Plymouth has four worship services.
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings in the sanctuary.
Music provided by choirs (Chancel, handbell, children) and ensembles (brass, string, woodwind) deepens the worship experience and lifts the congregation to a level of harmony words alone could not achieve. Children worship with adults during the first portion of the service, which includes a special Children’s Celebration message. Following the children’s message, children are invited to attend Sunday School (at 9:45 a.m.) Child care is available every Sunday, beginning at 8:15 a.m. This service is broadcast live on 1320AM radio and can also be accessed live through www.klwn.com for those connecting by Internet.
Gathering of Grace
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday mornings in the sanctuary.
The Gathering of Grace service, while keeping true to the worship traditions of Plymouth, is shorter, more informal, and contains contemporary music. All children are encouraged and most welcome to enjoy the entire service with their families; however, child care for younger children is available in the nursery. Worship bags with quiet activities are available for children during this service. Adults, youth, and children actively participate in prayer requests and singing. Two continuing goals of the service are that worship should be joyful and that Christian worship traditions will be explained as they are celebrated.
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings in the Heritage Room.
Plymouth is a progressive community where social justice and spirituality are both key elements of faith. As a part of Hispanic Ministries at Plymouth, Reunión Libertad promotes the respect and conservation of Hispanic culture while seeking integration and participation in the community at large. The Reunión Libertad service provides a space for Spanish speakers to feel safe to use their language freely as they cultivate a deeper knowing of themselves, others, and God. We seek to find new ways to say, “You are loved, you are needed, and you are welcome here at Plymouth en español!”
Plymouth’s fourth service is its Taizé Service. Our church coordinates this service with several other Lawrence churches. Taizé has an ecumenical spirit of “All are welcome” and its mission is to further peace and social justice. The service includes scripture and reflective readings, meditative silence, simple songs sung in repetition with musical accompaniment, and candle lighting.
Plymouth sponsors about 20 Taizé services each year. These services are held weekly in Advent and Lent and monthly during the remainder of the year.
All the services begin at 6 p.m. The schedule for these services, including dates and locations, can be found on bookmarks in the information rack outside the church office, in the Journal-World Community Calendar, in the bulletins of hosting churches, and via emails to those on the Taizé email list.
Those interested in getting an email message about upcoming Taizé services or in learning more about Taizé are invited to contact Plymouth’s Taizé coordinator Judith Galas, 785-842-4958, firstname.lastname@example.org.