Preparing for Sunday, January 9, 2022
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Hickey Hall ·  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.

UMW Sunday
Sunday, January 9
10 a.m. in the Sanctuary
The United Methodist Women will have their Installation of Officers for 2022 during the 10 a.m. worship service and recognize individuals for their dedication and service.
Thank you for your Generous Support!
Despite the challenges this year, St. Paul’s UMW has donated $23,700 to missions. Thank you for your support of the UMW and all its projects! The last two years, the United Methodist Women have had to adapt in their fundraising, being flexible and embracing new ideas. See more on our website.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Sanctuary 
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
This Sunday we will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord as we reaffirm our baptismal vows. We cherish this story of Jesus when John baptized him, the heavens opened, the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove, and God said, "You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life." It was the beginning of the ministry of Jesus. In our baptism and reaffirmation, we, too, are named, claimed as God's beloved and marked to carry the love, joy, peace and hope to all we meet. As our liturgy proclaims, we acknowledge what God has done and is doing for us, as we reaffirm our commitment to Christ's holy church. Come, remember your baptism, and be thankful! If you are joining us online, please have a small bowl of water to remember your baptism and be thankful.
Rev. Judy May
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall 
This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.  Join me as we hear once more God’s word to Jesus: “You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22).  As God spoke this promise to Jesus, God says the same thing at our baptisms.  What does it mean for us to be seen as “Beloved” in God’s eyes?  How may it shape our own faith journey as followers of Jesus?  See you Sunday!   
Rev. David Eardley
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Treasures: Core Valuables, Core Values!
If you counted your blessings today, what would be your Top Ten? We could call that list an inventory of your treasures. Let’s consider how what you think is most valuable reflects your core values that define who you truly are. Find us on Facebook at St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Rochester. 
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, 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
News
United Methodist Men
Saturday, January 8; 8 a.m. on Zoom
All men at St. Paul’s are invited to join us for breakfast, fellowship, a brief book study and to seek opportunities to serve others at St. Paul’s and our community. For more information, contact Dave deSteiger.
Caregivers Support Group
Saturday, January 8; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Rickard Chapel
The challenges of caregiving can result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health. This group of peers comes together for encouragement to care for themselves and help remind themselves that it is not selfish to attend to their own needs. We provide a space to pool our collective intelligence to devise productive strategies for dealing with stress around difficult caregiving situations. We also share stories, laughter, and tears with each other.
SkyCraft Booster Meeting
Sunday, January 9; 11:30 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Are you a performer, technician, or just a fan of the arts in general? Join us as we discuss plans for SkyCraft Theatre Works in 2022. There are lots of opportunities for the performing arts at St. Paul’s. Connect with SkyCraft and help us bring the next show to life!
For Parents of Youth and Confirmands
Youth Parent Meeting
Sunday, January 9; 5 p.m. in the Parlor
Do you need a soft place to land that is faith-based and grace-filled? Come as you are, drop your child at youth group or confirmation and join us for our first session on Sunday, January 9. We will gather together to connect with others and enjoy a meal. Other scheduled dates are February 27, March 27 and April 24. Just come or contact Rachel Henry for more information.
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.
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