Preparing for Sunday, May 1, 2022
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · 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.

Nightingale is back and better than ever!
Nightingale Concert
Friday, April 29; 7 p.m. in Hickey Hall
Join us for a night of music featuring a special headlining performance from local rock sensation, Set ‘N’ Stone. All proceeds from this concert go to the St. Paul’s Youth Group’s summer worktrip to Copperhill, TN.
Auditions for New Works Productions
Tuesday, May 3
6:30 - 9 p.m. in Room 132
Audition for the first New Works Festival featuring three original productions helmed by local playwrights Arie Engnell, Daniel DeRey, and Alex Link.
New Works Festival is Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in Hickey Hall.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Sanctuary
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
This Sunday we celebrate the Confirmation of youth at St. Paul’s who have been preparing since last fall to become members of the church. We are all invited to remember our baptism with gratitude, to notice the Holy Spirit present with us as we reflect on God’s call for each of us personally and as a people. What does it mean to be a follower of Christ?
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Questions for Today's Followers of Jesus
Now that the Easter celebration is done, we take our own Easter experience into the world. I have some questions for you, a follower of Jesus, about how the resurrection impacts you. Tune in as we consider what “Jesus alive” means today.
Rev. Rick Kress
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, 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
News
Changing May meeting to April 30
Caregivers Support Group
Saturday, April 30; 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor
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.
UWF Honoring our Mothers
Donation Deadline is May 2
St. Paul’s UWF (UMW has a new name!) has created a new fundraising project, ‘Honoring our Mothers'. As you plan your Mother’s Day celebrations, we ask that you remember your mother, either living or passed, by contributing to the UWF. Honoring Mothers Info
All funds raised will support United Women in Faith mission projects.
The Lord's Prayer Challenge
Mondays, May 2 - June 13
7 - 9 p.m. in Room 128/129 and Zoom
Join us as author, Adam Hamilton, teaches us how to better understand it and challenges us to meditate on it daily and see how it shapes our lives. Feel free to miss classes when on vacation! Videos in class as well as optional books-adult version ($15) or one written for his granddaughter ($3). For more information or to reserve a book, please contact. Rebecca Lawson 248-568-6382.
Spring Dinner
Tuesday, May 3 in Hickey Hall
6 p.m. Circle Meetings
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Program
Join the United Women in Faith for a wonderful evening of fellowship, great food and an interesting program by Rev. Beth Titus, Director Justice and Mission Engagement from the Greater Detroit District. Please RSVP to your circle chair or the church office at 248-651-9361.
Walking Group
Learning to Walk with God
Thursday, May 5
9 - 10 a.m. Meet in South Parking Lot
Enjoy fresh air, good company, and an enjoyable walk while contemplating what the Bible verse of the day reveals to you. Weekly walks will be held on Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. For our first walk we will meet in the church south parking lot and walk in the neighborhood nearby.
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.
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!
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.  
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.
St. Paul's people "Live and Love like Jesus"
St. Paul's Mission Donations
Thanks to the generosity of the St. Paul's family, the Missions Council made the following donations from the first quarter 2022 Designated Gifts accounts:
  • Baldwin Center received $1,500
  • Cass received $3,000
  • Methodist Children's Home received $2,500
  • Neighborhood House received $3,500
  • UMCOR received $4,000
Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:
HELP
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 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