Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Joys and Concerns

Sundays at 1:00 pm

Our weekly joys and concerns check-ins continue. 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
644-410-868#, then # when asked for the password.
Order of Worship

Invocation & Lord’s Prayer
Special Music
Pastoral Prayer
Scripture – Mark 9:2-9
Closing Song –  “We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding” NCH#182
Chapel Class: The Way of the Buddha
Join Dr. Michael Spath for Sunday Chapel Class at 9:00 am to 9:50 am for a discussion of "The Way of the Buddha." Class topics include: the awakening of Siddhartha to become a Buddha, major teachings and "schools" of Buddhism, Zen arts, the Heart and Lotus Sutras, and H. H., the Dalai Lama (who Dr. Spath hosted in St. Louis), and more. The theme for this week is The Heart Sutra!

The upcoming themes for Chapel Class are:

  •   February 21 The Ox is Loose
  •   February 28 H. H., the Dalai Lama – Compassion Incarnate
This Week
February 18
Kris Jensen
Halley Woehnker

February 19
Andrew Spath

February 20
Donna Childs
Chuck Knox

February 21
Margie Dougherty
Nick Eitsert

February 22
Miriam Brown
Ren Moore

February 23
Elle Hollingsworth
Verne Mitchell
All programs and events are online unless otherwise stated.

Sunday, February 14
9:00 am Chapel Class
10:00 am Worship Service
11:30 am Meet & Mingle: Coffee Fellowship
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns
2:00 pm Sunday School Mardi Gras Parade (in-person)
4:00 pm LOVE SONGS: In Celebration of Valentine's Day

Monday, February 15
Office Closed

Tuesday, February 16
1:00 pm Staff Meeting
4:00 pm Moderators’ Meeting
5:30 pm Board Meetings

Wednesday, February 17
12:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service Live
5:30 pm Rev. Timothy’s Lenten Book Study
5:30 pm Wednesday Night Live
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday, February 18
1:00 pm Rev. Ruth’s Book Study
5:30 pm Peace & Justice
6:00 pm Search Task Force Meeting

Sunday, February 21
9:00 am Chapel Class
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys & Concerns
Sunday, February 14: Sunday School
Today! February 14, from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. Drive through our Mardi Gras reverse-parade to pick up treats, a new story box, and materials for observing Lent at home.

Katie Watson will be present with Members of Congregational Life Board – staying warm in their cars - in the Plymouth parking lot at Fairfield and Berry to distribute Mardi Gras treats. 
Sunday, February 14: LOVE SONGS | In Celebration of Valentine’s Day
This special concert features a wide variety of love songs in celebration of Valentines today at 4:00 pm. Snuggle up to your Valentine and enjoy the music! While normally all concerts are presented in the sanctuary of Plymouth Congregational Church, this is virtual-only.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can view via livestream on YouTube. Click the button below to register!
Wednesday, February 17: Ash Wednesday Service
You are invited to join with Rev. Phillips, Rev. Murphy, and Maestro Nance in an online service at 12:00 pm. The service will include prayer, communion, music, and a ritual where you are encouraged to have a small amount of soil (such as potting soil or in these unusual days coffee grounds) available.

The service will be recorded on Zoom and will be available as a pre-recording on YouTube at 7:00 pm that evening. For the live noon service, please click the button below. The meeting id is 870-2649-4061. There is a required passcode to join, which is 664480.
Wednesday, February 17: Lenten Book Series
Each year for Lent, we pause our weekly Bible study to be replaced with a Lenten Book Series. As this year’s Lenten theme is the ecologically minded “Passion of Earth,” Rev. Murphy will be leading a series on Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si”, which focuses on care for our common home. It is free online and can be found by clicking the button below.

The group begins on Wednesday, February 17 at 5:30 pm and continues through Wednesday, March 31. Those attending should plan on reading the intro’s first 14 pages by February 17.
Sunday, February 28: Film & Faith: Forty & Over
Film & Faith: Forty & Over will meet February 28, 2:30 pm on Zoom to discuss the movie Radium Girls. Executive Producer Lily Tomlin tells the true story of the young women exposed to hazardous chemicals at a watch factory in the 1920s. Available on Netflix, watch at your convenience.

To join the discussion, sign up with Rev. Ruth E. Phillips [email protected] by Saturday Noon, February 27. She will send you the Meeting ID and Passcode.  
General Announcements
COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility
The state of Indiana recently expanded the age range of who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. As of February 1, anyone 65 and older can schedule to receive a vaccine. If you are eligible, 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.
A Note from the Office
In order for the office to better serve you, please submit a separate check for each donation made whether it be for pledges, special offerings or any other donation. Checks should be made payable to Plymouth Church. Thank you!
Visiting Plymouth
If you have a need to visit the office, we’d love to see you. Remember to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. No one is at the front desk, so please arrive on time so a staff member is available to greet you and unlock the door. Please wait at the Berry Street entrance and be prepared to sanitize, sign-in, and wear a mask. Please contact Tina Puitz at [email protected] to make an appointment. Thank you.