This Week at Christ Church
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Bread of Life - Live in Love Edition
You really can't get too much of the Bread of Life. But in case you feel that way, come contemplate what it is to "live in love as Christ loved us." The letter to the Ephesians suggests being kind to one another, tender-hearted and forgiving is a start!
 If you're in town, I hope you'll come to services and live in Love with your family at CC. If you're traveling, I hope you'll live in Love, wherever you are, and be restored in mind, body and spirit.  
I'll still be on vacation, but this week the fantastic the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett will be worshiping with you at 8AM and 10AM, and the Rev. Nathaniel ("Nate") Jung-Chul Lee will be worshiping with you at 5pm.  If you're interested in joining in the witness for peace and tolerance this Sunday, please see the info below.   
Blessings and peace, Emily
Backpack Assembly Tomorrow at 11am! 
Please Come & Help !
Please join in and help us put backpacks together for new Arcola Elementary School students in the Undercroft following the 10AM service.  
We will be delivering the backpacks on Monday the 20th. Please come, help and cheer us on!
Also, many, many thanks to all for your support in sponsoring the materials that we will be assembling! 

Women's Group Brunch
Please join us for brunch on Sunday, August 19, 2018 after the  10:00 AM  service in the Library/Parlor.  Bring your favorite brunch dish (sweet and/or savory) to share.  All are welcome so please join us!!!  Kindly RSVP to Aime Keith at  or
 202-230-6160  (If you want to, stuff a backpack and come upstairs!)

Bible Study will meet tomorrow in the Library at 4 pm. Come join us as we dive deeper in Paul's Letter to the Romans. Email Lee Puricelli ( with questions. All are welcome!

"Popsicles on the Lawn"   Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to assist this summer with Popsicles on the Lawn after the 10 a.m. service. We really appreciate your help! Special thanks to: Liz & Bob Quinn, Susan Atkinson, the Bullard family, Barbara Ferry, the Christmas-Flynn family, the Duchelle-Smith family, Pam Prindle, Aime Keith, Stephanie Feller, the Beltran-Ward family, and Tina & Rusty Cleland. -Thanks from Jane Aylor and Sarah Leung, Parish Life
Drivers Needed (a.k.a. Angels on Wheels): We have a couple parishioners who would be interested in a ride to church on a monthly basis. Would you be willing to consider this important ministry? Please contact Yvonne Bryan, chair of the Pastoral Care team,, or the Rector, Thank you!
When it's 99 degrees in the shade, our neighbors on the street need water. Please bring in bottled water and place in the hallway. It will be transported to Bethesda Cares. Many thanks and thank you to those of you who have already brought some in!  - The Outreach Cmte. 

Music at Christ Church

"Music of Light and Shadow": An Evening of Chamber Music on Friday, September 7!
Please plan to attend this beautiful evening of music on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The concert features:
Gail Collins, mezzo-soprano,
Chris Gekker, trumpeter,
Christine Castillo, flutist,
Theodore Guerrant, pianist. 
The program features music by Alistair Coleman, Manuel de Falla, Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Edvard Grieg, John Bucchino, Claude Debussy, Samuel Dylan Rosner, George Frideric Handel, Eric Ewazen, and Carson P. Cooman. A free will offering will be taken for the Washington Episcopal Diocesan Immigrant Relief Fund.   

Special Musical Offerings in August during the 10:00am Service
Whether it's sizzling or drizzling, you can feed your soul on Sundays with beautiful music.  
We are blessed with many gifted musicians at CC:
August 19: Jason Saffell, tenor
August 26: Filbert Hong, violinist, and Anne Rolls, viola da gamba
Sept 2: Richard Rolls, Baroque flute, and Anne Rolls, viola da gamba
Looking Ahead
Summer Youth Group August 26th at 11:15 AM! Ever had a question about church or the Bible that you didn't know the answer to? We'll be doing a Q&A with Mother Emily and Youth Minister Madi in the library on August 26th. Come prepared with questions! Please check with Madison Chase about the gathering by email or text if you are interested in attending.
Labor Day Parade on September 3, 2018 !  Come join us as we march/stroll in the annual Kensington Labor Day Parade. It's incredibly fun morning and a great way to let our neighbors know that we're here and alive with joy! We will distribute Tote Bags, Flyers with upcoming events, and of course, Candy for the children along the way.  Also as we prepare, we welcome donations of "Parade Candy" - individually wrapped hard or soft candy, and gum; for example, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, Salt Water Taffy, Suckers, Starbursts, Skittles, SweetTarts, and Jolly Ranchers.  No chocolates or other candy that might melt in hot weather. 
Prime Timers will return on Thursday, September 6th .   Bill Carey will be discussing the     history and background of the Strathmore Hall Foundation and Mansion at Strathmore; the story behind the Music Center at Strathmore and their partner organizations;  the programming for the upcoming 2018-2019 season; and the future of Strathmore in the Arts Community in Montgomery County.  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, Sept. 3.
Christ Church BBQ on September 9!
Please mark your calendars for our annual barbeque & picnic to kick off the fall - always a fun event! Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and turkey burgers will be provided by Parish Life but we would greatly appreciate sides and desserts.  We'll also provide water and lemonade. Grill Master Carl Keith will man the grill but needs assistants so we'd like volunteers to help with grilling as well as to set up the tables outside and to dismantle at the end of the picnic. If you are able to assist, please contact Jane Aylor at 
Sunday School and Youth Group Kickoff will be on September 16!
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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