Pilgrims before John Wayne

Tomorrow, before church, we will look at the Pilgrims and Squanto, the providentially placed Indian who showed up to teach them farming in the new land. I am surprised how many of us confuse the Pilgrims with their Northern neighbors, the Puritans. We even dress the Pilgrims in Puritan attire; the Pilgrims wore bright colors and “normal” clothes.

My favorite “confusion” story concerns George Bush Sr., who in the 1992 Thanksgiving Proclamation made the Governor of the Mass. Bay Colony (Boston) a resident of Plymouth, and announced that it was “more than a hundred years ago” that he ruled. Oops! (Okay, it was more than a hundred years-about 270 more!)
We will look at their theology, their worldview and their contribution to our heritage. It should be fun.







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