Archive for March, 2018

Come and See: An Invitation to Holy Week at Plymouth Church

  This week’s blog post is simply an invitation: come and see. Holy Week is better experienced than explained. First, a little autobiography: I discovered Holy Week as a college student. My Low Church evangelical upbringing treated Easter as a one-off. The notion of commemorating, for example, Maundy Thursday seemed exotic and strange to me.... Read More

Who Is In Charge Around Here?

  Who is really in charge here? As the trial of Jesus comes to its terrible climax, the question hangs in the air: who is responsible for these events? Who can we blame? The answer, unfortunately, is: us. John 19:1-16a Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns... Read More

Leave Your Box at Home

Are we ready? Are we really ready for God to come to us? Are we ready for the transformation that will entail? Are we ready for what will be required of us? John’s Gospel suggests that we are not. Over the last two weeks, we have learned how, at the moment that mattered most, the... Read More

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Applications Available for Plymouth Women’s Scholarship

The Plymouth Women Scholarships are awarded once a year to two or more college students who are preparing for a career in service such as seminary, social work, education, medicine, etc. Applicants must be a junior, senior or graduate student in a college or university. Plymouth members are given preference, but any qualified person may... Read More

40 Days of Lent for Folks Over 50

Meaning Matters in the Second Stage of Life If you have reached the age of 50, you know that something happens. And that something is more than just receiving an invitation to join AARP. Something happens inside and you begin asking big and deep questions, like “What does it all mean, anyway?” Lent is a... Read More

Renewing our Covenant: We Agree to Differ

  Plymouth Church: It is time to talk about Lent. Lent is a season of 40 days (excluding Sundays) to prepare for Easter. It is traditionally a time for fasting, repentance and self-examination. The 40 day period begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6. (Sidebar: Join us for Ash Wednesday worship at Plymouth! There is... Read More

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