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News & Happenings at Holy Spirit
January 2, 2020 
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2019-2020
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This Sunday
Acolytes, 
Chalice Bearers, 
Readers,
Vergers,
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
May God Bless Us in the Coming Year!

The beginning of the new calendar year brings an awareness of time passing that is likely only rivaled by a birthday.  It is a moment when we are placed firmly in a moment to reflect on the year that has passed as well as turn our attention to the year that is ahead.  Looking forward comes with hopes, dreams, ambitions, and anticipations.  This year at Holy Spirit has been a wonderful year of growth in so many ways and we rejoice as a community to look back at all that God has done in our midst.

We also turn our attention to the year ahead.  On the last Sunday of this month, January 26, we will have our Annual Meeting after the 10:30 service. We will celebrate vestry members who have completed their service and celebrate those who will be called to serve as new vestry members and diocesan council delegates.  We will hear about our church's ministerial and fiscal strength and the growing health and vitality of our school.  I will be sharing news about a sabbatical coming up and we will seek to turn our hearts to God's call forward in all aspects of our shared life. 

As I reflect on all that we have been blessed with in the past year, I am especially grateful for you. You are a blessing to our church and community. The growth, health, and vitality of Holy Spirit is largely because God has brought you to make this your home.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for us in 2020!  Happy New Year and God bless you!

See you in church,

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Sunday, January 5
Epiphany Sunday, First Sunday Breakfast
First Sunday Breakfast
First Sunday Breakfast & Epiphany Sunday
Sunday, January 5 @ 9:15 am
Palmer Parish Hall

Join us on the first Sunday of the new year - Epiphany activities for our families as well as 1st Sunday Breakfast. Help us pack bags for Bayou City Blessings after our activities.
 
If you are interested in helping with our breakfast, please contact James Weiss at  jweiss99@gmail.com
Friday, February 7
Holy Spirit Episcopal Community Auction
Holy Spirit Episcopal 
Community Auction 
"Through the Looking Glass"

Friday, February 7 
6:30 - 10:30 pm
(Hotel ZaZa, Memorial City)

Cocktail attire with themed accessories.

Individual Tickets $100
Sponsorships start at $1,000


Don't be late - join our community wide auction event!

  Questions, or to be a part of this magical event, contact the Auction Committee at marketing@hses.org,  Kim Robinson at krobinson67@comcast.net, or June Cowan at  june.cowan@sbcglobal.net
Sunday, January 5
Holy Spirit Youth
4th Annual Epiphany Progressive Dinner
Jan 2018 Youth Epiphany Progressive Lunch
4th Annual Epiphany Progressive Dinner
Sunday, January 5 @ 5:30 pm

Holy Spirit Youth will travel to a different location for each course of the meal. Courses include Appetizers, Main Meal, and Dessert. For each course, a game will take place, finishing with a gift exchange (a wrapped gift no more than $10)!

If you are interest in hosting one of the meals, please contact Suzy Spencer.

Please call or email Suzy Spencer if you have questions at
sspencer@hsechurch.org or 713-517-8797.
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

Jan 5 Epiphany Progressive Dinner @ 5:30 pm
Jan 19 WhataSavior (Whataburger, 12121 Katy Fwy) @ 6:30 pm

For more information, contact Suzy Spencer at sspencer@hsechurch.org or (713) 517-8797.
Saturday, January 11
Ten Great Dates
10 great dates bible rings
Ten Great Dates

Saturday, January 11
5:30 pm
Nave

"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 sspencer@hsechurch.org or (713) 517-8797.
Saturday, January 11
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King
invite the women of Holy Spirit
Daughters of the King

Saturday, January 11
10:00 am
Church Parlor

Guest Speaker
Karen Walrond
As members of an umbrella organization for the women of the church, The Daughters of the King (DOK) offers a place for the women to grow in their faith, minister to others, and pray for the wellbeing of the church and the clergy. The DOK is open to all women of Holy Spirit.

Questions, contact Melonye Suarez at melonyems@gmail.com .
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Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King

As members of an umbrella organization for the women of the church, The Daughters of the King (DOK) offers a place for the women to grow in their faith, minister to others, and pray for the wellbeing of the church and the clergy. The DOK is open to all women of Holy Spirit.

Questions, contact Melonye Suarez at melonyems@gmail.com .
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 
swilliams@hsechurch.org  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  jn3941@sbcglobal.net
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: 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 swilliams@hsechurch.org.
Mondays, starting January 13
Mah-Jongg

Monday Mah-Jongg
Most Mondays, 2pm -  4:30pm
Kick off - January 13th
Narthex

Whether you've always wanted to learn or are looking for a group, you are welcome to join us in the Narthex as we kickoff a new year of Holy Spirit's Monday Mah Jongg. We play most Mondays that aren't holidays. However, we don't mind if you need to miss occasionally. We only ask that you RSVP so we know how many players to expect each week.

During our first two sessions in January, Nancy Moody will teach anyone joining our group who would like to learn to play. We follow American National Mah-Jongg League rules and standards. (Due to Diocesan regulation, we will award daily points for hands instead of exchanging money). 

If you are planning to join us in January, or have questions, please contact Nancy Moody at chezmoody@gmail.com or (713) 858-7395 or Evelyn Snow at evelyninhouston@gmail.com or (281) 755-2468
Tuesdays, starting January 14
Health & Wellness Bible Study
  First Place for Health
Bible Study

Tuesdays, 
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
January 14 - April 7
Church Parlor

Stronger Every Day , a First Place for Health Bible study,  is a fascinating study about ten characters in the Bible who demonstrated physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength as they followed the call of God on their lives. 

Questions contact  Wendy  Mixon at jdwmixon@gmail.com or  713-517-7237 or Jennifer Mohr at  mohrjennifer@hotmail.com  or 713-397-5845
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Calendar of Events
  
2019  
Dec 23 - Christmas Break  Begins (Offices/School Closed)

2020
Jan 6 - Classes Resume
Jan 10 - Homecoming
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King Day (Offices/School Closed)

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

Calendar

Jan


Jan 1st:
New Year's Day (Offices/School Closed)
Jan 5th:
Epiphany Sunday, 1st Sunday Breakfast
Jan 5th:
Holy Spirit Youth Epiphany Progressive Dinner @ 5:30 pm
Jan 6th:
School Resumes
Jan 7th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Jan 9th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Jan 9th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Jan 10th: BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am 
Jan 11th:
Daughters of the King @ 10:00 am
Jan 14th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3, 10:00 am EC)
Jan 14th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:30 pm
Jan 16th:
School Eucharist (LS/MS) @ 10:00 am
Jan 16th:
School Chapel (9:00 am PK4, 9:30 am PK3)
Jan 16th:
BCB Community Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 7:00 pm
Jan 16th:
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm
Jan 17th:
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:00 am






Mark Your Calendar!
 
2020
Jan 5: 1st Sunday Breakfast, Epiphany Sunday
Feb 2: Scout Sunday, 1st Sunday Breakfast
Feb 7: Holy Spirit Community Auction
Feb 25: Shrove Tuesday
Feb 26: Ash Wednesday
Apr 9: Maundy Thursday
Apr 10: Good Friday

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