Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

2020 Mid-Year Report


Jesus is with us.  Jesus is in charge.

This is the two-fold message we find in the Gospel of Matthew (28:19-21):

“All authority in heaven and on earth

Presenting our 2020 St. Cecilia Award Recipients

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

At its annual end-of-year music celebration Wednesday, June 3 the Music Department established the St. Cecilia Award, named after the patron saint of musicians, to be given to a

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Joy

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

God of Joy
let us
welcome
the morning
stars
like a
bird
that sings
simply
because
she can
help us
to see
the smile
of your
face
at the dawn
of each
day
for joy
is
nothing
more
than
your
presence
and
nothing
less
Amen.

Better Together! Invite a Friend to Church with a Facebook Watch Party

By the Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

Last week I shared how our post-COVID ‘digital’ church has not only made it easy to invite people to church, but it’s made it even easier for your friends to say yes!  After

Freedom Begins with Forgiveness

Forgiveness, the Fifth Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Hunter Torres

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts are adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.  Join us for our

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Surprised by Love

By Miles Dostert

As part of our series on the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians, the youth of Christ Church Cranbrook were asked to write a short reflection or story of how they

Fruit Of The Spirit: A Collect on Love

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

God of love
you are
present
wherever
love
is found
teach us
to love you
above
all things
and in
all
things
so that
we show
the love
you share
through
Christ
our
beloved
Amen.

Invite a Friend to (Virtual) Church – its never been easier!

By Rev. Chris Harris

One thing that church leaders of all denominations can agree on, is that the ‘virtual’ church is not only here to stay, but it offers huge benefits for evangelism.  Why?  Because it significantly lowers the barriers

A Prayer of Intercession in a Time of Protest

(Adapted from The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand)


God of peace, you have called us all to work for peace and justice.

Wherever we are, we can find opportunities to stand with