Week of JUly 25, 2021


Sign Up to Serve! Consolidated sign-up sheet now live: New this week is a streamlined way to sign up to serve as Usher, Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Media Team member, or to donate Altar Flowers.  Volunteers are needed in ALL these capacities, so please take a look ( and sign up where you’re able.  The direct link can always be found in the weekly email. (Any prior sign-up platforms are now discontinued.)

Assistant Rector Office Hours: Christ Church’s new assistant rector, Rev. Katie, will be holding office hours on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm at Le Pain Quotidien (on Penn and 7th). Stop by for a cup of coffee and a chat (about church, about life, about anything!) – she would love to get to know you better! She can also arrange to meet at other times, so send her an email if you want to schedule something.

Additional Worship Opportunities: Wednesday Morning Prayer, 7:30am & Thursday Compline, 8:30pm – via Zoom. The text for both services will be broadcast on the screen or follow along in The Book of Common Prayer online. Volunteers needed to lead services; guidance in advance provided.  Zoom links above and on our event calendar.

Formation & fellowship

FINAL Grill & Chill of the Season – Wednesday 6-8pm: Please join us for our final Grill & Chill of the season! Weather permitting, please bring a picnic or take-out for you and your family, and a blanket or chair. We will provide Brew Crew beer and non-alcoholic drinks for all. If you have fun lawn games or activities, we encourage you to bring them.

Summer Reading Tree: What is on your reading list this summer? We want to hear YOUR recommendations! Grab a “leaf” on the bulletin board near the parish office and add your favorite book to the tree. So far, we have offerings ranging from Brown Bear, Brown Bear to Leaves of Grass.

Friday Night Film Series this SummerJoin us online at 7 pm every Friday throughout the summer to discuss a fun & classic film from each decade since the groovy 1930’s. This Friday, July 30 we will discuss Annie Hall (1977), the classic romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton and Woody Allen. Future movies are Moonstruck (1987) on August 6 and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) on August 13. Watch the movie on your own and join us for a lively discussion. Each discussion stands on its own, so join us any Friday – all are welcome. For more information contact Paul Laymon. Zoom link above and on our events calendar.

Saturday Morning Men’s Spirituality Group, 9am: A long-standing Christ Church tradition, the Saturday Morning Men’s Spirituality Group meets every Saturday at 9am for conversation and reflection. To check whether the group is gathering in-person or via Zoom – or if you would like more information – please contact Paul Laymon.

Outreach: serving the community

July Outreach Partner – Everyone Home DC:  Everyone Home DC provides services for homeless individuals and families,primarily in Wards 7 and 8. Previously known as Capitol Hill Group Ministry,EHDC was founded as a faith community response to the racial tensions in the mid-1960s. Over the past 50-plusyears, the organization has grown from a group of earnest volunteers to anestablished non-profit serving thousands each year.A partner since the ministry’s earliest days, Christ Church continues to be an active supporter of EHDC and its programs,including: Shirley’s Place, a day center for homeless individuals; Street Outreach,activities that connect homeless individuals to services and resources; school backpacks and supplies for children in needy families; and Thanksgiving food basketsand gift cards.

Please consider supporting this outreach partner by purchasing a $50 gift card (Visa, Mastercard, Target, Walmart, or Amazon) to ensure kids in their service area have necessary school supplies this year. You can also make an online donation to Christ Church Outreach (write “School Supplies” in the memo line.) Place your gift cards in the offering plate, turn them in to the office, or make your on-line donation by August 8. Thank you for your generosity!

Call for Donations: We are collecting cases of water for Everyone Home DC (on a table in the Parish Hall), personal care personal care items for the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (basket in the narthex); shelf-stable food for Progress for Christ neighborhood food pantry (wood chest in the narthex); and cleaning supplies for Good Neighbors of Capitol Hill (grey plastic bin by the inside door to the sanctuary). Please consider adding one or more to your next shopping list.