Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, February 28, 2021
The Children Are Asking © M. Southard CSJ, www.marysouthard.org. Used with permission.

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.
2021 Lenten Theme:
"Passion of Earth"
Order of Worship

Invocation and Lord’s Prayer
Lenten song – “Touch the Earth Lightly” vs. 2
Pastoral prayer
Special music “De Colores”
Scripture - Psalm 22:19, 22, 27-31
Closing song “Thank you, God” (NCH #559)

Chapel Class: The Way of the Buddha FINAL SESSION TODAY
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." The theme for this week is H. H., the Dalai Lama – Compassion Incarnate!
Chapel Class: Upcoming Events
March 7 and 14:

Rev. Ruth E. Phillips will guide us through the contemplative practice of Visio Divina, using art and photos, and a DVD produced by The Well Spirituality Center. Prior to joining class on March 7, go to www.csjthewell.org. Click on RESOURCES and scroll to bottom of page to find the dvd – universe story, narrated by Bridget Sperduto. Watch the six minute video before joining class.

March 21:
Artist Mary Southard will be our special guest, via Zoom, from the Congregation of St. Joseph, LaGrange Park, IL. Join Rev. Ruth E. Phillips as we engage in conversation with Sr. Mary. She will share a PowerPoint with us as she talks about her creative story and process, as well as her commitment to eco theology and the universe story.

We have been inspired by Mary Southard’s paintings for several years, including The Children Are Asking for this season of Lent. Now, join us on Zoom to meet this uniquely gifted and inspiring human being.
This Week
February 27 - Happy Belated Birthday
Claire A. Roney

March 5
Janis Bohnstedt
Diane Campion
Jeffrey Dellinger
Jacob Eitsert
Bob Pugh

March 6
Stewart Ayers
Barb Duch

March 8
Ethan Leal
Carol Lewark
Ken Modesitt

March 9
Beth Walker

March 10
Brandi Wallace
All programs and events are online unless otherwise stated.

Sunday, February 28
Second Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Chapel Class
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys & Concerns
2:30 pm Film & Faith: Forty & Over
3:00 pm Film & Faith: 25-39

Monday, March 1
Office Closed

Tuesday, March 2
1:00 pm Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Online Executive Council

Wednesday, March 3
5:30 pm Rev. Timothy’s Lenten Book Study
5:30 pm Wednesday Night Live

Thursday, March 4
1:00 pm Rev. Ruth’s Book Study
6:00 pm Search Task Force Meeting

Sunday, March 7
Third Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Chapel Class
10:00 am Worship Service
11:30 am Transition and Grieving
1:00 pm Joys & Concerns
Wednesday, March 3: Lenten Book Series
During this season of Lent, Rev. Murphy is leading a book study on Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si”, which focuses ecologically on the care for our common home. It is free online and can be found by clicking the button below.
The group meets every Wednesday through March 31 at 5:30 pm. Those attending this week’s session are asked to read chapter 2, pages 45-74. The link is below.
Saturday, March 6: Supply Drive
The Evangelism & Marketing Board is excited to announce that our monthly supply drives are starting up again! We don’t trust February to leave quietly, so our first supply drive will be Saturday, March 6, from 9:00 – 11:00 in the morning. Because we don’t trust March much more than February, we will be using the side entrance (port cochère) instead of setting up in the parking lot. Use the alley behind the church to access small driveway for the port cochère.

Our first supply drive of the year is to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne! This incredible organization serves around 500 students each day, offering programs to help with academic performance, skills development, social development and support, and so much more. Each BGC member receives a supply bag for their school work and other activities, and we have been asked to help stock them up on these supplies.

Donation suggestions include: Pencils, Scissors, Masking Tape, Crayons, Color Pencils, Washable Markers, and Reusable Water Bottles (with good lids).

Our second supply drive, for Fairfield Elementary, is already scheduled for Saturday, March 27, and then the last Saturday of the month going forward. So mark your calendars and be on the lookout each month for supply drive announcements!
Sunday, March 7 and 21: Associate Pastor Transition and Grieving
It’s hard to believe but Rev. Ruth Phillips is retiring in June. As church members, we need spaces to grieve all that we will miss once she retires. Rev. Timothy Murphy will be offering several opportunities to gather with other members online and discuss what she has meant for us and Plymouth Church.

The first gathering will be Sunday, March 7 at 11:30 am. This will be via Zoom; please use the button below to join in this transition process. If you are unavailable for this first gathering, a second will be offered on Sunday, March 21. Same time, same link!
Upcoming Events
Sunday, March 28: Sunday School
Our next in-person Sunday School gathering will be a Palm Sunday procession at 1:00 pm on March 28. All kids, youth, and families are invited to walk in our processional, and everyone else is invited to join us in the parking lot to watch our parade go by!

Story boxes are available now with materials for observing Lent at home. Videos of these Lenten stories are available on the Facebook “Plymouth Generations” page each week. If your family would like a box, please contact Katie Watson . 
In Case You Missed It: LOVE SONGS Music Series
Just in case you missed the music performance of LOVE SONGS: In Celebration of Valentine's Day, no worries! You can view the recording on our YouTube Channel. Click the button below so you don't miss out on this lovely, Valentine's Day Music Series.
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 23, anyone 60 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 tmp@plymouthfw.org to make an appointment. Thank you.