This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday
Welcome the Rev. Becky Zartman Becky Zartman is the Episcopal Missioner to Georgetown University and is a member of Diocesan Council and the Strategic Financial Resources Commission. She lives in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of DC with her husband, Josh, and two-year old daughter, Pippa. 
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.
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 (
Summer at Arcola -- the Outreach Ministry delivered supplies to Arcola Elementary School for their week long camp that provides care and activities for kids when other resources are not available.  Fun, games and projects including tie dye for tee shirts, paints, 400 water balloons, sidewalk chalk, and therapeutic games and sports are planned. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the 30 kids, from kindergarten to 6th graders. Many thanks to the Parish for continuing the support our Arcola families. - Virginia Sheard
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 sign up 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 by clicking here or Contact Gail Marks (  
Emily Guthrie will be away on vacation for the next three Sundays. For pastoral concerns please call the office and press 2 to reach the minister on call.  

This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday, August 6
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 9
6:30 PM         Evening Prayer & Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM         Needlework Ministry
Saturday, August 12
9:30 AM         Flower Guild
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

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)
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!
Deborah A. Eckert 08/06
Natalie Hart 08/06
Katie Parsons 08/06
Morgan Hoffeditz 08/09
William Wykoff Jr. 08/09
Roma Hart 08/10
William Daisley 08/11
Susan Hoffman 08/11
Amy Saylor 08/11
Robert Waechter 08/11
For the Departed
Bob Sayles (Brother of Mickey Sayles)
Hermilo Beltran (Father of Marco Beltran)
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Puerto Rico
(Episcopal Church of the United States)
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.  
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 August 6

Genesis 32:22-31
 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, 'Let me go, for the day is breaking.' But Jacob said, 'I will not let you go, unless you bless me.' So he said to him, 'What is your name?' And he said, 'Jacob.' Then the man said, 'You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.' Then Jacob asked him, 'Please tell me your name.' But he said, 'Why is it that you ask my name?' And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, 'For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.' The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
Psalm 17 : 1-7, 16  Exaudi, Domine
1   Hear my plea of innocence, O LORD; give heed to my cry; *
    listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips.
2   Let my vindication come forth from your presence; *
     let your eyes be fixed on justice.
3   Weigh my heart, summon me by night, *
     melt me down; you will find no impurity in me.
4   I give no offense with my mouth as others do; *
     I have heeded the words of your lips.
5   My footsteps hold fast to the ways of your law; *
     in your paths my feet shall not stumble.
6   I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; *
     incline your ear to me and hear my words.
7   Show me your marvelous loving-kindness, *
     O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand
     from those who rise up against them.
16 But at my vindication I shall see your face; *
     when I awake, I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.
Romans 9:1-5
I am speaking the truth in Christ-I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit- I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
Matthew 14:13-21
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, 'This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.' Jesus said to them, 'They need not go away; you give them something to eat.' They replied, 'We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.' And he said, 'Bring them here to me.' Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

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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Clerk - Peter Bartram 

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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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