Week of September 4, 2023

Worship Sunday

9:30 a.m. Hickey Hall · Livestream

11 a.m. Sanctuary · Livestream

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

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

Where You Belong

Fall '23 Kick-off

Sunday, September 10

Celebration 10:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. on North Lawn

9:30 a.m. Open Door in Hickey Hall

11 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary

To kick off fall we will take over the north lawn of St. Paul’s, from the Hickey Hall entrance to the Garden of Hope, for an outdoor celebration with food, music, bounce houses, lots of fun (of course) and a few other surprises.

Join us for worship before or after this very exciting celebration.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Hickey Hall.

Open Door Concert

Sari Brown

Sunday, September 10

4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Join us for a concert by Sari Brown, a singer/songwriter and minister who will provide an emotive and meditative vocal program focused on wholeness and healing.

Eagle Scout Project Needs Support

New Firepit to be built for St. Paul's

Will Obrzut, a Boy Scout and member of St. Paul’s youth group has proposed a plan to build a firepit on St. Paul’s campus for his Eagle Scout Project. We are halfway to our goal of $2000. We need $1000 to make the firepit proposal a reality. Please support this great project which will provide many opportunities for fellowship, outreach, and fun right here at St. Paul’s.

Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Saturday, September 9; 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

150 Osmun, Pontiac, MI 48342

Volunteers are needed for St. Paul’s Habitat Work Day. Register Here. If this is your first time volunteering with Habitat Oakland you will be directed to create a volunteer profile. Every volunteer must have a volunteer profile and must be over the age of 17. Remember to include any skills you may have that will help us place you at the appropriate tasks. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY however it helps to let us know. Contact Mike Becker at 248-770-1906 with questions.

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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, Jerry Nemeth - friend of Otto & Monika Arentzen, Donna Heflin, Thom Parker, Maggie Meyers - mother of Rebecca Lawson, Otto Arentzen, Bill Ames on passing of his sister Marilyn Wilkerson, Sam Taylor on passing of his mother Jessie Taylor, Sharon Mooney - mother of Jodi Stuermer, Peggy Roberts


Women's LIFE

Signs and Wonders Take a fresh look at several of Jesus’ miracles and examine the role of caregivers, how we attend to nature, the importance of women’s bodies, taking death seriously and more! Discussions will center on Amplify videos shown in class; Books ($13) are optional.

Two Classes

Fridays, September 8 - October 13

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

To order a book or find out more, contact Nancy Fidler at 248-933-1981.

Mondays, September 11 - October 16

7 - 9 p.m.; Hybrid: Room 128-129 or Zoom

To order a book or find out more, contact Rebecca Lawson at 248-568-6382.

Seeker’s Study

Mondays, beginning September 11

1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Parlor and on Zoom 

Everyone is invited to be part of St. Paul’s Seekers Study as we begin reading and discussing Truth Speaks to Power…The Countercultural Nature of Scripture. Author Walter Brueggemann will help us look at the interface between biblical faith and public policy and the way in which the Bible is concerned with questions of social justice and its mandate to social action. Books can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Contact Rev. Judy May at 586-242-1555 with questions.

Beer & Hymns

Tuesday, September 12

7 p.m.at Gus O''Connor's Public House

324 S. Main St. Rochester

Enjoy singing along with the worship band. The Open Door will provide appetizers, buy your own drinks.

Handbell Choir Opening

Thursdays, beginning September 14

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. in the Bell Room 

Wesley Ringers have an opening to fill ASAP. If you are interested in joining us and have a music background, please contact Al Fisk at 248-252-4486. Highlights this year include playing with the Rochester Community Concert Band on December 12 and participating in a handbell festival in Clarkston in April.

A Bigger Table

Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24

6 - 7 p.m. in the Parlor 

Join Pastor Elbert this fall for a six-week study as we wrestle with how to create a culture of belonging while inspiring people to live and love like Jesus. Together we’ll read and discuss John Pavlovitz’ book, A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community. Please contact Rachel Henry at 248-651-9361 to register.

United Methodism 101

Tuesdays, September 19 & 26

7 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 131 

How do you answer when you’re asked why you are a United Methodist? Do you ever wonder who or what a United Methodist is, believes, or wants to be? Whether you have been a part of this denomination forever and need a refresher course, or are relatively new to us and need more information, United Methodism 101 is for you! Rev. Judy May looks at how we have become part of a church that has grown from one man’s experience to a movement that covers the world. Contact the office at 248-651-9361 to register.

Scare Away Hunger 5K/Family Fun Run

Sunday, October 8; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Help Neighborhood House "Scare Away Hunger" by participating in this one-of-a-kind fun run/walk! Proceeds from this event will help our neighbors with food insecurities and during times of hardship. Whether you are a casual walker or a running enthusiast, join us in helping in Neighborhood House's vision of a community of neighbors helping neighbors on the path of self-sustainability. Register 

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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