Author Archive: gsaustin

Shepherd Story: Connection to Our Beliefs

CONNECTION TO OUR BELIEFS Karen Fuller For a long time, I thought of my stewardship pledge as an obligation. It was something that I had to do, not something I wanted to do. But then as my time at Good Shepherd unfolded, my pledge became the way I became truly connected to our parish, to […]

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Shepherd Story: Connection to Our Actions

CONNECTION TO OUR ACTIONS Becky Svahn Senior Warden I often wonder how to speak authentically about the depth and power of my faith and my connection to God. As a lifelong Episcopalian, evangelism makes me anxious. Spreading the good news of Jesus Christ is something that is much easier for me to share through actions […]

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Shepherd Story: Connection to Ourselves

CONNECTION TO OURSELVES The Rev. Stanford Adams Senior Associate “For I am convinced,” Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, “that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us […]

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NAMIWalks Recap

NAMIWalks Recap by Jill McFarland and Sam Hensley On September 23, a team of nine Good Shepherd parishioners (along with their dogs), gathered to walk in the 2017 NAMIWalks Austin 5k – a fundraiser promoting awareness for the National Association for Mental Illness. Several Good Shepherd parishioners work closely with NAMI, a national mental health […]

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Senior Interview: Mary Lib Thornhill

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is fortunate to welcome parishioners of all generations. We are particularly blessed with senior parishioners who have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, rich and interesting lives. Every few months we will hear from our senior members and learn about the joys of their family lives and careers, as […]

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The Duality of the Southern Thing

Following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Good Shepherd’s Rector, the Rev. Morgan Allen, addressed, from a Christian perspective, racism and the propriety of Confederate memorials. Below is the sermon he preached on Sunday, August 20, 2017, annotated with endnotes. You can listen to the sermon here. THE DUALITY OF THE SOUTHERN THING The Rev. Morgan […]

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Summer reflection: Good Shepherd Choir’s European Tour

This summer was one full of excitement and new experiences for our Good Shepherd family. One of which we won’t soon forget: the Good Shepherd Choir’s trip to Europe. By way of reminder, our choir was invited to perform in Berlin, Leipzig, Wittenberg, Dresden, and Prague to celebrate and experience the 500th anniversary of the […]

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Senior Interview: Bill & Dusty Gaston

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is fortunate to welcome parishioners of all generations. We are particularly blessed with senior parishioners who have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, rich and interesting lives. Every few months we will hear from our senior members and learn about the joys of their family lives and careers, as […]

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