This Week at Christ Church
Soaking it in on the sanctuary floor.
A day in the life of Vacation Bible School 2017: God's Glorious Garden.
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Join us for Sunday School as we continue to explore the meaning of baptism! 
Sunday School teachers and children are invited to process out with Miss Ann just as the Closing Hymn begins. We follow the "first" cross and bring each age-group to their respective classrooms. Parents are always welcome to join us! If your child does not wish to process out with Miss Ann, please bring your child to their classroom. Godly Play and Grades 1-3 meet on the Lower Level and Grades 4 and 5 meet on the main level. 

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For this Week

Giving to the Church:
Thank you so very much to those who have submitted your pledge for the church for 2018! We're half way through our stewardship campaign, which concludes on November 5th. Your pledge (estimate of giving) not only supports Christ Church and its current effective ministries, but will enable us to grow in bold new ways. If you any questions about the stewardship process, or giving at Christ Church, please contact Brad Christmas Together we can reach our goal and build our capacity to love!

Asante sana thank you...
so much to all who helped make Kenya Night at CCPK such a huge success. 
It was a great evening for the Nyumbani children and their grandmothers. Over 100 people of all ages celebrated the culture of Kenya with fabulous food, beautiful crafts, textiles, jewelry, wildlife, music and dancing!!

Special thanks to Tina and Rusty Cleland, Carol Jones, Eva Nye, Lee Puricelli, Liz Quinn, Virginia Sheard, Ann Enkiri, Ted Seale, Bob Quinn, Gail Marks, Barbara Ferry, Ron Leung, Charlie Briggs, and so very many more. Lloydie Zaiser and her Tuko Pamoja team brought us the exceptional creations of Kenyan artisans, and inspired us with the stories of the women who created them, all of whom are struggling for a better life. 
We were blessed by the presence of many Kenyan neighbors, many of whom are members of Tumaini Baptist Church. With our Kenyan friends, we raised over $2,000 for Nyumbani to purchase crucial medical equipment and water catchment equipment; and $3,800 in sales through Tuko Pamoja, all of which goes directly to the artisans, women who most frequently use the money to send their daughters to school, and invest in their well-being and self-sufficiency. Finally, we sponsored 62 backpacks of supplies to school children.  Thanks to all who participated. What's more fun than partying for an excellent cause?! 
Parking Lot Re-sealing and Striping The church parking lot closed due to re-sealing and striping on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27th. Please do not park on the parking lot for those two days.

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The Calendar

Sunday, October 22nd
8:00 AM            Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM            Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM          Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM          Youth Group
11:15 AM          Sunday School
4:00 PM            Bible Study in Library
5:00 PM            Holy Eucharist
6:30 PM            Confirmation Class in Library
Tuesday, October 24
11:00 AM          Staff Meeting
6:30 PM            EFM
Wednesday, October 25
6:30 PM           Holy Eucharist
7:30 PM           Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, October 26
Parking Lot Closed
7:30 PM            Vestry Meeting
Saturday, October 28
9:30 AM             Flower Guild
Sunday, October 29
8:00 AM             Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM             Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM           Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM           Youth Group
11:15 AM           Sunday School
4:00 PM             Bible Study
5:00 PM             Holy Eucharist

For Your Information

Wanted : several people who might be willing to drive a fellow parishioner to church once a month. Let me know if this ministry (uber volunteer!) might be possible for you. Thank you!
Parish Life: Please help feed our fellowship after the 10am service by volunteering to host coffee hour on October 29th.  Also looking for a coffee hour coordinator for November-December. Contact: Gail T Marks
Come sing with us! Each month, from September through Easter, our choir holds what we call a "Third Thursday" evening rehearsal from 7:30 until 9:15 to prepare for special Christmas and Easter music (in addition to our regular Wednesday evening rehearsals).  We would very much welcome additional singers for these special feasts of the church year, and hope that, if you (or friends, family members, neighbors, work associates,  etc.) are at all interested in singing, and can be with us for Christmas Eve and/or Easter Sunday, that you will consider joining with our choir to sing in these special rehearsals.  Come join us!
CPR & AED/First Aid Class -   Are you interested in learning CPR and First Aid or re-certifying a lapsed license? Two years ago, a group of people from CCPK took this class and received certification.   We are making arrangements with the YMCA in Bethesda to offer another course at CCPK on a Saturday in late October or early November.  If you are interested, please let Kurt Ellison know (
Prime Timers:  The Prime Timers will meet in the church undercroft on Thursday, November 2nd from 11:30 - 1:30 for social time, lunch, and to enjoy a speaker.  The cost of the lunch is $10.00.  Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or 301-564-0689 by Monday, October 30 to let her know you are coming and if you wish to order a lunch. 
November 2 - Grit and Gusto:  Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI. This new presentation highlights how women in Maryland rallied to new involvement and activism during 1917-1918.
Sunday, Nov 5: All Saints Day Festival Eucharist and Baptism followed by a celebratory brunch after the 10:00am service. Plan to stay and enjoy wonderful food and fellowship. Dressing as your favorite saint is optional as we are reminded that we are all saints (and sinners!) We are also celebrating the generosity of our community as our stewardship season will be drawing to a close. More info to come.

We raise to God those who are on our hearts and in need of prayer.

From Christ Church
Gerry McKiernan
Lin McKiernan
David Robbins
Chlaila Haynie
Eddie Daniels
Andrew Lee
Henry Rutsch
Barbara Pierson
Madge Darneille
Betsy Robbins
Greg and Ann Gagarin
Calvin Smith
Nancy Maxwell
D.J. Kanapa
Thomas Quinn
Bob Mand
Armelia Chaponda
Liz McLeod
Bill Bruce
Friends and Family of our Community
Karen Sechrist (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Sister Mary Joan (friend of Leslie Everheart)
Bob Lehrman (brother of Lin McKiernan)
Helen Wheeler (mother of Nancy Gagne)
Naneita Smith (daughter of Calvin Smith)
Oong Choi (father of Deb Bartlett)
Miranda Kramer (friend of Virginia Blackman)
Reverend Sylvia Ball (cousin of Cynthia Mitchell)
James Casey (father of Mari Casey)
Erika Auchterlonie (daughter of Brenda Rupli)
Chris McCann (cousin of Katie Wallace)
Richard Duchelle (father of Kate Duchelle)
Madalyn Hoffeditz (Steve Hoffeditz's Mother)
Eleanor McIntire (Steve Hoffeditz's Aunt &
         a friend of our choir members)
Olga Nemo (mother of Ramzi Nemo)
For Angeles Lara's family in Mexico
Nora Wasserman (daughter in law of Nancy Ody)
Cheryl Robinson (sister of Tom Lucas)
Elizabet Hardwick  (friend of Helen Urquhart)
For all victims in Las Vegas and their families.
Luke Engler and Family (friends of the Robinsons)
Alexandra Vilela (friend of Teodora Salow)
 For all who mourn
We remember those serving our country
Steven Holbrooke
Dallas Sheard
Alex Cox
Andrew Coe
Caleb Daisley
Mary Sawyer
For those celebrating birthdays this week,
a heartfelt Happy Birthday!
Christopher Wykoff 10/23
Raymond Barry 10/26
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Pray for church musicians and choirs
Pray for international human rights and all organizations and individuals that promote peace and justice worldwide.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Temotu, Church of Melanesia
For the World
For all victims of gun violence, all people recovering from Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey; for the people of Chechnya, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and people suffering everywhere. For an end to famine and violence.
Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God in celebration of Raymond Barry's birthday by Emily Barry.
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the glory of God.

Please notify Kurt Ellison in the office at with updates to this list.

Scripture Readings for the Week of
October 22nd
XVIV Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 45:1-7
Thus says the Lord to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before me and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before me-- and the gates shall not be closed: I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron,
I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, though you do not know me, so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the Lord do all these things.
Psalm 96:1-9           Cantate Domino
1 Sing to the Lord a new song; *
sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
2 Sing to the Lord and bless God's Name; *
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare the glory of the Lord among the nations *
and God's wonders among all peoples.
4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; *
the Lord is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
but it is the Lord who made the heavens.
6 Oh, the majesty and magnificence of the Lord's presence! *
Oh, the power and the splendor of God's sanctuary!
7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; *
ascribe to the Lord honor and power.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the honor due God's Name; *
bring offerings and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; *
let the whole earth tremble before the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10a
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead.
Matthew 22:15-22
The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?" But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax." And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose title?" They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's." When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

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