Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
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Announcements for the week of  October 22nd

The flowers today are given by Jake and A.J Hack in memory of Stetson and in celebration of Sawyer and Heidi.

The Third Annual Flu Clinic will take place TODAY from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. in the CE Conference Room.. Insurance will be billed for anyone with insurance. Discounted savings will be offered for the flu vaccines to those who do not have insurance. The discounted price will be due the day of the clinic.The discounted pricing is: Trivalent - $27.99, Quadrivalent - $34.99, HD (High Dose) - $64.99.

The Good Shepherd Liturgical Dance Company will begin rehearsals TODAY, 3 pm-4:30 pm in the Great Hall for the Christmas performances on Dec. 17 and 24. For further
information, please call Bernice Satterwhite at 281-386-8299.

Monday, October 23: Pumpkin Unloading 4 p.m.
Friday, October 27 : Movie Night  7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31 : Patch closes at noonish
Please contact Trish Kessler 281-748-9466,, John Ballay 832-289-7946,, with any questions

Grief Support October 26 - An 8 week grief support
program, facilitated by Anne Palmer, will meet each Thursday evening through November 16. The program is intended specifically for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. The meetings will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Rm 205. There will be a charge of $20.00 per person to cover the cost of materials. To assist with the preparation of materials, individuals are asked to preregister by e‑mail with either Anne Palmer at or Dave Kerkes at Continuing support will be provided by monthly meetings for individuals who would like to participate.

All Saints Sunday is November 5, please send your names by email to Donna Clifford at
by Tuesday October 31.

We need YOU to make our directory complete! To celebrate our church family and strengthen the bond within our congregation, we welcome you to be a part of our upcoming new directory. 

A new directory:  
•  Preserves this special time in the life of our church 
•  Becomes a lasting record of our current membership  
•  Helps us connect faces with names 

We are partnering with Lifetouch for this important project. Lifetouch is providing the directory at no cost to our church. Every family photographed receives a COMPLIMENTARY directory AND an 8x10 portrait. You can sign up for photography online
or call our office at 281- 358-3154 for help. 
Sunday, November 5 from 12p.m. to 7p.m.; Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7 from 2p.m. to 9p.m.; Wednesday, November 15 through Friday, November 17 from 2p.m. to 9p.m.; Saturday, November 18 from 10a.m. to 5p.m.

The KnitCrochet Group will meet on Friday, November 3, 1:30-3:30 in Rm 205. The group gathers for fellowship, knitting and crocheting, while making items for themselves and for outreach. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Kathy Kincaid at 281-358-0634.

Consider joining the Women’s Book Group on
November 9 at noon in Rm 208.We will be discussing Commonwealth by Anne Patchett. The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

The church will conduct a Stewardship  of the Church Work Day on  Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 a.m. This church activity is an opportunity for all at Good Shepherd to contribute. For more information, please contact Martin Light at 281-358-9400.

Our Primetimers group enjoys dining out on the 2nd Saturday from September thru May. With “turkey” day coming up later this month, we thought we would dine at Longhorn Steak House in Humble. As usual separate checks will be given. The restaurant will provide a set menu with 4 entrée choices. We hope you will be able to join us Saturday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m. Please email to make a reservation or for more information. We will also have a sign up in the hall way after each service on the Sunday prior.

November 12 is our Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Sunday, a day we commemorate our Scottish/Anglican heritage by remembering Samuel Seabury, the first American Episcopal bishop, who was consecrated in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1784. We encourage the congregation to wear your plaids. We will thrill to the sound of the bagpipes as we hear Highland Cathedral, Amazing Grace, and other great piping tunes at all morning services.

Moms, Dads, and Young Disciples (MDYD) would love for you to join us for pizza and game day in the Parish Hall after the 10:15 a.m. church service on November 12. Please drop by for a slice, fellowship, and fun. One dollar per slice is the suggested donation. See you there.

