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Click here  for a complete list of our weekly Bible Studies.

This Week
REGULAR CHURCH OFFICE HOURS 
The Palmer Church Office has returned to regular operating hours from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Fridays.

LUNCH & LEARN THIS THURSDAY IN A202
Please join us as we welcome Pat Mione back to the Thursday Lunch & Learn on September 6. Pat will be discussing Medicare open enrollment, which is just around the corner. This topic is for anyone who already has Medicare, will be new to Medicare, or is or will be assisting a loved one with Medicare. We're meeting in A202. Bring your questions and your lunch; beverages provided.

WOMEN'S FIRST THURSDAYS ARE BACK!
Join us this Thursday evening for fellowship, food and friends. Women of Palmer will gather to socialize and share a meal followed by a speaker-led discussion of different topics. Drinks will be provided and all are asked to bring an appetizer to share. Our discussion will be "Exploring Genealogy" with Lesley Douthwaite.

Upcoming Palmer Events
GREAT WEDNESDAYS NEXT WEEK
Great Wednesdays resume September 12! Come for the intimate worship service, a delicious meal, and the opportunity to learn something new. Great Wednesday dinner is 5:30-7 PM. The cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 children. We are now accepting credit cards! 6-6:30 pm is Healing Holy Eucharist in St. Bede's Chapel and 7-8 PM are classes. We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Gregory Han will be facilitating a six-week teaching series this fall entitled "Having Faith in Houston: World Religions in the Bayou City. Click here for a list of Wednesday Formation Classes.

FRIDAY DINNER AND DISCUSSION       
Our first Friday Dinner & Discussion for the Fall is next week! We will meet Friday, September 14 from 7 to 9:30 PM at the home of Nancy & David Webb (3707 Darcus St., Houston TX 77005). Our program will feature The Rev. David Wantland. Everyone is welcome!  Please bring a salad, main dish, or dessert to serve six and $2.50 for beverages. There is no need to RSVP, but if you'd like more information, call Mary Tobin at 713-668-8308.

12 STEP "AL-ANON" MEETINGS AT PALMER
We are excited to announce that we have two new 12 Step "Al-Anon" meetings at Palmer. We have a 12 noon (Brown Bag) meeting on Mondays in Room A101 and a 6 PM (Sunday Seekers) meeting on Sunday night, also in Room A101. All meetings are open so if you have an interest in what 12 step recovery looks like, come on bye. If you have any questions contact Burdette Keeland at bwkeeland@gmail.com.

JOIN CHOIR FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH
Palmer offers three continuous choirs and one occasional choir for children and youth.  Choir teaches collaboration and service, and builds musical skills and focus.  Weekly rehearsals take place on Wednesdays in the adult choir room beginning September 12. To join, email Courtney Daniell-Knapp at acourtneydaniell@gmail.com.  Cherub Choir (Pre-K 4's & 5's and Kindergarten), 5 - 5:30 PM; St. Nicholas Choir (grades 1 and 2), 5:30 - 6 PM St. Gregory Choir (grades 3 - 8), 6 - 6:45 PM; St. Cecilia Choir (girls grades 9-12) 7 - 8:15 PM.

CALL FOR ART 
Retro paintbrush retro paintings artistic artist paintbrush art A new art exhibit "My Soul's in Your Hands" is planned for October 7 - January 13 - All 2D media welcome. Please contact Sherry Byrd at Sherry@sherrybyrd.com or Jackie Campbell at JCampbell8404@sbcglobal.net for information on how to submit your entries. Deadline  for submissions is October 1. 

AUTRY HOUSE NEEDS YOU
The last school year was a time of exciting and unprecedented growth at Autry House, our ministry to Rice University, and we need your support more than ever to ensure that Rice students from next door feel loved and served by their closest neighborhood church. We are putting together our schedule of cooks for our Sunday night meals, and we very much hope that you will consider being on our roster. Sunday services and meals resume this Sunday and runs through December 2. If you are interested please contact Patrick Hall at phall@autryhouse.org, or Carole Mather at  carole1203@gmail.com

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOUSTON
GISH, the German International School of Houston located on the Palmer campus, offers a German-English Dual Language Immersion Preschool Program for children two to five years of age. Our small program provides time for individual attention, and creates an environment in which relationships can grow and every child feels welcome.  Openings are available for the 2018-2019 school year!! Offering 2-day, 3-day and 5-day program options from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM with Extended Day until 5:30 PM.

PLEASE SEND US YOUR NEWS FOR PALMER PUBLICATIONS
The deadline for all submissions to The Palmer Email Newsletter, Sunday Announcements, and website is every Friday at 5 PM. Publication requests will appear the following week.


OurStoriesOUR STORIES BLOG & PODCAST 
"Our Stories" is the Palmer blog and the name of our new podcast where we will periodically share stories from our Parish.

Check out our two new blogs recently posted:


EVANGELISM CHALLENGE  OurStories
WEDNESDAYS
HEALING EUCHARIST
w/ UNCTION
6 PM in St. Bede's Chapel


FORMATION
OFFERINGSAdultFormation
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
  • Bible Study - Allen Sparkman, 11:15 AM, Chancery
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
  • (Resumes Sept. 5) Wednesday Parish Bible Study - The Rev'd David Wantland, Noon, A102
  • Men's Bible Study -  The Rev'd Neil Alan Willard, Tuesdays, 7 - 8 AM, A102 (Chancery).
  • Women's Bible Study: Revelation Tuesdays, 7 - 8 AM, A101 (Palmer Library).
PALMER YOUTH
MINISTRIES (PYM)
BACK TO EYC PARTY SEPTEMBER 9 FROM 12 - 1:30 PM
Join your fellow 6th-12th graders as we kick off the year with a little water-aerobics here at the church. Bring a towel, some clothes you don't mind getting wet, and your slip-and-slide skills. Lunch starts immediately after the 11AM service and the fun to follow. Hope to see you there!

SCHEDULE FOR 
THE PYM YEAR

Sept 9: First EYC KICK-OFF

Oct 12-13: Youth Lock-In

Nov 9-11:  All Parish Retreat

Dec 16: EYC Christmas Party

Feb 22-24: Winter Youth Retreat (grades 8th-12th)

March 5: EYC Shrove Tuesday Party

May 26: End of Year EYC Bash

Email Youth Coordinator Davis Mathis for more information on these upcoming events at dmathis@palmerchurch.org
or
The Rev'd David Wantland at dwantland@palmerchurch.org

www.palmerchurch.org/youth

OLDER ADULTS
MINISTRY (OAM)


2018 LUNCH & LEARN SERIES - Noon - 1 PM

Sept. 6: " Getting Ready For Medicare Open Enrollment" with  Pat Mione  - Location A202

Oct. 4: " Here I Am, Walking With You Into Death and Dying " with  Sue Hamblen  - Location A202

Nov. 1: " Better Now Than Later - How Planning can Save  You Money and Angst " with  Associate Judge Clarinda Comstock Location A202

Dec. 6: " Holiday Celebration Social for Older Adults"
RSVP required   Location A202

Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Young Adult Events!

Contact Us
Palmer Memorial  Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030-1572
713-529-6196