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2815: St John's, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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February 10, 2015

Thank you to High Tory for his Mystery Worshipper report on our parish. I think he has us pegged pretty well.

Three quick notes:

The "deacon" was actually my retired assistant priest, Father Michael Bedford, SSC.

Although I usually stand at the side door and invite people downstairs for coffee, I did not on that Sunday because I had to get materials downstairs for the annual parish meeting. Perhaps he is confusing this visit with another time he was here and I was at my usual station.

Sorry to hear about his impression of coffee hour. We try to be intentional about greeting newcomers, but with the annual parish meeting starting after mass, we were a bit preoccupied. But I do hope that he, and others, will come again.

Revd Steven Kelly, SSC

High Tory replies:

I'm pretty sure the rector was at the door, but I suppose I was mistaken.

As for the deacon, I presumed him to be a deacon, not a priest, because he was doing deacon duties, as in reading the gospel.

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