Sunday at Plymouth: March 24, 2019 

March 19, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent


Text for March 24: Luke 13:1-9

“Sin and Suffering”

  • 9 am  Contemplative Meditation, Chapel
  • 9 am  Soul Choir Rehearsal, Hildebrand Hall
  • 9:30 am Chancel Choir, Sanctuary
  • 10:15 am Child Care, First Floor Classrooms (infants-pre-K)
  • 10:30 am Worship Service, Sanctuary, with Jennifer Castle
  • 10:30 am Sunday School K-5, Rm 221
  • 10:30 am Middle School, Rm 222
  • 10:30 am Youth Forum, Rm 322 
  • 11:30 am Hospitality Hour, Lounge
  • 11:45 am Faith Formation, Faith Action Network, Hildebrand Hall

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Lead Social Change Join a cohort of change leaders to learn, lead and grow through Bold Summer (a program of 21 Progress), a place where diverse people explore their purpose and power from a personal, community and social justice perspective. 21 Progress provides leadership development training/education programs that unite, develop and empower emerging leaders – including young adults, immigrants, refugees and people of color – to build thriving communities. Application deadline for the five-week summer program is April 4. For more information about this vibrant social justice work go to: or go to the 21 Progress Facebook page.

Take Time for Contemplation 9 am Sundays come to contemplative prayer in the Chapel. Contemplative practices can renew your body, mind and spirit. Come and experience together a time of quiet contemplation with music, guided meditation, silence and prayer. Please join us! 

The Plymouth Prayer Group meets the 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.

Lenten Special Offering March 31 Gifts to Sunday, March 31, 2019 Lenten Special Offering will be divided evenly between One Great Hour of Sharing and Plymouth UCC Easter Celebration Fund. One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response. Please give as generously as you are able.

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 Brandon Burns or Rev. Steve Davis.

Garage Parking Update: Please pick up your DOVE sticker at the Welcome desk and get the code for parking garage. Place the dove on the driver's side windshield. You will need to punch in the code before entering the building to insure your discount. Sunday parking is free in Plymouth garage, only until 2:30 pm, and in IBM garage until 1:30 pm. Plymouth garage parking spaces are available for visitors and individuals less able. We encourage all who can to use IBM garage. Please lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables unattended. Please ask staff if you have any questions.

Position Available Plymouth Church community seeks dependable, dedicated and hard-working custodian w/some maintenance background. Floor care, restrooms, childcare cleanliness, room setups. Part time 20+ hours/wk. Position includes evenings and weekend days. $15.25/hour. Potential toward full time w/benefits. Send resume and cover letter to

Weaving with Wonder Each day in Lent a new “Weaving with Wonder” story will be emailed to everyone who signs up Stories may be written by anyone in the conference or wider community who feels moved to share. The ask is simple: sign-up, read and listen with wonder and when you feel so moved, tell your own story. Share a brief story about a time you felt yourself woven more tightly in the conference. This could be an event you attended, a new thing you learned, a time you felt supported or something else! Intentionally an open ended prompt, you can't do it wrong! The main point is to continue our journey of deepening relationships by telling our stories. Email your story/devotion to:

Fabulous Forums, an LGBTQ-friendly program sponsored by Seattle Police Department (SPD), offers four, free forums in 2019 with speakers from SPD and community members regarding topics relating to LGBTQ/Police areas of interest. Open to the public May 15, August 7 and November 6. Officer Jim Ritter, Seattle Police Department Collaborative Policing Bureau LGBTQ Liaison shares SPD’s community outreach history. Asst. Chief Adrian Diaz, Officer Yusuf Jibril and others will speak. Learn more here.

Mark Your Calendar for Camp N-Sid-Sen July 21-27, 2019.

Simple Church is Simple Click here for easy-to-follow instructions with Simple Church, Plymouth's online directory. Need help getting signed 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 will 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 hearts & prayers are with...

Betty Appleford, Rev. Donene Blair, Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Lauren Davis, John Devine, Pam Dorrance, Carol Dotchin (friend of Glenda Carper), Blake and Jo Ann English (relatives of Lucian Guthrie), Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Michael Kaid, Libonati Family, Jo Mitchell, Dave Nelson, Sydney Neumann, Scott Paul, John Poh, Jose Robles, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Rick Sedgley, Rod Shutt, Laurie Tsuchiya & Jim Tsuchiya (sister & brother-in-law of Bill Castello), Liz Willmott (friend of Glenda Carper)

Our prayers are with the John Daniels family on the passing of his sister-in-law, Peggy Daniels, in Petaluma, California.

We continue to grieve with Marcia Almquist and family on the death of her husband, Bob, in Quito, Ecuador. He was a good friend to all and will be dearly missed. Please hold Marcia and all her family and friends in your prayers. You can read more about Bob in the Seattle Times here and a moving tribute from Rev. Tony Robinson here. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Saturday, March 23 at Plymouth. Parking on an as-available basis. Please consider taking mass transit or hiring a ride service.

If you can contribute cookies for the Almquist reception, please bring them to the kitchen this Sunday or drop them off next week at the church office. Thank you.

Topics: Church Life, Events



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