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September 26, 2019 
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This Sunday
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
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
Lions and Tigers and Bears, (and cats, and dogs, and more) Oh My!
Blessing of the Animals 2018

This Sunday evening, you are invited to bring the members of your household who don't often get to join us at church!  That's right, it's time for the blessing of the animals and children's lovies!

There are few relationships that so tangibly give us an example and experience of what God had in mind in giving creation into our care.  That some animals could be domesticated and become a member of the family is a miraculous gift.  Further, having animals brought into our daily lives who are completely dependent on us for their wellbeing is a fulfillment of the responsibility of caring for our fellow creatures.  I love blessing children's lovies as well because so many of them are beloved stuffed versions of animals.  I can attest to their importance after having had to retrace our steps a few times on vacation when a certain "Lion" was left at an establishment like a restaurant.

Over the years I have gotten to know many of your animals.  I hope to see Lucky, Tito, Violet, Max, and more on Sunday evening.  I also know we will have a turtle and maybe the hermit crabs will make another appearance.  All that to say, that the many ways we bring these loved ones into lives reflects for us the way in which God has offered us loved ones to share in our mutual love.  They show us what it means to be in relationship with creatures that often look and act very different than we do and, especially in the case of stuffed lovies, bring comfort in all kinds of situations. 

I hope you will join us Sunday evening as we give thanks for the blessing of our animals.  Let us celebrate the gift God has given us. 

See you in church, 
Joshua Condon signature

PS - On a different note, we've had a couple of things come up on Stewardship.  First, because of Imelda, the postal service had some significant delays.  If you haven't received your packet, please let us know.  We will get you another.  Second, somehow in looking at the materials dozens of times, we left off the "Name" line on the financial pledge card. Personally, I looked at it at least 5 times and missed this! Please write your name at the top.  We will also have new cards available with a name blank.  Thank you for your understanding!
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.
Stewardship 2020
Stewardship 2020
Stewardship 2020

As we embark on our annual stewardship program, our Stewardship Committee  
prayerfully ask
s  you to  begin with the  Time and Talent  part of the program.   Look for the  Plug Me In  card (s) with the full array of ministries at Holy Spirit that you can be a part of.  The  Plug Me In  c ard  is  also available online at our website  as is a ministry catalog that describes every ministry we have

When filling out your Stewardship Pledge, feel free to write your name on either side of the card. Additional cards with a dedicated space for names will be available in the Nave and Church Office.

If   you have any  stewardship  questions contact  our Stewardship Chair,  Bob King ,  at .

We have also been made aware that the postal service had some damages to buildings and equipment causing delays due to Tropical Storm Imelda.  If you have not received a stewardship packet, please let us know and we will make sure to have another ready for you.
Friday, September 27
Seniors, Retirees, Empty-Nesters (SREN)
Seniors, Retirees, Empty Nesters (S.R.E.N.)
Lunch Gathering

September 27th @ 11:30 am 
Palmer Parish Hall

Kick off the program year together in Palmer Parish Hall with lunch from Maggiano's Little Italy. We can't wait to see you! Suggested donation: $10. 

RSVP: Fr. Korey Wright at or call the church office at (713) 468-7796.
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 

(Lester Family)
POE @ 7:00 pm

(Dish Society)
POY Happy Hour @ 5:30 pm

(Dish Society)

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. 
Vote for Bayou City Blessings!
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Vote for Bayou City Blessings
BCB was nominated by our friends and volunteers at Chick-fil-A Holcomb for the True Inspiration Award! We are one of 5 organizations that moved on to Community Voting.

Open the Chick-fil-A app
Click "Rewards" at the bottom of the screen
Click "News" at the top of the next screen.
Click "Vote Now"
Select our region "Southwest"
Cast your vote! Vote daily until Sep 30!

$75,000 would feed 750 children for an entire 38 weeks of school. That is an entire school!
Sunday, October 6
First Sunday Breakfast,  Mission Trip Sunday,
Bayou City Blessing Open House
Episcopal Strong
Mission Trip Sunday &
First Sunday Breakfast

Sunday, Oct 6 @ 9:15 am 
Palmer Parish Hall

Join us for breakfast and hear about what our Holy Spirit Youth did on their Mission Trip this summer!
The Food and Fun Committee have cooked up a delicious meal for your to enjoy. Coffee is at the ready and we'd love to see you there!
Blessings in a Backpack

Also, join us for an Open House of the Bayou City Blessings room!
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
Wednesday, October 5, 9, 16, 23, 30
Video Study Series
Wednesday, October 5, 9, 16, 23, 30
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
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
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.
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 .
Saturday, October 12
Ten Great Dates
10 great dates bible rings
Looking for a fun and meaningful night out?

Second Saturday of each month
Next Date
Oct 12 @ 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, October 12
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King
October 12
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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: Nov 9 @ 9:30 am
If you would like to join us, please email Melonye Suarez at
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 29 5:00 pm - Blessing of the Animals
Oct 6 9:15 am - Mission Trip Sunday
Oct 13 6:30 pm - WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy)
Oct 20 5:45 pm - Sunday Nights Under God (SNUG)
Oct 27 5:00 pm - Trunk or Treat
For more information, contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Sunday School
September 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
Every Sunday @ 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
Oct 14, 28 - Nov 11, 25
Enneagram Study
Enneagram Study
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
Ministry Highlight
Every week a ministry will be introduced to you. Join any ministry at any time!
Saints and Sinners Supper Club

Saints & Sinners Supper Club
Open to all . Groups of three sets of friends rotate hosting dinner and sharing in fellowship. Contact Krystal Weiss at or (832) 331-8338 for more information to sign up.
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 .
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: Oct 3 & 10, 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
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 27th: BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Sep 27th:
POY (Dish Society) @ 5:30 pm
POE (Dish Society) @ 7:00 pm
POLO (Lester Family) @ 7:00 pm
Sep 28th:
Altar Guild @ 10:00 am
Sep 29th:
Blessing of the Animals @ 5:00 pm


Oct 1st:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Oct 1st:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Oct 2nd:
Coffee with Clergy (Starbucks, 13211 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079 & Wilcrest) @ 7:30 am
Oct 2nd:
Wednesday Video Study Series (Church Parlor) @ 11:45 am
Oct 3rd:
School Chapel 
(8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Oct 4th: 
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Oct 6th:
Mission Trip Sunday, 1st Sunday Breakfast, Bayou City Blessing Open House @ 9:15 am
Oct 6th:
Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors Informational Meeting  (Church Parlor) @ 11:45 am
Oct 8th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Oct 8th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Oct 9th:
Coffee with Clergy (Starbucks, 13211 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079 & Wilcrest) @ 7:30 am
Oct 9th:
Wednesday Video Study Series (Church Parlor) @ 11:45 am
Oct 10th:
School Chapel (9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Oct 10th:
School Eucharist (LS/MS) @ 10:00 am
Oct 11th:
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Oct 12th:
Ten Great Dates (Nave) @ 5:30 pm

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

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