Andrei Rublev, "The Hospitality of Abraham" also known as "The Trinity"

Trinity Sunday
Having celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit last week at Pentecost, this week we contemplate the great mystery of God as one, yet three. How does that theology speak to you today? Or does it?
"The Trinity" is one of the most recognized icons painted by 15th c. Russian iconographer Andrei Rublev. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (depicted as the three angels who appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre in Genesis 18, a story about Abraham and Sarah's great hospitality to strangers) sit around a table, sharing food and drink. Their faces are nearly identical, but they’re dressed in different colors. The Father wears gold; the Son, blue; and the Spirit, green. The Father gazes at the Son. The Son gazes back at the Father, but gestures towards the Spirit. The Spirit gazes at the Father, but points toward the Son with one hand, and opens up the circle with the other, making room for others, for us, to join the sacred meal.   What a beautiful invitation to one and all!

Week of June 16, 2019

Children's Chapel 

Join Ms. Ann for chapel as we learn about symbols of the Holy Trinity. Children's Chapel continues throughout the summer!
Bible Study continues this Sunday at 4:00pm All are welcome and prior preparation is not necessary. For questions contact Lee Puricelli at .
We need your pictures! We’re entering the last phase of developing our new website, so please send any photos depicting the life of the parish to and . Parents, please note: we intend to include photos that have children in them (without names). If you have concerns about the use of your child on our website, please contact Boots and Allison at the emails above, or Doug Smith at .


Reception after the 5:00 pm service on June 23rd
Come to the beautiful Candlelight Communion at 5pm and plan to stay for refreshments (pizza, veggies/munchies, libations) and conversation!
Kick off the Summer in style.

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 ( ).

Please note these Children's Ministry Program Dates:
  • Both Nursery Care and Children’s Chapel continue through the Sundays of Summer

  • July 8-12th: "God's Glorious Garden" Vacation Bible School. Registration and as youth/adult volunteer applications may be submitted by emailing Ann Enkiri at
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,
Bethesda Cares Sandwich Brigade Needs Volunteers
Once a month a team from CC makes sandwiches for Bethesda Cares, so they can distribute them to our homeless and other neighbors in need. This is a great activity for a family (of all ages). You volunteer one Saturday, once a year, to make about 60 sandwiches and deliver them to Bethesda Cares Saturday morning.  We provide full instructions and it’s not only fun, but rewarding! If you are interested, please contact Liz Quinn at or 301-775-2545.
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin Street
Kensington MD 20895

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

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Sunday's Bulletins for Download  
due to technical difficulties, you'll have to come to church to get a bulletin this week! :)
(including this Sunday's Readings and Prayer List):