Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, July 17, 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 829-3823-4464#, then # when asked for the password.

Please note: the code and link for Joys and Concerns has changed. The updated link is used here.
Order of Worship


Welcome & Announcements

Centering Moment

Call to Worship

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

Invocation & Lord's Prayer

Passing the Peace

Response Song: “Deep Within Our Hearts" | Amy Barlow Liberatore

Peace Prayer

Pastoral Prayer


Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Sermon: “A Fragile Heart"

Communion Hymn No. 339 (Eng. 1-3) “Truth Whom We Adore” | ADORO TE DEVOTE

Invitation to Communion

Hymn No. 539 “Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?” | SERVANT SONG

This Week
July 17
Jennifer Coffeen
Eric Miller

July 18
Susie O'Shaughnessy
Jeanie Rhoades

July 19
Kristi Lewark

July 20
Anderson Joseph Escosa

July 21
Joan Hartwig
Karen Nesius Roeger
Luanne Root Koenig

July 22
Joe Hildenbrand

July 23
Leslie Frohberg

Next Week's Birthdays

July 24
Patricia Adsit
Dave Jolliff

July 27
Lucy Brown
Bev McFadden
Stan Pflueger

July 28
Tom Braun
Sunday, July 17
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
11:15 am Postcard Signing
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns

Monday, July 18
Office Closed

Tuesday, July 19
12:00 pm Women's Book Study
1:00 pm Staff Meeting
4:00 pm Stewardship Campaign Meeting
5:00 pm Moderators' Meeting
5:30 pm Board Meetings

Thursday, July 20
1:00 pm Study Group (online)
5:30 pm Peace and Justice Committee Meeting (online)

Saturday, July 23
Fort Wayne Pride Festival
11:00 am Fort Wayne Pride March

Sunday, July 24
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns
Sunday, July 17: Abortion Rights Advocacy Action
Please join us after worship on Sunday, July 17 in the Folsom Room to sign postcards to our Indiana state legislators, advocating for the right to safe and legal abortion in the state of Indiana. As you may know, there has been a special session of the General Assembly called for later this month, during which the GA will likely pass a bill restricting abortion rights in our state. We want to let our legislators know that this action is not supported by a majority of Hoosiers, and that access to abortion is essential healthcare for all with reproductive capabilities. We will have pre-written postcards available that you can simply sign and address to your legislators, and we will even mail the postcards for you! Even if you have already contacted your legislators personally, we invite you to show up and be part of this effort—the more mail our legislators receive, the better!
Tuesday, July 19: Plymouth Women's Book Study
The next meeting of Plymouth Women's Book Study (open to any reader who self-identifies as a woman) will be on Tuesday July 19 at 12:00 pm in the Amistad Room. We shall be talking about the books we'd like to discuss over the coming few months. Feel free to bring a favorite book or two you'd like to share. We'll select the top choices during the following week with on line voting. As always, there will be a warm welcome at the table. For further information contact Judith at jrbeineke@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday, July 20: UCC-PIN Defund Racism Webinar
DEFUND RACISM WEBINAR: Wednesday, July 20, 12:00 pm – 1:30pm. A Nationwide Webinar hosted by the United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network (UCC-PIN) and moderated by ICMEP Executive Director Dr. Michael Spath

UCC-PIN is one of the Christian denominations leading the way with its 2021 “Declaration for a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel,” which declared Israel as an "apartheid state."

This DEFUND RACISM webinar discusses those US pro-Israel organizations disguised as 501(c)3 charities that fund Israeli settlements using tax-deductible donations. These organizations are complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Sheik Jarrah, Silwan, South Hebron Hills, and many other areas in Palestine (the West Bank). Groups in New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania are working on the Defund Racism Campaign, exposing the racist funding of Israeli settlements.

Webinar panelists include activists from on the ground in the South Hebron Hills and in the US.
Saturday, July 23: Sign Up to Volunteer for Plymouth's FW Pride Booth!
On Saturday, July 23, E&M will have our Plymouth booth set up at Fort Wayne Pride 2022, and we will need volunteers to be the friendly face of Plymouth to our neighbors. If you are interested, we will do this signup the old-fashioned way, with a signup sheet on the board in the Folsom Room. Pick a time slot or two and join us for a great day sharing the love!

For those who wish to march with Plymouth in the Pride parade, we will be meeting downtown on Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 am on Clinton St, at the steps leading up to the Headwaters Park Pavilion. All are welcome to march with us!
Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 30: School Supply Drive
On Saturday, July 30, E&M will have a supply drive to support the backpack program at the Wayne Township Trustee Office. Any family can request a backpack for their student(s), fully stocked with the required supplies for their grade level.

Based on their current stocks, the program coordinator provided the following list of needs:

  • Most needed items: Backpacks, Kleenex, Notecards, Hand Sanitizer, 3 Ring Binders, Pencil Pouches, 2-Pocket Folders, 1-Subject Notebooks, Loose Leaf Paper
  • Also needed items: Pens & Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Composition Notebooks, Highlighters, Scissors, Lunch Boxes

We suggest focusing on most-needed items and then throwing in some crayons or what have you as a fun bonus if you just can’t resist fresh school supplies – but follow your bliss, because every little bit helps!

We will collect donations on Saturday, July 30, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, outside the Folsom Room. If you’d like to leave donations in the Supply Drive bin in the Folsom Room before that date, that’s fine too!
General Announcements
Plymouth Library Committee Meetings
The Plymouth Library Committee will meet in the Folsom room on the second Thursday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.
COVID-19 Protocols: Masking Strongly Encouraged
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have now risen from low (green) to medium (yellow) in Allen County. Therefore, we are updating our mask policy to say that while masks remain optional in worship, we strongly encourage wearing them whenever possible. A high-quality mask provides good protection against infection even if others around you are not wearing one. We will continue to offer livestreamed and recorded worship services if you find yourself at risk of being around groups or otherwise unable to attend services in person.
Seeking Volunteers for OWL Classes
We are seeking a few volunteers to assist with teaching OWL classes this fall. OWL stands for ‘Our Whole Lives,’ and is a sexuality education program for children and youth. Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. OWL was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

If interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Watson at kjwatson4@gmail.com.
Study Connections Volunteers Needed
Volunteers for the Study Connection are needed. You can be a tutor or a substitute to fill in on the few days when a tutor must be away. Contact Lucy Hess for more information on what is expected of a tutor and sub at lrh22@frontier.com or (260) 484-4430. Study Connection is offered at Plymouth every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm starting early October to mid-May. To sign up for the background check, click here. The Study Connection sign up sheet is always linked in the Plymouth LinkTree, linked in the bulletin each week.
Desk Coverage Volunteers Needed
Plymouth Church is looking for volunteers to cover the 1:00 pm Staff Meetings on Tuesdays. If you would like to assist, please sign up with Jake in the office or sign up by clicking the button below.
Open Prayer in the Sanctuary
For a time of personal prayer, the sanctuary will be available Tuesday through Thursday during office hours. 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:

  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Sign Up
  • 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