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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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Opportunities in Lent and Holy Week 2014

The Blessed Sacrament
Our Lord’s Sacramental Presence

As Christians in the Anglican Tradition, we have a particular emphasis on our Lord’s Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. 

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.”   John 6:53

The Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, Wednesday 12:15pm
Thursday 10:30am
Friday 11:15am

Holy Hour Adoration
Thursday 9:30am to 10:30am
with Benediction after 10:30 Mass

The Daily Office
Tuesday – Thursday @ 4pm
Join us for the praying of Evening Prayer.  We will offer this 15 to 20 minute service as we pray for the Church internationally, locally, and in the parish, as well as those whom we have been asked to pray into a deeper relationship with our Lord.

Fridays in Lent

Stations of the Cross  - 12noon
A tradition in Lent, this is an opportunity to retrace Our Lord’s steps on his way from His Judgment by Pilate to His Crucifixion on Golgotha.  The Service concludes with Benediction.

Educational Opportunities

Adult Education– Sundays 9:05
March 9 – April 6 will be a series on The Cardinal & Theological Virtues.

The Lectionary Bible Study Guide
The readings for Morning and Evening Prayer will be briefly discussed and questions posed via email this Lenten Season.  Open your bibles and read deeply this Lenten Season!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays 11:30 to 12:05
anonymously, in acolyte/chapel sacristy
Other times by appointment

Sunday Luncheon Fellowship
On Sundays in Lent we will be having a Soup Luncheon after the 10am Service, hosted by the St. Catherine’s Guild. 

On March 23rd we will have our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon.

Sunday Worship Schedule
Lent 2014

March 9  - First Sunday in Lent
The Litany and Holy Communion

March 16  – Second Sunday in Lent
Holy Communion with Decalogue

4pm - Evensong with Confirmation
        Bishop Gibbs, presiding

March 23 Third Sunday in Lent
The Litany and Holy Communion

March 30  – Rose Sunday
Holy Communion with Decalogue

April 6  Passion Sunday
The Litany and Holy Communion

April 13  Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
 and Holy Communion


The Litany is found on page 54 in the Book of Common Prayer.  The Decalogue is on page 68.

When the Litany is used, the Prayer for the Whole State of Christ’s Church is omitted.

Holy Week

 Palm Sunday April 13

Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist

8:00am and 10:00am

Wednesday  in Holy Week
Holy Eucharist

Tenebrae Service

Maundy Thursday – April 17
plan on staying afterwards to
spend time at The Garden Watch

Good Friday – April 18
12noon to 3pm

Holy Saturday – April 19

Easter Vigil Service/First Service of Easter

Feast of the Resurrection

Easter Day – April 20

Low Mass - 8am

Solemn High Mass
with Choir and Brass