The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 23, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Transcribed As a few of you know, the last couple of weeks, about midway through this month I was on vacation in Italy with my family. One of the things I love about vacation is that it allows you the opportunity to step back [...]

Welcome to Christ Church Cranbrook

CCC in the snow WEB

Welcome to Christ Church Cranbrook! We are an Episcopal congregation in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, located at the crossing of Cranbrook and Lone Pine Roads. Founded in 1928 as one of the Cranbrook institutions, Christ Church has a long tradition of excellence in worship, music, education, pastoral care, and outreach to the metropolitan area. We are [...]

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 9, 2017

The Rev. Imogen Rhodenhiser Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Transcribed   About seven years ago, I was working in Ann Arbor. I was in the sermon already, as they would put it for the priesthood. And I was going to classes and things that required for that formation. Now I was also bravely, hopefully enough, dating. It [...]

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 2, 2017

The Rev. Joyce Matthews Matthew 10:40-42 Transcribed   In the chapters prior to Matthew Chapter 10, we heard stories of Jesus’ ministry of teaching, healing, casting out demons, and raising the dead. At the end of Chapter 9, Jesus looks at the crowd and has compassion on them because they are harassed and helpless like [...]

The Third Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 25, 2017

The Rev. Manisha Dostert June 25, 2017 The Third Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 10:24-39 Last week was the greatest week of the year according to Kate Bell, our children’s minister and Mary Beth Johnson, our co-director of Vacation Bible School. Because we had Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, and for one whole week the [...]

July Item of the Month ~ School Supplies

School Supplies

We will be collecting SCHOOL SUPPLIES in July!! Christ Church Cranbrook will collect school supplies for the students of our Community Partner, Church of the Messiah. All types of supplies are welcome such as notebooks, filler paper, crayons, markers, pencils, erasers, pens, two pocket folders, pencil sharpeners and backpacks. Please place your donations in the [...]

The Second Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 18, 2017

The Rev. Imogen Rhodenhiser June 18, 2017 Matthew 9:35-10:23 The Second Sunday after Pentecost Christ Church Cranbrook Transcribed For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed traveling. This began early on with lots of car trips with my parents, and then towards my early teenage years because at one point, my parents were [...]

CCC’s Refugee Restettlement News and Information


On Sunday, June 4, 2017 Christ Church Cranbrook announced a new outreach project that everyone is invited to participate in! We will be co-sponsoring a refugee family in the fall. Volunteer/donation opportunities, big and small, are available. If you are interested in learning more, please click here.   If you’d like to attend an orientation [...]

89th Summer Carillon Series


Our 2017 Summer Carillon Series begins July 2 with a celebration: Independence Day weekend and an “opening day” picnic. Carol Jickling Lens, who began her carillon studies with Christ Church Cranbrook carillonneur Beverly Buchanan and who now is university carillonneur at the University of Denver in Colorado, brings a program sparkling with favorite patriotic tunes, [...]

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday ~ June 11, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr June 11, 2017 The First Sunday after Pentecost Trinity Sunday Matthew 28:16-20 Transcribed Late this past week, I had one of those moments in which I was reminded why God put me on this earth. God put me on this earth for reasons that I’ve never fully [...]