Copyright 2020 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.

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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News

Links to our Calendar

Click here to see our normal calendar of events. Note that most of these are currently suspended and will resume once the coronavirus emergency eases.

Our upcoming liturgies

Sunday morning, Oct. 25, we will gather at 10 a.m. via Zoom

On Sunday, Oct. 25, we welcome the Rev. Dr. George Koch as our Celebrant and Preacher. George is no stranger to our congregations, as he and his wife Elyse worship with us, and George is Trinity Church’s treasurer. A retired Lutheran pastor, he was on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s national staff in Chicago prior to his retirement, and, more recently, was Transition Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newington. Our Oct. 25 Liturgy of the Word with Spiritual Communion can be accessed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89378444478?pwd=L1o1VCtxcXV5bDZvVWhjNE5 hRE9pQT09. Phone access is at (929) 205-6099, and the meeting ID is 893 7844 4478. Note that this connection requires a passcode as well if you are phoning in: 034102. A “virtual coffee hour” will follow. A bulletin for that service is posted here.

Sunday morning, Nov. 1, we will celebrate All Saints Day…

with a Diocesan All Saints’ celebration, hosted by All Saints’ Church, Peterborough. Bishop Hirschfeld will be the celebrant and preacher for this 9:00 a.m. (note – one hour earlier than our usual service) celebration. To access this service, please follow this link and scroll down to the login information for All Saints’ Day: https://www.nhepiscopal.org/worship-liturgy.

Our 2020 stewardship program…

Special video presentation set for Nov. 8

Our 2020 Stewardship program, Connected in Christ: Same Love…New Ways, is now well underway. On Sunday, Nov. 8, we’ll enjoy our Stewardship Team’s next word to our congregations: a Special Video Presentation highlighting all the ways we have adapted to the extraordinary challenges COVID-19 has presented us this year. Our campaign will close with our deadline for Pledge Forms – Friday, Nov. 13. Those from whom we have not heard by then will be contacted by a member of our Bishop’s Committee or Stewardship Team. J.R. Bridle, Weston Cook, Gary Dozier, Suzanne George, Sheryl Kellett, and Fr. Chip Robinson Your Stewardship Team

Thank you to all who made Christ Church’s Fall fair a

great success!

Our fair this year was held outside on the Christ Church grounds and went quite well, with beautiful, summer-like weather, and a wonderful “spirit” on the part of all our volunteers and vendors. We took in nearly $1,400, and that will be a tremendous help in this challenging year in which we will be unable to hold our usual Dec. Christmas Fair.

Gifts for ChIPs will not occur this year

This year, the New Hampshire Prison System has asked us not to provide gifts in our Children of Incarcerated Parents drive, as they wish to assure the safety both of the volunteers who would normally sort them and the families receiving them. We had hoped to provide monetary gifts instead, but the prison system will not allow that either. So, sadly, ChIPs will not occur this year.

United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. This year, 100% of what is collected will support Episcopal/Anglican ministries directly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. Please make your gift payable to your church, with the memo, “UTO.” “Don't just count your blessings; make your blessings count.”

Blessing of the animals

Here are some pictures from last Sunday’s “Blessing of the Animals.” It was a wonderful service and we’re grateful to all who sent pictures to help us remember it.

Resources to help us deal

with the COVID-19 virus

The Diocese of New Hampshire’s resource list Forward Movement’s “A Morning at the Office” audio recording of the Daily Morning Office The Episcopal Church’s national resource page

Our Diocese has revised its

reopening guidelines

Please click here to download this 12- page guide with comprehensive guidelines as to how we plan to implement a phased return to in- person worship over the coming weeks and months.
Copyright 2020 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

Links to our Calendar

Click here to see our normal calendar of events. Note that most of these are currently suspended and will resume once the coronavirus emergency eases.

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 Wedsnesday at noon.

Our upcoming liturgies

Sunday morning, Oct. 25, we will gather at 10

a.m. via Zoom

On Sunday, Oct. 25, we welcome the Rev. Dr. George Koch as our Celebrant and Preacher. George is no stranger to our congregations, as he and his wife Elyse worship with us, and George is Trinity Church’s treasurer. A retired Lutheran pastor, he was on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s national staff in Chicago prior to his retirement, and, more recently, was Transition Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newington. Our Oct. 25 Liturgy of the Word with Spiritual Communion can be accessed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89378444478?pwd=L1o1VCtxc XV5bDZvVWhjNE5hRE9pQT09. Phone access is at (929) 205-6099, and the meeting ID is 893 7844 4478. Note that this connection requires a passcode as well if you are phoning in: 034102. A “virtual coffee hour” will follow. A bulletin for that service is posted here.

Sunday morning, Nov. 1, we will celebrate All

Saints Day…

with a Diocesan All Saints’ celebration, hosted by All Saints’ Church, Peterborough. Bishop Hirschfeld will be the celebrant and preacher for this 9:00 a.m. (note – one hour earlier than our usual service) celebration. To access this service, please follow this link and scroll down to the login information for All Saints’ Day: https://www.nhepiscopal.org/worship-liturgy.

Our 2020 stewardship program…

Special video presentation

set for Nov. 8

Our 2020 Stewardship program, Connected in Christ: Same Love…New Ways, is now well underway. On Sunday, Nov. 8, we’ll enjoy our Stewardship Team’s next word to our congregations: a Special Video Presentation highlighting all the ways we have adapted to the extraordinary challenges COVID-19 has presented us this year. Our campaign will close with our deadline for Pledge Forms – Friday, Nov. 13. Those from whom we have not heard by then will be contacted by a member of our Bishop’s Committee or Stewardship Team. J.R. Bridle, Weston Cook, Gary Dozier, Suzanne George, Sheryl Kellett, and Fr. Chip Robinson Your Stewardship Team

Thank you to all who made

Christ Church’s Fall fair a

great success!

Our fair this year was held outside on the Christ Church grounds and went quite well, with beautiful, summer-like weather, and a wonderful “spirit” on the part of all our volunteers and vendors. We took in nearly $1,400, and that will be a tremendous help in this challenging year in which we will be unable to hold our usual Dec. Christmas Fair.

Gifts for ChIPs will not occur

this year

This year, the New Hampshire Prison System has asked us not to provide gifts in our Children of Incarcerated Parents drive, as they wish to assure the safety both of the volunteers who would normally sort them and the families receiving them. We had hoped to provide monetary gifts instead, but the prison system will not allow that either. So, sadly, ChIPs will not occur this year.

United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. This year, 100% of what is collected will support Episcopal/Anglican ministries directly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. Please make your gift payable to your church, with the memo, “UTO.” “Don't just count your blessings; make your blessings count.”

Blessing of the animals

Here are some pictures from last Sunday’s “Blessing of the Animals.” It was a wonderful service and we’re grateful to all who sent pictures to help us remember it.

Resources to help us deal

with the COVID-19 virus

The Diocese of New Hampshire’s resource list Forward Movement’s “A Morning at the Office” audio recording of the Daily Morning Office The Episcopal Church’s national resource page

Our Diocese has revised its

reopening guidelines

Please click here to download this 12-page guide with comprehensive guidelines as to how we plan to implement a phased return to in-person worship over the coming weeks and months.