** Welcome to LaRue UMC! **

Come and check out the many activities we have going on.

166 N. High Street, La Rue, Ohio 43332

Church Office:  (740) 499-3201

Sunday School:  9:30 a.m.

Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.

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Renew Your Spirit

At LaRue United Methodist Church, The emphasis is on unconditional love and acceptance for members of the congregation and for members of the community. Visit us and discover boundless opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, along with meaningful ways to make a difference in your community.  You'll be greeted with a genuine warmth and embraced by a supportive extended family.



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Special Note

Important Note: Starting Sunday, September 7:

Worship Service will be at our regular 10:30 a.m.time. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

We hope you have been enjoying a great summer and we look forward to seeing you Sunday to share in the joy of fellowship, prayer, and a message from God's word to live by for the coming week, at LaRue U.M.C.


Important Note: If you have not given the office your e-mail address. or requested family member's address, please do so. (Many thanks to those who have.) Postal rates are going up and we will have to discontinue mailings except for those who have advised this office they wish to still have the Newsletter mailed. (740-499-3201) . Also important, is that we be kept advised of changes to current e-mails. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Our e-mail address:larueumc@rrohio.com


Have you had your visit from Pastor Mike yet?

Your have probably heard the expression, "A penny for your thoughts," well, during my visit when asked what 1 liked most about our church, 1 said, "The people"! But later, I thought - there is so much. more:

Just walking into our sanctuary with its majestic structure, beautiful stained glass windows, the recent hanging of the ever-burning "Christ light" and the wooden cross to remind us what Jesus did for us, not to forget to mention the many friendly faces, I know I am in God's House.

The special music this summer has been beautiful and I am looking forward to the return of our wonderful chancel choir, directed by Betty Jo McElroy.

Most important, the messages by Pastor Mike with his enjoyable humorous way, help us to understand and remember God's will for us. One of his messages emphasized that God loves all of us and wants to hear from us and walk with him, sowing seeds along the way, spreading The Word.

If you haven't been talking to God for awhile, come to church and be motivated, strengthened, and leave feeling closer to Him in many, many ways throughout the coming days. I guarantee it!

Hope to see you Sunday! !

The following article was submitted by the late Wilda Bechtle back in August of 2000 and ran in the Newsletter at that time. We feel it is worth repeating:

When I say .. .I am a Christian, I'm not shouting ''I am saved", I'm whispering ''1 get lost". That is why I chose this way.

When I say .. .I am a Christian, I don't speak of this with pride, I'm confessing that I stumble and need someone to be my guide.

When I say .. .I am a Christian, I'm not trying to be strong,

I'm professing that I am week and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say .. .I am a Christian, I'm not bragging of success, I'm admitting I have failed and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say ... I am a Christian, I'm not claiming to be perfect My flaws are too visible, but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say ... I am a Christian, I still feel the sting of pain.

I have my share of heartaches, which is why I seek IDS name.

When I say ... I am a Christian,

I do not wish to judge. I have no authority I only know I am loved.



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