Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 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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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Super Bowl - a follow up



Okay - it is old news now here in Detroit, 9 days after the event. But I wanted to share a last few pictures of Super Bowl Weekend with you. Many Pittsburgh Steeler Fans from out of town, including a few from my parish in Charleroi, came to the service, as well as a few Seahawk fans. I even pulled out my Terrible Towel during the sermon! (The Seahawk fans came in later). Even though some parishioners stayed away because of perceived problems of access, things went VERY smoothly, and the number of visitors more than made up for those regulars who missed being with us! But after all the excitement, it is nice to get back to 'normal' with traffic and parking around Detroit.


As for the pictures - yes, I held a pair of Super Bowl Tixs in my hand. A priest from Pittsburgh asked us to pick them up from Will Call for him since he was driving out after Mass. It was a great exercise in "Thou Shalt not Covet". Meg enjoyed the Steelers win, but as you see she was pretty tired from all the cheering! In the Undercroft we fed over 800 police officers, thanks to a contract with the NFL and the Detroit Police Department. And Steeler Fans were in abundance, as you see from the line of people trying to get into Hockeytown Cafe at 9am! Finally, the Sunday School kids got in the spirit by making a banner for the fence to invite guests to come out of the cold and the snow and join us for worship!