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September 12, 2019 
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Getting Going!

Greetings in the name of our loving God!

I pray that this note finds you doing well and getting into the rhythm of fall. 

We had great Sunday school classes this past Sunday and our newly framed youth group gatherings were reportedly great fun!  Our choir also returned Sunday and sounded great. Some of our other offerings like Lisa Wright's book study are going well and other programs are about to start like our Betweeners and 10 Great Dates this Saturday and SREN in a few weeks.  There is more on the horizon!

Our stewardship chair, Bob King, has been working with the leaders of the ministries of our church to ensure that everything we do together is done well.  We want you to have wonderful opportunities to plug into the life of Holy Spirit.  Along those lines, you will be hearing about all the Time and Talent ministry opportunities for you in the near future.
I'm also excited to share that this Sunday we will be trying a new format for our announcements insert and we will have a new bulletin the following week.  There will certainly be tweaks as we go forward, but I encourage you to come Sunday to see our fresh new look.

These are snapshots, and the energy of starting programs is in some way to be expected.  It is that time of the year after all.  But, I feel that the joy of God is tangible in what is happening in our community and I am grateful to get to serve with you all (and as a teaser, I hope to get to talk with you about everything going on over coffee in October...)!

In all that we do this year, I will be praying for you and seeking to walk with you in the presence of our loving God.

See you in church, 
Joshua Condon signature

Sunday, September 29
Blessing of the Animals
Blessing of the Animals
Bring your pets
September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Palmer Parish Hall

Join us in Palmer Parish Hall for service with a reception afterwards for our pets and their people.

Stuffed animals are welcome too!
Questions or to Volunteer Contact
Shelia Williams at or (713) 468-7796.
Saturday, September 14
Ten Great Dates
Looking for a fun and meaningful night out?

Second Saturday of each month
Next Date - Sep 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, September 14
Betweeners Fall Gathering
Dinner with champagne toast
Betweeners Get Together

Please join us for a pot luck dinner, and fellowship!

Saturday, September 14
6:30 pm

Hosted by Claire & Curt Martin
Please bring a dish to share and a bottle of wine.

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

Claire Martin at (713) 203-7444 or
Sunday, September 15
Acolyte Training
acolytes dedication
September 15
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

with pizza lunch
3rd Grade - 12th Grade
are invited to be active participants in our liturgies of the Church through our Acolyte Ministry.
Contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797
Saints & Sinners
Supper Club Forming Now
Join Holy Spirit's Intergenerational Supper Club! 
October - February
Groups of three sets of friends rotate hosting dinner for the group at their home. Hosts provide main dish and drinks, guest provide appetizers and dessert. Gourmet cooks and take-out aficionados...Couples and singles... Young and young at heart... Those with kids and those without kids... Everyone is WELCOME!  Fall rotation from October - February. 

Contact Krystal Weiss at or (832) 331-8338 .
Sunday School
September 15, 22, 29
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
with our Rector Josh Condon

Prayer: How, Why, Where, and When?

In this four week series we will explore together what prayer actually is, why and how we pray, and what we desire to come from prayer.  There will be insight from the long tradition of our church, our Book of Common Prayer, and the experiences of those in the room.  Join us!

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)
Children's Sunday School
Sunday School
September 15, 2019
9:15 am

4 years old to 5th Grade
Children's Chapel (start)
School Library (end)
Junior High & High School
Meets with Adult Sunday School or may volunteer in Children's Chapel. Youth group will meet Sunday nights throughout the year.
Nursery open for birth - 3 years old.
Contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797
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

Sep 15 11:30 am - Acolyte Training, with pizza lunch
6:30 pm - WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy)
Sep 22 5:45 pm - Funday Sunday
Sep 29 5:00 pm - Blessing of the Animals
For more information, contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Sep 23 - Oct 14, 28 - Nov 11, 25
Enneagram Study
Enneagram Study
Sep 23, Oct 14, 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, September 14
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King
September 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp Allen
Please contact Melonye Suarez regarding carpool information.
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: Oct 12 @ 9:30 am
If you would like to join us, please email Melonye Suarez at
Wednesday, September 25
Video Study Series
Wednesday, September 25 
11:45 am
Church Parlor

Video Series & Discussion - Join us after Midweek Worship to watch a video series about the Holy Land. Experience Jerusalem without the cost and hassle of travel! 

Brown bag lunch optional.

Questions: Fr. Dale at or (715) 505-2995
Friday, September 27
Parent of Little Ones, Parents of Elementary, and Parents of Youth
Holy Spirit Parent Fellowship Groups
Friday, September 27

POLO @ 7:00 pm
POE @ 7:00 pm
POY Happy Hour @ 5:30 pm

Holy Spirit offers fellowship groups that are categorized by the age of your children.  These life stage groups meet every other month and provide parents a time to get to know other parents who have kids around the same age. These dinners give parents the opportunity to have a night out and engage with others in their same life stage. 

Parents of Little Ones (POLO) - this group is for parents of children birth to 5 years old. 
Parents of Elementary (POE) - this group is for parents of children in Elementary School. 
Parents of Youth (POY) - this group is for parents of children in Middle or High School. 

If you are interested in being a part of these parent fellowship groups, please email or call Suzy Spencer (HSEC Director of Family Ministries) at  or 713-517-8797. 
Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Coffee with Clergy
coffee cup
Wednesdays, Oct 2, 9, 16, 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.
Sunday, October 6
Lay Eucharist Ministry
altar communion

Informational Meeting
Sunday, October 6 @ 11:45 am
Church Parlor

Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors
Prayerful members minister and take communion to those in our community who can no longer by physically present at church. Other opportunities include calling or sending cards to our homebound parishioners.

Questions or interest in this ministry contact Fr. Dale at or (715) 505-2995
Ministry Highlight
Every week a ministry will be introduced to you. Join any ministry at any time!
Holy Spirit supports many organizations throughout the year. We have a special relationship with five specific ministries:
Bayou City Blessings - Lord of the Streets - Memorial Assistance Ministries - West Houston Assistance Ministries - Raise Up Families
Pairs and Spares

Join us for fellowship and Bridge every month on the first Friday!
Pairs and Spares is a fellowship ministry of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. All Bridge players are welcome to join the monthly gatherings at various homes. 

Kick off is in October with a Pot Luck Supper and bridge! Score is kept through out the year with a hearty round of applause for the winners at the May Pot Luck.
Single or couples players welcome!
Questions contact: Karen Davidson at or (713) 465-1007 .
Saturday, October 18
Volunteers Needed
Raise Up Families WHP
Volunteers Needed for Raise Up Families Fall Festival

Saturday, October 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteers are needed for an event held at Holy Spirit for one of our outreach partners Raise Up Families (formerly Westside Homeless Prevention). Classes are offered to parents, while the children enjoy games and crafts. Families will come together for lunch.
Please consider helping with set up or assisting with the event itself.
If you can help or have questions, please contact Nancy Moody at
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
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Calendar of Events
Sep 29 - Blessing of the Animals
Oct 14 - Columbus Day (School Closed, EC Open)
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.
September 27
Holy Spirit Episcopal School:
Parenting with Positive Discipline
Holy Spirit Episcopal School: Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
September 27 - November 7

This workshop led by Susan Meriwether, M.A. covers strategies to raise well-behaved children with balanced discipline based on the renowned book by Dr. Jane Nelsen.  The six-week workshop  will teach parents how to discipline without having to choose between the extremes of strictness or leniency. 

Susan Meriwether is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator that specializes in family relations through interactive and experiential sessions. We invite the HSES community to enrich their parenting skills with Susan during this six-week journey.

Classes are held 
every Thursday starting Sept. 27 (no class on Halloween) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Questions contact the school office at (713) 468-0074.
Monday, September 30
Cyber Safety Guide for Parents
HSES PTO invites you

September 30 @ 6:30 pm
Palmer Parish Hall

Crime Stoppers of Houston will conduct a special presentation for parents on Cyber Safety.  The discussion will focus on safety tips and precautions for social media, hidden apps, live streams, games, online challenges, dating apps, and other digital mediums. They will also teach parents how to spot online dangers and important safety settings to protect from cybercrime.



Sep 12th:
School Chapel (Primary) @ 9:00 am
Sep 12th:
School Eucharist (LS/MS) @ 10:00 am
Sep 13th:
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Sep 14th:
Daughters of the King (Camp Allen) @ 9:30 am
Sep 14th:
Ten Great Dates (Nave) @ 5:30 pm
Sep 14th:
Betweeners Fall Gathering @ 6:30 pm
Sep 15th:
Acolyte Training (Nave) @ 11:30 am
Sep 15th 
Holy Spirit Youth WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy) @ 6:30 pm
Sep 17th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 17th:
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Church Parlor) @ 10:00 am
Sep 17th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:00 pm
Sep 19th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 19th:
BCB Community Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 7:00 pm
Sep 20th:
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Sep 22nd:
Holy Spirit Youth Sunday Funday @ 5:45 pm
Sep 23rd:
Enneagram Class @ 6:00 pm
Sep 24th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 24th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:00 pm

Mark Your Calendar!
Sep 29: Blessing of the Animals
Oct 27: Trunk or Treat
Nov 24: Thanksgiving Eucharist

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