This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday

Help a child attending Arcola Elementary School get a great start to the school year: Adopt a backpack filled with school supplies! Simply take an envelope from the Outreach table in the hallway, it has all the directions you need (suggested donation is $15). The Outreach team will purchase the supplies and we'll fill the backpacks in August. 80% of Arcola students qualify for subsidized meals - so some families would not otherwise afford needed school supplies. Thank you! Questions? Contact Virginia Sheard 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 23rd, July 30th, August 13th, August 27th

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

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 (
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 (

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 (
Just need one more popsicle host for Aug 20
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 is in the hallway near the office door. Questions? contact Gail Marks at

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 (
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? Contact Gail Marks ( or you can sign up by clicking here

This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday, July 23rd
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
Monday, July 25
7:30 PM         Financial Peace University
Wednesday, July 26
11:00 AM      Staff Meeting
6:30 PM        Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM        Needlework Ministry
Thursday, July 27
7:00 PM       Vestry
Saturday, July 29
9:30 AM       Flower Guild
Sunday, July 30
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
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)
Matthew Chase (cousin of Madison Chase)
We remember those serving our country
Steven Holbrooke
Dallas Sheard
Alex Cox
Andrew Coe
Caleb Daisley
For the Departed
Hermilio Beltran (father of Marco Beltran)
For those celebrating birthdays this week,
a heartfelt Happy Birthday!
Judith David 07/25
Michael Ferry 07/25
James C. Lakey 07/25
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. James' Church, Indian Head
St. James' Church, Potomac
St. James' Children's School, Potomac
St. Anne's Church, Damascus
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Osun, North East
(Anglican 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
and in loving memory of Roger and Richard Evans.
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

Genesis 28:10-19a
Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And the Lord stood beside him and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place-and I did not know it!" And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called that place Bethel.
Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23 Domine, probasti
1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me; *
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
2 You trace my journeys and my resting-places *
and are acquainted with all my ways.
3 Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, *
but you, O Lord, know it altogether.
4 You press upon me behind and before *
and lay your hand upon me.
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; *
it is so high that I cannot attain to it.
6 Where can I go then from your Spirit? *
where can I flee from your presence?
7 If I climb up to heaven, you are there; *
if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.
8 If I take the wings of the morning *
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
9 Even there your hand will lead me *
and your right hand hold me fast.
10 If I say, "Surely the darkness will cover me, *
and the light around me turn to night,"
11 Darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day; *
darkness and light to you are both alike.
22 Search me out, O God, and know my heart; *
try me and know my restless thoughts.
23 Look well whether there be any wickedness in me *
and lead me in the way that is everlasting.
Romans 8:12-25
Brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-- if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Matthew 13:24-30
Jesus put before the crowd another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"

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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