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This Week
CLOCKS FALL BACK THIS SUNDAY
Daylight Savings Time ENDS this Sunday, November 4. Turn back your clock on Saturday night and avoid the horror of arriving EARLY to church!

GREAT WEDNESDAY DINNER AND CLASSES CANCELLED TONIGHT
Great Wednesday Dinner and classes will resume November 7. There will still be the Healing Service, Adult Choir rehearsal, and Farm Share pick-up.

WOMEN'S FIRST THURSDAY
Join us tomorrow at 6 PM for fellowship, food and friends. Women of Palmer will gather to socialize and share a meal followed by a speaker-led discussion on "Creative Cooking" with Carrie Willard. Drinks will be provided please bring an appetizer to share. 

SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE CLASS 
Palmer will hold a Safeguarding God's People class this Saturday from 9 AM to noon. Are you a ministry leader at Palmer? Are you a Eucharistic visitor or Stephen Minister? If so, or if requested by your ministry leader or clergy, you need to take a Safeguarding class! There is an online recertification option for those who are currently certified and up for renewal. Please contact safeguarding@palmerchurch.org to start your certification or learn more about the recertification process.

ALL SAINTS' REQUIEM
Beginning in 1997, the Roy Jones Memorial Requiem Mass sung within the Eucharist has become an annual tradition at Palmer every November. Read the full story about the requiem in the " Our Stories" section on our website. This year we will celebrate the All Saints' Requiem on Sunday, November 4 at the 11 AM Eucharist.  The musical setting chosen are the Burial Sentences by William Croft and two movements by music by Healy Willan and Henry Purcell.

As a part of the tradition of the All Saints' Requiem, you are invited to list the names of departed loved ones in the day's order of service.  If you would like to include someone on this list, please send an email to Vickie Harshbarger at  vharshbarger1948@yahoo.com Today is the last day to submit a name.  Be sure to give the complete spelling of the person you wish to list and also include your phone number in case we have questions.

WELCOME RECEPTION | 10:15 AM IN PARISH HALL
All parishioners and newcomers are invited this Sunday to attend our monthly Welcome Reception. This week we will also celebrate with newly confirmed members of out parish family. If you would like to bring a food item or help with these monthly gatherings please contact Roger Hutchison, Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life, at  rwhutchison@palmerchurch.org

HARRIED? STRESSED? ANXIOUS?
Join us for 20 minutes of silent meditation Mondays at 5 PM and Wednesdays at 1 PM in St. Bede's Chapel. We begin with a short reading from the World Community for Christian Meditation and finish with an even shorter poem or prayer. Any questions? Contact the Rev. Liz Parker at lparker@palmerchurch.org.

GET READY FOR THE SEASON - WREATH AND GARLAND SALES ARE BACK!
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Sales of Christmas wreaths and garlands are offered to sustain the women's retreat program.  Adorn your home and send fresh greenery to loved ones!  Orders will be taken through the end of this month. Pick up at the church will be between November 29 and December 6.  Direct mail of wreaths will also be available. For more information, contact Shannon Westin (shannon.westin@gmail.com).
Upcoming Palmer Events
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT
Palmer's Annual Parish Retreat at Camp Allen is scheduled for Nov. 9-11 and we want YOU to join us for a special weekend of formation, fellowship and fun! The Rev. Lisa Fischbeck, Vicar at The Advocate Church in Chapel Hill, NC will serve as the keynoter for the Saturday morning adult program. Click here for her full bio. This parish weekend is for people of all ages. New this year will be the opportunity to come up just for the day on Saturday. Situated on 1,100 acres in the serene piney woods of the Navasota area, Camp Allen provides a place to relax, refresh, and refocus. Registration will open soon! More information to come.

DAUGHTERS OF THE (DOK) MEETING
All Palmer Women Invited! "Gifts through Authenticity," is the topic next month for our meeting on Saturday, November 17, 9-10:30 AM, in the Family Room. Suzanne Miller will facilitate our discussion on  Brene Brown's definition of authenticity as we discuss the challenges, and gifts of being authentic with ourselves, others, and God. This is a wonderful Palmer source for fellowship with other women, and we welcome any Palmer woman to attend!

