“Water in the Desert . . .”, Gary W. Smith, May 10, 2015 sermon

“Have any of you ever gone to worship where you’re not welcome, where you’re standing alone during the service?” Gary Smith asked during Sunday’s sermon. “You peered around, . . . hoping to hear just a snippet of prayer that would connect with you: something with your name in it. Yet you concluded that no one, including the minister, was interested in you; you were standing on the outside, excluded because of your sexual orientation, your gender, your ethnicity, your skin tone or because of a myriad of other “reasons.” . . . Have you ever been to a church and been listening to Scripture—standing there outside, waiting? My hunch is that many of you here this morning can understand that feeling. . . . Here at Plymouth, there is a place for you, because we know how you feel; we’ve been there—and we’re your family.”

GarySmith.web Rev. Gary W. Smith, Interim Senior Minister


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