Good Shepherd Announcements for Sunday July 14th

Daily Prayers

Our Family Schedule
July 14 11:30 a.m. Game Day TODAY
July 17 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Dinner: Spaghetti and games
August 11 11:30 a.m. Game Day Start of School Celebration

Communication committee needs you!  We are looking for additional photographers and videographers/editors to help us develop content for our website.  If you can donate time, please contact Janet Garza at

Lessons in Healing from the Chapel Windows, a new booklet designed to help you pray for healing, is now available in the information kiosks. It includes reflections on the miracles portrayed in Good Shepherd chapel’s stained-glass windows, as well as example prayers and practices. Contact Barbara Hemphill, at 281-851-7504 or if you need multiple copies. 

The Good Shepherd Steward” Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
The man asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29
Few questions are fraught with more angst and controversy than this simple one: who is my neighbor? In answer, Jesus pointed to a Samaritan, the Jews’ despised and hated long-time antagonist. Who would we point to today?

Did you know? We have 12 Vestry Positions in our Church.
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, at or 281-851-7504 with any questions.

Disaster Response Team questionnaire: Please remember to return your form to the Church or fill it out online at

Did you know that Humble ISD will start classes August 12th this year?? With this in mind HAAM will start distributing school supplies in June! I will have a basket on the donation bin to collect items such as binders, highlighters, markers, folders etc. Of course donations of cash to purchase specific grade packages is greatly appreciated. Also they will start Sneakerdoodles – “so no foot is left behind”. Donations of new sneakers will be accepted May 1 through August 16.

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know a portion of most of your purchases can be donated to Good Shepherd from Amazon? It’s true! Just go to and choose Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in the drop down menu to support us at no extra cost to you. It’s a simple and automatic way for you to support Good Shepherd every time you shop. DO IT! To date, Amazon Smile has donated $189.00 to Good Shepherd.

The clothing volunteers at Lord of the Streets (LOTS) need help with the following items: All items can be placed in the LOTS donation box
New men and women’s underwear
Jeans/Pants (especially men’s) sizes 32-36 waist. 
Sunscreen - very important request for the summer
Backpacks!!!  Your students old backpack would be gratefully accepted.

Join us on Friday, August 16, at 7 p.m. for another OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING, this time using the old Methodist stand-by, The Cokesbury Hymnal. If you are not familiar with the Cokesbury hymnal, it is a treasured collection of older, American-based hymns that reflect the theology and values of both rural living and revival religion. So plan to join us when we sing out loud and proud! 

Christian Education

Vacation Bible School:  We are so excited to be “Roaring” through the week of July 8-11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m..  The kids will learn that “Life is Wild; God is Good”. We need many volunteers to get us through the week!  Please consider helping out.  Contact Heather Dumais at 281-358-3154 ext. 103. or Registration forms for participants and youth volunteers are in the office and on the website. Preschool is full.

Weekday Offerings
Spirituality and Mysticism (aka the Angel Café)
Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 pm Rm 208
Facilitated by Kipp and Bill Richter
Our new book is The Physics of Angels by Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake. A contemporary scientist and an Episcopal priest discuss ancient church texts on angels and angelology. This café style group is not a series of lectures, but a discussion group where all are free to air their own opinions about the topic.
Christian Meditation
Facilitated by Kipp & Bill Richter, Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Rm 206
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)

Happening, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 9-12 is in September 2019 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Youth Encounter Spirit, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 6-8 is in November 2019 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Beth Anne Nelson,
Director of Youth Ministry