This Week at
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
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Christmas Pageant Tomorrow during 10 AM Holy Eucharist Come one and all to support our children in the annual Christmas Pageant during the Liturgy of the Word on the Third Sunday of Advent! The church takes time on this Sunday of the rose-colored candle to remember Mary and her "Yes!" to the Lord. 
Advent Way of Love - Sunday's at 9:00 in the Library   Join us in the library at just a bit after 9:00 until a bit before 10:00 for the third advent way of the session, The Birth Of John the Baptist: Journeying with Community. This week invites participants to see the Way of Love as a journey with community.
Christmas Flowers Deadline   Christmas is a wonderful time to remember loved ones with flower dedications. Contributions and dedications for Christmas flowers are due to the office no later than Monday, December 17. Please be sure to mark your envelopes legibly!
"Angel Tree" Gifts and Food Donations for Arcola Due by 5PM Today!   Thank you everyone who is participating in the Arcola children's Angel Tree and food donations! But, remember all gifts must be UNWRAPPED, but can be put in holiday bags and must be at church no later than THIS SUNDAY!
Kids and Families, Please Help After Today' Coffee Hour for 30 Minutes! We need your help! After youth group/coffee hour this morning, please take 20-30 minutes to help sort/pack bags of holiday food for Arcola families! Come to the 2nd floor classroom just after the coffee hour. Questions? See Boots Scheard or Virginia Blackman at Coffee Hour.
Operation Send Christmas Joy Today after the 10AM Service!   Help send Christmas cards to parishioners who aren't able to get to church very often! All supplies provided. If you'd like to donate beautiful cards to send, that would be delightful. Please bring them with you to the undercroft after the 10am service.
Gifts for Life   The Episcopal Relief and Development Gifts for Life catalogs are available on the outreach table. Please take one and consider how you can honor friends and family with gifts that matter for those who are in need in underdeveloped regions. The catalog is also available online at:
Bible Study today at 4pm in the Library/Parlor   Please join us on Sundays as we begin reading Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel. It should be enlightening and fun to see the differences. Why does Matthew's genealogy of Jesus stop at Abraham but Luke's genealogy continues back to Adam? Come to Bible study and find out the answer and more... All are welcome! No prior preparation is necessary and feel free to drop in any week. Questions? Please contact Lee Puricelli (
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The Feast of Lights & Twelfth Night Potluck Party Come celebrate Epiphany on January 6th! The Feast of Lights is a candlelight service at 5:00 pm that recalls the holy men and women past and present who together form the body of Christ and reflect the Light of Christ coming into the world. Please come experience this beautiful & peaceful service, then stay for the Annual 12th night party. Bring a dish to share!
Be an Altar Angel!   The Altar Guild is looking for volunteers to help prepare the sanctuary for services one week a month! It's usually one-hour setup on Saturday morning and help to reset after the Sunday service you attend. If interested in volunteering, or if you would like more info, please contact Annie Seale ( or Emily Barry (
Tax Planning Regarding Stewardship or Giving to Christ Church?   If you are planning to donate stock or a large check to the church, please start the process now so that it has time to clear before the end of this year and is recorded on your 2018 statement. Consult your tax advisor regarding the new tax laws that impact charitable giving.

Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Friday, 9am-5pm
   301-942-4673 | |