First Sunday of Advent

This Week at Christ Church
Wreath Making This Sunday!  
Just after the 10:00 am service in the Parish Hall! Come and enjoy this fun event by making a beautiful Advent wreath, and/or an ornament for your home. For questions or information, please contact Sarah Leung ( ) or Suzanne Lawrence ( )

Reminder from Emily: Please bring some greens if you are able!
Children’s Ministry Programs  
The Nursery is the place for Advent Anticipation, with simple coloring pages and child-friendly nativity play sets. Children's Chapel begins Advent by lighting the The Prophets' Candle of Hope, as we learn the Godly Play Lesson about Isaiah who foretold the birth of the Savior in Bethlehem. Our Parish Advent Wreath-Making will double as an Advent Shepherding Sunday, so that children may join with their families in making Advent wreaths and decorating Christmas ornaments immediately after the 10 AM Holy Eucharist.

The Gift of Advent Prayer: Our Godly Play students have made miniature Advent wreaths and prayer scrolls for our fellow parishioners who worship at 8 AM and 5 PM. Please pick up one, along with your pew bulletin, and enjoy using it as, together, we pray our way to Christmas. Our children are" lifting up to the Lord" each member of our Christ Church family.
Youth Group
 Youth Group will not meet this Sunday. Please enjoy wreath making!

Prime Timers Luncheon This Thursday at 11:30AM!   The Prime Timers will meet on Thursday, December 5 th , 2019 at 11:30 AM in the church undercroft for social time, lunch at 12:00 and a presentation at 12:30-1:30 PM. The title of the presentation is: The History of Rockville Pike: A 300 Year Journey. Please notify Nora Buckley at 301-564-0689 or if you can attend and wish to order a lunch. The cost of the lunch is $10.00.  
Craft and Cake Group, This Thursday Evening, December 5 at 7:30PM  
Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for fellowship, “Crafting & Cake.” Bring a craft... join some friends... have some cake. Open to all who “enjoy the art of making” 7:30-9:30 in the Gathering Room, located on the lower level of the Education Wing.
Contacts: Pam Prindle ( ) or Emily Barry ( )
Bible Study at 4PM Today in the Library
Come join us! We will begin the Gospel according to Luke, called the “Love” Gospel. Come find out why. For questions contact Lee Puricelli at: .
Arcola Kids Holiday Gift Project Put on your Santa Hat and pick an ornament from the Outreach display to shop for holiday gifts for our Arcola Kids!

We have 70 kids who are hoping for holiday surprises. Record your name and phone # on the clipboard list that has your ornament number. Like all kids, each child has many wishes - please donate from their list according to your budget -- for instance a shirt and pants set and a toy or game or a Target gift card -- even Santa does not bring everything on a kid's list!
Deadline is DECEMBER 16TH - PLEASE BRING DONATIONS AS SOON AS CONVENIENT (before and not on the 16th)

Arcola Winter Pantry Bags We will be providing Pantry Bags for 38 Arcola Familes. Bags with beans, canned veggies and fruit, pasta and sauce, etc. help stretch family budgets during period when school is closed and kids don't have access to school meals. A list of preferred food items is on the other Outreach table and the deadline is also the 16th! The families very much appreciate this effort.

Children's Advent Program Dates   
  • Dec. 7th:  Pajamas and Pancakes Parents Morning Out, 9 AM - 1 PM. Children of all ages are invited to come in pj's or comfy clothes for pancakes, stories, crafts, games, service and fun.  Nursery care available for toddlers. We will celebrate St. Nicholas as we trim our tree. Parents--please enjoy some quiet time here at church or out-and-about.  
  • Dec. 15th:  Children's Christmas Pageant during the 10 AM Holy Eucharist  All children are invited to come to the manger and share in presentation of the Nativity story at our Children's Pageant. Does your child have a favorite costume--animal, superhero, or beloved character? Would your child like one of our traditional costumes--angel, shepherd, lamb, donkey? All are welcome at the Holy Child's Manger!
  • Dec. 24th:  We will offer Nursery Care at our early evening service.  

Restarting Friends and Family Prayer List as of 2020    We will be restarting the Friends and Family prayer list in the weekly bulletins starting in 2020. If there are friends and loved ones you wish to remain on the list, please let Peter Hanke, parish administrator know at .
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin Street
Kensington MD 20895

Sunday Services:
8am, 10am, 5pm
Weekday Service:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Sunday's Bulletins for Download  
(including this Sunday's Readings and Prayer List):