Imagining a Beloved Community
This week I'm excited to share many things with you. Take a listen to see what we have going on. Please note that I recorded this message prior to the tragic death of Dr. Lindley Dodson. I invite you to join the zoom call tonight if you are grieving or just need support.

´╗┐We look forward to worshipping with you Sunday at 10:30 am on our website or Facebook page.
COFFEE HOUR CONVERSATION
Sunday, January 31
Learn more about the breadth of the parish's ministries on our two campuses, meet our new vestry class and wardens, and hear from our two schools. If you're planning to be there, we invite you to register in advance in order to vote during the meeting. You can register by clicking here. At the beginning of the meeting, we will conduct a vote allowing for a virtual meeting. Once you register, we'll send you more information and instructions. We hope you'll join us immediately following the Sunday, January 31 service.
HILL ONLINE SERVICE
February 7, 5 pm
Please join us for the return of services from the Hill with music by Sam Hensley.
WE NEED YOU!
MARDI GRAS VARIETY SHOW
Deadline for submissions: February 9
Bring It On Good Shepherd! Are you ready to have a little fun? We're looking for you to share your talents (singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes, silly pet tricks, etc.). Send in a 3-min or less video of you (can also include your family) to Sam Hensley. Sam will edit the videos together into a Variety Show for us to all enjoy during our February 16 Mardi Gras Celebration.
MARDI GRAS VARIETY SHOW AND DINNER
February 16
Enjoy the antics of our own Ed Clements, Austin radio personality, as the Master of Ceremonies. Chef Robert will prepare delicious jambalaya and the best king cake this side of New Orleans. Place your orders here by February 12, a portion of the proceeds will go to Rise Against Hunger. Laissez les bons temps rouler! For more information, see our website.
GOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCE - UPDATE
Sunday, January 10 - February 14
#GSATXImagineNoHunger
Wow, Good Shepherd! We're halfway to our deadline and so far we have exercised 1,508.91 miles to IMAGINE a world without hunger in our partnership with Rise Against Hunger. Help us reach our goal of 2,802 miles. Is there someone you can challenge to "Go the Social Distance?" Join the challenge by signing up HERE. If you have questions please contact Aimee Bostwick.
TRAIL OF STARS
January 17 - February 14
As the wise men have shown us, following stars can be transformational! As we continue our journey through the season of Epiphany we invite you to look for the stars shared by your Good Shepherd community in their yards. A Spotify playlist and map are available for you to navigate through your journey. Link for map. Link for Spotify.
VIRTUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT: WE MAKE A WAY: FINDING FULLNESS IN THE DESERT
February 19-20
All women of the parish are invited to join us for a virtual women's retreat. Rev. Mary Earle will share with us her wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fran McKendree will once again help us create that holy space we have shared together for the past several years. Please set aside this time for connection and reflection. Click here to register.
MORE WAYS TO CONNECT
For information on all of the ways you can worship with us, take part in formation and serve others, please click here.