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Update from the Reopening Committee – 8/14

In June, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas changed its policy to allow each parish the discretion to decide when to resume in-person worship and programming. (Previously, the Diocese took a more active role in determining when parishes could gather in person.) In response to this change, the Good Shepherd vestry formed a small group to […]

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The Rev. Channing Smith’s arrival!

Our new rector will be joining us soon! The Rev. Channing Smith’s first Sunday at Good Shepherd will be Sunday, September 20. We hope you’ll join our 10:30am online service at on September 20 to worship with Channing. As the date nears, please stay tuned for ways you can say hello and meet Channing. And […]

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Parish Giving Parade 2020

Parish Giving Parade 2020 “Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; bring offering and come into his courts.” – Psalm 96:8 On Sunday, July 26, our Good Shepherd community came together both safely and joyfully during an extraordinary time of pandemic. More than 100 car-loads of families donned your masks and drove through our […]

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Rise Against Hunger

Good Shepherd’s 2018 Advent theme, He has Filled the Hungry with Good Things, directed the parish in an exploration of hunger. Looking at hunger from various perspectives created an understanding of our relationship with food and how that relationship reflects our faith and becomes an issue of justice. The season culminated with a Rise Against […]

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Loving Our Neighbors Across Every Difference And Division

Dear Parish Family & Friends, In our annual commemoration of All Faithful Departed, we, the living, seek to renew the meaning of our mortal existence. In customary Good Shepherd form, this weekend’s celebrations were beautiful and moving: oboe and harp, orchestra and choir in Rutter’s Requiem; the tolling bell and the praying of the Necrology […]

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A Good Word from the Rector: Back to School!

Dear Parish Family & Friends, We are now officially back to school!  After yesterday’s wonderful Sunday of blessing backpacks for ourselves and for others; of commissioning students and educators; and of asking God to ride with our new, teen drivers; we are now ready for all comers on our first days of school.  For a […]

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