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This Week
GREAT WEDNESDAYS BEGINS TODAY
Join us on today for an intimate worship service, a delicious meal and the opportunity to learn something new. 

  • Dinner 5:30 to 7 PM in Parish Hall. $7 for adults, $3 for children. We now accept credit cards!
  • Healing Eucharist, 6 to 6:30 PM in St. Bede's Chapel
  • "Having Faith in Houston: World Religions in the Bayou City," 7 to 8 PM in St. Bede's Chapel, a six-week class offering by the Rev. Gregory Han. 
Check out the church website and our new formational flyer for a full list of formation offerings this Fall.

FRIDAY DINNER AND DISCUSSION THIS WEEK     
We will meet this Friday 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.

Upcoming Palmer Events
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS OCTOBER 6 
Bring your pets to Palmer on Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM for a special blessing from our clergy. We will also be collecting 3lb bags of dry dog or cat food or a cash donation to donate to a Houston area animal shelter. Youth will be collecting donations before and after the services and will then deliver the donations on behalf of the Palmer community.

PALMER ARCHITECTURE TOUR OCTOBER 7
Please join architectural historian and Palmer parishioner Stephen Fox for a brief walking tour focusing on the history and design of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and its companion, Autry House. There will be two tours, one following the 9 AM and another following the 11 am service. Participants should meet at the front door of the church on Main Street.

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 A102 and a 6 PM (Sunday Seekers) meeting on Sunday night, also in Room A102. 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. 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.

AUTRY HOUSE THANK YOU
Thank you to all who stepped up this fall to cook for our Rice Students! We have enough cooks for our fall semester, thanks be to God!  If you missed out on this semester, be on the lookout for the Spring semester call for chefs!  We will need you starting in January!  - Carole Mather and Fr. Patrick Hall

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. 

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 2 to 5 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 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, A102
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)
SCHEDULE FOR 
THE PYM YEAR

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

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 St. Bede's Chapel

Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Young Adult Events!

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