Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Daily Devotional             

Announcements for Sunday June 17

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BLOOD DRIVE “THANK YOU “ THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our JUNE BLOOD DRIVE.  We had a very good turnout and because of your generosity you have helped to save many lives.  As soon as our final numbers are reported we will post the results in the next Sundays bulletin and in the August newsletter. Good Shepherd will have another Blood Drive on Sunday, Sept 11 and we hope to have many returning donors then, as well as new
donors.  Remember, we need more donors under age 50!  EVERY DROP COUNTS!!

The Grief Support class will be held Thursdays, June 21-28 and July 12-August 2 from 7:00-8:30p.m. in Rm 205. If you have recently (or not so recently,) lost a loved one and are still struggling with the pain of loss, please join us in a safe place to learn about the grief process and experience the healing that comes from sharing your story. For more information, please contact Dave Kerkes at or Anne Palmer at A one time $20 donation to cover the costs of books and materials is suggested. The regular monthly follow up meeting will still be held on July 12, and August 2 for those who have completed the course last fall or they will be welcome to repeat the course at no charge.

Summer Office Hours -During the months of June, July and August the office will be open from 8:30 a.m.—to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Healing ministry during communion in the chapel. Members of Good Shepherd’s chapter of the Order of St. Luke offer healing prayer ministry in the sanctuary chapel during communion at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services. The chapter also hosts a class on Christian healing using the DVD series “The Healing Miracles of Jesus,” second Sundays at 11:45 a.m in the Brinsden Room. Contact Barbara Hemphill,, or  281-851-7504, with any questions.

Drivers Wanted -Occasionally we have parishioners that need assistance with a ride to Church. If you would be willing to do this, please call the Church office at 281-358-3154 and leave your name and phone number. Thank you.
Patriotic Picnic, please join us Sunday, July 1 following the 10:15 service (the only service on July 1st) for delicious food, fun games, and fellowship. We’ll be grilling hotdogs and serving them with all the fixings, sides and dessert. We’ll have bingo, games and activities for all ages, and a pie contest! Can’t wait to see you there!

Pumpkin Patch, we are looking for someone who is available to work in a team and learn how our pumpkin patch works!. Needed is someone who will be available for the whole month of October: the first two weeks only as needed and the last two week shift work from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. while patch is open. I have been doing the patch for the past 4 years and would like to retire after this year. Please take time and consider this and help our church and community. It’s worthwhile work!! Contact Trish Kessler 281-748-9466 with any questions. Thank you

New Zealand church tour proposed
At the urging of some church members, I’ve started planning a New Zealand tour in February 2020. The 16-day tour will take in normal tourist sites, but will also focus on New Zealand church history. Particularly Anglican church history and Maori church history. For instance we can visit: the first place – a beach! – where the Christian faith was proclaimed to Maori (indigenous people); old and beautiful churches and historic Maori churches; a village where pacifist Maori Christians were savaged by British troops. For more intimate, in-depth and unusual explorations, I suggest we visit only the North Island. However I can help those who wish to go on South Island tours afterwards. I’m visiting New Zealand soon, when I’ll explore ideas with others (including Maori friends) and get help with planning. By late this year I’ll provide more details. Please text or email me, without any commitment, if you’re interested or have comments or questions contact me at 408- 401- 5687 or Thank you, Ailsa Cornell

The Vestry has approved the creation of a Cross Wall in the hallway between the Great Hall and the Narthex. We want this to be a Parish project, so if any member (individual or family) would like to donate a cross for the wall please drop them off at the office. The crosses can be big, small,  new, something you have at home, or a family favorite. We want this to be a fun project that involves everyone. For questions call the office and ask for Patty Harris 281-358-3154.

Christian Education  
Our 2018 Vacation Bible School has been scheduled! We will be having Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus, July 16-19 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. As always we need a lot of volunteers to have a successful week.  If you and/or your middle school/high school students are interested in volunteering, please contact Heather Dumais! 
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 taking a break for the summer! The Café is not meeting again until Monday, August 27 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Rm. 208.
If you would like to join us, we would love to have you!
Please get the book, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism by Anonymous. It would be helpful if you could read the Afterward (6 pages).  And if you decide that you have some interest in the material, skim through the first four "Letters".  Don't worry about understanding them.  This material is very challenging, and the café is not a scholastic course. We simply bring our life experience into the class and share ideas about some of the various philosophical threads woven throughout. We will focus on "The Star", letter XVII, when we return on 8/27.  

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. We will not meet in July or August.

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 We will not meet July 7 and August 11.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Faith, Family, and Film Day on June 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Youth (and any family members) are invited to watch a movie about the importance of having a deep relationship in their families.

Make A Difference in Your Heart and In Your Mind on July 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a special service day. Youth entering Grades 5-Graduating seniors welcome.
Convocation Splash Town Day on July 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25/youth. Deadline to sign-up is June 10.
Drone Day on August 12 after the 10:15 a.m. worship service. Youth will explore Artificial Intelligence and have a special drone demonstration. Light lunch provided.
Happening, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 9-12 is September 7-9 and November 16-18 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:
Youth Encounter Spirit, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 6-8 is November 16-18 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry