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Plymouth
United Church of Christ
Making the world a more loving world
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Open and Affirming
2010 Moholt Dr. (Directions)
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-835-5475
Worship at 10:30 am Sunday
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A small church with a big heart!

November 28 - First Sunday of Advent: Hope

This morning, we begin our journey through Advent, the time of preparation before Christmas and Jesus' birth. Our Advent theme this year is "Make us a stable" - as Mary and Joseph came to the inn, there was no room, but the quick-thinking and compassionate inn-keeper let them stay in the stable so that they would be protected - and that's where Mary gave birth, putting Jesus in a manger (which is a food trough!). This Advent, we pray that God will make us a stable, that we will have room in our hearts for Jesus, which means having room in our hearts for other people, since we are all Jesus' image.

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October 17 Covid Guidelines

As of October 17, we continue to hold coffee time and snacks before worship starting at 10:00 am. We have changed our masking suggestion to a requirement - all who are in the building, whether vaccinated or not vaccinated, are required to wear masks - we have masks available, and also plenty of hand sanitizer. We ask those who are not vaccinated to also social distance.

During this time we are not passing the peace with handshakes but with signs of peace; we are also not passing the plate for the offering, nor passing plates for Communion. We have individual communion sets available for worshipers (and we have them in the office, so if you are joining us on-line, please come in and get some for you to use at home! We continue to sing in worship, but have reduced the amount, and we are running worship to be about 45 minutes long instead of an hour.

We wear masks as a way of showing love to our neighbors: to protect those who are not vaccinated, and to protect each other. We will be a mask-supporting and vaccination-supporting congregation through the pandemic.

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We livestream our worship services via Facebook and this website!

We livestream our services on our Facebook page and simulcast to this website (see below for links to past worship services; links to future services are usually posted 2-3 days before the worship service.) Our weekly bulletin is posted here on the website so you can follow along with the hymns, prayers, and readings. you may find the link within the description of the worship service of any given Sunday, and we also post a link on Facebook. We will continue to livestream worship in perpetuity, or until some new technology comes along that does even more. So now we can say, with a truly literal meaning, wherever you are on life's journey you can worship with us! (so long as you have access to the Intenet). Since the worship services are also recorded on Facebook, you do not need to watch the livestream - you can join us for worshop any time.

Weeknight Vesper Services

Pastor David posts a vesper service (evening prayers) on Monday through Thursday nights. They are posted to our Facebook page by 7 pm (though occasionally technical issues force a different schedule...), and starting June 1, they will also be linked to this website.

November 21 - Reign of Christ Sunday

This morning, we celebrate the last Sunday of the liturgical year, which has traditionally been Reign of Christ (or Christ the King) Sunday, a day to remind ourselves that Jesus has dominion over all - and a look toward a future when God's realm will be fully realized. It also serves as a lead-in to the season of Advent (the beginning of the church year, which starts next Sunday) and preparation for Jesus' birth. A liturgical cycle that circles from birth, to death and resurrection, and the coming fulfilment of God's realm. We also will have a song from Lorin that he composed and will sing during worship.

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November 14 - 25th Sunday of Pentecost

This morning, we read from Mark's Gospel about where to focus our attention and our energies.

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November 7 - All Saint's Sunday

This morning, we are remember the saints of the church, especially those members of Plymouth who have died in the past year. We will also celebrate Communion, sitting around Christ's table with all the saints past, present, and future.

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October 31 - All Hallows Eve

This morning, we are celebrating All Hallows Eve, a traditional service for Halloween night (which is All Hallows Eve), the night before All Souls Day, when we remember those who have died. This is a traditional Anglican worship service of Bible readings that are kind of "spooky", but are also about life, death, and resurrection, which is the theme of All Souls Day. Wearing costumes to this worship service is appropriate and welcome! (though definitely not mondatory).

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October 24 - 22nd Sunday of Pentecost

This morning, our gospel is from Mark.

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October 17 - 21st Sunday of Pentecost

This morning, our gospel is from Mark.

