Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, July 24, 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: Psalm 85:8-11, alt.

Hymn No. 410 “If You But Trust in God to Guide You” | NEUMARK

Invocation & Lord's Prayer

Passing the Peace

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

Peace Prayer

Pastoral Prayer


Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48

Sermon: "Radical Love"

Hymn “They Will Know We Are Christians” | ST. BRENDAN'S

This Week
July 24
Patricia Adsit
Dave Jolliff

July 27
Lucy Brown
Bev McFadden
Stan Pflueger

July 28
Tom Braun

Next Week's Birthdays

July 31
Sonia Atienzo-Fisher
Fraser Coffeen
Brian Beifus

August 1
Anne Boyko
Leonard Iaquinta

August 3
Tom Lindhuber

August 6
Gail McKinnon
Sunday, July 24
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
8:30 am Parish Nurses
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns

Monday, July 25
Office Closed
7:30 pm Tapping Into Faith

Tuesday, July 26
1:00 pm Staff Meeting

Thursday, July 28
1:00 pm Study Group (online)

Saturday, July 30
9:00 am School Supply Drive

Sunday, July 31
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns
Sunday, July 24: Parish Nurse Program
The Parish Nurses will be available in the Folsom Room before worship on Sunday, July 24 for a variety of healthcare resources and support. Supported by Marion Health, the Parish Nurse Program "provides registered nurses who are committed and called to help the congregation stay well and improve the overall health and healing ministry of individual faith communities." Please note the Parish Nurse Program does not provide prescriptions or diagnostics.

If you would like to learn more about this program and how to volunteer (including non-medical volunteer opportunities), please contact Erin Shaw at selshaw@live.com or 260-224-0860. Click the button below to learn more about the Marion Health Parish Nurse Program.
Sunday, July 24: Sign a Postcard for Reproductive Rights
Last Sunday we filled out over one hundred postcards to send to our Indiana legislators to advocate for abortion rights in Indiana. If you weren’t here last Sunday, you can still participate! We will have postcards available to fill out and sign in the Folsom room after worship on Sunday, July 24. Be sure to make your voice heard!
Monday, July 25: Tapping Into Faith
Our monthly Tapping Into Faith pub theology get-together will be this Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at Mad Anthony Brewing! It’s a great opportunity to get to know your Plymouth family a little better, and sometimes neighbors from the community as well.

Feel free to bring a friend if you like – the more the merrier!

E&M will provide appetizers to share, and you are welcome to order food and drink for yourself. Open to the public.
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!
Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 14: Poplar Village Gardens Tour and Work Day
Plymouth’s families with kids are gathering once a month this summer to socialize, serve, and explore our community! If there are babies, kids, teens, or graduates in your home, please join us!

Our final gathering of the summer is at the Poplar Village Gardens on Sunday, August 14, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We’ll tour this urban garden, learn about the ways they are bringing green space and food to their neighborhood, and help harvest veggies to distribute to local food pantries.

Poplar Village Gardens are located near Broadway, just short of Georges Market. Parking is available in the nearby neighborhood, around the corner of Miner and Walnut streets.
General Announcements
COVID-19 Protocols: Masking Strongly Encouraged
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.
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