An Evensong service of remembrance for those who died at the Pulse mass shooting June 12, 2016. We will remember all of the lives lost, including Latinx and LGBTQ lives, as well as share our strength with all those still impacted by this horrific event. Wonderful music and poetry will be part of the service. The service will take place at The Church of St Matthew and St Timothy, 26 West 84th St, New York, New York 10024. This event is co-sponsored by The Church of the Ascension, INTERSECTION: Faith, Latinx, LGBTQ; Fe, Familia, Igualdad: The Latinx Roundtable; The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion; EDNY Young Adult Network; The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy; and The Church of the Epiphany.
This week: The rector shares a poem reflecting on part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as relayed in Matthew: “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.”