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

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Curate has resigned

Sent to the St. John's email list yesterday.
More thoughts on this later.
Our curate, Fr. James Fraser, informed me today (11/10/08) of his and his wife's intention to join the Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Fraser has resigned his position as curate at St. John's, and they will be moving back to Maryland in the coming weeks.
This came as a surprise to me, and saddens me. I will miss his contribution to the ministry here at St. John's, as well as his comraderie as a fellow priest here with Fr. Bedford.
This will mean we will have to re-adjust our weekday service schedule (to be announced), and already some people have been suggested or have volunteered to help to continue our 20/30's group and to finish our Alpha Course for this session.
Decisions will be made in the coming weeks/months about the hiring of another curate, which will not happen before Christmas, or perhaps not even before Eastertide.
Please keep the Frasers in your prayers in their transition, and pray for St. John's as we continue in our ministry to the Greater Glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.