This Week at Christ Church

This Sunday

Welcome Kurt Ellison who is our guest preacher this Sunday. In addition to being our Parish Administrator, Kurt also serves as an At Large Member of Diocesan Council, a former Vestry member (and stewardship chair, and Personnel Chair) of St. John's, Chevy Chase, and has served as a guest lecturer on parish administration at Virginia Seminary.
The Youth Mission Trip will depart early Sunday morning, June 18th. Keep them in your prayers and hearts as they drive to Rutland, VT for a week of service in the community, returning Saturday, June 24th. 
Thank you, Property Day Helpers 
Thank you to the folks who have volunteered to come to the painting party Saturday morning, and a tip of the Canterbury Cap to Frank Shaw for organizing!

No Bible Study this Sunday Bible study will resume next week at 4:00 pm.  Come join us! 
This Week

Give Choir a Try this Summer!
Our summer choir begins with a rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the choir room, followed by the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist.  All are most welcome to sing in the summer choir -- in fact, this is a wonderful time to "try out" the choir without the commitment of a mid-week rehearsal.  Summer Choir will run for seven weeks from June 18 through the end of July (July 30). Questions? Send an e-mail to Teddy Guerrant (
Summer office hours  
The office will close at noon on Fridays during the summer months, Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The office remains open Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm.

Vacation Bible School!
Registration is now open for participants and volunteers. Please check the CCPK website. This year we will again offer an extended program until 5pm to support parents. Invite your neighbors! Come learn about the wonders of creation and have a blast! For more information contact Ann Enkiri ( You can sign up for VBS by clicking here.  
Popsicles need your help - sign up to set up and take down the popsicle and lemonade tables outside (or downstairs if weather is bad). Popsicles and detailed instructions provided! Sign up will be in the hallway near the office door this coming Sunday. Questions? contact Gail Marks at
Church expenses are always here, even if you aren't!
Paying your pledge before you leave on summer vacation always helps the church's cash flow. If you are going away on vacation, please consider catching up on your pledge!

Volunteers Needed: Samaritan Ministry (Silver Spring) needs computer mentors and resume writers.  There are no prerequisites (but we do ask for a commitment of at least two 4-hour days a month), and we provide orientation and training.  Flexible schedules! If you are interested please contact Sy Jones( ) or Charlie Briggs (  We look forward to having you join us.
Mark your Calendars for an Organ Recital! On Friday evening, September 1 (the beginning of the Labor Day weekend) Teddy Guerrant will play an organ recital entitled "A Gallic Sampler: French Organ Music Across Four Centuries" including works by de Grigny, Balbastre, Lefebure-Wely, Franck, Saint-Saens, Widor, Vierne, Mulet, Dupre, Langlais, and Durufle.  The French theme will continue into the light reception following with petit fours and champagne, so put this on your calendars now as a fun and festive way to kick off the end-of-the-summer holiday weekend!
Please drive with caution when turning on Everett or Franklin from Conn Ave. There are often fender benders, but last Friday evening, there was an accident where a woman named Sharon Hormby died, and another gentleman was seriously injured. It can be a dangerous intersection. 
This Week
at Christ Church

Sunday, June 18
8:00 AM         Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM         Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM       Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM       Popsicles on the Lawn
5:00 PM         Holy Eucharist
Monday, June 19
7:30 PM         Financial Peace University
Wednesday, June 21
11:00 AM       Staff Meeting
6:30 PM         Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM         Needlework Ministry
Friday, June 23
7:00 PM          Vestry Retreat
Saturday, June 24
9:00 AM          Vestry Retreat
Sunday, June 25
8:00 AM          Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM          Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM        Holy Eucharist
11:15 AM        Popsicles on the Lawn
4:00 PM          Bible Study
5:00 PM          Holy Eucharist

We raise to God those who are on our hearts and in need of prayer.

