Online Giving Has 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, click on give, click on the blue give online box and complete the Donation


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.


What is the Apostles’ Creed

We will begin studying CREED by Adam Hamilton starting September 10th.  
Here is a small piece of info on The Apostles’ Creed

Question: “What is the Apostles’ Creed?”


Answer: The Apostles’ Creed is not found in the Bible. The Apostles’ Creed was not written by the apostles. Rather, it was written at least 150 years after the apostles had all died. It is called the Apostles’ Creed because it is supposed to be a record of what the apostles taught. The Apostles’ Creed is as follows:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

The Apostles’ Creed is a good summary of Christian doctrine.


September Messages & Scriptures

September 3 –

1 Corinthians 12:12-26; Romans 12:9-21

 Sermon Title:
Who in the World Are We?


Start of The Creed Sermon Series


Based on Adam Hamilton’s Study

Creed: What Christians Believe and Why


September 10 – Rally Sunday outdoors

Exodus 3:1-15; Acts 17:16-28

 Sermon Title:
Exploring God


September 17 – Music Recognition Sunday

Matthew 1:18-25; Mathew 16:13-20

Sermon Title:
Exploring Jesus-video
Exploring Jesus-audio


September 24 –

Genesis 1:1-2; Acts 2:1-4

Sermon Title:
Exploring the Holy Spirit-video
Exploring the Holy Spirit-audio


October 1 –

World Communion Sunday

Hebrews 12:1-2; Matthew 9:35-38

Sermon Title:

Looking at the Church and

the Communion of Saints


October 8 –

Psalm 103:6-14; Mathew 9:2-8

Sermon Title:

Forgiveness of sins-Video

Forgiveness of Sins-audio


Oct 15 –

Laity Sunday

1 Corinthians 15:35-42; Luke 24:36-43

Sermon Title:
Exploring The Resurrection-audio
Oct 22 – 
James 4:11-12
Sermon Title:
Times Sure Have Changed~guest speaker John Byrne


Rally Sunday 2017

Rally Day is September 10.

We will have an outdoor service at 10:00 a.m. in the south parking lot, followed by a pitch-in dinner in the church basement.

Plan to join us as we begin our fall Sunday school schedule



St Paul’s will be doing a six-week church-wide study of Adam Hamilton’s, The Creed beginning September 10!

This book explores the Apostle’s Creed – what Christians believe, why they believe it, and why it matters. We will have small group studies, including Sunday School, Pastor Roy will do a sermon series, and Children’s Church will also explore The Creed.

If you would like to order a book through the church ($10), please  call the church office (932-3777) no later than August 27.

If you are interested in joining a small group to discuss this book, please indicate this on the book signup sheet or let Pastor Roy know. 


Next Hope Spot

Our fall Hope Spot give-away will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7th. Child care will be available for our shoppers.


Life Line Screening

Life Line Screenings will be at St Paul’s on Tuesday, August 8th. Be more proactive about your health by getting these screenings that aren’t usually part of a routine physical. Package priced at $139 or more, but there are some discounts available. Get an insight into how to be healthier.


August Worship

August 6


Matthew 25:14-30

Sermon Title:

Risk-Taking Mission and Service


August 13


2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Sermon Title:

Extravagant Generosity


August 20

 Scripture: Luke 12:22-34

 Alternate Scripture:

Psalm 139


Don’t Worry — Be Happy!


August 27 

Puppet Show



Memorial Day visits

Did you know that you can find the graves of Sarah Poundstone Holliday, James Haven, Archibald Kennedy, Knowles Shaw, and of course Wendell Willkie all buried at East Hill Cemetery?  Read a few of the St Paul Connections.


Do Something

Do you ever hear a song and know that it will have an impact and a larger meaning?  The song
Do Something
by Matthew West is that way.
Look at these lyrics:
Do Something
I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now, thought
How’d we ever get so far down, and
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, yeah, I created you” (now listen)
If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something, yeah
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
Oh, it’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something
I’m so tired of talking about
How we are God’s hands and feet
But it’s easier to say than to be
Live like… Full lyrics on Google Play Music
You get the idea and I ponder, What should I do? (not can I do?)  These words challenge us to be active, not passive in our Christ-like behaviors.  I have a lot more thoughts, but this songs says more than I need to write.  ~R


How do we at St Paul’s Connect?
There are always interesting things going on at our church, but do you know about them?  How do you find out about activities?  How do you communicate?  Do you follow posts on email, blogs, and/or newsletters?  Do you use a smartphone or your computer or both?  These are ways of communicating and we need to learn more about them and get better at connecting with our church family.  Maybe this will take off and we can get some good ideas and create a following. Our app works so that you may also follow us that way. 
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