The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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This Week at Christ Church
Tex-Mex Dinner & Silent Auction - Everything but the Kitchen Sink!
TONIGHT, 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/Beef 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. 
Prime Timers Luncheon - This Thursday, October 3, 11:30am   The Prime Timers will meet in the church undercroft on Thursday, October 3rd from 11:30 for social time, lunch, and to enjoy a speaker. The cost of the lunch is $10.00. Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or 301564-0689 by Monday, September 30th to let her know you are coming and if you wish to order a lunch. The Title of the Presentation is: Top 10 Off-the-Beaten Path Places in Montgomery County. The speaker will be Ralph Buglass. 
Cake and Craft Group  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 (  
Sunday School: Children's Michaelmas Celebration Tomorrow   All children are invited to gather in the Godly Play Room immediately following the 10 AM Service for a very special Michaelmas celebration. We will learn about this traditional Sept. 29th Feast of St. Michael and All the Angels, associated with the autumnal equinox. We will celebrate St. Michael's triumph over darkness by playing games and baking Dragon Bread, which we will “slay” for snack. Everyone will take home The Guardian Angel Prayer. 

Youth Group: Turning to God when we feel alone   In the book and movie The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mars after a storm forces his team to leave him behind. In the Old Testament book of Job, a man named Job suffers endlessly and feels that God has abandoned him. Both of these men feel utterly alone - but are they really? Come share in a discussion about times we've felt lonely, and how God is still there when we're at our lowest  
Bible Study at 4PM on Sunday  Please join us for Bible study as we read Samuel and learn about the rise of Kings over Israel and a young fellow named David! For questions contact Lee Puricelli at .    
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!


Blessing of the Animals – NEXT SUNDAY, October 6 at 4pm
Calling all animals in Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, animals are welcome to bring their humans to the annual Blessing of Animals! Come to the courtyard for a brief service of prayers, blessings, a hymn, and a treat (or two) and stay for the 5pm Eucharist
3rd Annual “Kenya Night” for Nyumbani - Saturday, October 26 at 6-9:30pm in the Undercroft  The Outreach Committee invites you to a night of sheer fun for all ages - dinner and dancing with a Kenyan 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. The theme is “Launching Lives – Life After Nyumbani.” The activities of the evening will help raise funds to support the new entrepreneurship/ career center at Nyumbani Home to help the graduates transition to employment and self-sufficiency Make a reservation at   Questions? Please contact Tina Cleland at 240-505-0921 or Carol Jones at 301-598-0348.

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

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