Pastoral Care


Pastoral Care

At Palmer, we strive to be a community who cares for one another. We all have times when we need the comfort and support of the community, whether that is in a time of illness, death, or a life change. At Palmer, we believe that God "comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" (2 Cor 1:4).

If you are in need of pastoral care, please reach out so that we can walk together. Email The Rev'd Liz Parker or call the church office at 713-529-6196.

Out-of-Town Medical Guests please click HERE for more information on Palmer's ministry to The Texas Medical Center.

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The pastoral care opportunities at Palmer are summarized below. For any of these opportunities, please contact the Rev. Liz Parker at  or one of the other contact people listed below.

*Note the Pastoral Care offerings below with an asterisk are currently on hiatus until the quarantine due to Covid-19 is lifted. Please feel free to email the ministry leader below to inquire about alternative services. Many of these will be available via phone call or video chat.

Loaves and Fishes is a ministry designed to meet practical needs of Palmer parishioners (food in times of need, rides to church, the pharmacy etc.) Contact: Laura Van Ness

*Clergy Visits Clergy make regular visits to those receiving care in the Medical Center and to those unable to attend church due to illness or disability. Please contact the Rev. Liz Parker to request a clergy visit for yourself or a loved one or call the church office: 713/529-6196.

*Community of Hope (COH)  Members of COH receive training and serve as pastoral care givers in a variety of settings.  For more information go to or contact Gretta Boshara.

*Eucharist Visitors (EVs) are lay people who take communion to the ill, homebound and those in nursing facilities.  Contact: Thad Logan

*The Order of St. Luke (OSL) Members of the order are trained in the art of healing prayer.  They are available to pray with you at most worship services.  Contact: The Rev. John Price.

*Stephen Ministry  Stephen ministers are trained to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people in crisis.  To learn more go to  Contact: Laurie Rigby.

*Ministry to Older Adults hosts workshops and other opportunities for Palmers of all ages.  Contact: John Wallace.

*Walking the Mourner’s Path is a small group designed for those who are mourning the death of a loved one.  Contact: Jeanine Baker.

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