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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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A trio of feasts!

As the Easter season transitions into summer’s “ordinary time” (to use the Roman Catholic expression for the post-Pentecost season), we celebrate three feasts, all of significance, and all with special festivity: Sunday, June 2: The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ (observed) Ascension Day actually falls on the 40th day of Easter, and thus always on a Thursday. As very few actually come, we are observing it on the Sunday following, June 2, with some of the great Ascension hymns and, at Trinity Church, an Ascension Day sermon by Dr. Belinda Wilkes, who preached on the occasion last year while in England. Sunday, June 9: The Day of Pentecost On the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, June 9, we will recall the account in Acts 2 when, after Jesus ascended to heaven, Jesus’ followers were “filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:4). To commemorate this, we will continue our custom of offering the Acts passage in a cacophony of languages (see the sign-up sheet this Sunday); we also suggest wearing red as a small sign that the Holy Spirit lives within each of us. Our services in both churches that day will feature some powerful Pentecost hymns – including some from more contemporary sources. So come join us for a festive day! Sunday, June 16: Trinity Sunday One of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event, Trinity Sunday is an occasion for us to explain, to the best of our ability, the clues written in Scripture that guide us to a fuller understanding of our triune God. Like the other two of our trio of feasts, it is commemorated with festive hymns, including “Holy, holy, holy” and “I bind unto myself today.” Workers lay the poured underlayment for our new floor in the Nave of Christ Church.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Yard sales coming up in both

churches

Sat., June 1 at Christ Church Fri. & Sat., June 7/8 at Trinity Church It’s time to check your attic, basement, or garage – and see if you have “stuff” that would sell at this June’s yard sales. On Sat., June 1, Christ Church will hold one on the church lawn from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; on Fri. evening and Sat. morning, June 7 & 8, Trinity Church will hold one in Hobbs Hall and on the lawn. Doors open to the public Fri. at 4 p.m. and again Sat. from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Help is needed at both for setting up tables, bringing things out and getting the sale set up…and, of course, afterward to clean up and haul leftovers away. Any amount of time you can contribute will help. Tena Wolf at Christ Church Patrice Wood at Trinity Church

Can you help our Vicar’s

Discretionary Fund?

The Vicar’s Discretionary Fund quietly and confidentially assists people in need either through direct personal aid (helping people with utility bills, rental and heating assistance, etc.) or through participation in community-wide charitable efforts (for example, a community “Fire Fund” for a family burned out of its home).   While honoraria from weddings and funerals form a portion of the Fund’s regular income, individual contributions are the “backbone” of the fund’s income and are also very much needed. Your gifts go a long way toward our help to people in need. My thanks for your generous help!                                                                                     
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 trio of feasts!

As the Easter season transitions into summer’s “ordinary time” (to use the Roman Catholic expression for the post- Pentecost season), we celebrate three feasts, all of significance, and all with special festivity: Sunday, June 2: The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ (observed) Ascension Day actually falls on the 40th day of Easter, and thus always on a Thursday. As very few actually come, we are observing it on the Sunday following, June 2, with some of the great Ascension hymns and, at Trinity Church, an Ascension Day sermon by Dr. Belinda Wilkes, who preached on the occasion last year while in England. Sunday, June 9: The Day of Pentecost On the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, June 9, we will recall the account in Acts 2 when, after Jesus ascended to heaven, Jesus’ followers were “filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:4). To commemorate this, we will continue our custom of offering the Acts passage in a cacophony of languages (see the sign-up sheet this Sunday); we also suggest wearing red as a small sign that the Holy Spirit lives within each of us. Our services in both churches that day will feature some powerful Pentecost hymns – including some from more contemporary sources. So come join us for a festive day! Sunday, June 16: Trinity Sunday One of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event, Trinity Sunday is an occasion for us to explain, to the best of our ability, the clues written in Scripture that guide us to a fuller understanding of our triune God. Like the other two of our trio of feasts, it is commemorated with festive hymns, including “Holy, holy, holy” and “I bind unto myself today.” Workers lay the poured underlayment for our new floor in the Nave of Christ Church.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Yard sales coming up in both

churches

Sat., June 1 at Christ Church Fri. & Sat., June 7/8 at Trinity Church It’s time to check your attic, basement, or garage – and see if you have “stuff” that would sell at this June’s yard sales. On Sat., June 1, Christ Church will hold one on the church lawn from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; on Fri. evening and Sat. morning, June 7 & 8, Trinity Church will hold one in Hobbs Hall and on the lawn. Doors open to the public Fri. at 4 p.m. and again Sat. from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Help is needed at both for setting up tables, bringing things out and getting the sale set up…and, of course, afterward to clean up and haul leftovers away. Any amount of time you can contribute will help. Tena Wolf at Christ Church Patrice Wood at Trinity Church

Can you help our Vicar’s

Discretionary Fund?

The Vicar’s Discretionary Fund quietly and confidentially assists people in need either through direct personal aid (helping people with utility bills, rental and heating assistance, etc.) or through participation in community- wide charitable efforts (for example, a community “Fire Fund” for a family burned out of its home).   While honoraria from weddings and funerals form a portion of the Fund’s regular income, individual contributions are the “backbone” of the fund’s income and are also very much needed. Your gifts go a long way toward our help to people in need. My thanks for your generous help!