Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
 
 
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Announcements for the week of  May 28th

Liturgical dance rehearsal today 3-5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Dress rehearsal for Pentecost will take place next Saturday, June 3, 3-6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Pentecost Performances: Sunday, June 4, 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.

The KnitCrochet Group will meet on Friday, June 2 at 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.

 The church will conduct a Stewardship  of the Church Work Day on  Saturday, June 10 , 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.

Our next blood drive is June 11, please give if you can. If you have any questions, please call Roy Lively at 281-358-0970.

Please join us Sunday, July 2nd following the 10:15 service (the only service on July 2nd) for our annual picnic with 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! Calling All Bakers!! Break out your favorite, top-secret, family pie or cobbler recipes and a rolling pin because we’re having a Pie and Cobbler Contest! Submit your tastiest creation and a winner will be named!  Please contact Liz Dillard at lizdillard@hotmail.com to participate. Admission is free – Donations accepted at the door. Please check the bulletin board to see how you can help out! If you have any questions, please contact  Jeannie Whitney at
gjwhitney03@yahoo.com, Jennifer Kapusciak at 
jenniferkapusciak@gmail.com, or Liz Dillard at lizdillard@hotmail.com. 
Can’t wait to see you there!

Family Country Western Dance Night July 14, 7pm – 10pm in the Great Hall. Bring the whole family and spend the evening with us while we play some fun country music, dance, and enjoy being together! Don’t know how to two-step or line dance? We’ll teach you! We'll also provide games and activities for the kids. We could use some help for set up and clean up for the event. To volunteer, please contact Sarah Fields at sarahkfields@gmail.com or call 281-435-5503.

If you would like to volunteer in the church office, please call Donna Clifford at 281-358-3154. We have openings 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12 p.m.-3p.m. Thank you!

What is New Light? New Light is a family oriented service integrating our youngest Christians. We meet Sundays at 10:15 a.m. in the Great Hall. Our young Christians read, lead and participate in all aspects of the service.  The music is friendly and the sermon is for the family. On most second Sundays of the month, we have a complete communion service. Other Sundays, we will join the congregation in the Nave for Eucharist. Come visit our family.

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 at agnoel@aol.com or Randy Sutton at 281-354-7272  or randysutton778@gmail.com. 

Christian Education  

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 who 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!

Adult 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 Richter

Adult Tuesday Bible Study 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 is an ongoing group that 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.

Humble Area Assistance Ministries

As a covenant member of HAAM, we supply the food pantry every September; however, there is an ongoing need for food to stock the food pantry. We check the donation bin regularly and either Valerie McMullen or Pam Nolting will deliver to HAAM. So next time you are at the store, please consider adding an extra can or 2lb bag of rice to your shopping cart. Thank You! For more information, please contact Valerie McMullen at 281-360-4146.

Volunteers needed to deliver to homebound seniors on Saturday June 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. HAAM volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels to seniors in the Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, and Huffman areas Monday through Friday. If you are interested, contact Cathy for more details: 281-446-3663 x 120 or cschrof@haamministries.org.

In preparation for hurricane season, Interfaith Ministries provides shelf stable meals and water to each senior. Drivers are needed to deliver hurricane supplies to clients on the HAAM routes. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, Bible study groups, sports teams, clubs or individuals. If you are interested, contact Cathy for more details: 281-446-3663 x 120 or cschrof@haamministries.org. Thank you for helping to prepare our seniors with the emergency supplies they need for the 2017 hurricane season.

Once again HAAM is planning to provide for approx. 1700 students in need of basic school supplies for the coming school year. They have asked for our help to make this possible. I have posted a list of suggested supplies on the notice board or you may go on to the HAAM website www.haamministries.org for suggestions or to donate online. Your donations may also be left in the donation station here at Good Shepherd. The supplies need to be at HAAM by August 4 for timely distribution. Thank you in advance, Valerie McMullen


Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
 
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 $430/youth.

Dominican Republic Mission Trip is June 10-15. Please pray for our missionaries. We are collecting money for water filters and to build a latrine.
High Tea Day is June 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dress up and enjoy a fun filled outing!

Wet ‘n Wild Splash Town Day is Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $30/youth.

Boys Day Out is July 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stay tuned for details!

Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry
youthministry@biblicalencounter.co