This Week @ Plymouth
August 15 - August 21
Communion Sunday
Join us at 10 a.m. for online worship!
Sunday, August 15, 2020

Scripture Readings: Matthew 18: 21-35
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Preaching: Rev. Al Bunis

Sermon: "Different People, One Table"


Sunday School
Check out this week's Sunday School video!
A Message From Our Pastors About Communion This Sunday
Dear people of Plymouth,

This Sunday, we again gather at the Lord’s Table to share communion together.  As we so often say at Plymouth, “no matter who you are or where you are in your life journey”, you are welcome at this table.

As we did last month, we invite you to prepare in advance of the time you plan to watch worship, so that you will have ready whatever bread, cracker, wine, juice, etc., for when we invite everyone to partake at the Table of Fellowship.

During Coronavirus time, we harken back to the earliest days of the church, when worship took place in homes. What a blessing that through the power of God’s Holy Spirit and the wonders of modern technology, that we can share loving fellowship and our Lord’s joyful feast, even as we are apart.

Please join us this Sunday for a time of togetherness.

Blessings and love,
Pastor Al and Pastor Moira
Shroud of Turin, Part II
Presented by Dr. Brian Janeway,
Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee
Next Sunday: This 'N That Accepting Donations


The Women’s Fellowship will be accepting donation at the Pilgrim House on Sunday, August 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Social distancing and protective measures will be in place to ensure your safety. 
Macedonia-Plymouth Bible Study
Dear people of Plymouth,
 
I’m excited to announce a joint Zoom Bible study series with our very close friends and neighbors from Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Macedonia’s Pastor Lance Bailey and I will co-lead the conversations together. These will take place the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at 6:30-7:30pm. The kickoff will be Thursday, August 20.  Together with our sisters and brothers in faith from Macedonia, we will look at the story of Abraham, the father of our faith – from the Book of Genesis. It will be a seven-part series. All are invited. Dates and Zoom link are below. I can’t wait!! 

God bless, Pastor Al
Dates and Topics: 

·Thursday, August 20 at 6:30pm; Genesis 11:27-12:20; The call of Abraham

·Thursday, September 17 at 6:30pm; Genesis 15:1-21; First Covenant with God 

·Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm; Genesis 16:1-16; Hagar and God and birth of Ishmael

·Thursday, November 19 at 6:30pm; Genesis 17:1-27; Everlasting Covenant

·Thursday, December 17 at 6:30pm; Genesis 18:1-15; The Lord visits Abraham and Sarah 

·Thursday, January 21 at 6:30pm; Genesis 21:1-21; Isaac and Ishmael

·Thursday, February 18 at 6:30pm; Genesis 22:1-19; Testing of Abraham

Join Zoom Meeting  
Phone: (929) 205-6099 
 Meeting ID: 884 9212 3096
One tap mobile   +19292056099, 88492123096#
Plymouth Hurricane Helpers
In those hot days after a storm, seeing a friendly face can make all the difference. Checking in on one another can make a huge difference to everyone's morale.
 
This is true for families with children as well as for folks who, regardless of their age, live alone. Should any of us sustain severe damage to our homes or perhaps even need assistance, it is a comfort to know that after a storm, a Plymouth Hurricane Helper might be coming by to check on us or help us call for assistance. 
 
None of us are meant to be first responders, FEMA, or emergency service providers. What we can be is a friendly face as well as a source of mutual aid and encouragement.
 
If you would like to serve as a Hurricane Helper or have questions feel free to contact Pastor Moira.
Plans for Phased Re-Gathering
Dear people of Plymouth, 

Greetings everyone. We miss being with you all! 

We want to share with you the work that our Re-opening Committee has been doing. 

Below is a plan the committee has been working on with both of us and Zach. With the recent trend of increased Covid-19 cases in South Florida, while we see this plan as safe, prudent and solid, we have decided to delay picking a specific date to begin. This will give us the flexibility to gauge the situation and make time-sensitive decisions and adjustments as needed. We nevertheless want to share this with you so that you can see the direction we are looking to go. Click here to read more.
A Prayer For Our Time
Sisters and brothers of Plymouth, let us pray,
 
Almighty God,
You breathe life into your creation and call it good.
 
You create each of us in your image.. read more
This Week @ Plymouth
The coronavirus has paused our daily lives. In response, we have many weekly events online as you can see to the right. Click on the link to join each event.

How to use Zoom:
Zoom is a video meeting platform.

To join a Zoom meeting, click on the link at the scheduled time.

You can either download Zoom here or you can join through your web browser.

If it is your first time using Zoom, join the meeting a few minutes before to ensure you connect properly.
Upcoming Schedule

Sunday, August 15
Bible Study - 8:30 a.m.
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134#
Story of Joseph in Genesis

Communion Sunday – 10:00 a.m.

Virtual Fellowship Hour - 11:00 a.m. (Zoom link)
+1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 912 2654 1538
Please join us for Virtual Fellowship Hour after church. Bring your own coffee (with ice cream!)

Sunday School - Available any time (Link)

Tuesday, August 17
Men's Bible Study - 8:00 a.m.
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 1-646-876-9923,
Meeting ID: 451 505 4328#
Gospel of Luke

Keep Calm and Read a Psalm - 10:00 a.m. (Zoom link)
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 569 802 118#

Thursday, August 19
Bible Study - 8:00 a.m.
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134#

Macedonia-Plymouth Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.
Or Dial-In
Phone: (929) 205-6099  
Meeting ID: 884 9212 3096
See above for details.
Take Sunday's Sermon Wherever You Go
The Sunday service audio and video is always available on our website and our Facebook page.
Plymouth Prayer Partners
Would you like to receive prayer? We offer the opportunity to request and receive prayer through our Plymouth Prayer Partners Ministry. To request prayer, email at any time either Gwen Saunders or Maria Reyero. The members of this Ministry will pray for you.
 
Would you like to have one-on-one prayer Sunday after worship? If you would like to speak directly to one of our Prayer Partners via phone, please follow this link and someone will call you back Sunday after worship.
Donations
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DONATE TO PLYMOUTH ONLINE. TO CHOOSE, CLICK ON THIS LINK.
Contact Us
Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
Website: http://www.plymouthmiami.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/plymouthmiami
Editor: kevin@plymouthmiami.org
Photo Credit: Cindy Smith