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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

A “Silver Bell” Anniversary 

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

This Sunday, Jenny King, Christ Church Cranbrook Carillonist, will present the second carillon recital in the 2020 Summer Carillon Series. The recital is free and open to the public in-person

Atonement of the world’s peoples: the symbolism of our altar

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

The altar we are using for our outdoor services of Eucharist was constructed by Obie Burch, husband of church accountant Kathy Brooks and a scenic and lighting designer for local stage productions, including

“The Book of Genesis”

 By Kei Millar

suppose there was
a book
of only
one word,
let

from whose
clipped sound
all things
begin:
fir and firmament,
feather,
the first whale —

and suppose

we could scroll
through
its pages
every day
to find
and pronounce
a
Let
meant only
for us

we would
stumble
through
the streets
with open books
eyes crossed
from too much
reading:

we would
speak in
auto-rhyme,
the world
would echo itself

and sill
w’ed continue
in

In-Person Worship Guidelines

We are excited to welcome many of you back to worship in person at Christ Church Cranbrook. As we re-open to a new worship schedule that includes both indoor and outdoor venues on campus, we want to review

Being a Patient Presence

By Robert Gaines

In life, patience is a good trait to have. Unfortunately, some people have had a hard time being patient. I think we’ve all had a moment where someone we knew, or even loved, wasn’t patient

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Patience

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

The Celebrant says
Let us pray.
God of Patience
you
never
tire of
waiting
for us
and
you are
always
ready
to bear
the burden
of our
brokenness
give us
the grace
to wait
for others
with the
same
spirit
you wait
for us
help us
to be
quick
to bear
another’s
burden
as you
bear ours
Amen.

Grateful Living is Joyful Living

Gratitude, the Sixth Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Joe LaVela

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama, which has been

Peace Is A Process

By Dani DeMello-Johnson

For Coffee Hour this past Sunday, I was asked to talk about peace.  Peace for me has been a process more than just a feeling or emotion at some point in time. To truly be

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Peace

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

God of Peace
you have
placed
in us
an instinct
for
eternity
so that
we hunger
and thirst
for you
no matter
how much
we eat
or drink
help us
to find
our life
in you
and
you in
our life
Amen.

Love in Action

Compassion, the Seventh Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Sandy Ladd

This is the seventh 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