This Week at Christ Church
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
We welcome our new Parish Administrator! Peter Hanke has accepted the position of Parish Administrator and will be starting in the office on July 9.   
Peter hails from Long Island, NY and has lived in the Bethesda area for more than 10 years. He holds Masters degrees in both Divinity and Communications, and has served as a hospital chaplain at GW Hospital and the NIH. Most recently, Peter served as a communication consultant with the Defense Health Agency, coordinating and moderating educational webinars for Service and Veterans Administration chaplains on psychological health-related topics, to better facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in supporting our service members.  
Peter is a newly wed and just married his wife, Joanne, on June 16 at St. John's, Norwood. They live in Parkwood with his daughter, Lizzie.  
Summer youth group will meet on July 1st in the Undercroft after
the 5 pm service. Middle and high school youth are invited to come out for some Disney-themed fun, including dinner and a costume contest! Contact Madi ( if you have questions.  
Help make our summer special by signing up to help with Popsicles on the Lawn! The sign up sheet is in the Undercroft - we hope to fill all the slots in July and August. It's easy, it's a perfect family activity, and instructions will be provided! If you have questions, please contact Jane Aylor or Sarah Leung, Parish Life.  

Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to Camp Kesem GW !
All 32 cards got sponsored, and we ended up with over $150 left over to be donated to Camp Kesem! Thanks to all who contributed - you've made a huge difference to the Kesem campers.  
Above right: this year's youth mission trip group at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY 
What's Happening Next Week?
Parents of Prospective VBS Campers:  
Registration remains open through tomorrow, July 1st, on the CCPK website: 
Questions? Email Children's Minister Ann Enkiri at
 This is our second year of celebrating God's Glorious Garden and our theme is LIGHT!
When: Monday, July 9 - Friday July 13
Times: 9 AM to 12 Noon, with option to bring a brown bag lunch and stay until 1 PM;
extended day until 4 PM. (Email Ann Enkiri to arrange for childcare until 5 PM.)
Online Registration: Vacation Now open - click here!

Youth Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible School: July 9-13
With camper registration progressing nicely, we now invite our middle and high school youth to volunteer at VBS. We offer volunteers one-hour blocks of activity time: 10 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM. You may volunteer for one hour or more! Here are some skills you might share: photography, storytelling, music and song, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. We have activities planned for Exploring Light in God's Glorious Garden and we are happy to implement your suggestions! Please email Ann Enkiri to volunteer or to ask for more information!  
The office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. Happy Independence Day!

Next Sunday, July 8th, the Rev. David Wolf, Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington will visit CC.  David will preach at all services and after the 10am service, we'll have a time for discussion of SMGW's work with David, and those in the parish who've been actively involved. Plan to come learn about this non-profit founded and supported through the years by numerous Episcopal churches in the region. Want to learn more? Come next week and check out
Bible Study will resume next Sunday (7/8) at 4 pm. Come join us as we delve into Paul's Letter to the Romans. Email Lee Puricelli ( with questions.
Looking Ahead
Prime Timers will remain on summer break through July and August. Our next meeting will be in September.
Check Out These Links for More Information 
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
   301-942-4673 | |
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