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A depiction of the passion story told on palm sunday

Was Palm Sunday a Procession or Political Protest?

Was Palm Sunday a Procession or Political Protest?

By Rev. Chris Haris

According to New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan, the parade that we reenact each year on “Palm Sunday” — marking Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem — would

Supporting Our Dear Friend John Repulski

Dear Friends,

Many of us have experienced God’s love through the wonderful ministry of John Repulski, who served as Music Director and Organist at Christ Church Cranbrook from 2003 – 2014. His legacy of musical compositions and talented musicians still

How I Walk the Labyrinth for Lent

By Dr. Felix Rogers

Even though labyrinths have been around for thousands of years, there is no “right” way to walk it. For me, walking the labyrinth is an opportunity to practice mindfulness. It

Release of In a Different Voice: Music by Women Composers

By: Jonathan Ryan

Christ Church Cranbrook has a rich, beautiful history of not only music and the arts but also lifting up women. The rear window in the church, often called The Women’s Window, features some 60 women from the

Fr. Chris’s Favorite Spiritual Practices for Lent!

By Chris Harris

Lent is a fallow time where we can reassess our lives and ask what we might need to put down, prune or let go of so that we might make more room for

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

By Christa Albrecht & Frances Hammond, for the Flower Guild

Where have all the flowers gone?
To our sick and suffering—everyone;
During Lent no flower blooms will be seen,
Instead, the altars are adorned with desert plants of green.
Like the place where Christ

Are You Part of a Community…or a Crowd?

By: Fr. Chris Harris

You have probably heard in one way or another, that as Christians, we are not intended to walk alone in our faith journey. We are called to be part of a community of believers

A Scout’s Duty to God

By: Jack Sloan

My name is Jack Sloan and I am a member of Christ Church Cranbrook but am also the Senior Patrol Leader or SPL of Troop 1005, which is based out of our church. On behalf

Faith & Fitness: We will with God’s Help!

A 40-Days of Wellness Mediation

By Rev. Chris Harris 

“40 Days of Wellness” meets each week (in-person or over Zoom) to support and encourage one another in our health and fitness goals, to learn as well as

Embodying a More Christ-Centered Life

A 40-Days of Wellness Meditation

By Rev. Chris Harris 

“40 Days of Wellness” meets each week (in-person or over Zoom) to support and encourage one another in our health and fitness goals, to learn as well as meet up