FILM SCREENING OF INTELLIGENT LIVES
Join us for this screening at Palmer on Sunday, November 18 from 3 to 5 PM. From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities-Micah, Naieer, and Naomie-who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Please contact Roger Hutchison at rwhutchison@palmerchurch.org for more information.  Watch the trailer here:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qEJFpMWNk

WOMEN'S RETREAT: "HOW A SIMPLE PRACTICE CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES AND OPEN OUR HEARTS" 
Be sure to join us for the 2019 Palmer Women's Retreat Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27 at Camp Allen. Marilyn McEntyre, author of spiritual essays and poems, retreat leader and former teacher, will facilitate our reflections on "How A Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives And Open Our Hearts". This retreat will give us the opportunity to center our lives on Christ, make new friends, and strengthen our connections in a peaceful and beautiful setting. The registration fee is $200 (double room, meals, program) or $300 for a single room (includes meals and program). Scholarships are available. The program starts Friday evening with dinner and ends Sunday after morning Eucharist and lunch.

Retreat Committee members will be at a table in the breezeway starting Sunday after the 9 and 11 o'clock services to assist with registration. Questions about registration and scholarships? Contact Allison Marek (  allisonmarek@gmail.com ) or Mary Ann Starks (  maryannstarks@gmail.com ). For more information about the retreat, contact Lynn Morstead (  lynnmorstead@gmail.com ). We look forward to seeing you there!

OLDER ADULTS FEAST OF ST. NIKOLAUS
The Older Adults Ministry invites all those 60+ years-young to join us for our first annual Feast of St. Nikolaus Holiday Luncheon. We will have a special German holiday lunch with beverages on Thursday, December 6 at noon in Parish Hall. Holiday music will be provided by Director of Music, Dr. Brady Knapp. Please RSVP to George Ferry by November 20 at 713-208-9071 or by email to gdferry@gmail.com. A permit for parking on Main Street will be available.

 
TOGETHER WE GIVE...THANKS!
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Together we give thanks....what a wonderful time we had together on Covenant Sunday!  Thanks to all who made this happen. It was a beautiful, fun filled celebration. Our 2018 pledge campaign is off to a fabulous start!  In this last week, we have received 151 pledges for a total of $ 850,092 .  Thanks for your generosity!  If you have not yet pledged, we hope you will do so in the upcoming week.  There are a number of ways to send in your 2019 pledge.  You can mail or email your pledge to our Finance Manager Jessica Evans ( jevans@palmerchurch.org , (713) 529-6196, ext 111) or pledge online at the Palmer website under the GIVE tab .  Feel free to reach out to Jessica if you need any assistance. 

CHRISTMAS AND ANGEL TREE ARE COMING!
Christmas and Angel Tree are fast approaching! This ministry provides Christmas gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated. If you would like to help with this ministry, such as making gift tags or delivering gifts, please contact Jennifer Vaughan ( jenclark99@yahoo.com).  This year we will serve even more children than last year and will need plenty of delivery volunteers.  If you anticipate delivering gifts, you must have Safeguarding training. To be trained, update your training, or check on the status of your training at  safeguarding@palmerchurch.org.

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

Great Wednesday is cancelled for this week


FORMATION
OFFERINGSAdultFormation
SUNDAY SCHOOL
  • A Study of Paul's Letters - Allen Sparkman, 10:15 AM, A102
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
  • 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).








Young Professionals Group: Tacos on the Patio
New to Palmer and looking to get involved with fellow young professionals? Join Palmer Young Adults for our monthly dinner gatherings. For the months of November and December, we are bringing back Tacos on the Patio, a low-key way to hang out with fellow young adults over some good Tex-Mex. Bring yourself and bring a friend! November 15 and December 13 from 6:30-8PM on the Palmer Patio.  For more information, email our curate at  dwantland@palmerchurch.org
PALMER YOUTH
MINISTRIES (PYM)
SCHEDULE FOR 
THE PYM YEAR

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

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