Preparing for Sunday, June 19, 2022
Worship Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sanctuary · Facebook
11 a.m. Celebration
The church office is open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The office is open to the congregation by appointment.

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.
Worship Schedule
June 19 - 10 a.m. in Sanctuary Rev. Eardley's last Sunday
June 26 - 8:30 a.m. Outdoors & 10 a.m. in Sanctuary
July 3 - 8:30 a.m. Outdoors & 10 a.m. in Sanctuary
July 10 - Welcome Rev. Elbert Dulworth
8:30 a.m. Outdoors & 10 a.m. in Sanctuary
11 a.m. Welcome Reception
Handmade Treasures Sale
Saturday, June 18; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rochester Junk in the Trunk
3rd Street Parking Lot, Rochester
Handmade Treasures will be selling at Rochester’s Junk in the Trunk in the 3rd Street Parking lot next to the Farmers Market. Stop by and see us!
Youth Worktrip 2022
Copperhill, Tennessee; June 18 - 25
Please pray for safe travels and a successful week for our youth and adult volunteers as they travel to Tennessee.
Hear all about our trip at the Worktrip Report on Sunday, July 17 at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Sanctuary
10 a.m. on Facebook
“You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus.” These words from the Apostle Paul encourage and challenge us to be who we are. Over the last nine years, I’ve had the privilege of being your senior pastor and experiencing the children of God known as St. Paul’s UMC. As you have inspired people to live and love like Jesus, you have shown yourselves to be children of God, and for that I am ever grateful. I look forward to sharing in one worship service together as we give thanks to God for the ministry that we have shared together here at St. Paul’s UMC. 
Rev. David Eardley
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Pairings: Solomom + Bathsheba
The Wise + the Shrewd
This mother/son pairing is a rarely considered Bible story, but one that is both interesting and powerful. King Solomon was wise, but his mother, Bathsheba, was shrewd. Tune in to consider how this mother/son pairing reveals how God is present in the turmoil of life. 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, Stephy Soule - stepmom of Jodi Stuermer
Spark Book Group
Thursday, June 16; 1:30 p.m. in the Parlor
Join us as we discuss The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. We welcome new members! Questions? Please contactl Linda Burnard at 248-765-5511.
Harmony in the Hills
Concert in the Garden
Wednesday, June 22: 7:30 p.m. Garden of Hope
Tango in the Garden
St. Paul's Orchestra Quartet
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy great music in a beautiful setting. Free admission.
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.  
Auditions - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Saturday, June 25; 1 – 7 pm. in Rickard Chapel
Callbacks Sunday, June 26; 1 – 3 p.m. in Rickard Chapel
Actors must prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and a 24-bar musical theatre piece of their choosing. An accompanist will be provided. Video submissions will be accepted and can be sent to Sam Wright. Auditions will be schedule via Google doc found on our Facebook page.
Hosted by Open Door
Family Movie & Game Night
Thursday, June 30
7 - 9 p.m. in the Parlor and Hickey Hall
Everyone is invited to a family movie and game night hosted by Open Door. There will be a movie , pizza, ice cream and snacks in Hickey Hall, games in the Parlor and activities outside on the lawn. Fun for all!
VBS is nearly full!
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, please register NOW!. Register Online
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