Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, January 23, 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: adapted from Psalm 118

Hymn No. 1 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” | ST. DENIO

Welcome & Announcements
Invocation & Lord's Prayer

Passing the Peace

Response Song “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”


Hymn No. 323 “Little Brother, Welcome” | SAIPAN

Peace Prayer

Pastoral Prayer


Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Sermon: “Spirit for the Common Good”

Hymn No. 395 “In Christ There Is No East or West” | ST. PETER C.M.


This Week
January 26
Brittany Ramsey

January 27
Lee MacSorley
Laura Rudolph

January 28
Kate Blake

January 29
Charlie Belch
Cher Phelps-Griswold

Next Week's Birthdays

January 31
James Evans Sr.

February 1
Terry Anderson
David Cornwell

February 2
Allen Haynes

February 3
Theo Garcia
Bill Deans
Merideth Minchski

February 5
Jim Eitsert
Candace Murphy
Sunday, January 23
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Education Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am Annual Business Meeting
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)

Monday, January 24
Office Closed

Tuesday, January 25
1:00 pm Staff Meeting (online)

Wednesday, January 26
10:30 am Library Committee Meeting
3:00 pm Study Connection
5:15 pm Wednesday Night Live

Thursday, January 27
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Open Prayer in the Sanctuary
1:00 pm Study Group (online)

Sunday, January 30
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Education Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am Environmental Action Team Meeting
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)
Sunday, January 23: Annual Business Meeting
Plymouth’s Annual Business Meeting will be taking place after worship this Sunday, January 23 in the Folsom Room. Action items will include approval of past congregational meeting minutes, the 2022 budget, and the revised Safe Church Policy. Please make every effort to attend. For those who cannot attend in person, the meeting will be livestreamed for you to watch from home from Plymouth’s YouTube Channel, however we do not have the capability for online voting at this time.
Sunday, January 23: Dr. Michael Spath Chapel Class
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 23: Taoism, "the Way of Water"
  • January 30: Confucius and the Confucian Virtues

Chapel Classes will continue to be held in-person and via Zoom.
 Wednesday, January 26: The Practice of Lectio Divina
On Wednesday nights in January, Rev. Sara will be leading a Lectio Divina practice on Zoom at 7:00 pm. 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.
Upcoming Events
February Chapel Classes: Music and Faith Series
This February, Rev. Timothy Murphy will once again be offering a Music and Faith Series during Chapel Class. Each week, we will share and discuss songs that are meaningful to us in some way. Each week will focus on a different theme, which we will connect with scripture and explore how music complements our faith. While we will not be able to listen to everyone’s song on a given week, all attendees are asked to pick a song that fits with the weekly theme in advance for group conversation. The weekly themes are:

  • February 6 – a song that helps you relax
  • February 13 – a song about justice/song that inspires you
  • February 20 – a song from your childhood/song that helped you at some point in your life
  • February 27 – a song that you love that others would be surprised to learn about

If you have questions or want to sign up to share a song on a given week, please contact Rev. Murphy at tcm@plymouthfw.org.
General Announcements
Calling All Cooks!
Plymouth is once again hosting the annual luncheon for the Workers of the Blind on Wednesday, March 16 from 12:00-2:00 pm. We are looking for a few volunteers to help prepare and serve the lunch, which would consist of a main dish, salad, and dessert. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals at 260-423-9424 or smo@plymouthfw.org.
Just Neighbors Is Seeking Volunteers
Our friends at Just Neighbors need our help! They are organizing the annual ‘Point-in-Time’ homeless count on Thursday, January 27, and are looking for people to help them do the count. Specifically, they are looking for about 15 people who can be stationed at the Rescue Mission to count individuals making use of that shelter. There are three shifts for volunteers: 6:00 am - 10:00 am, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Training will be provided. This is an important effort that helps ensure that homeless services in Allen Country are properly funded and supported by state and federal resources. Please consider volunteering if you are able. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ryan Remington at ryan@ihnfw.org or at (260) 888-6911. Thank you!
Safety Committee Volunteers Needed
The Safety Committee is seeking volunteers to join the group that monitors access to the church and patrols the building and grounds during Sunday services.

There are two volunteers on duty each Sunday. One is stationed in the Narthex monitoring activity in front of the church, anyone seeking entry, and the Berry Street parking area. The other would walk throughout the building and grounds alert for any unusual activities. Both have a walkie-talkie to communicate when necessary.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Tom Braun at tmbraun1@frontier.com or at (260) 403-0384.
From the Office
There are a small number of Sunday contribution envelopes still available for anyone who is interested. Please contact Tina Puitz at office@plymouthfw.org or (260) 423-9424 to arrange to get your booklet.
Quarantine Kits for Kids
Between COVID-19 and all the other germs going around, it seems like most of our families will get stuck at home at some point this winter. If your family is quarantined and missing your Plymouth friends, we’ve got a Quarantine Kit full of goodies for your child! Contact Katie Watson to arrange a Quarantine Kit drop-off.
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:

  • 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 office@plymouthfw.org