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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Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Saturday Assignment

This assignment was given , via email, to the parishioners of St. John's this weekend, and with the exception of the Rose Vestments and Hangings, is apropos for every day.....

As you are out and about on Saturday, be sure to invite at least one person you interact with to Church on Sunday. Be they a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, or new acquiantence, find a way to work into the conversation something about going to Church on Sunday.

"Hey, if you like downtown, we go downtown every Sunday to a wonderful Church..."
"Speaking of great music - my Church has an AMAZING choir - you should come hear them tomorrow:
"Lent? Sure, we do Lent with gusto at St. John's, next to Comerica Park"
"I like your pink shirt. Speaking of wearing pink tomorrow is Rose Sunday and at St. John's we have a cool set of pink vestments and hangings."

Okay, the last one may not be the best draw, but you see my point. Say something nice about St. John's, and how much you appreciate what our Lord is doing down here, and invite them to come and check it out for themselves. Even offer them a ride if they at all seem interested! And then be sure to pray for that person that if they do not bite tomorrow, the Holy Ghost will open their hearts to it in the future, and give you the opportunity to invite them again at the right moment!