Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Joys and Concerns

Sundays at 1:00 pm

Our weekly joys and concerns check-in continues Sunday. Please join this Zoom call at 1:00 pm for a time to name something we are grateful for, a concern we have, and to be in prayer together.

Those unable to join by video can call 1-253-215-8782, then enter the code 944-1809-2407#, then # when asked for the password.

Order of Worship


Call to Worship: Colossians 3:12-16

Congregational Carol Sing

Welcome & Announcements
Invocation & Lord's Prayer

Passing the Peace

Lighting the Christ Candle

Response Song No. 136 “Jesus, Jesus, Oh, What a Wonderful Child” | WONDERFUL CHILD

Peace Prayer

Pastoral Prayer


Christmas Poems – Christmas 2021; Ballerina; The Risk of Birth; Christmas Poem

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18

Homily: “Where Jesus Is”

Hymn No. 160 “Jesus, the Light of the World” ELDERKIN


This Week
December 26
Leeandia Justice
Steve Lauterberg

December 27
Joe Bir

December 28
Kathy Hartsch

December 29
Sharon Conrad

December 31
Juliette Coffeen

January 1
Tucker Miller
Terri Stumpf

Next Week's Birthdays

January 2
Bethany Binkley
Kathryn Diekhoff

January 5
Chloe Boyko

January 6
Elyse Jaurigue
Mary Voors

January 7
Tony Kell
Ricky Talarico

January 8
Barbara Gregory

Sunday, December 26
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)

Monday, December 27
Office Closed
Staff Holiday
7:30 pm Tapping into Faith at Mad Anthony

Tuesday, December 28
1:00 pm Staff Meeting

Thursday, December 30
1:00 pm Study Group (online)

Friday, December 31
New Year's Eve

Saturday, January 1
New Year's Day

Sunday, January 2
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)
Monday, December 27: Tapping into Faith at Mad Anthony Brewing
Tapping into Faith continues at Mad Anthony’s! This casual gathering of Plymouth folks and any community members who feel like joining in the fun is a great chance to enjoy good company, good conversation about different questions and topics in faith, and, of course, a tasty snack and beverage. Appetizers to share will be provided by Plymouth, and you’re welcome to purchase whatever food you like. If you do not drink alcohol, you can enjoy Mad’s home-brewed root beer or red cream soda, as well as the usual iced tea and sodas.

Please know that we cannot demand or enforce vaccination status or mask-wearing for this event and make your decision accordingly. You are more than welcome to wear a mask yourself, of course – at least while you aren’t eating or drinking.

Join us at 7:30 pm in the Mad Room on Monday, December 27, in Mad Anthony Brewing on Broadway and Taylor!
Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival Canceled
Due to safety precautions for participants and attendees, the Boar’s Head services have been canceled. See the link below for the press release.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, January 9: Safe Church Policy Forum
Following the Executive Council’s decision to recommend certain language being removed from the draft Safe Church Policy, and in preparation for the congregational meeting on January 23 to vote on the proposed policy, there will be an after-church forum on Sunday, January 9 in the Folsom Room. Attendees will discuss the revised policy, particularly regarding to the lines removed that had previously constituted an unconditional prohibition of certain categories of people. Attendees will also be able to ask any additional questions they would like discussed in detail ahead of the congregational meeting. This forum should last approximately 1 hour.
 Wednesday, January 12: The Practice of Lectio Divina
Starting on Wednesday, January 12, Rev. Sara will be leading a Lectio Divina practice in the chapel at 6:45 pm, as part of Wednesday Night Live activities. Lectio Divina is Latin for “sacred reading” and is an ancient practice of reading scripture in a meditative, contemplative way. Each session will feature a time of fellowship, a short moment of instruction, and approximately 20 minutes of lectio. We will use sources from scripture as well as other spiritual texts. All are welcome regardless of your level of experience.
January 2022 Chapel Classes
Rev. Dr. Michael Spath returns in January 2022 to lead teaching of the Chinese Religions (Taoism and Confucianism).
  • January 9: The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao” (Tao te Ching 1)
  • January 16: No class this Sunday
  • January 23: Taoism, "the Way of Water"
  • January 30: Confucius and the Confucian Virtues
General Announcements
Volunteers Needed for Receptionist Desk
Plymouth is in need of volunteers to cover the receptionist desk during staff meetings on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We have a particular need for December 28 and the months of January and February. Anyone interested in volunteering should either see Jake in the office, or email him at jss@plymouthfw.org. Thank you.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Children ages 5-11 are now eligible to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
Additionally, booster shots are available for all individuals age 18+ after 6 months or more from their initial series.
You can click the button below to schedule an appointment. If you have difficulty registering online, you can dial 211 from any phone for assistance.
Open Prayer in Sanctuary on Thursdays
For a time of personal prayer, visit the sanctuary on Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please enter through the Berry Street office entrance and check in with our receptionist. Contact Jake Slone at (260) 423-9424 or jss@plymouthfw.org with any questions.
Plymouth Church Linktree
The following links can be found on our Linktree:
  • 2022 Stewardship Campaign Page
  • Chancel Flower Sign Up Form
  • Study Connection Volunteer Sign Up
  • Plymouth Google Calendar
  • Plymouth's Social Medias
Plymouth Office Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: By appointment only 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Questions? Contact the office at 260-423-9424 or office@plymouthfw.org