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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.






This Week at Christ Church for July 8, 2015 - July 14, 2015




Summer Adult Education: Join us this Sunday, July 12  at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall for our Summer Adult Education & Formation. This week we will begin a 3 week discussion about Faithful Dying. You can view the full schedule here. Nursery care and programming for children 4-12 will be available.

Summer Children’s Education: During the summer adult forum sessions, children age 4 through 5th grade are invited to A Summer of Saints! All ages will combine to learn about a different holy person each week through stories, music, crafts, and all kinds of surprises. Meet us on the second floor of the church building Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m. Contact Rita if you're interested in helping out during a session!

Garden Service: The 9:00 a.m. Sunday service has moved to its summer location in the Chapel Garden. It will remain there, weather permitting, through September 6.



Diaconate Ordination: Lieutenant Chaplain Todd DeLaney, United States Navy, has been with us at Christ Church since 2013 preparing for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church. On Sunday, July 26, he will be ordained to the diaconate by the Right Reverend James Magness, the Episcopal Church’s Bishop for the Armed Forces. This service will take place at Christ Church at 3:30 p.m., and will be followed by a reception. Please join us to celebrate this new ministry.


Search Committee Update: As of June 30, the official window closed for accepting applications for the Rector search. Consistent with the timetable laid out at the beginning of this process (and available on the FAQs page at our website), the committee is now in discernment over the applications received and hopes, with focused effort, the support of the parish, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that a 21st Rector will be called this fall. The committee members thank you all for your support and prayers!

Celebration of the Music Ministry of Michael Lindstrom:  To thank Michael for his 37 years of service and ministry to Christ Church, please join us for a reception in his honor at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 in Keith Hall, following the 11:15 a.m. service.


Organist and Choirmaster Search Update:  The advisory committee appointed to guide the search for our new Organist and Choirmaster has begun auditioning and interviewing candidates.  We have received many applications from around the country and Great Britain and are very pleased with the caliber, experience and passion of the candidates.  Please keep the advisory committee in your prayers and look for another update soon!


Baptism Dates: July 19, September 27, October 4 and November 1 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 clergy to schedule and plan a baptism.

Christ Church Thrift Shop: The thrift store is closed for the summer and will reopen on Wednesday, September 9. Donations of clothing, gift, and kitchen items are needed and may be dropped off at the parish office at 3116 O Street, N.W. any time during the week. Thanks for supporting this very special ministry.  

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 or




Innocents at Risk: Join our mission partner for Cocktails for a Cause on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m., and celebrate summertime with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction. RSVP by sending an email, or purchase tickets here.

Washington Humane Society: Rooftop Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar.