Copyright 2020 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842 christportsnh@comcast.net
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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.

E-News archives

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.

Join us on Zoom for Trinity Sunday!

This Sunday at 10:00 a.m., you are invited to a Zoom gathering marking Trinity Sunday. To connect from your browser, click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/96582314734. Alternatively, you may dial in at the following number: 1 (929) 205-6099, and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 965 8231 4734. You may access a bulletin for this service later this week. This service will consist of the Liturgy of the Word, a meditation, prayers, and an invitation to join one another in “spiritual communion.” After the actual liturgy itself, you are invited to stay on line and join us for a “virtual coffee hour” so we can catch up with each other and keep our connections going while in-person worship is suspended. If you need a “tutorial” on how all this works, just click here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

The Bishop is coming! Well, at least

virtually anyway…

On Sunday, June 14, Bishop Hirschfeld was scheduled to make his parochial visitation to Trinity Church. As it turns out, he won’t be making that visit in person – but he will be with us anyway. He will be our preacher that Sunday and will stay online with us afterward for “coffee hour.” Be sure to join us as we “welcome” Bishop +Rob to our Shared Ministry!

A new way of staying in touch and spiritually nourished

Each week, we now have a new Zoom gathering to help keep our people connected with one another and spiritually nourished. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30, we are offering the brief Noonday office from p. 138 of the Book of Common Prayer, followed by a time of conversation and connection. This link will access any of these gatherings between now and the end of June: https://zoom.us/j/96264493478 No computer? Dial in at the following number: 1 (929) 205-6099 and when prompted enter the meeting ID: 962-6449-3478.

Updated coronavirus-related news

1. Little Blessings Child Care Center has now reopened on a limited basis as of Monday, May 18 (children of essential workers only). We will open to a broader community once the state’s Stay at Home 2.0 restrictions are lifted. 2. There will be no regular office hours at Christ Church until the state’s Stay at Home 2.0 restrictions are lifted. The Vicar will, however, be available by appointment should the need arise, maintaining a safe distance for your well-being. 3. The Shared Ministry Office in Hobbs House is technically closed, but Nita is still coming in to do those tasks that cannot be done from home. For now, it would be best to transact business by phone or email, limiting in-person visits to such essential tasks as picking up mail or check-signing. One of the ways you can show this continued support of our ministry is by continuing to make your pledge offerings as scheduled, even though you are not physically present. Your generosity will keep us going until the full scope of our in-person ministry can resume.

Electronic giving – even without PayPal or the like

Another way to give electronically to your congregation during our time of physical distancing is through your own bank. Most banks these days offer their customers an automatic bill pay service where the bank will send payments directly to whomever you designate. You set up the amount and frequency, and the bank sends a check to your church with no additional fees. You will need to check with your bank to see if they offer this service and for information on how to set it up.

Christ Church calendar drawings are underway!

Just before the coronavirus shutdown started, we had begun selling fundraising calendars at Christ Church in preparation for drawing names in April. Then the shutdown struck and we postponed things. Well, we’re back – and have started drawings as of this past Monday, June 1, so get out your calendar (if you bought one) and “translate” – the dates will be the same, the days of the week won’t. We’ll draw a name each day of June, and, as in past years, put any names drawn back in the basket so they can potentially win again. Didn’t buy a calendar before the shutdown? There’s one last chance. Just email Tena Wolf at tlwolf879@yahoo.com and she’ll set you up. Calendars are $10 each and support the mission and ministry of Christ Church.

Resources to help us deal

with the COVID-19 virus

The Diocese of New Hampshire’s resource list Forward Movement’s “A Morning at the Office” audio recording of the Daily Morning Office The Episcopal Church’s national resource page

Our Diocese has issued

reopening guidelines

Please click here to download this 16- page guide with comprehensive guidelines as to how we plan to implement a phased return to in- person worship over the coming weeks and months. None of these will take effect sooner than June 1, but no timetable is yet available for beginning this reopening process.
Copyright 2020 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.

