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Rector's Welcome

Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown!  Whether you are a life-long Christian or just inquiring about or beginning that wonderful and exciting journey of faith, here at Christ Church you will know welcome, love, respect, and belonging.

 

 

 
 

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This Week at Christ Church for September 17, 2014 - September 24, 2014

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
 
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS
 
Bishop Walker School Gift Many thanks to all the parishioners and friends of our parish who have made gifts for the Bishop Walker School in honor of the Reverend Stuart Kenworthy’s 23 years as Rector of Christ Church.  The resulting single gift will be presented during the 11:15 a.m. service on Sunday, September 21.  Mrs. Maria Walker, wife of the late Bishop John T. Walker, and Dr. James Woody, Executive Director of the school, will join us at that time.
 
Youth Education:  The first day for the Sunday School classes and youth groups to meet for the 2014-2015 program year will be on September 21.  Online registration is still available at our website, .http://www.christchurchgeorgetown.org.    
 
Parents Take Note Parent Meetings will be held the two coming Sundays in the Memorial Room (third floor of the Parish Hall) during the 10:00 a.m. education hour.  Please come for a time to discuss current programming and volunteer opportunities, and to spend time with other parents and leaders.  
Sunday, September 21 – for parents of children in 5th grade and under
Sunday, September 28 – for parents of youth in grades 6 to 12
 
Christian Adult Forum:  The Sunday Adult Forum has resumed in Keith Hall at 10:05 a.m.  The 2014-2015 series is entitled “Prayer and Belief.”  On Sunday, September 21, Professor Susan Bond will speak on “Psalms and Prayer: Petition and Praise.”
 
Saint Francis Guild:  The third annual Pet Supplies Drive is currently underway.  The Guild welcomes contributions of pet-related items, as well as food, which can be left in collection boxes located at various convenient places around the church.  Please refer to the list of items sought attached to each box.  The recipients will be the Washington Humane Society and Pets With Disabilities.   For further information, contact Linda Gill at gill.linda075@gmail.com.
 
Thrift Shop:  The Thrift Shop reopened on Wednesday, September 10, when it resumed its usual Wednesday hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Your merchandise donations will be most welcome. 
 
 
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22
 
Third Space Georgetown – Young Adults Speakers Series:  Please join us onTuesday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Le Pain Quotidian(2815 M Street, N.W.) for this month's gathering of Third Space, where young adults (and their friends) gather over food and drink to discuss and consider the intersection of life and faith.  Third Space Georgetown meets the third Tuesday of each month at LPQ and is open to all.  More information and updates can be found on our Facebook page.
 
Young Adults Gathering:  Please join us on Sunday, September 28, for a “Sacred Objects Tour” at the National Gallery of Art led by art historian Dr. E. A. Carmean.  Meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Memorial Room on the third floor of the Parish Hall. 
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
Music on the Lawn at Grace Church, Georgetown:  Our neighbors at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.) invite us to join them for jazz music on the lawn Thursdays, September 18 and 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  Bring a picnic if you like.  For more information visit their website, www.gracedc.org.
 
S.O.M.E. Breakfast: September has a fifth Tuesday so we will be responsible for the So Others Might Eat breakfast on Tuesday, September 30.  Volunteers meet at the Parish Hall at 6:00 a.m., proceed as a group to the S.O.M.E. location at 71 O Street, N.W., where the breakfast is prepared and served, and return to the Parish Hall about 8:45 a.m.  Please contact the parish office if you can help on September 30.
 
Women’s Bible Study – “Who Do You Say That I Am?” Please join us as we read The Four Witnesses by Robin Griffith-Jones and explore why the four Gospels offer strikingly different testimony to the life and death of Jesus and what this means for our lives and faith.  The study will be guided by the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler.  She can be reached at 202-333-6677 or elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.org if you would like additional information.  Tuesdays: September 30, October 14, 28, November 11, 25, December 2, 16.  Fellowship 6:30 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Memorial Room, third floor Parish Hall.
 
Young Adults at Christ Church:  “First Sunday Brunch” resumes on October 5and will continue on the first Sunday of every month after the 11:15 service.  Please gather at the baptismal font to walk together for brunch and shared company.  Also, please save the date for Sunday, November 16, when we will serve as Mission Partners at the Church of the Epiphany’s “Welcome Table.”  The morning includes worshiping with, and helping to feed, our homeless neighbors.  Meet at 6:00 a.m. at Christ Church.
 
Blessing of the Animals There will be a Blessing of the Animals in the Chapel Garden at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.  This annual event always takes place on the first Sunday in October in order to be in close proximity to the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is October 4.
 
Choral Evensong Returns Choral Evensong resumes in the church at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, followed by a reception in Keith Hall.  Music of Sir John Goss, William Smith, Charles Villiers Stanford, and William H. Harris will be featured.   Choral Evensong will continue on first and third Sundays through May.
 
Youth Retreat:  Our Fall Youth Mini-Retreat, held at the Bishop Claggett Center near Frederick, Maryland, will be Saturday, October 18, from early afternoon to evening. Youth in grades 6 to12 are invited for a day of food, fellowship, and general Fall fun.  The deadline to register is Sunday, October 5.  Contact Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner (rita@christchurchgeorgetown.org) for more information or to register!
 
Soup Kitchen:  Our Soup Kitchen dates are the third Sunday and Monday of the month.  There is a leader for each date and a need for four additional volunteers each time: two sandwich makers (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and two servers (6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.).  Our October dates are Sunday, October 19 and Monday, October 20.  Please contact Amy Mathes at the parish office to sign up –  (amy@christchurchgeorgetown.org).
 
Baptism Dates:  October 5, 19, and November 9 have been set aside for baptisms which could be arranged at the 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., or 5:00 p.m. services.  Please call the Rector, Stuart Kenworthy, to schedule and plan a baptism.
 
Yoga at Christ Church:  The Christ Church yoga class is continuing on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Keith Hall.  New participants always are welcome.  For more information and to register please contact Cherie Jones (202-352-7529,cheryl.jones@sothebysrealty.com).