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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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Harvey Hugs

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The Palmer Place Apartments Ministry has given security and comfort to countless individuals over the years by providing clean, safe, affordable and convenient housing to patients and their families who come to Houston for crucial medical care in the Texas Medical Center. But in the dark...

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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

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

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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