Beloveds -A holy lent is underway at St. Peter’s. Animated by the Spirit, we bet our lives on following the Way of love for God, creation, neighbors and enemies. We practice active non-violence and grow together in justice, mercy, love, active non-violence. I’m grateful for the ways you are practicing faith. I invite you dive in deeper at St. Peter’s.
Worship is every Sunday at 10:30 followed by a community potluck. It's at the heart of our life together. Word spoken in preaching, prayer and poetry. Holy C/communion. Faith-conversations to meet the crises – the dangers and opportunities – of this holy time.
Read on for a little more about our Wednesday evening Lenten/Eastertide study group. You can just show up. This week we have two opportunities to ask questions of the developer of the luxury-boutique hotel they want to build right behind St. Peter’s. This neighbor thing is really challenging. Join us during Holy Week and Easter – the Good Friday Stations of the Cross pilgrimage through the neighborhood, along the River, through downtown is one of the best liturgies, prayerful protests and expressions of beloved community. Don’t miss it. I warmly invite you to be a part of our life at St. Peter’s! Love to all,Denise 2 Community Meetings about Corktown development this Wednesday and Thursday. A luxury-botique hotel planned directly east of St. Peter’s. The developer will present the proposed plan.· Wednesday 7pm at Nemos - Corktown Historical Society· Thursday 6pm at the Corner Ball Park (PAL) I’ll go to the Wednesday meeting and Janet, Cindy and Joan will attend the Thursday meeting. I hope others from St. Peters will come to one of these meetings. This is an important opportunity to meet neighbors, hear the developer’s plans, see DRAFT Renderings, ask critical questions about how a luxury-boutique hotel as neighbor would impact St. Peter’s and the people we serve and the residents of Corktown. Here's a Free Press article about hotel. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/03/05/boutique-godfrey-hotel-chain-seeks-corktown-spot-michigan-avenue-detroit/4961712002/ Sunday March 15th is the St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown. But don’t let that scare you away! Leave extra time to get to the church. Trumbull will be blocked off from Michigan to Bagley. Folks may need to come up Trumbull from Fort Street toward Michigan and park on Trumbull before Bagely. Usually the police will allow you to get through to our parking lot if you ask. Janet will be working our parking lot. If you can help her, let her know by emailing her at jray2umich.edu. The busiest time is between 8-10 am before the parade. Lent/Eastertide study group. Wednesday evenings 5:30 – 6:30 at McShane’s Pub. Based on Sojourner’s Study Guide “Back to Jesus in a Time of Fear, Falsehood, Hate, and Violence”, Jim Wallis’ book, Christ in Crisis, Joan Chittister’s book, The Time is Now and the Sojourners podcast, Reclaiming Jesus Now. Email Karen so that you can receive the weekly email with readings, podcast and video links. Kkerri1028@aol.com Or just show up. Sounds complicated, but it’s not! We’re well-begun and you can still join in anytime. Something to celebrate! – temporary moratorium on water shut-offs because of the coronavirus – how can a person wash their hands to prevent getting or spreading disease if their water is shut off? Gratitude for all the water warriors who raised the issue and pushed it in this moment. Mary Sheffield’s City Council resolution adopted unanimously by the City Council calls for affordability as well as an end to shut-offs. There’s lots to be done reach households that are shut-off. There is a danger in drinking water from pipes that have been shut off for months or even years. If you want to help, respond to this email and I will notify you with ways to help as they become clear. MCHR Annual Dinner is April 5th. Rev. Liz Theoharris, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign is the keynote speaker. Gloria Rivera, Michelle Martinez, Shimekia Harris and UAW workers for their social justice activism is receiving an award. RSVP here if you would like a seat at the St. Peter’s table. $75 earlybird rate by Friday, 3/13. If you want to go and need help covering the cost of your ticket, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org Manna Meal Volunteers Needed. St. Peter’s volunteer team serves at Manna Meal the 1st Saturday of every month. Our next time to serve is Saturday, April 4th. We need a team of about 8 people. RSVP this email to let me know if you can come. email@example.com. Thanks so much!Corner Shower and Laundry news. In February there were over 300 people who received services. Wow! Watch for a ribbon cutting celebration to come. Spring Cleaning Work Day. Saturday, March 28. 10 am – 1 pm. Bring a bucket, rags and cleaning supplies if you can. Bring some music. We’re getting the House ready for Cory and Shelley’s wedding, Holy Week and Easter. We’ll have snacks and lunch. Holy Week & Easter. + Maundy Thursday 6:30 pm worship and potluck.+ Good Friday, noon - 3 pm, join in the noon Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk through Detroit. It begins and ends at St. Peter’s and is one of the best liturgies of the year. We bring the church out into the streets, walking as community, naming the power of death at work around us. We cry in grief, in outrage, raising our voices and our lives holding onto the absurd belief that death will not have the final word. Come. Invite friends, neighbors, co-workers, family. + Easter Vigil, Saturday, 8 pm at St. Peter’s with the catholic worker/peace community + Easter Morning Worship 10:30 am Intersessions. Prayers for Manna Meal guests and folks who are out on the street. For our congregation, neighbors and neighborhood as development and gentrification keep coming. For everyone effected by COVID 19 virus – with numbers of cases growing and now in Michigan. For refugees. For Earth. For Water. For people who have been shut off or poisoned by PFAS or lead. For the political will to turn the water on, safely, affordably. Continued prayers for quick and complete healing for Bob Chapman’s leg. Prayers for healing for Erinn Wylie-Fahey and for figuring out the cause of her extreme fatigue. Deep breath and prayers for us all.Light is returning and life insists. We are blessed when we notice.
Love to all,Denise Rev. Denise Griebler St. Peter's Episcopal Church Director of Pastoral Ministry & Community Engagement 1950 Trumbull Detroit, MI 48216 firstname.lastname@example.org (630)297-1740 Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly. - Micah 6:8 It's in the shelter of each other that people live. - Irish Proverb