This Week at Christ Church

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Our preacher this Sunday is The Rev. Dr. Tricia Lyons, the new Missioner for Evangelism and Community Engagement for the Diocese of Washington. Before taking this position, she spent 20 years working in Episcopal schools as chaplain, teaching theology and directing community service. She is married to a professor at the Virginia Theological Seminary and lives on campus. Tricia is the author of two books on faith formation, The Soul of Adolescence (a study of adolescent spirituality) and earlier this year, "Teaching Faith with Harry Potter."
Our music on Sunday at 10am honors the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which many date to the eve of All Saints Day, October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther, then an Augustinian monk, was said to have nailed his "95 theses" to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in Germany. He likely simply posted an announcement of an academic debate of these questions, but his actions set in motion a cascade of changes in the church and beyond. In 2001, the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America entered into a relationship of full communion with one another.  
Bible Study: Join us at 4:00pm on Sundays in library as the Bible study group is beginning at the beginning with Genesis. No preparation needed. For information contact Lee Puricelli: leepuricelli


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For this Week

Plan to come Next Sunday, Nov. 5th, to celebrate All Saints Day and baptize Henry Wallace, son of Katie and Allan Wallace! Great music with guest trumpeter, and brunch afterward to celebrate all our saints and the close of our formal stewardship campaign.  
Names of saints: before the services, there will be an opportunity to adorn the sanctuary with the names of the saints who've shaped your faith and life: those loved ones who've died and those still living.  They will become a visual symbol of the communion of all the saints! 
Prime Timers:  The Prime Timers will meet in the church undercroft on Thursday, November 2nd from 11:30 - 1:30 for 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 Monday, October 30 to let her know you are coming and if you wish to order a lunch. November 2 - Grit and Gusto:  Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI. This new presentation highlights how women in Maryland rallied to new involvement and activism during 1917-1918.
Giving to the Church:
Thank you so very much to those who have submitted your pledge for the church for 2018! We're almost through our stewardship campaign, which concludes on November 5th. Your pledge (estimate of giving) not only supports Christ Church and its current effective ministries, but enables us to grow in bold new ways. If you any questions about the stewardship process, or giving at Christ Church, please contact Brad Christmas Let's do it!  

The Calendar

Sunday, October 29
8:00 AM            Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM            Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM          Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM          Youth Group
11:15 AM          Sunday School
4:00 PM            Bible Study
5:00 PM            Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, October 31
11:15 AM          Staff Meeting
6:30 PM            EFM
Wednesday, November 1
6:30 PM           Holy Eucharist
7:30 PM           Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, November 4
9:30 AM           Flower Guild
Sunday, November 5
8:00 AM           Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM           Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM         Holy Eucharist & Baptism
11:15 AM         Youth Group
11:15 AM         Sunday School
4:00 PM           Bible Study
5:00 PM           Holy Eucharist


For Your Information

Uber terrific. Thank you to the generous folks who offered to drive fellow parishioners to church!  We still would love to have someone bring  a parishioner who lives in Silver Spring, just off Conn Ave and Weller Rd to church on a monthly basis. Let the Rector know if this might be possible for you.

Parish Life: Big thank you to Terri Clausen for coordinating the coffee hours in Sept-Oct!  Jane Aylor is coordinating coffee hour hosts for November and December. Please contact her at if you would like to volunteer or sign up in the hallway by the office door.

CPR & AED/First Aid Class -   Are you interested in learning CPR and First Aid or re-certifying a lapsed license? Two years ago, a group of people from CCPK took this class and received certification.   We are making arrangements with the YMCA in Bethesda to offer another course at CCPK.  If you are interested, please let Kurt Ellison know (  

Upcoming Confirmations: At 10:00am on Nov 11th at the National Cathedral, four youth, Ellie Flynn, Olivia Deelen, Shelby Hutton, Aiden Finn; and two adults, Madison Chase and Lindsay Conn from Christ Church will be confirmed.  It's a beautiful service and all are welcome!

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Mark your calendars for the annual Kensington Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Come for an evening of prayer, song, food and fellowship!  Sponsored by the Kensington Ministerium.

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist Christ Church will hold a traditional Thanksgiving Day service on Thursday, November 23rd at 10 am.  Join us and give thanks!

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
Barbara Pierson
Madge Darneille
Betsy Robbins
Greg and Ann Gagarin
Calvin Smith
Nancy Maxwell
D.J. Kanapa
Thomas Quinn
Bob Mand
Armelia Chaponda
Liz McLeod
Bill Bruce
Friends and Family of our Community
Karen Sechrist (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Sister Mary Joan (friend of Leslie Everheart)
Bob Lehrman (brother of Lin McKiernan)
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)
Chris McCann (cousin of Katie Wallace)
Richard Duchelle (father of Kate Duchelle)
Madalyn Hoffeditz (Steve Hoffeditz's Mother)
Eleanor McIntire (Steve Hoffeditz's Aunt &
         a friend of our choir members)
Olga Nemo (mother of Ramzi Nemo)
For Angeles Lara's family in Mexico
Nora Wasserman (daughter in law of Nancy Ody)
Cheryl Robinson (sister of Tom Lucas)
Elizabet Hardwick  (friend of Helen Urquhart)
For all who mourn
For all victims in Las Vegas and their families.
Luke Engler and Family (friends of the Robinsons)
Alexandra Vilela (friend of Teodora Salow)
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!
David Blackman 10/29
Thea Kayne 10/29
Joan Edler 10/31
Ben Haskell 10/31
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Church of St. Michael and All Angels
All Saints' Church, Chevy Chase Parish
All Saints' Pre-School, Chevy Chase
All Saints' Parish, Oakley
All Souls' Memorial Church, All Souls' Parish
All Saints' Day (November 1)
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Thoothukudi - Nazareth - (Church of South India)
Tirunelveli - (Church of South India)
For the World
For all victims of gun violence, all people recovering from Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey; for the people of Chechnya, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and people suffering everywhere. For an end to famine and violence.
Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God in celebration of of Robin and Susan Atkinson's
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the glory of God.

Please notify Kurt Ellison in the office at with updates to this list.

Scripture Readings for the Week of
October 29
XXI Sunday after Pentecost

Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.
You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not profit by the blood of your neighbor: I am the Lord.
You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbor, or you will incur guilt yourself. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Psalm 1Beatus vir qui non abiit
1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;

2 but their delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on God's law they meditate day and night.

3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

6 for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.
Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

Christ Episcopal Church
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
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