February 23, 2021
VIRTUAL WORSHIP ONLY! CLICK LINK ON HOMEPAGE TO PARTICIPATE.
10:30 am Sunday, February 28, 2021
Second Sunday in Lent
Lectionary Text for February 28: Acts 10:34-43
Please Note: This week’s Herald will be the last before the staff break. There will be no Heralds produced the weeks of March 1 and 8. Links to worship services on March 7 and 14 will be posted on the Plymouth homepage. Read more here.
Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements
Last Call for 2021 Calendars The Prison Ministry Team is going to make an additional delivery of 2021 calendars to Monroe Correctional Center for inmates who want them. Thanks to you, over 280 calendars were previously delivered to the prison chaplain for inmate use. If you still have any 2021 calendars that you would like to contribute and have not yet done so, please call Mike Pierson at 206.604.8673 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a pick-up from you this weekend. Thanks!
White Co-conspirator Summit Get equipped to be an agent of change! This virtual summit (March 19-20) is unapologetically intended to speak to white people about their role in dismantling white supremacy. Each speaker session and workshop calls out a particular area of white supremacy in order to shift the dominant narrative, and provides ways to re-imagine collectively conspiring against white supremacist culture in order to foster a true Beloved Community. Speakers include Jim Wallis and Nadia Bolz-Weber. Cost is $150 for the two day session. Click here for more information or to register.
Celebrate with Jennifer Hagedorn! On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ (PNCUCC), Plymouth Church Seattle United Church of Christ, and Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ, you are warmly welcomed to attend Jenn Hagedorn’s upcoming ordination and installation service. She will be ordained and installed as Pastor at Spirit of Peace UCC in Sammamish, Washington, 3 pm PST Sunday, February 28. Click here for links and details.
Anti-racism Resources This list of resources is intended to serve white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Click here for full list.
Enjoy Sari Breznau's fabulous version of "Someday," as performed for the January 31 Annual Meeting. Click here.
Love in Action Each week, we are sharing our Love in Action stories in worship and in the Herald. We’d like to hear your story! This year-round stewardship campaign is a great reminder of the strength of this community, and it keeps us feeling connected to each other in these times of physical distance. Videos and text can be uploaded by clicking here.
"I Feel as if I've Been Set Free" Click here to read January 21 Seattle Times article featuring Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown.
Finding Hope in Times of Struggle We are pleased to share with you this year’s Lenten Devotional made up of submissions by the Plymouth community, for the Plymouth community. May this devotional help draw you nearer to God and to one another as we journey through Lent to Easter together. Click here to download 2021 Lenten Devotional — Jennifer Castle
Read the Library Blog We have new books! You can check them out, and we will mail them to you. New articles posted every Monday. Click here for current article and to browse archived articles.
Anxiety, Depression and Our Faith As part of the Anxiety, Depression and Our Faith workshop this week, our Faith Community Nurse June Hayakawa-Fung created these two handouts of resources for mental health concerns that we wanted to share with the congregation. Please share widely: Mental Health Resources; Self-Care Handout
The Beatitude of Black Lives Matter Click here for a special article by Dr. Brown.
Sharing Faces of Peace We are collecting videos of Plymouth members "Passing the peace" to be used in our online worship services! If you would like to make a short video snippet to be included, email Sari at email@example.com and she will walk you through how to contribute. It's simple, quick, and we'd love to see more Plymouth faces!
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Our prayers are with...
Jessie Attri, Riley Balcita, Matt Banks, Ken Carter, Pam Dorrance, Maria Eclipse (Grandmother of Rogie Eclipse), Carmen Ramsey Ellington, (friend of Karen Clark), Phil Fredrickson, Keili Geller (Granddaughter of Nancy Geller), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Floyd Gossett, Katherine Guthrie, Robert Hardy (Friend of Karen Clark), Joyce Irving (mother of Rev. Louis Mitchell), Michael Kaid, Renee Lang (friend of Glenda Carper), Libonati Family, Sharon Masse (Wife of Gary Magnuson), Montecino Family, Dick, Jean and Alex Paul (Parents and Nephew of Beth Paul Russell), Tommy Rivers Puzey (Friend of Karen Clark), Jose Robles, Joseph Scott, Naomi Stein, Jim Stultz (Brother of Doug Stultz), Jaime Rubio Sulficio, Lisa Waldschmidt (Sister of Angela Deppe), Samantha Williams, Stu Williamson (Father of Ruth Williamson) (bold = newly added)
Our hearts are with Sue Jones and family for the death of Larry Jones on February 26.
You are invited to a celebration of life for Margaret Kitchell via Zoom, 1 pm Sunday, February 28. Contact Julia Buchans, 206.353.1894 for link and details.
A service for Merrily Applewhite is scheduled for 2 pm, March 20, via Zoom. Watch for more information.
THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED.
Plymouth Staff are on break March 1-14. Links to worship services on February 28, March 7 and March 14 are posted on the homepage. Continue to our homepage by clicking the darker blue portion or the "X" in the upper right corner.