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Worship is central to the life of Christ Church Cranbrook, and the Eucharist and Baptism are central to our work as a praying community.  In following Jesus’s commandments to gather at God’s table and to bring new members into Christ’s body by water and the Spirit, we believe we are living out the Gospel warrant to be agents of love, healing, forgiveness, and blessing in a beautiful but broken world.  We gather for Eucharist every Saturday night and Sunday and for Baptism (and the renewal of our Baptismal Covenant) on the four yearly occasions set forth in our church calendar.  In the Eucharist we are sustained with nourishment for the journey of faith.  In Baptism we are commissioned as ministers of God’s love.

2016-17 Welcome and Program Booklet

Worship With Us

Saturdays at 5 PM

This liturgy offers a place of holy refuge and protection, drawing the best from both contemporary and classical liturgies.
Sanctuary makes space for contemplation and renewal as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
Meets in the Church

Sundays at 8 AM

This quiet service of Holy Eucharist uses Rite I (early English), with hymns accompanied by an organist.
Meets in St. Dunstan’s Chapel

Sundays at 10 AM

This service of Holy Eucharist uses Rite II (modern English) and employs a range of liturgical music, most often led by the Christ Church Choir. Nursery care is provided for children ages three and under. Elementary Sunday School also begins at 10 AM and children return to their families in worship in time for Holy Eucharist.
Meets in the Church

Congregational Evensong Sundays at 6:00 PM

On Sunday evenings, we gather to pray Evensong, a liturgy that emphasizes the way God’s light shines even in darkness. At the close of the day, we lift our voices and our hearts to praise our Creator and hear God’s Word to us along with a short meditation on the Scriptures for the day.
Meets in the Church

Choral Evensong First Sunday of each Month at 6:00 PM

On the first Sunday of each month, we hold a service of choral evensong. This is a traditional Anglican service which includes a sermon as well as glorious choral music, a formal liturgy, and incense.
Meets in the Church

Weekday Services

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Morning Prayer
God’s mercies are new every morning. Praying together reminds us of this truth and that we are always walking together in God’s sight. We gather during the week for a short service of prayer and Scripture reading at 8:30 AM, and new faces are always welcome.
Meets in the St. Paul’s Chapel (small chapel inside the church)

Wednesday Morning

Bible Study and Holy Eucharist
An early morning Bible study group meets at 7:30 AM on Wednesdays to read and reflect on the biblical texts assigned for the coming Sunday. This time is followed by a short service of Holy Eucharist at 8:30 AM.
Meets in the Hospitality Center


Thursday Morning

Holy Eucharist at Cedarbrook
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM a service of Holy Eucharist is held at Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills. All are warmly welcomed to attend this intimate service led by a member of the Christ Church Cranbrook clergy.
Meets at Cedarbrook Assisted Living

Healing Services

This liturgy includes prayers for healing as well as anointing and the laying on of hands in a service of Holy Eucharist.
Meets in the Church at various times throughout the year.



For children preschool-age through fifth grade:

September through Mid-June

  • Children’s Chapel begins at 10 AM in St. Dunstan’s Chapel
    • Sunday School at 10 AM in as follows:
    • Nursery -  2nd Floor: Rm 206/207
      Pre School – 2nd Floor: Rm 203
      Kindergarten & 1st Grade -  2nd Floor: Rm 201
      2nd & 3rd Grades  – 1st Floor- Rm 105
      4th & 5th Grades -  3rd Floor: Conference Room

For youth sixth grade through high school:

Christ Church Cranbrook’s Youth Program is focused on 6th to 12th graders and offers a number of opportunities for young people to build relationships, serve their community and strengthen their faith.

6th through 8th graders meet every Sunday at 9 AM. We’ll be in room 201-202.

High School 9th – 12th Grade meets in the Parlor ( by the Guild Hall)  periodically.

Youth “Fun Day” Activities – Fun activities like bowling, canoeing, ice skating, or rock climbing. Watch for announcements.

Service Opportunities – Youth participate in service projects throughout the year with our Mission Partner, Focus: HOPE in Detroit. They also serve as crew leaders each summer at Vacation Bible School, and can work any time in Christ Church Cranbrook’s Community Garden. Specific Outreach opportunities for youth include:


Acolytes – A group of 6th through 12th graders are trained to assist in worship services as acolytes. They also participate in the annual Festival of Gifts – a live enactment of the Nativity Story and gift drive that benefits local children’s charities.

Confirmation – Confirmation is available for youth who will be 15 years old or older who want to make an adult affirmation of faith. Program dates will be on Sundays in March and April. Confirmation will be Saturday, May 20 at Christ Church Cranbrook.


Jill Bednas is Youth Ministries Coordinator:

jbednas@christchurchcranbrook.org or 248-644-5210, ext. 13.








Ongoing Programs


Sunday School 3 years – 5th grade – 10:00 am (join families in church for Communion)

6th through 9th graders – 9:00am – 9:00am – Room 201-202

10th through 12th graders – More information to be announced.

Youth Lectors – First Sunday of every month, youth read scriptures in church, if interested call Pastor Beth

Acolyte Practice– (7th – 12th grade) First Sunday of every month, after 10:00am service (lunch provided)

Parent Discussion Group (parents of middle & high school) First Sundays after church, starting March

St. Francis Choir – Elementary grades, after church on Sundays




Leadership Team


Jon Bricker, Chair, Children and Youth Standing Committee- jpbricker@yahoo.com

Jessica Neeper – Director of Children’s Ministry– 248-644-5210 x 29 jneeper@christchurchcranbrook.org

Jill Bednas – Director of Youth Ministries – 248-644-5210 x 13 jbednas@christchurchcranbrook.org

Kate Bublitz – St. Francis Choir Director – kate.bublitz@hotmail.com or 248-433-3229

Edie Wakevainen – Acolyte Leader – wakevainene@macomb.edu

Amanda Moore – Glazer Elementary programs – aamoore922@comcast.net or 248-258-8935



How do we reach you?




Our primary way of communicating with Parents and Children and Youth is through E-mail newsletters!




If you are not receiving a weekly update by email for Children or Youth (with detailed info, registration forms, announcements) please contact a staff member and give us your email address.


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Join us on Facebook – “Christ Church Cranbrook Youth”. It’s a “secret group”, for security purposes, for youth, parents, and leaders.


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General announcements are listed in the Take It Home and the E-Communicant


Thanks and blessings! Let us know if you have any questions



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Join us next weekend


Saturday at 5 PM Holy Eucharist Rite II

Sunday at 8 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I

Sunday at 10 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II with Sunday School and Nursery Care

Sunday at 6 PM Evensong


Join us throughout the week


Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM

Morning Prayer


Wednesday at 7 AM

Holy Eucharist followed by Bible study.


Our Mission Statement


The mission of Christ Church Cranbrook is to


Learn the faith,

Live the faith,

Love the people in our midst, and

Spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.




Expansive Ministries with Children and Youth,

Challenging Adult Christian Formation,

Abundant Outreach,

Extravagant Hospitality,

Generous Stewardship, and

Intentional Leadership Development.

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“Let My People Go”

Moses Let My People Go Feb 2014On Sunday, February 2, the children and youth of Christ Church Cranbrook taught the congregation the story of Moses and the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt.  Click HERE to watch the liturgical drama.