This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday

Young adult group The young adult group will be gathering after the 5pm service July 9th at 6:15 pm at  Frankly Pizza-- 104170 Armory Ave. Kensington, MD . Please join us! The Young Adult Group at Christ Church Kensington is a group of 20 and 30 somethings that gather the second Sunday of each month for food and fellowship. For more information or to join the list-serve, please contact Karen Fowle at

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 this summer - July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th, August 13th, August 27th

Where: Church library (to the right as you enter by the office)
Questions? Email Madi at!


This Week
Give Choir a Try this Summer! Our summer choir begins with a rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the choir room, followed by the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist.  All are most welcome to sing in the summer choir -- in fact, this is a wonderful time to "try out" the choir without the commitment of a mid-week rehearsal.  Summer Choir will run for seven weeks from June 18 through the end of July (July 30). Questions? Send an e-mail to Teddy Guerrant (
Vacation Bible School! On Monday, we welcome children and adult volunteers for Vacation Bible School! Our theme, God's Glorious Garden, is based on Episcopal Relief and Development's (ERD) Abundant Life Garden Project-water, seeds, soil, animals, and harvest. Please remember the children and volunteers in your prayers this week!
From the Flower Guild Dear friends in Christ, do you enjoy the welcoming flowers on the altars, in the hallway and in the offices?  Dedicating the flowers on the altar is a wonderful way both to honor a loved one and support the Flower Guild.  We currently have 18 unclaimed Sundays.  Please help by signing up on the chart on the main office door. Interested in knowing more about the Flower Guild? Contact Nora Buckley (
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 (
Popsicles need your help, especially for July 23 & 30 - sign up to set up and take down the popsicle and lemonade tables outside (or downstairs if weather is bad). Popsicles and detailed instructions provided! Sign up will be in the hallway near the office door this coming Sunday. Questions? contact Gail Marks at
Church expenses are always here, even if you aren't! Paying your pledge before you leave on summer vacation always helps the church's cash flow. If you are going away on vacation, please consider catching up on your pledge! Christ Church appreciates your generosity!
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!
Movie, Dessert, and Interfaith Discussion: On 30 July 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The Interfaith Circle will be hosting a showing of the movie "The Saint and the Sultan."(59 minutes) We will meet in the Camillus Room of St. Camillus Church, 1500 St. Camillus Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903, (just off New Hampshire Avenue inside the beltway). The movie is based on the visit of St. Francis of Assisi to the Sultan of Egypt. For further information, please contract Charlie Briggs (
Lenord Hawkins, our custodian is on vacation until Monday, July 24th. A cleaning service will be here to look after the building while he is away.  

This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday, July 9
8:00 AM             Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM             Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM           Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM           Popsicles on the Lawn
4:00 PM             Bible Study
5:00 PM             Holy Eucharist
6:15 PM             Young Adult Gathering
                           at Frankly Pizza
Monday, July 10
9:00 AM             Vacation Bible School
7:30 PM             Financial Peace University
Tuesday, July 11
9:00 AM             Vacation Bible School
Wednesday, July 12
9:00 AM            Vacation Bible School
6:30 PM            Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM            Needlework Ministry
Thursday, July 13
9:00 AM            Vacation Bible School
Friday, July 14
9:00 AM            Vacation Bible School
Saturday, July 15
9:30 AM            Flower Guild
Sunday, July 16
8:00 AM            Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM            Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM          Holy Eucharist
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
Annie Seale
Dorothy Clarke
Bob Mand
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)
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!
Bob McGilvray 07/09
Frank Shaw 07/09
Brian Woodward 07/09
Corey Emden 07/11
Earl Smith III 07/11
Anthony Coe 07/12
Robert Colvin 07/12
Claudia Fink 07/12
Conrad Smith 07/14
Claire Weston 07/14
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Diocesan Committee on Human Resources
Canons and Staff of the Diocese of Washington
All Vestries, Parish Leaders and Staff Members
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Okinawa
(Church of Japan)
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 loving memory of Kathryn Skaggs Adams.
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the Glory of God.

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 July 9

Song of Solomon 2:8-13
The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice. My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."
Psalm 145:8-15                                    Exaltabo te, Deus
8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, *
slow to anger and of great kindness.
9 The Lord is loving to everyone *
and his compassion is over all his works.
10 All your works praise you, O Lord, *
and your faithful servants bless you.
11 They make known the glory of your kingdom *
and speak of your power;
12 That the peoples may know of your power *
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; *
your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 You are faithful in all your words *
and merciful in all your deeds.
15 You uphold all those who fall; *
you lift up those who are bowed down.
Romans 7:15-25a
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Jesus said to the crowd, "To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.'
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon'; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."
At that time Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

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


Sr. Warden

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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