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Angel Tree Ministry at Palmer

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The gifts that parishioners give vary as far as the imagination can go – stuffed animals, Power Ranger figures, stylish leggings, magnetic rocks and baseball bats – but there is one consistent gift from Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church’s participation in the Angel Tree ministry...

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Advent Lessons and Carols at Palmer

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The Palmer Choir will celebrate its annual Advent tradition of Lessons and Carols December 16 and extends a cordial invitation to the public. The service combines prayers and a sequence of biblical readings with a rich variety of sacred music including hymns, anthems, and carols performed in the...

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Palmer Place Series: Chapter 6

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The Palmer Place Apartment Ministry epitomizes the concept of a community that exists for purely compassionate reasons but necessarily encompasses all the skills and structures of a complex business organization. Call it a property management company, a well-oiled business, an efficient...

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Palmer Place Series: Chapter 5, The Maintenance Crew

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An essential part of the Palmer Place Apartment ministry, the Maintenance team works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly for residents during their stay. The team attends to all things above and beyond routine maintenance that’s provided by the apartment complex...

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Roy Jones Requiem

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This Sunday, November 4, is when All Saints’ Day is celebrated with an Annual Requiem at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. The Requiem, one of the earliest known practices of honoring the dead dating back to the 2nd century, has been celebrated at Palmer for 20 years in memory of Dr. Roy...

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Palmer Place Series: Chapter 4, Rent Collectors

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A rent collector. Normally, someone folks avoid or only see as a necessary part of the renting process. But what if you were going through a crisis? What if your spouse or brother or daughter had received a medical diagnosis, you were new to a big city, and you knew no one? The rent collectors...

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Food Miracles

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Lynn Morstead and her husband Kip Krause volunteer at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas to help immigrants who have been released to stay in the United States. Please enjoy Lynn’s recount of “miracles” that occurred during two of their most recent visits to...

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Jerusalem Peacebuilders Reflections

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For twelve days, twenty-three teenagers from Israel and Palestine–Muslims, Christians, and Jews–took part in Jerusalem Peacebuilders’ Interfaith Citizenship Program, where the shared value of environmental stewardship creates space for personal reflection, new friendship, and...

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Palmer Place Series: Chapter 3, Compassionate Support During Stressful Transitions

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Imagine arriving to a new, strange city the size of Houston while coming to terms with a critical illness diagnosis and the prospect of advanced medical treatment ahead. It’s a daunting time for anyone in these circumstances and thankfully the Palmer Place Apartments Resident Check-In and...

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Autry Housers

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One of the great privileges of my last six years of ministry has been watching Autry Housers begin their time at Rice as teenagers, and leave as more fully formed young adults. At least among the kind of students that Rice attracts: high performing, very intelligent teenagers with a fair degree...

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