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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Join us for In-Person Services beginning the weekend of July 5

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

Dear Ones,

I am delighted to announce we are returning to in-person worship on July 4 and 5! Connected to this joyous announcement are a number of important details we are putting in

Christ Church Cranbrook to Receive Congregational Partner Award from Samaritas

Provided by Samaritas

Samaritas is one of Michigan’s largest faith-based, nonprofit health and human services agencies and serves nearly 14,000 people statewide. Our agency helps children find loving families by utilizing family preservation, foster care and adoption programs and services. Through Samaritas,

Gratitude for our COVID-19 Response Fund

By Pastor Manisha Dostert, Senior Associate Rector

Melissa is a nurse in the Henry Ford Health system who contracted COVID-19.  She almost went on the ventilator but begged her medical team to keep her off since she was

Experiencing Joy

By Aiden Neeper

Joy is rare, and to be treasured,  it can be found in situations we have faced at least a couple of times in our lives. One time I experienced joy so powerful, I remember it

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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