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, November 20, 2007

A busy weekend last week!




On Thursday we hosted Wayne State University's Music department for their annual pre-holiday concert. Usually held at St. Mary's in Greektown, it was here due to the construction of the new casino parking and hotel surrounding that Church.

500+ people came for the beautiful offering. The Choral Union did several pieces, and then the Mass Choir, with strings did Faure's Requiem. Beautiful!


On Friday, my day off, we raked, and raked, and raked! Andrew and William were great helpers, dragging the tarp full of leaves from the backyard to the curb for city pick up (and by Monday there were as many leaves in the yard as before Friday).


Saturday Morning we had the burial service for Freeman W. Brown.

In the afternoon we drove to Jackson for Sam's Model Rocket Club launch. It was a miserable, rainy/snowy day. We arrived late, after many early comers had given up and gone home. They started taking down the range early (about 2pm instead of 5pm), but kept up one pad for Sam to prepare and get off the hybrid rocket he has been working on. 7 feet tall, and weighing a whopping 5 lbs (his raptor, which went 3 times higher on a smaller engine is only a pound). In an I engine it did 1105 feet and was a perfect recovery. If he were 14 he would have qualified for his level 1 certification! Thank you to Scott, Dale, Roger, et al at the JMRC for encouraging Sam's work!


On Sunday we had our Sunday AM worship, and in the afternoon went to the Open House for the new indoor training facility for the Grosse Pointe Soccer Association. William is going to play in some Saturday AM leagues this winter.