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Parish Life

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

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 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

How do we navigate church life in these times?

By Steven Huprich, Senior Warden

We live in unprecedented times.  I hope that you are staying healthy and moving through this period with grace, patience, and support. It is a time like no other, and the requirements for us to

All Parish Check-In

By Jill Bednas, Minister for Growth & Engagement

Like many of you I’ve been trying to figure out how to manage home and work life in this pandemic world we now live in.   I’ve been thinking about how parishioners will

“It’s a Gift”

By David Jensen

Anyone who has eyes to see could conclude it’s a crazy world out there.  Things are changing faster than we can keep up. It is as if we are being swept along by a raging river toward…..no

Eucharist Watch Party

By The DeMello-Johnson Family

We’ve never felt the need to be more connected to Christ Church Cranbrook during this time of uncertainty and constant change. Online workshop holds a new meaning for our family in enjoying our own “bread and

“People So Dearly Loved by God…”

Parish Life and Your Vestry in 2020

By Steven Huprich, Senior Warden

In the 1980s, I was a member of a Lutheran church in Columbus, Ohio.  My favorite pastor there began his sermons, “People so dearly loved by God,

Running to Keep Up with God

The Rector’s Report by Father Bill Danaher

Giving all glory to God, and with gratitude for our remarkable clergy, staff, and lay leaders, I am delighted to say that 2019 has been one of the most significant years yet in