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 invite every member of every household to make a 2017 Stewardship pledge and sign the scroll. We hope the number and variety of signatories will reflect the breadth and joy of the Good Shepherd community.
When Can I Sign The Scroll?
On Sundays, November 6 and November 13, sections of the scroll will be available to sign during all of our worship services. Pledge cards will be paperclipped to every worship booklet, and, in lieu of our usual Offertory collection, worshippers will be invited forward to offer their gifts and sign the scroll.
What If I Miss Church On Those Sundays?
No problem! During the next two weeks, there will be a basket of Pledge Cards and sections of the scroll to sign in the Administration Building’s foyer, and in the Parish Hall of Good Shepherd on The Hill. We welcome all to stop by to sign at their convenience.
What Is The “Cornerstone Ceremony”?
On Sunday, November 20, the Right Reverend Dena A. Harrison, our Diocese of Texas bishop serving in Austin, will preside at a 9:30a ceremony when we will set the time capsule in the worship building’s foundation, along with the dated cornerstone. Before that prayer service, members of the community will have one, last opportunity to sign the scroll. During the ceremony, we will give thanks to God for the promises that have seen us this far in the project; we will ask for God’s blessing on our 2017 commitments; and we will formally commission the Rev. Kathy Pfister as the Vicar of our second campus, Good Shepherd on the Hill.
This All Sounds Great! How Can I Support These Opportunities With Prayer?
In the weeks ahead, please consider making the following short selection from Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus a part of your prayers for Good Shepherd. This passage is embroidered on the scroll: “…you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord…” (2:19-22).