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January 8, 2019 
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Chalice Bearers, 
5:00 pm Fellowship Hosts

Holy Spirit Staff

Rev Korey Wright

Director of Family Ministries:
Aimee Donnel
Communications Coordinator

Office: (713) 468-7796
Holy Spirit Vestry
Senior Warden
Dave Schraeder

Junior Warden
Kim Myer

Ian Bremner 
John Givens 
Bob King
S helly Lester 
Christy Lock 
Nancy Moody 
Scott Owen
Melissa Peter
Cynthia Sartwelle
Steve B. Sigloch Jr
Clair Silliman
James Weiss
Charlie Yardley
Join us a God makes Korey a priest in His Church

Thursday evening, we will welcome Bishop Jeff Fisher to Holy Spirit for the ordination of our newest clergy at Holy Spirit, Korey Wright.  We have all been blessed by Korey's preaching and teaching.  He clearly has a pastoral heart and a gifted mind.  Korey has committed himself for several years to the discernment and process of preparing for ordination to the priesthood.  Ordained ministry is a life of service and leadership.  As a priest and pastor he will not only serve here at Holy Spirit, but go forth to serve, lead, form, comfort, and encourage other church communities for decades to come.  He will be with people to celebrate their greatest joys as he blesses at baptisms and weddings.  He will be with people in their greatest times of need to comfort and be a tangible reminder of God's love, grace, and presence.  This is a significant thing to commit to and on Thursday night, we will witness Korey's commitment to God's Church. 

I want to invite you to join us for this moment in which we call on the Holy Spirit to make Korey a priest.  Our guest preacher, Aaron Zimmerman, will proclaim the Good News of how God's grace becomes known in the life of ministry.  The Bishop and clergy will lay hands on Korey for ordination.  Your presence and prayers will be essential as we ask God's presence and movement.  It will be a wonderful celebration of God's work in our life, community, and church.

Then this Sunday at the 10:30 service, Korey will celebrate the Eucharist for the first time.  Come and take part in this wonderful feast.  I pray that you are encouraged by what God is doing in our midst.  May Korey's ordination and new ministry be a reminder of God's ongoing work and revelation to a world in need of Good News.  Please join with me in praying for Korey as we anticipate this joyful moment!

See you in Church,
Joshua Condon signature

Thursday, January 10
Ordination of Korey J. Wright
You are invited
  Seal of the Diocese of Texas
God Willing,

The Right Reverend Jeff W. Fisher
Bishop Suffragan of Texas,
will ordain

Korey Jawaan Wright

to the Sacred Order of Priests
in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

Thursday, the tenth of January
in the year of our Lord, two thousand nineteen
at seven o'clock in the evening

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
12535 Pershire Rd
Houston, Texas 77024

Your prayers and presence are requested.
Reception to follow. Nursery care available.
Sunday School
January 13, 20, 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
The Rev Canon Christine Faulstich  
January 13
with The Rev. Canon Christine Faulstich,
Bishop's Office, Chief of Staff

"Utopia, Dystopia, and the Common Good"
Rev Korey Wright
January 20, 27
with the Rev. Korey Wright and Lisa Wright
Psalms: A Two Part Series
Week 1 - Overview of the Psalms: its structures, themes, history, and the rich poetry contained within.
Week 2 - Diving Deeper into the Psalms: Lectio Divina (a traditional and contemplative practice of scriptural reading) as well as the Psalms' connection with the Book of Common Prayer

Childcare extended during the Adult Sunday School hour.
Sunday School @ 9:15 am
Pre-school - 5th Grade (Children's Chapel)
Youth (6th-12th Grade) (Suzy's room, Rm. 308)
Stewardship 2019
Connecting in Christ...
acolyte dedication 2018
Everything we do as a community is possible because of your generosity. We don't just "keep the lights on," but we live the Gospel call to love neighbors. Your 2019 pledge commitment will have a significant impact on resourcing our parish to answer our ministry call and serve each other and our community in the name and presence Jesus Christ. 

For more information or to fill out the Treasure Pledge Card online, visit our website at
Thursday, January 17
Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible Study
with Sarah Condon

Thursday, January 17
6:30 pm
New Church Parlor
Stories of God:
Stories of Newness

Join us as we delve into how our own stories of newness are seen time and time again in the stories of scripture. We will look at incredible stories of God at work in the world (movies, news, even our own lives) and see them mapped onto the Bible.
No reading ahead required. No homework given. Just come and enjoy.
No RSVPs necessary - just one Thursday per month.
Upcoming Dates
2019: Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 9
Questions: Contact Sarah Condon at
Sunday, February 3
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle
We are honored to welcome
  Bishop C. Andrew Doyle
The Right Reverend C. Andrew Doyle
Bishop of Texas
Sunday, February 3 @ 10:30 am
Reception to follow.
If you would like to be received or confirmed on this Sunday, please contact Fr. Josh Condon at or call the church office at (713) 468-7796
Sunday, January 27
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
and Vestry Elections
Sunday, January 27th
Immediately following 10:30 am Worship

Extended Nursery & Childcare will be available.

Questions? Contact the church office 713-468-7796
Tuesdays, January 15 - April 16, 2019
Health & Wellness Bible Study
Health & Wellness Bible Study
with First Place 4 Health
Meets Every Tuesday, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Jan 15 - Introduction to the study
Jan 22 - Apr 16, 2019
New Church Parlor

Taking inspiration from the Fruits of the Spirit , this bible study will focus on our health, diet, and lifestyle.
Cost: $30.00
includes book and fee
Questions: Contact Wendy Mixon at or (713) 517-7237.
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Calendar of Events
Jan 10: Spirit Night @ Buff Burger (I-10, Spring Valley)
Jan 11: Homecoming
Mar 10: Daylight Saving
Mar 11-13: Spring Break

Questions? Contact the School Office: (713) 468-5138.



Jan 10th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Jan 10th:
Ordination of Korey Wright @ 7:00 pm
Jan 12th:
Daughters of the King @ 9:15 am
Jan 15th:
Primary School Chapel @ 9:00 am
Jan 15th:
Prayer Shawl Ministry @ 10:00 am
Jan 15th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study @ 12:30 pm (New Church Parlor)
Jan 17th:
Primary School Chapel @ 9:00 am
Jan 17th:
School Eucharist (LS/MS) @ 10:00 am
Jan 17th:
Women's Bible Study @ 6:30 pm (New Church Parlor)
Jan 17th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Jan 19th:
Altar Guild @ 10:00 am
Jan 21st:
Martin Luther King Day - Offices & School Closed
Jan 22nd:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Jan 22nd:
Health & Wellness Bible Study @ 12:30 pm (New Church Parlor)
Jan 24th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Jan 24th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Jan 27th:
Annual Meeting, immediately following the 10:30 am worship
Jan 29th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Jan 29th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study @ 12:30 pm (New Church Parlor)
Jan 31st:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Jan 31st:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm


Feb 3rd:
Bishop Doyle Visit
Feb 5th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Feb 5th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study @ 12:30 pm (New Church Parlor)
Feb 7th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Feb 7th:
Women's Bible Study @ 6:30 pm (New Church Parlor)
Feb 7th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm

Mark Your Calendar!
Jan 10: Ordination of Korey Wright
Jan 27: Annual Meeting
Feb 3: Bishop Doyle
Mar 3: Scout Sunday
Mar 5: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Mar 6: Ash Wednesday
Apr 14: Palm Sunday
Apr 19: Good Friday
Apr 21: Easter Sunday

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Please direct any questions or comments regarding this E-communication to Sophia Hwang.