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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

All Parish Check-In

By Jill Bednas, Minister for Growth & Engagement

Like many of you I’ve been trying to figure out how to manage home and work life in this pandemic world we now live in.   I’ve been thinking about how parishioners will

“It’s a Gift”

By David Jensen

Anyone who has eyes to see could conclude it’s a crazy world out there.  Things are changing faster than we can keep up. It is as if we are being swept along by a raging river toward…..no

Eucharist Watch Party

By The DeMello-Johnson Family

We’ve never felt the need to be more connected to Christ Church Cranbrook during this time of uncertainty and constant change. Online workshop holds a new meaning for our family in enjoying our own “bread and

Reimagining Church in the COVID-19 Epidemic

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Worship & Meetings Moving Online

Dear Ones,

Earlier today, Bishop Bonnie Perry instructed all Episcopal Churches in our Diocese to refrain from public worship and large public gatherings for the remainder of Lent (until Palm Sunday, April 5) due

A Special Announcement by the Rector on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Ones,

I want to update you as to some changes we are making as we continue to monitor and respond to the spread COVID-19.  

As the World Health Organization wrote in

Maundy Thursday Blood Drive

“On the night Jesus was betrayed…” You are invited to give blood on the day Jesus was handed over to death. Life is given to us by Jesus’s sacrifice and now you can give the gift of

The Link Between Heart Health and Brain Health

By Felix J. Rogers, DO

Over the past century we have seen an interesting comparison between our understanding of coronary heart disease and dementia.

In 1913, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nickolai Anichkov demonstrated that fatal heart attacks were caused by cholesterol

Springtime in Lent

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

“Lent” is a word of Germanic origin, meaning “spring,” perhaps referring to the “lengthen”-ing of the days of that season. After our snow-enshrouded Ash Wednesday and last week’s change

Palms & Pancakes: All about Shrove Tuesday

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

“Shrove Tuesday” is the name given to the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of liturgical season of Lent. The word “shrove” comes from an old English word meaning