Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, October 2, 2022

In Our Prayers 

Charlie Belch, Donna Belch, Janis Bohnstedt, Clara Bowling, Matthew Carter, Michael Clifton, Teresa Clingaman, Kris Conner, Diana Cornwell, Janelle Couture, Brad Crowder, Bill Deans III, Lynda and Mike Eckard, Ann Filler, Ed Gomez, Joan Hartwig, Sarah Howard, Bob Huff, Nancy Jordan, Tony Kell, Ginny Laudadio, Brian Laurenz, Carol Lewark, Joan Lipscomb, Gerald Lockwood, Sandy Lockwood, Sheldon Lockwood, Skyler Lockwood, Connie Mabe, Kelly Massey, Bev McFadden, Jane Meredith, Jack Meredith, Peter Michels, E. Louise MisegadesJim Nelson, Bonnie Pennock, Noel Resor, Claire Roney, Jacqueline Sanders, Max Schilb, Rick Schilb, Jim Schmidt, Barbara Senn, John Shannon, Erin Shaw, Maureen Shea, Travis Sheets, Shirley Slater, Johanna Smith, The Spitler FamilyTerry Springer, Terri Stumpf, Marian Waltz, Dana Wichern Sandra Woodruff Cully, Stan Volz


Sympathy is extended to Julie Davidson and Elena Dupen on the death of their father and grandfather, Robert Davidson, on September 28, 2022.

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 but strongly encouraged.

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.

Click here to join Joys & Concerns 

Order of Worship


Welcome & Announcements

Centering Moment

Call to Worship

Hymn No. 522 “I Love to Tell the Story” | HANKEY

Invocation & Lord's Prayer

Passing of the Peace

Response Song: No Matter | Roger P. Miller

Peace Prayer

Mission Moment: Neighbors in Need

Pastoral Prayer


Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Sermon: "A Beacon of Hope"

Communion Hymn No. 394 “In Christ There is No East or West” | McKEE

Invitation to Communion


Closing Hymn “This Little Light of Mine” (insert)



This Week


October 2

Chris Knutson

Victor Seewald

October 3

John Dyer

October 4

Klint Krouse

Jonathan Silcox 

October 5

Heather Dollarhite 

October 7

Jim Cates

Kenneth Diekhoff

Pete Roeger

October 8

Jolynn Suko 

Jean Vrabel

Next Week's Birthdays

October 9

Marlene Crowder

Jill Leal 

October 10

Gayle Newton 

Jerrica Steele

Rick Stoerker

October 11

Larry Walker

October 12

Phil Darling

Randy Roberts

October 14

Bob Kabisch

October 15

Michael Diekhoff

Andrew Jaurigue

Zoe Moore

Lindsay Solon


Sunday, October 2

World Communion Sunday

8:30 am Fellowship Hour

9:00 am Education Hour

9:00 am Worship Rehearsal

10:00 am Worship Service

11:15 am Reproductive Rights Action Team Meeting

11:30 am OWL Class

1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)

Monday, October 3

Office Closed

Tuesday, October 4

9:00 am Religion and Culture Class with Dr. Michael Spath

1:00 pm Staff Meeting

5:00 pm Lisa's Legacy Board Meeting

6:00 pm Executive Council Meeting 

Wednesday, October 5

2:45 pm Study Connection

5:15 pm Wednesday Night Live

Thursday, October 6

1:00 pm Study Group (online)

Friday, October 7

6:00 pm Fall Festival at Eagle Marsh

Saturday, October 8

10:00 am Chocolate Walk

Sunday, October 9

Stewardship Kickoff

8:30 am Fellowship Hour

9:00 am Education Hour

9:00 am Worship Rehearsal

10:00 am Worship Service

11:30 am OWL Class

1:00 pm Joys and Concerns (online)

2:30 pm Young Adult Film & Faith

Sunday, October 2: Chapel Class Series

The series on progressive Christianity, led by Rev. Murphy and Rev. Ofner-Seals, continues this Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 am. The theme for this week is concepts and images of God. Whether you are a new Christian, new to Plymouth, or have been here a while but want to learn more, this series is for you! This Chapel Class series will have a Zoom option for those who want to learn but are unable to be there in person. Click the link below to join. When prompted, enter the password 063060.

Zoom Link

Sunday, October 2: Neighbors in Need Special Offering

Plymouth will be participating in the UCC Special Mission Offering for Neighbors in Need on Sunday, October 2 which is World Communion Sunday. As we recognize our kinship with all who share our faith, it is fitting to recognize our kinship with all who are in need. This year’s offering will be directed specifically toward justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects that address issues of economic justice.

You can give using the special collection envelopes (be sure to included “NIN Mission Offering” on your memo line) or online by clicking the button below. 


Wednesday, October 5: Wednesday Night Live Programming

Regular Wednesday Night Live Programming has resumed. At 5:15 pm there will be Bible Study, Children’s Choir and Adult Choir rehearsals. A catered dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, with Bell Choir and book discussion with Rev. Ofner-Seals at 6:45 pm. A sign-up sheet is in the Folsom Room for those who wish to attend dinner. Recommended donation is $8 but is pay as you are able. Wednesday Night Live is a great way to get more involved in the life of the church and get to know other church members. Join us for one or more of the scheduled programs, or just join us for dinner and fellowship! We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 5: Bible Study

Join Rev. Murphy and others in Plymouth’s weekly Bible study, which is offered during Wednesday Night Live from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm. We are now offering a hybrid model: in-person in the Chapel with an online Zoom option as well. For those who intend to join online, please click the link below and enter the following password when prompted: 805552.

Zoom Link

Friday, October 7: Fall Fest at Eagle Marsh

Fall Fest at Eagle Marsh is scheduled for Friday, October 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The evening will start with a nature hike where we will collect seeds for the Seed to Marsh project. After the hike we’ll sit around a bonfire to sing campfire songs, make s’mores, and enjoy a time of fellowship. The evening will conclude with a short Vespers service. Those who wish to bring a sack dinner may arrive at 5:30pm to have a bite to eat before the program begins. Be sure to bring a jacket and bug spray! Eagle Marsh is located at 6801 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.

Sunday, October 9: Young Adult Film and Faith

Film and Faith is back and those between the ages of 24-39 are invited! Led by Rev. Murphy, this is an opportunity to enjoy a movie and discuss it with others. For our next film, we will be watching the 1998 film Dark City. We will gather at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 9 and watch it in the choir room. Childcare is available but folks need to RSVP to tcm@plymouthfw.org if they plan to attend.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 13: "It's Time to Get Political: The One Democratic State Campaign" an ICMEP Event with Jeff Halper

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace welcomes Jeff Halper to Fort Wayne for “It’s Time to Get Political: The One Democratic State Campaign” on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 pm, here at Plymouth Church. Free and open to the public. 

Jeff Halper is founder of the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions, and a co-founder of the Palestinian-led One Democratic State Campaign. He’s been arrested several times by Israeli military for protesting injustices and breaking the Gaza blockade. Jeff has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Jeff's insights and analysis are not to be missed!

Become a program partner: $100 (invitation to reception with Jeff, and program mention). Click the button below for more information. 

This event will also be live-streamed on the ICMEP Facebook group page at the button below. 

Become a Partner
Livestream Link

General Announcements

Plymouth Looking for Bulk Mail Volunteers

The office is looking for three volunteers to help with the second stewardship campaign mailing on Tuesday, October 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Folsom Room. If anyone would like to volunteer, please see Jake in the office or e-mail him at jss@plymouthfw.org.

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.

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.
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 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 Dedication 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
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