Sunday, October 20, 2019 at a combined 10:30am service, John Glenn Polhemus will be ordained a deacon at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd. Bishop Mark Zimmerman will of officiate and there will be a fellowship luncheon following the service. Please note there is no 8:00am service this morning.
“Survey of the Feasts of the Lord” is a six week course covering the Holy Days that God gave to the Children of Israel, “Which are a shadow of things to come,” (Colossians 2:16-17) and are continually referenced in our Christian Bible. With primary emphasis placed on references in the biblical texts, we will cover how the holidays would have been understood and celebrated in the time of Christ, how their symbolism is expressed in the writings of Paul and the Revelation to John, and to a lesser extent how the holidays are celebrated by different peoples today. We may even learn a few Hebrew words along the way!
This class will be led by Josh and Tasha Ravak, who have spent time as Christ-centered Messianic Jews and who have together ministered in Jerusalem. Josh is a 2Lt. in the USAF and is stationed at Goodfellow AFB.
Please join us at 9:15 in the conference room!
Good Shepherd regularly provides food to be distributed to mission feeding stations on both sides of the Rio Grande. Once a month we provide 4,000 lbs. of food to St. Clement’s Church in El Paso for their 30 feeding sites in El Paso and Juarez.
Every other month we provide 1,500 to 2000 lbs. to Sister Ursula Herrera in Eagle Pass. She provides food to three orphanages in Piedras Negras as well as several soup kitchens in Eagle Pass.
Both of these ministries are very involved with providing support to the large influx of migrants that are recently stranded on both sides of our southern border.
The Annual Parish Retreat was held at the Greathouse Retreat Center near Junction, Texas the weekend of July 26-28. We gathered Friday evening and enjoyed fellowship, study and the great outdoors until noon on Sunday. Our speaker was Larry Hamblen, pastor of Jesus First Church in Eagar, Arizona. Larry holds a degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministries from California Christian College. He has served as a full-time pastor for over fifty years. In his leisure time, he writes Christian praise music and researches his family’s history. He and his wife, Leigh, have six children.
Pictured are Fr. Hal Scott and Pastor Larry Hamblen
Our Bible in 90 Days course begins Sunday, June 2nd at 9:15am. If you haven’t already signed up, we have a few extra book sets available. We’ll meet in the conference room during the Sunday School hour.