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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Second Sunday in Lent

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

9:30 a.m. Children's Faith Formation PK3 - Grade 5

In person in the Parish Hall

Nursery care available for ages 0-3

10:00 a.m. Children's Chapel

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

In Person and Live Streaming on YouTube

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10:00 a.m. Service Bulletin

4:00 p.m. Bible Study

In person in the church Library and Live on Zoom (password = Bible)

5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

In person and Live on Zoom 

(password = 20895)

5:00 pm Service Bulletin

Next Sunday - March 12 - the Annual Meeting!

One Service at 10am so that we can all worship together and stay for the Meeting immediately following the service. Come elect vestry members, update the bylaws, and stay for potluck lunch. See you all there!

Children's Ministry Events in Lent:

March 19: "Instructed Eucharist" at the 10am service. Learn a bit more about why we do what we do in worship! All ages will worship together.

March 25: Parents' Morning Out! Reserve your child(ren)'s spot(s) by emailing Ann Enkiri. Adult volunteers needed!

April 6, Maundy Thursday: 5:30 p.m. Children’s Chapel in the Parish Hall with Washing of the Feet and Simple Seder

April 7, Good Friday: Godly Play’s “Faces of Easter” Prayer Garden in the Labyrinth Garden; Self-guided visits from 10 am - Noon; Guided Visit at 3 pm

April 9, Easter Sunday: Children’s Chapel with “Easter Egg” Homily

Festive Reception and Egg Hunt after the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist

Love in Action: Faith & Spiritual Growth

Will You...take take a Lenten journey through our Baptismal Covenant? 

This holy season, you're invited to make a practice of exploring some of the most sacred promises we make in community - our baptismal promises. While the first three questions of our Baptismal Covenant are about belief, the last five promises commit us to action: "Will you...continue, persevere, proclaim, seek, serve, and strive?"

Together we will strive to discover how our promises help us to better know ourselves, our church, our world, and our loving God. 

Will You? is a five week Community Lenten Practice -

Thursdays at 7:00 pm on Zoom*, continuing March 9!

Need a copy of the book? Copies will be available after all of this Sunday's services. All are welcome! Reach out to Hope ( or Lee ( with any questions. 

Zoom Link for "Will You" Discussion Series (password = 20895)

Christ Church Outreach

Episcopal Relief and Development

For the few weeks, Christ Church will continue highlighting the work of Episcopal Relief and Development and raising funds to support their efforts to respond to disasters around the world. This is especially relevant at this time when they are working closely with partners on the ground in Turkey and Syria to provide relief to those devastated by the earthquake. You can donate to ERD using Realm and choosing “Outreach – ERD” as the fund. 

Learn more about ERD and their great work around the world at

Interested in helping to support refugees and migrants? Please contact our Deacon, Sara Thorne at

Coffee, Fellowship and YOU!

While we eagerly await the warm weather and return of Popsicles on the Lawn, we are happy to continue to host Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall after each Sunday 10:00 a.m. service. We are looking for a few good volunteers to serve as host and provide refreshments. A Sign Up sheet is posted in the Parish Hall.

Contact Kate Duchelle at with any questions - or just talk to her at Coffee Hour!

Join Our Children's Ministry Team!

Our growing children's formation ministry needs Sunday morning volunteers from 9:15 am - 10:40 am, on a rotational basis.

  • Help guide children who read through simple lessons and fun activities; or nonreaders in prepared crafts from 9:30 - 10.

  • Support Chapel leaders during children's chapel and assist bringing children up to the sanctuary at The Peace.

Orientation and training provided. Non-parents or parents with grown children are especially encouraged!

The rewards are priceless. Your time in this essential ministry is invaluable.

Email Children's Minister Ann Enkiri for Information or contact one of the Clergy or Grow Team Leaders!

Christ Church Vacation Bible School Returns the Week of June 26-30!

Godly Play Stories & Activities

Calling all adults, youth, and children aged 4-10! This faith-filled "camp" experience is fun for all ages. We need adult and youth leaders (Rising 6th-12th graders).

M-F: 9 am -12 pm core Godly Play program

M-F 12 pm - 2 pm Bring Lunch and Stay to Play.

$50 per child; $100 maximum per family. Scholarships available.

Parishioner registration open now!

Email Ann Enkiri to Register and to Volunteer!

Fourth Sundays Faith Formation Forums after the 10:00 am

The Faith & Spiritual Growth Ministry team announces the launch of Faith Formation Forums on the 4th Sunday of each month, following the 10am service in the Parish Hall. Over the course of the year, topics will include such subjects as art in sacred spaces, music in the church, the path of discipleship, and Godly Play (a way of telling Bible stories and wondering about them together), a tour of Christ Church’s buildings & grounds, and an intro to all the different elements on and around the altar area. We invite you to grow deeper in your faith and closer in your walk with God. Hope to see you there! (Childcare provided.)

The next RSJ Book Discussion will be April 30/May 1. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our last discussion of Horse, by Geraldine Brooks. For our next book, we will be reading The Trayvon Generation, by Elizabeth Alexander. 

In March, 2022 a NY Times book review called The Trayvon Generation "a profound and lyrical meditation on race, class, justice and their intersections with art."  

We hope you will join us on April 30 in person, or May 1 on Zoom, to discuss this small (less than 150 pages) but powerful book.

Bible Study, Sunday Afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we continue to discuss Paul's letters to the Corinthians. It's always fun to read someone else’s mail and there certainly are a lot of interesting things Paul has to say! Come and discuss - no preparation is needed. If you have questions contact Lee Puricelli at

*** Zoom Link : Click HERE ***

This Lent, ERD will reflect on the call to all Christians to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.


Throughout the season, they will focus on the question, “Who Is My Neighbor?” with themes inspired by the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the Sundays in Lent.


This year's Lenten Meditations can be received as daily emails, downloaded in a PDF booklet or read on the ERD website. They will also invite readers to share their own responses to weekly reflection questions related to each theme.

Subscribe to receive daily meditations in your inbox by clicking on the button below.

Subscribe to ERD Daily Lenten Meditations

Prayers for Peace, Thursdays at Noon

There is a short prayer service every Thursday at noon, in person as well as on Zoom (password = 20895). We hope you will join us to pray for a peaceful end to the war in Ukraine, an end to violence in this country, and everywhere there is violent conflict. The service is approximately 15 minutes in length.


Palm Sunday - April 2, 2023

9:45 a.m.  MacMillan Pipe Band

10:00 a.m. Procession with Palms, Holy Eucharist with Reading of the Passion

                In person & live streaming

5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, In person & live on Zoom

Note: No 8:00 a.m. service on Palm Sunday


Tenebrae - Wednesday, April 5, 2023

7:00 p.m. Contemplative Service with Psalms, In person & live streaming


Maundy Thursday- Thursday, April 6, 2023

5:30 p.m. Special Children’s Chapel

6:00 p.m.  Agape Supper in Parish Hall

7:00 p.m.  Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, In person & live streaming


Good Friday - April 7, 2023

Noon       Joint Good Friday Service with Central Montgomery County Episcopal Churches (location TBA)


“Faces of Easter” Prayer Garden for Children & Families:

10:00-12  Self-Guided Visits in the Christ Church Garden

3:00 p.m. Guided Tour of the Faces of Easter with Ann Enkiri


7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Reading of the Passion

In person & live streaming


Easter Sunday! - April 9, 2023

8:00 a.m.  Festival Eucharist, In person only

10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist with music, In person & live streaming

Followed by Easter Egg Hunt and Festive Coffee Hour

Note: no 5:00 p.m. Service

Worship Services & Events at Christ Church Next Week:

Monday, March 6, 2023 - Office Closed

8:30 p.m. Compline - a beautiful short service to end the day

Live on Zoom

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

5:30 p.m. Lectio Divina

Live on Zoom

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Live on Zoom

Thursday, March 9, 2023

12:00 Noon Prayers for Peace

Live on Zoom

7:00 p.m. "Will you?..." Lenten Discussion Series

Live on Zoom

8:30 p.m. Compline

Live on Zoom

Sunday, March 12, 2023

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, One Service

11:15 a.m. Annual Meeting followed by Potluck Lunch (childcare provided)

Meeting will be in person and live on Zoom

No Bible Study

No 5:00 p.m. service

Looking ahead...

March 12 - Annual Meeting (One Service @ 10:00 followed by Annual Meeting and Potluck Lunch)

March 19 - Instructed Eucharist at 10:00 service

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Christ Episcopal Church Kensington

4001 Franklin Street

Kensington MD 20895


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~Micah 6:8

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