The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Parades, Organ Music and More!
Annual Parish Picnic TOMORROW, September 8th
following the 10 a.m. service. This is always a fun event to mark the end of Summer and the beginning of our Fall activities. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, water and lemonade will be provided and we’re asking parishioners to bring side dishes and desserts. 

Please contact Jane Aylor of Parish Life ( ) or click below by August 31 to let her know if you can help with any of the following:
  • *bring a side dish or dessert
  • *help with set up and/or clean up
  • *help with grilling

It’s always a great time so let's make this our best picnic ever!

This Week at Christ Church
NEXT SUNDAY - Sunday School for PreK-Grade 5 & Youth Group for Grades 6-12 begins! Shepherding Sunday School for Parents and Children at 11:15 - 12 Noon   

  • This launch of our Sunday School program for children ages 3 -Grade 5 invites children, parents, and teachers to meet in the Parish Hall after the 10 AM service. Together, we will learn about Jesus through the Godly Play Story and activities. Snack, Song, Story, Service!
  • Middle/high school youth and their parents are cordially invited to a kickoff brunch in the youth loft! Come meet Madi and Kitty, fearless leaders of youth, and say hey to your church friends after a long summer away. We’ll introduce this year’s curriculum topic and take a poll for our fall outing as well. New to the group? We’ve got a warm welcome and a special surprise waiting for you! Please email Madi ( if you have any questions. See you there!

Labor Day Parade    Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for and/or participated in this year’s Kensington Labor Day Parade!
Come make a joyful noise with our Choir!   Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. Our choir welcomes new members, especially persons who have some music reading and choral singing experience. We have a fun, busy year ahead! For information e-mail Organist-Choirmaster Teddy at .
Bible Study on hiatus this week! Please join us next week at 4PM! For questions or additional information, please contact Lee Puricelli at .  
**NEW** 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 opposite 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!
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. We have a large collection of items waiting to be claimed including:
  • Black Umbrella – push button opener
  • Beige Umbrella “Chromatic”
  • 4 Water bottles
  • Set of black replacement buttons
  • Maroon shawl
  • Pair black grip-palm gloves
  • Eyeglass case – Kirkland Signature triangular
  • Small orange front-end loader toy
  • Sleep mask
  • Phone case
  • 3 pairs Reading glasses
  • Black cardigan – Arizona Med. (10-12) youth?
  • Purple & Navy winter scarf

Tex-Mex Dinner & Silent Auction - Everything but the Kitchen Sink!
Saturday, September 28, 6 - 8:30pm 

Silent Auction throughout the evening; last bids at 8pm

Doors open at 6pm. Dinner is at 6:30pm; Last auction bids at 8pm. We are planning a delicious Tex Mex Feast of Chicken/Shrimp/Chicken Fajitas with your favorite Tex Mex Fixin’s.

Cost is $20 (individual) and $40 family (up to four people). Sangria and Mexican Beer will be available for a small donation. Silent Auction items will continue to be accepted until September 15th.

Questions? Contact Barbara Ferry (email) or Annie Seale (email) or Suzanne Lawrence (email). Click here for a donation form. Please bring your gift items to Peter Hanke in the Church office. 
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):