Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, March 3, 2024

In Our Prayers 

New this week: John Cocciolone

Donna Belch, Mary Bir, David Carter, Matthew Carter, Teresa Clingaman, Deb Conklin, Kris Conner, Ann Corral, David Cornwell, Brad Crowder, Lynda and Mike Eckard, Ed Gomez, Susan Green, Dan Hannie, Cheryl Harkenrider, Joseph Harkenrider, Charlene Holly, Sarah Howard, Bob Huff, Kyle Huff, Nancy Jordan, Alli Keith, Tony Kell, Brian Laurenz, Joan Lipscomb, Sandy Lockwood, Skyler Lockwood, Marc and Rachel Lovelace, Connie Mabe, Kelly Massey, Bev McFadden, Jane Meredith, Jim Michels, Lori Michels, Peter Michels, Pete Morris, Jim Nelson, Ethan Palmer, Carol Patterson, Bonnie Pennock, Zoey Pinedo, Rainee Purdue, Jacqueline Sanders, Calvin Scantlin, Max Schilb, Barbara Senn, John Shannon, Maureen Shea, Travis Sheets, Claire Sims, Shirley Slater, Johanna Smith, The Spitler Family, Terry Springer, Penny Trzynka, Carol Tyndall, Nate Vanover, Stan Volz, Marian Waltz, Dana Wichern, Maryanne Williams, Sandra Woodruff Cully

Chancel Flowers

Chancel flowers today are dedicated by Lucy Hess in memory of Richard Hess and in celebration of Bob Pugh and Barb Duch's birthdays.

Sunday Service

Join us for our weekly worship service at 10:00 am in-person, or through our livestream on our YouTube Channel.

If you miss out on our live broadcast, the worship service will be available on our YouTube Channel and listed by date on the Sermon Archive.

Join us for online worship!

Our in-person worship services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. We continue to record and livestream our services, with the recorded video available by Sunday evening. Masks are optional.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent

"Temptation and Resistance"

Joys and Concerns

Sundays at 1:00 pm

Our weekly joys and concerns check-in will meet at 1:00 pm this Sunday. Please join this Zoom call 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

Click here to join Joys and Concerns

Order of Worship


Welcome & Announcements

Centering Moment

Call to Worship: Psalm 19:7-14 (adapted)

Hymn No. 25 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” | ST. ANNE

Invocation & Lord’s Prayer

Passing of the Peace

Response Song:  “We Shall Not Be Moved”

Peace Prayer

Pastoral Prayer


Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17

Sermon: “Turning Commandments into Idols” 

Communion Hymn (insert) “Deeper Love” | O WALY WALY

Invitation to Communion


Hymn No. 501 “We Are Dancing Sarah’s Circle” | JACOB’S LADDER



This Week


March 3

Maia Maddela

Beth Paschal

March 4

Terry Dougherty

Lucy Hess

Evelyn McCormick

March 5

Diane Campion

Jeffrey Dellinger

Bob Pugh

March 6

Stewart Ayers

Barb Duch

March 8

Ethan Leal

Caspian Throop-Voors

March 9

Beth Walker

Next Week's Birthdays

March 10

Brandi Wallace

March 14

Karen Fraser

March 16

Kay Porter


Sunday, March 3

Third Sunday of Lent

8:30 am Fellowship Hour

9:00 am Education Hour

9:00 am Worship Rehearsal

10:00 am Worship Service

1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)

Monday, March 4

Office Closed

Tuesday, March 5

9:00 am Religion and Culture with Michael Spath

1:00 pm Plymouth Staff Meeting

5:00 pm Lisa's Legacy Meeting

6:00 pm Executive Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 6

1:00 pm ICMEP Peace Quilts

3:30 pm Study Connection

5:15 pm Wednesday Night Live

7:00 pm Covenant Class

Thursday, March 7

1:00 pm Study Group (online)

1:30 pm Memorial Gifts Meeting (online)

Sunday, March 10

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Daylight Savings Time Starts

8:30 am Fellowship Hour

9:00 am Education Hour

9:00 am Worship Rehearsal

10:00 am Worship Service

1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)\

4:00 pm Plymouth Music Series Concert - A Keyboard Concert

Chapel Class Schedule through Easter

Please see below for the full schedule of adult chapel class sessions from now until Easter. Chapel class begins at 9:00 am every Sunday, in person and via Zoom, and is open to all adults. The Zoom passcode is 063060. Click the link below to join on Sunday morning.

