Great Lakes Memorial Service

Mariners' Church of Detroit
November 11, 2018

Several lodges of the ISMA were in attendance at the Great Lakes Memorial Service held at Detroit's Mariners' Church on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Members of Port Huron Lodge No. 2 (Roger Hewlett), Detroit Lodge No. 7 (Pat Beard, Jay M. Downen, Rick Scott, Brian Eickel, Chris Stevens, Ray Oset, Ron Ingram, Jack Callahan, Tom McMullen, Mike Pipia, Paul Jagenow, and John Mantyk) and Grand Traverse Lodge No. 23 (Radm Jerry Achenbach) were in attendance. Captains Beard, Scott, Eickel, Stevens, Oset, Ingram, Callahan and Mantyk served as official bell ringers and as members of the honor guard on the altar. The Octorara bell was rung 9 times for mariners lost on the various waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, plus a final toll for military personnel. Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the General Consul of Canada and Sea Cadets also participated at the service. Fr. Jeffrey  M. Hubbard, Rector of Mariners' Church, officiated, assisted by Detroit Lodge member Deacon Frank Bateman. Detroit Lodge member Kathy McGraw was present in her capacity as Sexton of Mariners' Church.

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Bell ringers gather at the Octorara
bell before start of service
Rector Jeffrey Hubbard delivers
homily to the congregation
Bell ringers line the communion
rail as the honor guard
View of Congregation

View of Congregation 

Choirmaster Kenneth Sweetman
 leads the church choir 
Dr. Kiri Tollaksen sounds Taps on her trumpet 
Rector Jeffrey Hubbard renders his Blessing
and Dismissal at the end of the service



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