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Meet The Holy Spokes!

Posted by Jenn Macia & Sue Howard on

It’s that time of year again when the Palmer Church Holy Spokes head out of town with a cast of thousands to join the MS150 race from Houston to Austin. We will be part of the largest charity bike ride in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along...

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Why Keep Watch?

Posted by Danna Kurtin on

At Easter during the Gethsemane Vigil there is an opportunity to sign-up to keep “watch” for one hour as Jesus’ disciples were asked to do while Jesus prayed in the garden. This has become a very important practice as part of my Easter discipline because I feel this is...

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Serve Sunday: New Hope Housing

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Multi-generational participation in formation and outreach is a longstanding tradition in the life of the Palmer Church community. Children and parents gather every December to assemble Advent wreaths for the season, teens and grown-ups alike travel to Costa Rica to make needed repairs to...

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God Moment 2/20/18

Posted by Sherry and Randy Byrd on

While checking out at the grocery store, I discovered that their debit card system was down. I didn't have one dime of cash with me. The young lady behind me in line picked up my tab (over $11.00), and at first REFUSED to allow me to reimburse her. I insisted, though, and got her address...

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On Tithing

Posted by The Reverend Liz Parker on

This is a God Moment talk the Rev. Liz Parker gave at the worship services on Sunday, February 4th at Palmer at the request of the Stewardship Committee. To tithe is to practice the spiritual discipline of giving ten percent of your income to support God’s ministry. I feel strongly that...

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Stations of the Cross 2018

Posted by Hal Gordon on

South African poet Roy Campbell (1901-1957) was an adult convert to Catholicism.  Campbell's piety was eccentric but sincere. Once, when his wife chided him about being irregular in his attendance at Mass, he made this startling reply: "Ninety per cent of Christian doctrine you can...

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Palmer Women’s Retreat – We Walked with Mark

Posted by The Reverend Liz Parker on

About 80 women from Palmer recently retreated to Camp Allen for a weekend led by The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittredge, New Testament scholar, poet, and Dean of Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Her topic, ‘Walking the Road in the Gospel of Mark’, captivated us as we explored familiar...

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Angel Tree

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The gifts that Palmers 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 Angel Tree that is at the heart of every gift exchange: the experience of a loving...

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The Longest Night

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O God, we come to you in prayer… The Longest Night Service is a much loved pastoral tradition at Palmer when we acknowledge the winter solstice and the darkness that some of us feel as we prepare for the Season of Christmas. Everyone experiences loss and grief. There is illness...

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The Story of Palmer's Rose Garden & Requiem Memorial

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Dr. Roy Jones was an active member of the neighboring communities of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and Rice University. Dr. Jones was Professor of Russian on the Rice faculty, and was recognized by his students and colleagues as a gifted and inspiring teacher. During a remission from cancer...

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