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November 28, 2019 
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Rev Korey Wright

Director of Family Ministries:
Aimee Donnel
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Office: (713) 468-7796
Holy Spirit Vestry
Senior Warden
Melissa Peter

Junior Warden
Steve Sigloch, Jr.

Marjorie Barclay
Ian Bremner
Bob King
Shelly Lester
Nancy Moody
Lois Reed
Kim Robinson
Cynthia Sartwelle
Clair Silliman
Michael Stuckey
Will Stafford
James Weiss
Charlie Yardley
Busy and Special
St Nicholas 2017

Happy Thanksgiving holiday everyone!
The holiday season is moving swiftly and believe it or not, this Sunday marks the beginning of Advent!  On Sunday morning we will gather for our first Sunday breakfast and we will make Advent wreaths.  Saint Nicholas will be visiting for our kiddos.  Our Advent devotional will be available to you and our Giving Tree will be up.  Christmas is imminent. 
On occasion, the ideas of special and busy are either yoked or interchangeable at this time of the year:  This is a busy time of year and this is a special time of the year.  The phrases are commonly indistinguishable.  I would like to invite you to an Advent where the phrases are at least unrelated and at most opposites.  This will indeed be a busy season, but I will praying for you to take a moment every day to reflect on why this Advent season of anticipation is special.  We are all getting ready for Jesus who loves us so much and has come to save us.  There is nothing greater than this. 
Having read through the Advent devotional already, this could be a wonderful tool for you.  Maybe we can take a moment each day to read and reflect.  Maybe it is a matter of coming to the Lessons and Carols service and allowing the beautiful readings and music to wash over you and move your heart (and if you have little ones, taking advantage of childcare this time of the year!).  Christmas Eve services will certainly be a culminating peaceful moment to turn our attention to our Emmanuel.  How ever you find a way to pause, I pray that you will have a chance to separate "busy" and "special" and that God will be with us all as we anticipate His coming.

See you in church,

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Sunday, December 1
St Nick Visits, Advent Wreath Making, 1st Sunday Breakfast
St Nick 2018 Ian Bremner
StNickSt. Nicholas Visit, Advent Wreath Making,  1st Sunday Breakfast

Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 9:15 am (Palmer Parish Hall)

Start the season of Advent with us on Sunday Morning. Special Guest - St Nick! Join us for breakfast and bring your little ones to hear a story from St. Nick! There will be opportunities for pictures. Make your own wreath during the Sunday School hour. Greenery and some supplies are provided. Feel free to bring your own "extras."
Saturday, December 7
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
MrRogersHoly Spirit Together at the Movies
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:30 am - doors open
10:00 am - movie start
(Cinemark, Memorial Mall)
Tickets - $10.00

Join the Holy Spirit Community at the Movies! We'll be watching the film based upon Fred Roger's real-life friendship with journalist Tom Junod. Staring Tom Hanks. Limited tickets available. Please email with name and number of tickets.
Stewardship 2020
Stewardship 2020
Stewardship 2020

If you have not already, our stewardship committee invites you to fill out your pledge card for this coming year. You can fill out a pledge card by following this link.  Our Vestry is working on the budget for this coming year.  Help us plan for all that is ahead.  Thank you for your generous support!  If you have any stewardship questions,  contact our Stewardship Chair, Bob King, at .
Monday, December 9
Wine & Wrap
Holy Spirit Episcopal Community is invited to
Wine and Wrap 2017
Wine & Wrap
Monday, December 9
7:00 pm 
Palmer Parish Hall

Bring your items to wrap. Gift wrap, ribbon, tape, scissors will be provided. You're welcome to bring your "extras."

Bring a beverage or appetizer to share and enjoy fellowship while wrapping your gifts. Sponsored by the School PTO. 

Questions: Teresa McKinsey at 
or (713) 468-5138
Sunday, December 15
Lessons & Carols
lessons & carols sheet music
Sunday, December 15, 2019
5:00 pm 
Reception to follow. Childcare available.

Please join us for this Holy Spirit tradition, telling the story of the Nativity in Scripture, Carols, and Anthems sung by the Parish Choir and Congregation.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Shelia Williams at or (713) 468-7796.
Holy Spirit Youth
(6th Grade - 12 Grade)
2019 Holy Spirit Youth Mission Trip 2019 Holy Spirit Youth Mission Costa Rica
YouthHoly Spirit Youth Meets on Sunday Nights

Dec 1 SNUG (Sunday Nights Under God)
6:00 pm - Jr High Youth Group
6:30 pm - Dinner (ALL)
7:30 pm - High School Youth Group
Dec 8 WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy) @ 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Dec 15 Sunday Funday Christmas Party (St Mark's) @ 5:45 pm 
For more information, contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Saturday, December 14
Ten Great Dates
10 great dates bible rings
Looking for a fun and meaningful night out?

Second Saturday of each month
GreatDatesNext Date
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm

"Happily Ever After" is not by chance.   It is a Choice.   Strengthen and deepen your love with a simple and fun program of life-changing conversations.
At 5:30 pm, we meet in the Nave, have Evening Prayer, and listen to an overview of that month's topic and chapter.   After that, you and your spouse on your way with a date night exercise.  

Childcare - We provide free childcare for our Date Nights from 5:30 pm - 8 pm.   A simple dinner and snacks are provided to your children.  

RSVP for childcare or information
Suzy Spencer at (713) 517-8797 or
Saturday, December 14
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King

Christmas Luncheon

December 14
11:30 am
Palmer Parish Hall

Daughters of the King is a ministry which focuses on prayer, service, and evangelism; and is open to all women of Holy Spirit. We typically meet on the second Saturday of the month.
Next meeting: Jan 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am
If you would like to join us, please email  Melinda Van Paasschen  at
Sunday, December 22
Nativity Pageant
Nativity Pageant 2017
We would love for ALL our children to participate in this year's pageant.  If your child would like to help tell the Christmas Story please have them attend rehearsals on December 8th & December 15th in the Children's Chapel.
*Please bring 1 dozen of your favorite cookies for a Christmas cookie exchange reception on Dec 22.

Questions - Suzy Spencer at
or (713) 517-8797.
Ministry Highlight
Every week a ministry will be introduced to you. Join any ministry at any time!

acolyte dedication 2018
Acolytes and Acolyte Coordinators

The Acolytes at Holy Spirit are made up of a talented group of boys and girls starting at 3rd grade. Acolytes help prepare for, assist in, and lead the celebration of public worship of the church on Sundays & Holy Days.

Acolyte Coordinators help with the Acolytes before the 10:30 am Sunday services and special worship.

Contact: Karen Walrond at or Suzy Spencer at
Christmas Flowers and Music 
Donation Forms  Now Online

Online form now available for
Christmas Flowers and Christmas Music donations.
Please visit our website

Donation requests may also be emailed. 
The body of the email should include:
Your Name, Address, Phone
In thanksgiving for..., In memory of...., or to have a name listed.
Donations may be submitted in person at the church office.

Please complete your submission by Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Questions: Contact Shelia Williams at or (713) 468-7796

Altar Flowers & the Flower Guild

flower vase bouquet Altar Flowers 
If would you like to honor, celebrate, or memorialize a loved one with altar flowers, please feel free to sign the new Altar Flower Chart for 2020, in the Narthex. Suggested donation amount of $75, or whatever you'd like to contribute. Please email  with your special wording.

The Flower Guild
The Flower Guild is always looking for people who love flowers and would like to help arranging them from our altar.
If you know someone in need or would appreciate our flowers, please let a member of the Flower Guild know and you may pick up the flowers after the 10:30 am service.  Questions about the Flower Guild, contact Nell Givens at
November 24 - December 8
Holy Spirit Episcopal Giving Tree

Holy Spirit Episcopal Giving Tree

Bless those who are in need this season.

Our Holy Spirit Giving Tree is now on display in the Narthex & Palmer Parish Hall with ornaments from our outreach ministries.

Each ornament will detail specific needs.  Feel free to take as many ornaments as you are willing to fulfill. Sign up sheets will be posted nearby - please take a moment to note which ornaments taken.

Questions: Contact Shelia Williams at or (713) 468-7796
Advent & Christmas
Holy Spirit

St. Nicholas Visit, Advent Wreath Making,
1st Sunday Breakfast
Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 9:15 am
(Palmer Parish Hall)

Lessons & Carols
Sunday December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Reception to follow. Childcare available.

Nativity Pageant
Sunday December 22 @ 10:30 am

Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24
4 pm - 
Family Service
6 pm, 10 pm -  Candlelight Services

Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25 @ 10:00 am
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Calendar of Events
Nov 24 - 29 Thanksgiving Break
Nov 25-26 EC Open

Dec 12 - Kindergarten Pageant
Dec 23 - Christmas Break  Begins (Offices/School Closed)

Jan 6 - Classes Resume
Jan 10 - Homecoming
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King Day (Offices/School Closed)

Questions? Contact the School Office: (713) 468-5138.
December 6-8
Advent Retreat @ Camp Allen

Advent Retreat
December 6-8
Camp Allen

"Christ in the Carols"

The  Holy Spirit Community is invited to this weekend retreat to take a closer look at some of the best-loved carols and how they point us to the Gospel. Participants will also find opportunities to enjoy Camp Allen's pristine acres, outdoor activities, wreath-making, and a special Christmas sing-along.  The weekend is guided by Andrew Lazo and Christin Ditchfield Lazo. 

$335/$265 Single/Double Occupancy; includes 2-nights of hotel style lodging, 6 buffet meals, and programming. To register, visit or call (936) 825-7175.
Tuesdays, September 10 - December 3, 2019
Health & Wellness Bible Study
Health & Wellness Bible Study
with First Place 4 Health
Meets Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Sep 10 - Dec 3, 2019
Church Parlor

Please join us for another enriching First Place 4 Health 12 week study.  We are excited about this study called:  "Balanced Living."

In Balanced Living, you will learn how to regain the balance that God intended for each of us to have in all four areas of our lives: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. This First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily studies to help you put Christ in first place, as well as weekly Live It Trackers to document your progress.  Also included are Scripture memory cards, a coordinating Scripture memory music CD, and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery lists, recipes and detailed nutrition information.

"But Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well."  Matthew 6:33

Cost: $30.00, includes book and fee
For additional information you can email Jennifer Mohr at 
or Wendy  Mixon  at
Bayou City Blessings Assembly
with HUB Houston
BCB National Logo Horizontal
BCB needs volunteers to help with a coordinated food bag assembly with the HUB Houston! 

Click here to sign up.
Dates: Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7

The HUB Houston is a long-time volunteer partner to BCB and is an educational and vocational program for young adults with developmental differences. These events are generally held the first Thursday of the month in Palmer Hall. 
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up to help with this fun community event. Thank you! For more information, contact Shelia Williams in the church office at 713-468-7796 or
Save the Date!
Friday, February 7, 2020
Holy Spirit Episcopal Community Auction
Holy Spirit Episcopal 
Community Auction 
"Through the Looking Glass"

Friday, February 7 
(Hotel Zaza, Memorial City)
Cocktail attire, themed accessories encouraged

Don't be late - join our community wide auction event! Additional information available at

  Questions, or to be a part of this magical event, contact the Auction Committee at or Kim Robinson at
Tuesday, November 26 - Friday, November 29
Church Offices Closed

Church offices will be closed the week of Thanksgiving. Our clergy and staff wish you and your families a safe and happy Thanksgiving!



Nov 28th:
Thanksgiving Day


Dec 1st:
St Nick Visit, Advent Wreath Making, 1st Sunday Breakfast (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 9:15 am
Dec 1st:
Holy Spirit Youth SNUG @ 6:00 pm
Dec 3rd:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Dec 3rd:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Dec 5th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Dec 5th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Dec 7th:
Holy Spirit Together at the Movies (Cinemark Memorial City)  @ 10:00 am
Dec 8th:
WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy) @ 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Dec 10th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Dec 12th::
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Dec 12th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Dec 12th:
BCB Community Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 7:00 pm
Dec 13th:
BCB Friday Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Dec 14th:
Daughters of the King Luncheon (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 11:30 am
Dec 14th:
Ten Great Dates (Nave) @ 5:30 pm
Dec 15th:
Lessons & Carols @ 5:00 pm
Dec 17th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)

Mark Your Calendar!
Dec 1: St Nick Visits! Advent Wreath Making, First Sunday Breakfast
Dec 15: Lesson & Carols
Dec 22: Nativity Pageant
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Worship
Dec 25: Feast of the Nativity

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