Preparing for Sunday, October 24, 2021
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
11 a.m. Christian Education · Service Opportunities
The church office is open M - F; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

Brave Faith
Please return your Estimate of Giving Card
This week you should receive your Estimate of Giving card in the mail. Please return it in person on Sunday, October 24, through the mail, or by completing the form on our website or through the St. Paul's App. Return Estimate of Giving Card
4th Sunday
Real Faith for Real Life
Sunday, October 24; 11 a.m. worship in the Youth Lounge
The pandemic has taken its toll on each and every one of us during the last eighteen months. As we come together this fall, join the Education Council as they provide activities to educate all of us on how to develop real-life skills to become happier, healthier Christians. Join us for part two of our series on Mental Health - Practicing Self-Care, Mindfulness and Stress Relief. Email Mike Bruce if you have any questions or would like to contribute toward any of the upcoming topics.
New Member Class
Sunday, October 24; 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Parlor
Please attend the New Member Class if you interested in becoming a member of St. Paul’s and would like to learn more about the mission of St. Paul’s, small groups and the many ministry teams that are offered. At the end of the meeting, we will welcome new members. Pictures will be taken and shown in worship the following Sunday.
Please sign up at the Welcome Center in the Narthex or in Hickey Hall or contact Marilyn Kress at 586-212-9065.
November Evangel
Now Available Online
See an usher on Sunday morning to get your copy of the November Evangel. It is also available now on our website.
UMCOR Flood Bucket Update
A BIG thank you to those who were able to contribute to the UMCOR Flood Bucket Cleaning Supplies project. We delivered 22 complete buckets to the UMCOR office on Monday, October 18 with an estimated value of over $2,000. All these buckets will be used right here in the greater Detroit area. We also received several cash donations which will be forwarded to UMCOR Headquarters. Once again, the St. Paul's family demonstrates our commitment to Missions and serving.
Act of Kindness Project
The Membership Committee has a new opportunity for you to connect with another member of St. Paul’s! Sign up and send a greeting card to someone at St. Paul’s. All who sign up will receive a card in the mail. See more
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in the Sanctuary 
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
In his book, Courage, Tom Berlin writes, “Hope reminds us that with God’s help, we can do the things God asks us to do” (86). Hope has a power to fuel our courage, not just for the short-term, but over the long haul. Hope sustains our brave faith, and it sustains our commitment to be generous. Join us this Sunday and bring your 2022 Estimate of Giving Cards as we celebrate Brave Faith Celebration Sunday and the hope we have in Jesus! Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester. 
Rev. David Eardley
The Open Door at 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall 
As we conclude the sermon series, “I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…” we also celebrate the stewardship return of commitment cards. As we have prayed together, “God, how is my Brave Faith inspiring me to give?” we recognize our stewardship as a part of growing in faith and generosity. I love the line in Courage that says, “When hope is lost, it is time to find Jesus” and that this week’s passage is about the faith one person finds in the hope of their friends who lead him to Christ.
Rev. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
 Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect 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
Ginny Ames, Loraine Mazur, Beth Culp, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Bernona Fry - mother of Grant Fry, Tim Tenbusch, - friend of Betsy and Peter Marsh, Joyce Olson, Christine Butler - relative of Phyllis Rickabus, Roxanne Cleveland, Anna Pearcy
Church Library News
Welcome back to the Church Library!
Please visit to read magazines or check out a book or two. We are open during regular church hours.

A number of people had books checked out from the church library prior to the pandemic. To help facilitate the return of these books, there will be book return boxes at the Welcome Center in the Narthex and Hickey Hall.
Welcome Center Hosts Needed
Help others feel welcome the moment they walk in the door! Friendly folk are needed to serve as Welcome Center hosts on Sunday mornings. Please contact Karen Rider to volunteer for the Welcome Center. You may also sign up on the Welcome Center Sign-up Genius.
VIRTUAL Rummage Sale
Now through December 3
Do you have more items to sell? We are also having a Virtual Rummage Sale. Submit donations until November 6. Items will be available for purchase on Cheddar Up site November 11—20. Drop off items that sell (you will be notified) at Church on December 1. Purchased items must be picked up December 3. See more
Wear Your Halloween Costume to Worship and Stay for the Food Truck
Sunday, October 31 at 11 a.m. in the Courtyard
Wear your costume to church and stay after the service and enjoy a hot dog from All City Dogs Food Truck in the Courtyard. All City Dogs is hoping for a minimum of 50 people, so please mark your calendars. We cannot wait to see all of you in your costumes!
Altar Flowers
Through your generous support, the sponsorship of altar flowers at St. Paul’s has remained a loving tradition and a beautiful part of our worship experience. If you would like to sponsor altar flowers in memory of or in honor of someone or something, please contact Karen Rider.
Deadline October 28
Hats & Gloves for Baldwin
For many years the United Methodist Women has donated hats and gloves to Baldwin Center and Neighborhood House. We buy them at a discount from Broner Hat Company to maximize our donation.
Without our Rummage Sale fundraiser this year, we do not have funds available and we welcome any donations to help us continue this ministry. Please make checks to St. Paul's United Methodist Women with 'hats and gloves' in the memo line & mail to 620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307. 
Many thanks from the United Methodist Women.
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