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Parish Life

St. Dunstan’s Organ Celebrations

By Christopher Wells, Joe Balistreri, and Christa Albrecht

We celebrated the wonderful new organ in St. Dunstan’s last week and weekend. We give thanks to Simon Couture, Alain Goneau, Jens Peterson, and the entire crew at Casavant for their craftsmanship and

Moving Day with the Mirzas

By Frances Hammond

Moving day with the Mirzas was an amazing operation that speaks to the planning, expertise, strength, commitment, and love of the CCC family who miraculously acquired, delivered, and installed the necessary furniture and household goods for a

What Is Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday?

By The Rev.’s Manisha Dostert and Chris Harris

Part of the Christian life is practicing the rituals of our faith. “Shrove Tuesday” is the name given to the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning

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

The Difference A Backpack Can Make

Christ Church Cranbrook gave 100 backpacks to Community Housing Network in Troy!

Here is what they said:
“Community Housing Network cannot thank you all enough for the difference you’ve made in the lives of these children and families! With everything going

Prayer for Rosh Hashanah

By Rev. William J. Danaher Jr., Rector

Prayer for Temple Beth El

Rosh Hashanah

September 6, 2021

Watch the prayer online here.

About the High Holy Days:

The ten days that begin with Rosh Hashanah and end with Yom Kippur mark

Haiti Earthquake Response Update

By Rev. William J. Danaher Jr., Rector

I am so grateful and blessed to give you an important update on our critical response to the suffering happening in Haiti. As I mentioned last week, I was contacted by a friend

Are You Surviving Or THRIVING? (Part 1)

By Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

According to Dr. Randal Bell in his book Post-Traumatic Thriving, when a traumatic event hits — such as a pandemic, it can either

Pancakes that “Come back at ya”

By Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

In a recent sermon, I mentioned how certain foods such as a family recipe can bring us back in the same way a song might — and trigger precious memories, even make