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Under the direction of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, we will conduct our worship and programming online until we are able to gather again in person. This page contains information on our online worship and programming. We look forward to seeing you online soon.

Letter from Senior Associate, March 13, 2020       |        Letter from Senior Warden, March 18, 2020

 

GOOD SHEPHERD UPDATES
Updated on Wednesday, January 20

WORSHIP & OUTREACH

ONLINE WORSHIP

Weekday Morning Prayer
Wednesday, January 20   |   7:00am
Please join us online for a service of Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday at 7:00am, on the Good Shepherd Facebook page. The service bulletin is available HERE.

Night Prayer from the Hill
Wednesday, January 20   |   9:00pm
With our space at The Hill lit by candles and filled with music, we will virtually gather to finish the day in prayer. The offering of prayer late in the evening has sometimes been described as the "goodnight prayer of the Church." It rounds out the day and prepares us for a quiet night. Using A New Zealand Prayer Book, our Night Prayer derives its content from the wisdom of the centuries in scripture and especially the psalms, but also from our contemporary Christian experience of God. Join us for Night Prayer on The Hill's Facebook page.

Sunday Worship
Sunday, January 24   |   10:30am
Please join us online for Liturgy of the Word with music every Sunday at 10:30am on the Good Shepherd Facebook page or on the Good Shepherd websiteThe service bulletin is available HERE.

In-person Sunday Worship
Temporarily Suspend
For information about our in-person worship and to register for in-person service, please click HERE.

Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation
Monday, January 25  |   12:15pm
Please join us online for a service of Prayers for Peace & Reconciliation each Monday on the Good Shepherd Facebook page or on the Good Shepherd website. This brief liturgy includes special prayers for healing and reconciliation amid the ongoing turmoil and conflict in our world. The service bulletin is available HERE.

 

OUTREACH:

Drive a Senior
Drive a Senior – West has a free emergency food pantry for seniors operating out of a location in Tarrytown. This service is available to any senior living in their service area. A senior in need, MUST call the Drive a Senior office and register for temporary services at 512.472.6339. All 60+ seniors will qualify. Drive a Senior is accepting food and paper-good donations. For a list of items and instructions on how to drop off donations click HERE. If you are interested in being a delivery driver, please email the Drive a Senior-West office. Please do not call, as phone lines need to be kept open for seniors in need.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Our monthly food truck runs have been retooled to safely address the needs of the homeless in this time of crisis. If you are currently a volunteer scheduled to participate in July, Aimee will contact you to explain the changes. If you are not now a volunteer and looking for a way to address the needs of the homeless in our community, then this might be an opportunity for you. For more information, please email Aimee Bostwick.

Trinity Center
As of now, the Trinity Streets is not holding its Sunday afternoon meal and worship. However, Trinity Center continues to provide a takeout breakfast and is the mailing address for over 1100 homeless. For more information, please email Aimee Bostwick.

FORMATION 

ONLINE FORMATION   |   ADULTS

Contemplative Prayer Groups
Wednesday, January 20   |   5:15pm
We will meet virtually on Wednesdays. Join us for a 20-minute practice of contemplative prayer. We will begin by check-in as people are welcomed into the space followed by a 20-minute sit. Please invite others that you know will appreciate this practice. For more information and for a link to join, please contact Aimee Bostwick.

Thursday Forum
Thursday, January 21   |   10:00am
The Thursday Forum is a co-ed Bible study that meets virtually each Thursdays at 10:00am. It is a safe space to both wrestle with the challenging questions raised by the Holy Scriptures and to celebrate the insights, learning and joy that come from reading the Bible in community. Whether you have studied the Bible your whole life or whether you’re just beginning to engage the biblical texts, you will find a warm welcome in this group. The Thursday Forum is currently studying the Pauline epistles. For more information and for a link to join the meeting, please email Aimee Bostwick.

Women on the Journey
Thursday, January 21  |   11:00am
Women on the Journey is a sacred circle of women who gather to share their wisdom and companionship with one another. All women are welcome to join our circle! For more information and for a link to join, please email Aimee Bostwick.

Lectionary Reflection Group
Sunday, January 24    |   9:30am
Join us on Sundays, for a virtual study and reflection on the readings for our worship at 10:30am. Experience Sunday worship in a new way as you learn from your fellow parishioners. For more information and for a link to join, please contact Aimee Bostwick.

Coffee Hour Conversation
Sunday, January 24    |   following online worship

Join the Rev. Channing Smith as we continue with our third installment of “Imagining new possibilities of ministry.” This Sunday’s topic will be homelessness, an area of focus for Good Shepherd. We'll meet with Susan McDowell, the Executive Director of LifeWorks, a shelter and advocacy program for youth, to discuss the landscape of services in Austin, recent ordinances and service to youth who are homeless. Susan has worked in the field of homelessness services in Austin for more than 20 years. Come, get informed, and let’s imagine what more we can do to help.

Contemplative Prayer Group
Sunday, January 24    |   5:15pm
We will meet virtually on Sundays. Join us for a 20-minute practice of contemplative prayer. We will begin by check-in as people are welcomed into the space followed by a 20-minute sit. Please invite others that you know will appreciate this practice. For more information and for a link to join, please contact Aimee Bostwick.

Men’s Bible & Brew
Monday, January 18   |   6:30pm
We will meet virtually on Mondays. New members are welcome to join us. For more information and for a link to join the meeting, please contact Stanford Adams.

Mom’s Bible Study
Tuesday, January 19   |   9:30am
We will meet virtually on Tuesdays. We are reading Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry; please join in at any time if you’ve read the book or not. Our time together will serve as continued connection and support for each other. For more information and for a link to join the meeting, please contact Jessica Riels.

Transitions Bible Study
Tuesday, January 19  |   1:30pm
Transitions is a supportive group of women at various points of transition in their lives. The group is currently reading The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible by Joan D. Chittister and reflecting on women in the Bible.Please share with your friends as they are welcome to join us. For more information and for a link to join, please contact Aimee Bostwick or Marcea Paul.

ONLINE FORMATION   |   CHILDREN:

Edge
Wednesdays   |   5:00pm
Every week our 3rd – 5th graders will gather in the “Edge Lounge” (aka Zoom) for games and a discussion. Please email Jessica Riels. for the Zoom link.

Children’s Choir
Sundays   |   9:30am
Every week, subscribers to our Youth Choir email will receive an invitation to join us in making a joyous noise on Sunday mornings. It is open to all children that find joy and comfort in singing. No previous choir experience necessary. If you would like to subscribe to the Youth Choir group, please contact Christina Baird.


ONLINE FORMATION   |   YOUTH:

High School EYC
Tuesdays   |   3:00pm
We will meet virtually via Zoom. For more information and Zoom link, please contact Jessica Riels.

The Good Place Viewing Party + Discussion
Tuesdays   |   6:30pm
All 8th and 9th graders are invited to join us every Tuesday at 6:30pm as we watch NBC’s The Good Place. We will stream together over Netflix Party and then discuss the different themes in each episode. For log-in information, please email Jessica Riels.

Middle School EYC
Wednesdays   |   6:30pm
We will meet virtually via Zoom. For Zoom meeting ID and password, or if you would like to subscribe to Youth Ministry email, please contact Jessica Riels.

High School Formation
Sundays   |   12:00pm
We will meet virtually via zoom. For Zoom meeting ID and password, or if you would like to subscribe to Youth Ministry email, please contact Jessica Riels.