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 Wedsnesday at noon.

Join us on Zoom for Trinity

Sunday!

This Sunday at 10:00 a.m., you are invited to a Zoom gathering marking Trinity Sunday. To connect from your browser, click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/96582314734. Alternatively, you may dial in at the following number: 1 (929) 205-6099, and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 965 8231 4734. You may access a bulletin for this service later this week. This service will consist of the Liturgy of the Word, a meditation, prayers, and an invitation to join one another in “spiritual communion.” After the actual liturgy itself, you are invited to stay on line and join us for a “virtual coffee hour” so we can catch up with each other and keep our connections going while in-person worship is suspended. If you need a “tutorial” on how all this works, just click here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en- us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

The Bishop is

coming! Well, at

least virtually

anyway…

On Sunday, June 14, Bishop Hirschfeld was scheduled to make his parochial visitation to Trinity Church. As it turns out, he won’t be making that visit in person – but he will be with us anyway. He will be our preacher that Sunday and will stay online with us afterward for “coffee hour.” Be sure to join us as we “welcome” Bishop +Rob to our Shared Ministry!

A new way of staying in

touch and spiritually

nourished

Each week, we now have a new Zoom gathering to help keep our people connected with one another and spiritually nourished. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30, we are offering the brief Noonday office from p. 138 of the Book of Common Prayer, followed by a time of conversation and connection. This link will access any of these gatherings between now and the end of June: https://zoom.us/j/96264493478 No computer? Dial in at the following number: 1 (929) 205-6099 and when prompted enter the meeting ID: 962- 6449-3478.

Updated coronavirus-related

news

1. Little Blessings Child Care Center has now reopened on a limited basis as of Monday, May 18 (children of essential workers only). We will open to a broader community once the state’s Stay at Home 2.0 restrictions are lifted. 2. There will be no regular office hours at Christ Church until the state’s Stay at Home 2.0 restrictions are lifted. The Vicar will, however, be available by appointment should the need arise, maintaining a safe distance for your well-being. 3. The Shared Ministry Office in Hobbs House is technically closed, but Nita is still coming in to do those tasks that cannot be done from home. For now, it would be best to transact business by phone or email, limiting in-person visits to such essential tasks as picking up mail or check-signing. One of the ways you can show this continued support of our ministry is by continuing to make your pledge offerings as scheduled, even though you are not physically present. Your generosity will keep us going until the full scope of our in-person ministry can resume.

Electronic giving – even

without PayPal or the like

Another way to give electronically to your congregation during our time of physical distancing is through your own bank. Most banks these days offer their customers an automatic bill pay service where the bank will send payments directly to whomever you designate. You set up the amount and frequency, and the bank sends a check to your church with no additional fees. You will need to check with your bank to see if they offer this service and for information on how to set it up.

Christ Church calendar

drawings are underway!

Just before the coronavirus shutdown started, we had begun selling fundraising calendars at Christ Church in preparation for drawing names in April. Then the shutdown struck and we postponed things. Well, we’re back – and have started drawings as of this past Monday, June 1, so get out your calendar (if you bought one) and “translate” – the dates will be the same, the days of the week won’t. We’ll draw a name each day of June, and, as in past years, put any names drawn back in the basket so they can potentially win again. Didn’t buy a calendar before the shutdown? There’s one last chance. Just email Tena Wolf at tlwolf879@yahoo.com and she’ll set you up. Calendars are $10 each and support the mission and ministry of Christ Church.

Resources to help us deal

with the COVID-19 virus

The Diocese of New Hampshire’s resource list Forward Movement’s “A Morning at the Office” audio recording of the Daily Morning Office The Episcopal Church’s national resource page

Our Diocese has issued

reopening guidelines

Please click here to download this 16-page guide with comprehensive guidelines as to how we plan to implement a phased return to in-person worship over the coming weeks and months. None of these will take effect sooner than June 1, but no timetable is yet available for beginning this reopening process.