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August 29, 2019 
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This Sunday
Chalice Bearers, 
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
The Rhythm of Growing Together in God
Old and Young Together

This week I have been reminded of the many ways we have sent Holy Spiriters out into the world.  I heard from Andrew Lazo in anticipation of his classes starting soon at Virginia Theological Seminary.  As his sponsoring parish, I invite you to join me in praying for him and Christin as they enter into their seminary formation.  We will also be joined this coming Sunday morning by Jared Cook who is about halfway through his organ program at Baylor University.  Jared was our Organ Scholar while in high school and it will be so great to welcome him back to Holy Spirit!  It will also be a treat for our ears and our hearts, I'm sure.

Every spring we send students from Holy Spirit School into the brave new world of High School with prayers and we celebrate our graduating high school seniors at church who are transitioning into their new phase of life.  I have been at Holy Spirit long enough that young people I got to know well as teenagers have graduated from college and some have returned home which I hope means we will get to start seeing them again. 

The ebb and flow of leaving and returning is a part of the formative process of life.  In these scenarios we get to see the wonder of growth and formation.  On a smaller scale, we do this week after week at Holy Spirit.  One of our clergy proclaims at the end of church a form of "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!" and we get to come back together the next Sunday to be greeted by music and the opening acclimation, "Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  And blessed be his Kingdom, now and for ever. Amen."  I pray that as we continue to go and come back to our shared faith home, that we will see God at work around us during the week, and rejoice to worship our God together on Sundays. 

I look forward to the year ahead together in God's presence and I pray that we will notice all the ways God is at work in our lives. 

See you in church, 
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Sunday School
September 8, 15, 22, 29
Everyone is welcome to participate in Sunday School,  youth activities, small group gatherings, and parish-wide events!

Please join us and get involved with the many ministries & fellowship opportunities coming up!

Also, please contact the church office for information about any group or activity.

(713) 468-7796

Adult Sunday School @ 9:15 am
Palmer Parish Hall
with our Rector Josh Condon

How, Why, Where, and When?

In this four week series we will explore together what prayer actually is, why and how we pray, and what we desire to come from prayer.  There will be insight from the long tradition of our church, our Book of Common Prayer, and the experiences of those in the room.  Join us!

Childcare (birth - 3 years old) extended during the Adult Sunday School hour.

Sunday School @ 9:15 am
4 years old - 5th Grade (Children's Chapel)
6th-12th Grade (Please join the adults in Palmer Parish Hall)
Children's Sunday School
Sunday School
Resumes September 8, 2019
9:15 am

4 years old to 5th Grade
Children's Chapel (start)
School Library (end)
Junior High & High School
Meets with Adult Sunday School or may volunteer in Children's Chapel. Youth group will meet Sunday nights throughout the year.
Nursery open for birth - 3 years old.
Contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797
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

Sep 6-9 Happening @ Camp Allen (High School Retreat) Register here.
Sep 8 Sunday Nights Under God (SNUG)
6:00 pm - Jr High Youth
6:30 pm - ALL for dinner & games
7:30 pm - High School Youth
Sep 15 11:30 am - Acolyte Training, with pizza lunch
6:30 pm - WataSavior (Whataburger, Dairy Ashford & Kirkwood)
Sep 22 5:45 pm - Funday Sunday
Sep 29 5:00 pm - Blessing of the Animals
For more information, contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797.
Sep 9, 23 - Oct 14, 28 - Nov 11, 18
Enneagram Study
Enneagram Study
Sep 9, 23,  Oct 14, 28,
Nov 11, 18
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.

Questions or to RSVP, please contact Lisa Wright at
September 15
Acolyte Training
acolytes dedication
September 15
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

with pizza lunch
3rd Grade - 12th Grade
are invited to be active participants in our liturgies of the Church through our Acolyte Ministry.
Contact Suzy Spencer at or (713) 517-8797
Sunday, September 29
Blessing of the Animals
Blessing of the Animals
Bring your pets
September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Palmer Parish Hall

Join us in Palmer Parish Hall for service with a reception afterwards for our pets and their people.

