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Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

July 2012

Connect Plug into the life of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and connect with others at one of our upcoming events.

Retro Summer Sunday School for all ages Intergenerational Sunday School, beginning May 27th, 9:30 AM in the Youth Room (upstairs - Rm 604) Join in some good wholesome fun with some old friends: Opie/Andy & Barney, the Brady Bunch, I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, Gilligan's Island, the Partridge Family, and Little House on the Prairie. We'll watch an episode of one of these RETRO shows each week, and see if we can find the gospel message contained within! This class is for EVERYONE: little kids, middle kids and people who watched these shows during their first run (in the days before reruns!) If you have questions, please contact KariAnn Lessner at

Vacation Bible School For All Ages The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: July 9 - 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Plan to join us for dinner (family style) and then stay for either the FUN/GaMeS/Crafts/Stories or the Adult Break-out sessions with our priests. To register contact KariAnn Lessner,


ummer Fellowship Fun continues in July

with a campfire weenie roast at 6:00 on July 13 to celebrate the final night of Vacation Bible School. Join us for hot dogs, s'mores and fun at the Holy Spirit Parish Hall--made possible by the Holy Spirit Endowment Fund. You do not have to have attended VBS to join in this event. For more information contact Krystal Weiss at

Fr. Israel’s Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7 - 9 pm, in Room 104. (south of the parish hall, across from the church nursery room.) This class is ongoing and you are welcome to join at any time. Just bring your Bible and an open heart ready to be blessed by the Scriptures.


hether you are a beginner or more advance player get strumming this summer with July Browning, director of contemporary worship. Cost per person is $75. For more information or to register contact Juli Browning,

Youth Welcome to summer! EYC will be on summer break just like you will. Youth group and Sunday School will resume after Rally Day this fall. We will be having some fun gatherings in June, so be sure to check the website and youth newsletter for updates on summer events.

Guitar Camp for Kids and Adults July 16 - 20, 6:00 - 8:30 pm in the Youth Room

Children’s Choir Camp 4 years - 5th grade July 23 - 27, 1:00 - 3:30 pm In the Choir Room


hildren, ages 4 through 5th grade, who enjoy singing are invited to take part in our summer Choir Camp. Cost is $15 per child.

Questions? Contact KariAnn Lessner at

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit 12535 Perthshire Road Houston, Texas 77024 Each Sunday 8 AM Rite I Eucharist in the nave 9:30 AM Christian Education 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist Nave: Traditional Rite II Parish Hall: Contemporary Rite II

Wednesday 11:00

Eucharist and Healing Service in the side chapel

Contact us at: 713/468-7796 Submit calendar information to:

Blood Drive, Sunday, July 8 Sign-up sheets will be available beginning June 24 in the parish hall before and after 10:30 services, or you can call the church office. (713-468-7796)

14079 Memorial At Kirkwood

Community of Hope, July 21, 10 am, in the parlor (3rd Saturday)

Friday, July 27 Fuddruckers

Prayer Shawl Ministry, will not meet in July. Next meeting August 21, 10 am

10500 Town and Country Way

Altar Guild - next meeting will be on September 15.

Please join us for a great lunch and lively conversation!

Vestry meeting, Thursday, July 26, 7:00 pm in the parlor (4th Thursday)

For more information contact Peggy Leisenring

Contemporary Worship Team, Wednesdays at 7 pm, in the parish hall.

The Katy Westsider’s group will be on summer break from June until mid August – re-start date to be announced later. Vicki Cravens, Facilitator Wednesday Night Group - for information on the Summer schedule please contact Sue Felice,

By Kelly Minter

Friday, July 13 The Egg & I

Daughters of the King, July 14, 9:30 am, in the parlor. (2nd Saturday)

Home Groups

Nehemiah A Heart That Can Break

Seniors’ Lunch Out 11:15

Fellowship & Ministry Groups

Shear Blessings


o schedule your ministry, family, or any other group (i.e. Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts) to help secure food, sort food, stuff backpacks or deliver backpacks, please contact Melissa or Kevin Peter at 713-6475537,

Youth volunteers are needed to help sort and organize non-perishable donations the last week of July. If you’d like to help, contact Jacob Peter at

Monday Evenings, 6:00 In the youth room


tart out with "Ron's Summer Salad Extravaganza" for a mere $7 each evening (or you can brown bag it if you choose) We'll have a sign up sheet the week before to RSVP! At 6:30 we'll start the video - and then head right into discussion and be done by 8:00 PM. The cost of the book is $12.95 please purchase yours and bring it to class with you. For more information please contact KariAnn,

So Long Insecurity By Beth Moore

Tuesday Evenings, 7:30 - 9 June 5 - July 24 in the youth room Questions? Contact Bernadette Ellis


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