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The Agnus Dei - Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
The Agnus Dei
Newsletter of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
720 S. Abe St., San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 212-5087 (cell) or (325) 659-3800 (office)
From the Rector
Inside this issue:
Blessing of the
animals, Project Dignidad,
Veteran’s Day,
Sponsor Airmen at GAFB
2
November 2015
“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to
meet together, . . . encouraging one another,
and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” [Heb. 10:24-25]
Dear Saints of God,
Diocese of
Northwest Texas Convention
3
Calendar, sidewalks completed
4
Worship Servers
5
Financials,
Birthdays, Anniversaries,
Courtyard Plan
6
CLERGY & STAFF:
The Rt. Rev. Scott
Mayer, Bishop
The Rev. Celia Ellery,
Rector
Mrs. Candi Wolfe,
Parish Secretary
Dr. Charlene Bustos,
Organist &
Choirmaster
Mrs. Marisa
Dannheim, Pianist
One of the great gifts of this congregation, as I mentioned at the retreat
with Rev. Cook, is that you all are
great encouragers. When one member of the congregation achieves
something, all the members rejoice.
Also, through discernment and love,
you can see other people’s gifts and
“provoke” each other to good deeds
in Christ, as the author of the letter
to the Hebrews reminds us.
We have been working diligently on
vision and mission for Good Shepherd, and the committee formed at
the congregational retreat to work
with me will present the Good Shepherd vision statement at our Nov. 8
Stewardship Dinner. I hope all of
you can make it for that. It will be an
evening of fun and fellowship, as well
as a call to mission. The theme this
year is “Growing and Going in Christ”;
both our new Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and our Diocesan Bishop
Scott Mayer have encouraged us with
Jesus’ call to “go and make disciples
of all nations.” GO is the key word.
So our new vision statement revealed
on Nov. 8 will reflect that call. As we
grow in Christ, in the love and encouragement of our sisters and
brothers in Christ, we will continue to
look outward to new ways of taking
the Good News of Christ to others
outside our doors. It is an exciting
time to be an Episcopalian! As Charlie reminded us, Jesus’ vision is guiding us. We hear it in the Gospel every
Sunday, and we live it whenever we
answer the needs of others. Let us
continue in that good work!
In Christ,
Celia
Annual Stewardship Dinner
Please mark your calendars for our annual Stewardship Dinner on
Sun., Nov. 8, at 6 p.m.
There will be fun and fellowship for all ages,
as well as a nice catered meal . The theme this year is
“GROWING AND GOING IN CHRIST!”
Please RSVP to Candi by email [email protected]
or by phone (325) 212-5087.
The Agnus Dei
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Thanks to all who made our
Visioning Weekend Oct. 9-10
A Sacred Time Together!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE REV. CHARLIE
COOK FOR HIS GUIDANCE AND
ENCOURAGEMENT.
THANKS ALSO TO PAUL WOOTEN & CHRIS
ELLERY FOR A DELICIOUS MEAL ON FRI.
NIGHT, AND TO CANDI WOLFE FOR A
WONDERFUL BREAKFAST ON SAT.
BISHOP MAYER AND THE STANDING
COMM. OF NORTHWEST TEXAS SAY
THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!
BLESSING OF THE
ANIMALS
In honor of the Feast Day
of St. Francis, Oct. 4,
Good Shepherd held
a
Blessing of the Animals
service
outdoors on the
lawn. The weather cooperated, so it was a fine day
to celebrate God’s family.
Thanks be to God for the
gift of pets in our lives!
(Pictured from left to right:
Warren Taylor, John McLelland,
Don Griffis, and Rev. Celia, with
Don’s Enthusiastic Pup Brigade)
THANKSGIVING FOOD FOR DIGNIDAD
The holidays are fast approaching, and there are 40
turkeys at Project Dignidad
ready to give out. Now all
we need are the trimmings!
