Preparing for Sunday, November 7, 2021
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
11 a.m. Christian Education · Service Opportunities
The church office is open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

Harmony in the Hills Concert
Nightingale Concert
Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Hickey Hall
In August, Nightingale was forced to cancel their concert. They’re back for one final concert of 2021. Join us for some good old rock and roll. Great tunes, performed by great friends.
Harmony in the Hills
Dual Art
Sunday, November 7
10 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
Join us for an uplifting worship service with special music provided by Tyler Kivel and Nicholas Schmelter.
VIRTUAL Rummage Sale
Submit Donations until November 6
Online Sale Starts November 11
Support the UMW and help women and children locally and around the world. See more
Operation Christmas Child
Learn more - See the video
Our 3rd Sunday Mission project in November supports Operation Christmas Child. Learn more about the organization by watching this video. Learn more about our project below.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in the Sanctuary 
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
This week we conclude our study of Tom Berlin's Courage...Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith. The author outlines six ways needed to unlock the courage Jesus followers already have: clarity, conviction, candor, hope, fortitude and love. The familiar story of a father who has two sons found in Luke's story of Jesus is a powerful example of love, courage, worth and relationship. Please join us for worship this Sunday, in person or on line, and put yourself into the parable of lost and found...lost and found identity, because of love and courage.
We will celebrate Holy Communion as a reminder of the love and courage defined for us in Jesus Christ. If you are worshiping on line, please prepare bread and juice for your participation in the sacrament. As always, in the United Methodist tradition, all are welcome at the table of Christ. Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester. 
Rev. Judy May
The Open Door at 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall 
Who was Joseph of Arimathea? We being a short sermon series this week entitled, Faces of Our Faith. Using the practice of viseo divina, a guided meditation practice through a process of intentional seeing, we will consider the scripture using a visual and exploring what we see both through the piece of art as well as our imagination.
Rev. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
 Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Guided Prayer: Jesus Suffers
Vespers is a time to unwind at the end of the day, reflect, and connect with God. Using Holy Imagination, this is a time of guided prayer to personalize your experience. We’ll consider the account of Jesus’s suffering on the cross and consider how God may be speaking to you through it.
Rev. Rick Kress
Prayer List
The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to
Healing & Comfort
Ginny Ames, Loraine Mazur, Beth Culp, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Joyce Olson, Anna Pearcy, Jacqueline Bodenhorn - mother of Carol Hughes, Jessica Westness on passing of her mother Amy Fontecchio, Rev. Dwayne Kelsey
Sign up by November 5
Act of Kindness Project
The Membership Committee has a new opportunity for you to connect with another member of St. Paul’s! Sign up and send a greeting card to someone at St. Paul’s. All who sign up will receive a card in the mail. See more
Interested in Adult Work Camp?
Meeting Sunday, November 7
11 a.m. in Room 128-129
We will have a 30 minutes meeting to briefly explain what the Red Bird experience is all about, answer basic questions and judge the level of interest for participating in October 2022. We will NOT be looking for firm commitments…that will come next spring. If you are interested, or think you might be interested, please join us.
For 4th and 5th Graders
Club 45
Sunday, November 7; 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township
Come out and help put the garden to bed for the winter AND meet up with your church friends. Email Amy Heitman to tell her your child will be there.
Blood Drive
Monday, November 8
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Hickey Hall
Due to the extraordinary need for blood, the Red Cross has asked St. Paul’s to sponsor another blood drive. Blood supplies are critically low, and giving blood is not on everyone’s mind. Register online at (sponsor code: stpaulunited) or by calling Bill Molloy at 248-892-1705.
Please give blood! YOU can make a critical difference!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Tuesday, November 9
1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 132 
All are welcome even if you wish to learn. The prayer shawls are located in the Narthex during services for anyone to take for giving to others in need of comfort.

Quilt & Handmade Treasures Ministry
Tuesday, November 9; 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Room 132
We meet together to create lap quilts for others in need of comfort. Quilts are located in the Narthex during services. Handmade Treasures are created to sell at church or other events, raising funds for church missions. All proceeds are donated. Fabrics and threads can be provided.
Pass the Pasta
Wednesday, November 10
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at River Crest, 900 W. Avon Rd.
Help Rochester Kiwanis raise money to support Neighborhood House with a pasta dinner.
Harmony in the Hills Concert
Frank Pitts & Friends
Friday, November 12
7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Local vocalist Frank Pitts presents an evening of music featuring both jazz and classical vocal stylings.
Suggested donation $15.
That Takes the Cake Sale
Sunday, November 14
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Narthex
Homemade coffee cakes will be for sale. Proceeds support UMW Missions locally and around the world. Drop off coffee cakes Saturday, November 13; 12 - 2 p.m. in the Narthex. Please call Jane Chamberlain at 586-323-2537 to sign up as a baker. Coffee cakes and breads of all varieties are the only items being accepted and must be individually wrapped for sale.
Thanksgiving Cookies
Pre-Order Only - Pick up November 14 in Narthex
Lynn Loebs is taking orders for Thanksgiving cookies. Cookies are $4 each or 3/$10. To order contact Lynn at 248-408-7147.
Armor for Life - Looking to the Cross
New Class for Youth
Sundays beginning November 14
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Youth Lounge
All 8th – 12th graders welcome are welcome to join Grant and Cameron Renny who will lead a class exploring Bible stories and how they pertain to our current lives. This class will follow the Sunday school class calendar.
3rd Sunday Mission Project
Operation Christmas Child
Sunday, November 21; 11 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Join us as we pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Donate items to fill the shoe boxes through November 14. We will have the donated items available to fill the shoe boxes on November 21. See more
Rochester Ecumenical Alliance for Social Action
An Evening with Scott Ellsworth
Sunday, November 21; 6 - 7 p.m. on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a discussion with Scott Ellsworth, author of The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice. Register in Advance. See more
Have you returned your Estimate of Giving card?
Brave Faith
“God, how is my brave faith inspiring me to give?” Please return your Estimate of Giving card through the mail, or by completing the form on our website or through the St. Paul's App.
Church Library News
Welcome back to the Church Library!
Please visit to read magazines or check out a book or two. We are open during regular church hours.

A number of people had books checked out from the church library prior to the pandemic. To help facilitate the return of these books, there will be book return boxes at the Welcome Center in the Narthex and Hickey Hall.
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. David Eardley - 
Rev. April Gutierrrez -
Rev. Judy May -  
Rev. Rick Kress -  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus