July-Hot-Messages

Celebrate your freedom

Date / Sunday: July 1 – Independence Sunday

Alternate Scripture: Galatians 5:13-15

Sermon Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22

Title / Theme: Should We Have Separation of Church and State?

 

Date / Sunday: July 8

Alternate Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Sermon Scripture: Mark 6:6b-13

Title / Theme: Our Mission: Thorns and All

Date / Sunday: July 15 Bring a Friend Sunday

Alternate Scripture:

Sermon Scripture:

Title / Theme:  I Made it Through by Jr Williams~Bring a Friend!

 

Date / Sunday: July 22

Alternate Scripture: Isaiah 9:6

Sermon Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31

Title / Theme: Is God Welcome?

Date / Sunday: July 29

Alternate Scripture: Psalm 14

Sermon Scripture: Matthew 13:54-58

Title / Theme: Starting with Prayer

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

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.      

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 and hosted by St Paul’s United Methodist Church

 

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:  A Call to Holy Living
Audio

 

November Words from the Pulpit

November 5 – All Saints Sunday   

Psalm 24; John 11:32-44

 Title/Theme:  Bound to Death

 

November 12 Veterans Sunday      

Galatians 5:13-14; Mark 12:28-34
Title/Theme:  How Close Are We?

 

November 19 Thanksgiving Sunday

Psalm 100; Luke 17:11-19

Title/Theme:  Saying “Thanks”

 

November 26 Christ the King Sunday

Revelation 1:4b-8; Matthew 25:31-46

Title/Theme:  The Marks of a True King

 

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

Women in the community

Women of the church and community are invited to join us for a time of fellowship, discussion and prayer at our Women’s Life Group meetings at 5:30 p.m. every other Wednesday.
We will be taking a break during the month of December and returning with some new adventures.  Stay Tuned!
Childcare will be provided with 24 hours notice. 
Hope to see you there! See or contact Lauren Ice with any questions you may have!

Change is here

You’ve heard the rumbles and the cheers, now for the official information.
 
Church Council has made one of their goals for the year to be a One service, blended for all to happen by the end of the year.  That goal is coming to fruition on Mother’s Day.  Not only will we celebrate mothers, but we will celebrate embracing change.  On that Sunday, we will meet for one service at 10 am.  There will be music from times gone by and music from newer times.  There will be special music presented by our Music Team (combined music groups) and lots of things that you will recognize.   The Worship committee will review the results later in the year and see what is next.  We challenge you to find something good, something that you enjoyed each Sunday, and share that with someone either from church or within our community.
 

7th Station of the cross

7th Station of the Cross: Jesus takes up His cross (John 19:17).
When Jesus took up His cross, He was carrying more than wood. Unknown to the many spectators that day, Jesus was carrying the sins of mankind, facing the punishment those sins deserved, which He was about to suffer on man’s behalf. Jesus exhorts us in Matthew 16:24, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” He also reveals that this is not an option: “…and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me (Matthew 10:38). Taking up our cross, an instrument of death, means dying to self in order to live as completely new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17
) in service and obedience to Christ. This means surrendering to God our will, our affections, our ambitions, and our desires. We are not to seek our own happiness as the supreme object, but be willing to renounce all and lay down our lives also, if required.