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Summer Reading

Join clergy and fellow parishioners in reading The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama & Archibishop Desmond Tutu, during the summer. Discussions in the Fall. See below for details.







This Week at Christ Church

Prayers for our Youth Missioners: Please keep our Youth Missioners and their chaperones in your prayers through June 25 as they travel to, about and from New Orleans. Pictures and stories will be on the televisions in Keith Hall on Sunday.

Georgetown Village: On Sunday, June 25, following the 11:15 a.m. service, members of the parish involved in Georgetown Village will be available to share information about this important neighborhood organization. Georgetown Village, a local non profit established in 2011, helps neighbors age safely and happily in their own homes by providing various support, cultural and social programs.

Summer ReadingThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Wherever the summer may take you, we invite you to join your clergy and fellow parishioners as we read this wonderful book together. The Book of Joy is written by two joyful spiritual giants to answer the timeless question: How are we able to find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? There will be many opportunities to discuss the book together in the Fall. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the church or it can be purchased at Amazon.

Garden Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday: The 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist will be held in the Chapel Garden through September 3, weather permitting.

$200 for our 200th Anniversary: We have exceeded our goal of 200 gifts. Thanks to all who have donated to the 200th Anniversary fund. For any who have not but would still like to do so, your gifts are welcome and gratefully received. The funds will help to defray the Bicentennial celebration expenses. 

Pastoral Care: Pastoral care is a high priority for the parish clergy, including hospital calls, taking communion to and visiting with those who are sick and homebound. The clergy welcomes all information that will assist them in providing this care.

Soup Kitchen and Grate Patrol:  Check your calendar, bring family and frineds - all are welcome, no experience necessary, and we offer school credit! Upcoming dates are: Sunday-Monday, July 16 and 17, and August 20 and 21. Volunteers work in the kitchen, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  making soup and sandwiches and bagging meals.  Grate Patrol volunteers, in partnership with the Salvation Army, deliver meals at seven DC locations, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  For more information visit our website or email Liza Ballantine.

Weekday Services: We invite you to join us in worship during the week. Services include Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m., Monday - Saturday; Noonday Prayer, 12:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; and Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Wednesdays, 7:40 a.m. there is a Holy Eucharist with healing, and on Friday, 12:10 p.m. a Service of Healing and Holy Eucharist. All services take place in the Chapel.

Sermons: The sermon from each Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. service is available on the Christ Church website. If you were unable to come to church or wish to read the sermon, click here.
Yoga at Christ Church: The Yoga Class takes place on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Keith Hall. New participants are always welcome. Questions? Email Cherie Jones or call her at 202-352-7529.
Thrift Shop Summer Closing: The Thrift Shop will be open as usual on Wednesday, June 28, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Shop will then be closed until Wednesday, September 13.

Call for Parish Memorabilia: As part of our Bicentennial celebrations, we will share Christ Church's rich history and unique stories in a variety of ways with the parish and community. We invite submission of any photographs, slides, movies and other media from your time at Christ Church. You may submit high-resolution images to, delivery them to a basket at the back of the church, or leave them at the Parish Office. Please label your items. All non-digital items will be returned.

Bicentennial Dates - Mark Your Calendars:

  • Sunday, November 12: Join us to honor the founding of the church on November 10, 1817! A combined service of Holy Eucharist will be held at 10:00 a.m. featuring the premiere of a new congregational communion setting commissioned for the occasion. A festive reception will follow.
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018: We will mark the laying of the cornerstone of the first church building, laid on May 12, 1818, with a combined Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.A garden party and picnic will follow at Georgetown's historic Tudor Place.
  • Sunday, January 6, 2019: Join us on our 200th anniversary as we celebrate the consecration of the first church building, which occurred on December 30, 1818. There will be a Service of Lessons & Carols for the Feast of the Epiphany at 4:00 p.m., followed by a festive reception in the Auditorium.