From Christ Church
Gerry McKiernan
Lin McKiernan
David Robbins
Chlaila Haynie
Eddie Daniels
Andrew Lee
Henry Rutsch
Yvonne Jackson
Barbara Pierson
Madge Darneille
Betsy Robbins
Greg and Ann Gagarin
Calvin Smith
Nancy Maxwell
D.J. Kanapa
Thomas Quinn
Carl Keith
Karen Bruce
Isabel Gottlieb Nemo
Annie Seale
Dorothy Clarke
Bob Mand
Friends and Family of our Community
Karen Sechrist (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Sister Mary Joan (friend of Leslie Everheart)
Bob Lehrman (brother of Lin McKiernan)
Rev. Deborah Fox (friend of Gabby Robbins)
Helen Wheeler (mother of Nancy Gagne)
Naneita Smith (daughter of Calvin Smith)
Oong Choi (father of Deb Bartlett)
Miranda Kramer (friend of Virginia Blackman)
Reverend Sylvia Ball (cousin of Cynthia Mitchell)
James Casey (father of Mari Casey)
Erika Auchterlonie (daughter of Brenda Rupli)
Marian Fryer (friend of Virginia Sheard)
Shari Magno (mother of Roma Hart)
Henry McGlone (friend of Katie Wallace)
We remember those serving our country
Steven Holbrooke
Dallas Sheard
Alex Cox
Andrew Coe
Caleb Daisley
In Thanksgiving For
For those celebrating birthdays this week,
a heartfelt Happy Birthday!
Ann Enkiri 06/19
Sydney Boniface 06/20
Grace Bullard 06/20
Miles LaCroix O'Sullivan 06/20
Helen Buck 06/24
Kurt Ellison 06/24
For the departed
Sharon Hormby
Shadi Adi Najjar
Artem Ziberov
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. Alban's Church, Washington and Iglesia San Albano
Pray for all fathers and those who have been as fathers to us
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
The Diocese of Queensland
Church of Australia
For the World
London, Manchester, Chechnya, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan All who suffer famine and violence
Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God in celebration of the life  of Anna Schmied Burleigh by the Blackman family.
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the Glory of God.
If you would like to add or remove someone on the prayer list, please notify Kurt Ellison in the office at Please notify the office of updates to this list.

The Readings
for the Week of June 18

Genesis 18:1-15
The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. He said, "My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on-since you have come to your servant." So they said, "Do as you have said." And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said,
"Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes." Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
They said to him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" And he said, "There, in the tent." Then one said, "I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?" The Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, and say, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?' Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son." But Sarah denied, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. God said, "Oh yes, you did laugh."

Psalm 116:1, 10-17       Dilexi, quoniam
1 I love you, O Lord, because you have heard my cry for mercy, *
you have listened to me; I will call upon you all my days.
10 How shall I repay you *
for all the good things you have done for me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all the people.
13 Precious in the sight of the Lord *
is the death of God's servants.
14 O Lord, I am your servant; *
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.
15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
and call upon the Name of the Lord.
16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
in the presence of all the people,
17 In the courts of the Lord's house, *
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

Romans 5:1-8
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person-- though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves God's love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

Matthew 9:35-10:8
Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.


Christ Church Parish
4001 Franklin St, Kensington, MD 20895


Mr. Kurt Ellison

 Ms. Ann Enkiri    
 Children's Christian Formation

Dr. Theodore Guerrant
Organist/Choir Master

Ms. Madison Chase
Youth Minister

Mr. Lenord Hawkins

Ms. Nora Buckley
Head Verger

Mr. Tony Coe

 Office Hours
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - Noon

Telephone:  301.942.4673

Service Schedule
 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:00pm

 Wednesdays:  6:30 pm


Sr. Warden

Bonnie Douglas

Clerk - Peter Bartram 

 Barbara Ferry 

Robin Atkinson 
(Budget & Finance)

Frank Shaw   

Brad Christmas 

Brian Woodward

Yvonne Bryan

Lance Kilpatrick

Virginia Blackman
Gail Marks
(Parish Life) 
Ken Amaditz

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