This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday
Welcome the Rev. Virginia Brown-Nolan We are pleased to welcome The Rev. Virginia Brown-Nolan back to Christ Church..  Over the past three decades, she has served congregations in Washington, D.C.; Silver Spring, Maryland; Maywood, Illinois; and Mill Valley, California, and on the staff of the Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan.  She was the Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church on 15th Street for  almost 12 years.  The Rev. Brown-Nolan holds both Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work degrees.  She is a graduate of The National Cathedral School for Girls.  Prior to her ordination, she directed a small private school in Kapaau, Hawaii; worked as a social worker in Chicago; and danced and taught dance professionally.      
Summer Youth Group
Who: CCPK Youth (friends always welcome)
What: Summer youth group! Tasty summer snacks, informal discussion about current events and what God calls us to do about them
When: After the 10 am service, every other Sunday In August - 
August 13th , August 27th
Where: Church library (to the right as you enter by the office)
Questions? Email Madi at!
Arcola Backpacks Thank you to all who sponsored backpacks for Arcola Elementary School children! Plan to stay and fill the bags on August 20th after the 10am service.

Book Sale! CCPK will be hosting a book and bake sale from Sept 30 - Oct 1!  From August 12 through Sept 15 we will be accepting donations of books of every shape, size and topic!  Please consider donating.  Shannon Finn will pick up donations if you are unable to bring the books to church!  Shannon's cell is 757-650-7617. 
Help get the word out about CCPK Christ Church needs your help in getting the word out about our parish. If you have an interest in our messaging, web site, social media, branding, and related issues, please consider joining or offering to help the Communications Committee.  Please contact Ken Amaditz of the Vestry for more information (
Mark your Calendars for an Organ Recital!
On Friday evening, September 1 at 7:30pm (the beginning of the Labor Day weekend) Teddy Guerrant will play an organ recital entitled "A Gallic Sampler: French Organ Music Across Four Centuries" including works by de Grigny, Balbastre, Lefebure-Wely, Franck, Saint-Saens, Widor, Vierne, Mulet, Dupre, Langlais, and Durufle.  The French theme will continue into the light reception following with petits fours and champagne, so put this on your calendars now as a fun and festive way to kick off the end-of-the-summer holiday weekend!

Where ARE our candles?
You may notice that the brass candelabras on the High Altar are missing. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, they have been sent away for much needed refurbishment and stabilization. They should return in September.
We Love a Parade
Christ Church will be marching again in the annual Kensington Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 4th! Mark your Calendar, and come out to show the community that we are Alive with Joy! More details to come, for questions contact CCPK Marshall, Doug Smith (  You can also sign up to march with us by clicking here. 
The Bishop is coming and we're having a picnic! The Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde will be visiting CCPK on Sunday, September 10. We will celebrate her visit and the end of summer with a joyous potluck picnic lunch after the 10am service that Sunday. Can you help? You can sign up here, or contact Gail Marks (
Emily Guthrie will be away on vacation for the next two Sundays. For pastoral concerns please call the office and press 2 to reach the minister on call.  


This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday, August 13
8:00 AM         Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM       Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM         Popsicles on the Lawn
4:00 PM         Bible Study
5:00 PM         Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, August 16
11:00 AM       Staff Meeting
6:30 PM         Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM          Needlework Ministry
Saturday, August 19
9:30 AM        Flower Guild
Sunday, August 20
8:00 AM        Holy Eucharist
10:00 AM      Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM        Stuffing of the Backpacks
11:15 AM        Popsicles on the Lawn
4:00 PM        Bible Study
5:00 PM        Holy Eucharist


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
Yvonne Jackson
Barbara Pierson
Madge Darneille
Betsy Robbins
Greg and Ann Gagarin
Calvin Smith
Nancy Maxwell
D.J. Kanapa
Thomas Quinn
Carl Keith
Karen Bruce
Dorothy Clarke
Bob Mand
Armelia Chaponda
Friends and Family of our Community
Karen Sechrist (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Sister Mary Joan (friend of Leslie Everheart)
Sister Mary David Totah (friend of Susan Atkinson)
Bob Lehrman (brother of Lin McKiernan)
Rev. Deborah Fox (friend of Gabby Robbins)
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)
Marian Fryer (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Shari Magno (mother of Roma Hart)
Henry McGlone (friend of Katie Wallace)
Matthew Chase (cousin of Madison Chase)
Richard Duchelle (father of Kate Duchelle)
Nathaniel Ruis Lara (grandson of Angeles Lara)
Sandra Shaw (mother of Frank Shaw)
We remember those serving our country
Steven Holbrooke
Dallas Sheard
Alex Cox
Andrew Coe
Caleb Daisley
For those celebrating birthdays this week,
a heartfelt Happy Birthday!
Porter Quinn 08/15
Dorothy Clarke 08/18
For the Departed
Bob Sayles (Brother of Mickey Sayles)
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Court
St. Mary's County Scholarship Committee
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Remo
Church of Nigeria
For the World
Chechnya, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan; all who suffer famine and violence.
Flowers on the Altar
are given to the Glory of God in celebration of the 1st birthday of our grandson, Porter Scott  with love Bob & Liz Quinn
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the Glory of God in loving memory of my father, Garry Brown, and his brother, Addison Brown, by Amy Brown.

If you would like to add or remove someone on the prayer list, please notify Kurt Ellison in the office at Please notify the office of updates to this list.

The Readings
for the Week of August 13

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." He answered, "Here I am." So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron.
He came to Shechem, and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, "What are you seeking?" "I am seeking my brothers," he said; "tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock." The man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him" -that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.
Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed. When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.
Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45bConfitemini Domino
1 Give thanks to the Lord and call upon God's Name; *
make known the deeds of the Lord among the peoples.
2 Sing songs of praises to the Lord, *
and speak of all God's marvelous works.
3 Glory in God's holy Name; *
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Search for the Lord's strength; *
continually seek the face of the Lord.
5 Remember the marvels God has done, *
God's wonders and the judgments of the Lord,
6 O offspring of Abraham the servant, *
O children of Jacob, God's chosen.
16 Then the Lord called for a famine in the land *
and destroyed the supply of bread.
17 God sent a man before them, *
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 They bruised his feet in fetters; *
his neck they put in an iron collar.
19 Until his prediction came to pass, *
the word of the Lord tested him.
20 The king sent and released him; *
the ruler of the peoples set him free.
21 The Lord set Joseph as a master over his household,
as a ruler over all his possessions,
22 To instruct the princes of the earth according to God's will
and to teach the elders wisdom.
45 Hallelujah!
Romans 10:5-15
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that "the person who does these things will live by them." But the righteousness that comes from faith says, "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'" (that is, to bring Christ down) "or 'Who will descend into the abyss?'" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say?
"The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart"
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid."
Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?" When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Christ Church Parish
4001 Franklin St, Kensington, MD 20895


Mr. Kurt Ellison

 Ms. Ann Enkiri    
 Children's Christian Formation

Dr. Theodore Guerrant
Organist/Choir Master

Ms. Madison Chase
Youth Minister

Mr. Lenord Hawkins

Ms. Nora Buckley
Head Verger

Mr. Tony Coe

 Office Hours
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - Noon

Telephone:  301.942.4673

Service Schedule
 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:00pm

 Wednesdays:  6:30 pm


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Bonnie Douglas

Clerk - Peter Bartram 

 Barbara Ferry 

Robin Atkinson 
(Budget & Finance)

Frank Shaw   

Brad Christmas 

Brian Woodward

Yvonne Bryan

Lance Kilpatrick

Virginia Blackman
Gail Marks
(Parish Life) 
Ken Amaditz

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