The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  

He said to them,
“When you pray, say:
Father,hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.”
- Luke 11:1-4

Week of July 28, 2019
Please welcome the Rev. John McDuffie, our guest celebrant and preacher this Sunday ! Fr. McDuffie has been a priest in the Diocese of Washington since 1989. He was the rector of St. Dunstan's Church in Bethesda from 1989 to 1998; and more recently, he retired in January 2018 after almost 20 years as the rector of Christ Church, Rockville. John served as the president of the Washington Episcopal Clergy Association for five years in the late 1990's, and served as a clerical member of the Diocesan Standing Committee from 1996 to 2002, and from 2008 to 2010. He is a training facilitator for Field Education supervisors at Virginia Theological Seminary. John is married; he and his wife Mary have five children, five grandchildren, and two more grandchildren on the way. John enjoys playing golf; he is also an accomplished jazz saxophonist and plays in area jam sessions in Washington.
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Bible Study continues this Sunday at 4:00pm Please join us this summer for Bible study as we read Samuel and learn about the rise of Kings over Israel and a young fellow named David! All are welcome and prior preparation is not necessary. For questions contact Lee Puricelli at .  
Updated Sign Up Sheet Available for Altar Flowers & the Sanctuary Candle   If you wish to sign up for either of these, please contact Peter Hanke, Office Administrator at, or feel free to sign up at the Church Office door.
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!


SILENT AUCTION: Everything but the Kitchen Sink!
A fundraiser for cabinets and cupboards
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 6:30pm
We're raising money to upgrade our kitchen with a Tex-Mex Dinner and Silent Auction! The committee asks for bid items by 9:00 am Sunday, September 15, 2019. Please consider donating items such as sporting event tickets, a weekend/week away at your get-away place, wine or other gift baskets, tickets to kid activities or other items.
Items can be dropped off with Peter Hanke in the church office.
Questions? Have a gift idea? Email Annie Seale ( ) or Suzanne Lawrence ( ).
The Planned Giving and Endowment Committee oversees Christ Church's endowment, which funds capital needs and ministries beyond the scope of the annual operating budget of the church. Included are seed grants for new ministries. The committee invites proposals in August for a fall round of grants. As you commence the summer months, please consider ideas that can further our mission and apply! Questions? Contact co-chairs Tim McLellan, or Sharon Bartram, .
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin Street
Kensington MD 20895

Sunday Services:
8am, 10am, 5pm
Weekday Service:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm
Friday, 9am - 12pm

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