Christian Healing class - Good Shepherd’s Raphael chapter of the Order of St Luke will offer “Journey into Healing,” four introductory classes on Christian healing – second Sundays at noon in the Brinsden Room (CE Library), November 12. Or contact Barbara Hemphill, 281-851-7504 or

RoadRunners - Friday, November 17. The Brookwood Community in Brookshire is a non-profit residential facility and vocational program for adults with learning disabilities. We'll tour the facility in the morning, then enjoy lunch in their cafe. There will be time after lunch to enjoy the beautiful Brookwood Gift Shop and Greenhouses. Plan to join us! This will be a memorable day! We will leave Good Shepherd at 8:00 a.m. and return 4:00 p.m. Sign up sheet is on the board outside the Great Hall. If you have questions, contact Karen Bush, 713-302-2988 or

I am happy to report that we collected 640 lbs of food for the HAAM food pantry in our September food drive. Thank you to everyone who contributed – I realize that coming on the heels of Hurricane Harvey we were all preoccupied with that turmoil so I was impressed with our total. I would like to ask you now to donate to the Thanksgiving drive this month – I have committed Good Shepherd to supply dried beans (pinto and red beans) – preferably in one pound packages. The deadline to have these items collected will be Sunday November 5.Again please leave any donations in the basket in the hallway. Thank you for all you do to support HAAM.
Valerie McMullen –

Christian Education  

Children’s Christian Education

Sunday School Schedule - October 22, 29,
November 5 & 12. Dec 3 & 10.
*No class November 19, 26, December 17, 24, 31.

Adult Sunday Morning Classes.

Adult Bible Study Rm 205 .
Facilitated by Gretchen Vogel.
Pastor and author Matt Rawle is on a mission. He sees Christ all around him—in books, movies, TV shows, rock music—and he wants to share what he sees. As Matt says, "God offers the raw ingredients, and 'culture' is whatever we cook up." Hollywood Jesus is pastor and author Matt Rawle's study explores Jesus and Christ figures in films, including Cool Hand Luke, The Lion King, The Truman Show, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, explore what happens when script meets Scripture and when pop culture encounters the King of kings and Lord of lords. Hollywood Jesus is part of The Pop in Culture Series of Bible studies in which Matt Rawle stirs up a tasty gumbo of insight, humor, and inspiration based on some of your favorite pop culture classics.

Animate Faith
October 22 and 29; November 5, 12 and 19.
Rm 206, Facilitated by Bill Richter
Animate Faith is a video and discussion series from Sparkhouse, a publishing group focused on bringing new life into Contemporary Christian Education. This series is designed to be “An imaginative exploration of Christianity’s big questions.” Speakers in the series include Brian McLaren and Nadia Bolz-Weber. Video presentations will be followed by group discussions and reflections. For more information, check out

Weekday Offerings

Spirituality and Mysticism
(aka the Hermeticism Café)
Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Rm 208. Facilitated by Kipp and Bill Richter
We are reading and studying, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism, by Anonymous, Robert Powell (translator), Hans Urs von Balthasar (afterword). The book is available on Amazon, we provide chapter outlines. This is an amazingly deep text that offers unique insights into mystical Christianity. This is an open and ongoing group.

Adult Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Rm 208.
This is an ongoing Bible study led by Bill Richter. Everyone is invited to join us for a time of study, fellowship and lively discussion. There are no materials to purchase, just bring your Bible to class. We are currently studying Romans.

Lectio Divina
Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rm 207
This is an open, ongoing group that gathers to pray and
meditate with scripture. Call Janet Mansfield for more
information, 281-360-5143.

Christian Meditation
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Rm 206
Facilitated by Kipp & Bill Richter
This open and ongoing group is a part of the World Community for Christian Meditation. We gather at 9:00 and spend a few minutes for check-in and introductions. We listen to an audio presentation on a meditation related topic for 15-20 minutes and conclude with a 25-minute silent meditation. To learn more visit

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Youth Group Fall 2017 dates are November 5, November 12,
December 3, and December 10.

Youth Outreach: Tamina Community on October 29 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. We will be serving food to those in need through the Harvest Food Truck.

Youth Encounter Spirit and Happening, spiritual retreats for youth in grades 6-12 are November 17-19 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Dominican Republic Mission Trip for adults (must be safeguarded or willing to take Safeguarding God’s Children) and high school youth. The tentative mission trip dates are June 9-16. The cost is $1,600/participant. Please let us know if you are interested so we can move forward with planning.
Seafarer’s Outreach: youth are collecting items for the seafarer’s outreach please bring appropriate items to the pink bag outside the youth room. Last day for collection is Sunday, November 26.

Youth Ministry Inreach: In lieu of regular youth group, youth will help unload pumpkins on October 23.
Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry