Announcements for the
week of March 26th
Liturgical Dance Company rehearsal will resume today 3-4pm in the
Once again, Morning Prayer will be offered in the chapel at 6:30
a.m. Monday - Friday during Lent, continuing through Good Friday.
This quiet, brief (30 minutes) service is an excellent Lenten
discipline and a great way to start the day. Come join us!
Lenten Outreach Offering - Some people give something up as a way to
observe Lent. Please also consider doing something that will bring
hope and life to another. Cash or checks that you place in the
Purple Offering envelopes found in the pews will benefit the hungry,
homeless and abused in our area. If you write a check, make it out
to Good Shepherd with “Lenten Outreach” in the memo. Please be
generous. To learn more about our outreach ministries, visit the
church website or contact Stephan Badot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenten Program Wednesdays of Lent March 29, April 5. Father Bill
will lead a class on forgiveness that will use a book by The Rev.
Dennis Maynard entitled Forgive and Get Your Life Back. Materials
from the book and other sources will be used to broaden our
understanding of what forgiveness is and how it does and does not
work. The book is available through Amazon. 7:15 – 8:00 p.m. in the
Stations of the Cross, in the Sanctuary will be Wednesdays at 5:45
p.m., March 29 & April 5.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association will meet 7 – 9 p.m. in
Rm 211 on Thursday, March 30. Our guest speaker will be Kathy Gray,
MA, LPC, LMFT-A, OTA. Her presentation is entitled, “Managing the
Challenges of ADHD, Autism, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, and Other
Similar Conditions Through Sensory Processing Work.” Please join us
and find answers to your most pressing questions. Our community is
invited to attend! For more information please contact Susan MacHugh
at 281-812-3182 or email MrsQ123@aol.com
Evōk (Eclectic Voices of Kingwood), a chamber choir from Lone Star
College, will present their Spring concert at Good Shepherd on
Friday night, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. There are 16 singers in this
ensemble, half of them professional musicians from the Kingwood area
and half of them students from the college. Dr. Todd Miller directs
this group, singing works of Frank Martin, Matthew Harris, popular
Madrigals and King’s Singers Arrangements.There will be a reception
afterwards for those attending the concert. Tickets are $10.
The KnitCrochet Group will meet on Friday, April 7, 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.
Come Join the Fun!! Altar Guild invites everyone to help make the
Palm Sunday crosses Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
Why not come and have a great time enjoying this great ministry?
Craft experience is not necessary. We will teach you everything you
always wanted to know and then some. For questions contact Joyce
Horton at 281-359-3622 or email@example.com.
The church will conduct a Stewardship of the Church Work Day on
Saturday, April 8, 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.
“BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND”! Our Prime Timers group will be revisiting
The Curry House on FM1960 Bypass Road on Saturday April 8 at 5:30
p.m. As usual, separate checks will be given. You may check out
their menu at www.humblecurryhouse.com. They were very accommodating
last time, explaining all the dishes and making sure people ordered
to their taste so no surprises!! We hope you will be able to join
us. We will be taking reservations in the hallway on Sunday April 2
or you may email Ann at
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 April 9. Please drop by for a slice, fellowship,
and fun. One dollar per slice is the suggested donation. See you
A meditative service of Passion readings and music will be presented
by the Good Shepherd choir and instrumentalists on Palm Sunday,
April 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the narthex. Almost a "Lessons and Carols"
for Holy Week with prayers and readings, this liturgy is a beautiful
way to begin Holy Week. The list of music includes anthems and hymns
from the rich tradition of Anglican Music as well as newer works by
contemporary composers. Because of the quiet and somber nature of
this service, it may not be appropriate for small children. There
will be no Taizé service in April.
We will be having our Seder Meal on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. This is a
seated dinner (reservations are a MUST) during which Father Bill
will lead a Seder ceremony. Dinner is $12 for adults and $5 for
children. To make a reservation, sign up on the sign up sheet in the
hallway or call the church office at 281-358-3154. The last day to
sign up is April 9.
The Women's Book Club meeting will be on April 13 in Rm 208. In this
“enjoyable, fast-paced tale,” master historian David McCullough
“shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family
taught the world to fly” and “captures the marvel of what the
Wrights accomplished.” He draws on the extensive Wright family
papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine,
without whom things might well have gone differently for them.
As is our tradition, beginning April 13, there will be an all-night
prayer vigil in the chapel from the end of the Maundy Thursday
service until the beginning of the noon-time Good Friday service.
This simple act reminds us of Christ's admonition to his Disciples
to "keep watch and pray." Please come to the church and pray for an
hour during his time. Men are especially needed; youth are welcome
to sign up with a parent. The sign-up sheet is in the hallway.
The LOTS annual spring luncheon will be on Tuesday April 25 at the
Bayou City Event Center in Houston. The guest speaker will be Prof.
Brene Brown. Last year we had 3 tables of 10 people attend from Good
Shepherd, we hope to have your support again this year! Please
contact me if you would like, possibly jointly with others, to
reserve a table to which you could invite other guests. My email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks, Paul Barker
RoadRunners. Mark your calendar for our next trip on Wednesday, May
3. We'll head to New Dubina, a short distance from LaGrange and
Schulenburg, where we will have the opportunity to tour a unique
recreation of a mid-1800's Western town on a 105-acre ranch, created
by retired dentist Jimmy Helms, cousin of parishioner Jill Kirkonis.
You may Google New Dubina, Texas to read further about the town and
Dr. Helms. Additional information about the trip will be in your
Sunday bulletins beginning April 2; a sign up sheet will also be
posted outside the Great Hall on April 2. For further
information, contact Karen Bush, 713-302-2988 or email@example.com.
Children’s Christian Education
Children’s Sunday School will have classes on March 26, April 2, 9,
23, 30 and May 7. There is no Sunday School today and April 16.
We are collecting donations for our Annual Easter Egg hunt. There is
a box in The Narthex for donations. Items that are great to stuff
in our plastic Easter Eggs are stickers, Easter trinkets and
non-chocolate candy!!! Thank you in advance!!!
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
Christianbook.com, Amazon.com, or Lifeway.com. This class meets at
9:00 a.m. in Rm 208. For more information, contact Jeannie Whitney
at 713-702-9456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Newcomer’s Class with Father Bill is offering an Introduction to the
Episcopal Church on Sunday mornings. This course is primarily for
those who are new to the church; however, if anyone needs a
refresher course, you are welcome. We will meet Sundays March, 19,
26 and April 2, 9:05 – 10:00 a.m. in Rm 206. Call or e-mail Bill
Richter for more information.
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). (available on Amazon). Meeting
Mondays from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in Rm 208. This group is facilitated
by Kipp and Bill Richter
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
* 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.
Luke 4:20 Group: Filled with Wisdom - Meeting April 27 at
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Rm 208. Reading: Falling Upward: A
Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. Discussing
questions from the Falling Upward Companion Journal
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
Biblical Encounter our youth ministry curriculum with a matching
website is live! Please visit our website at biblicalencounter.com
Wednesday Evening Youth: youth room doors open at 5 p.m. & youth
group begins at 5:45 p.m.
All Youth Crazy Crawfish Boil is on April 8 at the Kessler home
(1906 Lake Village Drive Kingwood, TX 77339) at 2 p.m. Youth in
grades 5-12 and their families are invited to attend.
Give Back to Youth Missions at Chili’s on April 17, and 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.
Youth Encounter Spirit and Happening Retreats - Spiritual retreats
for youth in grades 6-12 are April 21-23 at Camp Allen. To sign-up,
please go to: http://www.epicenter.org/happening-participants/
Zoo Overnight with San Jacinto Convocation on April 21-22. Meet at
the zoo at 6 p.m. Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to participate.
Youth Volunteer with Hearts and Hands on April 22 and April 29 from
8:30a.m. until 4:30p.m. This Houston wide program will help rebuild
homes in the Houston area.
Mission Extravaganza, a youth ministry mini-fundraiser and the major
youth ministry fundraiser for 2016-2017, complete with games,
inflatables, and entertainment will be April 30 from 12 p.m. – 2
Senior Sunday is May 21. 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
Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry