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October 24, 2019 
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Chalice Bearers, 
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Holy Spirit Staff

Rev Korey Wright

Director of Family Ministries:
Aimee Donnel
Communications Coordinator

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
Daily Faith in a Busy Life
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In my discussions with Bob King about stewardship and our commitment Sunday this week, we were talking about the upcoming weeks and all that will be happening.  On 7 of the next 9 Sundays until Christmas we have a special event or program.  When you include the "routine" gatherings we have for ongoing programs, there is a lot happening at Holy Spirit.  I am ever mindful that these special times together don't happen in a vacuum.  Many of you have family commitments like sports for your kiddos, nightly dinners, trips, chores, and other things that take your time.  Many have busy work schedules and work trips that consume much of your days and weeks.  There are the fun things happening in our lives and around our city like the impending Astros comeback, a new current art exhibit, music events, movies, and neighborhood events like Trick-or-Treating.  It's no wonder that our lives are busy!

I am hopeful that all that we do at Holy Spirit can feed a special part of you and give meaning to your daily life.  We all need to be reminded that the inner part of ourselves that yearn for something more than busyness is fed by the one who made us.  The light you were given at your baptism still shines in that inner soul part of who you are.  One of my deepest desires for you is for your spiritual life to be fed with worship and fellowship, with learning, growing, and serving.  What we do on Sundays and at Holy Spirit connects the light of Christ given to every one of us with our day to day experiences.  When you struggle at work, in traffic, in relationships, etc. God is there with you.  When you give or receive a moment of kindness, God is smiling warmly upon you.  When you need to receive or give forgiveness, God's ultimate embrace of you (no matter what!) encourages and assures you of a never-ending source of grace. 

Church is often portrayed in culture as an additional thing or an "extra" in people's lives, but I want to suggest that church is the context for every other thing in life.  All things connect here.  All the big moments happen here.  All the little parts of who we are and what we experience are redeemed and made holy here. The promise of God's love for you is the paradigm in which everything else exists.  I hope you will join us for all the great things we have planned as well as the routine wonderful parts of our common life.  May God's desire to let your faith be the context for your life bring you much joy!
See you in church,

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Stewardship 2020
Stewardship 2020
Stewardship 2020

As Bob King shared on Sunday, we are inviting you to turn your prayers and attention to the  Treasure  part of our annual stewardship program which is an essential part of our growing ministry.

Giving to the ministry of Holy Spirit is important for two reasons.  First, your spiritual life is anchored by your participation in all the things we do together.  God works through this community for you to know His love, receive the Good News of God's grace, and share this life giving message in our West Houston community.  Second, everything that happens at Holy Spirit is made possible through your pledge and giving.  We have the programs and ministry of our church because of your contribution.  And this year we continue to expand out ministry.  Keeping Korey Wright at Holy Spirit beyond his 2 year curacy, expanding our newcomer coordination to meet the growth needs we are experiencing, adding support to our family ministries, expanding our pastoral care and presence to our seniors, adding special music and arts programs, and continuing to expand our outreach efforts are some of the many areas our vestry would like to continue to grow.  Please give generously as we follow where God is calling us to go in 2020!

If you need an additional card or packet in anticipation of making your pledge, please contact us in the office.  One note, as previously mentioned, the cards that went out with the initial packet were missing a "Name" line.  So please write your name on your card, or grab a new card that has the name line added. If you have any stewardship questions, contact our Stewardship Chair, Bob King, at .
Sunday, October 27
Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat 2019
Holy Spirit Community
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 27

Volunteers Needed to Host a Trunk!
Candy donations gratefully accepted for our replenishment cart.
4:30 pm
Set up Trunks
5:00 pm
Outdoor Worship with Family activities following
6:00 pm
Trunk or Treat!

Hot dog meals available for $5 - prepared by the Food and Fun Committee. 

Questions contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Sunday, November 3
Episcopal School Sunday &
First Sunday Breakfast
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Sunday, November 3
9:15 am - 11:30 am
Palmer Parish Hall & Nave

Join us at 9:15 am for breakfast and performances by our students. Student work and projects will be on display, as well as some school spirit from the Mini Saints Cheer Squad.

School Sunday 2018
School Sunday 2018
School Sunday 2018

Then, for the 10:30am service, our students will be serving in all of the worship service roles. 

You won't want to miss this special day at Holy Spirit! Questions contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Wednesday, October  30
Coffee with Clergy
Coffee with Clergy

Wednesday, Oct 23, 30
7:30 am - 9:00 am
(13211 Memorial Drive, near Wilcrest)

Get your favorite coffee and sit down with a member of Holy Spirit clergy to start your day.
Thursday, October 31
Seniors, Retirees, and Empty-Nesters (SREN)
Thursday, October 31
11:30 am - Lunch at Rudi Lechner's (2503 S. Gessner Rd, 77063) 
2:00 pm - Visit the Buffalo Bayou Park Cisterns (105 Sabine St, 77007) for a 30 minute tour
Lunch donations $10. Limited spaces available for the Cisterns tour and lunch. RSVP to Rev. Korey Wright at
Saturday, November 9
Ten Great Dates
10 great dates bible rings
Looking for a fun and meaningful night out?

Second Saturday of each month
Next Date
Nov 9 @ 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, November 9
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King
November 9
9:30 am

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: Dec 14 @ 9:30 am
If you would like to join us, please email Melonye Suarez at
Sunday, November 10
A Service of Choral Evensong 
November 10 @  5:00 pm 

Reception to follow in Palmer Parish Hall

Childcare will be available during the event.

Evensong, sometimes called Evening Prayer, is one of the most ancient services of the Anglican Church, dating back to the very first Book of Common Prayer produced by Thomas Cranmer in 1547. It can be entirely spoken, partially sung by the congregation (called "Sung Evensong") or completely sung by the choir with participation of the congregation (called "Choral Evensong"). It is that service we will celebrate on this evening. You will experience congregational hymns; psalms, canticles, and anthems sung by the choir; prayers sung by the clergy, choir, and congregation; and music from the organ.

If you would like to volunteer at Evensong, please contact Stephen Morris at
Sunday School
October 27
Everyone is welcome to participate in Sunday School,  youth activities, small group gatherings, and parish-wide events!

Please join us and get involved with the many ministries & fellowship opportunities coming up!

Also, please contact the church office for information about any group or activity.

(713) 468-7796

Adult Sunday School @ 9:15 am
Palmer Parish Hall
Rev Korey Wright  
with Father Korey Wright

The Gospel According to Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus.

This three-week series will look at how we can discover the good news of the Gospel woven into Scripture from the very beginning: Creation in Genesis and the Israelites' journey in Exodus and Leviticus. Come and join in one
of Father Korey's favorite things: experiencing the Bible!

Childcare (birth - 3 years old) extended during the Adult Sunday School hour.

Sunday School @ 9:15 am
4 years old - 5th Grade (Children's Chapel)
6th-12th Grade (Please join the adults in Palmer Parish Hall)
Holy Spirit Youth
(6th Grade - 12 Grade)
2019 Holy Spirit Youth Mission Trip 2019 Holy Spirit Youth Mission Costa Rica
Holy Spirit Youth Meets on Sunday Nights

Oct 27 5:00 pm - Trunk or Treat
Nov 3 5:45 pm - Sunday Nights Under God (SNUG)
Nov 10 6:30 pm - WhataSavior(Whataburger 12121 Katy Fwy)
Nov 15-17 Happening High School Renewal Retreat & YES (Youth Encounter the Spirit) - Register at
For more information, contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Oct 28 - Nov 11, 25
Enneagram Study
Enneagram Study
Oct 28, Nov 11, 25
6:00 pm - 7:30pm

Facilitated by Lisa Wright
Would you like to learn more about the Enneagram? Have you heard about it, but not quite sure what it is or how it applies to your life?

The Enneagram is a model of 9 interconnected personality type s which stands apart from other personality typing systems because of its unique focus on spiritual growth. It is a tool that helps us to shape the path between our relationships with ourselves and one another, and the path in our relationship with God.

The book "The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery" (Cron/Stabile) as our guide during this six-session series.

Childcare available during class.

Questions or to RSVP, please contact Lisa Wright at
Saturday, November 9
Betweeners Gathering
Dinner with champagne toast
Saturday, November 9 @ 6:30 pm.

  Hosted by Jeanne & Ed Spaulding 

Join us for a pot luck dinner and fellowship! 

Betweeners are a fellowship group for Empty Nesters and the Young at Heart! 

Please bring a food item & wine or beer to share.

Questions: Contact Ed Spaulding at (281) 506-7338 or
Sunday, November 24
Thanksgiving Dinner & Eucharist Worship
Sunday, November 24
Palmer Parish Hall

We will enjoy a shortened service together along with Eucharist and a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. The church will provide: Turkey & Stuffing (water & iced tea)
Please bring your side(s) or dessert & wine or a beverage to share.
Last Names Beginning : (A - P dessert) & (Q - Z sides)
Questions? Contact the church office at (713) 468-7796.
Saturday, December 7
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
Holy 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 your 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.
Ministry Highlight
Every week a ministry will be introduced to you. Join any ministry at any time!
Stewardship Reception Food

St Joseph's Funeral Reception Guild

Offers hospitality and care through helping or bringing food for receptions. 

Contact Cynthia Sartwelle at
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 for 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
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Calendar of Events
Oct 27 - Trunk or Treat
Nov 1 - Parent Teacher Conference Day (EC Open)
Nov 3 - Episcopal School Sunday
Nov 19-22 - Book Fair
Nov 22 - Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Questions? Contact the School Office: (713) 468-5138.
Sunday, November 17
Lord of the Streets
15 Volunteers Needed!

Lord of the Streets
Sunday, November 17
7:00 am

Sunday Serve Team Volunteers needed to help set up pre-worship breakfast and serve breakfast, coffee & hot chocolate at Trinity Episcopal Church. Park at 1015 Holman (Main & Holman).
Contact Amy Lyster at to sign up!
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
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BCB needs volunteers to help with a coordinated food bag assembly with the HUB Houston! 

Click here to sign up.
Dates: Nov 7, 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



Oct 23rd:
Coffee with Clergy (Starbucks, 13211 Memorial & Wilcrest) @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Oct 24th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Oct 27th:
Trunk or Treat @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oct 28th:
Enneagram Study (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 6:30 pm
Oct 29th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Oct 29th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Oct 30th:
Coffee with Clergy (Starbucks, 13211 Memorial & Wilcrest) @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Oct 31st:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Oct 31st:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm


Nov 1st::
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Nov 3rd:
Episcopal School Sunday & First Sunday Breakfast (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 9:15 am
Nov 3rd:
Holy Spirit Youth SNUG @ 6:00 pm
Nov 5th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Nov 5th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Nov 7th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Nov 7th;
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Nov 9th:
Daughters of the King @ 9:30 am
Nov 9th:
Betweeners Gathering @ 7:00 pm
Nov 10th:
Holy Spirit Youth WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy) @ 6:30 pm
Nov 10th:
Evensong (Nave) @ 5:00 pm
Nov 11th:
Enneagram Study (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 6:30 pm
Nov 12th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Nov 12th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Nov 14th:
School Chapel (9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Nov 14th:
School Eucharist (LS/MS) @ 10:00 am
Nov 14th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Nov 15-17th:
Holy Spirit Youth Happening & YES (Camp Allen)
Nov 16th:
Altar Guild @ 10:00 am
Nov 17th:
Lord of the Streets @ 7:00 am

Mark Your Calendar!
Oct 27: Trunk or Treat
Nov 3: School Sunday, First Sunday Breakfast
Nov 24: Thanksgiving Dinner Eucharist
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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