Sunday, March 3-24 – Celtic Christianity – Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals

Back by popular demand, Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals will continue her series on Celtic Christianity during the season of Lent.

Easter Sunday, March 31 – No Chapel Class

As always, we know that Plymouth is full of many talented and knowledgeable folks. If you have a topic you would like to teach in chapel class, please contact Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals, or a member of the Christian Education board.

Chapel Class Zoom

Monday, March 4: No Centering Prayer

Please note there will be no Centering Prayer this coming Monday, March 4. We will resume meeting on Monday, March 11.

Wednesday, March 6: Wednesday Night Live Programming

Wednesday Night Live programming continues Wednesday, March 6. At 5:15 pm there will be adult choir rehearsal, children’s choir rehearsal, and Lenten Book Study with Rev. Timothy, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. The Lenten Book Study with Rev. Timothy can be attended in person or via Zoom using the link below. The passcode to join via Zoom is 648589. All activities are open to anyone in the church, regardless of membership status. Come for activities, or just come for dinner and fellowship! The suggested cost for dinner is $10 per person, though no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay. If you plan to come for dinner, please sign up in the Folsom Room in advance so our caterer knows how much food to prepare. Hope to see you there!

WNL Lenten Book Study Zoom

Wednesday, March 6: Lenten Book Study

Our Lenten Book Study will meet Wednesday, March 6 at 5:15 pm. We are studying Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan’s 2007 book The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem. Borg and Crossan are major popular progressive Christian scholars and should have much to offer for reflection and discussion. This study replaces Rev. Timothy’s weekly Bible study for its duration, which will last through the end of March. The passcode to join via Zoom is 648589.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 23: Abortion Care Package Assembly Open House

The Reproductive Rights Action team invites all to participate in an event to create care packages for people traveling to Ohio clinics for abortion care. All are invited to gather in the Folsom room on Saturday, March 23 to assemble the care packages. Drop in anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm and stay and help for as long as you like. If you can’t make it that Saturday but would like to contribute to the cost of the materials, just head over to the Plymouth website, click the ‘donate’ button, and select ‘Peace and Justice’ from the donation drop-down menu. Our goal is to be able to assemble 500 care packages, which will then be delivered to Faith Choice Ohio for distribution to Ohio clinics. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend – hope to see you there!


General Announcements

Plymouth Pride Fest Task Force Volunteers Needed!

Plymouth Pride Fest is coming soon! The Evangelism and Marketing Board is forming a task force to help plan and organize this special event. The group will meet several times over the next few months and share responsibilities with E&M members for the festival. You do not need to be a member of Plymouth to serve on a task force.

If you are interested or would like more information please reach out to Vicky Pogue, Trevor Harkenrider, or any other member of E&M!

Reminder for Academic Scholarships and Grants

Completed applications for the Richard C. Hess Peace Studies Scholarship are due in the church office by April 15:

  • The Richard C. Hess Peace Studies Scholarship provides a $1,000 tuition and fees scholarship for a college student majoring in peace studies or a related program.

Contact Linda Balthaser at [email protected] with your name, email address, 

and the name of the college/university in which will be enrolled in the 2024 fall semester.

COVID-19 Protocols: Masking Optional

Masks are optional in worship and church programming. If you are feeling under the weather or prefer to wear a mask around others, it is an ongoing option. 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 for anyone unable to attend services in person.

Desk Coverage Volunteers Needed During Staff Meetings

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.

Sign Up Form

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 [email protected] with any questions.

Plymouth Church Linktree

The following links can be found on our Linktree:

  • 2024 Stewardship Campaign Website
  • Study Connection Volunteer Sign Up
  • Plymouth Directory Login
  • Chancel Flower Dedication Sign Up Form
  • Donate
  • Past Chapel Class Series
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Sign Up
  • Plymouth Google Calendar
  • Plymouth's Social Media

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 [email protected]
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