This Week at
Christ Episcopal Parish Kensington
Please join us:
Way of Love Discussion Time during Coffee Hour!
This Sunday we examine the second of the seven practices for a Jesus-centered life: Learn.  It is said that by reading and reflecting on the Bible, especially the life and teachings of Jesus, we draw near to God and God's word dwells in us.   Do you find that to be true?  Or, have you found the Bible confusing,  unapproachable or daunting? Come downstairs after the 10:00 service for coffee and conversation about your experiences and views of the Good Book! 
Guest Preacher and Celebrants this Sunday!
Mr. Lee Purcelli  preaching at 8am, 10am and 5pm  
Lee leads our Sunday afternoon Bible study, as well as coordinates our Exploration for Ministry (EfM) program. In his spare time, Lee keeps foods safe for your consumption at the Dept of Agriculture! Please take a moment to greet him
The Rev. Virginia Brown-Nolan at 8am and 10am
We are pleased to welcome the Rev. Virginia Brown-Nolan back to Christ Church this morning as our guest celebrant. Over the past three decades, she has served congregations in Washington, D.C.; Silver Spring, Maryland and beyond. She was the Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church on 15th Street for almost 12 years.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Kortright Davis at 5pm
Please greet Canon Davis, Professor of Theology at the Howard University School of Divinity, and the Rector Emeritus of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Washington, who will be our guest celebrant. He and his family joined Christ Church, Kensington in 1983, and have retained official membership here ever since!
Sunday School and Youth Group

Sunday School:
We are following the Way of Love readings at Chapel and in our Sunday School classes so that families may talk about Sunday's scripture readings throughout the week.
  • Chapel
    (Pre-K & K): We will draw, sing and pray about answering God's call to "walk in the name of the Lord for ever and ever."
  • Godly Play
    (Gr. 1-3): Andrea Dorff McGray will present the Parable of the Great Pearl, so that the children may wonder about just how precious we are to Jesus.
  • Living the Good News (Gr. 4-5): Students will read the Gospel parables in Matthew 13.
Ann Enkiri  will lead Grades 1-3 in learning the parables through drama and art,  while Liz Quinn leads Grades 4 & 5 in figuring out what these ancient stories about treasure hunters and merchants mean for our own lives. 
Youth Group:
Middle and high school youth are invited to join Madi and Kitty in the loft for youth group today. We continue our study of superheroes with Madi's personal favorite - Captain America! Come out for snacks and great conversation. Questions? Contact Madi ( ) for more info.

Bible Study this Sunday at 4pm in the Library
Please join us in the parish library at 4 pm on Sunday as we continue our study of Romans.  All are welcome! No prior preparation is necessary and feel free to drop in any week. Questions? Please contact Lee Puricelli ( )

Coffee Hour Needs YOUR Support!
Enjoy meeting friends after the 10 a.m. Sunday service with snacks? If so, coffee hour needs YOU ! Please sign up for a Sunday!
It's very easy. Coffee is already made and brewing; hot water for tea is already heating by the time you arrive.  We need at least two volunteers per week to bring in snacks , any of the following: cookies, muffins, pound cake, donuts, bagels, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc. Lemonade and half and half will be in the fridge; all volunteers need to do is set up and then clean up at noon once coffee hour ends.   
The Coffee Hour sign up sheet with dates is outside the sanctuary; there are still many available slots to be filled
. Please sign up this week or e-mail your preferred dates to Jane Aylor at Thanks in advance from the Parish Life team!    
Prime Timers will meet this Thursday, October 4
at 11:30am in the Undercroft
Acclaimed author (and Christ Church member) Phil Padgett will be speaking on his new book, Advocating Overlord , which tells the story of creating a viable plan for D-Day and winning the allies 1943 decision to go with the "Overlord Strategy" for
liberating Europe, which would begin with a cross-channel invasion of Normandy, France. Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or call 301-564-0689 by Monday, Oct. 1 if you wish to order lunch ($10).    

~ ~ ~ Looking Ahead ~ ~ ~  
Youth Group Trip to the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October 13
The youth will be going to the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October 13 to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and have a historically fun time! Any interested middle and high schoolers (and their friends!) are invited to join us; we will be leaving the church parking lot by 9:30 am. Please RSVP to Madi Chase ( ) by Sunday, September 30th.
2nd Annual "Kenya Night" for Nyumbani  
Saturday, October 20 at 6-9:30 pm in the Undercroft  
The Outreach Committee invites you to a night of sheer fun for all ages - dinner and dancing with a tribal flair, a Kenyan craft boutique, children's crafts, raffles and more!  Nyumbani is an orphanage in Kenya that supports children and caregivers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Funds raised will be used to build a new greenhouse to grow fresh vegetables for the children and caregivers. Donations of wool yarn and razor scooters in good condition would be joyously accepted.
Click here to buy tickets here for this event. ($15/person or $30/family)
Click here to sign up to volunteer.  
Click here to view pictures of last year's Kenya night on Facebook.
Questions? Please call Tina Cleland 240-505-0921 or Carol Jones 301-598-0348.  
Christ Church Women (CCW) Meeting on October 21  
at 11:15am in the Library/Parlor
Please join the Christ Church Women (CCW) Sunday, October 21, 2018 after the 10:00 AM service for their monthly fellowship and brunch. This month, Pam Prindle will lead the demonstration in making Anglican prayer beads and each person will create their own to take home to use for prayer and meditation.  (Anglican Prayer Beads can deepen and transform prayer into a richer spiritual experience.) We have ample supplies for creating the prayer beads so this event is free!  
Please RSVP to Aime Keith at or 202-230-6160 so we will know how many sets of supplies are needed.  Please also bring your favorite brunch item to share. 
Christ Church on the Road!
The next Christ Church on the Road trip will be to the National Geographic Museum to see The Tomb of Christ. The trip is still in the planning stage; more details to come!

The Way of Love Series

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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