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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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Choirs from five Seacoast churches combined Sunday afternoon at Christ Church to sing Shawn Kirschner’s beautiful “Brightest and Best,” Earlier in the service, our own choir was one of four to offer an individual anthem – in our case, “All is Well” by Michael Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

Elected at Annual Meeting

Congratulations to all who were elected to serve the Bishop’s Committee and Diocesan Convention at last Sunday’s Christ Church annual meeting. Liz Malone was elected Treasurer for a three- year term, succeeding Tena Wolf, who was ineligible for re-election having completed two terms. Liz also will serve a two-year term as a Diocesan delegate, succeeding Peter Monte. Liza McGuckin was elected to the one-year Clerk’s term vacated when Liz moved from Clerk to Treasurer. Cindy Taylor was elected to a one-year term at-large, succeeding Betty Lane and Melanie Harden, who had job-shared that post last year. A second at-large term, for three years in succession to John Wolf, remained unfilled at the meeting; but subsequently Peter Monte agreed to fill it and will be formally elected to do so at the Feb. Bishop’s Committee meeting. Barbara Cook stepped forward to serve as our Alternate to Convention and Seacoast Convocation for two years The first meeting of our newly-elected Bishop’s Committee will be on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Christ Church. Subsequent meetings will be held on third Sundays at noon beginning in March.

Candlemas Procession and Eucharist

As the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) falls on a Sunday in 2020, we will be celebrating it on the first Sunday of February. Our Sunday, Feb. 2 celebration at Christ Church will be the opening portion of our 10:30 Eucharistic liturgy. To do our best to create a “darkened church” for the candle-lighting, we will gather in the Lady Chapel for the opening acclamation and Lucernarium. We will the process into the church itself, making our way around the church to the tune of some of the most beautiful music in our Hymnal. The service will then continue with the Liturgy of the Word.
Copyright 2020 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

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.
Choirs from five Seacoast churches combined Sunday afternoon at Christ Church to sing Shawn Kirschner’s beautiful “Brightest and Best,” Earlier in the service, our own choir was one of four to offer an individual anthem – in our case, “All is Well” by Michael Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

Elected at Annual

Meeting

Congratulations to all who were elected to serve the Bishop’s Committee and Diocesan Convention at last Sunday’s Christ Church annual meeting. Liz Malone was elected Treasurer for a three-year term, succeeding Tena Wolf, who was ineligible for re- election having completed two terms. Liz also will serve a two-year term as a Diocesan delegate, succeeding Peter Monte. Liza McGuckin was elected to the one-year Clerk’s term vacated when Liz moved from Clerk to Treasurer. Cindy Taylor was elected to a one-year term at-large, succeeding Betty Lane and Melanie Harden, who had job-shared that post last year. A second at-large term, for three years in succession to John Wolf, remained unfilled at the meeting; but subsequently Peter Monte agreed to fill it and will be formally elected to do so at the Feb. Bishop’s Committee meeting. Barbara Cook stepped forward to serve as our Alternate to Convention and Seacoast Convocation for two years The first meeting of our newly-elected Bishop’s Committee will be on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Christ Church. Subsequent meetings will be held on third Sundays at noon beginning in March.

Candlemas Procession and

Eucharist

As the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) falls on a Sunday in 2020, we will be celebrating it on the first Sunday of February. Our Sunday, Feb. 2 celebration at Christ Church will be the opening portion of our 10:30 Eucharistic liturgy. To do our best to create a “darkened church” for the candle- lighting, we will gather in the Lady Chapel for the opening acclamation and Lucernarium. We will the process into the church itself, making our way around the church to the tune of some of the most beautiful music in our Hymnal. The service will then continue with the Liturgy of the Word.