"A Continuing Work of God's Hands"

 

Chapel Communion ServiceSundays, 8:00 am

WorshipSundays, 10:00 am, Second and Fourth Sundays

Worship & Communion: First and Third Sundays

Worship & Healing: Fifth Sundays

Christian Education/Chapel ClassSundays, 9:00 am

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Chapel Class, March 29

Final discussion of the 2015 Lent devotional, Re-Lent, with Erin Williams.

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday, March 29

8:00 am: Chapel Communion Service

9:00 am: Christian Education

10:00 am: Worship

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm: Family Seder

Maundy Thursday, April 2

7:00 pm: Worship & Communion

Good Friday, April 3

7:00 am – 7:00 pm:  Prayer Vigil

(Sign up on the bulletin board for 15-minute prayer times)

7:00 pm: Service of Tenebrae

Easter Sunday, April 5

7:00 am: Sunrise Service (in Folsom Room)

 8:30 am: Breakfast

 10:00 am: Festival Worship—Celebration of Resurrection!

 

Indiana Center For Middle East Peace Sponsors Speaker, March 30

Shabana Basij Rasikh, a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer and cofounder of SOLA in Kabul, Afghanistan will speak at Beacon Heights Church on Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm.  SOLA is the first boarding school for girls which provides college preparatory courses, helps graduates enter universities worldwide and return to careers in Afghanistan. Beacon Heights Church is located at 2810 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne. This program, is sponsored by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace and is free and open to the public

 

Help Build A Habitat Home

Volunteer opportunities are available every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from April to December. Our goal is to build homes for ten families before the end of the year!  To volunteer, individuals can sign up online at: http://fortwaynehabitat.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index#16597 All available opportunities are listed as "Construction at Fuller's Landing."

 

 Plymouth Poetry Contest Continues

Although the literal meaning of OASIS is a green spot in the desert, it can also be used to describe a peaceful area in our everyday lives; someplace serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual.Just such a place is being created within the walls of Plymouth Church. We are asking all Plymouth members, former members, and friends of Plymouth who love to write poetry to submit their impressions of what an oasis means to them. Selected poetry will be framed and hung in the OASIS room. The entries will be judged anonymously. 

Entries (one page, double spaced) are due in the church office by April 1, 2015.

 

April Amazing Grays

150 years ago in April, a memo was sent to Major General Dix with the tragic news of Lincoln’s death.  Helping us sort through rumors and stories of this historic event will be Sara Gabbard, renown Lincoln scholar, at our next meeting of the Amazing Grays,  Sunday, April 12, 11:30 am.  Reservations for the luncheon prepared by Rhonda should be made by Thursday, April 10, 5:00 pm.  Please use the signup sheet outside the office.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Women’s Retreat, April 18, 2015: Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,Victory Noll Retreat Center, Huntington

 “Finding Stillness in the Midst of Chaos” is a quest many of us face each day.       

We are delighted to welcome again this year as retreat leader, Cheri Krueckeberg.  She will offer guidance on living peacefully with self and others, healing spiritual wounds, and practicing gentle yoga. Our retreat morning, 9:00 to 11:30 am, will be directed by Cheri’s wisdom and thoughtfulness.  The afternoon will have time for informal conversations,  for walking the Labyrinth, or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  

Cheri Krueckeberg, M Div, MSW is Associate Professor of Social Work and is Gerontology Program Director at Manchester University.  She has had much training and experience in a range of contemplative and wellness practices.  She has led many retreats on these topics, some of which have been at Victory Noll.

All Plymouth women, members and friends, are invited.  Feel free to bring someone with you.  Our retreat is a wonderful, relaxed setting in which to get acquainted with new folks or get to know someone better.  The time will be balanced between presentation and personal reflection.  The Victory Noll sisters and staff always welcome us with genuine open hospitality.

Scholarship assistance is available so all who wish to attend may do so.  Contact Rev. Ruth E. Phillips, rep@plymouthfw.org or 423-9424, ext. 322, with your request.

Cost remains the same as last year: $30 per person.  You may register with a $10 deposit and pay the balance by the registration deadline, April 8. Registration forms are available on the main hallway bulletin board and in the Folsom Room.  

Please make check payable to Plymouth Church; memo “women’s retreat.”

 

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Hosts Second Speaker, May 3

Daoud Nassar from Tent of Nations is a Palestinian Christian farmer whose family has worked its 100 acre farm south of Bethlehem since 1916, one of the last Christian families in this fertile region.  Israel's "Separation Wall," illegal settlements, and checkpoints threaten that the farm will be totally cut off. Tent of Nations' mission is to build bridges between people and the land, between people of various cultures.  Its theme is We Refuse to Be Enemies." This program, sponsored by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church on Sunday, May 3, 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public.

 

New Wellspring Shoppe Needs

  • Towels (new or gently used)
  • Size 2XL or 3XL Men's/Women's Clothing
  • Wooden or plastic hangers
  • Storage totes/bins with lids

 

Does Plymouth Know Your Address, Phone, or Email  Has Changed?

If any of your contact information has changed, did you remember to let us know at Plymouth? Without updated contact information, you may be missing important facts from Plymouth about upcoming events, or even word from Plymouth members & friends who are trying to reach you! To update your information, please email Suzanne at sls@plymouthfw.org, or call her at 423-9424. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays.

 

In the Hospital? Rehab?

If you or a loved one is hospitalized in 2015, and you would like the ministers at Plymouth to be informed, please inform the hospital chaplain's office, the hospital admissions office, or call Plymouth directly. Privacy laws prevent hospitals from giving out information without instructions.

 

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