Preparing for Sunday, March 24, 2024

Worship Sunday

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

Livestream on Facebook · Livestream on YouTube

Office Hours

Mon - Thu 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fri by Appointment Only

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 24

9:30 & 11 a.m. services

Palm Sunday worship will feature palm parades and a chance to visit the donkey during Sunday school.

For children 5th grade and younger

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 24

10:30 a.m. south lawn near playground

Meet near the playground at 10:30 a.m. and hunt for candy filled eggs! We will have separate outdoor areas for different age groups. Dress for the weather! We will hunt rain, snow or shine.

That Takes the Cake Sale

Sunday, March 24

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Narthex 

Homemade coffee cakes will be available for purchase ready to take home and enjoy. Proceeds support UWF Missions locally and around the world.

Deliver donated coffee cakes to the Narthex on Saturday, March 23 between 12 - 2 p.m. See more

Handmade Treasures Sale

Sunday, March 24

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Hickey Hall and Narthex 

Stop by to see what the Handmade Treasures/Quilt Ministry crew are offering for sale. All proceeds support Mission Challenge 2024.

Food Pantry Wish List

Please put items in the cart in the Narthex

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry currently needs the following items: Beef Broth, Canned Chicken, Canned Pineapple, Canned Mushrooms, Canned Carrots, Chili Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Sloppy Joes

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Sunday Worship

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

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Sit Up

Make no mistake, the powers-that-be in Jerusalem sat up and took notice at the actions of Jesus and his motley crew of palm-waving followers on that morning. It was a show of the “power” of love and injustice for the “least of these,” in stark juxtaposition to the military might of the Roman rulers. It was a non-violent action featuring a man sitting on a donkey — an action that has offered hope throughout the ages. Will we sit up and take notice of the injustice of this world and work to eradicate it in ways that honor that first Palm Sunday parade?

Rev. Elbert Dulworth

Vesper Service Thursday

Thursday at 7 p.m. on Facebook

Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.

Connecting with God

Is God an idea or a thing you once learned about, or is God a personal presence in your life? Tune in to consider the different ways you can connect with God, hear from God, and respond to God.

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

Pete Olson, Joyce Olson, Kathy Pardon, Phil Rowan - father of Amy Heitman, Earl Bryant, Otto Arentzen, Mark Erickson, Jessie Medlen - brother of Sigrid Grace


SPARK Book Group

Thursday, March 21; 1:30 a.m. in the Parlor

Join us as we discuss Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See. Contact Linda Burnard at 248-765-5511 for more information.

United Women in Faith Book Club

Thursday, March 21; 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Room 132

Join us for our discussion of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikol Hannah-Jones. Please contact Nancy Shannon with questions. All are welcome!

Scholarships Available

Application Deadline is April 15

St. Paul’s Scholarships are available to eligible members of St. Paul’s UMC who have demonstrated service to the church or community. Scholarships may be used for tuition or room and board at an accredited college or university, vocational program, apprenticeship or training program. See more

St. Paul’s UWF Scholarship

St. Paul’s United Women in Faith offer scholarships for women and youth members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Scholarships of $250 will be available for higher education and summer camp.  

See more

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Managing Diabetes

Top Diabetes Symptoms

Serving Size Handy Guide

Coffee Hour Help Needed!

The FISH Committee is bringing back coffee hour before and after both services, but volunteers are needed! If you like coffee hour and a chance to visit with others before and after church, please sign up to help! Coffee Hour Sign Up

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Contact your pastors:

Rev. Elbert Dulworth - [email protected]

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -on renewal leave until 6/30/2024

Rev. Judy May - [email protected] 

Rev. Rick Kress - [email protected]


Church Office               248-651-9361 


Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus