Preparing for Sunday, November 12, 2023

Worship Sunday

9:30 a.m. Open Door in Hickey Hall · 11 a.m. Sanctuary

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Church Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Annual Church Conference

Thursday, November 9

7 p.m. in Hickey Hall

Rev. Dr. Darryl Totty, chair. All St. Paul’s members and friends are invited to attend.

Family Life Class hosts Rev. Rick Kress

Jesus in the Qur'an

Sunday, November 12; 9:45 a.m. in Rickard Chapel

Did you know that Jesus is a a prominent figure in Islam's holy book, the Qur'an? He is revered by Muslims. However, the Jesus of Islam and Christianity also differ. This presentation will help you understand how Jesus is viewed in Muslim history. You're invited to join Family Life to hear this presentation.

Coffee Hour Church Chat

Learn about St. Paul's Shelter Program

Sunday, November 12

10:30 a.m. in Parlor & noon in the Narthex

Learn from Gerry Bryce about the Overnight Shelter Program that St. Paul's will host December 31 - January 7. Find out how you can be involved in providing food and shelter to those who have none. Volunteers will be needed for transportation, welcome and registration, food prep and serving, evening and overnight hosting, and daytime hosting on the weekend.

REASA Rochester Ecumenical Alliance for Social Action

People of Faith

Sunday, November 12

3 p.m. Workshop in Rickard Chapel

6 p.m. Potluck in Rickard Chapel

St. Paul’s hosts the finale of the 2023 People of Faith series. Travel the road of racial awareness and uproot racism while building a community of hope and healing. Join others from Rochester Area Churches. Register

ALL are welcome - even if you did not attend other sessions.

Cass Community Social Services

Rochester Holiday Breakfast

Sunday, December 3

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel

Hear about the good work of Cass from Executive Director Rev. Faith Fowler while supporting this important Detroit-based non-profit. Tickets are $50 per adult and $20 per child (12 and under). Tickets can be purchased by contacting Lola Rushin at 313-883-2277, ext. 225, or email for additional information. Tickets for the Family Life Class are being coordinated by Camille Doerr.

Employment Opportunities

Music Department Admin, Sunday Night Custodian

See more information about current employment opportunities at St. Paul's.

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Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m. Open Door in Hickey Hall · 11 a.m. Sanctuary

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Practicing Kindness

Need a catchy, ethical creed to sum up your Christian faith? Something for a new bumper sticker? Looking for an answer to the timeless question, “What is God’s will?” Join us for worship this Sunday for the short answer to the first two questions and a word from Micah, who offers a prophetic vision in the “Golden Text” of the Old Testament.

Rev. Judy May

Vesper Service Thursday

Thursday at 7 p.m. on Facebook

Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.

God's Voice

If God had a voice, what would it sound like? How would you know it was God speaking? Most importantly, what would you do with it? Isaiah was an ordinary man who clearly heard God’s voice and, despite some fear, responded in a positive way. Consider the lessons learned from Isaiah’s call and response to God’s voice.

Vespers at

Rev. Rick Kress

Prayer List

The following prayer requests have been received by our church. Please contact the office at 248-651-9361 with your prayer requests.

Healing & Comfort

Rev. Dwayne Kelsey, Diane McElreath, David Beerer Sr., Marla & Ron Stoneham - parents of Kaye Thornton, Kathy Lange - cousin of Jane Lucisano, Marino DeFelice, Joyce Dawson


Support for Caregivers

Saturday, November 11; 9:30 a.m. in Rickard Chapel

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.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, November 14

1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 132

Quilt Ministry

Tuesday, November 14

2:30 - 4 p.m. in Room 132

Welcome to all who want to learn to quilt, knit or crochet. We have supplies to share. Ideas for new projects are welcome for our mission quilts, prayer shawls or Handmade Treasures to be sold at church and other outlets.

Join us! Contact Donna Heflin at 248-505-6413.


Third Wednesday of the Month

Early Bird Men's Group

Wednesday, November 15; 6:30 a.m. in the Parlor

Join us for devotions, conversation, and prayer as we grow in Christ’s love and live out our faith. All men are welcome! Please contact Larry Heflin or Bob Johnson for more information.

SPARK Book Group

Thursday, November 16; 1:30 a.m. in the Parlor

Join us as we discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Contact Linda Burnard at 248-765-5511 for more information.

UWF Book Club

Thursday, November 16; 6:30 - 8 p.m. in Room 132

Join us as we discuss Who Can We Be Together? A Biblical Exploration of Luke 13 by Candace Simpson and also 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones by John E Harnish. 

Contact Pastor April for more information.

United Women in Faith

That Takes the Cake Sale

Sunday, November 19

9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Narthex (cart in Hickey Hall)

Homemade coffee cakes and other treats will be for sale with proceeds supporting UWF missions locally and around the world. Drop off coffee cakes Saturday, November 18 between 12 - 2 p.m. in the Narthex. Please call Jane Chamberlain at 586-323-2537 to sign up as a baker. Items must be individually wrapped for sale.

Handmade Treasures items will also be available for purchase.

We NEED your help!

Deck the Halls

Sunday, November 19

12 p.m. Stay for Lunch, Decorate Church

Join us in decorating St. Paul's for the Advent season. We will gather for a light lunch after the 11 a.m. service. Afterward, we will set u and decorate trees throughout the church. If you have questions, please contact Amy Schultz.

Advent Series in the Open Door

Beginning November 26

Get a preview of the Advent series for the Open Door service which begins November 26. It can be viewed on our YouTube page. Play preview

Blood Drive

Monday, November 27; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Hickey Hall

The need for blood is great all year long. Schedule an appointment by calling Bill Molloy at 248-892-1705 or go to and enter sponsor code ‘stpaulunited’.

Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Nutrition Tips in November

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Contact your pastors:

Rev. Elbert Dulworth - [email protected]

Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez -[email protected]

Rev. Judy May - [email protected] 

Rev. Rick Kress - [email protected]


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Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus