Week of November 22, 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.

Thanksgiving Worship Service
Tuesday, November 23
7 p.m. on Facebook
You’re invited for an evening service of word and song focused upon giving thanks for all that God has done in our lives. Join us for a service of giving thanks. Find us at St Paul’s United Methodist Church-Rochester.
Meijer Simply Give Program
Help Neighborhood House
Your $10 contribution provides food to Neighborhood House Food Pantry
From now until Thanksgiving, Meijer will match Simply Give card purchases up to $10,000 per pantry. Look for donation cards at your Rochester Hills - Rochester Road store at checkout or click here to add a card to your pickup or delivery order. See more
Cass Community Social Services
Rochester Holiday Breakfast
Sunday, December 5
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Royal Park Hotel
Reserve your seat online. Tickets are $45 per adult, $20 per child 12 and under. Please RSVP by November 22.
Prayer List
The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please send your prayer requests to prayers@stpaulsrochester.org.
Healing & Comfort
Ginny Ames, 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, Wally Semrau
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Gift Suggestion
Adopt a Habitat Family
Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County is looking for groups, companies and individuals to 'adopt' a Habitat family. There are two ways to do this, provide a monetary donation that will be used to purchase gift cards for Habitat Families via the Habitat web site or provide a gift or clothing item for each member of a Habitat family. See more
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