This Week at Christ Church
Welcome the Kean University Concert Choir

This Sunday at 2pm!
No Admission Cost!

This Sunday we are fortunate to welcome the Kean University Choir and Chorale Selections from: 

Franz Josef Haydn's Creation including the stirring chorus "The Heavens Are Telling"

An exquisite setting of a Lord Byron text by Kean faculty composer
Dr. Matthew Halper: She Walks in Beauty

Two American popular music classics, Tuxedo Junction and Billy Joel's And So It Goes arr. Kings Singers

English madrigal by Thomas Morley (Sing We and Chant It) and Arcadelt's sublime Ave Maria

Vibrant and fun world music selections from Venezuela, Brazil, China, Russia, and South Africa

This Sunday at Christ Church

Forum: Healing: The Gospel of Luke - which we are studying this Lent - was thought to have been written by a physician and contains many stories of healing.  At this week's adult forum, Christ Church medical professionals will talk about their experiences of faith in their practices and the  relationship between curing and healing. Join us for a cup of coffee, a snack and great conversation downstairs in  the undercroft after the 10 am service.

Agnes the Lamb is the Christ Church mascot of how our parish has supported HEIFER INTERNATIONAL for many years by PASSING ON THE GIFTS of a cow, chickens, ducks, seeds, lambs and much penny at a time to those in need.  So please "feed Agnes" and support the mission of Heifer International and their goal to help all of God's children.  (She loves checks too!)

Kean University Choir Concert Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., CECK will host the Kean University Choir (NJ), directed by Mark Terenzi, in the church sanctuary.  The concert is free, and all are cordially invited to attend.

Bible Study, Come to the library at 4pm.  All are welcome! No preparation needed. For information contact Lee Puricelli:

This Week

Forum Next Sunday: And more Luke! Next Sunday, 3/18, the brilliant Rev. Becky Zartman will lead us in a discussion about the missional themes in the Gospel of Luke, the state of the Episcopal church at large, and how evangelism is a spiritual discipline that feeds the soul.  So, make sure you come to the undercroft after the 10:00 am service. You will not want to miss this!!!

The Good Book Club: Reading Luke in Lent  The Rector is hosting a weekly weekday Bible study on Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:45pm in the library. To sign up or for more info, contact Emily:
Jim Kennedy is hosting a weekly evening Bible study on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
Contact Jim at: Simple dinner of soup and bread at 6:15pm before the group. 

The Way of the Cross. Parishioner and photographer Leslie Everheart created the stations of the cross you see in the sanctuary  If you would like to pray using the stations, there are booklets in the back of the church entitled "Way of the Cross" to assist you . The church is open Mon - Friday 9-5pm. Stop by if you'd like to walk the way in the quiet. 

Samaritan Ministry Breakfast Samaritan Ministry's annual Next Step Breakfast will be held at the National Press Club, Washington DC on Thursday, March 15 -  7:30 to 9:00 AM.. Come learn how Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington helps the survivors of homelessness and unemployment take the next steps to personal sustainability. Join your Christ Church friends for a high-energy, inspiring gathering with special speaker Kojo Nnamdi, host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show and Politics Hour on WAMU. For more information, contact Doug Leavens ( To RSVP for the breakfast, click here  or please visit and click on the signup link.  

The next Women's Fellowship Meeting will be on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:30-ish.  Liz Quinn has graciously agreed to host at her home (3303 Geiger Avenue, Kensington) Everyone bring your fave item but do not tell anyone before the event. Write what you brought on a card/paper and bring with you and we can play, "Who Made the Appetizer?" RSVP ( or 202-230-6160) to let us know if you can come.  If you have ideas and cannot come, let Aime Keith know.   If you have not already done so, please sign-up for Rebuilding Together by clicking here.

Exploring Polarization St. Alban's Episcopal Church engages the community with Exploring Polarization, a free two-part lecture series from Miroslav Volf, founder of the Yale Center of Faith and Culture.  The first session, "Truthfulness, Trust, and Justice" occurs on March 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m and the second, "When Truths about What Matters Most Clash" on March 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Refreshments follow each talk, book signing on Friday night. Ample parking.

Don't Miss Holy Week
At Christ Church

Palm Sunday, March 25th       
8:00 AM      Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
10:00 AM    Holy Eucharist with Palm Procession
The McMillan Pipe Band will lead our procession into the church.  Meet in the parking lot at 9:45 am. 
5:00 PM       Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
Holy Monday, March 26       
7:00 PM    Evening Prayer
Holy Tuesday, March 27       
7:00 PM    Way of the Cross

Holy Wednesday, March 28   
7:00 PM    Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday, March 29   
7:00 PM    Holy Eucharist w/ Foot Washing

Good Friday, March 30       
12:00 PM    Joint Service @ Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring
7:00 PM      Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday, March 31       
12:00 PM    Holy Saturday Liturgy
7:00 PM      Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday, April 1       
8:00 AM    Festival Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM    Festival Holy Eucharist
There will be no 5pm Eucharist on Easter Sunday

For Your Information

Easter Flower envelopes are in the pew card holders.  Please write your memorial or celebration message and place your donation in the offering plates.  Deadline is Sunday, March 25.

March for our Lives On March 24, 2018, student organizers, including those from Parkland, are planning March For Our Lives, in Washington, D.C. to call for school safety and gun control, demanding that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues," according to their website. "No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country."  To sign up for the March on the 24th  a group from CECK will be meeting at St. John's Lafayette Square, details TBA.

Save the Date for Vacation Bible School - July 9-13 Christ Episcopal Church Kensington invites all interested children, youth, and adults to join our week-long Vacation Bible School.  Our VBS offers a core program from 9-12 Noon and extended day until 5 PM.  Fees are $40 per parish child and parish youth volunteer.  Non-parish participants are welcomed as guests, free will donations are accepted. Reserve your child(ren)'s spot with a quick email to Children's Minister Ann Enkiri at  Youth and adult volunteers, please let Ann know that you are interested in helping for any block of time.  

Easter Sunday is April 1, 2018!  After the 10 a.m. service, we hope you'll come to the Undercroft for a pot luck reception and fellowship.  Please bring a baked sweet or savory or other favorite dish to share. Just drop it off in the kitchen or Undercroft on Easter  morning before the service.   We look forward to enjoying this special day with you.
Christ Church on the Road!
We're Going to:
The Museum of the Bible!

Where to: The Museum of the Bible
When: Saturday, May 5th at 9am; Returning by 3pm
Cost: $40 per person including admission to the museum as well as bus transportation from the church to the door of the museum and back.
Meet in the Christ Church Parking Lot by no later than 9am on Saturday, May 5th.
We should get to the museum by 10 am and be on the bus for the trip by 2pm.
Lunch is on your own in the museum (there is a restaurant as well as cafeteria) or there is a McDonald's across the street.
To Reserve your Spot
Call or e-mail Kurt Ellison in the church office (301-942-4673 or by no later than Wednesday, April 18. All payments are due (cash or check made payable to Christ Church) by no later than Wednesday, April 18. No refunds will be available should your plans change. We are limited to 54 on the bus, first come, first served.

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Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
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