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

Friday, February 15, 2008

The banner is nearing its end

Last year the banner was down for a period of time while we did some restoration work on the windows.

But now the wind has done a number on it and it has come to the end of its life. Here is a photo of the corner blowing up in the wind. 2 of 6 gromits have pulled out from the wall, ripping the banner. The printing on it, from the movement, is cracking.

This is actually the second banner. After the first one was damaged by wind, we replaced it with a new one inviting prayers for the Tigers AND Lions (the Lions stadium had opened by then). The first one was installed in 2000, before I arrived.

The cost for these are considerable, and I don't think we will replace it immediately. Our new electronic sign carries the "Pray Here for the Tigers" message in season. Perhaps next year we will put up something for our 150th Anniversary, and then if the Red Wings build a new arena nearby.....