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This Week at Christ Church
Click here to view the latest edition of This Week at Christ Church, the parish's weekly e-bulletin, which is distributed each Wednesday. If you would like to be added to the e-distribution and/or mailing list, contact the Parish Office or complete the Contact Us form on this website.

Farewell to the Reverend Kristen Hawley
On Wednesday, September 13, the Rector, Father Timothy Cole, announced that the Reverend Kristen Hawley, Assistant to the Rector since 2013, will soon leave Christ Church, Georgetown, to become the next Rector of Saint David's Church in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Click here for the full text of Father Cole's letter to the parish. Kristen's last Sunday at Christ Church will be October 29. A farewell celebration will take place after the 11:15 Eucharist that morning. All are welcome!

The Reverend Elizabeth Gardner to join Parish Staff
Father Cole is delighted to announce that the Reverend Elizabeth B. Gardner has been appointed Assistant to the Rector at Christ Church. A gifted and caring priest, Elizabeth has previously served as Assistant to the Rector at Saint John's Church, McLean, and Interim Rector at the Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC. She is married to Chris and has two daughters, Annie (16) and Carolyn (14). Elizabeth began her ministry among us on October 15.

Stewardship 2018: Celebrate, Create, Give
The Every Member Canvas for 2018 is now underway. A Stewardship brochure along with a pledge card has been mailed to all parishioners. Pledges may also be submitted through the online pledge form. Pledges and gifts generated by the Every Member Canvas provide over 70% of the operating funds needed to maintain the many and varied ministries of Christ Church. As we prepare to celebrate the parish’s Bicentennial, it will be of great help if pledges are made promptly. As of October 18, the Parish Office had received 59 pledges or gifts amounting to $302,875. The 25 increases averaging over 26% are especially heartening. Thank you for your support of this special community of faith.

Choral Evensong with Dr. Martin Neary
Sunday, October 22, 5:00 p.m.
Distinguished British church musician Martin Neary, LVO, former Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, will lead the Choir of Christ Church at a special service of Choral Evensong, featuring works by Herbert Howells, Felix Mendelssohn, Martin Neary, and Josef Rheinberger. A reception will follow. NOTE: Dr. Neary will also serve as guest conductor at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. liturgies.

Honoring our Veterans
Thursday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.
All Christ Church veterans and their spouses, and all who would like to honor our veterans are invited to a short Act of Remembrance in the church followed by a “Mess Dinner” in Keith Hall. Parishioner and former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Stephen Hadley, will serve as the evening's speaking and the Bishop for the Armed Forces will be present. A color party will be on parade. Dress will be "Mess Dress" uniform or Black Tie. Sixty tickets are available. The cost will be approximately $60 per head. If you would like to reserve a space, contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Please be sure to indicate your branch of service. The closing date for reservations is October 15.

Holy Eucharist & Founders Festival
Sunday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.
The year-long observance of the Bicentennial of Christ Church will commence with a combined celebration of the Holy Eucharist, at 10:00 a.m. The liturgy will feature choral works by Bernard Barrell, William H. Harris, and William Mathias, as well as a new hymn text, How blest are we for founders' gift, by parishioner Gordon Silcox. It will include the premiere of a new congregational mass setting, commissioned for the occasion, by distinguished composer Gary Davison. The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington, will serve as celebrant. The Very Reverend Ian S. Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary, will serve as preacher. The liturgy will be followed by a Founders Festival, featuring period food, drink, and music, as well as educational exhibits and activities for children and youth. Join us as we mark the 200th anniversary of the first of several key milestones in the formation of this historic parish. All are welcome!