Sunday at Plymouth: February 16, 2020 

February 11, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Matthew 5:21-37

"Get Right, Church"

  • 9 am Soul Choir Rehearsal, Hildebrand Hall
  • 10:15 am Child Care, First Floor Classrooms (infants-pre-K)
  • 10:30 am Worship Service, with Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, Sanctuary
  • 10:30 am Children grades K-5 gather in the Sanctuary for part of worship, then move to Room 221 for Sunday School
  • 11:30 am Congregational Conversation, Hildebrand Hall

Please Note: No MYF or YF Sunday, February 16.

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

An Evening of Organ Sonatas Saturday, February 22, 7:30 pm Organist Martin Schmeding of Leipzig plays a concert on the Fisk Opus 140 at Plymouth Church. Music of Bach, Elgar, Reubke, Guilmant, Whitlock, and Aubertin. Suggested Donation $15. This is one of only four concerts he is giving in the United States on this tour. Invite a friend! For more information see his website:

Hear Deems Tsutakawa in Worship Sunday, February 23 Plymouth Church United Church of Christ is proud to present the phenomenal Deems Tsutakawa, Seattle’s own jazz artist extraordinaire!  Come and hear the rhythmic and graceful sounds of the unique music that Deems calls “contemporary soul jazz” featured as Plymouth Church celebrates the joyous end of Epiphany and welcomes Lent.  It’s Fat Tuesday on a Sunday morning, February 23 at 10:30 am at Plymouth Church, a church transforming the world one heart at a time.  All are always welcome -- invite a friend!

2020 Census Faith-based Community Summit Join us Wednesday, February 19, 9am-3pm in Tukwila to learn what faith communities can do to make sure everyone is counted in #Census2020. FAN is partnering with the U.S. Census to gather faith leaders and members of faith communities to make these next weeks count before the census. And there will be a wonderful free lunch! Come be part of the solutions, hear local faith leaders talk about why the census is important, and make a plan for your community. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. to Lorraine Ralston at Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Check-in and Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. South, Tukwila 98168. Keynote Speaker: Ron Sims Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and former and King County Executive Please join us for a summit of faith-based leaders, including Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown,  from the seven western states to celebrate the strong and diverse coalition of faith-based partners that are working together to ensure a complete and accurate Census count in Washington. During the summit we will hear from inspirational faith-based leaders as well as discuss ongoing outreach and engagement efforts within the faith-based community.

Share Your Thoughts After listening to our speakers at the 150th anniversary dinner I wanted to know what you all are doing to help the earth.  I thought I could help by bring together our ideas and putting them in one place at the church. We can help each other do more if we join together on each other's projects. Send me ideas of things that we could do (even if not completely thought out), things that you are doing or things others have thought of that you think are cool or worth copying. Thanks. -- Bruce Shilling,

Need a Midweek Boost of the Spirit? Jennifer Castle facilitates a journey through selected Bible passages with an inquisitive group of Plymouth members and friends. At this time we are thoughtfully reading and discussing the Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday service. Please join us in our study of the Bible 7:45-8:45 am Wednesdays in Room 322.

Be a Census Taker Extra income, flexible hours, weekly pay and free training. Learn more and apply at

Got Cookies? If you like to bake, please bring a couple dozen of your specialties to share at Hospitality Hour. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! 

Plymouth Prayer Group meets third Sunday of the month in Room 111. Fill out a prayer card for us to lift up your joys and concerns. All are invited to join this time of prayer.

Volunteer and Connect Volunteer Ministry Task Opportunity booklets are available online at Plymouth website homepage and at the Welcome Table in the Lounge. Links to booklet and sign up forms are also available online and in the booklet. Please take a look at the nearly 200 opportunities available for you to engage in ministry that helps us connect with the world and build community which transforms lives. Questions? Please contact Rev. Steve Davis.

Parking Reminder As a reminder for your parking in Plymouth Garage, place your DOVE sticker on the upper corner driver side windshield. DOVE cling stickers are available at the Welcome table Sunday mornings or from Church Office. Also, please use the codes shared for Monday-Saturday daytime 7 am–4 pm or after hours 4-9 pm. Parking for Sunday worship is free as always; no need to get a parking receipt. Sundays after 2 pm, the parking receipt on your dashboard is needed to assure there will be no fine. Questions or concerns? Please call Rev. Steven Davis at Church office, 206.622.4865. 

Simple Church is Simple Click here for easy-to-follow instructions with Simple Church, Plymouth's online directory. Need help to sign up? Please notify the Church office; we can help!

Text To Give 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 receive a link request to provide your name, address and credit card number. Then click send! Questions? Contact Diane in the Church office.

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Our prayers are with...

Riley Balcita, Matt Banks, Anna Colwell, Steve Davis, Pam Dorrance, Ellie Edelweiss, Blake & Jo Ann English (Relatives of Lucian Guthrie), Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Lucian Guthrie, the Guthrie Family, Michael Kaid, Libonati Family, Maclay Family, Sharon Masse (Wife of Gary Magnuson), Jo Mitchell, Georgia Nelson, Taylor Patt, Joshua and Ezra (family of Glenda Carper), Dick, Jean and Alex Paul (Parents and Nephew of Beth Paul Russell), Jose Robles, Mary Ryan, Bob Schaefer, Rod Shutt, Jaime Rubio Sulficio, Jim Tsuchiya (Brother-in-law of Bill Castello), Evelyn Wong

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