The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.
Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests."
And as they went, they were made clean.

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
turned back, praising God with a loud voice.
He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.

Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well."

-Luke 17:11-19

This Week at Christ Church
Children’s Ministry Programs
  • Miss Mary is in the Nursery. Please visit if you need a child-friendly space. 
  • At Children’s Chapel, Cindy Winder and Ann Enkiri will teach about Prayers of the People. We will connect God’s gift of emotions to prayer. We will hear Psalm 111 and sing a song of praise
  • All ages are welcome at Godly Play,immediately following the 10 AM service, to experience the story of Story of the Boy Who Would Be King and the Psalms
  • Youngers (3-6) and olders (7-10+) will both experience the Story of David and the Psalms. 
  • Youngers (3-6) may choose to make a shoebox lyre at their Gift to God Time, while olders (7-10+) may want to write/illustrate a Psalm, find Psalms in the Bible, explore more of David’s story. 

Please stop by Godly Play if you can help today! 
Youth Group This week: May the Force be with you! In Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke embraces the power of the Force in order to destroy the Death Star. In the book of Acts, Saul starts out as a major nay-sayer of the power of God, until he is stopped cold by a voice from heaven, and emerges from the experience with a new faith and a new name: Paul. How can faith guide us? Join our discussion after the 10 am service!
Bible Study cancelled this week
Bible Study is on hiatus this Sunday but will continue next week at 4PM. For questions contact Lee Puricelli at .    
Thank you to everyone who made our Tex Mex Dinner and Silent Auction on September 28th a great success    
Revenues were $8,875 and expenses for reimbursement were $840, leaving us with a profit of more than $8,000!!! We had wonderful donations from our parishioners for silent auction items, and many generous bids from parishioners, as well as a very tasty meal. Special thanks also goes to our hard-working committee members: Jane Aylor, Barbara Ferry, Katharine Gagarin, Aime Keith, Suzanne Lawrence, Pam Prindle, Annie Seale, and Cynthia Winder. And our amazing volunteers: Tina Cleland, Rusty Cleland, Gavin Keith, Carl Keith, Randy Prindle, Bob Quinn, Brenda Rupli, Ted Seale, and Wendy Vitzenty.  Muchas Gracias! 
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!

3rd Annual “Kenya Night” for Nyumbani - Saturday, October 26 at 6-9:30pm 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 Kenyan 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. The theme is “Launching Lives – Life After Nyumbani.” The activities of the evening will help raise funds to support the new entrepreneurship/ career center at Nyumbani Home to help the graduates transition to employment and self-sufficiency Make a reservation at   Questions? Please contact Tina Cleland at 240-505-0921 or Carol Jones at 301-598-0348.

Newcomers Reception NEXT SUNDAY October 20th following the 10AM Service!   There will be a special reception to welcome newcomers in the Library (on the main level) near the Office Entrance Door. You will have a chance to meet other newcomers and several ministry leaders in the Congregation. The reception will be followed by a brief walking tour of the church’s building and grounds!  Interested? Contact Sharon Bartram,, or Cindy Winder, 
Oct. 20 Youth Sunday & Observance of National Children's Sabbath    In our worship services on October 20th, Christ Church will join with congregations of all faiths across the nation as we celebrate our children and youth, and lift up the needs of the most vulnerable children and youth in our country and the world. CC children will help lead the service at 10:00am, and representatives of the Youth Group will reflect on their experiences on their 2019 Mission Trip to North Carolina at all the services.  Let us answer the call to love, protect and celebrate our children and all God's children!

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

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