Sermon from 1/15/17, by Pastor Leslie Schenk

Friday is not going to be an easy day for most people.  For many who voted for Mr. Trump, they will be wondering if they really are to be included in the part of America he will make great again.  They will be wondering if they elected a president who will make good on his promises to the working class.  They will be wondering if electing someone who so readily speaks his mind is a good idea after all in a world sitting on a powder keg.

 

For those who didn’t vote for Mr. Trump, Friday will not be an easy day.  Every misogynistic, Islamophobic, racist, anti-immigrant, handicap mocking, LGBTQ threatening word he has uttered or tweeted is ringing in their ears, and with each confirmation hearing and early morning tweet the echoes are getting louder and louder.

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First blog post

Hello!  This is a new (updated) website for Plymouth Church.  As I work on this website, I especially want to convey something of what Plymouth is like to those who don’t know us yet.  Why is this important to me?  Well, because Plymouth has been a wonderful life resource and faith resource for me, and helps make me a better, more spiritually whole person, and I think others are searching for that too.  On this website (and our Facebook page and other social media) will try to describe some of what we believe and what compels us to live out a spiritual life in a community, and especially in the community of faith we call Plymouth.  But here is a hint for you of what Plymouth is like: our website.  It isn’t fancy or slick, it may not have all the “bells and whistles” that other churches have on their websites, just like our church may not have a lot of fancy audio/visual equipment or other accoutrement.  We prefer to steward our resources-time, talents, and treasure-into helping our neighbors and one another to live together in peace, respect, harmony, and love, honoring the blessing of diversity while seeking to live in unity.

peace and blessings,

Leslie