Preparing for Sunday, September 25, 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.

Anastasia Rizikov

Sunday, September 25

4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Join us for a delightful afternoon concert with award-winning pianist, Anastasia Rizikov.  Suggested Donation $15.

Did you get tickets yet?

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

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Sunday Worship

10 a.m. in Sanctuary & on Facebook

Holding Out for Hope ... in a Pumpkin Patch

We know that enthusiasm is contagious. When we're around someone who is enthusiastic, we feel more energized and excited. Real, passionate enthusiasm... that's Linus in the peanut patch... enthusiastically waiting for, hoping for the Great Pumpkin to appear. When there is no appearance (it's only Snoopy), Linus holds out hope for "next time", when he will once again invite friends to wait with him for hope to be realized. Our gospel text from Luke is the story of friends who hold out hope to one who needs a healing from Jesus. Hope realized. Are we the friends who offer not only the hope of restoration, but also willing to lead the way to Jesus?  Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester.

Rev. Judy May

Sunday Worship

10 a.m. in Hickey Hall

Holding Out for Hope ... in a Pumpkin Patch

Each year, Linus holds out hope for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin and invites others to join him. How do we hold out hope for our friends? Today, we’ll hear how a group of friends responded when one they loved needed a living hope.

Rev. Elbert Dulworth

Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook

Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.

John Wesley's Aldersgate Experience

Young John Wesley (1703-1791) was a failure as a missionary. Even more, he doubted his salvation. We’ll look at his life-changing experience at Aldersgate Church in London, the chance way it happened, and why it was so pivotal in his life. Consider how God turns failure and doubt into effectiveness and inspirational faith.

Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester. 

Rev. Rick Kress

Prayer List

The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to

Healing & Comfort

Loraine Mazur, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Josephine Beach, Rebecca Kubik, 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, Cecil - newborn grandson of Marianne & Paul Chapman, Janice Frank, Laura Sanchez - cousin of Jane Lucisano, Anna Pearcy


Family Life Class

Active couples and singles 50 and older.

Sundays at 11 a.m. in Rickard Chapel

September 25: Praising and Planning

October 2: Rev. Dulworth, CLASS PICNIC at 2 p.m.

CLASS PICNIC: 3090 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI. Boxed lunch: Choice of ham, turkey, or roast beef sub (reg-$15, mini -$13). 

RSVP to Camille Doerr by September 25 with sub choice and payment .

Faith & Friends Class

Adult Class for Spiritual Growth & Study

Begins September 25 at 11 a.m. in Room132

Life Healing Choices – Freedom from your Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits by John F. Baker, Jr. Please bring a picture of your family that you want to brag about and also have held up in specific and ongoing prayer.

Learning to Walk with God

Thursday, September 29

9 - 10 a.m. Stony Creek Park

On our last walk for our Learning to Walk with God program we will be joined by Rev. Kress who will guide us on a nature/bird watching hike at the Lakeview Picnic Area in Stony Creek Park. We will meet at the Stony Creek Roadhouse restaurant parking lot on 26 Mile Road at 8:40 a.m. to car pool into the park in cars with Metro-park stickers. See you there.

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

Rummage Sale

Friday, October 7 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 8 - 9 a.m. - noon

It's time to clean out your closets, basements and garages! NEW! Drop off days are Monday, October 3 (5 - 8 p.m.) and Tuesday, October 4 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Help is needed all week. Please sign up for NEW Sunday Set up and Clean up. Contact Kathy Lutey to volunteer. See more

Handmade Treasures Sale

Sunday, October 9

11 - 11:30 a.m. in the Narthex & Hickey Hall

Please shop the Handmade Treasures Sale after worship October 9 for Halloween, Christmas, Fall, and general use items. Proceeds will be donated to Mission Challenge 22.

Marriage Renewal Service

Sunday, October 16; 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Couples celebrating their 5th, 10th wedding anniversary, etc. (in 5 year increments), or any anniversary over 50 years, are invited to participate. Call the office at 248-651-9361 by Monday, October 3 to have names printed in the worship program.

Hats & Gloves Project

For Baldwin and Neighborhood House

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 & 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.

UWF Ingathering Project 

Due by October 15

St. Paul's United Women in Faith will continue to collect cash till October 15 towards the ingathering project for feminine hygiene products to be given to local missions. Please bring your donations to the Annual Meeting. Please make checks to St. Paul's UWF.

Urgent Food Pantry Needs

Can you help? The Food Pantry needs:

  • Black olives
  • Canned sweet potatoes 15 0z size
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Chili beans
  • Ramen noodles (beef and chicken)
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Shampoo & Conditioner

Young Adult Discernment in Christian Tradition Retreat

October 21-22 in Greater Lansing Area

Led by Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez and Rev. Lisa Batten (MI Conference Staff)

Registration Info The retreat and cohort are open to any young adult, age 20-30 years old interested in attending. There is no cost to participants.

Following the retreat, participants are invited to join a monthly discernment cohort on Zoom (invited to the cohort but not required to attend the retreat). You can also receive monthly coaching or spiritual direction. The retreat and cohort are centered on recent graduates, those in post grad fellowship programs, those doing internships/student teaching, in grad school, and/or working full time.

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If you are need of help or have an urgent need, please email or call the church office at 248-651-9361. 
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Rev. Dr. April Gutierrrez
Rev. Judy May -  
Rev. Rick Kress -  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus