July 31, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
SERVICE AT 10:30 AM
Text for August 12: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
"Prerequisites of Healing"
Traffic Alert! Road work continues around town. Expect delays.
Joys, Concerns, Events and Announcements
Save the Date! Plymouth Healing Communities welcomes you and other community supporters to the Annual Companionship Luncheon 12:30 pm, Sunday, September 30, in Hildebrand Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please join us as we share stories of community and companionship, offer gratitude and raise funds for the vital work ahead in supporting those on the road to healing from mental illness and homelessness.
Welcome Courtney Hashimoto as Plymouth’s new Treasurer and Finance Chair nominee for the remainder of the 2018 term. Courtney accepted the request of the Nomination Committee and will assume duties immediately. He will be voted into leadership by the Council on August 11, when church leadership convenes for an all-day retreat on Mercer Island. Courtney follows Jane Dunkel who resigned in April due to health-related needs.
Thank you Plymouth Friends for the generous support that makes so much possible as we march, sing, speak stand and advocate for justice! Your moral presence at the heart of the city gives us hope and courage. Thank you for living the gospel. Blessings for summer, Elise DeGooyer and Rev. Paul Benz, Co-Directors, Faith Action Network
Help Undo Institutional Racism Sign up now for the People’s Institute two-day training Sept. 13-14 at Plymouth UCC. Contact Diane: DJacobsen@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
Rev. Dr. Brown Keynote Speaker at Operation Nightwatch Be inspired and save a life - 12 to 1 pm, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion 2nd Ave N & Thomas St and 12 to 1 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018, Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Read more and RSVP here.
“Growing Kindness” continues as the summer child care theme at Plymouth. Every Sunday at 10:30 am, infants through Grade 2 play, create and grow their friendships. Older children are welcome to assist. Let me know if you can help out one Sunday! Thank you, Jamie Shilling: 206.948.5725, JamesonShilling@hotmail.com
Summer Pastoral Care — Due to limited summer staffing, please be patient if responses are delayed. Your needs are important to us and we will respond as soon as possible.
Weaving Our Strengths Conference Saturday, September 29, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island 98040. Please mark the date in your calendars. Be there and share the invitation with others. Weaving Our Strengths Conference is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. It’s a great chance to connect across denominations, share best practices, foster spiritually-grounded action and bring insights and opportunities to your home congregation. This marks the 5th year for the conference, presented by the Church Council of Greater Seattle. More info at thechurchcouncil.org/wos.
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Our hearts & prayers are with...
Larry Buehler, Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Helen Gorsuch, Juno Griswold, Terri Hall (Niece of Jo-Ann and Lucian Guthrie), Michael Kaid, Rosetta Kastama, Martha Lindley (Sister of Helen Gorsuch), Dave Nelson, Scott Paul, Beth Paul-Russell, Janet Perry, John Poh, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Shawn Smith, Laurie Tsuchiya (Sister of Bill Castello)
We grieve with Bing Tso and family on the recent death of his father, Bing Tso, Sr.
Ed Geller passed away July 5. A service is scheduled 2 pm Saturday, September 8, at Plymouth UCC.
A service celebrating the life of Doris Leavens is scheduled 2 pm Saturday, September 22, at Plymouth UCC.