Preparing for Sunday, May 8, 2022
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
11 a.m. Christian Education · Service Opportunities
The church office is open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

Harmony in the Hills Concert
Bob Milne
Sunday, May 8
4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Join us for Mother’s Day concert featuring Ragtime pianist, Bob Milne.
Suggested donation $15.

Early Registration for Church Family
Vacation Bible School
July 18 - 22; 9 a.m. - noon
Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sun-baked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Volunteers needed! See more
We are limiting the number of participants this year.
To ensure your child's place, please register early. Register Now Online
Registration for the public begins May 23.

Butterfly Wings
Through Sunday, May 8
Stand in front of the wings, throw your arms up in the air, share a big smile, and have someone take your picture. Post your picture along with a message about St. Paul’s. Your message could be about what you love about St. Paul’s, what it feels like to “spread your wings” and help others or what you are most looking forward to in the next few months.
New Beginnings! Spread Your Wings! Share some Joy!
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Sanctuary
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
On Mother’s Day we celebrate the power and presence of a mother’s love in our lives. In this week’s Gospel reading, we are reminded of the power and presence of Jesus’ love in our lives. It is a love that surrounds us now and lasts for eternity. Join us as we give thanks to God for the power of encouraging love in our lives. Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester.
Rev. David Eardley
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
We continue in our series, “We Are Witnesses” listening to a lesson on baptism. This morning text from Revelations offers a rich depth to our theology of baptism as we are not baptized so that we are sealed off from anything bad from happening to us. Rather we are baptized into the triumphant church trusting in God’s deliverance and presence in our lives. As witnesses, we are faithful to God through actively participating in the life of the church.
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
God & Imagination
Sometimes, your prayers get stale. Words of scripture become just print on paper. How can you break out of that? Tune in to learn more about holy imagination as a way to refresh your walk with God.
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, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Josephine Beach, Rebecca Kubik, Rev. Dwayne Kelsey, Dr. Timothy Hickey, Betty Heitman, Frank Halas - relative of Susan and Andy Hermann
Seeker’s Study Jesus Drives Me Crazy!
Mondays, May 9 – June 6; 1 p.m. in the Parlor
Everyone is welcome to join us for our study of Jesus Drives Me Crazy! by Dr. Leonard Sweet. “Jesus wants to drive you crazy…crazy in love with God!” NUTS…Never Underestimate the Spirit! Books can be ordered from major book stores.
Rummage Sale
Friday, May 13 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 - 9 a.m. - noon
We've waited a long time - Rummage Sale is BACK! Drop off days are Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11. Help is needed all week. Contact Kathy Lutey to volunteer.  
High School Grads
Graduation Video Filming
Sunday, May 15; 5:30 p.m. in Garden of Hope
We will be filming a graduation video which will be shown on June 12 during our worship services. Wear your cap and gown and meet us in the Garden of Hope (Hickey Hall if it is raining).
Graduation Photo Op
There will be a large grad sign on St. Paul’s lawn for photos beginning May 15. Bring your family and friends and share your pictures on your favorite social media site. Tag us on our Instagram account, @Stpaulsumcrochester.
College Grad Recognition
If you have a student who has recently graduated from college or post-college and would like their name printed in the worship program, please send their name, college and degree to Debbie Kelly by May 23.
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, May 21
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. outside Hickey Hall
Celebrate the animals that make our lives special. All pets are welcome to receive an individual blessing but must be crated or leashed. Don’t have a pet? Children are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal and receive a blessing as well. We will be accepting donations for the Humane Society of Macomb. Suggested items: collars, leashes, fleece blankets, puppy potty pads, any brand of wet or dry puppy or dog food and wet or dry kitten or cat food. For more information, please contact Marilyn Kress.
New Works Festival
Saturday, May 21
7 p.m. in Hickey Hall
Join us for the very first New Works Festival featuring three original productions helmed by local playwrights Arie Engnell, Daniel DeRey, and Alex Link. We kindly ask our patrons for a free will offering to support SkyCraft productions.
Calling all golfers!
MCHS Golf Classic
Monday, June 18
Indianwood Golf & Country Club
Methodist Children's Home Society will hold their annual Golf Classic in our backyard at the beautiful Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion. There are sponsorship opportunities available for individuals and companies.
For more information and details, contact Larry Hice at 248-961-5126.
United Methodist Men
Silent Auction Donations Needed
The United Methodist Men are planning a silent auction to raise money for St. Paul’s Mission Challenge 2022. The date of the auction is yet to be decided. They are currently accepting donations and need your help. Possible items could be:
• Themed gift baskets
• Sports memorabilia (signed jerseys, balls, etc.)
• Meals at local restaurants
• Event tickets (college sports, concerts, plays, etc.)
• Spa treatments
All proceeds from the auction will benefit MC2022. If you have items to donate please email John Kelly.
Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:
If you are need of help or have an urgent need, please email or call the church office at 248-651-9361. 
Contact your pastors:
Rev. David Eardley - 
Rev. April Gutierrrez -
Rev. Judy May -  
Rev. Rick Kress -  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus