"I will follow you Lord, but..."
- from Luke 9:51-62

Week of June 30, 2019
TWO Coffee Hours TOMORROW after the 8AM and 10AM Services!
As a thank you for your overwhelming response to the Bridge the Gap campaign, the Budget & Finance Committee is hosting two opportunities for Coffee Hour! 

  • Following the 8AM Service in the Library, stop by for a brief “coffee klatch!”
  • Following the 10AM Service, downstairs in the Parish Hall, stop by for a full coffee hour!

Please join us for
refreshments & fellowship!

We need your pictures!
We’re entering the last phase of developing our new website, so please send any photos depicting the life of the parish to and
Bible Study continues this Sunday at 4:00pm Please join us this summer for Bible study as we read Samuel and learn about the rise of Kings over Israel and a young fellow named David! All are welcome and prior preparation is not necessary. For questions contact Lee Puricelli at .  

Updated Sign Up Sheet Available for Altar Flowers & the Sanctuary Candle   If you wish to sign up for either of these, please contact Peter Hanke, Office Administrator at, or feel free to sign up at the Church Office door.
Come join us for 30 minutes after work to pray!   Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m., some of us come together for a brief time of Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist. It combines the end-of-the day liturgy with familiar prayers and a time for personal meditation and communion. Come join us for a time of fellowship and prayer; see what a difference it makes in your week!
The Cake and Crafting Group will not meet this Thursday because of the July 4 holiday; their next meeting will be on July 18 at 7:30pm. Questions? Please contact Pam Prindle ( ) or Emily Barry ( )


Vacation Bible School Update: God's Glorious Garden--A Home for All Creation   Adult and youth volunteers are preparing to welcome 25 campers for our parish's week-long VBS program. Our theme of Exploring Habitats in God’s Glorious Garden, is founded on Genesis 1, The Story of God’s Creation, with a multi-disciplined approach (art, crafts, Chapel worship, cooking, music, dramatic play, habitat research) to celebrating the diversity of animal and plant life in five different habitats. Together, we will learn about the blessings of protecting and caring for our common home. You can support our efforts to Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle by donating: plastic lidded salad bins (med/lge); yarn; buttons, paper-towel tubes; craft beads Thank you!

Help needed ASAP to organize clothing at the Stepping Stones Family Shelter in Rockville on a weekday. This would take just 3-4 hours, depending on the number of volunteers. Please call Liz Quinn at 301-775-2545 or email her at for details, and to coordinate times/dates.

SILENT AUCTION: Everything but the Kitchen Sink!
A fundraiser for cabinets and cupboards
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 6:30pm
We're raising money to upgrade our kitchen with a Tex-Mex Dinner and Silent Auction! The committee asks for bid items by 9:00 am Sunday, September 15, 2019. Please consider donating items such as sporting event tickets, a weekend/week away at your get-away place, wine or other gift baskets, tickets to kid activities or other items.
Items can be dropped off with Peter Hanke in the church office.
Questions? Have a gift idea? Email Annie Seale ( ) or Suzanne Lawrence ( ).

Please note these Children's Ministry Program Dates:
  • Both Nursery Care and Children’s Chapel continue through the Sundays of Summer

  • July 8-12th: "God's Glorious Garden" Vacation Bible School. Registration and as youth/adult volunteer applications may be submitted by emailing Ann Enkiri at
The Planned Giving and Endowment Committee oversees Christ Church's endowment, which funds capital needs and ministries beyond the scope of the annual operating budget of the church. Included are seed grants for new ministries. The committee invites proposals in August for a fall round of grants. As you commence the summer months, please consider ideas that can further our mission and apply! Questions? Contact co-chairs Tim McLellan, or Sharon Bartram, .
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):