Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Services of Lessons and Carols
6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
8:00 p.m. at Glenwood United Methodist Church

Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14

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Live Nativity

Please drive by a live nativity scene on Christmas day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., at 145 S. Flatrock River Road. From the Rushville courthouse, go west 1.25 miles on State Road 44, turn south (left) on Flatrock River Road. Go 1.5 miles and look for the live nativity in the big white barn on the right. Jerry and Linda Petty wish to invite their church family and the community, as they share the story of the birth of the Christ child. If anyone would like to be a part of the cast, please let the Petty’s know, and in any weather, they hope you will join them to welcome the baby Jesus. You are also invited to a casual open house following the live nativity at 7:00 p.m.

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Hanging of the Greens

Enjoy a celebration of entering the holiday season with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.  We will be decorating the church through songs, symbols, and sharing of the story of Christ’s arrival. Start you Christmas season with us at 10 am on Sunday, November 25th.  Can’t wait to see you.

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Carry Your Bible Everywhere

Do you wish to be able to read your Bible anywhere?  Do you have a smartphone and carry it everywhere?  Why not combine the two and add the app for You Version.  This is one of the most diverse and easy to use apps for the Bible.  Use it during worship to follow scripture or see a different version of the scripture.  Use it while you wait for appointments. Use it anywhere, everyday, and for their different Bible studies.  Here is some information https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

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RC Youth Group Workcamp returns

Rush County Youth Group Workcamp Inc. will sponsor another Work Camp July 7, 2019 through July 13, 2019.

The group will do home repairs at no cost to the residents. Those jobs will include porch repair/construction, wheelchair ramp repair/construction, painting, weatherization and mobile home skirting. There are pictures on the bulletin boards in the sanctuary where you can see some of the projects we have done in the past. We are asking that anyone who needs or who knows of anyone who needs help to pick up an application in the Church office. If you have any questions, see Monty Howell for more information.

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Adopt-A-Child Christmas

Adopt-A-Child Christmas: We now have the list of families who are especially needy this Christmas. The kids’ Christmas tree will be put up in the Sanctuary with tags listing needs for each child. Tags may be  chosen by members of the congregation. After unwrapped gift items are returned to the church, we will then have a wrapping party with the parents in December 15th.  


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Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoeboxes are here!

 This year, the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox distribution project celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Each box is an opportunity for children around the world to experience God’s love (we are His hands and feet!) and to hear the Gospel.
A shoebox follow-up discipleship program is available to these children to learn more about following Christ. Shoeboxes and instructions for packing the shoeboxes will be available to pick up in the sanctuary during this month. We will drop off the donated shoeboxes during the November collection week.
NEW THIS YEAR! Remember that any type of candy, gum, toothpaste, liquids or lotions, and breakable items are not permitted. 


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All Saints

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, we will celebrate the lives of those who have touched our lives through their

participation in our church.
All Saints Day is a time-honored Holy Day of the ancient Christian Church. United Methodists have gathered to observe this day for many years. This day is one of healing and hopefulness, and filled with God’s passion. By recognizing the common denominator that we all share in the loss of loved ones, many have expressed an appreciation for the opportunity to remember their loved ones in this worship service.

 


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Newsletter Renamed

Notice anything different?  The Circuit Writer has just been posted to the webpage.  The name change reflects the addition of Glenwood, New Salem, and Wesley United Methodist Churches to the St Paul’s charge.  Pastor Roy is now covering a four-point charge with the addition of Rebecca Milne at his side.  The hope is that news from all four churches will be reflected in the Circuit Writer newsletter.  It is important for you, the members of these churches, to get information to the St Paul’s office by the 15th of each month either via email ( stpaulsrushville@gmail.com ) or by mail.  The newsletter is under the media tab each month.

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Gleaners

Gleaners Mobile Pantry will be in Milroy this Saturday, September 1st between 10:00 am and 12:00. This will be the last Milroy distribution this year.
Gleaners will visit Rushville on Sept 10th due to Labor Day.
Please remember to bring your own boxes or containers.

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