Week of September 5, 2022

Worship Sunday
10 a.m. Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook

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

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

Fall Classes and Activities Revving UP

Labor Day is here and Fall is in full swing. Classes are starting and groups are meeting again after summer break. Look below for class offerings and group meeting times.

Choir Rehearsals Resume

Wednesday, September 7; 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room

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Hands with Detroit

Saturday, October 1

Are you ready to be part of a great project? Hands With Detroit service day, this year focused on Cass Community Social Services will have MANY volunteer opportunities for ages 10 and up, so the entire family can get involved. See more

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Prayer List

The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to prayers@stpaulsrochester.org.

Healing & Comfort

Loraine Mazur, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Josephine Beach, Rebecca Kubik, Betty Lou Hickey, Dr. Tim Hickey, Berta Stuermer - mother of Walt Stuermer, Valerie Crafts, Kirsten Kram - daughter of Otto & Monika Arentzen, Hildburg Behring - sister-in-law of Otto & Monika Arentzen, Patti Seiple - sister of Mary Taylor


Help Wanted

Temporary Audio/Visual Technician

Immediate opening for an Audio/Visual Technician to support worship on Sunday morning and rehearsals on Saturday. Applicant will also be responsible for creating slides and other visuals as required. This is a paid position working up to eight hours weekly. Additional hours in September to support our theatre programming. Please contact Rachel Henry for more information.

Women's LIFE Friday
Fridays, September 9 - October 14
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Parlor or on Zoom
Our fall study of Twelve More Women of the Bible focuses six New Testament women and lessons on “Living in Faith Everyday.” We love having new people join us! Class includes a short video, followed by group and table discussions. Books ($12) are optional. Contact Nancy Fidler at 248-933-1981 to reserve a book or find out more.

Women’s LIFE Monday Night
Mondays, September 12 - October 24
7 - 9 p.m.; Hybrid: Room 128-129 or Zoom
In The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Join us as we explore the essential practices of worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith. For more info or to reserve a book, contact Rebecca Lawson at 248-568-6382.
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United Methodist Men's Breakfast 

Saturday, September 10

8 a.m. in Hickey Hall

All men are invited for breakfast, brotherhood and the Bible. Feel free to bring a guest. We will be meeting new senior pastor, Rev. Elbert Dulworth.

Support for Caregivers

Saturday, September 10

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.

Sunday School & Youth Programming Resume
Sunday, September 11
Sunday school classes for all ages resume on September 11 at the 11 a.m. hour and during worship for those under 5th grade. Our youth groups will resume their fall schedule 5 - 7 p.m. in Hickey Hall.
Dine with Nine Intro Meeting
Sunday, September 11
11 a.m. in Room 128-129
Dine with Nine is for people who:
1) like people, and
2) like to eat.
It’s about good conversation and meaningful fellowship.
Whether you’re new to St. Paul’s or have been a lifetime member, Dine with Nine is a way to nourish your soul and build community by meeting and spending time with new people. See more
Required Parent Meeting & Dinner 
September 11; 5 - 7 p.m. in the Parlor  
Youth Attend Youth Group 5 - 7 p.m. in Hickey Hall
Parents: Please RSVP for the September 11 Required Parent Meeting and let us know how many will attend so we can order the food.
We invite 7th graders to participate in this year’s Confirmation experience led by Rev. Dr. Gutierrez and Rev. May. Any student 7th grade and older is welcome to participate. See more about Confirmation and Registration
Seeker's Study
Mondays, beginning September 12
1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 132  
Everyone is invited to be part of this warm and welcoming group as we study A New Kind of Christianity-Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith by Brian McLaren. Explore whether the church is in sync with our deepest beliefs and commitments, how we might articulate our faith, what is the good news the gospel proclaims, how should we think about people of other faiths and more. The book may be ordered in paperback from Amazon or other book sellers.

United Women in Faith Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 13

6 p.m. – Circle Meetings

6:30 p.m. – Light Supper in Hickey Hall

7:15 p.m. – Business Meeting in Hickey Hall

Join us to experience the love and support of a great group of Christian women. To find a group that meets your needs, contact Karen Reynolds. All Circles will hold their September meetings and then we’ll have fellowship and a light supper followed by a meeting to approve the 2023 budget and slate of officers and induct new members.

UWF Ingathering Project Due by October 15

St. Paul's United Women in Faith is collecting feminine hygiene products to be given to local missions. Please bring your donations to the Annual Meeting. Please make checks to UWF.

Fall '22 Kick-Off Celebration

Sunday, September 18

10 a.m. All-church worship in the Sanctuary

11 a.m. Celebration on North Lawn

Kick the Ball, Charlie Brown! After worship, we will take over St. Paul's North Lawn as we celebrate and kick-off Fall with an outdoor event that will include food, music, bounce houses, ice cream, cider, donuts, a mission opportunity, lots of fun!


Rev. Dulworth will focus his message on the gospel as taught through the comics of Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Hickey Hall.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
September 29 - October 1 at 7 p.m.
October 1 -2 at 3 p.m.
Hickey Hall
St. Paul’s premiere theatre troupe returns this fall with some help from the Peanut’s gang. Join us for a weekend of memorable performances in Hickey Hall. Enjoy a vibrant musical with a cast of characters pulled straight from the comic strip; Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and of course Snoopy! Directed by Sam Wright, featuring music direction by Zak Kwiecinski, and choreography by Bridget Johnson. Purchase tickets
Help Wanted
Coffee Hour Coordinator - Paid Position
We are seeking one to two people to function as the Coffee Coordinator on Sunday mornings. Candidates will collaborate together to establish schedule. Primary duties include prepare, deliver and set-up refreshments in the Narthex and Hickey Hall. The coordinator will also be responsible for clean-up and coordinating with the office and the coffee liaison from the FISH Committee. Please contact Rachel Henry for more information.
Welcome Center Volunteers Needed
We are looking for individuals or families to greet people on Sunday mornings at our Welcome Center outside of the Sanctuary from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. This can be a one time or ongoing commitment. Youth are also invited to volunteer alone or with a friend. This is a great way to receive community service hours! Contact Karen Rider at 248- 651-9361. You may also verify dates and sign up on the Welcome Center Sign Up Genius.
Altar Flowers
Through your generous support, the sponsorship of altar flowers at St. Paul’s has remained a loving tradition and a beautiful part of our worship experience. If you would like to sponsor altar flowers in memory of or in honor of someone or something, please contact Karen Rider at (248) 651-9361. You may also verify dates and sign up on the Altar Flower Sign Up Genius

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If you are need of help or have an urgent need, please email HELP@stpaulsrochester.org or call the church office at 248-651-9361. 
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Contact your pastors:
Rev. Elbert Dulworth - EDulworth@stpaulsrochester.org 
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrrez -AGutierrez@stpaulsrochester.org
Rev. Judy May - JMay@stpaulsrochester.org  
Rev. Rick Kress - RKress@stpaulsrochester.org  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus