I Who Am a Prisoner 

July 31, 2018

In Sunday’s lectionary reading from chapter four of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, Paul identifies himself as “a prisoner because I serve the Lord.” Paul’s letters from prison continue to inspire people of all faith traditions, as do letters and writings of other people who have been imprisoned for their beliefs, including theologian and Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer and anti-Apartheid leader and later President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

For our August 5 message, Courtney Hashimoto reflects on ways in which we can be imprisoned in mind and spirit, and how words of fellow prisoners such as Paul, Bonhoeffer and Mandela provide guidance to lead us out of cynicism and despair to hope and freedom.

Welcome, Courtney 

Congregational Council welcomes Courtney Hashimoto as Plymouth’s new Treasurer and Finance Chair nominee for the remainder of the 2018 term. Courtney accepted the request of the Nomination Committee and will assume duties immediately. He will be voted into leadership by the Council on August 11, when church leadership convenes for an all-day retreat on Mercer Island. Courtney follows Jane Dunkel who resigned in April due to health-related needs.  



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