Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, January 2, 2022
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

Hymn No. 131 “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” | CAROL

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


Scripture: John 1:1-9

Sermon: "Meeting Jesus in the Dark"

Invitation to Communion

Hymn: “O Holy Darkness, Loving Womb” | ST. LOUIS


This Week
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

Next Week's Birthdays

January 9
Tina Logan
Ella Moore

January 11
Kyle Miller

January 13
Mark Glassley

January 15
Carol Shedd
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, January 3
Office Closed
Staff Holiday

Tuesday, January 4
1:00 pm Staff Meeting (online)
6:00 pm Executive Council Meeting (online)

Wednesday, January 5
3:00 pm Study Connection
6:00 pm Safety Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 6
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Open Prayer in the Sanctuary
1:00 pm Study Group (online)
1:30 pm Memorial Gifts Meeting (online)

Sunday, January 9
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Education Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am Safe Church Policy Forum
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)
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 (linked below), 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.
Sunday, January 9: Rev. Dr. Michael Spath Chapel Class
Rev. Dr. Michael Spath returns this month to lead teaching of the Chinese Religions (Taoism and Confucianism) at 9:00 am on the following Sunday mornings:

  • January 9: The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao” (Tao te Ching 1)
  • This class will meet over Zoom.* You can watch the Zoom presentation from home at the link below, or join us in the chapel at 9:00 am to watch together. The Zoom password is 195519.
  • January 16: No class this Sunday
  • January 23: Taoism, "the Way of Water"
  • January 30: Confucius and the Confucian Virtues

*Only the January 9 class will meet on Zoom. We will resume in-person classes on January 23. No class on January 16.
 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.
Sunday, January 23: Annual Business Meeting
Plymouth’s Annual Business Meeting will be taking place after worship on January 23. Action items will include approval of past congregational meeting minutes, the 2022 budget, and the revised Safe Church Policy. Look for more details in next week’s bulletin!
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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] with any questions.
Plymouth Church Linktree
The following links can be found on our Linktree:

  • Grants and Scholarship Opportunities Information
  • 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 [email protected]