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
The Liturgical Dance Company will rehearse today 3-4:30pm in the
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the meeting on May
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 TracyLSV@yahoo.com
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
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.
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 biblicalencounter.com
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
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