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This Week
LUNCH & LEARN SERIES THIS THURSDAY
The Palmer Older Adults Ministry invites you to join us for our "Lunch & Learn Series" this Thursday at 12 PM in St. Bede's Chapel. Palmer Parishioner Fran Wallis will discuss  - "Getting to Know Your Smart Phone".  Fran is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.  Don't forget your lunch - we will provide the drinks!

SAFEGUARDING GOD'S CHILDREN CLASS 
The next Safeguarding God's Children Certification class will this Saturday. All adults must have an active Certification to participate in ministry to children or youth. This includes VBS. 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.

RAMADAN DINNER WITH THE TURQUOISE CENTER - SEATING IS LIMITED! SIGN UP TODAY
Our Turquoise Center friends have invited us again this year to celebrate Ramadan at an Iftar Dinner they will serve at Palmer THIS SUNDAY. Iftar is the breaking of the fast at sundown every evening during the month of Ramadan. The program/dinner will begin at 7 PM in the Parish Hall. Please RSVP to Kathy Herrin if you have any questions or would like to attend. Seating is limited to 70 Palmers. All ages are welcome! Kathy can be reached by email at  kathyokeefeherrin@gmail.com.  

Upcoming Palmer Events
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE VERY BIG STORY
Welcome to Narnia! Aslan Is On the Move! Palmer's 2018 Vacation Bible School will be July 16-19 from 6 to 8 PM. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a fantasy story presented by C.S. Lewis "as an unconscious preparation of the imagination" to explore the deep power of faith and belief. As we enjoy the story, we relate personally to the despair of Lucy at not being believed; to the wretchedness of Edmund, who takes pleasure in bullying younger people; to the faith and commitment of the Beavers who never lose hope that Aslan will return Spring to Narnia; and to the White Witch, who strives to control all outcomes in Narnia. You can register now by clicking here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT
Palmer's Annual Parish Retreat at Camp Allen is scheduled for Nov. 9-11 and we want YOU to join us for a special weekend of formation, fellowship and fun! The Rev. Lisa Fishbeck, Vicar at The Advocate Church in Chapel Hill, NC will serve as the keynoter for the Saturday morning adult program. Click here for her full bio. This parish weekend is for people of all ages. New this year will be the opportunity to come up just for the day on Saturday. Situated on 1,100 acres in the serene piney woods of the Navasota area, Camp Allen provides a place to relax, refresh, and refocus. More information to come over the next few months.

Announcements
SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS AND ENJOY FRESH PRODUCE EVERY WEEK!
vegetable_basket.jpg Palmers and their friends and families are invited to purchase their own weekly box of fresh, local produce by enrolling in the Plant It Forward's Farm Share program. Plant It Forward is a Houston nonprofit organization that provides resettled refugees with urban farming businesses so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency. Farmers will make deliveries to Palmer every Wednesday afternoon as long as a minimum of 20 orders are guaranteed. Petit Portions cost $21 a week; Grand Portions cost $27 a week, and subscriptions can be made for four, 12, 24 or 52 weekly deliveries. Discounts are available for subscribers seeking 12 or more deliveries. You can sign up using the Farm Share program subscription form on the reception desk in the Church Office or contact Sue Howard at  showard@palmerchurch.org .

CALL FOR ART 
Retro paintbrush retro paintings artistic artist paintbrush art A new art exhibit, "Textiles, Tapestries, and Treasures," is planned for June 25 - September 30. Though all 2D media are welcome and will be considered for display, special priority will be given to textile arts. Please contact Sherry Byrd at Sherry@sherrybyrd.com or Jackie Campbell at JCampbell8404@sbcglobal.net for information on how to submit your entries. Deadline is June 21 for submissions.

DONATIONS REQUESTED FOR COSTA RICA MINISTRY 
Palmer's mission trip to Costa Rica has been postponed to 2019, but we are planning to send financial donations. Please consider contributing to the Palmer International Mission fund with checks/cash or online with the designation "International Mission Fund". You may direct questions about donations to Jessica Evans. We will begin plans for the 2019 Costa Rica Mission trip this October. Anyone wishing to participate in the planning, contact Fr. David at  dwantland@palmerchurch.org

PRIDE HOUSTON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Join your fellow Palmeranians atHouston Pride 2018! This year, Palmer will both have a float in the parade and a table at the Festival, two great ways to share the good news of Jesus Christ and show our support for a community that has had a complicated relationship with Christianity. Whether you want to decorate the float, be in the parade, or spend time talking to passers-by at the Festival, we are looking for volunteers! So put June 23 on your calendar and join us! If you are interested in getting involved with the parade, contact  Jeanine Baker (jeaninebaker143@gmail.com)  and if you are interested in getting involved at the Festival, contact Roger Hutchison ( rwhutchison@palmerchurch.org ).  

CALL FOR USHER VOLUNTEERS
The usher crews need volunteers for the 11 AM service. The assignments are scheduled on a rotating basis so you will always know which week you will be needed. Joining an ushering team will be a rewarding experience and you will be assimilated into the program with experienced volunteers who will show you the procedures as you go along. Ushering is a great way to get involved with the services and meet other Palmers. Please contact Kirk Waldron at gvkwtx@aol.com or 281-831-5980 if you're interested.

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.

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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!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

Thank you to all our Sunday School participants and teachers. We look forward to all the great classes coming in the Fall. Have a great summer!  

 

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 Tuesday
     mornings, 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