Blue Christmas

Welcome to this “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” service. The name comes from how many of us see the Advent and Christmas season. Traditionally this service is held on December 21st where we experience the shortest day and the longest night of the year. But the name also applies to the feeling that a number of us have about this season.

It is the “long dark night of the soul,” “the winter of our discontent,” in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming. For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult. For others, it’s Christmas Eve, or New Year’s Eve, or the beginning of another lonely new year.

In this service, we will have some singing that is appropriate to the season, recognizing that this may not necessarily be a season of joy. We will invite you to meditate on the pain and anguish you may bring, and to offer your pain to the Christ child. We trust and pray that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.



Treasures of Time

THEY HAVE ARRIVED!
The “Treasures of Time” reunion cookbooks have arrived at St Paul’s.  They are available before and after church and at the church office for only $15.00.  You may also pick them up at The Rushville Pharmacy.  This cookbook is a collection of 623 recipes from 1924 to today.  See familiar and new names from the times and tasty recipes to try.  These will make great Christmas presents, shower or wedding gifts or gifts “just because”.  Don’t wait to get yours and a few extras.  Money raised will go to support different areas of worship at St Paul’s United Methodist Church. Checks should be written out to St Paul’s with cookbook written in the memo line.
 


A Season of Advent

December 3 – First Sunday in Advent Hope

Sermon Scripture:

Luke 1:39-56

Title/Theme:
The Hope of a Savior

 

December 10 – Second Sunday in Advent Peace

Sermon Scripture:

Luke 2:8-14

Title/Theme:

Sharing the Good News of Peace

 

December 17 – Third Sunday in Advent Joy

Sermon Scripture:

Luke 2:15-20

Title/Theme:

The Joy of Birth

 

December 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Blue Christmas Service

A service of Love and Hope while grieving

sponsored by Moster Mortuary

 

December 24  – Fourth Sunday in Advent/Christmas

Eve Love

Sermon Scripture:

Matthew 1:18-25

Title/Theme:

The Demonstration of Love

Christmas Eve Services at 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

 

December 31 – New Years Eve Service

Sermon Scripture:

1 Peter 1:13-25

Title/Theme:

Renewing our Covenants

 



Online Giving is Here Arrived

Exciting news! Online giving is now available, just a click away.
A secure, safe giving option is available from St. Paul’s website and/or the church app.
Visit www.stpaulsrushville.org, click on give, click on the blue give online box and complete the Donation

Information.

Also available from the church app. (Download today from your smart phones play/app store – St. Paul’s UMC Rushville.) Click on App, click on three-lines in upper left, click on give online.
 
 


Welcome to St. Paul’s UMC

The Mission of the United Methodist Church is:

To make Disciples of Jesus Christ

for the transformation of the world.

St Paul’s will live this out in its Vision Statement –

Growing Spiritually through

The WORD

 Worship, Outreach,

Relationships, Discovery

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