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First Service, especially for young families, is a 30-minute worship service that begins at 9:50 a.m. First Service engages the energy, creativity and spiritual lives of young children. We hope that families will join us for this worship opportunity; all ages are welcome. First Service also moves our older children front and center. First Service themes tie directly to our Church School curriculum. The service concludes at 10:20, in time during the church program year for children who are participating to go directly to Church School classes with teachers.

Sanctuary Service
Plymouth’s 10:30 worship service is known for extraordinary music, challenging preaching, thoughtful prayers and a spirit that reaches deep and draws up a richness of gifts within the congregation. The service is steeped in a tradition that particularly honors the preached word, yet other elements—sacraments, prayers, readings and, from our many choirs, special music—also fill our worship hour. Both head and heart are engaged, and there’s always the inspiration of seeing the face of God in our gathered congregation.

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Coffee hour for refreshment and fellowship is available following both worship services is held in Guild Hall; tea is also served. Coffee hour can be sponsored in honor of a person or special event; cost is $25. Please contact Ann Cole, 763/546-7483.

Chancel flowers may be sponsored ($60), which is noted in the bulletin. Please contact Ann Cole, 763/546-7483.

Large print bulletins, hearing devices and wheelchairs are available on Sunday mornings. Ask an usher.


Sundays from 8:45 a.m. to noon (summer 9:30 a.m. to noon), children from newborn to toddlers are cared for by staff and volunteers in Room 209. Care for children of all ages is offered during both the 9:50 a.m. First Service and the 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Service. Parents who wish to remain with their children are also welcome to bring them to the Parsons Room where they can listen to the 10:30 worship service while caring for their young children.

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Office Hours
The church office is open and staffed Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. There's also a receptionist on Sunday mornings. The church’s switchboard number is 612/871-7400; its general e-mail address is; queries to that address will be directed to the proper person. See "Contact Us" at the top left of any page for e-mails by staff name.

Building Access
The Plymouth building entrances are unlocked Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings (during the church program year) and when there are major events (weddings, memorials services, lectures, etc.). There’s a receptionist in Jones Commons weekdays and on select evenings. When the doors are locked, visitors need to buzz the church office at a major entrance during office hours and announce themselves into the intercom to be admitted to the building. During non-office hours, in an emergency, a custodian can be reached at 612/490-3911. Custodians are on duty until 10 p.m. most evenings.

Those with mobility concerns should use the Jones Commons entrance at the end of the long covered walkway off LaSalle Ave. (1919 LaSalle). An elevator serving all levels is located diagonally at the opposite (northeast) corner of the building, through Guild Hall. There's also an elevator serving the education wing at the south end of Jones Commons. Wheel chairs are available at the church.

Sunday worship at a glance...

  • Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. (unless noted)
    February 1 Jeffrey Sartain
    February 8 Gary Smith
    February 15 Paula Northwood

    February 18 Ash Wednesday service, 6 p.m.

    February 22 Catherine Crooks

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