Stuffed animals are welcome too!
Questions or to Volunteer Contact
Shelia Williams at or (713) 468-7796.
Saturday, September 14
Ten Great Dates
Looking for a fun and meaningful night out?

Second Saturday of each month
Next Date - Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm

Open to couples at any point in their relationship
Topics are stand alone and include marriage enriching themes such as: communication, conflict, encouragement, creative love life, balancing roles or parent & partner.

Date ideas include dinner, taking a walk, taking a drive, etc. Anything that will allow discussion time with each other.

Childcare available 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

RSVP for childcare or information
Suzy Spencer at (713) 517-8797 or
Saturday, September 14
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King
September 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp Allen
Please contact Melonye Suarez regarding carpool information.
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: Oct 12 @ 9:30 am
If you would like to join us, please email Melonye Suarez at
Saturday, September 14
Betweeners Fall Gathering
Dinner with champagne toast
Betweeners Get Together

Please join us for a pot luck dinner, and fellowship!

Saturday, October 14
6:30 pm

Hosted by Claire & Curt Martin
Please bring a dish to share and a bottle of wine.

Betweeners is a fellowship group for Empty Nesters and the Young at Heart!

Claire Martin at (713) 203-7444 or
Ministry Highlight
altar communion
Every week a ministry will be introduced to you. Join any ministry at any time!

Lay Eucharistic Ministers & 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.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors
Informational Meeting
Sunday, October 6 @ 11:45 am
Church Parlor
Questions or interest in this ministry contact Fr. Dale at or (715) 505-2995
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 .
Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA
Scouts BSA Cub

Cub Scouts
September 8, 2019 -  3:30 pm
Any boy or girl in Kindergarten - 5th grade is invited to join Pack 1040 for fun and adventure! Some pack activities include rockets, Pinewood Derby Races, camping, fishing, games, and more!
Age appropriate dens of boys or girls meet separately to complete adventures; then meeting all together as a pack for recognition and fun.

Questions contact Cubmaster Jim Hudson III at or visit the pack website at .
Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
Winters Activity Center (Gym)
Youth 11 years old or in the 6th grade are invited to visit Troop 825 at Holy Spirit Winters Activity Center (gym). The troop participates in local campouts, skills learning, and high adventure.

For more information: contact Skip Teel at
Saturday, October 18
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
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
Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Calendar of Events
Sep 2 - Labor Day (School Closed)
Sep 10 - Back to School Night
Sep 29 - Blessing of the Animals
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.



Sep 2nd:
Labor Day (Offices/School Closed)
Sep 3rd:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 5th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 6th:
BCB Friday Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Sep 9th:
Enneagram Study @ 6:00 pm
Sep 10th:
School Chapel (Primary) @ 9:00 am
Sep 10th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:00 pm
Sep 12th:
School Chapel (Primary) @ 9:00 am
Sep 12th:
School Eucharist (LS/MS) @ 10:00 am
Sep 13th:
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Sep 14th:
Daughters of the King (Camp Allen) @ 9:30 am
Sep 14th:
Ten Great Dates (Nave) @ 5:30 pm
Sep 14th:
Betweeners Fall Gathering @ 6:30 pm
Sep 15th:
Acolyte Training (Nave) @ 11:30 am
Sep 15th 
Holy Spirit Youth WataSavior (Whataburger) @ 6:30 pm
Sep 17th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 17th:
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Church Parlor) @ 10:00 am
Sep 17th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:00 pm
Sep 19th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 19th:
BCB Community Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 7:00 pm
Sep 20th:
BCB Assembly (Palmer Parish Hall) @ 8:15 am
Sep 22nd:
Holy Spirit Youth Sunday Funday @ 5:45 pm
Sep 23rd:
Enneagram Class @ 6:00 pm
Sep 24th:
School Chapel (8:15 am LS/MS; 9:00 am Primary)
Sep 24th:
Health & Wellness Bible Study (Church Parlor) @ 12:00 pm

Mark Your Calendar!
Sep 29: Blessing of the Animals
Oct 27: Trunk or Treat
Nov 24: Thanksgiving Eucharist

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