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Jerusalem Peacebuilders

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For the fifth consecutive summer, just a few weeks from now, young girls and boys – Jews and Muslims and Christians – will travel thousands of miles across the world from the Holy Land to meet one another for the first time. Such meetings in their part of the world don’t happen...

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Why I Serve in the Kairos Ministry

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Posted by Linda Moore on

“...I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:36) Have you ever known someone who has never been made to feel special or worthwhile? Someone who has never had a party to celebrate a milestone or achievement? I have met these people through the Kairos Prison Ministry...

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On Being Gay at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

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Posted by Jeff Bohanski and Victor Lamas on

We first came to Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church over twenty years ago at the invitation of friends. At that time we had no intention of leaving the church we were actively involved in. During the sermon delivered that day we heard the priest say all are welcome and all are God’s...

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Costa Rica Mission Trip 2017

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This year’s international mission trip by Palmer Church accomplished much in the way of repairs to the Escuela San Marcos in Limon, Costa Rica. And the renovations, including clean and newly painted walls and scrubbed, shiny desks, will be lasting reminders of all the work that went on...

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Congratulations Archway Graduates

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Palmer Church was the scene of joyful celebration May 26 as yet another class of Archway Academy seniors received their high school diplomas. Thirty-three young people were graduated from Archway in the company of hundreds of family members and friends who descended upon the campus to celebrate...

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From the Rector #52

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Today is first and foremost the Lord’s Day in this glorious season of Easter. It is also Mother’s Day in the United States. For those in search of words to honor and address both of those realities, I offer the following prayer that I’ve adapted and greatly expanded from the...

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From the Rector #51

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

Each year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, a portion of the tenth chapter of the Gospel of John is read in our liturgies.  Those words refer to Jesus as the good shepherd and to us as the sheep whom he protects. And the twenty-third psalm is always heard on this day...

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Palmer Parishioners Step Out to Serve Quarterly

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Palmer Memorial Church, Houston, made a difference in the lives of many Houstonians April 30 as church members spread compassion and support to Houston’s poor and marginalized citizens and to the professionals who care for them during the church’s Serve Sunday. It was the fifth...

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From the Rector #50

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

Today’s guest speaker at the Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m. in St. Bede’s Chapel is Mr. Justin Normand from Irving, Texas. Last fall this Presbyterian who wears a cowboy hat and boots and has a fancy white beard stood on a public sidewalk outside the nearest mosque to his home...

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On the Road with the Rector #9

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Posted by The Reverend Neil A. Willard on

Living in the City of Houston provides us with incredible opportunities to participate in cultural and intellectual events. Throughout the year, I’ll invite you and your friends and neighbors to join me in some of these activities that might either strengthen or challenge us as...

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