Preparing for Sunday, August 7, 2022
Worship Sunday
8:30 a.m. Outdoor
10 a.m. Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
The church office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - noon

August is Baseball Month
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Outdoor
10 a.m. Sanctuary, Hickey Hall & Online
Join us for a baseball-themed sermon series for the entire month of August. In keeping with the theme, join your St. Paul's friends at a ball game and picnic at Jimmy John Field on Friday, August 19. Get tickets
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
Children's Ministry Activity
We are Majoring in the Minors this month! Take a photo with the Flat Prophet wherever you roam this summer! Email or text Amy Heitman your family photo or tag St. Paul's on social media with your creative ways to show us how the Flat Prophet is enjoying summertime with you! You can pick up a Flat Prophet at the Welcome Center outside the Sanctuary or Hickey Hall during 10 a.m. worship in August.
Summer Worship Schedule
8:30 a.m. Garden of Hope Please bring your own chair.
10 a.m. in Sanctuary
10 a.m. Open Door in Hickey Hall
10 a.m. on Facebook
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
8:30 a.m. Outdoor
10 a.m. in Sanctuary & on Facebook
Bad Calls - When Jonah is sent to Ninevah, he avoids it at all cost. He doesn’t see anything of anyone worth redeeming there. When God eventually convinces him to go, the Ninevites do as he had feared: they repent and God is merciful. Where are the Ninevahs of today? What are the places and who are the people that we think are so far estranged from God? How might we discover God among the Ninevites? Or to whom might we be Ninevites? What might God be trying to speak to us? Better, yet, how might we discover God’s heart for the Ninevites and for us? Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester.
Rev. Elbert Dulworth
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Bad Calls -  Poor Jonah leaves the place he is from because he does not think it is possible to embrace God’s tenderness, love and mercy surrounded by the community of Ninevah. Yet, God calls him to go right back into the center of the city to proclaim God’s love and tenderness right where he is placed. Jonah is frustrated and thinks he could be a better leader with different people. How does God respond? What does it mean to embrace God’s mercy and tenderness being for everyone?
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 Rabbi's Heartbeat
Pascal said, “God made man in his own image and man returned the compliment.” Jesus is not a brand or a hashtag that justifies our world view. Christ is a living Spirit that goes way beyond all that stuff. When you attune your heart to the rabbi’s heart, you are in touch with an incredible fountain of life. 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.)
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, Betty Lou Hickey
Invitation to French UMC
Sunday, August 14; 3 - 4:30 p.m. at French United Methodist Church
1803 E. 14 Mile Rd. Birmingham, MI 48009
St. Paul's is invited to attend a grand celebration of praise and worship to God at French UMC. Your presence will be welcome to sustain their ministry. An African meal will be served after the service.
Craft time is back!
Make It & Take It
Tuesday, August 16; 6:30 - 8 p.m. in Room 132
Word of the Year Bracelets
Let your creativity shine! Class is appropriate for ages middle school through adult. Cost is $5 per class. To register, email Jodi Stuermer.
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.
Summer Celebration
Sunday, August 21; 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Near picnic tables outside Hickey Hall
(Rain location - Hickey Hall)
All middle and high schoolers are invited to join us as we celebrate summer and decorate water bottles for the school year. Dinner will be served. Friends are welcome! Contact Jodi Stuermer for more information.
Summer Celebration for Parents too!
Parents and younger siblings will also be invited to a gathering onsite during this time. Please contact Rachel Henry for more information.
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