Messages to Warm Your Soul in January

January 7-Epiphany
1 Corinthians 12:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12
 
January 14-Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Act 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11
 
January 21-3rd Sunday after Epiphany
2 Timothy 1:6-10
Mark 1:14-20
 
January 28-4th Sunday of Epiphany
James 4:1-10
Mark 1:21-28

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Undie Sunday returns

 January 14th and 21st “Undie Sunday” returns.  Please bring children’s sized underwear (Kindergarten through 6th grade appropriate sizes), drawstring sweatpants or drawstring long athletic shorts on that Sunday. These will be delivered to the grade school to be used when “accidents” happen there. Last year’s Undie Sunday was a huge success!  We are told that this year sweatpants and athletic shorts are most needed. Bring those “Roos”.

 


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It’s Scholarship Time

It is time to start thinking about college scholarships again. St Paul’s Scholarship applications will be available online through the webpage and in the church office starting January 16. The Deadline for applications will be April 2. They must be printed and turned into the church office by the end of business that day.  Scholarship Link (2 pages)

 


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Helping hands

A new group has begun in this month.

Helping Hands next meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August ?, in the Education Building.

We will be doing service projects and the group is open to everyone. If you wish you may bring a snack to share. Questions may be directed to Lauren Ice (765-317-7363).
 
Check out the completion of two lap blankets

 


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Treasures of Time

COOKBOOKS~Everyone needs one!
Christmas is around the corner!
Need a little gift for someone that loves history, Rushville, and cooking?
Get your  “Treasures of Time” reunion cookbooks at St Paul’s. 
They are available for only $15.00. 
You may also pick them up at church, The Rushville Pharmacy, and The Payne Agency. 
This cookbook is a collection of 623 recipes from 1924 to today.    Money raised will go to support 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.
          Bonus: You can access it online after you purchase the print version.      

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Online Giving is Here

Did you know online giving is available?  It is 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.
 
 

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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.
Amen.

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


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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
 
Oct 29 –
Psalms 71:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:1-4
Sermon Title:
What Masks are We Wearing? – audio

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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


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Creed

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. 

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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. 
Blessings!
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