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Joint Advent Festival of

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 – Christ Church, Portsmouth The joint choir of Christ Church and Trinity Church, under the direction of Music Director Brendan Battey, will lead the Shared Ministry community in a special Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church. The service will include the music of J. S. Bach, Claude Goudimel, Robert Powell, Thomas Hawais, Melchior Teschner, the Taizé community, and traditional and plainsong arrangements. This inspiring Anglican tradition features beautiful sacred selections from a variety of periods in church music. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message. Unlike the Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, this service features music of the Advent season, and places its focus on the lessons themselves, enveloped in choral music and hymns. The lessons trace the journey of humanity’s relationship with God through history. Lessons are read by different members of the Shared Ministry community. A festive reception in the Marshall Room will follow. This wonderful event is free and open to all.  
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 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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Salvation Army Giving Tree

at Christ Church

Tags for children of various ages will be placed on our Giving Tree again this Advent.  Please help brighten a child's Christmas by taking a tag of your choice and returning it by Sunday, Dec. 10.  Each gift is to be placed in a gift bag, with the tag on the outside.  We usually include a toy along with something such as hat and scarf, or pajamas, for a child.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Christmas flowers  

We’d love your help in adorning our altars for Christmas by purchasing a Poinsettia. This year there are two size choices: 6 ½" at $ 6.75 or 7 ½" at $12.50 and the color choices are: White, Red, Burgundy, and Pink.   Envelopes for ordering poinsettias are  in the hallway at Christ Church.  Please fill out the information on the envelope, then place it with your payment, marked "flowers," in the offering plate, give it to Liz Malone or snail-mail it to the Shared Ministry Office.
Copyright 2017 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 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. 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

Salvation Army Giving Tree at

Christ Church

Tags for children of various ages will be placed on our Giving Tree again this Advent.  Please help brighten a child's Christmas by taking a tag of your choice and returning it by Sunday, Dec. 10.  Each gift is to be placed in a gift bag, with the tag on the outside.  We usually include a toy along with something such as hat and scarf, or pajamas, for a child.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Christmas flowers  

We’d love your help in adorning our altars for Christmas by purchasing a Poinsettia. This year there are two size choices: 6 ½" at $ 6.75 or 7 ½" at $12.50 and the color choices are: White, Red, Burgundy, and Pink.   Envelopes for ordering poinsettias are  in the hallway at Christ Church.  Please fill out the information on the envelope, then place it with your payment, marked "flowers," in the offering plate, give it to Liz Malone or snail-mail it to the Shared Ministry Office.

Joint Advent Festival of

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 – Christ Church, Portsmouth The joint choir of Christ Church and Trinity Church, under the direction of Music Director Brendan Battey, will lead the Shared Ministry community in a special Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church. The service will include the music of J. S. Bach, Claude Goudimel, Robert Powell, Thomas Hawais, Melchior Teschner, the Taizé community, and traditional and plainsong arrangements. This inspiring Anglican tradition features beautiful sacred selections from a variety of periods in church music. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message. Unlike the Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, this service features music of the Advent season, and places its focus on the lessons themselves, enveloped in choral music and hymns. The lessons trace the journey of humanity’s relationship with God through history. Lessons are read by different members of the Shared Ministry community. A festive reception in the Marshall Room will follow. This wonderful event is free and open to all.