Click here for a list of our weekly service times
Click here  for a complete list of our weekly Bible Studies.

This Week
LUNCH & LEARN THIS THURSDAY IN A202
Palmer Libby Spoede, a registered dietitian, will talk with us about "Nutrition as Medicine" Thursday 12 Noon - 1 PM. Please note: this brown bag lunch series will be held in Room A202 for the remainder of 2018. 

WELCOME RECEPTION | 11:15 AM IN PARISH HALL
All parishioners and newcomers are invited this Sunday to attend our monthly Welcome Reception. This pause for fellowship and community building the first Sunday of the month. If you would like to bring a food item or help with these monthly gatherings please contact Roger Hutchison, Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life, at  rwhutchison@palmerchurch.org

SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE CLASS 
The next Safeguarding God's People Certification class is Saturday. There is a new online recertification option for those who are currently certified and up for renewal. Please contact safeguarding@palmerchurch.org to start your certification or learn more about the recertification process.

JERUSALEM PEACEBUILDERS: SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY!
Jerusalem Peacebuilders Please stop by the breezeway this Sunday to sign up for a special interfaith program August 9 in the Nave followed by dinner in the Parish Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian youth from Jerusalem and Houston who will have been attending Jerusalem Peacebuilders Camp. Everyone is invited but please RSVP at Palmer on Sunday mornings or by emailing bettykey@sbcglobal.net so that we can prepare for you.

Upcoming Palmer Events
SERVE SUNDAY IS AUGUST 19
Worship together at 10 AM, then head out with a team to share some love and connect with our neighbors at Plant it Forward, Vita-Living, EAC, New Hope Housing, the Beacon, and more . There are ways for everyone to participate. Click here for a full list of volunteer opportunities!

PALMER END-OF-SUMMER BASH
Come one, Come ALL to our Annual End-of-Summer Bash FOR THE ENTIRE PARISH! This is a great way to kick off the fall season, reconnect with friends you've missed over the summer, meet new friends, and celebrate what it means to be a Palmer! Come out and join the fun on Saturday, August 25 from 4-7 PM at Palmer. Children, youth, and adults of ALL ages are invited! There will be lots of food, fun, and fellowship! Palmer will provide nonalcoholic beverages but you are invited to BYOB if you would like. 

PALMER PRIDE VOLUNTEERS
Last Thursday, July 26, the Palmer Pride Volunteers gathered for a dinner, where Eric Schell, founder of the Pride Portraits Campaign, came and took portraits of individuals and couples who volunteered for Palmer at Houston Pride. Check out the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PridePortraits/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2249027411994536

SCHOOL SUPPLIES UPDATE 
school_supplies.jpg If you're thinking about when to buy supplies for Palmer's School Supplies project, August 10-12 would be a great time. That's "Sales Tax Holiday" and almost all standard school supplies are tax-exempt that weekend. Palmer's School Supplies drive benefits Star of Hope's Cornerstone Campus, which is home to many school-aged children and families who do not have the resources to buy school supplies for the start of the school year. With Palmer's help, Star of Hope will ensure that all children living at the Cornerstone Campus receive needed supplies. A list of recommended supplies is available on the collection boxes across from the reception desk in The Chancery and also by clicking here. All new school supplies will be delivered to the Cornerstone Campus. For more information contact Joan Baird Glover at  gloverjb@elltel.net

AUTRY HOUSE NEEDS YOU
The last school year was a time of exciting and unprecedented growth at Autry House, our ministry to Rice University, and we need your support more than ever to ensure that Rice students from next door feel loved and served by their closest neighborhood church. We are putting together our schedule of cooks for our Sunday night meals, and we very much hope that you will consider being on our roster. Sunday services and meals resume August 19 and run through December 2. If you are interested please contact Patrick Hall at phall@autryhouse.org, or Carole Mather at  carole1203@gmail.com

MEDIA MINISTRY SOUND TECH NEEDED
Palmer is in need of someone to work in the sound booth Sunday mornings. This is a paid position and will require the person to be present for all Sunday services. Those interested should have some prior experience working with sound equipment. Please contact Glenn Turner if you are interested at Glenn.Turner@live.com.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOUSTON
GISH, the German International School of Houston located in room C111 & C112 offers a German-English Dual Language Immersion Preschool Program for children two to five years of age. Our small program provides time for individual attention, and creates an environment in which relationships can grow and every child feels welcome.  Openings are available for the 2018-2019 school year!! Offering 2-day, 3-day and 5-day program options from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm with Extended Day until 5:30 pm.
 
PRESCHOOL ROUND-UP: 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Are you looking for a loving and nurturing preschool for your child where family values are important? We are inviting all parents interested in our program to tour the School, ask questions, enroll children 2-5 years for the upcoming school year, or place children under 2 years of age on our Waiting List!

SUMMER GIVING
This summer, if you can't make it to church due to travel or other commitments, we encourage you to automate your regular donations. Palmer relies on the consistent financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Simply visit  palmerchurch.org , locate the MyPalmer link for recurring donations or the Giving link for one time gifts. We thank you for your continued support!

PLEASE SEND US YOUR NEWS FOR PALMER PUBLICATIONS
The deadline for all submissions to The Palmer Email Newsletter, Sunday Announcements, and website is every Friday at 5 PM. Publication requests will appear the following week.


 
OurStoriesOUR STORIES BLOG & PODCAST 
"Our Stories" is the Palmer blog and the name of our new podcast where we will periodically share stories from our Parish.

Check out our two new blogs recently posted:


WEDNESDAYS
HEALING EUCHARIST
w/ UNCTION
6 PM in St. Bede's Chapel

GREAT WEDNESDAY'S
will return this Fall!
Thank you to all who participated and volunteered this year. Have a wonderful summer!

FORMATION
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SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
  • Bible Study - Allen Sparkman, 11:15 AM, Chancery
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
  • Wednesday Parish Bible Study: Genesis - The Rev'd David Wantland, Noon, A102
  • Men's Bible Study -  The Rev'd Neil Alan Willard, Tuesdays, 7 - 8 AM, A102 (Chancery).
  • Women's Bible Study: Revelation Tuesdays, 7 - 8 AM, A101 (Palmer Library).
PALMER YOUTH
MINISTRIES (PYM)
SCHEDULE FOR 
THE PYM YEAR

Aug 18: Palmer Back to School Party - Location TBD (but likely the Zoo)

Sept 9: First EYC KICK-OFF

Oct 12-13: Youth Lock-In

Nov 9-11:  All Parish Retreat

Dec 16: EYC Christmas Party

Feb 22-24: Winter Youth Retreat (grades 8th-12th)

March 5: EYC Shrove Tuesday Party

May 26: End of Year EYC Bash

Email Youth Coordinator Davis Mathis for more information on these upcoming events at dmathis@palmerchurch.org
or
The Rev'd David Wantland at dwantland@palmerchurch.org

www.palmerchurch.org/youth

Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Young Adult Events!

Contact Us
Palmer Memorial  Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030-1572
713-529-6196