This Week at Christ Church
Thoughts on Thanksgiving

"O lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness"
-William Shakespeare

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them."
-John F. Kennedy

"Got no checkbooks, Got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night." - Irving Berlin

"Thanksgiving: Stop everything and appreciate.
Find gratitude - for life, love and even breath."
- Rabbi Sharon Brous

This Sunday:
The Feast of the Reign of Christ

Children Look East!  See Ann Enkiri today to sign up your child(ren) for the Christmas Pageant (forms are on the table at the back of the sanctuary) or email Ann) at  The pageant is our children's gift to the congregation and a beautiful tradition.  Children from Nursery through Third Grade don costumes and form silent tableaux while Fourth and Fifth-graders read the lessons on The Annunciation and The Nativity.  Together, the children lead the congregation in singing a Christmas hymn.  We celebrate with a festive brunch immediately after the 10 AM  Service.  We welcome the children of friends and family: there's plenty of room at this inn!  Pageant practices will take place immediately following the 10AM Service on Dec. 3rd and Dec. 10th.

Bible Study: Join us at 4:00pm as the Bible study group continues its journey through Genesis.. No preparation needed. For information contact Lee Puricelli:

Next Sunday, December 3rd

Advent Wreath and Ornament Making event! Sunday December 3rd after the 10:00 am service in the Undercroft.  Come and enjoy this fun event by making a beautiful Advent wreath, and/or an ornament for your home.  All supplies provided.  For questions or information, please contact Sarah Leung or Suzanne Lawrence (

Cookie Exchange Extravaganza For the past several years, the Women's Fellowship Group have assembled and delivered cookie platters to homebound church members. This year we welcome all to help us on Sunday December 3rd after the 10am service.  Join us for a cookie exchange and make an Advent Wreath or Christmas ornament! For the cookie extravaganza, please bring 1-2 dozen cookies to church on Dec. 3rd.  You can simply drop them off in the kitchen (with a note they are for swap) or help is assemble the cookie platters that will be distributed.  It is a great time for fellowship.  Want to take Christmas Cookies to folks who need them? We also need folks to deliver the platters, names and addresses will be available. 

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Parents' Morning Out: Saturday, Dec. 9th from 10am to 1pm. Children ages 3-10 are invited for a morning of crafts, stories, baking and service projects while parents enjoy a short break or visit Santa's workshop.  Please email Ann Enkiri by Wednesday, Dec. 6th to sign up your child(ren).  Their friends are invited to sign up as well!  Please include children's ages and parents' cell phones in your email to: .

CPR/AED Refresher Course will be offered at Christ Church on Saturday, December 9, from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Two years ago, 29 members of Christ Church were certified for CPR/AED and First Aid by the American Safety and Health Institute.  Our certifications are about to expire.  We have arranged for a RECERTIFICATION course to be offered here at Christ Church on Saturday, December 9, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.   The cost of this class is $40.00/person.  If you are certified and would like to participate in this class, please call the Church Office, (301-942-4673) or send e-mail to  Participation is limited to about 16 people.
If you have not been certified, and would like to take a CPR/AED and First Aid course, please let Kurt know. If there is enough interest, we could try to schedule a course at Christ Church. If you have any questions, please call Sharon Bartram (301-946-0632).

Gifts for Life The Episcopal Relief and Development Gifts for Life catalogs are available on the outreach table.  Please take one and consider how you can honor friends and family with gifts tht matter for those who are in need in underdeveloped regions.  The catalog is also available on-line at

Advent Quiet Day The Diocesan Retreat Committee (DRC) is co-sponsoring an Advent Quiet Morning with Christ Church, Georgetown on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9 am - 12 noon.  The Reverend Susan Thon, retired Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, will be our leader.  The Quiet Morning theme, "Why Advent?", offers time to be still and listen to Advent's invitation to hope as we await the coming of Christ, the fulfillment of God's purpose of justice, mercy, and peace for all beings.  Light refreshments will be provided as we gather in the Christ Church parish hall, (enter through the Church garden).  The Quiet Day will continue in Keith Hall until 12 noon. Please e-mail Cynthia E Fird ( before December 14  if you plan to attend. Christ Church, Georgetown is located at 31st and O Streets, NW. Washington, DC.

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