Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
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Announcements for the week of  June 25th

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 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, Jennifer Kapusciak at, or Liz Dillard at Can’t wait to see you there!

Following the picnic, at 1 p.m. Brooke Vance  will treat us to a short, mini-recital in the Nave. Brooke grew up in the choirs at Good Shepherd, and just graduated from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a degree in vocal performance. She will also sing at the 10:15 service, where she will sing two numbers during the Eucharist. You won’t want to miss seeing and hearing Brooke on this day!

Our Women's Book Club meeting is July 13 at noon in Rm 208. The July selection is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…Come join us.

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 or call 281-435-5503.
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.

We're having an Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing on  Friday, August 11 at 7 p.m. Help us decide what hymns to sing!  You can give Jackson Hearn a list of your favorite hymns at church or in an email at or you can vote on your favorite hymns by going to
(or scan this QR code on your smart phone or tablet)

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!

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 or Randy Sutton at 281-354-7272 or 

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.

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 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 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

The Family of Paul Horton wishes to express a THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to our Parish Family. The prayers, thoughts, comforting words, cards, hugs, flowers, food, and all the efforts it took to put on Paul’s Memorial Service helped us during this difficult time. It is most comforting to have such support. Each of you are truly a blessing.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
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

Christian Education  

Vacation Bible School July 17-20, registration for VBS has begun.  If you have a child Kindergarten-5th Grade who 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. We are on summer break and we will resume August 29. 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. We will take a break during the months of July and August.

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.