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A Prayer for the New Year #

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.                     The Book of Common Prayer, p. 832.

Posted on January 03rd, 2009


Lessons & Carols #

Join us Sunday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. (one service only) for a Service of Lessons and Carols!  Now that the hustle-bustle is past, we'll hear and celebrate the story of God's work through the ages, via readings of scripture interspersed with carols of joy.  Come as you are for this informal service and Holy Eucharist.

Posted on December 27th, 2008


Christmas Eve! O Holy Night.... #

Experience the holiness of Christmas at one of Holy Comforter's Christmas Eve services!  Enjoy the children's pageant, followed by Eucharist at the 5:30 p.m. Family Service.  "Midnight Mass" with string quartet is at 10:30 p.m.; the musical prelude begins at 10:15.  

Welcome the Christ Child with us on Christmas morning as we enjoy a very informal worship of Christmas carols and Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a..m. 

Posted on December 15th, 2008


Calling All Kids! #

Holy Comforter's annual Children's Nativity Pageant highlights our Christmas worship!  Held at the Christmas Eve Family Service at 5:30 p.m., what better way for children of all ages to experience the mystery of the Christ Child's birth?  All children are welcome to participate; they need to attend at least one of the rehearsals to be held on Sundays, December 14 and 21 at 9:30 a.m. (between worship services).  Pageant director Barbara Thomas welcomes every child ages 3 and up!  Call her at 979-345-6080 for information. 

Posted on December 04th, 2008


Welcome the Light! #

Sunday, November 30, is the first Sunday in Advent, the first day of the new church year!  The four week season of Advent invites us to spiritual preparation as we welcome the Light of Christ into the world and into our hearts.  

Radiant Creator, awaken us to your presence. 

Jesus, Light of all Lights, kindle love in our hearts. 

Spirit of Illumination, guide our paths. Amen.

 

 

Posted on November 24th, 2008


Let Us Give Thanks! #

God's gracious abundance continues to bless us!  Let's join with our local sister churches to give thanks on Sunday, November 23.   We'll gather at First United Methodist Church for dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Bring a side dish to complement the thanksgiving meal! 

Worship begins at 7:00 in the Sanctuary of First Methodist.  Joining us will be the congregations of First Presbyterian, Bethel Presbyterian, and St. John Lutheran.  Come let us worship the Lord together!  Let us lift our thanks and praises to God!

Posted on November 22nd, 2008


A New Bishop for Texas! #

On Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m. the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church will consecrate C. Andrew Doyle as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Texas at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.  "Coadjutor" means that he will become our Diocesan Bishop when Bishop Wimberly retires in June.   The consecration will be a festive and holy event!  For more information, go to our Parish Life page and click on the link to the Diocese of Texas website!  Photographs of the event will be posted there on Saturday afternoon!

Posted on November 20th, 2008


Ministry Position Open #

Holy Comforter is searching for a Children/Youth Ministry Coordinator to further develop educational ministries at Holy Comforter.  The position is part time, 8-10 hours/week plus Sunday morning.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and coordinating adult volunteers, and will have a desire to grow Holy Comforter’s ministry to children and youth.   E-mail rector@holycomforterangleton.org for more information!

Posted on November 13th, 2008


Galveston Work Day! #

On Saturday, November 15 we'll meet at Holy Comforter at 7:30 a.m. to carpool/caravan to Galveston for a day of Ike Recovery work.  Our individual capabilities may be small, but together we can get some real work done!  You'll need to bring tools: hammer, shovel, wheelbarrow, crowbar, etc., along with water and, of course, your lunch!  (See the entire list of what to bring in the November newsletter.)  Please contact the church office if you plan to participate, 979-849-1269 or rector@holycomforterangleton.org .

Posted on November 06th, 2008


All Saints Sunday, Nov. 2 #

This Sunday, All Saints Sunday, we will remember the saints who have gone before us.   If you have a loved one who has died in the past year, we would be honored to remember them by name and with the tolling of the bell.   Please contact the church with their name and yours, plus your contact information.  Loved ones will be remembered at both services.  Those who have died in past years will be remembered with a time of silence and the tolling of the bell.  In celebration of the continuity of life, we will joyfully baptize baby Emily Peck into the community of faith at the 10:30 a.m. service. It will be a wonderful Sunday for all God's saints!  We hope to see you there!

Posted on October 28th, 2008


Holy Comfort for Hurricane Victims #

The Vestry of Holy Comforter has committed our entire "open plate" Sunday offerings through 2008 to the Diocese of Texas Hurricane Fund.  The total collected will be matched in January 2009 by the HC Endowment Fund.  Its a wonderful opportunity to do our part to ease the pain of Ike, while remaining faithful in our own giving to Holy Comforter! 

