255 S. Henderson St.
P O Box 99
Rusk, TX 75785

Contact us:
Office: 903-683-4675
Fax: 903-683-2231
Church Office Email:

or Rev. Paul Porter at

Pastor: Rev. Paul Porter
Administrative Assistant: Cindy Blanchard
Choir Director: Josh King
Keyboard Musician: John C. Williams III
Prayer Chain Coordinator: Barbara Kennedy
Sound Technician: David Long
Facilities Director: Eddie & Anya Breen

Meet & Greet - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m
    *Visit our Classes
Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Live Radio Broadcast
Sunday mornings 11:00 a.m.
KWRW 103.9 FM &
KTLU 1580 AM

**Mark Your Calendars....
Our February Calendar is On-Line


February 9th - 6:00 pm Trustees
February 16th - 5:15pm Finance
February 16th - 6:00 pm Council

February 14th - Following Service


February 16th


February 24thth - 7:00 pm

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you....
1 Thessalonians 3:12

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased......Hebrews 13:16

Thanks for your continued support of The Good Samaritan.
February 7th - Refried Beans
February 14th - Canned Greens (spinach or turnip)
February 21st - Bath Soap
February 28th - Cornbread Mix

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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone interested in coming to this free exercise opportunity is welcome.

Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Rusk, Texas!

We pray that you sense the presence of God's Spirit among us and that your worship experience here draws you closer to Him. Come share your faith and fellowship with us. You're always welcome here at First Methodist Rusk!

For over 100 years, we have proudly shared Christ's love with our community. We invite you to visit and be a part of our growing congregation!

So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us
work for the good of all....Galatians 6:10

From our Bell Choir to our Lay Ministry to our Youth & Children's Programs to service in local care facilities, we welcome you to get involved and be a part of our ministry serving our members and community. The blessings you receive through service are immeasurable!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.......1 Corinthians 13: 4-8; 13

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Pastor Paul's Paragraphs - January 2016

Our Prayer of the Month from Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor:
O Lord, Today, we have given up on being: Perfect, Good Looking, and a Genius Today, We pray that we are: Accepting, Forgiving, and Humble.

O Holy Spirit, hear our heartfelt prayers for those pastors who are: Worried, Down in the dumps, or their Bishop is visiting this week. O Son of God we give thanks for those pastors who have: Joy in their souls. Wisdom through their experience. Have hope in their future.

Merciful God, you know that some days we pray like we are trying to talk you into something. Everlasting Jehovah, please have the patience to tell me and other pastors, To just shut up and listen for the love that is too deep for words, We pray all these things in the name of the One: who created us, lived among us, and sustains us daily. Read More..........

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Confirmation Class
For ages 10 thru 12
Begins Sunday, February 21st
3:00pm in the pastor's office
4 classes: 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13
See Pastor Paul for details.

Make plans - Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. for Leadership Training which will be held at Lanes Chapel in Tyler.
A brochure with more information will follow and on-line registration will begin in February at no cost to the participants. The workshops are as follows:

· Finance
· Worship
· Technology
· One Board model
· Youth
· Children
· Stewardship
· Identifying church's mission

Please make your committees aware of the Training available.

The 2016 flower sign up calendar is now available and located in the downstairs foyer by the church office. Arrangements are $50.00 per Sunday.

On December 26, 2015, tornadoes hit Garland and Rowlett Texas. FUMC-Rusk's emergency response team went to assist January 2nd - 4th. Take a few minutes to watch the VIDEO to see some of the devastation and the communities that pulled together to help their neighbors.

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May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall soft upon your field;
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Come Grow With Us

First United Methodist Church
255 S. Henderson St.
P O Box 99
Rusk, TX 75785

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