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Youth MLK Day of Service

In what has become an annual tradition, the Good Shepherd Youth spent the MLK holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. King through service. We spent the morning volunteering with the children of Mainspring School, a non-profit school that aims to deliver the highest quality early education and care to Austin’s most economically disadvantaged children – along […]

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Cornerstone & Commissioning Ceremony

During the ceremony, our Rector, the Rev. Morgan S. Allen, offered “The Address” for the occasion: Dear People of God, More than seventy years ago, a newly formed community of faith declared that this would be holy ground: dedicated to the glory of the Good Shepherd, and offered for the hope of the world. These […]

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Scroll Stories: Helen Thompson

Scroll Story: Sunday, November 20 My name is Helen Thompson, and I am excited to sign the scroll because I want to deepen the relationship that I believe a pledge to Good Shepherd symbolizes. Good Shepherd was founded on the corner of Windsor and Exposition just about the time I was born, and even though we were […]

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Scroll Stories: Will Jones

Scroll Story: Sunday, November 13 My name is Will Jones, and my wife (as of last Saturday night!) Nancy McAllister and I are excited to sign the scroll because it is such an extraordinary blessing to be a part of a vibrant church like The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. This church is different. One can […]

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Sign the Scroll FAQs

What Is The Scroll? A parishioner has fashioned an embroidered, cloth scroll for members of the Good Shepherd community to sign. This signed scroll will then serve as a time capsule that we will set into the cornerstone of the renewed and expanded worship building on our Windsor Campus. Who May Sign The Scroll? We […]

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Scroll Stories: Elizabeth Romig

Scroll Story: Sunday, November 6 So, I have long been the only one among my friends who is Christian. Most of my friends describe themselves as somewhere between agnostic and atheist, with lots of use of labels like “secular humanist”. I have friends who are also raising kids, and often we read books and compare notes […]

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Scroll Stories: Edward Moody

Scroll Story: Sunday, October 30 My name is Edward Moody, and my wife Acia and I, along with our sons, Eli and Ryder, are excited to sign the scroll to affirm our commitment to God and the community of Good Shepherd. Our church holds a meaningful place in our lives. The clergy, staff, and fellow parishioners […]

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Scroll Stories: Meredith Jarrett

Scroll Story: Sunday, October 23 My name is Meredith Jarrett, and my husband, Ted; my daughter, Georgie; and our soon-to-arrive child, are honored to be a part of the Good Shepherd family and tradition.  Signing the scroll is important to our family because we want to share our commitment to Good Shepherd with our beloved community […]

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Scroll Stories: The Rev. Morgan Allen

Scroll Story: Sunday, October 16 My name is Morgan Allen, and my wife, Missy; my son, Michael; and my daughter, Ginna; and I are excited to sign the scroll because we want to celebrate our commitment to Good Shepherd. Our children have now grown up with this project in our living room and in our backyard: we’ve been […]

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