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Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control — Sanctuary


Note: Please accept our apologies for the delay in posting this service; there was a power outage mid-service on June 3rd, and we needed to rerecord a portion of the service. As we continue our sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit in conjunction with Baccalaureate Sunday, we look at Self Control.  Having Self Control is […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness — Sanctuary

As we continue our series on the Fruit of the Spirit, we look today at Faithfulness as seen through the story of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego.  Their firm belief in God’s faithfulness aided them as they stood up against mighty King Nebuchadnezzar, were thrown into the fiery furnace, and came out unscathed.  We, too, face many fires in […]

“Music of the Masters” Choir Concert – Sanctuary

Today, the Festival Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth presented a special spring concert entitled: “Music of the Masters.”  Featuring classical scripture-based works by Frank, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Faure, Thompson, Brahms, Mozart, and Rutter, this was an uplifting and inspiring service of music and the Word. Order of Service: Choral Introit: “God Gave Us […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness — Sanctuary


As we recognize both Confirmation Sunday and Mother’s Day, we take a look at the Fruit of the Spirit of Kindness.  Rev. Schaefer pointed out, especially to our Confirmands who are taking the next big step in their spiritual lives, that in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.  It is something we […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience — Sanctuary


We continue our series on The Fruit of the Spirit with a look at Patience.  Rev. Schaefer began by asking the question, “How much time do we spend waiting?” We’re a society of waiting – waiting for traffic, in lines, on hold, for service people, for doctors, for packages, for special events, for the flowers […]

Recognition Sunday: Alone on the Bus — Sanctuary


This was a special Sunday, marking our recognition of Rev. Dr. James Skimins as Pastor Emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth.  This title was bestowed upon him in honor of his 22 years of leadership and service to FPCP and its members.  In addition to this special event, Dr. Skimins shared a message with […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy — Sanctuary

Joy is the second Fruit of the Spirit.  Joy is an emotion that sometimes simply cannot be contained,  In fact, joy is often seriously contagious.  Joy can inspire others to be joyful.  It is a very positive and uplifting state.  This is pointed out in the passage from Nehemiah, which assures us that ‘the joy […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love — Sanctuary

Due to the power outage, there is only one service that will be posted today.  The Upper Room service did not take place. We begin our look at the Fruit of the Spirit with Love.  We are told throughout scripture that the church is the Bride of Christ.  Thus, if we are a part of […]

Easter Sunday — Sanctuary


We are here on Easter morning to celebrate the miracle of the Resurrection – the Empty Tomb.  Do you believe in miracles?  Does the resurrection miracle mean anything to us today?  Is it only a story, or does the impact of this miracle still resonate for us even today?  Life for the disciples was bleak and scary […]