Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, June 26, 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

Call to Worship

Hymn No. 177 “God of Change and Glory” | KATHERINE

Invocation & Lord's Prayer

Passing the Peace

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

Peace Prayer

Pastoral Prayer


Scripture: Exodus 3:11-15

Sermon: “Breath of Life”

Hymn “Sing a New World into Being” | ODE TO JOY


This Week
June 26
Jan Modesitt

June 27
Harriet Siples

June 28
Beth Lauer
Kyra Mendenhall

June 30
Jon Allmandinger
James Arata
Roberta Braunlin
Joann McDonald

Next Week's Birthdays

July 4
Norma Eitsert
Diana Swayze

July 5
Carole Green

July 6
Rebecca Talarico

July 7
Joyce Augspurger

July 9
Laurice R. Harris
Sunday, June 26
Plymouth Pride Service
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Special Pride Chapel Class
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am Parish Nurse
11:15 am Environmental Action Team Meeting
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns

Monday, June 27
Office Closed
7:30 pm Tapping Into Faith

Tuesday, June 28
1:00 pm Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Centering Prayer Group

Thursday, June 30
1:00 pm Study Group (online)

Sunday, July 3
8:30 am Fellowship Hour
9:00 am Worship Rehearsal
10:00 am Worship Service
1:00 pm Joys and Concerns
Sunday, June 26: Special Chapel Class - Faith-Based LGBTQ+ Affirming Practices
As part of Pride at Plymouth, E&M is offering a special chapel class on Sunday, June 26 with Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser, who will lead a workshop on Faith-Based LGBTQ+ Affirming Practices.*

This workshop explores different practices that affirm LGBTQ+ identities with an emphasis on the preferential option for the poor and the practice of radical hospitality found within the Bible. Pastor Leah will discuss affirming practices from a faith-based perspective, highlight LGBTQ+ affirming Biblical passages, and provide current terminology, best practices, and common identities within the LGBTQ+ community.

Whether you're an ally or a member of the LGBTQ+ community, there’s always more to learn about the relationship between our faith and the way we can celebrate and support one another and our neighbors. If you, or folks you know, are part of an organization striving to be more inclusive and welcoming to LGBTQ+ staff, customers, or guests, this workshop will provide some excellent material to start from. Feel free to invite friends – and if they stay for worship, even better!

*This workshop is part of a host of Professional Development Trainings and Curricula offered by the LGBTQ Homeless Workgroup of Cunningham Township, Champaign County, Illinois
Sunday, June 26: Parish Nurses
The Parish Nurses will be available in the Folsom Room after worship on Sunday, June 26 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.
Monday, June 27: Tapping Into Faith
Our monthly Tapping Into Faith pub theology get-together will be this Monday, June 27 at 7:30 pm at Mad Anthony Brewing! Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals will be leading this month's meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity to get together with folks from church and the community for some casual conversation about how our spiritual life impacts (or maybe doesn’t impact) our daily life in the world. There’s a lot of chat, a lot of laughter, and everyone is welcome. E&M will provide appetizers to share, and you are welcome to order food and drink for yourself. Invite a friend! Open to the public!
Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 9: Plymouth at the Chalk Walk
Everyone who is interested in some artsy fun is invited to join in the sketching and coloring of Plymouth’s square for the Chalk Walk during Three Rivers Festival. We are keeping it simple and using the covenant graphic as our main focal point. The goal isn’t artistic perfection, but sharing some fun time together and participating in our wider community. We will begin at 8:00am, and plan to finish up by noon. With any luck, we can avoid the worst of the heat and you’ll still have time to stop by the farmer’s market if you want to! We hope to see you there.
Sunday, July 10: Christmas in July Special Offering
Sunday, July 10, we will have a special offering in support of the UCC Christmas Fund. This fund serves retired clergy, and their surviving spouses, by providing supplemental income and assistance with insurance premiums for those who served smaller churches unable to provide adequate retirement benefits. Clergy may also receive emergency funding for unforeseen health crises or similar difficulties.

You may contribute to the offering in service using the special envelopes (be sure to write UCC Christmas Fund in the memo line of your check) or any time online by clicking the button below, or visiting our website at www.plymouthfw.org/donate.

We thank you in advance for supporting those who answered their call to serve where needed, regardless of the pay grade.
General Announcements
Seeking General Synod 2023 Volunteers
The bi-annual national gathering of the United Church of Christ, called General Synod, will be in Indianapolis from June 30 to July 4, 2023. As such, the Indiana-Kentucky Conference will be its host. The Conference is inviting members of local congregations such as ours to volunteer to assist in a variety of tasks, such as ushering, staffing a help desk, hospitality, serving as pages for plenary and business sessions, and more. In total, they are seeking 300 volunteers from throughout the Conference to assist for part or for the duration of General Synod. If you would like to volunteer, please email generalsynod2023@ikcucc.org. Thank you!
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.
COVID-19 Protocols: Optional Masking
Masks are currently optional during worship. This is not a prohibition on masks but only an announcement that they are now optional for individuals. A high-quality mask provides good protection against infection even if others around you are not wearing one, so please continue to wear a mask if you find it necessary or beneficial. 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.
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