Breaking Out of the Bubble: Reflections for Pie Weekend

  It is Pie Weekend at Plymouth Church -a time to consider God’s invitation to share what we have! (What, you may ask, is Pie Weekend? It’s pretty simple: everybody brings a pie. To church. And we eat the pies. Together. This year it will serve to kick off our 2020 Stewardship campaign. You really... Read More

Is There Life After Betrayal in Friendship? (A Dad Rock Meditation).

  Here is the thing about friends: sometimes they betray us. No one knows this better than Jesus. Mark 3:13-18 13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. 14And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to... Read More

Befriending the Dead: Reflections on All Saints’ Weekend

  Halloween is upon us! And while I struggle with my own deep denial about the Beggar’s Night forecast (brrr!), I am also turning my attention to the weekend that will follow.   The practice of celebrating All Saints Day is an ancient one.   According to my trusty (and rarely consulted) Oxford Dictionary of the... Read More

Help Us Make Plymouth Church The Answer to Jesus’ Prayer

  Can Plymouth Church be the answer to Jesus’ prayer?   We are about to find out.   When my friend Allen Hilton was here in September, he reminded us of Jesus’ prayer for all who would become disciples: that they may all be one (John 17:21). As Jesus sees it in John’s Gospel, our... Read More

What Do They Know? Genesis 16: 1-14

  There is a really good, really logical, really appropriate question we could ask about worship this weekend: Why? It is World Communion Sunday. We continue our series on friendship. So why in the world would we read an awful story about slavery and exploitation? The short answer: It has something important to say to... Read More

Conflict!

  This blog post is brief and a bit behind schedule. Last week the Mardis-LeCroy family was able to get away to the YMCA of the Rockies and it was fabulous. But it meant returning to 254 unread emails. So my Monday has been fun! With the emails answered and a bunch of meetings scheduled,... Read More

Welcoming Allen Hilton to Plymouth Church

  I am very excited to welcome the Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton to Plymouth this weekend! Here is your preview of what he plans on doing. Don’t miss worship this weekend! Saturday Night/Sunday Morning Sermon   A House United – How the Church Can Save the World Jeremiah 29.4-7; John 17.20-23   You and I... Read More

Finding Fierce Friendships Ruth 1:1-22

  Our friendship series  continues. And this week we will take on a big question: Why does friendship get harder in adulthood? We have some help imagining adult friendships from the story of Ruth and Naomi Ruth 1:1-22 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain... Read More

I Have Called You Friends (September 7 & 8 at Plymouth Church)

  It’s here! It’s finally here! Around the weekend of September 7-8, a lot of the things I love best about Plymouth Church come back from the summer hiatus. Choirs return. Church school resumes. Confirmation kicks-off. 9 to Dine begins again And, this year, we will see some new things: a Wednesday noon class on... Read More

A Course on Friendship

Today we unveil the syllabus for A Course on Friendship, an adult education class that Matt Mardis-LeCroy will be offering on Wednesdays over the lunch hour.  Plan on joining him -and plan on bringing a friend!... Read More

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Breaking Out of the Bubble: Reflections for Pie Weekend

  It is Pie Weekend at Plymouth Church -a time to consider God’s invitation to share what we have! (What, you may ask, is Pie Weekend? It’s pretty simple: everybody brings a pie. To church. And we eat the pies. Together. This year it will serve to kick off our 2020 Stewardship campaign. You really... Read More

Is There Life After Betrayal in Friendship? (A Dad Rock Meditation).

  Here is the thing about friends: sometimes they betray us. No one knows this better than Jesus. Mark 3:13-18 13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. 14And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to... Read More

Befriending the Dead: Reflections on All Saints’ Weekend

  Halloween is upon us! And while I struggle with my own deep denial about the Beggar’s Night forecast (brrr!), I am also turning my attention to the weekend that will follow.   The practice of celebrating All Saints Day is an ancient one.   According to my trusty (and rarely consulted) Oxford Dictionary of the... Read More

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