Weekly Bulletin
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Joys and Concerns

Joys and Concerns will not meet today, as we gather for a farewell to Rev. Ruth Phillips.

We will resume meeting at 1:00 pm next Sunday, June 13.
Order of Worship


Introit: "Sweet Hour of Prayer"

Welcome & Annoucements
Invocation & Lord's Prayer
Passing the Peace (wave to neighbors)

Response Song: "Peace Like a River" Spiritual

Pastoral Prayer

Anthem: "Down to the River to Pray"

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 11-13

Homily: "Love Rooted in Reality"

Invitation to Communion

Ending an Authorized Ministry

Closing Song: "Dance into Joy"


Response: "Simple Benediction"

This Week
June 18
A'Qwaun Graff

June 19
David Weber

June 20
Kirby Volz

June 22
Michele Dollarhite
All programs and events are online unless otherwise stated.

Sunday, June 6
9:00 am Education Hour (in person)
10:00 am Worship Service (in person)
11:30 am Farewell to Rev. Phillips Party
(in person)

Monday, June 7
Office Closed

Tuesday, June 8
1:00 pm Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Benevolence Committee Meeting
(in person)

Thursday, June 10
1:00 pm Study Group Online

Sunday, June 13
9:00 am Education Hour (in person)
9:15 am Fellowship Hour (in person)
10:00 am Worship Service (in person)
1:00 pm Joys & Concerns
Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 6 | Farewell to Reverend Ruth E. Phillips
Plymouth members and friends are invited to the farewell gathering for Rev. Ruth Phillips today from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

It will be located outside the Folsom Room in Shedd Park. This will be a chance to visit with Rev. Ruth and other members, where we will have a simple farewell program and affirmation of her ministry with us. Pre-wrapped cookies will be available. Masks are not required but social distancing is encouraged. Entrances to Shedd Park will be blocked off on the 6th for the farewell party. Please plan accordingly.
Sunday, June 6 | In-Person Chapel Classes
In-person Chapel classes resume today and June 13! Steve Hollingsworth will beautifully guide us into summer with a two-week opportunity to view and experience some of his poetry and photography. Being in Awe of the Love and Beauty in the World.  
General Announcements
Announcing Candidate for Associate Pastor
Plymouth’s Executive Council met on Tuesday, June 1, and, upon the recommendation of the Search Task Force, voted unanimously to recommend a candidate for congregational consideration as our next Associate Pastor.

The candidate is the Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals. She will be visiting Fort Wayne for a candidating weekend from June 25-27. On that Sunday, June 27, she will lead us in worship and preach. A congregational meeting will take place immediately following that worship service to vote on whether to call her to this position.

Expect more details about the Rev. Ofner-Seals from a brochure to be sent out. You will also receive more details about the candidating weekend in a letter coming soon. For now, mark your calendars to be present to meet her and vote to approve her candidacy to be Plymouth’s next Associate Pastor on Sunday, June 2
Join Us For the Jubilee
For some, hearing the word “evangelism” immediately calls to mind memories of being cajoled, shamed, or otherwise lectured by scripture-wielding people desperate to hear you say the magic words, “I accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.” Certainly discussing scripture with interested parties is a wonderful way to share the good news of Christ. But why just tell when you can show? As those who would follow the Jesus way, we are called to be the ones who bring good news to the poor, liberation to the oppressed, and the kingdom of God to earth as in heaven. It is in light of this call that the Evangelism & Marketing Board requested funds from the 2020 budget surplus to seed a fundraising campaign to eradicate the burden of medical debt that crushes so many of our neighbors.

In the expectation that the blessing of our abundance can do good work in the world by liberating those shackled with unpayable debts, E&M is excited to invite you to participate in our fundraiser, operating through RIP Medical Debt! The campaign has officially begun and will run through September 26. Every dollar you donate will be used to purchase one hundred dollars in medical debt ($1 = $100!). Please give what you can and rejoice as it multiplies one hundred times. You have the power to be the trumpet of liberty, bringing the good message to your neighbors that they are free, their debt forgiven.

Our fundraising goal is $20,000 – or $2,000,000 in medical debt relief – but if we end up raising more than that it will be a joy. Please feel free to share the link with your friends and family – the more the merrier! Click the button below to visit our fundraising campaign page. There is also a link on our “Contribute” page at plymouthfw.org. Scroll down and click on “Campaign”. Information can also be found on Facebook. Thank you!
Christian Education Recap and Thank You
Christian Education has Zoomed through a wonderful year of programming outdoor adventures. Kids and families gathered at Sweeney Park, Lindenwood Nature Preserve, and our own church parking lot throughout the year! Katie Watson has led remarkable teaching and hands-on learning opportunities with all of our children. Using Godly Play –
a curriculum of spiritual practices helping children experience God’s very real presence in their lives. She prepared and delivered many boxes and packets of materials to each child’s home. We owe enormous thanks as well, to so many adults who created materials, crafted items, and contributed their artistic skills in helping bring these lessons to life for our kids – THANK YOU!
Peace & Justice Survey
The Peace and Justice Committee invites you to take a simple survey to help us better understand the justice activities of members and how to help connect members with similar commitments. It takes only a couple minutes to do. Thank you!
COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility
The state of Indiana has opened COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to anyone 12 and older. 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.
A Note from the Office
In order for the office to better serve you, please submit a separate check for each donation made whether it be for pledges, special offerings or any other donation. Checks should be made payable to Plymouth Church. Thank you!
Visiting Plymouth
If you have a need to visit the office, we’d love to see you. Remember to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. No one is at the front desk, so please arrive on time so a staff member is available to greet you and unlock the door. Please wait at the Berry Street entrance and be prepared to sanitize, sign-in, and wear a mask. Please contact Tina Puitz at tmp@plymouthfw.org to make an appointment. Thank you.