This Week at Christ Church
The Third Sunday of Easter...
because Easter is a season...
50 days...
including tomorrow, April 15,
when we hear Jesus ask:
"Have you anything here to eat?" 

We'll be serving up food for heart, soul and mind. I'm thinking Jesus might show up. He usually does.

Sunday we welcome Samatha Scheff as our substitute organist. Samantha serves as Music Assistant at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC with Dr. Stan Engebretson,  and Saturday Vigil Mass organist at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Rockville, MD. She won the prestigious Presser Award from the music faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she will graduate in May with a B.A. in vocal performance. 

Youth Group meets in the loft after the 10:00am service. Contact Madi for more info.

Afternoon Bible Study Come to the library at 4:00pm and we'll continue exploring Exodus.  No preparation necessary, contact Lee Puricelli for more information ( 

Candlelight Communion at 5:00pm. Wear your shorts and sandals, or anything you want. We'll be glad to see you. 

This Week At Christ Church

Sunday, April 22nd: CCPK Youth Car Wash!  
Bring your dirty Dodges, your mucky Mazdas, and your crusty Chevys to get washed up by this year's mission trippers. $15 gets you an exterior-only wash, and an extra $5 gets you an interior vacuum! Open 9 am to 12 pm on Sunday 4/22. All funds raised will go to the youth mission trip to Queens, NY.

The Good Book Study Group Wednesdays at 11:30am - 12:45pm through the Easter season. Come join us as we dive into the Acts of the Apostles. For more information contact Emily Guthrie ( 

Get your reservation in for the trip to the Bible Museum!
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.
Details: 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).
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.

For Your Information

Frances Brown & Seabury Honors: Every year Seabury Resources for the Aging honors the contributions of seniors in our congregations. This year, we've nominated Frances Brown! All are welcome to come to the service celebrating Frances and all the other honorees, which will be Tuesday, April 24th at 10:00am at the National Cathedral. 

The Women's Fellowship will be bringing the food for  Rebuilding Together.  We will meet in the Undercroft on Thursday April 27, 2018 at around 6:30 to make sandwiches and get things prepped for food/beverages.  If you sign up to bring sandwiches, please bring the makings of the sandwich and we will assemble during our get-together.  Please make sure to bring bread, stuff for the middle and baggies.  If you cannot make the prep but can donate toward the cause, please bring to the kitchen and we will collect.  Please let Aime  Keith ( know if you plan to do so and she will be on the look-out. We still have plenty of slots left so please sign-up!

Save the date for Rebuilding Together Project Day: Saturday, April 28th!  Join volunteers as we come together to complete home repair projects such as minor electrical work, wallpaper removal, constructing a shed, outside painting and landscaping for a group home of physically/mentally disadvantaged adults in the Aspen Hill area.  Watch for more details on the Outreach bulletin board or contact Bob Quinn at  

Thank you purse for Kurt Kurt Ellison's last day with Christ Church will be Friday, May 4th.  A farewell reception is being planned for Sunday, April 29th after the 10 am service.  If you would like to contribute to a gift in gratitude for his time with us, make a check out to Christ Church marked "Kurt's Purse". (The counters and assistant treasure will be collecting it.).  

Please join us in the Undercroft on April 29th following the 10 a.m. service for a reception honoring Kurt Ellison, our Parish Administrator for over ten years, who is leaving to begin a new opportunity - and will be sorely missed at Christ Church.    Please help us celebrate Kurt and make this occasion festive and delicious by bringing a favorite sweet or savory dish to share.   Food can be dropped off in the kitchen before the service.   If you're able to help with set up and/or cleanup or have questions, please contact Jane Aylor  or Sarah Leung of Parish Life.  Thank you and we look forward to sharing this special day with you!"

The Global Mitzvah Project Fundraising Concert for  Temple Emanuel is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at 4pm.  You, are invited to join Temple Emmanuel to celebrate and support their  international outreach projects. The concert will feature Mariachi el Rey, which offers a wide musical repertoire with various Latin rhythms such as bolero, corridos, huapan-gos, sones, rancheras, cumbias and more! The suggested Donation is $15 per person, $50 per family; $100 Benefactor.  RSVP: (301) 942-2000 or  Tickets will be available at the door!  Plan to stay for the reception following the concert!

Prime Timers:  The Prime Timers will meet in the church undercroft on Thursday, May 3rd from 11:30 - 1:30for 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 noon on Tuesday, May 1st to let her know you are coming and if you wish to order a lunch.  May 3rd presentation:  The New Face of Montgomery County.  The speaker will discuss the modern history of immigration in Montgomery County for different communities, including countries of origins and reasons for migration, professions of choice and ties with home countries. 

You got to know when to fold em: If you can make an origami crane or dove, we need you to help prepare for our Pentecost celebration!  Send the Rector an email and she'll let you know the next step.

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
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