In-person Service September 5, 2021

The Future of our Past:  Some thoughts on 9/11 twenty years on

September 5, 2021  10:30AM

Whimsical World Gallery, 116 Jones St., Landrum SC

Lyndon Harris

 

On September 5th our minister, Lyndon Harris, will share stories and lessons from his first-hand experience of the terrorists’ attacks in NYC on September 11, 2001. At the time Lyndon was serving as priest in charge of Saint Paul’s Chapel, the Episcopal chapel directly across the street from the former World Trade Center. Lyndon will recount his harrowing journey from being at the foot of the South Tower as the second hi-jacked airplane collided with it, to setting up a relief mission to serve first responders and emergency personnel working in the devastated WTC site. For 8.5 months Lyndon and an amazing team of volunteers sought to meet the needs of first responders, serving over 1⁄2 million meals, and providing services such as massage therapy, chiropractic care, grief counseling, religious services and music. Saint Paul’s Chapel was described as an “oasis of Heaven in the midst of Hell.”

Someone once asked Mr. Rogers how to speak to the children about 9/11, and he responded, “Tell them to keep their eyes on the helpers.” Sage advice. Please join us on Sunday September 5th as Lyndon shares stories, photos, and remembrances of the amazing helpers – firefighters, police officers, construction workers, and volunteers – who courageously served our country in response to the attacks on 9/11 in NYC.