Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Daily Devotional             

Announcements for Sunday July 22

Large print bulletins and hearing devices are available, please ask an usher if needed.

The Grief Support class will be held Thursdays, thru August 2 from 7:00-8:30p.m. in Rm 205. If you have recently (or not so recently,) lost a loved one and are still struggling with the pain of loss, please join us in a safe place to learn about the grief process and experience the healing that comes from sharing your story. For more information, please contact Dave Kerkes at or Anne Palmer at A one time $20 donation to cover the costs of books and materials is suggested. The regular monthly follow up meeting will still be held on July 12 and August 2 for those who have completed the course last fall, or they will be welcome to repeat the course at no charge.

Thank You - This month we asked for donations for men’s clothing for the Lord Of The Street (LOTS) customers and this week the trunk is overflowing with clothes!!! Thank you so much for your response and generosity. Please continue to bring polo shirts, shorts, small size pants, shoes, socks….
“I was naked and you clothed me…”

The KnitCrochet Group will meet on Friday, August 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Rm 205. The group gathers for fellowship, knitting ,crocheting and making items for themselves and outreach. For more information, contact Kathy Kincaid at 281-358-0634 or Emily Maas at 281-359-4341.

The Train club meets the first Monday of the month August 6 at 7 p.m. in Rm 206. Any questions, please call Bill Knapp at 281-358-5422.

Women’s Book Group August 9 -This month members will be sharing a book they read outside of our group. Come join us at 12p.m. in Rm 208 and share something that you have read. Bring a lunch if you wish. Hope to see you there. Perfect time for anyone wishing to join us in the future. Come by and chat with us on Rally Day. We meet on the second Thursday of each month. If you have any questions, contact us, Carole Quinn at or Judy Spithill at

Did you ever go to a Campmeeting? Campmeeting gets its name from the 19th Century when people would gather in a specific location to camp out, listen to preachers, pray, and sing praises to God until they reached a saturation point. Many of the songs that were (and are!) sung have become favorites of the church. Join us Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. for our OLD-FASHIONED HYMN SING, featuring camp songs and Revival hymns. Bring a cooler, the beverages of your choice (nothing stronger than beer or wine, we will have water and lemonade), and a finger food to share. The thing we WON’T have is a sermon, an altar-call, or funeral-home fans! If you have a favorite, write it down and turn it in by July 29.

The church will conduct a Stewardship  of the Church Work Day on  Saturday, August 11 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

Healing ministry during communion in the chapel. Members of Good Shepherd’s chapter of the Order of St. Luke offer healing prayer ministry in the sanctuary chapel during communion at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services. The chapter also hosts a class on Christian healing using the DVD series “The Healing Miracles of Jesus,” second Sundays at 11:45 a.m in the Brinsden Room. Contact Barbara Hemphill,, or  281-851-7504, with any questions.

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 August 12. Please drop by for a slice, fellowship, and fun. One dollar per slice is the suggested donation. See you there!
Our monthly prayer service in the style of Taizé, will be Sunday, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Rally Day - Join a new ministry, volunteer to help or just enjoy the fellowship! Sunday August 26 after the 10:15 Service ( Our Only Service this Sunday). Contact Roman Hernandez for a Rally Day Table at 281-883-4410 or

Cross Wall - Thank you for all the cross donations we have received. We would like to expand the “cross wall” so more donations would be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off at the office. The crosses can be big, small,  new, something you have at home, or a family favorite. We want this to be a fun project that involves everyone. For questions call the office and ask for Patty Harris 281-358-3154.

SAVE THE DATE -Please save the date, Friday evening September 21. We are planning a good old fashioned Pot Luck Supper to welcome Father Bill back and the start of the new school year. More details to follow.
Valerie McMullen, Ann Wenck

Pumpkin Patch, we are looking for someone who is available to work in a team and learn how our pumpkin patch works! Needed is someone who will be available for the whole month of October: the first two weeks only as needed and the last two weeks shift work from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. while the patch is open. I have been doing the patch for the past 4 years and would like to retire after this year. Please take time to consider this and help our church and community. It’s worthwhile work!! Contact Trish Kessler 281-748-9466 with any questions. Thank you.

