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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Monday, August 08, 2016

August at St. John's - Rector's Rambling for August 7, 2016

During the month of August, the Church celebrates many great saints and Holy Days but it is also a month of planning and preparation for the reinstitution of the programming year, generally beginning in mid-September.
Many of our regular ministries take a break during the summer because of family travel, as well as our lack of air conditioning in our undercroft.  But the upcoming coolness of September beckons us to get busy again.
Sunday School and Adult Education resume September 18, and we can always use additional teachers to step forward to help (see Fr. Kelly if you are able and willing).  The Sunday Adult Education Series will continue its study on the Book of Revelation.
“Thursday Evenings at St. John’s” resumes September 8 with our monthly Cinema and the Spirit offering.  That month will be presented the movie War Room.  The film, popcorn, and discussion are all free.  The other Thursday evenings the Bible study group will gather in the undercroft.  Contact Brian Campbell for more information.
The Daughters of the King resume on September 10, and they will be busy, not only with their regular meetings, but also in the planning of a special tea to be held in December.  The Armitage Men’s Club continues it’s Tuesday morning breakfast gatherings in Harper Woods.
On September 18 we will have our Outreach Ministry Fair.  The 13 organizations supported by the parish will be present with materials about their work and how we can volunteer.
The big question for us is not only how we can be involved in these groups, but what might be the next thing in which we are called to offer and participate.  Whether it be a one day hosting of a social event (organizing a group outing somewhere) or a new ministry that you want to help with here, we need your input and enthusiasm.
Let us pray for God’s guidance, that we may continue to be the Church He desires us to be.