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 30th , August 13th, August 27th
Where: Church library (to the right as you enter by the office)
Questions? Email Madi at!
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
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 (
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
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 (   Sign up for the parade 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? Sign Up 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, 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
Monday, July 31
7:30 PM         Financial Peace University
Wednesday, August 2
11:00 AM        Staff Meeting
6:30 PM         Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM          Needlework Ministry
Saturday, August 5
9:30 AM        Flower Guild
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

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)
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!
Frances Brown 07/31
Sharon Judge 07/31
For the Departed
Bob Sayles (Brother of Mickey Sayles)
Hermilo Beltran (Father of Marco Beltran)
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Diocesan Historiographer
Diocesan Committee on Constitutions and Canons
Diocesan Disciplinary Board
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Pennsylvania
Diocese of Pittsburgh
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 July 30

1 Kings 3:5-12
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I should give you." And Solomon said, "You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?"
It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, "Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you."
Psalm 119:129-136     Mirabilia
129 Your decrees are wonderful; *
therefore I obey them with all my heart.
130 When your word goes forth it gives light; *
it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant; *
I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me in mercy, *
as you always do to those who love your Name.
133 Steady my footsteps in your word; *
let no iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Rescue me from those who oppress me, *
and I will keep your commandments.
135 Let your countenance shine upon your servant *
and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears, *
because people do not keep your law.
Romans 8:26-39
The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
"For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
Jesus put before the crowds another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."
He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
"Have you understood all this?" They answered, "Yes." And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old."


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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