On Friday, July 12, people all around the country will gather in vigil to shine a light on the abuses in the detention camps where migrants are currently being held, to call for their release, family reunification, and a just immigration policy. The New York Vigil is at Foley Square. If you would like to attend with Ascension parishioners and friends, please come to the evening 6 p.m. service or meet at the church at 6:30 and we will go down together after the Eucharist. You are invited to bring a battery operated candle or flashlight for the vigil.
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.”