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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Special Project Committee: Construction Update December 2021

What is our Campus Redevelopment?

Following a detailed study and survey of the needs of the congregation and our existing facilities, it was determined that our campus and program space at Christ Church Cranbrook required expansion to meet the needs

What’s Your “30-Second Gospel?”

This weekend Fr. Chris asked us to consider what the Good News of God in Christ means for each of us in our life – and then share it with someone.  (You can catch the sermon, “What

Practicing Gratitude

By Lynda Hojnacki

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the recent “Thrive” series, and particularly the segment on the role that Gratitude plays in our ability to thrive. The idea of daily thanksgivings such as a ‘Gratitude

A Simple Rule of Life – #5 Give Generously 

This is the last in a series looking more in-depth at the simple 5-part Rule of Life which I mentioned in a sermon recently (which you can watch here). You

A Simple Rule of Life – #4 Serve Joyfully

I mentioned a simple 5-part Rule of Life in a sermon (which you can watch here).
Several people emailed me asking for the list again, so I thought I’d offer a short
blog series, sharing how each helped to change

A Message from the Rector: Staff Transitions

Dear ones,

For the past seven years, I have had the privilege of working with Jill Bednas. Jill first joined the staff as our youth minister, and she and I worked closely together to plan and lead a

A Simple Rule Of Life: Learn Constantly

I recently mentioned a simple 5-part Rule of Life in a sermon (which you can watch here). Several people emailed me asking for the list again, so I thought I’d offer a

How the Light Gets In

By Claire Danaher

When Pastor Manisha asked me in mid-October to build something for the All Saint’s service, I said “Absolutely!” without knowing any of the details. That’s what you do when Pastor Manisha calls: you say “Yes.”  “What do

A Simple Rule of Life: Worship Weekly

A Simple Rule of Life – #2 Worship Weekly

In a recent sermon (which you can watch here) I mentioned a simple Rule of Life that I was introduced to when I first started attending the

Maurice Duruflé: Knitting Old and New

All Souls Requiem 2021

Maurice Duruflé: Knitting Old and New

By The Rev. William J. Danaher and Christopher Wells

On All Souls’ Day, we remember all the souls of the faithful departed with