Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 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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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Wow - what a service today!

First the weather conspired to bring down attendance - snow Saturday PM until 5am, followed by rain - basically ALL DAY.

And then when I got to the Church - no heat! The gas level input dropped and set off a sensor on the new furnances. So although the Church was only 58 - not unbearable for people - it caused the organ to slip out of tune....something the Choirmaster wasn't happy about!


Temperature Engineering was on the scene by 8:30 and the furnance was up and running shortly thereafter. Not perfect but closer to tuned than not.

There was enough rain to make the roads slushy but not icy or slippery so we had a pretty good attendance anyway.

Advent Lessons and Carols were AMAZING.
Deo Gratias for our outstanding choir, and the direction of Dr. Lewis as well has his and Richard's accompaniment!

Hopefully the recording came out well (the cold also affected the direction of the hanging microphones, twisting them to the side slightly). If we have a good recording some of the music will appear on the website.