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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Monday, April 17, 2006

A Holy Day at St. John's!

What a wonderful day we had at St. John's for Easter! The Vigil Service had its largest attendance to date (41 - it is a good start). The early services had a total of 40, and the main service had over 330 people.

My first year at St. John's there were about 150 people at the Easter Services....we get significantly more than that on an average Sunday now! May God grant that our average Sunday at St. John's is over 400 people soon!

The first picture is the congregation at the end of the service -several people were on their way downstairs already to get ready for the egg hunt. The second is of me and some of the children after the Easter Egg Hunt. The third is our oldest parishioner, Vivan Hudson, and her son Bob. Finally, here is a shot of the family at the brunch we went to after the service

Now it is time for a day off. My mom flew in from Arizona last night (family is arriving for next week's baptism of Meg) and we are going to have a relaxing day and then tomorrow and Wednesday I will visit shut-ins, D.v..