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

Monday, May 11, 2015

The week ahead with the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury - Rector's Rambling for May 10, 2015

Busy, busy, busy!  Things are getting busy for St. John’s!  And it is all good!
First of all, a Happy Mother’s Day to our mothers in the congregation, for those near and far, and we remember with thanksgiving those who have gone on to greater life with the Lord.  Thank you for raising us and, like St. Monica did for her son St. Augustine, praying for us.
The BUSY of this week involves our visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury.  He arrives late Tuesday and his activities begin Wednesday.
Among the events in which he will be participating:
Wednesday – Invocation before the session of the Michigan Legislature in Lansing.
Thursday – The Michigan Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire are hosting the Archbishop and his wife for an afternoon tea.  At 5:30 PM, there will be a gathering with our small group and young adult group.  See John Gardner for information and to join us.  In the evening we have our special celebration of the FEAST OF THE ASCENSION at 7:30 PM, with the Archbishop preaching and celebrating.
Friday – At noon there will be a luncheon for clergy at St. John’s, and at 6:00 PM, we will have our Grand Banquet and Silent Auction at the Detroit Athletic Club with the Archbishop giving an address, Hope Is Listening to the Music of the Future: Faith Is Dancing to it Today.
Next Sunday he will be speaking during the Adult Education hour (9:05 AM) with time for Questions and Answers, and will be the preacher at the 10:00 AM service.  After the service there will be a reception in the undercroft in his honor.
I sincerely hope that ALL MEMBERS of St. John’s will be at the worship services on Thursday and Sunday!  As a prayer book Holy Day, and a Sunday, we should be in Church anyway!
And our deadline is upon us to order your Detroit Tigers tickets for our outing to the ball park the following Sunday (May 24).