The Blessing of the Fleet
Mar 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM

The Annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held on March 14 @ 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP to attend the service at the link below:

Attendance is limited to 70 persons.

The service will also be live-streamed at:

Please also be aware of the following procedures: 

-If you are from a maritime organization that usually attends as part of a group, we will be contacting you to arrange a specific number of attendees representing your organization. 

-Before coming to the service, please take your temperature, and if you have a fever or any other symptoms of Covid-19, contact us to let us know you won’t be able to be present at the service. If you have recently traveled outside of the Great Lakes region, we ask that you participate in the service via the livestream. 

-Maintain social distance of 6 feet between you and people not in your household at all times. 

-Masks are required to be worn properly (covering mouth and nose) at all times, for the duration of the service, as well as in the Ford Underground Garage per City of Detroit requirements. 

-The bathrooms on the office level of the church are closed due to the currentcurrent renovation of our kitchen and bathrooms. A restroom is available on the lowest level of the church in the Church Sunday School area. 

We encourage all Ship Masters and military personnel to be in uniform. We will ask a small contingent to participate in the Honor Guard at the altar during the presentation of the wreaths.

We also invite everyone to bring Burgees, Colors, Pennants and Pennons for presentation and blessing at the Altar. Your flag will be returned to you at the Altar immediately following the end of the service. Social distancing guidelines must be followed closely during the presentation of the wreaths and flags. Your flag must be accompanied by a card with your name and organization clearly typed to be read as your flag is blessed.

If you are unable to attend the service and would still like to have your flag blessed you may drop it off and pick it up at the church on one of the following days:

Dropoff:        Friday, March 12, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

                        Sunday, March 14, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pickup:          Wednesday, March 17, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

                       Friday, March 19, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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