We will need the following:
______________________
Cornbread Stuffing Mix
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables &
Yams Instant Mashed
Potatoes Gravy Packets
Jiffy Cake & Biscuit Mixes
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Dried Pinto Beans & Rice
_______________________
Please call 658-7885 for
more information.
MUCHAS GRACIAS!
A collection basket is
located in the Narthex.
Project Dignidad is an ecumenical food pantry located
at Nazareth Presbyterian
Church at 313 W. Ave. N.
We always need volunteers
in this important ministry!
Please come by and visit us.
OPENING OUR HEARTS
& HOMES
The holidays are around the corner and
many of our active duty military are away
from home and without family. Good
Shepherd has contacted Goodfellow AFB in
hopes of sharing our personal Thanksgiving
and Christmas family meals with a few of
the airmen who will be staying in San
Angelo. If you are interested in sharing
your family holiday dinner with a military
member, please let Candi Wolfe know. We
hope to sponsor 4-5 people and some may
need a ride to and from your home. Candi’s
contact # is 325-212-5087, or 234-6263.
Veterans’ Day is November 11th
We would like to say “Thank You” to all those
who have served and are serving
our country. We keep you and
your families in our prayers as you
defend our freedom.
November 2015
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Diocese of Northwest Texas Convention in Lubbock Oct. 15-17
Diocesan photo courtesy of Deacon Nancy Igo. See more photos on Facebook.
This clergy photo was taken before the closing Eucharist at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Lubbock. Both
the third bishop of Northwest Texas (the Rt. Rev. Sam Hulsey, on right) and the fourth bishop (the Rt. Rev.
Wallis Ohl, on left) joined the fifth bishop (the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, center) on this special day. Diocesan
Convention is always like a family reunion, an especially joyful get-together in this wonderful diocese!

Rev. Celia will be on vacation Mon., Nov. 23rd through Sun., Nov. 29.
Fr. Bill Wright will officiate on November 29th.
● There will be no 5:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study on Monday, Nov. 23rd.
● There will be no choir practice or service on Wednesday, Nov. 25th.

The church offices will be closed for Thanksgiving holidays on November 25th-27th.
If you have an emergency, you can call Candi Wolfe on the church cellphone at 325-212-5087.
November 2015
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1 ALL SAINTS’ DAY
2 10-12
Quilting at
Emmanuel
Adult Bible
study 5:30
p.m.
3
4 5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist 7 p.m.
choir practice
5
6 Rector’s
Day off
7
9 10-12 Quilting at Emmanuel
Adult Bible
study 5:30
p.m.
10
11 5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist 7 p.m.
choir practice
12
13
14
15 Holy Eucharist-10:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30
a.m.
16 10-12
Quilting at
Emmanuel
Adult Bible
study 5:30
17
18 5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist 7 p.m.
choir practice
19
20 Rector’s Day
off
21
22 Holy Eucharist-10:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30
a.m.
23
24
25 Office
closed for
holiday.
26
27 Office
closed for
holiday.
28
Holy Eucharist--
10:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30
a.m.
8 Holy Eucharist--
10:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30
a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Stewardship Dinner
10-12 Quilting
at Emmanuel
6:30
Vestry
mtg.
NO BIBLE
STUDY
Rev. Celia on vacation thru Nov. 29th.
29
1 ADVENT
Holy Eucharist--
10:45 a.m. Fr. Bill
Wright officiating.
Sunday School 9:30
a.m. (No Adult SS)
30 10-12
Quilting at
Emmanuel
Adult Bible
study 5:30
The sidewalks, yard, and flowerbeds
look wonderful. We are thankful to
have them done.
Again, thanks to everyone who
helped get this started and finished!
Rector’s
Day off
Happy
Thanksgiving
A NEW DRIVEWAY AND PARKING LOT IS IN THE WORKS!
