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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:03 AM

Conversation in the pew Sunday

Yesterday we had Hymn Requests and someone always asks for one of the patriotic ones at the end of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELCA) hymnal. After we sang "America the Beautiful" the woman sitting in front of me turned around and whispered "I hate what Trump is doing to this country." Told her I couldn't agree more. My fellow parishioner is an 80-something widow.
That conversation made my day.
I play in a community concert band and for our many summer concerts we play a lot of patriotic stuff which the audience loves. I have never in my life felt less patriotic.

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Reply Conversation in the pew Sunday (Original post)
Freddie Jun 2018 OP
wasupaloopa Jun 2018 #1
Freddie Jun 2018 #6
left-of-center2012 Jun 2018 #2
eShirl Jun 2018 #4
Ohiogal Jun 2018 #3
safeinOhio Jun 2018 #5
guillaumeb Jun 2018 #7
guillaumeb Jun 2018 #8
efhmc Jul 2018 #9
Freddie Jul 2018 #10

Response to Freddie (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:06 AM

1. The way I look at it is that trump in a temporary occupant in the White House. He isn't America and

 

he isn't the country. He isn't what patriotism stands for.

This too shall pass.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:44 AM

6. Sure hope so

That's what DH tells me. I know it was a clusterfuck that made our present "leadership" but I can't profess love for a country that let this happen.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:07 AM

2. Why is "America the Beautiful" considered a hymn?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:15 AM

4. because it implores God shed his grace on the country

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:09 AM

3. Feeling patriotic and love for my country

Is just one of the many things tRump and our new military style "shoot first and ask questions later" police has ruined for me, too.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:18 AM

5. My old church use to sing

Imagine by John Lennon.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 07:45 PM

7. And do you imagine? eom

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 07:45 PM

8. Trump is an outbreak of an old disease.

The country can and will recover.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 06:02 PM

9. My daughter and grandson were at the youth gathering in Houston.

They had truly inspiring speakers and did some service projects around town. Except for the "humidity" they all loved Houston.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 06:25 PM

10. Been following some of that on FB

Very proud to be part of the ELCA.

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