The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Save your Labor Day Morning for Christ Church!

 Join us for the Kensington Labor Day Parade in two weeks! 
The annual Kensington Labor Day Parade is one of the few opportunities we have to get the word out in the community about how awesome Christ Church, Kensington really is. Marching in the parade is also incredible fun for the whole family! Help us pass out the church's message of welcome! 
We will be meeting again at 8:30am!
For more information, contact the church office.  

Week of August 11, 2019
Please Greet Mr. Lee Purcelli our guest preacher this morning. Lee faithfully leads our Sunday afternoon Bible study, as well as co-mentors the Education for Ministry (EfM) program here at Christ Church with Mari Casey. He is the EfM coordinator for the Diocese of Washington and currently serves on the Bishop's Standing Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee for the Diocese.
Backpacks for Arcola Elementary Christ Church has worked with Arcola Elementary over the years making sure children in need are prepared for the coming school year by supplying prefilled backpacks. With these backpacks, parents who will be struggling to find money to cloth and feed their children, will not have to worry about school supplies. Please help fulfill this need by sponsoring a backpack – give a donation of $18 (checks made out to Christ Church –Backpacks in memo) to cover the cost of materials. Backpack Sponsor Envelopes can be found on the Outreach table.

On August 25 th , please join us in the Undercroft following the 10am service to assemble 60 backpacks for delivery to Arcola Elementary on Monday the 26 th . Questions? Please contact Virginia Sheard at 301-949- 3372; []
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!
Craft and Cake Group continues on Thursday evening at 7:30PM  Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for fellowship, “Crafting & Cake.” Bring a craft... join some friends... have some cake. Open to all who “enjoy the art of making” 7:30-9:30 in the Gathering Room, located on the lower level of the Education Wing. Contacts: Pam Prindle ( ) or Emily Barry ( )
Have you lost something at church? An umbrella, or water bottle, or eye glasses perhaps? Please see our church Lost and Found bin , by the armchairs outside of the church office.

Organ Concert on September 6!!! On Friday evening, September 6, at eight o'clock, organist Theodore Guerrant will present a concert of "Great Organ Music from Great Britain." The program will consist of works by Grayston Ives, Norman Cocker, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Alfred Hollins, William Wolstenholme, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, John Ireland, Charles Villiers Stanford, Edward Elgar, and Herbert Sumsion. An English tea will follow the program. A free-will offering will benefit the parish music ministry. All are cordially invited to attend. 

Prime Timers Luncheon Resumes on September 5 The Prime Timers will meet in the church undercroft on Thursday, September 5th from 11:30 -1:30 for social time, lunch and to enjoy a speaker. The cost of the lunch is $10.00. Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or 301-564-0689 by Tuesday, September 3rd to let her know you are coming and if you wish to order a lunch. The speaker will be Bill Offutt and the title of the presentation is: Richard Montgomery; a lecture on Montgomery County’s namesake.
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 and forms to be in 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 The planned giving and endowment committee is now accepting proposals for a fall round of grants. If you have an idea for a new ministry, a capital need beyond the scope of the annual budget or a special, one-time project to further the mission of Christ Church, we welcome your application. Proposals will be accepted until September 15th. Contact Tim McLellan at or Sharon Bartram at for further information.
Important Dates Upcoming:
  • 8/16-8/17: Vestry Retreat Pray for our vestry members as they step out of daily routines to reflect, pray, and to plan for Christ Church.
  • 9/02: Labor Day Parade  Join Christ Church and walk in the parade!
  • 9/08: Christ Church Picnic  Immediately following the 10 AM service.
  • 9/15: Sunday school for PreK-Grade 5 and Youth Group for Grades 6-12 begins at 11:15 AM.
  • 9/28: Dinner and Silent Auction at 6pm Enjoy a TexMex Dinner and win some wonderful services and items!

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

Sunday's Bulletins for Download  
(including this Sunday's Readings and Prayer List):