Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, November 28, 2005

Praying for our neighbors

Our Lord tells us that we should love our neighbors as ourselves, and one way of doing that is by praying for them. That is why St. John's has a banner on the Church that says "Pray Here for the Tigers and Lions", our neighboring sports team. It is an invitation to have people come to Church to "Pray Here".

Today we have a new neighbor (sort of). The Detroit Lions have fired head coach Steve Marriucci and hired Dick Jaruon (defensive coordinator/former Bears head coach) as interim coach. So we add him to our prayer list, as well as new Tiger coach Jim Leyland. We wish former coaches Alan Trammell and Steve Marriucci God speed.

Our prayers are for the the teams' general good, and ours...the better they are the busier our neighborhood is (fans, business, parking) and the more people we can reach out to and introduce to St. John's. It is amazing how many people know us as "The Church with the banner"