Preparing for Sunday, June 12, 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.

In Memoriam
Transferred to the Church Triumphant

Richard Daniel Gwinn - June 3, 2022
Memorial service Wednesday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Graduate Sunday
Sunday, June 12; 10 a.m. worship in Sanctuary
11 a.m. Family Brunch in Hickey Hall
We recognize our high school seniors during worship. A brunch for seniors and their families as well as St. Paul's Scholarship recipients follows in Hickey Hall. Wear your cap and gown. RSVP to Jodi Stuermer.
Church Family Comes to Campus
Sunday, June 12; 5 - 6 p.m. outside Hickey Hall
Please bring non-perishable food items for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Items requested:
Mushrooms, Olives, Ramen Noodles, Canned Salmon, Kidney Beans, Sloppy Joe Mix, Chili Beans.
We will also be collecting for Clothes Closet:
  • New bed pillows
  • New or gently used sheets (no twin size needed)
  • New or gently used blankets and comforters
  • New men's boxer briefs
Thanks for your support.
June Worship Schedule
June 12 - 10 a.m. in Sanctuary Graduate Sunday
June 19 - 10 a.m. in Sanctuary Rev. Eardley's last Sunday
June 26 - 8:30 a.m. Outdoors & 10 a.m. in Sanctuary
Register by June 23
Habitat Rock the Block
Saturday, July 16; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spots are reserved July 16 for 10 people from St. Paul's UMC to volunteer with Habitat at Rock the Block.  
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Sanctuary
Online worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook
As we celebrate the Class of 2022, we recognize the power of knowledge and education. It is truly a gift from God. In this Sunday’s Gospel passage, Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Truth. As we learn and grow, may the Spirit of Truth guide us as we pursue knowledge and craft values which will honor God and God’s way. As we do so, we create opportunities for the world to see the beloved community alive in us through our commitment to truth, grace, and love. See you on Sunday! 
Rev. David Eardley
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Pairings: Nathan + David
The Collision of Power
Join us to reflect and connect with God. Nathan the prophet spoke truth to power, namely, king David. It was a risky move. Nathan’s story shattered the hubris of the king. In this pairing, you can find insights into how God speaks to you. 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
Healing & Comfort
Loraine Mazur, Bill Hubbard, Lucas Prince, Pat Meehan, Josephine Beach, Rebecca Kubik, Rev. Dwayne Kelsey, Dr. Timothy Hickey, Betty Heitman, Carol Walden, Rebecca Lawson's parents
Sunday Morning Child Care Staff
Seeking friendly, reliable, and responsible people to care for infants and toddlers during worship.
Sundays from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. during the Sunday School year beginning September 11, 2022. Rate of Pay: $50 per Sunday.
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Cass Annual Dinner
Thursday, June 16; 6 p.m. at Fox Hills
8768 North Territorial Rd. Plymouth
Cass Community Socials Services will hold their annual dinner at Fox Hills Country Club (under the tent). Cass will be celebrating 20 years of serviced to the Detroit community. Individual tickets are available for $100 each or you can purchase a table for ten for $1000.
For more information, contact Sue Pethoud at 313-883-2277 x203.
Farewell for Rev. Eardley & Family 
Sunday, June 19; 10 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary
Celebration following worship
You are invited to share in this special morning as we celebrate Rev. David Eardley and his ministry at St. Paul’s. Rev. Eardley will be preaching at the 10 a.m. all-church service in the Sanctuary followed by a celebration. If you would like to contribute toward a gift for Rev. Eardley, please send a check to St. Paul’s and list his name on the envelope and on the memo line.
Only a few spots left!
Vacation Bible School
July 18 - 22; 9 a.m. - noon
Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sun-baked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Volunteers needed! See more
We are limiting the number of participants this year.
To ensure your child's place, register NOW. Register Online
Sanctuary Windows Video
Norm Gilmore has taken the original Sanctuary Windows video made by Pastor Emeritus Dr. Timothy Hickey and created a new video that is available now on our website. The beautiful stained-glass windows tell the story of the apostles and serve as reminders of the history of the Christian faith. Watch video
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