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9/11

Retired Bishop Who Witnessed 9/11

Retired Bishop Who Witnessed 9/11

At Cooperstown Community Service

Participating in this evening's community memorial service on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 at Cooperstown Methodist Church were, from left, the Rev. Elsie Rhodes, Cooperstown Presbyterian; Father Mark Michaels, Christ Episcopal; the host, the Rev. Bill Delia, and Jim Atwell of the Society of Friends.  In the benediction, Rev. Rhodes called worshippers to remember, "We have little time to gladden the lives of those who travel with us."  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Participating in this evening’s community memorial service on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 at Cooperstown Methodist Church were, from left, the Rev. Elsie Rhodes, Cooperstown Presbyterian; Father Mark Michaels, Christ Episcopal; the host, the Rev. Bill Delia, and Jim Atwell of the Society of Friends. In the benediction, Rev. Rhodes called worshippers to remember, “We have little time to gladden the lives of those who travel with us.” (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The Rt. Rev. Mark Sisk, retired Episcopal bishop of New York, and wife Karen join in the recessional hymn.  The Sisks retired to Jefferson, Delaware County, in 2013.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Sisk, retired Episcopal bishop of New York, and wife Karen join in the recessional hymn. The Sisks retired to Jefferson, Delaware County, in 2013.

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown’s community memorial service for the victims of 9/1 on today’s 13th anniversary included two witnesses to the tragedy, Mark Sisk, the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and his wife Karen.

After the service at Cooperstown Methodist Church, Bishop Fisk recalled that, on the morning after 9/11, emergency workers allowed him through the police lines where he was able to determine that Trinity Church at Broad and Wall and its historic St. Paul’s Chapel had not been damaged by the Twin Towers bombing.

In the days that followed, he spent much time assisting where he could in the damaged financial district, and wife Karen assisted in the emergency kitchen.

The couple have had a home in Jefferson, Delaware County, for years, and retired there in 2013.  They planned to join Father Mark Michaels, rector, Christ Episcopal Church, and his family for supper after the service.

Cooperstown Commemorates 9/11 Today

Cooperstown Commemorates 9/11 Today

Father John P. Rosson, pastor, St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Catholic Church, Cooperstown, and Eucharistic coordinator Donna Gerard adds letters to the sign announcing this evening's 5:30 Mass to commemorate the 13th anniversary of 9/11.  Also at 5:30, an ecumenical commemorative service is planned at Coopertown Methodist Church, Chestnut and Elm.   Miniature flags are decorating the grounds of both churches today.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Father John P. Rosson, pastor, St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic Church, Cooperstown, and Eucharistic coordinator Donna Gerard add letters to the sign announcing this evening’s 5:30 Mass to commemorate the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Also at 5:30, an ecumenical community service is planned at Coopertown Methodist Church, Chestnut and Elm. Miniature flags are decorating the grounds of both churches today. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
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