" />

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

Go

Our Stories

Food Miracles

Posted by Lynn Morstead on

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...

Continue reading…

Jerusalem Peacebuilders Reflections

Posted by on

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...

Continue reading…

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

Posted by Susan Howard on

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...

Continue reading…

Autry Housers

Posted by on

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...

Continue reading…

Bahamian National Youth Choir

Posted by on

Palmer Church was privileged on Sunday to welcome the Bahamas National Youth Choir to its campus. The choir performed two beautiful, lively concerts in the Nave, both before and after the 10:00 service, and then joined parishioners for lunch in Parish Hall. The idea for the choir visit began...

Continue reading…

Palmer Place Series: Chapter 2, The Placement Team Connects People to Palmer Place Apartments

Posted by on

When a family has a serious diagnosis that requires travel to Houston for specialized medical care, one of the first things they have to do is find a place to stay. Many of them call the Houston Church Apartment Ministry, which is housed at South Main Baptist church and staffed by volunteers...

Continue reading…

It Was Good That We Were Here

Posted by The Reverend David Wantland and Kathy Herrin on

“It is a good thing that we are here.” Those words which surround the Transfiguration Window in Palmer’s Nave echoed as a Muslim electrical engineer named Ali reminded a gathering of Christians and Muslims of the place of fasting with the Biblical tradition. “It is good...

Continue reading…

Palmer Place Series: Chapter 1

Posted by Susan Howard on

The Palmer Place Apartments Ministry provides safe, affordable and convenient housing for people who travel to Houston for advanced medical care. Achieving their mission requires agile team work and first-rate communication. The tasks vary widely and require a myriad of skills. And for 17 years...

Continue reading…

25 Years of the Palmer Golf Tournament

Posted by on

It may not be the pinnacle of golf play, but the Palmer Men’s Bible Study Golf Tournament is a champion to ministries at Palmer that provide compassion and valuable resources to people in need. For 25 years, it has raised crucial funds for outreach ministry while drawing in parishioners...

Continue reading…

A Love Letter to the Palmer Holy Spokes

Posted by Torie Ludwin on

Last spring, my then 11-year-old son, Theo, and I went to the local bike shop for a quick bike repair. He saw a sign for the MS 150 and said, “Hey Mom, can we do that?” I pointed out that the ride was a week away, 150 miles long, and we were, hiding my relief, too late to sign up. He...

Continue reading…

Previous1234567