This Week at Christ Church


This Sunday

Welcome Lee Puricelli who is our guest preacher this morning. Lee has been a mentor for Education for Ministry (EFM) for many years and is a strong advocate for lay ministry in the church. Lee is currently serving as a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Washington.
The Youth Mission Trip
returns todayday, June 24th. We are so grateful for their hard work!  Be sure to thank Madison Chase, John Holbrooke, and Rena Godfrey for leading the team to Rutland, Vermont! 

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! Excitement is mounting as Ann, Madi, and parish volunteers prepare to welcome parish and neighborhood children to our annual Vacation Bible School. Our theme, God's Glorious Garden, is based on Episcopal Relief and Development's (ERD) Abundant Life Garden Project-water, seeds, soil, animals, and harvest. It's not too late to register your child or volunteer to help for a morning (9-12:30) or an afternoon (2-5). We would love to have you join us for a week of fun and exploration! If you have any questions, please contact Ann Enkiri (
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, we are so grateful for your generosity!
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!
This Week

at Christ Church

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
Monday, June 26
7:30 PM         Financial Peace University
Wednesday, June 28
11:00 AM        Staff Meeting
6:30 PM          Holy Eucharist
7:10 PM          Needlework Ministry
7:30 PM          Finance Committee
Saturday, July 1
9:30 AM          Altar Guild
Sunday July 2
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
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)
Sister Mary David Totah (friend of Susan Atkinson)
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!
Gerald Fink 06/25
Jean Colvin 06/29
Irina Bukharin 06/30
Brett Holmgren 06/30
Ted Thanos 06/30
For the departed
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Cathedral Chapter
Cathedral Chaplains and Cathedral Volunteers
The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
The Diocese of Nyahururu
(Church of Kenya)
For the World
The United Kingdom, Chechnya, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan; all who suffer famine and violence.
Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God.
The Sanctuary Candle burns to the Glory of God in loving memory of Janet Elaine Davis by the Blackman Family.

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 25

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Genesis 21:8-21
The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along with my son Isaac." The matter was very distressing to Abraham on account of his son. But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you. As for the son of the slave woman, I will make a nation of him also, because he is your offspring." So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the child under one of the bushes. Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot; for she said, "Do not let me look on the death of the child." And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the boy; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Do not be afraid; for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. Come, lift up the boy and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make a great nation of him." Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. She went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink.
God was with the boy, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
Psalm 86:1-10 Inclina, Domine
1 Bow down your ear, O Lord, and answer me, *

for I am poor and in misery.
2 Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful; *

save your servant who puts trust in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God; *

I call upon you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, *

for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, *

and great is your love toward all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer, *

and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon you, *

for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, *

nor anything like your works.
9 All nations you have made will come and worship you, O Lord, *

and glorify your Name.
10 For you are great; you do wondrous things; *

and you alone are God.
Romans 6:1b-11
Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 10:26-31;34-39
Jesus said to the twelve disciples, "So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's foes will be members of one's own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it."

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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Christ Church Parish | 4001 Franklin Street | Kensington | MD | 20817