This Week at
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
 *** Its Super Bowl Chili Time Again! ***
Support This Year's Youth Mission Trip!
Support this year's youth mission trip  
to the Carolinas by ordering chili  
for Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2019!  
You'll find the order forms at the back of the church.  
Please fill one out, put it in an envelope with cash or a  
check made out to CCPK, and place the envelope  
in the marked basket next to the forms.  
Orders are due by January 27th - don't miss out!  
$35 for chili, cornbread, and dessert for four!

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Pledge Envelopes Available We are trying something different this year. As many people do not use envelopes, we were trying to assess how many we actually need and not waste dozens. If you use pledge envelopes at any time during the year, that's great! Just call/email/or stop by the office (301-942-4673) and let our Parish Administrator, Peter Hanke know.
Youth Group Retreat There will be a youth retreat to Pendle Hill Quaker Community in Philadelphia from January 19th to January 21st. Youth group will be cancelled on January 20th as a result. Any middle or high school youth interested in going on the retreat should email Madi ASAP ( Limited spaces available.
Nursery, Children's Chapel and Sunday School: We welcome back Miss Mary Mutisya from her visit with family in Kenya!   We welcome back Miss Mary Mutisya from her visit with family in Kenya! During this Season of Epiphany, we holy children of God are looking for Christ's light--in ourselves and in one another.  We are also listening, making, singing, moving and doing as we find out how we share Christ's light with others.  Watch us sparkle!
At 10am
  • Chapel in the Undercroft (ages 3 through Gr. 5) We will imagine being present at The Baptism of the Lord as we hear Luke's Gospel. What do we see? What do we hear? What might it all mean?  We will sing "Holy Child of God." Miss Ann and Cindy Winder. 
Following the 10am service
  • Godly Play (PreK and K): Miss Ann and the children will wonder some more about the Christmas Story and sacred space.  How does Jesus change the simple stable where he is born?  What did the magi see when the arrived?  We will look at light in many Nativity images.  We will make simple churches.
  • Living the Good News(Gr. 1-3): Stephanie Feller and the children will learn about Jesus' baptism, looking for signs of the Holy Trinity through drama and art. God loves each one of us and knows our names!

  • Living the Good News (Gr. 4-5): John Ward and the students will look at our Baptismal Service.  What promises do we make during Baptism? 
Youth group this week will be combined in the Loft   Madi will introduce our new winter/spring discussion topic: Holy Men and Women! We'll be learning about martyrs, saints, storytellers, and activists who have shaped the Episcopal Church and the world with their compassion and faith. Middle and high schoolers are invited to join the conversation .
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"Socks Sunday" on January 27! Donate a pair (or pairs) of NEW athletic socks on SOCKS SUNDAY! All socks will be given to Bethesda Cares for their homeless clients in need of clean, warm socks. Donate as many as you wish to those in need!
Altar Flower & Sanctuary Candle Dedications Dedicating the Altar Flowers or Sanctuary Candle is a way to remember loved ones who have gone before us, or celebrate a blessing in our lives. If you would like to dedicate the altar flowers or sanctuary candle for a particular Sunday, please sign up on the sheet on the Church Office door and give a donations of $50 for the Altar Flowers or $20 for the sanctuary candle. The office will contact you during the week for the details of your dedication.
Save the Date: Vacation Bible School, July 8-12! Save the dates now for our week-long VBS program that runs from 9 AM - 4 PM. We will Explore God's Glorious Garden, focusing on habitats, as we learn to care for God's creation through sacred scripture and science. Email Children's Minister Ann Enkiri with questions or to reserve a spot:

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