Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Daily Devotional             

Announcements for the week of  July 23rd

The KnitCrochet Group will meet on Friday,
August 4 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, August 5 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.

The Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month and will be meeting August 10 at noon in Rm 208. This month members will be sharing a book they read outside of our group. Come join us and share something that you have read. Bring a lunch if you wish. Hope to see you there.

You’re a good Episcopalian if you know What hymn this line comes from: "Jesus is Lord of all the earth, He is the King of creation" It's a hymn that is found in both The Hymnal 1982 (#178) and the Renew hymnal (#271). We could sing it at our Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing on Friday, August 11 if you vote for it!  Time is running out to vote on your favorite hymns by going to (or scan this QR code on your smart phone or tablet) or you can give Jackson Hearn a list of your favorite hymns at church or in an email at

Our Children's Choirs provide opportunities to build Christian character. A choir is a team with a common goal; the qualities of promptness, self-control, cooperation, and commitment must be developed in choir members if the group is to accomplish its purpose of praising the Lord. On August 27, Rally Day, plan on being a part of the Good Shepherd Music Ministry. “We don’t teach music to children. Instead we lead children to experience, love, and serve God through music!”

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. If interested, please contact Art Nolting at or Randy Sutton at 281-354-7272 or 

RoadRunners: RoadRunners is a Houston-area travel group for parishioners and friends aged 55+. Please visit our RoadRunner's Table on Rally Day, Sunday, August 27 and learn about our fall trips, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 6 and Wednesday, October 4. Information about the September trip will be in the bulletin beginning August 6 and a sign up sheet will be posted on the board outside the Great Hall. For further information, contact Karen Bush, 713-302-2988 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 2-lb 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 Beacon has their annual fundraiser, "Come to the Table," on Thursday evening, September 21, at the Beacon Day Center adjacent to Christ Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Houston. "Come to the Table" is a culinary event featuring some of the best chefs in Houston. It begins with hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings at The Garden Party Reception in Nancy's Garden next to The Beacon. Afterwards, attendees proceed into The Beacon Day Center  to enjoy a wine-paired, four-course meal and live auction. This is a great opportunity for supporters to meet Beacon Staff and learn more about The Beacon and its ministries for Houston's Homeless population. Tickets are $500 per person. Paul Yale, a  Good Shepherd Parishioner and Beacon Board member, is attempting to put together one or more
tables of Good Shepherd Parishioners to attend the event. For more information, contact Paul Yale at or at

Please join us Tuesday August 22 at 10:30 a.m. in Rm 205. We will make up the sack lunches for White Oak Apartments. We need people to sack and then people to deliver so please let Maureen Wheatley know if you can do one or other – or both!!! Afterwards we enjoy lunch together at Fuddruckers!! Contact her at Hope to see you all then. Please stop by our booth on Rally Sunday for more information on this Outreach project.

Christian Education  

Adult Weekday 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.

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.

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.

Youth Group Kick-off is September 6 and 13. We will have an exciting introduction to our curriculum, games, and more! Doors to the youth room open at 5 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Youth Encounter Spirit and Happening, spiritual retreats for youth in grades 6-12 are September 8-10 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

God’s the Main Event an interactive reverse lock-in is September 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $30/youth. The day includes games at Main Event, lunch, dinner, tournaments, and closing Eucharist.

Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry