There Are Many Opportunities for You to Get Involved at Good Shepherd! 
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Esta Hansen
 
Esta heads the Prayer Shawl Ministry and they meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 in the Parish Hall to do their creative work and to have fun. Sometimes Fr. Smith joins in for lively conversation. The ladies usually go to lunch when their work is completed. 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry donates baby blankets and baby caps to the Brazos Pregnancy Center throughout the year.

Click Here
 to contact Esta.
 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BOSA) – Bob Monson

There are three disciplines Brothers follow: Prayer, Study and Service.  Meets on Saturday in the Parish Hall after 8:00 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel. We welcome and encourage all men to participate as their personal schedules permit.

The Anglican Church’s oldest ministry is also one of its most effective. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has been bringing men and young men to Jesus Christ for 133 years since its founding on the cold, wintry day of Nov. 30, 1883 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in downtown Chicago.

In May 2016, the BOSA of Good Shepherd resumed formal meetings and we invite you to become part of the 133 year old ministry. A group of 6-8 men currently meet on Saturday mornings for breakfast, prayer, study and we are in the process of developing service projects.


Our significant annual outreach project for 2017 is 'Santa's Workshop' where Santa's elves and his helpers guide children under 10 through a shopping experience where all gifts are 25 cents and children to learn about giving to their family at an early age.

Our study programs included: review and discussion of sermons by Matt Chandler, a quick walk through of the Old Testament with a focus on how these books point toward Jesus, and a book study of ‘Tender Warrior’ by Stu Webber.


Flower Guild - Sara Smith

The Good Shepherd Flower Guild is a group of volunteers who set up Altar Flowers for the church for Sunday services (except in Advent and Lent). They also plan and set up for Christmas and Easter and provide flowers for funerals. ​Flowers are donated by members as this is not a line item in the budget. Members wanting to donate may turn in their donation and date choices to the church office. The recommended donation is $50.00. Please call Melody at the church office at 817-326-2035. ​Altar Flowers are to celebrate and worship Jesus! We have fun and enjoy being creative and include aspects like height and color to prepare arrangements that stand out and can be seen from the back of the church. Please consider participating in this wonderful ministry. 
Altar Guild - Susan Steele

The Altar Guild is responsible for the preparation of the Altar for all services held in the Chapel and the Church. We work in teams on a rotation basis. In 2016 we had 9 members. The Altar Guild is a behind-the-scenes ministry. It is very rewarding and provides the opportunity to learn many things about the church such as: seasons of the church year, the different colors used, the names of all of the vestments and vessels, etc. If you are interested in learning more about the Altar Guild, please contact Susan Steele or any member of the Guild. We are always interested in gaining new members. Training is available on an ongoing basis.
The ladies and gentlemen who serve on the Flower Brigade  are responsible for distributing the Altar Flowers to the sick and homebound every Sunday.  Thank you for your ministry!
Stephen Ministry - Stephen Leaders: Fr. Smith, Yvonne Finley, John Sweatt  
                                   Stephen Ministers: Marti Barber, Jean McElroy

Are you (or a friend or family member) going through a challenging time in life? This might be: loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, job crisis, chronic illness, or any other difficulties. If so, please contact one of the Stephen Leaders:  Fr. Stuart Smith, 817-326-2035 or  Yvonne Finley, 817-326-3098, or  John Sweatt, 817-559-2871.

"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

 
Our STEPHEN MINISTRY equips lay people, through 50 hours of training, to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. You do not have to be a member of Good Shepherd to be a care receiver.
Sandwich Ministry – Kathy Green

There are many hungry people in Hood County; come join us in this wonderful ministry! Meets on Monday at 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall to make and package sandwich meals and to have fun and lively conversation and we are usually finished before 6:00 pm! Our diocese just awarded us with a $2,500 grant to ensure that we continue feeding the hungry! 

A Note from Terry McNew, Director, Brazos River Food Bank   817-408-5533
Thank you so much, for your ministry to us. Amazingly, we receive new applicants weekly and many list their income as zero! There are many of our clients that really depend on and look forward to the sandwiches. I especially appreciate the scriptures you include. I make small business-card-sized verses with English on one side and Spanish on the other that I give out as the clients sign in. Many seem receptive and it is a privilege to share the bread of life!  It would please us to show you or any of your congregation through our food bank. We are grateful to have you partnering with us in this much needed ministry
Camp Crucis ...where the glories of Christ are seen and experienced!
Phone: 817-573-3343     Email:  info@campcrucis.org
Website: http://www.campcrucis.org

Camp Crucis is a center of excellence created to assist men, women and children in deepening their personal relationship with Christ in a peaceful setting for ministry, education and spiritual growth.

Camp Crucis seeks to be a peaceful place of Christian Community for nurturing, planning, reflection, discussion and serves as a diocesan resource center for ministry, education, and spiritual renewal. Camp Crucis serves the congregations and organizations of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as well as other non-Episcopal church denominations and organizations, private and public schools, non-profit groups and organizations as well as individuals, families and private groups.

"Fishers of Men!" 
Jesus called to Peter and Andrew who were casting their fishing nets, "come follow me and I will make you fishers of men".  Come out next summer and see what it means to be a fisher of men.
Daughters of the King (DOK) – Pat Brown

Our mission is one of Prayer, Service and Evangelism.
Officers: Pat Brown, President, Shirley Lambes, VP, Yvonne Finley, Secretary
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 followed by 6:30 Mass with Healing in the chapel.
 
Daughters of the King is dedicated to praying for this congregation with a focus on prayers for our priests. If you have prayer requests, you can fill out a prayer card and put it in the DOK box in the Narthex (foyer) of the church. We maintain a confidential prayer list and we will make your request part of our intercessory prayers. Or you can Click Here to send your request to us. In 2016, we published a Lenten and Advent Devotional Booklets. ​
Rector's Bible Study - Fr. Smith

Meets on Tuesday at 11:00 in the Parish Hall. This Bible study is an informal Read & Discuss format.
Currently we are reading thru Exodus. No prior biblical expertise is necessary, and no homework is required!  "As Parish Priest, I find this hour to be a highlight of my week, and I enjoy leading it, come join us!"
Anglican Church Women (ACW) – Cora Werley President

Secretary: Kathy Green, Treasurer:  Debbie Cox

Purpose: To unite the women of Good Shepherd Anglican Church in a life of worship, study, service, fellowship and evangelism which will deepen and strengthen their own spiritual lives and lead them into service for the body of Christ, the parish, the community, the diocese, the nation, and the world.

All women in the church are automatically members of this parish women's group. We meet most months on the 4th Sunday at 12:00 after church and Christian Formation.  If for some reason, you have missed church, you are still welcome to show up at 12:00!  And if you forgot it was meeting day, you can always stay and get a ride home from another member if need be . . .  PLEASE JOIN US !!

At the meetings (which last 1+ hours), everyone enjoys special snacks and camaraderie, but more importantly we focus on developing our spiritual life as the women of the church. We spend time in prayer, beginning every meeting with the Anglican Church Women's Prayer (see below as modified to express our hearts for mission and ministry). Thereafter, we have a devotional time of studying God's word, hearing how Jesus has spoken to us, sharing testimonies of the work of the Holy Spirit in individual lives, and/or breaking into smaller groups for intentional prayer or discussion. Finally, we have time to discuss the needs we feel called to meet - in our church, the community, the nation and the world.  In the past few years, we have enjoyed all kinds of activities together to provide funds for necessary outreach, to provide opportunities to invite people to join us at Good Shepherd, or just to be available to pray and love folks in our communities, including:

Tutoring kids at Rancho Brazos Community Center, operating the Cake Walk at the Good Shepherd Chili Cook-Off, assisting with all kinds of receptions at the church, including those honoring the families of the deceased following funerals, visits from the Bishop, baptisms and confirmations, Easter, etc; hosting a booth on the Granbury Square at the Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts (including months of preparation to create beautiful crosses and angels); remodeling and keeping the Parish Hall appealing for guests, Rummage Sales, etc.
 
