If you are visiting our website for the first time, Welcome! the Church of the Good Shepherd is a thriving, downtown church with a rich history and vibrant ministry today. Having served Corpus Christi and South Texas for over 150 years, we continue to change lives by sharing Christ in our community and among our neighbors. The Church of the Good Shepherd is an energetic and enthusiastic congregation of believers, who welcomes you to join us in our worship, our study and fellowship, and mission outreach to the city, state, country and the world. We invite you to learn more about us by exploring this site, and of course by visiting us in person. Our prayer is that in joining us, you will grow in your faith in God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, while experiencing God’s Spirit through authentic fellowship. For more information, click on Explore Good Shepherd.
Confirmation for Sixth Graders – Sign Up Now!
Sixth grade is the year for Confirmation, and this is a very special time. We at Good Shepherd believe that our young people are on a journey, and that at this age they are in a position to accept for themselves what was accepted for them at Baptism. The confirmation class is designed to provide spiritual direction and teach the traditions of the Church in the context of a fun and nurturing Christian community.
Confirmation Class Begins:
Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Water St. Classroom #105
Parent Information Meeting:
Sunday, September 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Parlor
If you are interested in confirmation, please contact Sandy McCampbell at 361-779-7742 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Wednesday Evening Class!
Christian Social Witness
Led by the Rev. Philip May
Begins Wednesday, September 7
Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
in the Parlor
Continuing in our theme of Risk-Taking Mission and Service, we will be studying a wonderful book in the Episcopal Church’s Teaching Series, called Christian Social Witness. Since the earliest days of the Church, Christians have felt duty-bound to speak boldly to the societies, calling for righteousness, compassion, and justice with mercy. But where does this duty come from, and where do we get the vision we proclaim? Author Fr. Harold Lewis will help us explore the biblical roots of our social witness, and he will introduce us to courageous people from our Anglican heritage who have dared to speak God’s word to the powers of their day. Join us for informative reading, lively discussion, and a great potluck supper Wednesday evenings. Thank God it’s Wednesday!
Sunday, September 11
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
Celebration on the Church Lawn following the 10:30 a.m. Service with Lunch Provided!
(No Breakfast Fellowship on this day. It begins September 18 at 8:45 a.m.)
Rally Day is the day we all come together to kick-off a new program year. Sunday School begins for all ages at 9:30 a.m. New Sunday School classes begin for all ages. We will have a special celebratory service at 10:30 a.m. Afterwards, we will enjoy fellowship and food on the front lawn. Come dressed comfortably and casual for this special day! There will be lunch provided and the Kono Ice truck will be here with snow cones for everyone. There will be activities for children. Tables will be provided. You may want to bring a blanket for your children to have a picnic lunch. Please join us!
Sunday School for Everyone!
Begins Sunday, September 11
Adults: All adults will begin a new study called “Divine Mercy” on this day. The general adult group will gather in Munds Hall and will be led by the Revs. Milton Black and Philip May in Munds Hall Auditorium. There will be a special class for Parents and Young Adults in Dobbins Hall Classroom led by Jane Pettit. When we study the Bible we discover that God’s most fundamental attribute is mercy. God demonstrates faithful love for the world and calls people to a joyful and abundant life. In this study, Stephen J. Binz helps us open the door to the heart of Scripture…the heart of Divine mercy. God’s mercy is the motivation for our risk taking mission and service into the world.
Youth: All Youth from 7th – 12th grade are invited to join Matthew Bloss in the Munds Hall Library (upstairs near the Church offices) for a study on “Divine Mercy” this fall. We we follow along with the themes discussed each week in the adult class. This inspiring study will help us see God’s mercy in our own lives, and strengthen us to be agents of God’s mercy in the world around us.
Confirmation: All sixth graders are invited to join our special Confirmation class in Water Street classroom # 105. Christian formation is a life long process, and this church is dedicated to giving our young people a firm foundation on which to build. We want to continue to equip our children for adulthood in the life of the church. The confirmation class is designed to provide spiritual direction and teach the traditions of the Church in the context of a fun and nurturing Christian community.
Children Ages 3 – 5th Grade: All children ages 3 – 5th grade will explore Bible Stories through Godly Play, activities, games, art and movies. This year our main focus will be on Godly Play for all ages. We have specially trained Godly Play teachers who will teach your children the bible through this wonderful hands-on approach of using models. You will not want your children to miss this special approach to teaching the bible! Children of all ages will join together in Water Street classroom #107 at 9:30 a.m.
The Nursery is available for infants through 2 year olds.
New Women’s Bible Study
The Acts of the Apostles: Experiencing God’s Spirit in our Lives
Led by Elizabeth Black
Begins Tuesday, September 13
Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
in the Parlor
Please join Elizabeth Black in this fast-paced, dynamic, and inspiring account of what can happen to ordinary folks empowered by the Holy Spirit. Come see how God took a disillusioned, lost band of believers and made courageous, joyous witnesses out of them in the name of Jesus. This is a story of what happens when God unleashes his Spirit into the world.
Come learn how the apostles stood with confidence before their enemies, prayed with hope in the darkest storms, walked out of the chains of their oppression with grace. God didn’t make their world easy or convenient – but He gave them his Presence, his power and authority to spread God’s Kingdom. This is the story of life – authentic and abundant – and it is for us.
Please join us Tuesday mornings, beginning September 13th, for a time of fellowship and study. Simply bring a bible and a pen. A study booklet will be provided on the first day for $5.00 each. This study will run for 10 weeks in the Fall and 11 weeks in the Spring. For more information, feel free to email Elizabeth Black at email@example.com.
Children’s Choir Begins
Monday, August 22
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Choir Room
Next Build Date: Saturday, August 20 at 1814 Paul Jones at 8:00 a.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd is part of The Episcopal Ministries of Corpus Christi along with the other Episcopal Churches in our city. Together we will build wheelchair ramps for individuals and families with financial need. We also seek to strengthen neighborhoods by building community connections.
• The Advance Team visits with neighbors near the ramp project, introducing the project and inviting neighborhood engagement.
• The Building Team constructs the ramps.
This is our year to focus on Risk-Taking Mission and Service. What better way to serve others than to work elbow-to-elbow helping those in need! By building wheelchair ramps and spending time with the neighbors, you are making a difference and sharing the love of Christ!
Ramp builds take place the third Saturday of each month.
Living Our Legacy Capital Campaign
- 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