Copyright 2019 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842 christportsnh@comcast.net
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 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.

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E-News archives

News

A special service at Christ

Church on Sept. 22

This summer, I was approached by a Little Blessings parent about offering a service of thanksgiving for the birth of her child. Abby, who is Christian, has a Jewish husband, Todd, and it was their desire to mark their son’s birth in a ceremony that would not commit him to a specific religious tradition (though they plan to raise him in a way that exposes him to both of their traditions). Thus, he will not be ritually circumcised (Jewish tradition) or baptized (Christian tradition). I suggested the “Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child” from the Book of Common Prayer as a way of doing that, and so, on Sunday, Sept. 22, we will offer such a thanksgiving for their son, Jaxson during our 10:30 a.m. service. It has been an interesting and enlightening process working with Abby and Todd in preparation for this service. They are a delightful couple and I look forward to this special ceremony.

Painting project at Christ

Church now underway

The Bishop’s Committee is pleased to report that the painting the Christ Church Nave is underway. The painters arrived Wednesday, Sept. 4 and anticipate 6-8 working days to complete the job. Then they should be done in time for everything to go back in place for the 15th. This will bring to completion the major elements of the renovation of our Nave. Down the road, we may revisit the purchase of padded chairs with book racks to replace the blue banquet chairs we are now using, but our Renovation Committee believes these are of lower priority than completing the physical renovations to the overall space. Scenes from our recent Homecoming Picnic

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

“Gifts of God for the People

of God”

Mondays at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church

beginning Sept. 23

Worship can be a powerful way to encounter the living God. Our stories intersect with God’s story as the gifts of God are celebrated and shared by the people of God. Episcopal priest Furman L. Buchanan, who Fr. Chip met this spring when he attended CREDO in Florida, explores and reflects on each element of Holy Eucharist, the service most often held on Sunday mornings. Moving from the first spoken words of the service – “Blessed be God” – to the last phrase – “Thanks be to God” – Buchanan explains the theological and scriptural elements of the service, helping newcomers and longtime members alike gain a deeper understanding of this gift of God. Our schedule of sessions, all held in the Guild Room at Trinity Church at 7 p.m., is as follows: Mon., Sept. 23 Introduction “A Perfect Picture of God’s Love” Mon., Sept. 30 The Word of the Lord “Blessed be God and God’s Kingdom” Mon., Oct. 14 Creed through Peace “Believing, Praying, Confessing” Mon., Oct. 21 The Holy Communion “The Great Thanksgiving” Mon., Oct. 28 Breaking of the Bread “Christ our Passover, Sacrificed for Us” Mon., Nov. 4 Go Forth in Peace “The Body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven”
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

A special service at Christ

Church on Sept. 22

This summer, I was approached by a Little Blessings parent about offering a service of thanksgiving for the birth of her child. Abby, who is Christian, has a Jewish husband, Todd, and it was their desire to mark their son’s birth in a ceremony that would not commit him to a specific religious tradition (though they plan to raise him in a way that exposes him to both of their traditions). Thus, he will not be ritually circumcised (Jewish tradition) or baptized (Christian tradition). I suggested the “Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child” from the Book of Common Prayer as a way of doing that, and so, on Sunday, Sept. 22, we will offer such a thanksgiving for their son, Jaxson during our 10:30 a.m. service. It has been an interesting and enlightening process working with Abby and Todd in preparation for this service. They are a delightful couple and I look forward to this special ceremony.

Painting project at Christ

Church now underway

The Bishop’s Committee is pleased to report that the painting the Christ Church Nave is underway. The painters arrived Wednesday, Sept. 4 and anticipate 6-8 working days to complete the job. Then they should be done in time for everything to go back in place for the 15th. This will bring to completion the major elements of the renovation of our Nave. Down the road, we may revisit the purchase of padded chairs with book racks to replace the blue banquet chairs we are now using, but our Renovation Committee believes these are of lower priority than completing the physical renovations to the overall space. Scenes from our recent Homecoming Picnic

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

“Gifts of God for the People

of God”

Mondays at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church

beginning Sept. 23

Worship can be a powerful way to encounter the living God. Our stories intersect with God’s story as the gifts of God are celebrated and shared by the people of God. Episcopal priest Furman L. Buchanan, who Fr. Chip met this spring when he attended CREDO in Florida, explores and reflects on each element of Holy Eucharist, the service most often held on Sunday mornings. Moving from the first spoken words of the service – “Blessed be God” – to the last phrase – “Thanks be to God” – Buchanan explains the theological and scriptural elements of the service, helping newcomers and longtime members alike gain a deeper understanding of this gift of God. Our schedule of sessions, all held in the Guild Room at Trinity Church at 7 p.m., is as follows: Mon., Sept. 23 Introduction “A Perfect Picture of God’s Love” Mon., Sept. 30 The Word of the Lord “Blessed be God and God’s Kingdom” Mon., Oct. 14 Creed through Peace “Believing, Praying, Confessing” Mon., Oct. 21 The Holy Communion “The Great Thanksgiving” Mon., Oct. 28 Breaking of the Bread “Christ our Passover, Sacrificed for Us” Mon., Nov. 4 Go Forth in Peace “The Body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven”