Week of November 29, 2021
Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
11 a.m. Christian Education · Service Opportunities
The office will be open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

Advent Concert
Friday, December 3
Noon in the Sanctuary
Add something special to your Advent Fridays by attending this 30-minute concert featuring Knight Vernon, pianist. Free Admission.
Kris Kringle Handmade Treasures Sale & Community Outreach
Friday, December 3 from 4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 from 12 – 10 p.m.
St. Paul’s will be participating in the Kris Kringle Christmas market in downtown Rochester selling crafts and inviting our community to our Advent and Christmas events.  Proceeds go to Neighborhood House. Volunteers are needed to sell crafts and hand out information. Sign up at Kris Kringle 2021 Volunteer Sign-up. For more information, please email Donna Heflin or Rob Patten.
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, Beth Culp, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Joyce Olson, Anna Pearcy, Rev. Dwayne and Ruth Kelsey, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Vicki Sweda, Noah Petras - infant grandson of Dawn and Andrew Norton, Bill Ames and family on the passing of Ginny Ames
SPARK Christmas Luncheon
Thursday, December 2
1:30 p.m. at Rochester Mills
Join us for our annual Christmas luncheon with a twist. We will be meeting at Rochester Mills Brewing Company for lunch and will remain for our meeting and selection of books for 2022. Please RSVP to Linda at 248-765-5511 for reservation.
Baby's First Christmas
Sunday, December 5; 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
If your child or grandchild will be celebrating their first Christmas this season, we invite you to join us at the Open Door service to be celebrated with a hand-crafted ornament. Porch drops are an option if you are unable to attend worship. Please email Amy Heitman.
Gourmet Pretzel Sale
Sunday, December 5
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Narthex & Hickey Hallway
Support the Youth Worktrip to Copperhill, TN by purchasing delicious handmade gourmet pretzels. These make great treats for the holidays.
Rochester Community Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 5
7:30 p.m. on Facebook
The Rochester Community Annual Christmas Concert will be a virtual event this year. You can find it on the St. Paul's Facebook page.
Christmas and Candlelight
Tuesday, December 7; 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
St. Paul’s United Methodist Women invite the congregation to an evening of music and fellowship. It is UMW’s holiday gift to you. A Covid-friendly take-out snack will be available. Musical presentation provided by Olivia Dear, (formerly Olivia Millerschin) who captivates audiences with her celestial voice, wrapping them in a gossamer blend of modern pop and folk songwriting.
United Methodist Women's
Christmas Cookie Sale
Sunday, December 12
9:45 - 11:30 a.m.; Narthex & Hickey Hall
Purchase an excellent variety of homemade cookies and holiday treats pre-boxed to take home or give as gifts. All proceeds go entirely to local missions supported by our UMW.
Bakers needed! Email Kathy Swisher. Deliver cookies to the Parlor on Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in DISPOSABLE CONTAINERS. Share your favorite cookies!
Specialty Cookies
Order deadline is December 7
Lynn Loebs is taking orders for sugar cookie Christmas trees (designs will vary) and gingerbread reindeer cookies. Cookies are $4 each or 3/$10. Pre-orders highly recommended. Contact Lynn at 248-408-7147.
The True Meaning of Christmas from the Perspective of an Alien
Saturday, December 11
7 - 9 p.m. Online Event
Chris Laird, our weekend/night-time custodian has many talents. He’s authored and produced a play which will be available to watch online December 11. See more
  • In 1941, an alien being with mystical powers, Xona Bari, comes to earth to visit her human boyfriend, Montgomery Herrshoff. Witness this comedy stage play as Xona and Monty discover what Christmas is for themselves and what it means to them.
Harmony in the Hills Concert
The Motor City Brass
Sunday, December 12
4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Craig Strain and the Motor City Brass bring their Christmas program of music to St. Paul’s. Suggested donation $15.
Poinsettia Sunday is December 19
Order Deadline is December 6
Help decorate the church and memorialize or honor loved ones by purchasing a poinsettia. Please use the order form on the website or call the office at 248-651-9361.
All Music Sunday
Sunday, December 19
10 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Celebrate Christmas featuring St. Paul’s Music department including adult, children’s and handbell choirs, praise team and orchestra. There is no Open Door service on December 19.
Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:
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. 
Contact your pastors:
Rev. David Eardley - DEardley@stpaulsrochester.org 
Rev. April Gutierrez- 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