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Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire  03801     603-436-8842     christportsnh@comcast.net

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Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a new model of Shared Ministry in November of 2011. The Shared Ministry E-News is typically sent out weekly on Thursday evenings.  If you are not yet receiving the E-News and would like to receive it please sign up through the "Join Our Mailing List" link. If you ever decide you no longer wish to receive the E- News there is a link at the bottom of the email "unsubscribe". If you like it then please forward it on to your friends.

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We welcome submissions that have a connection to the ministry of our two churches. PIease email submissions to porthamp@gmail.com or mail to the Shared Ministry office at Trinity Church,  200 High St, Hampton, NH 03842. NOTE: The deadline to send a submission is Wednesday at noon. 

Lay Leadership

Institute

Saturday, May 6   Registration is now open for the 2017 Lay Leadership Institute (LLI). They are offering ten different seminars this year, more than ever before. The LLI will take place in the Rundlett Middle School in Concord on Saturday, May 6. As before, a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please visit www.nhepiscopal.org/lay- leadership/ on the Episcopal Church of NH’s website for detailed information, a list of seminars offered and to register.

May 7 is “Grubby

Sunday”

This spring’s “Grubby Sunday” clean-up at Christ Church will occur on Sunday, May 7 after the 10:30 Eucharist with a general clean-up of the church grounds and such seasonal projects as placing screens in the windows. As always, “many hands make light work,” so come in your jeans and “grubbies” and join us!

Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 13 The annual Christ Church plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 13th, from 8- 2.  Please consider donating some of the perennials from your gardens or something for the bake sale.   There will be pots available at Christ Church on Sunday, May 7th, in case anyone needs them for the donation of perennials.   Anyone who would like to donate time to make the plant sale a success is welcome to come give us a hand. Smiling faces help make our plant sale GREAT! Shop with Scrip program underway At our Annual Meeting, we rolled out a new fund-raising program, Shop with Scrip. Your purchase of gift cards, which vary from $25 to $100 in face value, allows you to use the full face value of the card – but your church gets a rebate of up to 16% of the card’s value. Cards can be used at over 300 of the nation’s largest brands, including grocery and department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement centers, and more. The next order for gift cards is going in on Sunday, May 14. Please see Tena Wolf, our Christ Church coordinator.
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Fr. Chip blesses the palms on Palm Sunday

April 30 is Recovery Sunday

The Recovery Ministries committee of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire has invited us to set aside Sunday, April 30 (Easter 3) as Recovery Sunday in our diocese. Anyone whose life has been affected by addiction, either their own or the addiction of someone close to them, knows how deeply the disease touches us. Whether the addiction centers on alcohol or drugs or gambling or whatever, the effect is not just a physical malady, but a mental and spiritual one as well. We look to this day to pray for others and ourselves as we uncover our own need for God’s grace in the face of the attachments that pull us away from relationship with God and each other. Since addiction is such a deeply spiritual disease, and recovery from addiction a blessed reprieve from spiritual and physical death, what better place than at the celebration of the Eucharist for us to express our hope for those we love and for ourselves, placing the resurrected Christ at the very center of our lives? Recovery Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for us to reach outside of our own congregations and invite others to come and see. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. There are over 30 of our Episcopal Church of New Hampshire parishes that are host to recovery groups – including both of our congregations. God is doing great things in meeting and common rooms! May we find our Easter joy in the journey together… “Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been known to them in the breaking of the bread.”  (Lk 24:35)   Blessings and peace, The Recovery Ministries Committee

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A Progressive Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Christ Episcopal Church
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Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire  03801     603-436-8842     christportsnh@comcast.net

The Shared

Ministry E-News

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a new model of Shared Ministry in November of 2011. The Shared Ministry E-News is typically sent out weekly on Thursday evenings.  If you are not yet receiving the E-News and would like to receive it please sign up through the "Join Our Mailing List" link. If you ever decide you no longer wish to receive the E- News there is a link at the bottom of the email "unsubscribe". If you like it then please forward it on to your friends.

Content

Submission

We welcome submissions that have a connection to the ministry of our two churches. PIease email submissions to porthamp@gmail.com or mail to the Shared Ministry office at Trinity Church,  200 High St, Hampton, NH 03842. NOTE: The deadline to send a submission is Wednesday at noon. 
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Lay Leadership Institute

Saturday, May 6   Registration is now open for the 2017 Lay Leadership Institute (LLI). They are offering ten different seminars this year, more than ever before. The LLI will take place in the Rundlett Middle School in Concord on Saturday, May 6. As before, a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please visit www.nhepiscopal.org/lay- leadership/ on the Episcopal Church of NH’s website for detailed information, a list of seminars offered and to register.

Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 13 The annual Christ Church plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 13th, from 8-2.  Please consider donating some of the perennials from your gardens or something for the bake sale.   There will be pots available at Christ Church on Sunday, May 7th, in case anyone needs them for the donation of perennials.   Anyone who would like to donate time to make the plant sale a success is welcome to come give us a hand. Smiling faces help make our plant sale GREAT! Easter Vigil at Christ Church