Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Daily Devotional       

Announcements for Sunday May 26

Episcopal Night at the Ballpark is Friday, July 19, at 7:10 p.m. Location: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX US 77002. Arrive Early!!! Enjoy a free pre-game cookout at Christ Church Cathedral. Event begins at 5 p.m., and everyone will head to the ballpark around 6:30 p.m. Free parking in the Cathedral’s parking garage (511 San Jacinto) Food, refreshments, and parking on a first come basis. Stay Late for post game fireworks. For ticket information, check the sign up area in the Narthex. The final day to sign up is this Tuesday May 28.

The Train club meets the first Monday of the month. The next meeting is June 3 at 7 p.m. in Rm 206. Any questions, please call Bill Knapp at 281-358-5422.

RoadRunners. Our next trip is planned for Thursday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. Our recent weather-related conditions and the resultant traffic or other emergency issues suggest a return visit to Houston TranStar, a unique partnership of representatives from the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and TxDOT who share resources and exchange information under one roof to keep motorists informed, roadways clear and lives safe in the fourth most populated city in the United States. Established in 1993, the Houston TranStar brand is globally recognized for managing southeast Texas’ transportation system and functioning as the primary coordination site for state, county and local agencies when responding to incidents and emergencies. You will be amazed seeing firsthand how this agency monitors our greater Houston area and leave with an appreciation for the significant coordination of the various agencies. The tour will last approximately 2 hours, there is plenty of seating along the way. Our tour will be followed by lunch at a to-be-selected nearby restaurant. Sign up sheet is posted outside the Great Hall. For questions, contact Karen Bush, 713-302-2988 or

The Knit/Crochet Group will meet on Friday, June 7 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Rm 205, we will not meet in July . The group gathers for fellowship, knitting and crocheting, while making items for themselves and for outreach. 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 8 at 8:00 a.m. This church activity is an opportunity for all at Good Shepherd to contribute. For more information, please contact Whit Drake at 281-360-2971.

On Pentecost, we wear Red! June 9 is Pentecost Sunday, the day we call the birthday of the church. On this day, the clergy wear RED vestments to signify the work of the Spirit. It is also a custom in many churches for the people in the congregation to wear RED on the Day of Pentecost as well. We wear RED to remind us of the fire of the Spirit. In addition, a congregation with many dressed in RED is colorful. And perhaps most of all, it is fun!

The Summer Session of book club comes to an end with June and The Death of Mrs. Westerway. We will meet in Rm 208 at noon on June 14. Although I am only 30 pages into Ruth Ware’s novel, I am finding it quite intriguing. I think I am hooked.

Our Family Schedule
June 9 11:30 a.m. Game Day,
July 14 11:30 a.m. Game Day
July 17 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Dinner: Spaghetti and games
August 11 11:30 a.m. Game Day Start of School Celebration

Thank you to all our committee members who make Our Family possible: Heather Dumais, Rachel Grier Leila Hays, Janet Garza, Gretchen Vogel, and Barbie Wood. We look forward to more events in the fall!

Lessons in Healing from the Chapel Windows, a new booklet designed to help you pray for healing, is now available in the information kiosks. It includes reflections on the miracles portrayed in Good Shepherd chapel’s stained-glass windows, as well as example prayers and practices. Contact Barbara Hemphill, at or 281-851-7504 if you need multiple copies. 

Good Shepherd will be having a blood drive on June 23 in partnership with St. Luke’s Blood Center.  The Blood Donor Coach will be at Good Shepherd, in the front parking lot,  from 9 a.m. to Noon. A picture ID is required.  Anyone age 17 and up and in good health is a potential donor, so please consider being a donor and feel free to bring a friend or relative to donate as well. Did you know? Each time a donor gives blood, three lives are saved!

Please join us Sunday, June 30 following the 10:15 service (the only service on June 30th) for 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! Can’t wait to see you there! Questions or if you would like to help contact Roman Hernandez at 281-883-4410.

“The Good Shepherd Steward”
“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will… remind you of all that I told you.” John 14:26
Jesus promises his continuous reminding presence through the Holy Spirit… which is a good thing since it can be easy to forget what Jesus said and how it applies to our lives. The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52
Paul and Barnabas have just been harassed by some people in Antioch and chased out of town, yet they’re happy as can be. Obviously they didn’t have a problem with rejection! Which makes them pretty good role models for a steward, actually for anyone striving to live and proclaim the Good News.

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, at or 281-851-7504 with any questions.

Disaster Response Team questionnaire: Please remember to return your form to the Church or fill it out online at

Photo contest:   The communications committee is working on redesigning the church website.   We are looking for more photos for our site.  Please submit a photo that you feel best embodies Good Shepherd and we will announce a winner during the July 4 picnic.  Winner receives $50 gift card!  Please email any submissions to Janet Garza at  

Communication committee needs you!  We are looking for additional photographers and videographers/editors to help us develop content for our website.  If you can donate time, please contact Janet Garza at

Did you know that Humble ISD will start classes August12th this year?? With this in mind HAAM will start distributing school supplies in June! I will have a basket on the donation bin to collect items such as binders, highlighters, markers, folders etc. Of course donations of cash to purchase specific grade packages is greatly appreciated. Also they will start Sneakerdoodles – “so no foot is left behind”. Donations of new sneakers will be accepted May 1 through August 16.
Christian Education 

Vacation Bible School:  We are so excited to be “Roaring” through the week of July 8-11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m..  The kids will learn that “Life is Wild; God is Good”. We need many volunteers to get us through the week!  Please consider helping out.  Contact Heather Dumais at or 281-358-3154 ext. 103. Registration forms for participants and youth volunteers are in the office and on the website.

Adult Sunday Morning

May 26
Rm 207, Facilitated by Bill Richter
Rob Bell’s NOOMA® is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion. We will watch the videos together and follow a discussion guide for conversation following the film. For more information check out: or

Weekday Offerings
Spirituality and Mysticism (aka the Angel Café)
Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 pm Rm 208
Facilitated by Kipp and Bill Richter
Our new book is The Physics of Angels by Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake. A contemporary scientist and an Episcopal priest discuss ancient church texts on angels and angelology. This café style group is not a series of lectures, but a discussion group where all are free to air their own opinions about the topic.
Adult Tuesday Bible Study  
This is an ongoing Bible study led by Bill Richter.
Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Rm 208
We are studying The Book of Galatians.* Come join us for a time of learning, fellowship and lively discussion. There are no materials to purchase. Please bring your Bible to class. For more information, contact Bill Richter in the church office at 281-358-3154. * (The Books of the Bible will vary.)

Lectio Divina
Thursdays 9:30  – 10:30 a.m. Rm 207
This is an open, ongoing group that gathers to pray and meditate with scripture. For more information call Janet Mansfield at  281-360-5143. 

Christian Meditation
Facilitated by Kipp & Bill Richter
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Rm 206
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  
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Canyon Lake Mission Trip Sign-up continues. The dates of the Mission Trip are June 3-7, 2019. We will be assembling portions of walls for prefabricated homes, touring missions, having Bible Studies, and having ample time for Christian Fellowship. Mission Trip

Happening, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 9-12 is in September 2019 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Youth Encounter Spirit, a spiritual retreat for youth in grades 6-8 is in November 2019 at Camp Allen. To sign-up, please go to:

Beth Anne Nelson,
Director of Youth Ministry