This Week at Christ Church
Lessons & Carols & Communion
One service this Sunday, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am
Wind down your 2017 with your favorite Christmas tunes and fuel for the new year. Oh, and bring your extra Christmas cookies for the annual cookie swap following the service. 

looking ahead

Epiphany Celebration
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Return to regular morning services at 8:00am and 10:00am.
AND a special edition to the always lovely 5:00 pm Communion Service

The Feast of Lights
A beautiful candlelit service celebrating Christ's light spreading from the earliest disciples through the generations. Invite a friend. It's just that awesome.
Magi from a previous year.  
They are now older, wiser and taller.
followed by the annual... 

12th Night Celebration 
and Potluck Supper.  Bring a dish to share and have fun singing and making merry!

come prepared for serious fun in the new year. 
Note that dessert will be provided (King's Cake).

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For Your Information

  The Nominating Committee is looking for leaders. If you are interested, or if you want to nominate someone, to be considered for the slate of Vestry nominees, please let us know.  The Vestry is a group of 12 people, elected for three-year terms and charged with leading the parish in both its spiritual direction and its business affairs.    Elections will be held at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 25 after the 10:00 a.m. service.  Please contact Sharon Bartram, Chair of the Nominating Committee, or 301-946-0632.

Seeing the face of God in each other - an anti racism workshop. On Friday, January 12 from 12-8:30 pm and Saturday January 13 from 8 am-4 pm, St. John's in Chevy Chase will host a two-day anti-racism workshop, presented by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. You will have the opportunity to join other Episcopalians from around the diocese and delve into this timely, thought-provoking and often divisive topic.  The Diocese has a staff of professionally trained individuals who will lead attendees in striving to find common ground to use as a basis for overcoming racism. For more information and registration go to

The usual "This Week at Christ Church" editor is off this week. If there are no connections to anything below, it is the fault of the fill-in editor, the Rev. Name With Held. Technological genius will return next week.

In the meantime, a favorite quote:

"It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid  that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools:  the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. 
But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do."

Here's to more friendship, prayer, conscience and honesty in 2018!
Check Out These Links for More Information 
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
   301-942-4673 | |