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, May 01, 2006

A great weekend

Sometimes I sit back on Sunday night and think, "What a great weekend!" This was one of them, for many reasons.

Of course, primary is that we had Sunday worship. Attendence was down a bit, but it was overwhelmingly high last week for the baptisms, and I expect will bounce back soon enough. But I am grateful for all those who were there with us to worship, including several guests.

But this was a weekend in which I actually had two days off: Friday and Saturday. Fridays are generally my day off (except in Lent), and if I don't have a parish responsibility on Saturday it feels like a two day weekend!

So what makes a great weekend in addition to Sunday Worship? Well, I had my chiropractors appointment Friday - always feel better after an adjustment. We got lots of projects done around the house; painted a bedroom, put up the pictures that were taken down last week when we re-arranged a few rooms, got the 'weekly cleaning' done (as compared to the daily dust/vacuum, etc.), and cut the lawn (first of the season). We had great weather all weekend! The Tigers SWEPT the Twins, scoring 35 runs in 3 games, and only allowing 1! (The Piston's & Red Wing losses of course, were the exception to this great weekend - and I am not as big a fan of those two sports as I am baseball).

Saturday was also opening day for Little League baseball in out town. This means that on Friday PM we had a pizza party at Andrew's manager's house to make decorations for the parade pick-up truck, and stuffed the ad-booklets with envelopes into bags. On Saturday at 9am we met to distribute them to our assigned block - 180 houses. At 10:30am we assembled for the parade of teams, driving around the town and throwing candy out to the the spectators on the route. Then at the field we had opening ceremonies and the ceremonial first pitch.
At 3pm, our team, the Astros had our first game. We won 17-12. Andrew got three doubles and made several great outs on defense. William also has his first soccer game, winning 3 -1.

It was a wonderful weekend with my family!