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REFLECTING ON THIS PAST YEAR

Posted by David Robinson on

I am an architect, an usher at Palmer and a faithful member of the Men’s Bible Study. I serve on the Palmer Vestry and I am in my third term as elected Houston City Council Member in the At-Large, Position 2. In the darkest days of the year, as we turn the page on 2020, I’m reminded...

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PALMER OFFICE VOLUNTEERS – THE FACE OF PALMER’S MISSION TO KNOW AND SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST

Posted by Susan Howard on

I am a member of the staff at Palmer and I’m responsible for the front office where, before COVID, we welcomed the many parishioners and visitors who came to the church campus. One of my favorite things about being here day in and day out before the pandemic was working with the volunteers...

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VOLUNTEERING – AGAIN – IN A PANDEMIC

Posted by Bill Kersten on

I am a retired healthcare administrator and I’ve served Palmer in various ways over the years as a Chalice Bearer on Sundays, on committees and councils that support church finances and operations, and as a member of Palmer bible studies. This is not my first pandemic. In 1985 I started...

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PRAYERS AND CONSTRUCTION BARRICADES – OUR PANDEMIC ROAD TRIP

Posted by Bill Robertson on

Wendy and I are retired and living in Pearland. We raised three children and have seven grandchildren. Our journey at Palmer began in 2004, after our children had left us empty nested. The biggest factor in our move to Palmer was the community. While we immediately enjoyed the beautiful music...

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THE CHRISMON TREE TRADITION

Posted by Susan Howard on

I am a Palmer Daughter of the King and each year the members of our Order join together to decorate our beautiful Chrismon Tree that shines out of the second floor windows of the Parish Hall Tower Room toward Fannin and Cambridge streets and the Texas Medical Center beyond. It was our hope to...

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LETTING GO AND SEEING NEW POSSIBILITIES AS WE GIVE THANKS THIS HOLIDAY

Posted by The Rev. Linda Shelton on

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, Christian, deacon, citizen and Palmer; and, I am thankful. I am also a bit anxious and distracted, yet hopeful during this time of pandemic. Our family has met weekly since June, and Thanksgiving together would be our norm, but with COVID spreading, these are...

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WALKING – AND FEELING GRATEFUL – IN A PANDEMIC

Posted by Marie Woodward on

I am a retired medical professional, a widow, a Mom with four amazing children and grandchildren and I live with three King Charles spaniels. For 20 years, I have been at Palmer, singing with the choir, working on Altar Guild, volunteering in the church office, helping with funerals as a member...

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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR TEACHERS

Posted by Eleanor Viebig on

I volunteer for an assortment of activities at Palmer, am a faithful participant in the annual Women’s Retreat, and with my husband Dick, I sing with the Palmer choir and join our friends monthly for our Dinner & Discussion gatherings. I am also passionate about classical music and I...

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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AT RICE

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I am the chaplain and priest for the students at Rice University and a member of the Palmer community. In this season of loneliness and fear, there is so much to be thankful for at Episcopal Church at Rice - Autry House.   We have seen growth this semester. Which, to be totally...

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WORSHIP WITH PALMERS FROM AFAR - A SAD UPDATE

Posted by Jean Schaefer on

Jean Schaefer had been attending Palmer services virtually and became a member of our online community from all the way in Wisconsin. Sadly, Jean passed away this week but we remember and honor her with this article she wrote for Palmer in September of this year:  I am a member of Grace...

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