This Week at Christ Church
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Bread of Life - Live in Love Edition
You really can't get too much of the Bread of Life. But in case you feel that way, come contemplate what it is to "live in love as Christ loved us." The letter to the Ephesians suggests being kind to one another, tender-hearted and forgiving is a start!
 If you're in town, I hope you'll come to services and live in Love with your family at CC. If you're traveling, I hope you'll live in Love, wherever you are, and be restored in mind, body and spirit.  
Blessings and peace,  
Summer Youth Group Tomorrow, August 26th at 11:15 AM! Ever had a question about church or the Bible that you didn't know the answer to? We'll be doing a Q&A with Mother Emily and Youth Minister Madi in the library on August 26th. Come prepared with questions! Please check with Madison Chase about the gathering if you are interested in attending.
Bible Study will meet tomorrow in the Library at 4 pm. Come join us as we dive deeper in Paul's Letter to the Romans. Email Lee Puricelli ( ) with questions. All are welcome!
"Popsicles on the Lawn"  following the 10AM service! Thanks again to everyone who has volunteered to assist this summer with Popsicles on the Lawn.
Drivers Needed (a.k.a. Angels on Wheels): We have a couple parishioners who would be interested in a ride to church on a monthly basis. Would you be willing to consider this important ministry? Please contact Yvonne Bryan, chair of the Pastoral Care team,, or the Rector, . Thank you!           
Music at Christ Church
"Music of Light and Shadow": An Evening of Chamber Music on Friday, September 7!
Please plan to attend this beautiful evening of music on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The concert features:
Gail Collins, mezzo-soprano,
Chris Gekker, trumpeter,
Christine Castillo, flutist,
Theodore Guerrant, pianist. 
The program features music by Alistair Coleman, Manuel de Falla, Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Edvard Grieg, John Bucchino, Claude Debussy, Samuel Dylan Rosner, George Frideric Handel, Eric Ewazen, and Carson P. Cooman. A free will offering will be taken for the Washington Episcopal Diocesan Immigrant Relief Fund.   
Special Musical Offerings in August during the 10:00am Service
Whether it's sizzling or drizzling, you can feed your soul on Sundays with beautiful music.  
We are blessed with many gifted musicians at CC:
This Sunday: Filbert Hong, violinist, and Anne Rolls, viola da gamba
Next Sunday: Richard Rolls, Baroque flute, and Anne R olls, viola da gamba
Kensington Labor Day Parade on September 3, 2018!  
Come join us as we march/stroll in the 2018 Kensington Labor Day Parade!
It's an incredibly fun morning and a great way to let our neighbors know that we're here and alive with joy!  We will again distribute tote bags, flyers with upcoming events, and of course, candy for the children along the way.
Note: We will be meeting again near St. Paul's Park at 8:30am!  
Please sign up here so we know how many people are coming:
We still need donations of "Parade Candy" to hand out in the parade - individually wrapped hard or soft candy, and gum; for example, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, Salt Water Taffy, Suckers, Starbursts, Skittles, SweetTarts, and Jolly Ranchers.  (No chocolates or other candy that might melt in hot weather.)   
If you would please bring in additional bags of parade candy this Sunday, or during the coming week, it would be a great help!
Questions? Please contact Doug Smith (, Sr. Warden or the Parish Office ( Thank you!
Prime Timers will return on  
Thursday, September 6 th at 11:30AM !
Bill Carey will be discussing the history and background of the Strathmore Hall Foundation and Mansion at Strathmore; the story behind the Music Center at Strathmore and their partner organizations; the programming for the upcoming 2018-2019 season; and the future of Strathmore in the Arts Community in Montgomery County.  Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or call 301-564-0689 to let her know you are attending and if you wish to order a lunch ($10).  Deadline for lunch orders is Monday, Sept. 3.  
Annual Christ Church BBQ / Picnic  
September 9 !
Please mark your calendars for our annual Christ Church bar-b-q/picnic coming up on September 9th following the 10AM service - always a fun event!
Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and turkey burgers will be provided by Parish Life but we would greatly appreciate sides and desserts.  We'll also provide water and lemonade; otherwise parishioners can BYOS (Bring Your Own Soda)!   
We need you help with grilling as well as with setting up and taking down tables. We also need help with setting out the food and with cleanup.  
If you are able to assist, please sign up here:
Questions? Please contact Jane Aylor at .  
Please mark your calendars for the following events:
Sunday School and Youth Group Kickoff - September 16!
Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 7 at 4PM!
Kenya Night - Saturday, October 20!                      
Mote details to come!
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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