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October 3, 2019 
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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
So Much to Do, So Much to Say!
First Sunday Breakfast
Greetings!  There is much going on!  I'd like to start by reminding you that this Sunday will be the culmination of our Time and Talent part of our Stewardship 2020 campaign, Giving Together, Growing Together.  We extended this by a week because of the postal delays from Storm Imelda. You can go online to read up about any and all ministries by clicking on the "Ministries" box on the front page of our website for a Ministry Catalog and you can also find a "Plug Me In" pledge just below on the front page of our site.  Stewardship is an important moment in the life of our church when we all consider how we can be a part of the robust ministry we share at Holy Spirit!  I look forward to lifting up your Time and Talent pledges and sharing in ministry with you in 2020! ...

This past Spring, you were invited to "take stock in our youth" by sponsoring them for their summer mission trips.  This Sunday at our First Sunday Breakfast you will have a chance to hear from our youth about all the ways they served and all the places that they encountered God in their ministry.  You don't have to be a "stockholder" to come to breakfast, though!  These young people went forth on behalf of the whole Holy Spirit community.   Come to breakfast on Sunday at 9:15 to celebrate and learn all that they did and experienced this summer.  We will also take the opportunity to pack bags for our Blessings in a Backpack program.  Last month we gathered a record breaking 2079 packets of oatmeal through your donations.  Come and help us bag that food so that our children will have a good breakfast next weekend.  In celebration of all the work this past summer, we will also have an Open House for our new Blessings in a Backpack community room.  So, join us Sunday morning for breakfast and so much more!

This Sunday after church, Fr. Dale will be meeting with anyone who is interested in taking communion to members of our church who are unable to come on Sunday mornings. This is a wonderful ministry and a blessing to all involved.  All are welcome to come, learn about, and consider what it means to be a Lay Eucharistic Minister.

Then on Wednesday, I'd like to invite you to join me for a cup of coffee.  I will be hanging out at the new Starbucks on Memorial Drive near Wilcrest (not the small one near the church) from 7:30 until 9:00 am.  This is an informal chance to chat and start the day together.  You can drop in whenever is convenient and leave when you need.  I look forward to seeing you there!

I am ever grateful for sharing with you in the ministry of Holy Spirit.  I pray that as we offer our lives to God's ministry in this place that we will be fed with and awareness of the joy God takes in what we do together.

See you in church,

Joshua Condon signature

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!
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 .

 If you have not received a stewardship packet, please let us know and we will make sure to have one ready for you.
Sunday, October 6
Lay Eucharist Visitors
altar communion

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

Lay Eucharistic 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
Wednesday, October 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.
Saturday, October 19
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
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
9:30 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: 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

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.
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
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.
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
Ministry Highlight
Every week a ministry will be introduced to you. Join any ministry at any time!
2019 Holy Spirit Youth Mission Trip

Holy Spirit Youth
Our youth program strives to carry out the mission of Holy Spirit by creating a space for youth, 6th -12th grade, to grow in relationship with God and each other through worship, service, Christian education, and fellowship.

Additional information, contact Suzy Spencer at  or (713) 517-8797.
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 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
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.



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!
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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