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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

Special parish meeting set

to discuss worship

environment

Over the past several months, our Bishop’s Committee has given serious thought to actions we can take to make our worship space more flexible, not only tdo enhance our own liturgy, but to make the Nave available to the larger community. On Feb. 24, we had a very helpful discussion with our Bishop related to the decision ahead of us. Our time with him is just one of several steps that we hope will make us aware of the possibilities. Then, prayerfully, and with the information we need to make a carefully-reasoned decision, we hope to come to consensus on Sunday, March 24 (in the Nave following the liturgy).

Inquirers’ Class at Christ

Church

Our Inquirers’ Class at Christ Church takes a break this week while Christ Church conducts a special parish meeting (see above). Our final session is on Sunday, March 31 at noon: An instructed Eucharist in which we will explain the various parts of the Eucharist as we celebrate it in the Lady Chapel. Even if you haven’t been at previous sessions, you will benefit from this one-hour offering. Come join us!

Our Lenten worship

Sunday services throughout the season of Lent strike a simpler, more penitential tone than those normally offered through the rest of the year. By changing the liturgy in different seasons of the Church Year, our worship will be deepened as we experience different windows that are opened to God by our service. At Christ Church... The Lenten Season will begin with a contemporary version the Great Litany sung in procession on the first Sunday in Lent. Beyond that, the Penitential Order and Holy Eucharist will be observed in a more austere setting than usual; a reminder of that “stripping away” that is at the heart of the season’s self-examination and repentance. Our reopened Nave after the completion of our ceiling repairs.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

“Embracing Forgiveness”

Lenten program

Wednedays at 6 p.m. at our sister

church, Trinity Church, Hampton

 

This Lent, we will be offering a five- session program, Embracing Forgiveness, featuring renowned preacher, spiritual director, and author, Barbara Cawthorne Crafton. Crafton, an Episcopal priest, in addition to her duties as a parish rector in New York, has served as a chaplain to the maritime community on New York’s waterfront. Sessions will be held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in Hobbs Hall at Trinity Church. A simple soup and bread supper begins the evening. The video, discussion, and worship follow. Please see the sign up sheet in the Narthex at Trinity or on the literature table at Christ Church to sign up to offer soup or bread for any of the sessions. Our schedule for the remaining sessions is as follows: March 20 You Have Heard It Said Six commonly-held “truths” about forgiveness March 27 Chipping Away The place of the community in the project of forgiveness April 3 How to Start Opening our minds, memories, and emotions through prayer April 10 Why Forgive? Summarizing Barbara’s teaching on God, creation, love and forgiveness
Copyright 2019 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

Special parish meeting set to

discuss worship environment

Over the past several months, our Bishop’s Committee has given serious thought to actions we can take to make our worship space more flexible, not only tdo enhance our own liturgy, but to make the Nave available to the larger community. On Feb. 24, we had a very helpful discussion with our Bishop related to the decision ahead of us. Our time with him is just one of several steps that we hope will make us aware of the possibilities. Then, prayerfully, and with the information we need to make a carefully-reasoned decision, we hope to come to consensus on Sunday, March 24 (in the Nave following the liturgy).

Inquirers’ Class at Christ

Church

Our Inquirers’ Class at Christ Church takes a break this week while Christ Church conducts a special parish meeting (see above). Our final session is on Sunday, March 31 at noon: An instructed Eucharist in which we will explain the various parts of the Eucharist as we celebrate it in the Lady Chapel. Even if you haven’t been at previous sessions, you will benefit from this one-hour offering. Come join us!

Our Lenten worship

Sunday services throughout the season of Lent strike a simpler, more penitential tone than those normally offered through the rest of the year. By changing the liturgy in different seasons of the Church Year, our worship will be deepened as we experience different windows that are opened to God by our service. At Christ Church... The Lenten Season will begin with a contemporary version the Great Litany sung in procession on the first Sunday in Lent. Beyond that, the Penitential Order and Holy Eucharist will be observed in a more austere setting than usual; a reminder of that “stripping away” that is at the heart of the season’s self-examination and repentance. Our reopened Nave after the completion of our ceiling repairs.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

“Embracing Forgiveness”

Lenten program

Wednedays at 6 p.m. at our sister church,

Trinity Church, Hampton

 

This Lent, we will be offering a five-session program, Embracing Forgiveness, featuring renowned preacher, spiritual director, and author, Barbara Cawthorne Crafton. Crafton, an Episcopal priest, in addition to her duties as a parish rector in New York, has served as a chaplain to the maritime community on New York’s waterfront. Sessions will be held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in Hobbs Hall at Trinity Church. A simple soup and bread supper begins the evening. The video, discussion, and worship follow. Please see the sign up sheet in the Narthex at Trinity or on the literature table at Christ Church to sign up to offer soup or bread for any of the sessions. Our schedule for the remaining sessions is as follows: March 20 You Have Heard It Said Six commonly-held “truths” about forgiveness March 27 Chipping Away The place of the community in the project of forgiveness April 3 How to Start Opening our minds, memories, and emotions through prayer April 10 Why Forgive? Summarizing Barbara’s teaching on God, creation, love and forgiveness