THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
Trinity Sunday: The First Sunday after Pentecost, May 26, is Trinity Sunday, one of the seven principal feasts of the church year. Our services on Trinity Sunday will be Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Retirement Residence (2512 Q Street, N.W.), and 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Jude.
New General Seminary Dean and President to Visit: The Very Reverend Kurt H. Dunkle will visit Christ Church on Sunday, June 2, when he will preach at the morning services and also speak at a special 10:00 a.m. Forum in Keith Hall. The topic of the Forum will be “Why Should You Care About What Goes on at Episcopal Seminaries?” Prior to heading the General Theological Seminary, Dean Dunkle served as Rector of Grace Church in Orange Park, Florida, after being Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Dean Dunkle is a graduate of General Seminary. Before seminary he was a partner in the law firm of Rogers Towers in Jacksonville. He earned his law degree at the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
Join the Episcopal Church: Full membership in the church – the Body of Christ – is by virtue of one’s baptism. However, many people coming from other denominations or who have discovered the Episcopal Church later in life want to mark this passage in a more formal way – in liturgy. If you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, please make that known to any of the clergy who will happily accompany you to the next Confirmation service at the Washington National Cathedral on June 15 at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions about any aspects of this, please ask one of the parish clergy.
Visit from a Mission Partner: Brother Timothy Jolley from the Holy Cross Monastery in Grahamstown, South Africa, is returning to Christ Church from June 14 to June18. He will be preaching at the 11:15 a.m. service on Sunday, June 16,and also be with us for a dinner and discussion on Monday, June 17. The title of the talk Brother Timothy will give then is “Education and Justice?” The dinner, sponsored by our International and Contemplative Mission Groups, will be in Keith Hall at 6:30. Please RSVP the parish office.
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 June dates are Sunday, June 16, and Monday, June 17. Please contact Amy Mathes at the parish office to sign up (email@example.com).
Jobs, Careers and Callings – The Difference Faith Makes: Members of our20's and 30's group are invited to take part in an enjoyable evening with lively discussion on the topic of vocation led by Georgetown Professor R. Bruce Douglass. This event will be on May 31 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 3115 P Street, N.W. It will begin with a cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner and lecture with Q&A. A $20 charge will be collected by cash or check at the door. Come and meet other young professionals for a chance to network, socialize, and engage Christian faith as it relates to careers and callings. Please RSVP by May 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 703-518-5125.
Baptism Dates: Baptisms may be scheduled on the following Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.: June 2 and June 16. Please call the Rector, Stuart Kenworthy, to schedule and plan a baptism. Dates in July and August may be arranged with the Rector.
Yoga at Christ Church: Weekly yoga has resumed at Christ Church on Wednesdays in Keith Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is being taught by James Foulkes and is suitable for all levels and age groups. A six week pass is $72, and drop-ins are $15 per session. Bring a yoga mat and small blanket. Please contact Cherie Jones (email@example.com or 202-352-7529) for more information and to register.
Christ Church Thrift Shop: 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 or at the shop on any Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Camp EDOW 2013: Rising fourth to eighth graders are invited to diocesan summer camp from Sunday, July 28, to Friday, August 2, 2013 at Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Activities include canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, swimming and more! Join us for faith, friends, and fun! Information available atwww.edow.org/camp or like Camp EDOW on Facebook!