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Caring Ministries
Stephen Ministry 

Good Shepherd’s Stephen Ministry will help people who are hurting as a result of life’s occurrences by: Listening to them.  Praying with and for them.  Maintaining strict confidentiality. Walking with them through their troubled time(s) - such as: grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, re-location, or some other life crisis. Men are matched with men; women with women. When a care receiver’s needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, the Stephen Ministry team makes a referral to an appropriate health professional or other community resource. Following the precepts, training and supervision of the Stephen Ministry organization, we will follow Jesus' command to share one another's burdens and through this ministry help fulfill the Great Commission to create disciples. 

For more information contact: Veveine McKenzie: 713-252-0386  or CLICK HERE to send us an email.

Take Them A Meal 

This ministry provides direct care for those in need, providing meals for families celebrating the birth of a child or experiencing serious illness or loss.  Click on word "HERE" below to go to the Take Them A Meal website to sign up to provide a meal.   

Click HERE. When searching for a specific family, if there is a meal schedule, it will be listed under the family's last name; the password is GSEC.

Prayer Teams 

During Communion at each worship service, trained prayer teams are available in the Prayer Room, located in the back of the church, just off the foyer.  Experienced prayer ministers pray with parishioners and visitors confidentially.  Parishioners and visitors may also make the Prayer Team aware of their prayer requests via the prayer cards in each pew rack, which can be placed in the offering plate.

Prayer Shawl Ministry 

The parishioners in this ministry gather on Tuesday mornings, from 10-12, to knit and crochet prayer shawls.  These lovingly created shawls augment the Good Shepherd prayer ministry by extending a warm and physical touch—assuring the recipients of our prayers and God’s infinite love and care.  Typically, the shawls are presented by a friend or loved one to someone experiencing an illness.  Experienced shawl makers are happy to assist anyone who is less experienced and would like to participate.  All are welcome!

Daughters of the King 

The mission of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is to extend Christ's Kingdom through prayer, service, and evangelism.  Good Shepherd’s DOK chapter meets monthly for prayer, study and outreach.  Speakers and programs focus on forms of prayer and how to invite the Holy Spirit in as you pray.  Various forms of prayer and prayer methods have been explored, such as reflective prayer, invitatory prayer, contemplative prayer, Taizé, prayer beads, walking the labyrinth, silent retreats, and use of the prayer book.  The DOK has a dynamic prayer network.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors  

Each Sunday, Good Shepherd licensed lay members deliver Communion to our members who are home bound or hospitalized.  Recipients are blessed by the gift of communion, and the participants in this ministry are blessed by the act of sharing God’s presence in the elements.

Prayer Card Ministry 

This ministry remembers parishioners in special need and provides get well, sympathy, and other cards of encouragement to be signed by Good Shepherd congregants on Sundays. 

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    Friendswood, TX 77546

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