This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday

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!
Excitement is mounting as Ann, Madi, and parish volunteers prepare to welcome parish and neighborhood children to our annual 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.  
It's not too late to register your child or volunteer to help
for a morning (9-12:30) or an afternoon (2-5). We would love to have you join us for a week of fun and exploration! If you have any questions, please contact Ann Enkiri (

Click Here to Register 
Popsicles need your help - 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, we are so grateful for your generosity!
Volunteers Needed: Samaritan Ministry (Silver Spring) needs computer mentors and resume writers.  There are no prerequisites (but we do ask for a commitment of at least two 4-hour days a month), and we provide orientation and training.  Flexible schedules! If you are interested please contact Sy Jones( ) or Charlie Briggs (  We look forward to having you join us.
Mark your Calendars for an Organ Recital! On Friday evening, September 1 (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 petit 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!
This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday July 2
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 3
Offices Closed
7:30 PM         Financial Peace  University
Tuesday, July 4
Offices Closed - Federal Holiday
Wednesday, July 5
11:00 AM      Staff Meeting
6:30 PM       Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM        Needlework Ministry
Saturday, July 8
9:30 AM       Flower Guild
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



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


In Thanksgiving For

For those celebrating birthdays this week,

a heartfelt Happy Birthday!

Rusty Cleland 07/01

Priscilla Nakamura 07/03

James Mitchel 07/06

Elizabeth Quinn 07/06

Constance Turner 07/06

Berlin Waechter 07/06

Cecelia Robinson 07/07


For the departed



The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

All Faith Church, Charlotte Hall

Christ Church, Nanjemoy

Pray for justice, freedom and peace for all people (Independence Day - July 4)


Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Ogori-Magongo  (Lokoja, Nigeria)

Ohaji / Egbema  (Owerri, Nigeria)


For the World

The United Kingdom, 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 in loving memory of Elizabeth R. Duchelle, by the Duchelle - Smith family.



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 2

Jeremiah 28:5-9
The prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord; and the prophet Jeremiah said, "Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord fulfill the words that you have prophesied, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. But listen now to this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes true, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet."
Psalm 89:1-4,15-18                                 Misericordias Domini
1 Your love, O Lord, for ever will I sing; *
from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
2 For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; *
you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.
3 "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; *
I have sworn an oath to David my servant:
4 'I will establish your line for ever, *
and preserve your throne for all generations.'"
15 Happy are the people who know the festal shout! *
they walk, O Lord, in the light of your presence.
16 They rejoice daily in your Name; *
they are jubilant in your righteousness.
17 For you are the glory of their strength, *
and by your favor our might is exalted.
18 Truly, the Lord is our ruler; *
the Holy One of Israel is our King.
Romans 6:12-23
Do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple-- truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward."

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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