Posted on October 21st, 2008


Fall Festival! #

The annual fall festival is just around the corner!  It's Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   As always there will be great silent auction items, a delicious bar-b-q lunch, fun activities for the kiddos, plus lots of friends and fellowship!  To find out how you can purchase lunch or raffle tickets or to learn how you can help, call or e-mail the church at 979-849-1269 or info@holycomforterangleton.org 

Posted on October 05th, 2008


Happy News! #

Welcome to baby Emily Anne Peck...so fresh from God!  Born Thursday, September 25 at 9:45 a.m. to Kimberly and Randy Peck.  Proud grandparents are Linda and Pat Peck.  Emily will be joyfully baptized on Sunday, November 2 at Holy Comforter's 10:30 service! 

Posted on September 25th, 2008


Recovery continues... #

Angleton continues its storm recovery work.  Ike was hard on all of us, no matter how much (or how little) damage we sustained.   Please be gentle with yourself as you deal with the emotional after-effects of this traumatic event.

We are gathering an offering for the Diocese of Texas Hurricane Fund; contributions will be received through next Sunday, the 28th.   Additionally, we are assembling a team of recovery workers who can respond to a clean-up call when the most damaged areas are re-opened.  Please call Holy Comforter if you can be on the recovery team!

Amidst the challenges of these weeks, we have a bright spot!  Our photo directories have finally arrived!   They are available for pick up on Sunday or during the week! 

Posted on September 23rd, 2008


Sunday Celebration! #

Join us Sunday, September 21, between services (at 9:30) for a fellowship breakfast and celebration! Our parishioners are safe, our church is safe, school is resuming...we have so much to celebrate!  Call Deborah White to see what you can bring to the breakfast!

Because of continued Ike related challenges, all other activities & meetings have been cancelled for this week, including the Junior Discovery classes (which will be rescheduled).   We look forward to seeing you Sunday!  May God continue to bless you as you cope with hurricane recovery.

Posted on September 16th, 2008


After Ike.... #

Damage in Angleton, though certainly present, is mild compared to our neighbors to the East.  Ike's last minute NE turn spared us a much worse scenario.   We are very grateful!   The church building has power and water and some church members have set up a shelter here for sleeping and cooking!  Mother Carol is trying to contact every parishioner to see what's needed.  If you don't hear from her, please call the church--you can leave a message--and let us know that you are okay.  Prayers continue!

Posted on September 15th, 2008


Sunday, September 14 #

Church services cancelled due to Hurricane Ike.   

Posted on September 12th, 2008


Ike! #

Hurricane Ike draws ever nearer to Texas, and it looks like it is coming straight to us.   Angleton is now under mandatory evacuation orders.  Please follow the instructions of the Emergency Management Teams to keep yourself safe!

Holy Comforter's hurricane team will return to Angleton as soon as the storm abates to survey damage.  Call 979-549-7440 on Sunday if you have questions about the condition of your property.  If cell phones are working, we will do our best to answer your questions.

Holy Comforter Church and School are closed today, Thursday, and Friday, September 11 & 12.  We anticipate the likely cancellation of church services on Sunday, September 14; however, check back here for an update. 

May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus...even in the midst of Hurricane Ike! 

Posted on September 10th, 2008


Neither Red Nor Blue.... #

Selecting good leaders is critical at every level, even for the local parish!  At Holy Comforter, we will be electing new leaders on Sunday, October 19.  The vestry nominating committee has nominated a full slate of people who have agreed to serve if elected; see the list below.    We are grateful for their willingness to serve Holy Comforter Episcopal Church!

Additional nominations are being accepted as well.   "Expectations" forms for each leadership area are available in the Narthex.  For a nominee to be received, a signed "Expectations" form must be submitted to the church office by September 20. Photographs and bios of each nominee will be in the October newsletter so that we can be well prepared to vote on October 19. 

The vestry nominating committee has nominated the following people:  For three 3 years terms: Chip Cole, Jerry Powell, and Lori Hawkins.  For one 1 year (uncompleted) term, Barbara Thomas.  For Diocesan Council delegate, Ed White; for Alternate, Mike Hattaway.   For one three year term on the Endowment Board: Ron Briscoe.    Watch for their information, along with any additional nominees, in the October newsletter!   

Posted on September 04th, 2008


Labor Day Sunday #

Sunday, August 31 is Labor Day Sunday, the perfect time to consider our labor.   Everyone is invited to bring a symbol of their work to place on the altar this Sunday, at either service, as we offer our work to God as a gift and ask God's blessing on our endeavors. 

Posted on August 25th, 2008


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