Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
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Announcements for the week of  April 30th

Today we welcome Andrea Velasquez, a Senior from Kingwood Park High School, as flute soloist at our 10:15 service. She gave her Senior Flute recital here at Good Shepherd yesterday.

The Liturgical Dance Company will rehearse today 3-4:30pm in the Great Hall.

RoadRunners, May 3, New Dubina Old West Town and St Mary's Church High Point. We will leave Good Shepherd at 8:00 a.m. and should return about 5:00-5:30. Please try to be on time; call Karen's cell phone--713-302-2988--if you are running late. Cost for the boxed lunch and tour of St Mary's is $11/person and will be collected as you board the bus. If you find you are unable to attend, please let me know by noon on Mon., May 1. All costs must be paid by then, plus there is a waiting list. See you Wednesday!

The Good Shepherd Bell Choir will rehearse at 9:15 a.m. this Wednesday in the choir loft. The Good Shepherd Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Great Hall. Interested persons should contact Jackson Hearn for more information.

The KnitCrochet Group will meet on Friday, May 5, 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 or Emily Maas at 281-359-4341.

If you would like to work on the Fall Festival Committee, we will be meeting May 11 at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The areas where we need leadership are: Games, Food, Auction, Vendors, Publicity, Entertainment , Volunteers, Sponsorship and Logistics. If you are interested in any of these areas, please contact Donna Clifford at or come to the meeting on May 11.

Prime Timers Group - Our group meets once a month to go out to dinner at local restaurants. This month we hope to go to a new restaurant in Humble - Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet on Hwy 59 on Saturday May 13 at 5.30 p.m. Please check Sunday bulletins for more specific information. For more information on this group, please contact either McMullens at or Wencks at

Are you friendly and outgoing?  Please consider joining the Greeter or Usher Guild!  Commitment is once a month and special services. Look for details in the May newsletter.  If interested, please contact Art Nolting:

The 2017 Episcopal Night with the Astros is May 19 as they take on the reigning American League Champion Cleveland Indians. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex and leave a check in the provided envelope. Christ Church Cathedral will host a free hotdog cookout from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., so make sure to come early. Free parking is available in the garage on San Jacinto St. across from the Cathedral. If you plan to attend the cookout, please contact Karen Kraycirik at 713-590-3338 or at the Cathedral to help plan for supplies and refreshments. Parking and hot dogs are on a first come basis. Seats bullpen - $31  (section 152-156), Seats Field Box 4 - $42 (section 132-134). Please make your check out to Good Shepherd and put it in the envelope provided by the sign up sheet – we will not order your ticket if we do not have payment by May 7.

Young Singles and Parents (YSP) Fellowship group is a way for the younger demographic in our church to find friends and support within the Good Shepherd community. It's aim is to host entertaining activities focused on Members in their 20's, 30's and 40's. Our first get together was hosted by Steve and Tracy VanNostrand with over 17 people in attendance! The evening was spent playing cornhole, playing ping pong and getting to know each other better! Primary communication is done through Facebook. If you'd like to join the Facebook group or for more information, please email Tracy (Vestry representative for Newcomers & Evangelism) at 

Christian Education  

Children’s Christian Education

We only have two Sunday School classes left.  Our last class will be on May 7. 

Vacation Bible School July 17-20, registration for VBS has begun.  If you have a child PreK-5th Grade that would like to join us, please fill out the registration form and return to Heather Dumais.  If you have a child 6th Grade-12th Grade that would like to volunteer, there is a youth volunteer form in the church office.   We are still in need of Adult Volunteers to run our PreK Rooms and our other Activity Stations.  Please consider volunteering your time for this great week!

We had a very successful Easter Egg Hunt this year!  Thank you to all who donated items and eggs for the hunt  and a big thank you to Beth Anne Nelson and the Youth Group for stuffing all those eggs!!!

Adult Christian Education Sundays

 “The Story”, by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, is a book study about the story of the Bible.  It is a progression of Bible characters from Genesis to Revelation.  The Story allows stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to be written like a novel. If interested in attending, you can purchase the book and participant guide from,, or This class meets at 9:00 a.m. in Rm 208. For more information, contact Jeannie Whitney at 713-702-9456 or

Adult Bible study meets on Sundays in Rm 205 at 9:00 a.m. The Faith of a Mockingbird is a small group study working to connect Christ and Pop Culture.  Books are available for $10.00 in the classroom or by seeing Heather Dumais.

Weekday Adult Offerings
Spirituality and Mysticism (aka the Hermeticism Café) We will be reading and studying Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism by Anonymous, Robert Powell (translator), Hans Urs von Balthasar (afterword). Meeting Mondays from
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in Rm 208. This group is facilitated by Kipp & Bill

Adult Tuesday Bible Study: This is an ongoing Bible study led by Bill Richter. This study is on the book of Acts*. Come join us for a time of learning, fellowship and lively discussion. There are no materials to purchase. Please bring your Bible to class. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Rm 208. For more information contact Bill Richter in the church office at 281-358-3154. *The Books of the Bible will vary.

Lectio Divina, is an open, ongoing group that gathers to pray and meditate with scripture. We meet Thursday mornings in Rm. 207 at  9:00 a.m. Please contact Janet Mansfield, facilitator, if you would like more information, call 281-360-5143.

The World  Community for Christian Meditation - Our ongoing group meets each Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in Rm 206. Each session is about 50 minutes long and open to everyone 18 years old and over.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Mission Extravaganza, Today from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. this is a youth ministry mini-fundraiser and the major youth ministry fundraiser for 2016-2017, complete with games, inflatables, and entertainment.

Biblical Encounter our youth ministry curriculum with a matching website is live! Please visit our website at

Senior Sunday is May 7. Please join seniors in celebrating their high school journey. Graduating High School Seniors are invited to wear their cap and gown to the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship service.

Give Back to Youth Missions at Chili’s on May 15 at Chili’s in Humble (20070 HWY 59 North, Humble, TX 77338) from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Pick-up a flyer and come have a meal and 10% of the profit will benefit the youth mission fund. If you would rather give to the youth mission fund in another way donations may be left in the church office with EYC specified in the memo line.

Canyon Lake Mission Trip is June 11-15. We will help build a house for someone without adequate living conditions. The trip is designed for youth in grades 5-12. The cost is $400/youth.

Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry