Preparing for Sunday, November 5, 2023

Worship Sunday

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

Livestream on Facebook · Livestream on YouTube

Church Office Hours:

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

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

In Memoriam

Transferred to the Church Triumphant

Sandra Gail Heath - October 31, 2023

Funeral Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Visitation at 10 a.m. in the Narthex.

Harmony in the Hills Concert

Ivan Zenaty

Sunday, November 5

4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Harmony in the Hills is featuring a world renowned violinist, Ivan Zenaty.

Don't miss this amazing performance.

Club 45

Sunday, November 5; 12:15 - 2 p.m. at Community Garden

Calling all 4th & 5th graders to join Miss Amy to help put the Community Garden to bed. We will meet at the garden, north of Woodward in Rochester behind the ball fields. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Please email Amy Heitman to RSVP for the fun. Club 45 is a mission group that meets seasonally to serve others in our community.

Employment Opportunities

Music Department Admin, Sunday Night Custodian

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

St. Paul's Logo Gear

Order Yours through November 5

Show your St. Paul’s pride with our new merchandise. We have a variety of cool items for children and adults including t-shirts, hoodies, golf shirts, hats, and drinkware. Purchase Items through a dedicated website. Merchandise samples will be displayed at church beginning on October 15. These items make great Christmas gifts! A percentage of your purchase will benefit the youth worktrip 2024 to Mission, South Dakota. A HUGE thank you to Gemini Sales and Kim and Mark Merola for heading up this project.

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Sunday Worship

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

Livestream on Facebook · Livestream on YouTube

A Saintly Way of Life

On All Saints Sunday this week, we'll pause to remember the lives of our saints who have passed on to the church eternal and triumphant over the past year. We'll also take a moment to reflect on the character of a saint. What is it about these "holy ones" that continues to inspire our own journey of faith to this day? What legacy might we leave behind for others?

Rev. Elbert Dulworth

Vesper Service Thursday

Thursday at 7 p.m. on Facebook

Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.

Clear Water

There seems to be a lot to worry about, doesn’t there? Work, relationships, conflict overseas, and so much more can weigh you down with anxiety. Is there an antidote to coping with all the threats to your peace of mind? Consider what Jesus did after a full day of healing and teaching to restore his inner calm. Learn from Jesus how you can also find a mindful way to settle your soul. Vespers at

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

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


Women's LIFE Friday

Fridays, November 3 - December 1

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

Join us at 9:15 a.m. for social time

We will start the Advent study, An Unlike Advent, a little early. Explore the stories of some of the extraordinary people of the Christmas story. We’ll reflect on people like Zechariah, Elizabeth, Herod, the magi, and even the shepherds. Some of their stories might be a little bit more messy, but God still accomplishes great things through them or even in the face of the adversity that one of them brings. Books ($14) optional. Contact Nancy Fidler at [email protected] or 248-933-1981.

United Methodist Men's Breakfast

Saturday, November 4

8 a.m. in Hickey Hall

All men are invited to join us for a delicious breakfast, brotherhood and interesting program. No RSVP necessary.

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.

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.

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.

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Nutrition Tips in November

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Contact your pastors:

Rev. Elbert Dulworth - [email protected]

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -[email protected]

Rev. Judy May - [email protected] 

Rev. Rick Kress - [email protected]


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Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus