns and the Eastside Diamond Hoppers. Tickets include all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, spectacular fireworks after the show, and many family activities. Kids will have a chance to run the bases as well as meet their favorite mascot. St. Paul’s will be reserving a space at the Jimmy John Field Patio. Purchase Tickets
Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:
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. Elbert Dulworth -
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrrez
Rev. Judy May -  
Rev. Rick Kress -  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus