Week of January 10, 2022
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
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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.

Seeker's Study
Monday, January 10; 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Zoom
Everyone is invited to join the Seeker’s Book Study for our study of Short Stories of Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of A Controversial Rabbi. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and the meaning of his ministry. See more
Book Discussion
The Ground Breaking
Tuesday, January 11; 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Join us in reading The Ground Breaking. This book details how the story of a massacre in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area was covered up for half a century. The book is available on Amazon and several book stores. Please register in advance for these meetings. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Contact Sharon Hiller at 810-305-8716 with questions.
Women's LIFE Monday Nights
Mondays, January 17 - February 14
7 - 9 p.m. in Room 128-129
Join us as we study Amberly Neese’s Common Ground, Loving Others Despite Our Differences. “Stories from the Old and New Testament will point us to peace and reconciliation in all our relationships, reassuring us that it is possible to find common ground with everyone – despite our differences.” To register contact Rebecca Lawson at 248-568-6382.
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, David Beerer, Carol Ann Wilke, Joyce Olson, Anna Pearcy, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Vicki Sweda, Donna Cooper, David Cooper and George Dentel - all relatives of Lisa McMillin, Herberta Stuermer - mother-in-law of Jodi Stuermer, Linda Berg - mother of Ned Berg, Harry Akers - father of Michelle Berg, Otto & Monika Arentzen, Maxine McClure, Grant Nagel
News
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Tuesday, January 11
1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 132 
All are welcome even if you wish to learn. The prayer shawls are located in the Narthex during services for anyone to take for giving to others in need of comfort.
 
Quilt & Handmade Treasures Ministry
Tuesday, January 11; 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Room 132
We meet together to create lap quilts for others in need of comfort. Quilts are located in the Narthex during services. Handmade Treasures are created to sell at church or other events, raising funds for church missions. All proceeds are donated. Fabrics and threads can be provided.
HUGS on Pause
Wednesday, January 12 & 19
9:30 - 11 a.m. on Zoom 
HUGS Mothers Group will not meet in person for the next two weeks as planned but will instead meet on Zoom.
Contact Sue Evans for more information.
3rd Sunday Mission
Blanket Palooza
Sunday, January 16; 11 a.m. in Hickey Hall
This is our 6th year making blankets for the area shelters. We have donated over 300 blankets! Join us this year as we make fleece tie blankets for the Baldwin Center. Please bring a fleece blanket kit or 2 pieces of fleece measuring 2 yards x 2 yards and scissors. We will have additional kits on site to use for those unable to provide fleece. This is a great event for all ages.
Rochester Community Schools
Virtual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 17
Rochester Community Schools welcomes all students, staff, families, caregivers and community members to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through a variety of virtual learning opportunities.
 
10 a.m. Keynote presentation. This presentation and question/answer opportunity features Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of "Cultivating Genius." View the YouTube Live presentation link. Use the Q&A link to ask a question.
 
12:30-1:30 p.m. Twitter conversation. Join a Twitter conversation and use the hashtag #RCSMLK. Click for Twitter Chat details.
 
All day. MLK Open Mic Night. Enjoy performances from RCS students honoring MLK. Click to access Open Mic Night presentations.
 
All day. Tribute to MLK. Click this tribute link to view the following. 1. Student and staff tribute. 2. Musical performances from Adams, Rochester and Stoney Creek bands. 3. Neighborhood House partnership with Social Justice Club students to support people and families in need. 
 
All day. Crown the king. Share photos of yourself in a homemade crown to represent the values of Dr. King, including dignity, honor, justice, leadership and equality. Take a photo in your crown. Share it on social media and tag Rochester Community Schools on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag: #RCSMLK. Make your own crown or reserve a free craft kit to pick up on Jan. 6 or 13.
 
We also invite you to participate in the following events honoring MLK through our community partners.
Click here for a printable flyer containing a summary of links and information: MLK Day Celebration Flyer 2022
 
If you would like to know more about Diversity programming at St. Paul’s please contact Rachel Henry.
Shop the Sales!
Warm Coats for Baldwin
In the past 9 years, the generous congregation of St. Paul’s has donated approximately 1700 new winter coats for the Baldwin Center store where clients “shop” for their family members before Christmas. Members of our congregation who volunteer at the store report that the coats are some of the first things chosen.

Please shop the post-holiday sales and purchase coats for next year’s store. All sizes, infant through adult, are needed. Cash donations are also accepted. Please write “Coats for Baldwin” on the memo line of your check. Drop off donations in the Narthex February 6 - March 6. Last year we collected a record 330 coats. Can we top that this year? Contact Roxanne Cleveland at 248-371-0382 with questions.
Thank you for helping us make a difference in our local community.
Health Ministry Team has provided the following important information:

Baldwin Center
Volunteers Needed!
Baldwin Center
We need additional volunteers for our monthly commitment to serve Baldwin Center. Our volunteer list shrinks this time of year. If you are available on the second Monday of the month and want to serve, please contact Susan Heacock. Baldwin continues to serve over 2000 clients per week with sack lunches and needed services.
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