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Sunday, February 14
8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Services “Love Heals”
9:30 a.m. Sunday School “The Transformational Power of a Social Enterprise” in Munds Hall Auditorium
(Come early to find a seat!)

Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes special guest speaker, Becca Stevens to kick-off our 2016 theme of Risk-Taking Mission & Service.  She will speak to us on her experience with social enterprise and inspire us for a year focused on mission and service at Good Shepherd.  Becca is an Episcopal priest, entrepreneur, author and social justice activist.  She is founder and president of Thistle Farms, a community of women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction.  She has been featured in New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN and was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House in 2011.  She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanee: The University of the South. Her latest book is Letters from the Farm:  A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life.  She lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter, and three sons.  We encourage you to join us for this rare opportunity to hear such an amazing and inspirational speaker at Good Shepherd.

Becca will give the Homily during both of our Sunday morning services on February 14, and she will speak during Sunday School in Munds Hall Auditorium at 9:30 a.m. (Speaker will begin promptly at 9:30.  We’re expecting a crowd, so come early to get a seat and have continental breakfast!)


Wednesday Lenten Suppers and ProgramsLent 2016 image

Lenten Theme for 2016:
Risk-Taking Mission & Service

5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing Service
6:30 p.m. Potluck Supper in Munds Hall
(Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert.)
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Speaker

Lenten Program Speakers:
February 17
 Michael Markle, Corpus Christi Police Chief
February 24
 Matt Lohmeier, Faith Community Response
March 2
 Diane Lowrance, Behavioral Health Center
March 9
 Patty Clark, Metro Ministries
March 16
 Corner Volunteers, Good Shepherd’s Corner


Pedals, Pipes and Pizza!pipe organ
“Pipe Organ Encounter”

Bring the Kids for Hands-On Fun!
Saturday, February 27
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

The organ is one of the most intricate and ancient of instruments, with its origins dating back to the 4th century B.C. Our organ at Good Shepherd has over 2000 pipes, most of which you can’t see, so we will take a “crawl” through the pipe chamber and look at the console to see what makes the organ work. We will also climb the bell tower to look at the carillon which has 48 bells, ranging from 1800 to 20 pounds. Students are encouraged to bring some piano music (a piece they know well) to play on the organ. They will also get to play the carillon. Pizza will be served afterwards!  Hosted by the American Guild of Organists.


New 2016 Vestry Members

Marylee Browning
Amber Fish
John Freund
Kathy Lorenz
Steve Stephenson
Clay Warren


Bishop Elliott Society Speaker at Good ShepherdSamira Izadi

The Rev. Samira Izadi Page
“The Journey of Love – Islam, Christianity and America”
Friday, March 4 – Saturday, March 5
at Church of the Good Shepherd

Everyone is invited to come hear this amazing speaker right here at Good Shepherd! Born and raised in Iran as a Muslim, Samira and her family fled Iran
due to persecution and obtained political asylum status in the U.S. Samira converted to Christianity and earned her Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. She was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Dallas.  Register at bishopelliott.org.

Friday, March 4th
Registration                                5:00 PM
Dinner                                         6:00 PM
Evening Prayer                           6:45 PM
First Address                              7:00 PM
Compline                                    8:30 PM
Saturday, March 5th
Continental Breakfast                 8:30 AM
Morning Prayer                          9:00 AM
Second Address                         9:15 AM
Break                                       10:00 AM
Questions & Answers              10:15 AM
Third Address                           11:00 AM
Noonday Prayers/Adjourn      12:00 Noon

12th Annual Spring Women’s Retreat

“Walking through the Valley”
Experiencing God’s Abundance in Life’s Low Spots

Friday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.  –  Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Mustang Island Conference Center


Click Here to Register Online

Elizabeth Black will be our speaker and leader for our Spring Women’s Retreat at the beautiful, island retreat, Mustang Island Conference Center. Come, join us as we explore the 23rd Psalm to discover God’s unfailing presence, strength and blessing in our lives, even in the midst of difficulty and loss. Discover a God who is intimately near to us, comforting and strengthening us to live an abundant life in Him. Linda Pate and Amy Liles will host this event for women of all ages. Elizabeth is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Bible Study teacher, and the author of the book Hand in Hand, Walking with the Psalms through Loneliness. She is married to the Rev. Milton Black.

This is a wonderful weekend of relaxation, inspiration, fellowship and delicious food! All of your meals will be provided: dinner Friday night and breakfast and lunch Saturday. You may want to bring an extra pillow. You can choose between a single room for one person ($185) or come with a friend and share a double room ($150 each). Treat yourself to a trip to the island for a wonderful short weekend.


Living Our Legacy Capital Campaign

Your Campaign Dollars at Work!Joint Logo Centered crop
The following projects have been completed:

  • Richard King Building Endowment Fund
  • St. James Scholarship Fund
  • St. James Maintenance Reserve Fund
  • Storage Shed Removed from Water Street
  • New Children’s Chapel Floors
  • Children’s Chapel Doors Refinished
  • Courtyard Flowerbed Repaired
  • Concrete Breezeway Repaired
  • New Middle School Roof
  • Exterior Lighting Repaired Campus Wide
  • Tiles in Narthex and at Church Entry Repaired
  • Rotted Soffitts outside Children’s Chapel Replaced
  • Masonry Repaired
  • Missing Downspouts Replaced
  • Broken Drain Pipes on Water St. Level Replaced
  • Water St. Level HVAC Water Lines and Insulation Replaced
  • Security Alarm Panels Upgraded Campus Wide
  • Upgrade Fire Alarm System for Foster, Brown and Gym
  • Access Control System on Main Doors Campus Wide
  • Security Cameras Campus Wide
  • Munds/Dobbins Hall Water Infiltration
  • Middle School Window Repairs
  • Repairs and Updates to Men’s Breezeway Restroom
  • Bluff Terracing
  • Chiller Unit for Foster Hall and Sanctuary
  • Humidity Control System for Sanctuary
  • Insulation Replaced for Upper Foster Hall Chiller Lines
  • Hurricane Shutters for St. James Art Room
  • Electrical Sub-panels for Foster Hall Classrooms Replaced
  • Projection System for Munds Hall Auditorium
  • Middle School Courtyard Repairs
  • Upgrade Church Office Server and Computers
  • Church Refrigerator Replaced
  • Stained Glass Window Preventive Maintenance and Protection
  • Impact Resistant/Energy Efficient Windows for Munds Hall

The following projects are in progress:

  • Campus Wide Wireless Network
  • Campus Wide Irrigation System Repairs
  • Audio/Visual Recording, Projection and Sound System Upgrades for Sanctuary