Children’s Choir: Participation in choir gives children an opportunity to take a leadership role in the service. It gives them a sense of responsibility for the ministry of the church and helps them identify with the traditional form of worship as they grow to adulthood. When Rally Day rolls around August 26, plan on being a part of the Good Shepherd Music Ministry. “We don’t just teach music to children. Instead we lead children to experience, love, and serve God through music!”

Featured Ministry of the Week:- Treat our Visitors Cookie Ministry. This Outreach Ministry bakes homemade delicious cookies, muffins or breads. They are delivered to those who are new to Good Shepherd or those visitors that have filled out a newcomer’s card. We are one of the first to welcome people to Good Shepherd. This is a fun Community Outreach and we are always looking for new members. If you like to bake and meet new people, this is the ministry for you. Please contact: Virginia Murray 281-358-7340 or

We have started a new Outreach Ministry called: Treat our First Responders. We need volunteers to bake, deliver, donate baskets or assemble the baskets. We are planning on delivering one basket to each of the 4 Fire Stations in Kingwood by the end of the year. We will then assess any changes that need to be made at that time. We want to support our Firefighters and EMS for all their hard work and dedication, and help make Good Shepherd even more involved in our community. If you are interested in helping, please contact Patty Harris at

Thank you all so much for your response to the school supplies collection for HAAM. I made two trips to deliver and also brought along a check for $800+ -thanks to you all and a very generous benefactor. Needless to say if you missed the deadline, they will accept any donations at any time. People are always moving into the school district. Valerie McMullen

Dear Good Shepherd Friends,
Thank you for all the prayers and concerns for Dave while he was in the hospital. We appreciate Andrea’s visit and Father Nic administering communion. We enjoyed the flowers that Elizabeth Gordon brought to the hospital. We are blessed to be a part of Good Shepherd, a caring community of parishioners.
God Bless,
Dave & Virginia Hale

Christian Education  
Weekday Offerings
Spirituality and Mysticism (aka the Hermeticism Café)
Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.  Rm 208. Facilitated by Kipp and Bill Richter.
We are taking a break for the summer! The Café is not meeting again until Monday, August 27 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Rm. 208.
If you would like to join us, we would love to have you!
Please get the book Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism by Anonymous. It would be helpful if you could read the Afterward (6 pages).  If you decide that you have some interest in the material, skim through the first four "Letters".  Don't worry about understanding them.  This material is very challenging, and the café is not a scholastic course. We simply bring our life experience into the class and share ideas about some of the various philosophical threads woven throughout. We will focus on "The Star", letter XVII, when we return on 8/27.  

Christian Meditation - Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Rm 206
Facilitated by Kipp & Bill Richter.
This open and ongoing group is a part of the World Community for Christian Meditation. We gather at 9:00 and spend a few minutes for check-in and introductions. We listen to an audio presentation on a meditation related topic for 15-20 minutes and conclude with a 25-minute silent meditation.  To learn more visit We will not meet August 11.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Make A Difference in Your Heart and In Your Mind on July 24 from 9 a.m –5 p.m. with a special service day. Youth entering Grades 5-Graduating seniors welcome.

Drone Day on August 12 after the 10:15 a.m. worship service. Youth will explore Artificial Intelligence and have a special drone demonstration. Light lunch provided.

All Rallied Up youth and families help prepare for Rally Day on August 24 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. lunch provided.

Youth Group Meetings Resume on Sunday September 9 after the 10:15 a.m. worship service for juniors. Seniors are going to vote with their feet regarding youth group time: meetings will be on Sundays (September 9, 16, 23) at 5 p.m. and Wednesdays (September12, 19, 26) at 5:30 p.m.

Happening, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 9-12 is September 7-9 and November 16-18 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Youth Encounter Spirit, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 6-8 is November 16-18 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Beth Anne Nelson
Director of Youth Ministry