Sunday, August 19, 2018


Christ Church T-shirts: WOMEN’S Christ Church t-shirts are for sale in the parish hall for $10 each.  Due to ordering restrictions, only women’s sizes in sizes XS  – 2X are available. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted.

Parish Choir Season Kickoff, Wednesday, September 5 from 7:30-9:15pm:  The Parish Choir will have its first rehearsal and start a new season of great choral music on September 5. All present and former singers, instrumentalists, those looking for a team experience and fence sitters are welcome. The choir is open to high school students and adults.  With occasional exceptions, the regular weekly schedule is Wednesday rehearsals from 7:30 to 9:15pm and Sunday warm-up at 10am before the 11am service. There is no better way to get started than to jump in with both feet. Don’t be bashful…new members are always warmly welcomed! If you have any questions, please speak to any chorister or to our Music Director, Richard Thibadeau, otherwise just show up in the Sanctuary at 7:30 on Wednesday, September 5.

Nationals vs Cubs baseball game, Sun. Sept. 9th, 1:35pm:  Join a group of Christ Church parishioners attending the ball game on Sun. Sept. 9th at 1:35pm. Tickets are $36/person, including a $10 concession credit. (Please note the price change – – we opted for a higher priced ticket for better seating & shade.) The deadline to sign up is August 19th. Please sign up on the sheet at the Welcome Table or send an email to with number of tickets you need. Thank you to Keith Lopes and the Connect Working Group for coordinating this fun fellowship event. Go Nats!

Going Camping! 2nd Annual Christ Church Camping Trip: Please join us on Sat. Oct. 6 – Mon. Oct. 8 (Columbus Day weekend) for a camping fellowship trip to Massanetta Springs near beautiful Harrisonburg, VA. Reservation and payment are due August 17th. To RSVP, please email Jennifer to receive the Google RSVP Form. An invoice will be sent for payment. Prices depend on your lodging option and includes 6 meals. Accommodations include tent camping, rustic cabins with shared bath house facility, or a lodge room with two single beds and a shared bathroom with another room.

Education Events

10 Minute Education Series: Famous Peeps –Each Sunday throughout the summer, we will have our summer education series – “Who’s That? Anglicans/Episcopalians who Shaped the Church.” Grab a cup of coffee after both the 9am and 11am service and return to the sanctuary for 8 minutes of lecture plus 2 minutes of questions.  Aug. 19th: Massey Shepherd, liturgist influential in the development of the 1979 prayer book.

Save-the-Date for Children and Youth Programming Orientation: If you are a parent or a Sunday School teacher, or might consider being a Sunday School teacher, please join us on August 26, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, in the Parish Hall. We will present our Sunday School curriculum for 2018-2019, outline our additional programming events for children and youth, and provide classroom management tips for teachers. It’s going to be another exciting year and we will need your help to make it happen! Contact Serena for more information.

Outreach Events

Sip and Savor with Capitol Hill Group Ministry on Saturday, September 8th: CHGM will hold its third annual Sip and Savor event on Saturday, September 8th, 7:30 -10:30 pm at the historic Eastern Market’s North Hall. Sip and Savor will be a lively celebration of local food, craft beer, wine, cider, spirits, and music–all in support of our homeless neighbors. Join us for unlimited food and beverage samples from 24 of the Capitol Hill area’s best restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries while you enjoy music performed by local artists and bid on fabulous silent auction prizes. Early Bird tickets are $60 through August 10th. $25 teetotaler tickets are also available. For more information, visit