The Stepping Stones

This week, we get into “holiday season” mode with the first of three great stories about Thanksgiving.

The story of the Mayflower pilgrims is one that has much depth to it. When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of turkeys, Indians, pumpkin pie, pilgrims, the Mayflower and other symbols of holiday… but what we don’t think about is the reason behind why the pilgrims left their home to venture to a New World. They faced the perils of the sea, sickness, famine and for some death just to start anew in a land they knew little about.

This week’s program, “The Stepping Stones” is the story of William Brewster, the ruling elder of the Scrooby congregation, who had  started a printing venture that specialized in printing Puritan Gospel tracts–  tracts that were illegal in England at the time. So it was that as the Pilgrims made ready to sail, Brewster was in hiding while the king’s soldiers sought to imprison him, and he was actually smuggled aboard the Mayflower.

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