Copyright 2021 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842 christportsnh@comcast.net
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News from the Shared

Ministry (The “E-News”)

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a Shared Ministry in November of 2011. News from the Shared Ministry 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.

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Links to our Calendar

Click here to see our normal calendar of events. Note that most of these are currently suspended and will resume once the coronavirus emergency eases.
Our “Farewell to the Robinsons” weekend This weekend, the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be with us as we celebrate the close of Fr. Chip’s ministry among us as Vicar. On Saturday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m., he will celebrate an outdoor Holy Eucharist on the lawn of Trinity Church (weather permitting), which will include the Reception of Janice Marie Butler into this Communion. As all COVID indicators are now at or below the standards for outdoor services, there are NO restrictions on the number that may attend if we are outdoors. If weather does not permit, this service will be moved indoors with a limit of 26 in attendance. To help us plan for this contingency, please pre-register with Nita in the church office at 603-926-5688 or email her at trinity55ad@gmail.com by noon tomorrow. All safety precautions already in place will continue, including signing in on arrival for contact tracing purposes, sanitizing hands before the service and before receiving Communion, remaining masked throughout the service, and keeping a six-foot distance between family seating groups. Some additional notes on this service: This service will be live-streamed for the benefit of any who prefer not to attend in person – but not on Zoom as we do not have the infrastructure for doing so outdoors. Instead, the link will be to a live YouTube feed: https://youtu.be/TI83EWjjei4. A copy of our bulletin may be found here. Please bring your own lawn chair for this service (if it is outdoors as planned), as seating will not be provided. After this service and a brief time for safely-distanced greetings, the Bishop is meeting with the combined Bishop's Committees over dinner at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m., the Bishop will join us at Christ Church as we celebrate Fr. Chip and Cindy’s retirement from the Shared Ministry. This celebration of the Holy Eucharist will include a “Liturgy of Leave-Taking” during which the Vicar will symbolically “turn in his keys” and other gifts. This service will be live for those present in person, Zoomed to all others. The only ones physically present will be the service participants and a dozen others who have pre-registered. All safety precautions already in place will continue, including signing in on arrival for contact tracing purposes, sanitizing hands before the service and before receiving Communion, remaining masked throughout the service, and keeping a six-foot distance between family seating groups. An outdoor reception on the lawn will follow at noon to allow time for those watching the service from home to drive to the church. Some special surprises are in store during this event, and, like Saturday night, there are NO restrictions as to how many can attend the outdoor portion. If it is moved indoors, there is a limit of 39. Click Here for Our Sunday Morning Service https://zoom.us/j/97645637747 or join us by phone at (929) 205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID 976 4563 7747. A copy of our bulletin may be found here.

The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

– Thursday, May 13 at

7 p.m.

Ascension Day stands alongside Christmas, Easter and Pentecost as one of the four “Major Feasts of Our Lord.” Following the chronology outlined in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, it commemorates our Lord’s Ascension to the Father on the fortieth day after the Resurrection. We will offer a joint celebration of this occasion on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Click the link below to access this service – or join us by phone at (929) 205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID: 928 8921 3728. Click Here for Our Ascension Day Service https://zoom.us/j/92889213728 A Copy of our bulletin may be found here.

A reflective conversation with Fr. Chip

you can watch at home

J.R. Bridle has produced a video, which will be shown as part of this weekend’s “farewell” festivities. As it will be shown indoors, the number who can watch will be limited, so we thought we’d distribute a link to it to all of you so you can watch at home. In it, Fr. Chip reflects on his nearly 40 years of ordained ministry – and his life as our Vicar here on the Seacoast. To watch, click on the link below. Click Here for “A Reflective Conversation with Fr. Chip” https://youtu.be/fcnC7cXnRoU

Tuesday morning Bible study

Our Tuesday morning Bible study continues each week at 10 a.m. We are working our way through the Gospel of Mark. If you would like to join us, click below. The Zoom link shown will be used for all sessions. Click Here https://zoom.us/j/93176439002

Join us Tuesday for Noonday Prayer

Our Tuesday Noonday Prayer service offers an opportunity to pray for our ministry and world. Join us this Tuesday at 1 p.m. for this 15-minute Office followed by a brief check-in conversation. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/96396303836

Highlights from a recent Sunday service

https://www.facebook.com/ChristPortsNH/videos/311027513749266

Forward Day by Day

The May-June-July issue of Forward Day by Day is now out. If you wish a copy and won’t be able to pick one up at your church, call the church office at 926-5688 and we will either mail you one or arrange for you to get your copy.

Resources to help us deal

with the COVID-19 virus

The Diocese of New Hampshire’s resource list Holy Week and Easter guidance The Episcopal Church’s national resource page

Our response to COVID-19

in New Hampshire

Please click here to download this newly updated information on the standards we are now following to keep our congregations safe.

Highlights of the most recent

Bishop’s Committee meeting

Click here
Copyright 2021 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

Links to our Calendar

Click here to see our normal calendar of events. Note that most of these are currently suspended and will resume once the coronavirus emergency eases.

News from the Shared

Ministry (The “E-News”)

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a Shared Ministry in November of 2011. News from the Shared Ministry 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.
Our “Farewell to the Robinsons” weekend This weekend, the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be with us as we celebrate the close of Fr. Chip’s ministry among us as Vicar. On Saturday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m., he will celebrate an outdoor Holy Eucharist on the lawn of Trinity Church (weather permitting), which will include the Reception of Janice Marie Butler into this Communion. As all COVID indicators are now at or below the standards for outdoor services, there are NO restrictions on the number that may attend if we are outdoors. If weather does not permit, this service will be moved indoors with a limit of 26 in attendance. To help us plan for this contingency, please pre-register with Nita in the church office at 603-926-5688 or email her at trinity55ad@gmail.com by noon tomorrow. All safety precautions already in place will continue, including signing in on arrival for contact tracing purposes, sanitizing hands before the service and before receiving Communion, remaining masked throughout the service, and keeping a six-foot distance between family seating groups. Some additional notes on this service: This service will be live-streamed for the benefit of any who prefer not to attend in person – but not on Zoom as we do not have the infrastructure for doing so outdoors. Instead, the link will be to a live YouTube feed: https://youtu.be/TI83EWjjei4. A copy of our bulletin may be found here. Please bring your own lawn chair for this service (if it is outdoors as planned), as seating will not be provided. After this service and a brief time for safely- distanced greetings, the Bishop is meeting with the combined Bishop's Committees over dinner at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m., the Bishop will join us at Christ Church as we celebrate Fr. Chip and Cindy’s retirement from the Shared Ministry. This celebration of the Holy Eucharist will include a “Liturgy of Leave-Taking” during which the Vicar will symbolically “turn in his keys” and other gifts. This service will be live for those present in person, Zoomed to all others. The only ones physically present will be the service participants and a dozen others who have pre-registered. All safety precautions already in place will continue, including signing in on arrival for contact tracing purposes, sanitizing hands before the service and before receiving Communion, remaining masked throughout the service, and keeping a six-foot distance between family seating groups. An outdoor reception on the lawn will follow at noon to allow time for those watching the service from home to drive to the church. Some special surprises are in store during this event, and, like Saturday night, there are NO restrictions as to how many can attend the outdoor portion. If it is moved indoors, there is a limit of 39. Click Here for Our Sunday Morning Service https://zoom.us/j/97645637747 or join us by phone at (929) 205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID 976 4563 7747. A copy of our bulletin may be found here.

The Ascension of Our Lord

Jesus Christ –

Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

Ascension Day stands alongside Christmas, Easter and Pentecost as one of the four “Major Feasts of Our Lord.” Following the chronology outlined in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, it commemorates our Lord’s Ascension to the Father on the fortieth day after the Resurrection. We will offer a joint celebration of this occasion on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Click the link below to access this service – or join us by phone at (929) 205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID: 928 8921 3728. Click Here for Our Ascension Day Service https://zoom.us/j/92889213728 A Copy of our bulletin may be found here.

A reflective conversation with

Fr. Chip you can watch at

home

J.R. Bridle has produced a video, which will be shown as part of this weekend’s “farewell” festivities. As it will be shown indoors, the number who can watch will be limited, so we thought we’d distribute a link to it to all of you so you can watch at home. In it, Fr. Chip reflects on his nearly 40 years of ordained ministry – and his life as our Vicar here on the Seacoast. To watch, click on the link below. Click Here for “A Reflective Conversation with Fr. Chip” https://youtu.be/fcnC7cXnRoU

Tuesday morning Bible study

Our Tuesday morning Bible study continues each week at 10 a.m. We are working our way through the Gospel of Mark. If you would like to join us, click below. The Zoom link shown will be used for all sessions. Click Here https://zoom.us/j/93176439002

Join us Tuesday for Noonday

Prayer

Our Tuesday Noonday Prayer service offers an opportunity to pray for our ministry and world. Join us this Tuesday at 1 p.m. for this 15-minute Office followed by a brief check-in conversation. Click here: https://zoom.us/j/96396303836

Highlights from a recent Sunday service

https://www.facebook.com/ChristPortsNH/videos/311027513749266

Forward Day by Day

The May-June-July issue of Forward Day by Day is now out. If you wish a copy and won’t be able to pick one up at your church, call the church office at 926-5688 and we will either mail you one or arrange for you to get your copy.

Highlights of the most recent

Bishop’s Committee meeting

Click here