This Week at Christ Church
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Bread of Life - Way of Love Edition

For the next five Sundays, we wander through the 6th chapter of the gospel of John, and allow ourselves time to reflect on abundance, real satisfaction, and what it is to be truly alive. I hope you'll find time to rest with us, reflect with us, and grow in love with us these next weeks. When times are anxiety producing, it's even more important to "dwell in faith, rooted and grounded in love" as the letter to the Ephesians encourages. Check out the Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry's introduction to the national church's Way of Love   initiative. If you're here, I hope you'll come to services and rest in Love with your family at CC. If you're traveling, I hope you'll rest in Love, wherever you are, and be restored in mind, body and spirit.  Blessings and peace, Emily
Summer Youth Group Tomorrow at 6:00pm !  
Summer Youth Group will be meeting this Sunday, July 29 th, after the 5 pm service (~6 pm). We will be watching The Prince of Egypt and eating Mediterranean food (falafel, couscous, etc.)!  Let Youth Minister Madison Chase know if you are planning to attend by Saturday night. Then she will know how to plan! Text, call, messenger or email
It's Backpack Time Again!
Please sponsor a backpack for an Arcola Elementary School first grader; and come help assemble about 60 backpacks on Sunday, August 19th following the 10am service. It's easy: 
1. Pick up a Sponsor Kit with instructions from the Outreach table. 
2. Return it with a greeting card and donation towards cost of materials. (suggested donation is $18.00).  Please return ASAP so members of the Outreach Committee can do the shopping. 
3. Come have fun after the service on the 19th to stuff them with supplies & love!
Many thanks for your generous support of this annual project.  
Questions? Contact Virginia Sheard at 301.949.3372 or by email at
"Popsicles on the Lawn" 
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to assist this summer with Popsicles on the Lawn after the 10am 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                                                       Tina & Rusty Cleland

                                                                     -Thanks from Jane Aylor and Sarah Leung, Parish Life

Women's Group Brunch-Please join us for brunch on Sunday, August 19, 2018 after the  10:00 AM  service in the 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. (stuff a backpack and come upstairs!)
Drivers (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? It would mean the world to someone. Please contact Yvonne Bryan, chair of the Pastoral Care team,, or the Rector, Thank you!

WATER: 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.    Thank you to all who have already brought water!                                - The Outreach Committee
Looking Ahead
Summer Youth Group will meet twice more this summer, on Sunday, August 12th and 26th. Both of these meetings will be following the 10 am services.
Christ Episcopal Church will once again participate in Kensington's Annual Labor Day Parade on September 3, 2018 !  We will distribute TOTE BAGS, Christ Episcopal Church Kensington FLYERS and CANDY.  Mark your calendars so that you can join us in the parade! 

Also as we prepare, we welcome donations of "Parade Candy".  "What is parade candy?" you might ask.  It is individually wrapped hard or soft candy, and gum; such as:  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. 

Christ Church BBQ on September 9! Please mark your calendars for our annual barbeque & picnic to kick off the fall. More details to follow. 
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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