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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Sewing Seeds of Love

By Jill Bednas, Minister for Growth & Engagement

I’ve been feeling so proud lately to be a Michigander, with GM and Ford making ventilators.  And I’m looking at so many of you doing your small part. Our CCC parishioners are

Breaking (and Baking) Bread Together

By JJ Benkert

Like many of us now, trying to navigate through the world, I felt called to reach out to Gerald Matthes, a dear friend, fellow parishioner and owner of a small business like myself. Gerald told

Praise God By Joining Our Virtual Ensemble

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

Have you seen these split-pane videos showing up in your social media? Maybe you’ve seen CCC’s own Virtual Recordings on YouTube, or maybe you saw

Lifting Up our High School Graduates Amidst COVID-19

By Kellie Herdade, Youth Minister

Do you remember what it was like to be a senior in high school? I do!! There were parties, and skip days, proms and special breakfasts, walking across the stage as your name was called

Serving the Frontline Workers who are Serving Others

By Kristin Bogaerts

First and foremost, I would like to thank Pastor Manisha and Christ Church Cranbrook for the opportunity to provide snacks and drinks to our local frontline hospital workers.  The idea to collect snacks

Finding Joy in small moments during COVID-19

By Tim Smalarz

The coronavirus has affected all of our lives in so many ways:  from the way we interact with one another, to the way we work, to the way we learn and to the way we worship, just

The Holy Triduum: Celebrating the Mystery of Easter

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

The Holy Triduum (Latin, for “three days”) comprises the most important celebrations of the entire Christian calendar. These Three Days conclude our 40-day Lenten journey of “prayer, fasting, and

The Challenge of Being Served

By Joe LaVela

Today, Maundy Thursday, Jesus washes the Apostles’ feet in order to set for them an example of how they are to serve.  At the same time, he made them practice being served, a difficult lesson

Embracing my Fears, Deaths and Resurrections

By Meredith Skowronski, Executive Assistant to the Rector

For the past four weeks the pandemic has left me in a state of fear. My fears are many: fear for my loved ones who are elderly and alone, fear

Generosity in the Face of Scarcity

Christ Church Cranbrook releases $30,000 to Community Non-Profits

By Father Chris Harris, Associate Rector

Among the hardest hit during this health crisis has been those who were already the most vulnerable in our communities; those who live