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”.


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)


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


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

The Hope of a Savior


December 10 – Second Sunday in Advent Peace

Sermon Scripture:

Luke 2:8-14

Sharing the Good News of Peace


December 17 – Third Sunday in Advent Joy

Sermon Scripture:

Luke 2:15-20

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

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

Renewing our Covenants:  A Call to Holy Living


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


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.

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.