Anglican Women's Prayer:  Almighty God, we pray that You would bless our work of mission and ministry in our church, our community and the world; and make us so thankful for the precious gift of your beloved Son that we may pray fervently, labor diligently, give liberally and act boldly to make known through our community and the world the redeeming love of our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen                                                                                     
Pro-Life Ministry - Jean McElroy
 
Brazos Pregnancy Center
1812 Acton Highway, Granbury, TX 76049  Phone 817-579-1233      Website: http://www.brazospregnancycenter.com               
 
The Brazos Pregnancy Center is a life affirming organization whose purpose is to educate, equip, and provide services to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of pregnant, parenting, and post-abortive individuals and families.
 
The Brazos Pregnancy Center (dba Brazos Pregnancy Clinic) is a non-profit organization run by a board of directors, with day-to-day operations run by a dedicated staff and a team of volunteers. The staff and volunteers demonstrate an unconditional love toward all women and families, regardless of race, age, religion, or lifestyle. All of our services offered are free and confidential. 
 
Services include: Pregnancy Tests, Parenting Classes, Sexual Risk Avoidance Program, Ultra Sounds, Medicaid Assistance, and Abortion Recovery Program.
Financial donations from individual church members and regular monthly financial donations from the church are sent to the Brazos Pregnancy Center. GSAC participates in the ‘Baby Bottle Boomerang’ fundraiser for the Center.




Fr. Smith and several members of the church participate in the annual 'Forty Days of Life' vigil. They quietly pray in front of Planned  Parenthood in Fort Worth one hour each week. Their personal, silent prayers are that God will change the hearts of abortion-minded young women and the doctors and nurses who perform the abortions, Deacon Gail Kleinschmidt coordinates that program through our Diocesan office in Fort Worth.
Parish Care Ministry

Parish Care members are Fr. Smith, (Deacon) Vicki Goodale, Melody Shipman, Judy Hankins and Yvonne Finley. We meet twice a month to plan needed “Care” for any parishioners. Our Parish Care Ministry is our active way of reaching out to members of our church who are sick, hospitalized or homebound. Special needs may include home or hospital visits, food, flowers, transportation, caregiver support, pastoral visits, often with Holy Communion, etc.

There are willing volunteers who often help, giving their time and talents for food, home visits, cards and phone calls. Of course, prayer is a very important part of our ministry. 
Men’s Bible Study – Ted Goller

Meets on Saturday at 8:00 am at the De Cordova Bend Estates (DCBE) clubhouse. ​Please join us for Bible study, fellowship and a wonderful breakfast! Click Here to send Ted an email so he can call you in to DCBE.
 <---- BOSA recent outing to the gun range!
People Helping People

A non-profit food and clothing agency for Granbury, Texas serving all of Hood County. Open Monday - Thursday from 12:00 - 3:30. People Helping People is a non-profit food and clothing agency in Granbury, TX serving the needy of Hood County. It is an all-volunteer work force, so your donation goes much farther.
 
World-Wide Ministries

La Gran Familia
 “Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them, for such is the kingdom of heaven.”    Matthew 19:24
 
It’s about God’s children … La Gran Familia is an orphanage ministering to abandoned and impoverished children who have been living in the hills and on the streets of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, located southwest of Chihuahua City.  These children lived in desperate and deplorable conditions.  Many had been “thrown away” … most had no hope.  Now they are healthy, thriving children who have a lovely home and a family who loves and supports one another.  It was started in 1998 and operated by Fr. Greg David-Spinks, until his untimely death on October 7, 2001.
 
We have a long term relationship with this mission that serves children who have been abandoned and children in the community whose families can no longer take care of them.
 










Love children?
There are programs that allow us to make a huge difference in their lives. Honor a loved-one during the Diocese ‘Mother’s Day In-Gathering, Sponsor a Child.
 













Contact Melody Shipman, Church Secretary 817-326-2035
 








Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi
Formed in 1995 from a division of the Diocese of Lake Malawi.  We are one of four Anglican Dioceses ministering to the people of Malawi, Africa.
 
​A member of The Church of the Province of Central Africa and world-wide Anglican Communion.
Companion Diocese with Birmingham, Dallas, Fort Worth. Relationship with SOMA.
In November, 2010 the Rt. Rev. Fanuel Emmanuel Magangani was consecrated the 3rd Bishop.
 












Sharing of Ministries Abroad
(SOMA)
Sharing of Ministries Abroad is an international mission agency called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Church through short-term, cross-cultural missions both locally and abroad, ministering to the clergy and lay leaders alike.