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This Week at Christ Church for June 22, 2016 - June 29, 2016

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN

 
SPECIAL REMINDERS
 
Mission Opportunity:  On Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. the International and Contemplative Mission Groups will welcome Brother Daniel Ludik, OHC, for a reception and supper in Keith Hall.  As the Prior of the Holy Cross Monastery and overseer of the Holy Cross School, our oldest international partners, he will update us on the many exciting developments in Grahamstown, South Africa. Please call or email the parish office to reserve your place.
 
Men’s Discussion Group Next Meets on June 16:  How does our faith shape us in our personal and professional lives?  How do we respond faithfully to the challenges we face in the many roles we fulfill?  Men of Christ Church will begin exploring these as and other questions as a group in a series of discussions this Spring.  Over the course of five evenings from April through June, we are meeting to discuss selected chapters from The Road to Character by David Brooks. Our remaining meetings for the Spring are June 2, and June 16.  Dr. Samuel Johnson will be the subject on June 16.  Join us for any or all evenings for fellowship and discussion.  The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room.
 
Garden Service:  The 9:00 a.m. Sunday service has moved move to its summer location in the Chapel Garden  where it will remain, weather permitting, through Sunday, September 4.
 
Blessing of Pilgrims: Our youth pilgrims and the adults traveling with them leave for England on June 21.  They will receive a blessing at the 9:00 a.m. service in the Chapel Garden, on Sunday, June 19.
 
Summer Adult Education:  Summer Adult Education continues next Sunday, June 19, with the first of a two part series on “Forgive us our Trespasses:  Reconciliation & Forgiveness as Sacrament.”   Please click here for a complete summer Adult Education schedule.

 
LOOKING FORWARD
 
Animal Welfare Mission Group:  There will be a meeting of the Saint Francis Guild on Monday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room on the third floor of the Parish Hall.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Linda Gill.
 
Cookout:  The Men’s Ministry will celebrate its first year with a cookout from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Chapel Garden, and to imagine the future.  All men of the parish are welcome. Click here to RSVP.
 
Bocce Update:  Registration for the Summer League that runs July 14 through September 1 is ongoing.  The fee is $60 through June 17.  For more information, email Catherine Burns or call her at 202-471-4380.
 
Wednesday Morning Bible Study:  Over an ongoing  twelve-week period the Wednesday morning Bible Study group will focus on the Book of Acts which records the earliest experiences of the developing Christian Church.  We will be using a commentary written by New Testament scholar N. T. Wright.  All are welcome to attend the midweek Bible Study held in Keith Hall on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   
 
Soup Kitchen:  Mark your calendars and consider joining us this Spring/Summer 2016.  We meet in the Parish Hall Kitchen, 3116 O Street, N.W., on the third Sunday and Monday of every month. Upcoming volunteer opportunities include Sunday, June 19, Monday, June 20; Sunday, July 17, and Monday, July 18. To sign up or for more information, email Liza Ballantine.  Thanks!
 
Christ Church Thrift Shop:  The Thrift Shop is open for business every Wednesday through June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Lower Level of the Parish Hall.  The shop then will be closed until after Labor Day.  All profits are given to mission partners both near and far.  Your support and donations are always appreciated and can be dropped off at the Parish Hall during office hours.  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 email Cherie Jones or call her at 202-352-7529.

 
MISSION PARTNERS
 
Help Wanted:  Two volunteers are needed to work with the librarians at the Bishop Walker School next Thursday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..  This will involve sorting, cataloguing and generally tidying up from this school year in preparation for next. The two regular librarians, including our own Catherine Marquardt, will be there to work with us.  The BWS is a very important mission partner so this is an especially valuable volunteer opportunity.  Please email Kitty Hempstone if you're interested or have questions.