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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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Two quick Sunday Morning thoughts

1) went to my wife's uncle's funeral this past Friday. Great to be with family despite the dreadful new agey, non-denominational funeral home service. Not a mention of the Resurrection, and Jesus' name only mentioned once, at the opening reading of John 14:1-4 (cutting off 5 and 6 mentioning Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life and only way to the Father). Otherwise we got several pithy hallmark sappy poems and pre-recorded songs that had nothing to do with our Lord. At least the military part at the cemetery was very well done. He was buried in the VA cemetery in Holly (Navy 1951-1956).

2) REJOICE with us - Jennifer's brother Adam is home from Iraq for a two week leave! Next Saturday afternoon we are having a big family dinner at the in-laws to celebrate with him! 5 months has been serving in Iraq.

Now off to the Church for Sunday services!