April 17, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Worship Services at 9 am & 11 am
Scripture: Psalm 23
Joys, Concerns, Events and Announcements
Coming Sunday, April 29, 2 pm An American Songbook: Music of Copland, Porter, Sondheim and Ives. Tenor Jon Palmason and Bass Michael Delos with Pianist Gerald Berthiaume. Suggested donation of $15 benefits Operation Nightwatch. Read about more special music at Plymouth here.
Save the Date! Join us the first Sunday in May at 10 am, for Hospitality Brunch, in Hildebrand Hall. Enjoy a delicious meal, learn about Plymouth Immigration Ministry Team’s recent efforts and take time to chat with one another. All ages are welcome. See you May 6! – Immigration Ministry Team
Please Note: Sunday, May 13 there will be one service at 10:30 am in Hildebrand Hall. At 12:30 pm that Sunday, come to Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch: Big Hats & Bow Ties in the Sanctuary. Celebrate the women in our lives with a delicious catered meal, live music by singer/composer Colette Coward, also known as CC Sunchild. Jazz, classical, gospel, pop and world music are nestled within the intricate weavings of her creative expression. Call the church office to reserve tickets (206.622.4865).
You're Invited Please join Laura Robinson and her family, the UCC PNW Conference and Plymouth UCC, at Laura’s Ordination Service, at 1 pm, May 5, 2018, at Plymouth Church UCC. Reception to follow in Hildebrand Hall. Read more here.
Help Undo Racism People’s Institute holds spaces for Plymouth members and friends for the Undoing Institutional Racism Workshops held monthly. Next training is May 17-18 at Plymouth. Contact Diane Jacobsen to register: DJacobsen@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org. Scholarships available. You can make a difference.
Help feed thousands Three hundred volunteers are needed to help package 74,000 nutritious meals at Gethsemane Lutheran Church 12:30 pm to 5 pm, Friday, June 8, and 9 am-3:30 pm, Saturday June 9. Food is distributed through schools, food shelves, religious communities and other nonprofits in Seattle and surrounding counties. More information available at GiveShareEat.com.
Plan Now! It's time to start planning for N-Sid-Sen, our annual intergenerational camp on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, July 22-28. Interested in helping plan this year’s camp? Please contact Jennifer Castle in the church office or at jcastle@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
Play Ball! Do you like to play softball? Did you know Plymouth has a men's slow pitch softball team that plays in the Seattle recreational league? We play in West Seattle Thursday evenings starting in mid-May. We have all levels of skill on the team, athleticism is not required, and all are welcome. Interested? Call Dan Durland 206.940.9762 or Matt Daniels 206.353.1094. Let's Play Ball!
Attend Mary’s Place Annual Dream Big Luncheon 11:45 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, May 9, at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St, Seattle. Lori Matsukawa, of KING Broadcasting will emcee the event. Please RSVP at Marysplaceseattle.org.
Introducing Text To Give Don’t let “Oh no, I forgot my checkbook” inhibit your generosity! Text Giving is another powerful tool to donate to Plymouth UCC quickly and securely. Simply text amount you want to give to Plymouth UCC’s mobile giving number (206.208.1442). First time donors will then be sent a link, to provide your name, address and credit card number you wish to use with Text Giving. Once this is completed, hit send! “Your giving was successful." Questions? Contact Diane in the church office.
Shop with Smile and Contribute AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) offers a simple and automatic way to support Plymouth every time you shop, at no cost to you. Enjoy the same prices and vast selection as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of purchase price to Plymouth UCC! Visit AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and simply select Plymouth Congregational Church of Seattle to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
The Potency of Hope Register now for the 2018 UCC Clergywomen Leadership Event, slated for May 1-3, 2018, held at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree, Arizona. Sponsored by the Antoinette Brown Society, this event features keynote presentations by 2017 Antoinette Brown Awardees, The Reverend Day McCallister and The Reverend Loey Powell focused on “The Potency of Hope.” Read more.
Have Fun with Kids on Sundays Kindergarten through 5th grade invites volunteers to help with projects Sunday mornings!
Our prayers are with...
Gus Bowman, Dianne Carlill, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Helen Gorsuch, Michael Kaid, Rosetta Kastama, Jim Kelley, Martha Lindley (Sister of Helen Gorsuch), Scott Paul, John Poh, Ed Randall (uncle of Janice Randall), Doris Schaefer, Shawn Smith, Laurie Tsuchiya (Sister of Bill Castello)
We grieve with family and friends of Catherine Colwell, who passed Sunday, Feb 11. A service celebrating her life will be held 2 pm, Saturday April, 28 at Plymouth UCC.