Preparing for Sunday, July 31, 2022
Worship Sunday
8:30 a.m. Outdoor
10 a.m. Sanctuary · Hickey Hall · Facebook
The church office is open M - F; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Help Wanted
Temporary Audio/Visual Technician
Immediate opening for an Audio/Visual Technician to support worship on Sunday morning and rehearsals on Saturday. Applicant will also be responsible for creating slides and other visuals as required. This is a paid position working up to eight hours weekly. Additional hours in September to support our theatre programming. Please contact Rachel Henry for more information.
The Open Door Returns!
Sunday, July 31
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
Join us as we welcome the return of the Open Door Service. This casual service in a modern setting focuses on touching people's lives with God's love through messages relevant to daily life. Invite someone to join you!
St. Paul's Community Garden
Blessing of the Garden
Sunday, July 31 at 12 p.m.
630 Woodward Ave. Rochester
Join us at the Community Garden for a short blessing of the garden followed by a tour and question and answer session.
Directions: Turn north on Wilcox Avenue and park in the lots by the baseball field or the Rochester Public Works. The Garden is up the hill north of the parking lots (behind Mr. C’s Car Wash).
Summer Worship Schedule
July 31 - Open Door Returns
8:30 a.m. Courtyard Please bring your own chair.
10 a.m. in Sanctuary & 10 a.m. in Hickey Hall
10 a.m. on Facebook
Name Tag Sunday
Through the month of July, please stop by the name tag table. Fill out a name tag and wear it with a smile as Rev. Dulworth and Dawn get to know the people of St. Paul’s.
A Word from the Pastor
Sunday Worship
8:30 a.m. Outdoor
10 a.m. in Sanctuary
When You've Been Fishing All Night...
There’s nothing quite like fishing all night and coming up empty-handed. When Jesus shows up, he invites the disciples to cast their nets once more. How do we respond when we think we know what to expect? What might happen if we try casting just once more?
Rev. Elbert Dulworth
Sunday Worship
10 a.m. in Hickey Hall & on Facebook
Welcome back Open Door!
Prophet Margins: What Do You See? 
This week we begin our sermon series, “Majoring in the Minors” taking a look at some of the lesser known prophets and enjoying baseball season! In a few weeks our church family will gather for a game together at Jimmy John’s field and ALL ARE WELCOME so please be sure to get your tickets and bring a friend! For the next five weeks we will take a look at Jonah, Hosea, Joel and this week one of my favorite prophets, Amos.
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez
Vesper Service Thursday
Thursday at 7 p.m. for worship on Facebook
Unwind, relax, reflect, and connect with God.
Abba's Child: Recovery of Passion
Even the most devoted follower of Jesus can lose track of the passion that once drew them in to God’s love. Life can pile a bunch of stuff in the way of your passion for Christ; however, you can recover your passion by reconnecting with the pure, unconditional love of God—our Abba. Tune in to go deeper in God’s amazing love. (This Vespers series is inspired by Brennan Manning’s book, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging.) 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, Betty Heitman, Stephy Soule - stepmom of Jodi Stuermer, Shannon Gilmore - granddaughter of Thelma Childress, Fred Stenton, Joyce Sherrod, George Peck - father of Brian Peck
Invitation to French UMC
Sunday, August 14; 3 - 4:30 p.m. at French United Methodist Church
1803 E. 14 Mile Rd. Birmingham, MI 48009
St. Paul's is invited to attend a grand celebration of praise and worship to God at French UMC. Your presence will be welcome to sustain their ministry. An African meal will be served after the service.
Harmony in the Hills
Concert in the Garden
Wednesday, August 17: 7 p.m. Garden of Hope
Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils
Join us for great music in a beautiful setting. Free Admission. Bring a lawn chair.
Play Ball!
St. Paul's Outing at the Ball Park
Friday, August 19; 6:30 p.m.
Jimmy John Field; 7171 Auburn Road, Utica
Join us for a baseball game between the Utica Unicorns and the Eastside Diamond Hoppers. Tickets include all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, spectacular fireworks after the show, and many family activities. Kids will have a chance to run the bases as well as meet their favorite mascot. St. Paul’s will be reserving a space at the Jimmy John Field Patio. Purchase Tickets
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. Elbert Dulworth -
Rev. Dr. April Gutierrrez
Rev. Judy May -  
Rev. Rick Kress -  
Church Office              248-651-9361 
Dr. Timothy R. Hickey  Pastor Emeritus