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Hampton, 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 Wedsnesday at noon.

E-News archives

Link 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.
Online services for HOLY WEEK and EASTER 2020 All services will be offered via the Zoom platform. For each service, use the link or phone call-in code for that service at the time shown only. If you are calling in instead of joining by computer or smartphone, dial this number: 1-929-205-6099 and, when prompted, enter the meeting ID shown for that service. Palm Sunday, April 5 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Spiritual Communion Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/542399289 Meeting ID: 542 399 289 Maundy Thursday, April 9 download bulletin 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/122759281 Meeting ID: 122 759 281 Good Friday, April 10 download bulletin 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/389024492 Meeting ID: 389 024 492 Diocesan Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11 8:00 p.m. Join Bishop +Rob and our Diocesan Family Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/917624297 Meeting ID: 917 624 297. The service will also be live-streamed on the diocesan YouTube page. Easter Morning, April 12 download bulletin 10:00 a.m. Festival Liturgy of the Word and Spiritual Communion Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/688440561 Meeting ID: 688 440 561

This week’s coronavirus-related news

1. Little Blessings Child Care Center remains closed until further notice. As this means no one else is in the Christ Church building besides the Vicar, to comply with Safe Church requirements there will be no regular office hours at Christ Church until Little Blessings has reopened. The Vicar will, however, be available by appointment should the need arise, maintaining a safe distance for your well-being. 2. The staff of Little Blessings is now laid off until they can reopen. While a variety of steps are being taken to help the Center and our staff weather this, extra donations to the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund are urgently needed so we can help these valuable members of our ministry team “make ends meet” during this crisis. Please make checks payable to Christ Church, memo, “Vicar’s Discretionary Fund.” 3. As the physical setup of the Shared Ministry Office in Hobbs House is such that we can carry on without being in close physical proximity, that office remains open, but with limited hours and only for those functions that cannot be taken care of from home. For now, it might be best to transact business by phone or email, limiting in-person visits to such essential tasks as check- signing. Finally, I ask your prayers for the ministry that goes on even while our public gatherings are suspended. One of the ways you can show this continued support is by continuing to make your pledge offerings as scheduled, even though you are not physically present. Staff salaries, utility costs, and other realities of our ongoing ministry remain needed. Your generosity will keep us going so we can “hit the ground running” once the full scope of our public ministry can resume. Peace in Christ,

Good Friday Offering continues…even though our

liturgy will be “virtual”

The Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. These efforts focusing on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created. The Good Friday Offering is an effective way to express support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care are primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serving all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children. To donate to the Good Friday Offering, you can write a check payable to DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church, and mail it to P.O. Box 958983, St. Louis, MO 63195- 8983. With the likelihood of in-person services being suspended, this may be better than sending your gift to your own congregation for forwarding.

A note from Hannaford about its reusable bag

program

In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, supporting local non-profits has never been more important. That is why we are writing to inform you that the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program will continue as planned. In some areas, reusable bags from home are currently banned for reuse while shopping, but Fight Hunger Bags are still available for purchase in stores. Supermarket visits are at an all-time high, and shoppers are still buying Fight Hunger Bags at record levels. Throughout April, Trinity’s Food Pantry will receive a $1.00 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 630 Lafayette Road, Hampton NH. We truly value the excellent work you do on a daily basis to make our communities better. We look forward to helping you make the most out of April! Jim Brennan, Program Manager Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program To learn more about this program, please visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com
Copyright 2020 Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St., Hampton, NH 03842 603-926-5688

News

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.
Hampton, New Hampshire

Link 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.
Online services for HOLY WEEK and EASTER 2020 All services will be offered via the Zoom platform. For each service, use the link or phone call-in code for that service at the time shown only. If you are calling in instead of joining by computer or smartphone, dial this number: 1-929-205-6099 and, when prompted, enter the meeting ID shown for that service. Palm Sunday, April 5 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Spiritual Communion Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/542399289 Meeting ID: 542 399 289 Maundy Thursday, April 9 download bulletin 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/122759281 Meeting ID: 122 759 281 Good Friday, April 10 download bulletin 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/389024492 Meeting ID: 389 024 492 Diocesan Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11 8:00 p.m. Join Bishop +Rob and our Diocesan Family Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/917624297 Meeting ID: 917 624 297. The service will also be live-streamed on the diocesan YouTube page. Easter Morning, April 12 download bulletin 10:00 a.m. Festival Liturgy of the Word and Spiritual Communion Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/688440561 Meeting ID: 688 440 561

This week’s coronavirus-related news

1. Little Blessings Child Care Center remains closed until further notice. As this means no one else is in the Christ Church building besides the Vicar, to comply with Safe Church requirements there will be no regular office hours at Christ Church until Little Blessings has reopened. The Vicar will, however, be available by appointment should the need arise, maintaining a safe distance for your well- being. 2. The staff of Little Blessings is now laid off until they can reopen. While a variety of steps are being taken to help the Center and our staff weather this, extra donations to the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund are urgently needed so we can help these valuable members of our ministry team “make ends meet” during this crisis. Please make checks payable to Christ Church, memo, “Vicar’s Discretionary Fund.” 3. As the physical setup of the Shared Ministry Office in Hobbs House is such that we can carry on without being in close physical proximity, that office remains open, but with limited hours and only for those functions that cannot be taken care of from home. For now, it might be best to transact business by phone or email, limiting in- person visits to such essential tasks as check-signing. Finally, I ask your prayers for the ministry that goes on even while our public gatherings are suspended. One of the ways you can show this continued support is by continuing to make your pledge offerings as scheduled, even though you are not physically present. Staff salaries, utility costs, and other realities of our ongoing ministry remain needed. Your generosity will keep us going so we can “hit the ground running” once the full scope of our public ministry can resume. Peace in Christ,

Good Friday Offering continues…even

though our liturgy will be “virtual”

The Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. These efforts focusing on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created. The Good Friday Offering is an effective way to express support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care are primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serving all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children. To donate to the Good Friday Offering, you can write a check payable to DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church, and mail it to P.O. Box 958983, St. Louis, MO 63195-8983. With the likelihood of in-person services being suspended, this may be better than sending your gift to your own congregation for forwarding.

A note from Hannaford about its

reusable bag program

In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, supporting local non- profits has never been more important. That is why we are writing to inform you that the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program will continue as planned. In some areas, reusable bags from home are currently banned for reuse while shopping, but Fight Hunger Bags are still available for purchase in stores. Supermarket visits are at an all-time high, and shoppers are still buying Fight Hunger Bags at record levels. Throughout April, Trinity’s Food Pantry will receive a $1.00 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 630 Lafayette Road, Hampton NH. We truly value the excellent work you do on a daily basis to make our communities better. We look forward to helping you make the most out of April! Jim Brennan, Program Manager Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program To learn more about this program, please visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com