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Do Not Miss Christmas at Plymouth Church!

  This blog will be on hiatus for a little while, but here is a reminder about the year end schedule at Plymouth. When it comes to worship, this really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just consider the opportunities: On Monday the 18th, join us in Waveland Hall for the Longest  Night... Read More

What Are We Waiting For? New Life!

  It’s Advent. So: what are we waiting for? And are we sure we really want it? Somewhere between Easter and Halloween…it’s Ezekiel’s haunting vision. New life comes to the Valley of Dry Bones. Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down... Read More

Time to sign up for Nine to Dine!

Would you like to meet new people and feel a greater sense of connection to Plymouth Church? Consider Nine to Dine — it’s a great way to enjoy old friends, reconnect with others and make new friends, too. Sign up to take part in a nine-person group that will gather once a month for five... Read More

Justice Is Not Optional

  Let justice roll down! It’s time to talk about the Prophet Amos. Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of King Uzziah of Judah and in the days of King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years... Read More

This Lonely Work

  Do you want to be prophet? Are you sure? Prophetic ministry is lonely work. That is what we see in this story about Elijah, prophet of Israel. I King 19:1-18 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger... Read More

Our Edifice Complex (Or: Paul Tillich Meets Homer Simpson)

  Who doesn’t love a good building dedication? Well, lots of people, actually. This week we turn our attention to the dedication of Solomon’s Temple. All this pious pomp and circumstance serves to show us religion at its best…and its worst. It is time to talk about our Edifice Complex. 1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13 5Now... Read More

Heart Condition

  Do you have a heart condition? Do you want one? This week, the Narrative Lectionary serves up the story of God calling David to be king of Israel. It is an important story because David looms so large in Scripture –one the Bible’s best developed characters and Israel’s most-revered monarch. But how did David... Read More

God is Still Speaking…But How Will We Hear?

  “God is still speaking.” That is what we like to say at Plymouth Church. But how do we hear? Are we really willing to respond? These questions drive the story of God calling Samuel, our text for this week. I Samuel 3:1-21 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of... Read More

Daily Bread

Daily bread. Give us today what we need for today. Jesus taught us to pray in this way, but the idea is not original to him. In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus reaches way back –back into the history of God’s people, back to the wilderness of Sinai, back to manna, the original daily bread. God... Read More

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All Church Reads

Plymouth will continue to explore race during Lent using books as our conversation partners.... Read More

Take Action against Turkish Human Rights Abuse

Join the Peace Committee to sign a petition Jan. 27 & 28 in Waveland Hall, after worship services.... Read More

Saved?

I’m back! The year end hiatus went a little long, but I am back at it and eager to reflect each week on the text appointed for us by the Narrative Lectionary. This week we come to a passage so familiar that it may be hard to hear: the story of Jesus and Nicodemus. It... Read More

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