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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.

Thanksgiving Day Service

We will not be able to offer our service in person this year – but starting Thanksgiving Day by giving thanks to God in worship is perhaps even more important this year than usual. You are invited to join us at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Morning Prayer with Sermon. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/99212076435. If you are joining us by phone at (929) 205-6099, the meeting ID is 992 1207 6435. A bulletin for this service is posted here.

Join us online this Sunday for a special Advent Sunday

service

Sunday morning, Nov. 29, we invite you to join us at 10:00 a.m. for this week’s Liturgy of the Word – which will include an experience we will share with Episcopalians throughout New Hampshire: an Agapé Feast. As our normal liturgy comes to a close, we will invite you, using bread and wine you provide at home, to join us in a non-sacramental sharing of God’s love poured out for us from the Cross. Theologically speaking, we cannot call this Communion, as the bread and wine will not have been consecrated at an Altar – but we are trusting in God to nourish us anyway by means of this “love feast” to mark the start of the new Church Year. If you would like to participate, please have a small glass of wine and a small piece of bread for each person ready before the service begins, so that when the time in the service comes to partake, we can share in the experience communally. You can access the service by following this link: https://zoom.us/j/95222112490. Phone access is at (929) 205-6099, meeting ID 952 2211 2490. A “virtual coffee hour” will follow. A bulletin for this service may be found here.

A new look for the E-News is coming this week

Ever since the establishment of our Shared Ministry nearly a decade ago, we have issued a weekly email newsletter each Thursday. When it was first designed, this newsletter pretty much put an electronic version of a paper newsletter in your hands or on your computer – and, before the widespread use of smartphones, most of us accessed it on full-sized computer screens. Alas, that has changed now – and we are changing our newsletter to accommodate that new reality. Beginning this week, the News from the Shared Ministry will have an entirely new look based on the design of our websites. Built on a platform that is adaptable to both full-size screens and mobile devices, it will literally format itself for the screen you are using to view it (something our websites already do). To accommodate this change, we will also be “tightening up” our writing so articles will be “short and concise.” That includes the cover article, which will now be about half the length it previously had been. As we learn our way around this new design, be sure to provide your feedback. Our E-News editor, Liza McGuckin, will welcome your comments and suggestions, as will I. Fr. Chip

Tuesday Noonday Prayer

Our Tuesday Noonday Prayer service continues to be offered weekly. Our small- but-faithful group of regular attendees has found it nourishing, so we’re still gathering Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. for this 15-minute Office, followed by conversation until 1:30. If you haven’t joined us for this, why not give it a try? You can join us at this link: https://zoom.us/j/95907635727. If you’re joining us by phone, the number is (929) 205-6099, and the meeting ID is 959 0763 5727.

Salvation Army Giving Tree at Christ Church

Christ Church’s annual Salvation Army “giving tree,” like so much else this year, is going “virtual.” There will be no tree and no tags – but the needs remain the same (if anything, they are even greater). In donating this year, please consider articles of clothing as well as items a child will enjoy. Please mark on the outside of your gift bag the gender and approximate age of the child for which your gift is intended – and don’t forget the teenagers. We need gifts for them as well as the younger ones. We are announcing this early as we will need your response by Sunday, Dec. 6. Leave your gift in the large box in the hallway – or, if you don’t have a church key, stop it off with Fr. Chip at the Rectory. We also invite your donations of hats, scarves, socks and mittens for Cross Roads House. The same deadline applies to this effort.

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

new reopening guidelines

Please click here to download this newly updated guide with comprehensive 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 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.

Thanksgiving Day Service

We will not be able to offer our service in person this year – but starting Thanksgiving Day by giving thanks to God in worship is perhaps even more important this year than usual. You are invited to join us at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Morning Prayer with Sermon. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/99212076435. If you are joining us by phone at (929) 205-6099, the meeting ID is 992 1207 6435. A bulletin for this service is posted here.

Join us online this Sunday for

a special Advent Sunday

service

Sunday morning, Nov. 29, we invite you to join us at 10:00 a.m. for this week’s Liturgy of the Word – which will include an experience we will share with Episcopalians throughout New Hampshire: an Agapé Feast. As our normal liturgy comes to a close, we will invite you, using bread and wine you provide at home, to join us in a non-sacramental sharing of God’s love poured out for us from the Cross. Theologically speaking, we cannot call this Communion, as the bread and wine will not have been consecrated at an Altar – but we are trusting in God to nourish us anyway by means of this “love feast” to mark the start of the new Church Year. If you would like to participate, please have a small glass of wine and a small piece of bread for each person ready before the service begins, so that when the time in the service comes to partake, we can share in the experience communally. You can access the service by following this link: https://zoom.us/j/95222112490. Phone access is at (929) 205-6099, meeting ID 952 2211 2490. A “virtual coffee hour” will follow. A bulletin for this service may be found here.

A new look for the E-News is

coming this week

Ever since the establishment of our Shared Ministry nearly a decade ago, we have issued a weekly email newsletter each Thursday. When it was first designed, this newsletter pretty much put an electronic version of a paper newsletter in your hands or on your computer – and, before the widespread use of smartphones, most of us accessed it on full-sized computer screens. Alas, that has changed now – and we are changing our newsletter to accommodate that new reality. Beginning this week, the News from the Shared Ministry will have an entirely new look based on the design of our websites. Built on a platform that is adaptable to both full-size screens and mobile devices, it will literally format itself for the screen you are using to view it (something our websites already do). To accommodate this change, we will also be “tightening up” our writing so articles will be “short and concise.” That includes the cover article, which will now be about half the length it previously had been. As we learn our way around this new design, be sure to provide your feedback. Our E-News editor, Liza McGuckin, will welcome your comments and suggestions, as will I. Fr. Chip

Tuesday Noonday Prayer

Our Tuesday Noonday Prayer service continues to be offered weekly. Our small-but-faithful group of regular attendees has found it nourishing, so we’re still gathering Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. for this 15-minute Office, followed by conversation until 1:30. If you haven’t joined us for this, why not give it a try? You can join us at this link: https://zoom.us/j/95907635727. If you’re joining us by phone, the number is (929) 205-6099, and the meeting ID is 959 0763 5727.

Salvation Army Giving Tree at

Christ Church

Christ Church’s annual Salvation Army “giving tree,” like so much else this year, is going “virtual.” There will be no tree and no tags – but the needs remain the same (if anything, they are even greater). In donating this year, please consider articles of clothing as well as items a child will enjoy. Please mark on the outside of your gift bag the gender and approximate age of the child for which your gift is intended – and don’t forget the teenagers. We need gifts for them as well as the younger ones. We are announcing this early as we will need your response by Sunday, Dec. 6. Leave your gift in the large box in the hallway – or, if you don’t have a church key, stop it off with Fr. Chip at the Rectory. We also invite your donations of hats, scarves, socks and mittens for Cross Roads House. The same deadline applies to this effort.

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 new

reopening guidelines

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

Highlights of the most recent

Bishop’s Committee meeting

Click here