The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove

An Open and Affirming Church


Faith, Flags and Forgiveness

What a week this has been – for the LGBT community, for the poor and working class people in this country, for the President and the Supreme Court, for our Presbytery and even for me personally.  It’s hard to know where to begin, but I think I want to speak first about our scripture texts and how they meet our current events in ways that are to me beyond coincidental. In Samuel we hear David’s eulogy/lament over the deaths of King Saul and Saul’s son, David’s close friend, Jonathan.  Despite at times being at odds with Saul, even to the point of Saul seeking to kill David, nonetheless David mourns Saul’s passing with words of praise for his greatness.


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Rev. Betsy Simpson – Pastor
 Betsy Simpson

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