Now that we have most of the inside of the church remodeled for worship, fellowship, and administration, we
are able to start working on the bigger projects. Seidel Inc. has been contacted to completely tear out all of
the old driveway and parking lot behind the church, repave, seal and stripe. In addition, another designated
handicap parking space will be designated on Ave. D. This is a big expense for the church, but a necessary
one, as it has been deferred maintenance for some time, is a safety issue, and is also affecting the foundation
on the north side. We aren’t sure when this work will begin, but we hope to get on the schedule soon.
Susan &
Chuck Lewis
Chris & Celia
Ellery
Coffee Hosts
Marisa
Charlene
Bill & Donna
Scherz
Candi Wolfe
Candi Wolfe
Paul Wooten
Linda Doss
Fran Gregg
Hope Garza
Paul Wooten
Prissy Griffis
Linda Dosss
1st Advent
Christ the
King Sunday
Charlene
Chris & Celia
Ellery
Brad Dannheim &
Chuck Lewis
Paul Wooten
Brenda Peters
Brad Dannheim
Fr. Bill
Wright
Nov. 29
Nov. 22
Priscilla Nicholson
Candi Wolfe
25 PENTECOST
Nov. 15
Charlene
Susan &
Chuck Lewis
Dennis & Sara
Coyan
Marisa
Chuck Lewis
Candi Wolfe
Chris Ellery
Candi Wolfe
Chase Holland
Bill Scherz
Kay Holland
Dave Kerry
Susan Lewis
3rd Sunday of
Advent
2nd Sunday of
Advent
Kay Holland
Dec. 13
Dec. 6
Clergy: Presiding Bishop, Michael; Bishop, Scott; Rector, Celia
Government officials: President, Barack; Governor, Greg; Mayor, Dwain
Deployed military: Vidal Garza, Roland Allen, Jr., Michael Coyne
Prayer List: Jenna Ryan, Devin Ryan, Sylvia Baldwin, Jo Stinebaugh, Anita Dannheim, Harry Carlson, David Weaver, Eleanor
Pulver, Nancy Rew, Merrissa Follman, Kakie Carter, Nicole, Carolyn Webster, Preston, Alayna Turney, Gretchen Luongo &
family, Lucy & Rueben Montez, Erin Perkins, Emily Holland, Jill Ryan, Mary Helen Gonzales, Brenson Craddock
RIP: Bob Pulver
Charlene
Billy & Hayden
Craddock
Robert Garza,
Dave Kerry
Ushers
Marisa
Natalie
Craddock
Don Griffis
Epis. Reader &
Chalice Bearer
Organist/Pianist
Jill Ryan
Dave Kerry
Jill Ryan
24 PENTECOST
All Saint’s
Day
Don Griffis
Nov. 8
Nov. 1
Altar Guild
Charge
Vestry-in-
Notation
Sunday
+++
Financials
September
Income: $ 9,407.00
Expenses: $ 10,433.77
Birthdays:
Shae Acuavera
Nov. 3
Cassidy Doss
Nov. 21
Anniversaries:
Check out our website:
Randy & Elizabeth (Ellery) Woods
Nov. 9
ecgssanangelo.org
Danny & Sterling Kelly
Nov. 15
Have you seen the proposed courtyard plan in the Parish Hall?
The plan has been drawn up by Mike Ryan, with the proposed stages for the courtyard,
funded through memorials and thanksgiving donations. The area will be outside the
parish hall door. We have already received the funds to purchase a large Chinese
Pistache tree, 2 crepe myrtles, and some xeriscaping, donated in memory of Sallie
Helms, Don Griffis’ sister, and Bonnie Holmes, Jill Ryan’s mom. The plans are displayed
on the easel in the parish hall. Our hopes are to be able to have coffee, meetings, and
special occasions in the courtyard when weather permits. It will be a wonderful
addition to our beautiful building!
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
720 S. Abe
San Angelo, TX 76903
“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus . . . “ (Phil. 2:5)

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