Worship & Fellowship
Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Plymouth observes the start of Lent with an evening worship service.
The Six Sundays of Lent, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.
Holy Week at Plymouth begins at our Sunday service. All are welcome to join the palm procession gathering at 10:45 outside Beecher Garden.
Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
MAUNDY THURSDAY Agape Feast
The congregation marks Maundy Thursday with an ancient Agape service, a common meal for all family members that ends with communion.
Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY Tenebrae Service
We observe this solemn day with shadow and stillness at our evening worship. This opportunity for prayer and meditation upon Christ’s Seven Last Words is a powerful prelude to the celebration of Easter.
Sunday, April 20, 11:00 a.m.
Sing Hallelujah! Gather to rejoice in the risen Lord at a service filled with beautiful music, light and joy. A traditional Easter Egg Hunt for children follows.
Lenten Bible Study
Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 at 6:30 p.m.
"LIVING INTO LENT"
Plymouth Seminary Intern Rachael Huntley leads a six-week study designed to take us on a journey of preparation and reflection for the death and resurrection of Jesus. Each week features scripture reading, reflection, devotion, discussion and prayer. Through this study, we seek to better understand who we are called to be as Christians, and to deepen our ability to listen to God.
This class is offered in conjunction with Christian Spiritual Development’s Thursday Nights at Plymouth series, which includes a children’s program.
Lenten Service Project
This Lent is an exploration of connection, both within our congregation and with the Mission School of Hope, a school and community resource serving the impoverished Baka people of Cameroon. Join us as we embark on an expanded program of service opportunities, channeling our strength toward the common purpose of sharing help, strength and prayer.
The Prayer Flag Project
During Lent, each Sunday School child will create a design on a square of fabric that expresses what he or she is grateful for. The squares will then be collected and assembled into a prayer flag, and presented to Rev. Charles Sagay of the Mission School at his annual visit in May. This project’s aim is to create a connection between Plymouth’s children and the Mission School children.
Visit our Jumble Sale Facebook page / Bring out your outgrown and underused children’s clothing, toys, and books for all ages, and donate it to our community-wide sale in the Gym, with all proceeds being donated to the Mission School. The sale on April 12 will offer plenty of volunteer opportunities for hands-on work as we collect, sort and sell our goods to the public. What is considered to be a little thing in the eyes of one can be a bounty to another — here is our chance to make a difference.
Forty Days of Prayer
Read this week's prayers / Help us create unity in prayer, and through that unity, lift up the Mission School of Hope. Each day of Lent, a short prayer will be selected and circulated to the congregation via Sunday bulletin inserts and online tools like Facebook. We encourage you to reflect upon one reading each day, centering your prayers on the Mission School and their life-changing work.
Letters of Connection
Reaching out through personal communication can be one of the deepest ways to connect people, no matter how far away they are. During Fellowship Hour each Sunday of Lent, there will be a table with notecards and pens where the congregation can sit and write a note to the staff, teachers and/or children of the Mission School. Share a blessing, a piece of scripture, or a simple thought, and let someone know they are loved and that people are thinking of them and praying for them.
The communion offering for the month of March will go towards the Mission School. This will be added to the other gifts we make — the prayer flag, letters of connection, and jumble sale revenue — when Rev. Sagay visits on May 18. Please save the date, as there will also be a celebratory breakfast that Sunday in his honor.