Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842     christportsnh@comcast.net

News

A cake of welcome – Our two newest staff members, Brendan Battey (center) and Shannon Tremblay (right) cut a cake decorated in their honor at last Sunday’s homecoming picnic. Brendan is our new Director of Music; Shannon the new director of Little Blessings at Christ Church.

Choir rehearsals have

now resumed

The joint rehearsal for both the Trinity and Christ Church choirs will be held at noon each Sunday at Christ Church. Anyone is welcome to sing in the choir. No experience is necessary.  Any questions? Contact me at brbattey@gmail.com  or call 603- 660-3204. I hope to see you there! Brendan Battey Shared Ministry Director of Music

“Open Table” $100.00

restaurant gift certificate

raffle

Proceeds to benefit Vicar’s Discretionary Fund We have again this fall been given a $100 “Open Table” restaurant certificate to raffle off to benefit of the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund. Tickets will be on sale throughout September, and the drawing will be held Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. See the Vicar or one of the Wardens to purchase a ticket.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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. 

E-News archives

Blessing of the animals:

Remembering St. Francis

The Episcopal Church commemorates St. Francis of Assisi each year on Oct. 4. Francis, born in 1182, was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant when he heard God’s call to live a life of poverty while serving the poor and all of creation. His way of life attracted others and he founded the order known today as the Franciscans. Legends say that Francis could communicate with animals. Stories are told of him preaching to birds and later succeeding in getting them to be silent while a church service was underway. For the last several years we have held a joint Blessing of the Animals on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis. This year, it will be on Sunday, Oct. 1, at noon, a chance to celebrate the mutual relationship of all God’s creatures. We plan to gather in the rear courtyard of Christ Church near our Pet Memorial Garden, as a way to give our companion animals as much freedom as possible, and to make it accessible to all, not just our two congregations.
A beautiful day for an outdoor service! A good crowd representing both congregations listens as Liza McGuckin reads from the scriptures at Sunday’s homecoming service at Christ Church.
Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

News

A cake of welcome – Our two newest staff members, Brendan Battey (center) and Shannon Tremblay (right) cut a cake decorated in their honor at last Sunday’s homecoming picnic. Brendan is our new Director of Music; Shannon the new director of Little Blessings at Christ Church.

Choir rehearsals have now

resumed

The joint rehearsal for both the Trinity and Christ Church choirs will be held at noon each Sunday at Christ Church. Anyone is welcome to sing in the choir. No experience is necessary.  Any questions? Contact me at brbattey@gmail.com or call 603- 660-3204. I hope to see you there! Brendan Battey Shared Ministry Director of Music

“Open Table” $100.00

restaurant gift certificate

raffle

Proceeds to benefit Vicar’s Discretionary Fund We have again this fall been given a $100 “Open Table” restaurant certificate to raffle off to benefit of the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund. Tickets will be on sale throughout September, and the drawing will be held Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. See the Vicar or one of the Wardens to purchase a ticket.

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

Blessing of the animals:

Remembering St. Francis

The Episcopal Church commemorates St. Francis of Assisi each year on Oct. 4. Francis, born in 1182, was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant when he heard God’s call to live a life of poverty while serving the poor and all of creation. His way of life attracted others and he founded the order known today as the Franciscans. Legends say that Francis could communicate with animals. Stories are told of him preaching to birds and later succeeding in getting them to be silent while a church service was underway. For the last several years we have held a joint Blessing of the Animals on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis. This year, it will be on Sunday, Oct. 1, at noon, a chance to celebrate the mutual relationship of all God’s creatures. We plan to gather in the rear courtyard of Christ Church near our Pet Memorial Garden, as a way to give our companion animals as much freedom as possible, and to make it accessible to all, not just our two congregations.
A beautiful day for an outdoor service! A good crowd representing both congregations listens as Liza McGuckin reads from the scriptures at Sunday’s homecoming service at Christ Church.