This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday 

Forum:  Sunday, Sept 24  Interested in learning and/or supporting our local immigrant community?  CASA of Maryland staff and it's members will join CCPK for worship and make a presentation at the Adult Forum. Come learn about CASA's many services for immigrants, and hear testimonies from CASA members about their experiences in the D.C. area as immigrants.  Lesley Krauland, a Deacon Postulant in the Diocese of Washington, will be present as well.  She is working with CASA to support spreading the word about their important and valuable services.
Youth group after the 10 am service! Please join us as we get back into the swing of things. Middle - and high-school-aged youth, and their parents, will all meet with Madi Chase in the youth loft. Questions? Contact Ann ( ) or Madi ( ) for more info.
Bible Study today at 4pm Please join the 4:00 pm Sunday Bible study. Feel free to drop-in any week. No prior preparation needed.  Contact Lee Puricelli at for more information.

This Week

Book Sale CCPK will be hosting a book and bake sale Sept 30, 10am-5pm and Oct 1, 11am-1pm!  Now through Sept 24 we will be accepting donations of books of every shape, size and topic!  Please consider donating.  Drop off books in classroom 3, upper hall. Shannon Finn will pick up donations if you are unable to bring the book s to church!  Shannon's cell is 757-650-7617, e-mail is 
Want to do something new and creative for the church? We've got money for that. The Planned Giving and Endowment Committee invites you to submit a Mission & Ministry Grant application for 2017. Contact Kurt Ellison for the form and instructions. Applications accepted until Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Awards announced in October.
FORUM: October 1, Sister Mary Owens, the Executive Director of Nyumbani, will be speaking on the changing issues facing AIDS orphans. Sister Mary has spent the past 25 years serving AIDS orphans and building a loving home for them in Kenya,  which has been highly acclaimed by international agencies. Please plan to be there to welcome Sr Mary and hear her wise and uplifting insights. Perfect way to get in the mood for Kenya Night on the 14th! 
The Pastoral Care/Inreach Group will meet Sunday, October 1st, 11:45 am in the library, CCPK, for our 2nd quarterly meeting.  A lite lunch will be served and we will continue our discussion on ways to enhance Pastoral Care/Inreach at CCPK.
Calling All Animals In Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, animals are welcome to bring their humans to the annual Blessing of Animals next Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm! Come to the courtyard for a brief service of prayers, blessings, a hymn, and a treat (or two) and stay for the 5pm Eucharist.   

The Prime Timers will meet in the church undercroft on Thursday, October 5th from 11:30 - 1:30 for social time and 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 October 2nd if you wish to order a lunch. 
 On Oct. 5th: We'll hear a presentation on the Healing Power of Laughter (that's no joke!).
The Women's Fellowship will meet for tea, nibbles and conversation on Sunday, October 8th after the 10:00 a.m. service in the parlor/library.  Please bring a food item to share.  Tea will be provided.  Let's discuss our upcoming year.  Bring your ideas.  We are also in need of a co-coordinator.   Please RSVP to Aime Keith at and let us know what you plan to bring.  We hope to see you and please bring a friend!
FORUM: October 8 Come hear the youth give a presentation on their trip to Rutland, Vermont. Come hear their stories!
Christ Church Outreach invites you to join us for a Night of Culture Kenyan Style on Saturday, October 14th at 6:00 pm to benefit the Nyumbani Programs for Children and Caregivers affected by HIV/AIDS . Evening includes dinner, children's crafts, face painting, dancing with a tribal flair, Kenyan crafts boutique and more! Reservations are being accepted by Signup Genius beginning September 14th. Tickets: $10 per person, $25 per family (includes dinner, children's crafts, and more!) Watch for more details! See you there!
This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday, September 24
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
6:30 PM            Confirmation Class
Tuesday, September 26
11:00 AM           Staff Meeting
6:30 PM             EFM
Wednesday, September 27
6:30 PM            Holy Eucharist
7:30 PM            Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, September 30
9:30 AM            Flower Guild
10:00 AM          Book Sale
Sunday, October 1
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
11:45 AM          Inreach/Pastoral Care Meeting
4:00 PM           Blessing of the Animals
4:00 PM           Bible Study
5:00 PM           Holy Eucharist
6:30 PM           Confirmation Class

  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
Virginia Sheard
Bob Mand
Armelia Chaponda
Liz McLeod
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)
Matthew Chase (cousin of Madison Chase)
Richard Duchelle (father of Kate Duchelle)
Madalyn Hoffeditz (Steve Hoffeditz's Mother)
Eleanor McIntire (Steve Hoffeditz's Aunt &
         a friend of our choir members)
Elizabeth Guthrie (mother of Emily)
For all who mourn,
For Angeles Lara's family in Mexico
Nora Wasserman (daughter in law of Nancy Ody)
Cheryl Robinson (daughter of Tom Lucas)
We remember those serving our country
Steven Holbrooke
Dallas Sheard
Alex Cox
Andrew Coe
Caleb Daisley
Marian Fryer (friend of Virginia Sheard)
For those celebrating birthdays this week,
a heartfelt Happy Birthday!
John Rowan 09/25
Caleb Albright 09/30
Aidan Kilpatrick 09/30
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
The Church of the Holy Communion,
Church of St. Michael and All Angels
Vocational Deacons Ordination Service (September 30) Pray for those who are to be ordained
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of Southeast Florida
For the World
For all people recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the earthquakes in Mexico, 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 loving memory of Barbara Shen, Diantha Powers, and Tudie Turner.
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the glory of God.
Please notify Kurt Ellison in the office at with updates to this list.

The Readings for this Week

Jonah 3:10-4:11
When God saw what the people of Nineveh did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.
But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, "O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live." And the Lord said, "Is it right for you to be angry?" Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.
The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, "It is better for me to die than to live."
But God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?" And he said, "Yes, angry enough to die." Then the Lord said, "You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?"
Psalm 145:1-8          Exaltabo te, Deus
1 I will exalt you, O God my King, *
and bless your Name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless you *
and praise your Name for ever and ever.
3 Great are you Lord and greatly to be praised; *
there is no end to your greatness.
4 One generation shall praise your works to another *
and shall declare your power.
5 I will ponder the glorious splendor of your majesty *
and all your marvelous works.
6 They shall speak of the might of your wondrous acts, *
and I will tell of your greatness.
7 They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness; *
they shall sing of your righteous deeds.
8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, *
slow to anger and of great kindness.
Philippians 1:21-30
To me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.
Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God's doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well-- since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
Matthew 19:30 - 20:1-16
Jesus said, "Many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, 'Why are you standing here idle all day?' They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard.' When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.' When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, 'These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' But he replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?' So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

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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