This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday  

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!   
For more info on Nyumbani, visit their website, or check out Sr. Mary on Youtube.

Sunday School Children Follow the First Cross : Teachers and students attending Sunday School classes are invited to process out with Miss Ann just as the Closing Hymn begins. We follow the "first" cross and bring each age-group to their respective classrooms. Parents are always welcome to join us! If your child does not wish to process out with Miss Ann, please bring your child to their classroom. Godly Play and Grades 1-3 meet on the Lower Level and Grades 4 and 5 meet on the main level.
The Pastoral Care/Inreach Group will meet at 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. What is PC/I at CCPK? The various ways we tend to the well-being of all our parishioners, particularly those who are ill and unable to come to services. It includes our Eucharistic visitors who take communion, prayer list organizer s, and those with gifts for helping others feel connected to the community. Questions? Contact Yvonne Bryan, 
Calling All Animals In Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, animals are welcome to bring their hu mans to the annual Blessing of Animals this evening 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.  


This Week

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 by Louise Stewart on the Healing Power of Laughter. Louise is a move in coordinator/church outreach coordinator at Asbury Methodist Village.
In 2005, Louise was approached to write a seminar on the Healing Power of Laughter; how laughter helps us mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.  Louise spent a good amount of time doing research on this topic.  In the talk, Louise discusses the benefits of laughter and how to have more laughter in your life.
Next Sunday (Oct. 8th),
the youth will be delivering the sermon as they reflect on their mission trip to Rutland, Vermont. After the service, please join us in the undercroft for a slide show and Q&A session about the trip.  
Women's Fellowship Tea:  Since we do not want to conflict with the Youth's presentation on their service trip, there will NOT be a tea on October 8th.  We are searching for a good date and will follow up with that soon.
Parish Life: Please help feed our fellowship after the 10am service by volunteering to host coffee hour on Oct 15, 22 or October 29th.  Also looking for a coffee hour coordinator for November-December. Contact: Gail T Marks
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!
Youth Group Hay Ride The first youth event of the year will be a hayride and bonfire at Butler's Orchard! Join us for s'mores, games of frisbee, and lots of fall fun. We'll meet at the church at 5:30 pm on October 13th - email Madi ( if you're interested in going!

This Week
at Christ Church

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
11:15 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
Tuesday, October 3
11:15 AM           Staff Meeting
6:30 PM             EFM
Wednesday, October 4
6:30 PM            Holy Eucharist
7:30 PM            Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, October 7
9:30 AM           Flower Guild
Sunday, October 8
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


  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)
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 Angeles Lara's family in Mexico
Nora Wasserman (daughter in law of Nancy Ody)
Cheryl Robinson (sister of Tom Lucas)
For all who mourn
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!
Creed Keith 10/01
Gabriel McLellan 10/01
Michael Parsons 10/03
M. Hill Carter 10/05
Cassie Hart 10/05
Kathy Slack 10/06
Florence Crozier 10/07
Farrand Prindle III 10/07
Frank Shull, III 10/07
Tom Willis 10/07
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. Francis Church
Pray for humane treatment of all of God's creatures, especially companion, rescue, and service animals
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocese of the Southern Philippines
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 thanksgiving for the 25th anniversary of Stephen and Sallie Buck.

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

The Readings for this Week

Jeremiah 22:13-16
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbours work for nothing, and does not give them their wages; who says, 'I will build myself a spacious house with large upper rooms', and who cuts out windows for it, panelling it with cedar, and painting it with vermilion.

Are you a king because you compete in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him. He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? says the Lord.
Psalm 148:1-5, 7-13 
Hallelujah! Praise God from the heavens;* 
   praise God in the heights.
Praise God, all you holy angels;* 
   praise God, all the heavenly host.
Praise God, sun and moon;* 
   praise God, all you shining stars.
Praise God, heaven of heavens,* 
   and you waters above the heavens.
Let them praise God's name,* 
   who commanded, and they were created.
Praise God from the earth,* 
   you sea-monsters and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and fog,* 
   tempestuous wind, obeying God's will;
Mountains and all hills,* 
   fruit trees and all cedars;
Wild beasts and all cattle,* 
   creeping things and winged birds;
Monarchs of the earth and all peoples,* 
   rulers and all judges of the world;
Young men and women,*
   old and young together.
Let them praise God's name,  for God's name only is exalted,* 
   and God's splendor is over earth and heaven.  Hallelujah!
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, "God scatters abroad, gives to the poor; the Lord's righteousness endures forever." 
God who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift!
Matthew 6:25-34
 'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?" or "What will we wear?" For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
 'So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today.

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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