This Week at
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
This Sunday we consider the fifth practice of the Way of Love, "Bless." 
Jesus called his disciples to give, forgive, teach, and heal in his name. We are empowered by the Spirit to bless everyone we meet, practicing generosity and compassion and proclaiming the Good News with hopeful words and selfless actions. Part of this practice is telling our stories of blessing and inviting others to the Way of Love.
Come downstairs after the 10am service to hear about the youth teams's experience of the practice of being a blessing and being blessed on their service trip to Queens, NY last summer.
(Please scroll all the way down for all announcements!)
~ ~ ~ Today & This Week ~ ~ ~   
Sunday School
We are following the Way of Love readings at Chapel and in our Sunday School classes so that families may talk about Sunday's scripture readings throughout the week. As we process up to Chapel, we sing: the refrain from David Haas' hymn, We Are Called:
. "We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly, we are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God!" (Micah 6:8)
At 10am:
  • Chapel in the Undercroft (ages 3 through Gr. 5) When we gather, we will draw special pictures to reveal that Jesus is present when we bless others with loving care. We will hear the Gospel reading and make up actions for each need we are called to meet. Cindy Winder, Barbara Ferry, and Ann Enkiri co-lead our Chapel gathering and worship time.
Following the 10am service:
  • Godly Play (PreK and K): Andrea Dorf and our youngest students will "story with God" about Ruth. They will wonder about how Ruth, from a foreign land, cares so lovingly for her mother-in-law. They will wonder about God's love for all people and God's blessed delight in all of our differences. 
  • Living the Good News(Gr. 1-3): Ann Enkiri will lead students in dramatizing today's Gospel. Students will make collages of how we can meet others' needs for clean water, good food, and basic clothing..
  • Living the Good News (Gr. 4-5): No class meeting. Students are encouraged to attend the Youth Group's presentation on this past summer's Mission Trip.
   Stewardship 2019!
Please Pick Up Pledge Packets in Back of the Church!
Please be sure to take a moment to find your pledge packet on the table at the back of the church. (If you do not find a packet with your name on it, simply pick up an information sheet and pledge card from the table.)
Christ Church Women (CCW) Meeting This Sunday 
at 11:15am in the Library/Parlor
Please join the Christ Church Women (CCW) Sunday, October 21, 2018 after the 10:00 AM service for our monthly meeting and to make lovely Anglican Prayer Beads.  Pam Prindle will lead the demonstration in making the prayer beads and each person will create their own to take home to use for prayer and meditation.  Anglican Prayer Beads can deepen and transform prayer into a richer spiritual experience.  
We will meet in the Library/Parlor for the prayer bead making, fellowship and enjoying brunch.  Please bring your favorite brunch item to share.  RSVP to Aime Keith at or 202-230-6160 so we will know how many supplies are needed.  We have ample supplies for creating the prayer beads so this event is free!
Bible Study this Sunday at 4pm in the Library
Please join us in the parish library at 4 pm on Sunday as we continue our study of Romans.  All are welcome! No prior preparation is necessary and feel free to drop in any week. Questions? Please contact Lee Puricelli ( )
2nd Annual "Kenya Night" for Nyumbani
TONIGHT at 6-9:30 pm in the Undercroft  
The Outreach Committee invites you to a night of sheer fun for all ages - dinner and dancing with a Kenyan flair, a craft boutique, children's crafts, raffles and more!  Nyumbani is an orphanage in Kenya that supports children and caregivers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Funds raised will be used to build a new greenhouse to grow fresh vegetables for the children and caregivers. Donations of wool yarn and razor scooters in good condition would be joyously accepted.
Click here to buy tickets here for this event. ($15/person or $30/family)
Click here to sign up to volunteer.  
Click here to view pictures of last year's Kenya night on Facebook.
Questions? Please call Tina Cleland 240-505-0921 or Carol Jones 301-598-0348.   

~ ~ ~ Looking Ahead ~ ~ ~   
Prime Timers will meet Thursday, November 1st at 11:30AM
Bill Offutt will present "The Home Front During World War II,"  an overview of life in the D. C. area during World War II, with an emphasis on rationing, volunteering, air raid and blackout drills, shortages, victory gardens, and everyday life. Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or call 301-564-0689 to let her know you are attending and if you wish to order a lunch ($10).  Deadline for lunch orders is Monday October 29.  All are welcome!
Celebration of All Saints on Sunday, November 4th! 
Please join us the baptism of Padraig Crimmins, son of Casey and Conor Crimmins!
 Next All Parish Dinner on Novermber 7, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us for dinner in the Parish Hall. We hope the new time will allow more people to attend and will provide for all who worship at the 6:30 pm Holy Eucharist to come for supper afterwards-without feeling rushed. So, please gather up your fellow parishioners, friends and family and gather together for fellowship, food, and faith-filled fun. Children are invited to bring their favorite card game or board game to play while the grown-ups visit with one another.
Dehumidifier Donation - Thank You!
We have been blessed to receive not only one, but two extra dehumidifiers for the Education Wing. The parishioners who kindly donated them wished to remain anonymous, but we are so grateful for their kind help and generosity!

The Way of Love Series

Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-12pm
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