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October 10 - 20th Sunday of Pentecost

This morning, our gospel is from Mark 10:17-21. Special guest preacher Rev. Mike Wolfe, member of Plymouth and chaplain at Mayo Hospital.

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October 3 - World Communion Sunday

This morning, our gospel is from Mark 10:2–16 in which Jesus tells us that we must receive God's realm as little children. We will also celebrate Communion - and it is World Communion Sunday, so we will be sharing Communion with churches all over the world in a symbolic act that though we are many different traditions, we are still united in Jesus, and we all share a table.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music.

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September 19 - Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost

This morning, we read from Mark 9 as Jesus disciple's argue about which of them is the greatest.

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September 26 - New Member Sunday!

This morning, we welcome five new members to our church family! Our gospel is from Mark 9:38-50 in which Jesus offers many teachings in a short period of time, including "Whoever is not against us is for us", warnings about putting stumbling blocks in front of children, and some extreme ethics.

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September 12 - Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This morning, we read from Mark 8 as Jesus tells us that any who would be his follower must take up their crosses and follow him.

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September 5 - Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Worship with Communion, in which we read from Mark 7 the story of Jesus' confrontration with a syrophoenician woman (a gentile) who challenges Jesus and gets him to change his mind about inclusion.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. You may also wish to prepare some bread and wine/juice/water to join for Communion.

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August 29 - Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost

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Join the recording on our Facebook page or here (please note that until we start the livestream, this window will show an error - that's okay. Nothing wrong with your system. This window will begin to show the video automatically once we begin the livestream, but depending on your browser and/or computer, you may need to reload this page to get the video to play.)

August 22 - Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost

We finish up reading chatper 6 of John's Gospel and exploring Jesus' self-identification as the Bread of Life.

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August 15 - Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost

We've entered chapter 6 of John's Gospel and one of Jesus' "I am" statements: I am the Bread of Life.

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August 8 - Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost

We've entered chapter 6 of John's Gospel and one of Jesus' "I am" statements: I am the Bread of Life. We also read a story of the prophet Elijah and a special gift that God offers him. We also celebrate Commuion today.

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July 25 - Ninth Sunday of Pentecost

After a few months in Mark's Gospel, this Sunday we move to John for the feeding of the 5000 - after a small boy offers some loaves and fishes, a crowd of 5000 are fed with baskets of food leftover. When have you turned a little into a lot? When in your life has God turned a little into a lot for you?

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July 18 - Eighth Sunday of Pentecost

Worship begins at 10:30 with our prelude, Prelude in C from “Well Tempered Clavichord” by J.S. Bach. This Sunday, we read from Mark's Gospel, as Jesus' disciples return from their journeys to preach and teach, and Jesus offers healing to many people. Please download this morning's worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music.

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July 11 - Seventh Sunday of Pentecost

In this morning's Gospel lesson we read about the execution of John the Baptist. Annie Bailey also will sing a solo, and we will celebrate Communion.

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July 4 - Sixth Sunday of Pentecost

In this morning's scripture lesson we read about Jesus preaching in his hometown synagogue, getting in trouble, and then sending out his disciples two by two.

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June 30 - Jim Welk Funeral Service

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June 27 - Fifth Sunday of Pentecost

In this morning's scripture lesson we read about

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June 20 - Fourth Sunday of Pentecost

In this morning's scripture lesson we read about

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June 13 - Third Sunday of Pentecost

In this morning's scripture lesson we read about

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June 6 - Second Sunday of Pentecost

In this morning's scripture lesson we read about Jesus being accused of having demons or being on the side on Beelzebul. Hear how he responds to such audacious claims!

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May 30 - Second Sunday of Pentecost (Trinity Sunday)

In this morning's scripture lesson we read about the Pharisee Nicodemus coming to Jesus in the dark of night to ask him some questions, after Jesus has overthrown the tables of the money changers at the temple.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. Join the recording on our Facebook page or here.

May 23 - Pentecost!

