Week of September 11, 2023

Worship Sunday

9:30 a.m. Hickey Hall · Livestream

11 a.m. Sanctuary · Livestream

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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.

Women's LIFE

Mondays, September 11 - October 16

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

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

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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

Rev. Dwayne Kelsey, John Maston, Thom Parker, Maggie Meyers - mother of Rebecca Lawson, Otto Arentzen, Peggy Roberts, Diane McElreath, Shannon Hickey - niece of Debbie Kelly


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, September 12

1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 132

Quilt Ministry

Tuesday, September 12

2:30 - 4 p.m. in Room 132

Welcome to all who want to learn to quilt, knit or crochet. We have supplies to share. Ideas for new projects are welcome for our mission quilts, prayer shawls or Handmade Treasures to be sold at church and other outlets.

Join us! Contact Donna Heflin at 248-505-6413.

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.

Learning to Walk with God

Thursday, September 14

9 - 10 a.m. at Stony Creek Metro Park 

Join us for an exciting bird watching adventure with Rev. Kress for our last outing of the season at Stony Creek Metro Park Lakeview Picnic Area. For further details, contact Judy Smouter.

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.

Hats & Gloves for Baldwin

UWF accepting donations September 15 - October 15

During the winter months there is a great need for hats and mittens at Baldwin Mission and Neighborhood House. For many years the United Women in Faith has donated hats and gloves that they buy at a discount from Broner Hat Company to maximize our donation. UWF welcomes any donations to help us continue this ministry. Please make checks to UWF with ‘hats and gloves’ in the memo line and mail to 620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307 or donate online. If you donate online, email Lynn Loebs so she can track your donation. Many thanks from the United Women in Faith.

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.

Changing to Zoom Study on Tuesdays

A Study of the Book of Romans

Tuesdays, beginning October 3; 7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Gerry Bryce will be leading an in-depth 32-week study of Romans, the Apostle Paul's letter written to the Christians living in Rome. See an detailed description of the class. If you are interested in this study, please contact Gerry Bryce at 248-520-1771.

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. 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