Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 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 160 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

Sunday, September 17, 2023

A busy couple of Sundays upcoming - Rector's Rambling for September 17, 2023

     Thank you to the leadership of the St. Catherine’s Guild, our chapter of the Episcopal Church Women, for organizing the luncheon last Sunday.  A catered meal by  Edwin Smith, a relative of our own Harriett Mottley, was a big hit, and God willing we will see more of his good work with us in the future.  A meal together is always a great way to build the bonds of fellowship.

The fact that it is Sunday makes our gatherings for worship ‘special’.  But in the coming months we have other extra-special events happening on Sunday to add to the comradery and to welcome guests among us.

Next week the Trash to Treasure sale is Friday and Saturday as well as on Sunday morning.  Be sure to be here for the sale and food trucks on Friday, to shop on Sunday, and to worship and shop on Sunday as well.

On Sunday, October 1, after the 10 AM Service, we will repose to the columbarium in the chapel to inter the cremated remains of Patricia Pike who died this summer, as well as those of her late husband who died in 2008. Her son Jeff and his friends and extended family will be joining us that day.

Then on Sunday, October 8 will have a renewal of vows for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mike and Sally Monaco at the 10 AM Service.

Homecoming Sunday will be celebrated on October 15th with a wonderful potluck luncheon!

Of course, we need to be sure that we make attending worship on Sunday at St. John’s our #1 priority, and we should be inviting our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join us as well!