Today is the birthday of the church - the day of Pentecost!
In this morning's scripture lesson we read the story of what happened on the first Pentecost after Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. Watch the livestream on our Facebook page, or watch it here:

Worship Services

May 16 - Seventh Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen!
In this morning's Gospel lesson, Jesus offers a final prayer for his disciples - and for us.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. Join the recording on our Facebook page or here.

May 9 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen!
In this morning's Gospel lesson, Jesus offers his final command to his disciples - and to us - to love one another, for that is the path to joy,

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. Watch the livestream on our Facebook page, or watch it here:

May 2 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen!
In this morning's Gospel lesson, Jesus declares himself the vine with us as the branches. We have some special music from Lynn and Hannah.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. You can join us for worship on our Facebook page.

April 25 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen!
In this morning's Gospel lesson, Jesus declares of himself, "I am the Good Shepherd". We will also read Psalm 23, in which the writer says "The Lord is my shepherd." What does this shepherd language mean to you? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page if you like.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. We have some special music from Lynn and Hannah.

Our worship service is on Facebook, but you don't need an account to join us. You can watch it here, on our Facebook page, or watch the embedded here on our website:

April 18 - Third Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen! Our worship service this morning is available on our Facebook page, and embedded here.
You don't need a Facebook account to watch it.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. We have some special music from Lynn, read the end of Luke 24 (which is the end of the Gospel), and explore what it means to share with one another our faith experiences and wisdom in community.

April 11 - Second Sunday of Easter

Christ is risen! Our worship service this morning is available on our Facebook page, and embedded here:
You don't need a Facebook account to watch it.

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. We have the Plymouth brass today, and some special music from Lynn. We read John 20:19-31, and explore what it means that Thomas was willing to change his mind about what he would believe.

April 4 - Easter Sunday

Christ is risen! Our worship service for this special morning is available on our Facebook page, and embedded here:

Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music. We have the Plymouth brass, and numerous vocal solos, including a section from Handel's Messiah, "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth". We will also share in Communion.

March 28 - Palm/Passion Sunday (sixth Sunday of Lent)

We join Jesus in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of his last week, a week known as Holy Week.
Then we move to retelling his passsion story with the help of some of our wonderful actors in the congregation, as we begin our own Holy Week.
Our worship service for this morning will be available on our Facebook page by 7:00 A.M. on March 28. Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music.

Thursday night this week is Maundy Thursday (April 1). Our Maundy Thursday service for that night will be available on our Facebook page starting some time that afternoon. We have not planned anything special for Good Friday, though we will do a repost of the passion narrative on Friday morning. Easter worship will be available by early Easter morning, and will feature music from the Plymouth Brass and special guest vocalists!

March 21 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

The fifth Sunday of Lent. We look at chapter 12 of John, in which Jesus has just arrived in Jerusalem for his last week, and tells his disciples again of his coming death and raising up.

Our worship service for this morning will be available on our Facebook page by 7:00 A.M. on March 21. Please download the worship bulletin so that you may follow along with the responsive prayers and the music.

Please note that our church's YouTube Channel no longer exists, so we will be posting worship and vesper videos on our Facebook page.

March 14 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

The fourth Sunday of Lent. We look at chapter 3 of John, "For God so loved the world."

Our worship service for this morning is available on our Facebook page. The worship bulletin may be downloaded from our website - please download it so that you can follow along with the responsive prayers and the music.

Please note that our church's YouTube Channel no longer exists, so we will be posting worship and vesper videos to our Facebook page for the time being. This also means that all our previous worship services that were on the YouTube channel are no longer available.

For Vespers before July 21, 2020, and March 11-14, 2021:

Go to Pastor David's YouTube channel.
(this will open a new window/tab). Vespers after March 15 are on our Facebook page.

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Our first worship service!

Jesus said to feed the hungry...
...so we feed the hungry

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Quilters' first gathering in new building!
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Lynn at the new piano

Jesus said to welcome all people...
...so we welcome all people

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Moving Day
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Moving Day

Jesus said “Follow me and love your neighbor!”...
...so we follow by loving our neighbors

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Outside cross at night

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Plymouth United Church of Christ
Rev. David J. Huber, Pastor
2010 Moholt Drive
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54703
715-835-5475

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