The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:16
Newcomer Reception This Sunday, February 9, Following the 10am Service Please join church leaders and other newcomers at a reception in the library following the 10am service on Sunday, February 9.  We’d like a chance to get to know you better and for you to learn more about Christ Church!  
Kensington Cares for Caregivers - February 12      On Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, delve into mindfulness, yoga, breadth work and Reiki with veteran practitioners of the healing arts. Join us for the 6:30pm service followed by a light supper and fellowship. Learn how to tap inner resources helpful for facing the challenge of caregiving (or just everyday life!) Presenters: Katherine Smith, MPH, NBC-HWC, is a longtime meditation teacher, National board certified health and wellness coach, and faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), and Christine Meissner, who has extensive experience in many of the healing aspects of yoga and Reiki. The evening is open to all. Tell a friend, bring a friend & PLEASE RSVP to Winnie Holbrooke ( ) or call 301-509-8097
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Children’s Chapel:  We continue to hear Jesus talk about "light." Through art and song, we will share how to share our Christ-light with others. 
Sunday School through Godly Play: The Ten Commandments :  This week, we will learn how the commandments reveal God's love for us and that by keeping them, we love God and others! Age-leveled responses and enrichment activities are offered for children ages 4-10+. Parents, stop by and co-learn with us!
All Parents of Children & Youth are invited to...
Reboot/Reimagine/Refresh 2020!     Please join us on Sunday, February 23, from 11:15am -12:15 pm in the Gathering Room on the lower level. Sunday School and Nursery Care will provide snacks and activities while parents come together and begin a conversation about ministering to our children, youth, and families.

The “GOOD BOOK CLUB” & John !   Come read and discuss the Gospel of John during Epiphany 2020. Group discussions are Sundays at 9:10 a.m. (between the 8:00 and 10:00 services) in the Library running through February. For more info, contact Lee Puricelli ( or Sharon Bartram ( ). The Good Book Club is a great study program offered by Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church. Go to details on how you and your entire family (yes, children too) can engage with the Gospel of John this Epiphany.  Need Child Care during the Good Book Club ? If you would like to take part in the Good Book Club on Sundays, and you have children, please contact Ann Enkiri at
Our Children’s Ministry would like to offer story time in the Children’s Library from 9 - 10 a.m., a cozy space with beautiful books to engage children of all ages.
Samaritan Ministry Next Step Breakfast on March 12    There will be a complimentary breakfast hosted by Samaritan Minsitry at the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC) on March 12 from 7:30-9AM, with in-person stories of life-changing transformation! For more information contact: Rev. David B. Wolf Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington , 202-722-2280 x 310
Parish Life is seeking volunteers to host the weekly coffee hour following the 10 a.m. service . We need your support in order to maintain this important form of fellowship so please use the sign-up sheet in the Undercroft/Parish Hall or contact Jane Aylor at . Other than February 2nd, dates are open from January through April. It’s an easy process and you’re welcome to bring anything that's convenient for you—homemade food or store bought. Beverages are provided. We appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you!

Bible Study at 4 p.m. in the Library   All are welcome to the 4 p.m. Sunday Bible study in the library. No prior preparation is needed and you can drop in and out as you like. We have wonderful lively discussion s – you’ll be surprised how fun it can be to read the Bible! For more info contact Lee Puricelli, .  Currently, we are in the middle of the Gospel of Luke. 

Donations for Heifer International    Christ Church Sunday School has been supporting the mission of Heifer International for over 20 years. Heifer’s mission is to “Pass the Gift”. Your donations to Heifer by feeding "Agnes" (the lamb) on the Outreach table provide not only breeding animals, but education, seeds and even bees to families and villages. For example, if we are able to fund a donation of a pair of lambs to a family who lives somewhere like Kenya, Guatemala and even Appalachia, a family learns to care for the lambs and raise them to become adult sheep. The sheep will produce lambs and wool. As the sheep flock grows, then the family can “Pass the Gift” of a lamb or wool to another family. We have be able to fund ducks, chickens, cows, lambs, seeds and even bees! So please “feed” Agnes the lamb with your donations so we can continue to Pass the Gift and make a difference! Heifer envelopes be found in the back of the church.
Any questions? Please contact Liz Quinn at

Do you have an idea for a new ministry, outreach or capital need beyond the normal scope of the annual budget ?   Funds are available from the parish endowment to support such enhancements to our community in 2020 and you are encouraged to apply for a grant. Application forms are on the hallway table at the church entry or write to Tim McLellan at for an e-copy. Grant applications are due February 29 and funding decisions will be announced soon afterward by the Planned Giving and Endowment Committee.

New Sign Up Sheet Available for Altar Flowers & the Sanctuary Candle   If you wish to sign up for either of these, please contact the Office at , or feel free to sign up at the Church Office door.

Christ Church Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 8
Ministry reports need to be submitted to the church office no later than Feb 15! Questions? Please contact Kurt Ellison and Cynthia Mitchell at wardens .

Vacation Bible School: July 6-10, 2020    Birds and Bugs in God’s Glorious Garden—Please email Ann Enkiri ( ) to register your child in our continuing exploration of God's Creation through Bible Stories, Arts & Crafts, and Science Activities. Registration will open to nonparishioners on Feb. 18th. Thank you!
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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