Welcome New "Holy Comforter-ites!" #
This Sunday at 10:30 we welcome several new families to our community with a Liturgy of Belonging,
followed by a coffee hour Welcome Reception. All are welcome in our faith community!
Posted on May 31st, 2012
Pentecost Sunday! #
Sunday, May 27 is a happy day! Welcome Holy Spirit! On this day we celebrate Holy Comforter's "birthday"--115 years of Episcopal Ministry in the Angleton community. Also this year we say a fond good-bye to our music director/organist, Daniel Russell, who is moving to Nashville. A potluck luncheon will follow the 10:30 service. Join us for a great morning of worship & joy!
Posted on May 08th, 2012
History & nature buffs, take note!! #
Our sister church, St. Mary's West Columbia, stewards the Nash Prairie Preserve, the only pristine prairie on the Gulf Coast. On Sunday, May 6 from 1-5 p.m., the Prairie will be open for a "tourist day." Learn the fascinating history of the prairie and the settlement of Texas' Gulf Coast. Check the May newsletter for details!
Posted on April 25th, 2012
April 21, Book Party! #
Holy Comforter and St. Timothy's, Lake Jackson, welcome author Janet Davis to a celebration of her new book for women: My Own Worst Enemy: How to Stop Holding Yourself Back! Janet will join us at the HC Parish House at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. All women in the community are invited!
Posted on April 13th, 2012
Holy Week Continues.... #
On April 6,Good Friday,we will walk with Jesus through his passion. Stations of the Cross at Noon; Solemn Service at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 is Easter Sunday! Breakfast at 9:30; Parish photo @ 10:20; Worship & Celebration @ 10:30; Easter egg hunt immediately following service. Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
Posted on April 06th, 2012
Holy Week begins Sunday April 1 #
Palm Sunday is April 1, services at 8:30 & 10:30.
Maundy Thursday service is April 5 at 7 p.m. with Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar. Good Friday services are at noon--stations of the cross--and 7 p.m.--solemn service. On Easter Sunday, join us for breakfast at 9:30 followed by one service of worship at 10:30.
Posted on March 25th, 2012
Wednesdays Feb 29 & March 7,14 #
Lent, A Season of Prayer, will be particularly observed these Wednesday evenings with a Soup & Bread Supper at 5:30 and a program at 6:30. Programs: 2/29: The Rev. Peter and Susan Conaty--Praying in the Wilderness
3/7: Daniel Russell--iPray. Doable Daily Prayer
3/14: Canon John Newton--Prayer as Christian Formation
Posted on February 24th, 2012
Lenten Friday Fish Frys start Feb. 24! #
Every Friday during Lent we'll have yummy fish and all the trimmings. Tickets are $8/plate or 5 for $40. Buy at the door or in advance at the church office. You can dine in, take out, or drive thru! See you Friday!
Posted on February 23rd, 2012
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Feb 21! #
Join us for yummy pancakes cooked by HC's Boy Scout Troop # 531. They'll serve from 5:30-6:30 in the parish hall. Bring a generous donation for "our" scouts!
Posted on February 14th, 2012
Women's Group Inaugural Meeting! #
A time of spiritual refreshment and renewal is on its way this Thursday, Feb. 9, as a new women's group meets at the Parish House at 7 p.m. Leader Pam Baron invites all women to join in!
Posted on February 07th, 2012
"Souper" Bowl Sunday! #
February 5 is Super Bowl Sunday, but at HC it is "souper bowl" Sunday!
Bring a can of soup for the food pantry, a donation for the Rector's discretionary fund, AND soup or bread to share for a festive lunch! We'll have fun as well as help those in need in our community!
Posted on February 02nd, 2012
Sunday, January 29: Annual Meeting! #
Join us at 9:30 a.m. for HC's Annual Meeting. We'll review the events of 2011 and look forward together to 2012! Also, this year's annual meeting includes a ministry fair to celebrate the various ministries of Holy Comforter!
Posted on January 16th, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012 #
This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Jesus' baptism with a service of Holy Baptism at the 10:30 service! We remember Jesus' baptism, as well as our own, as we renew our baptismal covenant at both services.
Posted on January 03rd, 2012
Happy New Year! #
We welcome 2012 with one service of Worship & Holy Eucharist on Sunday, January 1 at 10:30 a.m. What better way to begin a new year than worship?!
Posted on December 31st, 2011
Merry Christmas! #
Celebrate the season with us on December 24 & 25! On Christmas Eve at 4:30, the HC Children will present the Christmas Story at the Family Service. At 10:30 p.m., we celebrate Christ's birth with a candlelight service.
On Christmas Day, we gather to rejoice at 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist is shared at each service. Merry Christmas to all!
Posted on December 22nd, 2011
Walton Donnie Hood, III Rest in Peace #
A memorial service for Don Hood, much beloved parishioner, educator, and friend will be Wednesday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Comforter. A luncheon, hosted by the Angleton High School Alumni Band, will follow immediately in the parish hall at First Presbyterian Church, just around the corner.
Posted on December 18th, 2011
Sunday, December 18: Advent 4 #
Mary said, "I am the Lord's servant. I am willing to accept whatever God has for me." (Luke1:38) May we all be willing to say "yes" to God, just like Mary! Who knows what God might do with our "yes"?
Posted on December 11th, 2011
Sunday, December 11: Advent 3 #
There was a man sent from God, whose name was
John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might
believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to
testify to the light.
Posted on December 06th, 2011
Sunday, December 4: Advent 2 #
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God… He will lead his flock like a shepherd and carry the lambs in his arms. Isaiah 40: 1 & 11
Isaiah illumines God's compassion for humanity. What does that compassion mean today in a world filled with crises and suffering?
Posted on November 30th, 2011
Advent begins Sunday, November 27! #
The season of Advent is one of expectation, hope, and joy! It is our counter-cultural opportunity to slow down and consider God's great love gift of Jesus Christ. On the first Sunday in Advent, we will think together about waiting expectantly. Our communion chant for the season encourages us: Wait for the Lord, whose day is near. Wait for the Lord, be strong, take heart.
Posted on November 21st, 2011