Week of May 29, 2023

Worship Sunday

10 a.m. Sanctuary · Livestream

The church office is open Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Here Comes SUMMER FUN!

St. Paul’s at the Ball Park

Friday, June 16; 6:30 p.m.

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

Jimmy John Field 7171 Auburn Road, Utica

Join us for a baseball game and all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, spectacular fireworks after the show, and many family activities. St. Paul’s will be reserving a space at the Jimmy John Field Patio. Purchase tickets  · See flier

Asking Everyone to Update Information

Breeze Database Software

Breeze is the new database software St. Paul's is using manage personal & family information, giving history and online church directory. We are asking everyone to update your information. A form is needed for each adult in a household. You may submit your information online or fill out a paper form and return it to the church office.

After we receive your information, including your email address, you will receive an invitation to create your own username and password to access the St. Paul’s Membership Database.

Food Pantry Wish List

Please put items in the cart in the Narthex

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry currently needs the following items:

Decaf Coffee, Decaf Tea, Regular Coffee, Flour, Cereal, Canned Carrots, Canned Mushrooms, White Rice, Sloppy Joes, Gluten-Free Items

St. Paul's Preschool - NOW Hiring!

Additional Staff Needed

We have a wonderful weekday preschool at St. Paul's and are seeking additional staff as we continue to provide this high-quality program. Please email Amy Heitman with interest.

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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

Pat Meehan, Josephine Beach, Rebecca Kubik, Valerie Crafts, Anna Pearcy, Don Johnson, Jan Alverson, Marilyn Huston, Ike Sheppard, Ceci Marlow, Rev. Judy May, Rev. Dwayne Kelsey, Kay O’Connell – aunt of Rev. Elbert and Dawn Dulworth, Rev. Wesley Vesey - father of Ann Burton, Stephy Soule - step mother of Jodi Stuermer, Kathy Ludlow - daughter-in-law of Jeri Ludlow, Shannon Hickey - niece of Debbie Kelly


Registration OPEN

Vacation Bible School

July 17 - 21; 9 a.m. - noon

Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun. Volunteers needed! See more

We are limiting the number of participants this year.

Please register early. Registration deadline is July 1 or when full.

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United Methodist Men's Breakfast

Saturday, June 3; 8 a.m. in Hickey Hall

All men are welcome to join us for breakfast, and brotherhood. No RSVP necessary. Invite a guest! Contact Dave deSteiger at 248-376-0416 for more information.  

Support for Caregivers

Saturday, June 3; 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. 

Community Garden Work Day

Sunday, June 4; 4 p.m. at Community Garden

Help us with the second planting of the garden. No previous gardening experience needed! The St. Paul’s Community Garden mission is to grow healthy vegetables and donate 100% to the Neighborhood House Food Pantry in Rochester. For more information or to get added to our garden email contact list, please contact Rob Patten.  

Women's LIFE Fridays

Fridays, June 9 - 23

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

Rev. Rick Kress will be joining us again for this study. Come, enjoy learning from his interactive style of teaching (with no homework!) For further details, contact Nancy Fidler at 248-933-1981.

Pastries with the Pastors

Sunday, June 11; 11:15 a.m. in the Parlor

If you have attended one service or you, are a returning guest, or member of St. Paul’s, we invite you to join us for pastries and coffee. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and talk with our pastors. We want to get to know you!

Reservations are not necessary. We really hope you can attend!

We ask for your support!

Mission Challenge 2023 Update

We have raised $5000 of our $25,000 goal for Improvements to Henri Dennis School

Many updates are needed to the Henri Dennis School campus including improvements to the library, science laboratory and computer laboratory. Please note MC2023 when making your donation. Donations can be made online or by check sent to St. Paul’s UMC, 620 Romeo Street, Rochester, MI 48307.

Red Bird Mission Trip 2023

Is this the year you join the Red Bird Campers?

You know you have been thinking about it so why not join the fun? St. Paul's has slots for eight campers (but we can add more), for the week of October 8 - 13. We will be joining our friends from Brighton United Methodist for a week full of laughs, worship, hard work, world class camping accommodations, great camp food and the joy of giving back. Contact Larry Hice at 248-961-5126 for details or to join us.


Host Families Needed

For International Students in 2023-24 School Year

Paid host families are needed for six international high school students that will be attending Rochester School District next year. The students are from Spain, Brazil, Poland, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Please contact Erin Freshour, Educatius Regional Manager at 616-301-4241.

There is a $200 donation for anyone that you recommend that ends up hosting.

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Exercise - What's in it for you?

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Contact your pastors:

Rev. Elbert Dulworth - EDulworth@stpaulsrochester.org

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -AGutierrez@stpaulsrochester.org

Rev. Judy May - JMay@stpaulsrochester.org 

Rev. Rick Kress - RKress@stpaulsrochester.org


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Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus