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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Shared Ministry

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Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a 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. 

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News

An invitation from Bishop

Curry to practice the way of

love

In the first century Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called “church” or “Christian,” this Jesus Movement was simply called “the way.” Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world? The deep roots of our Christian tradition may offer just such a path. For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. Such a pattern is known as a “Rule of Life.” The framework linked here – The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus- Centered Life – outlines a Rule for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. It is designed to be spare and spacious, so that individuals, ministry groups, congregations, and networks can flesh it out in unique ways and build a church- wide treasure trove of stories and resources. I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life- giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world. Your brother in the Way of Jesus, +Michael The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Joint Eucharist and picnic

set for Sunday, Aug. 5

Liz Malone and Lynda Swartz have graciously offered their spacious backyard in Hampton Falls for a joint Eucharist and picnic for both our congregations on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Eucharist will open our time together; the picnic will follow. For any who cannot come, there will be a brief, said Morning Prayer at Christ Church at the usual 10:30 a.m.

Special meeting to be held

in September — be

watching for the date

At the June Bishop’s Committee meeting, there was a good discussion on how best to bring our discernment process to a fruitful conclusion. After reviewing the recent congregational meetings and responses to tour recent survey, it was agreed that we would call a special meeting in each congregation shortly after Labor Day, at which a motion to review and extend our current Covenant would be offered. Included within that review would be provisions for our succession plan upon Fr. Chip’s retirement. A letter, including results of the survey, will be going out to all households July 9 to explain the actions being proposed.

We’re looking for some

help at the altar

With fall already poking its head around the corner, the time has come to start recruiting some new Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Acolytes for both of our churches. If enough people step forward for training, we can lessen the burden on all who serve in this capacity, as our ranks are presently thin enough we often have to schedule folks more often than once a month, which would be the ideal. Interested? Speak with Fr. Chip or our Bishop’s Committee Worship liaison, Sarah Wolf.
Copyright 2018 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

The Shared Ministry

E-News

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a 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. 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

An invitation from Bishop

Curry to practice the way of

love

In the first century Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called “church” or “Christian,” this Jesus Movement was simply called “the way.” Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world? The deep roots of our Christian tradition may offer just such a path. For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. Such a pattern is known as a “Rule of Life.” The framework linked here – The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life – outlines a Rule for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. It is designed to be spare and spacious, so that individuals, ministry groups, congregations, and networks can flesh it out in unique ways and build a church-wide treasure trove of stories and resources. I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world. Your brother in the Way of Jesus, +Michael The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Joint Eucharist and picnic set

for Sunday, Aug. 5

Liz Malone and Lynda Swartz have graciously offered their spacious backyard in Hampton Falls for a joint Eucharist and picnic for both our congregations on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Eucharist will open our time together; the picnic will follow. For any who cannot come, there will be a brief, said Morning Prayer at Christ Church at the usual 10:30 a.m.

Special meeting to be held in

September — be watching

for the date

At the June Bishop’s Committee meeting, there was a good discussion on how best to bring our discernment process to a fruitful conclusion. After reviewing the recent congregational meetings and responses to tour recent survey, it was agreed that we would call a special meeting in each congregation shortly after Labor Day, at which a motion to review and extend our current Covenant would be offered. Included within that review would be provisions for our succession plan upon Fr. Chip’s retirement. A letter, including results of the survey, will be going out to all households July 9 to explain the actions being proposed.

We’re looking for some help

at the altar

With fall already poking its head around the corner, the time has come to start recruiting some new Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Acolytes for both of our churches. If enough people step forward for training, we can lessen the burden on all who serve in this capacity, as our ranks are presently thin enough we often have to schedule folks more often than once a month, which would be the ideal. Interested? Speak with Fr. Chip or our Bishop’s Committee Worship liaison, Sarah Wolf.