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The Weekly | July 23rd

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Continuing This Weekend

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Your Change Will Make a Change!

Bring your change to church next Sunday, July 29th to "make a change" for our worldwide missionaries!

Successful We Care Food Drive

Grateful thanks to Good Shepherd members who contributed food items for the We Care Food Drive in June! Their pantry received 2,030 pounds of canned food - so the shelves are looking good again! Thanks for your generosity in helping those in need!

Fall Variety Show

Do you sing a song, play an instrument, act in a skit or tell great jokes? If so, plan on sharing your creativity as a soloist or a group Sunday, September 16th at 2pm in the Sanctuary. There is no charge, though free will offerings will be accepted for our Deacon's Benevolence Fund. Contact Janet McWhorter at 562/795.6946 or with questions. We will have accompanists, if needed.


Register for Vacation Bible School

Register for this year's VBS on our website today! Oh, and it's free!


Date Night

Parents! Join us Saturday, July 28th for a short topic on strengthening your marriage from 6-6:30pm in the Fireside Room... and then enjoy a date on your own with your spouse up until 8:30pm. Your kids will enjoy dinner and a movie! Feel free to put the little ones in their pajamas. Childcare is $15 per couple regardless of number of children. Register on our website today!

Beach Day at Bolsa Chica

Come on down August 26th at noon, bring your boogie boards and kites and enjoy the beach. End the day with a potluck dinner around a bonfire with smores. Meeting spot and more details will be provided soon.

Save the Date for the Fall Camp-Out

Tent campers and RVers, get ready for another great weekend in the outdoors at the East Shore RV Park in San Dimas the weekend of October 12th-14th. Stay tuned for sign-up information and details.


Save the Date!

Don't miss this year's Women's Retreat, "Strength for the Journey," November 9th-11th in Oxnard! Ticket sales have begun!


Premier Luncheon

Don't miss Dr. Lawrence Chong on July 26th at 12:30pm, which will discuss what's new in the treatment of macular degeneration.

Opportunities to Serve

Stephen Minister Training

A new class will begin in September to train you to serve as a Stephen Minister. Contact Paul at or Marie at for details. Stephen Ministry information is available in the pew racks in the Sanctuary or on the Deacon's Table before or after worship gatherings.

Share Your Home

Host a student from Northstar Language Center. It's a great way to connect you family with the world, open yourself to new friends, as well as help students learn English and experience American culture. There is a $400 hosting stipend. Now accepting applications for August 1st-15th. Contact Doug at with questions or if you're interested.

Save Your Recycling

We continue to collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles for the Quinonez family. No glass please. Drop off by the storage bins on Sunday mornings.

Serve VBS 2012

All Church VBS Meeting

All those interested in serving, whether or not you've already signed up, are encouraged to attend a meeting Sunday, July 29th at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room.

Decorate for VBS

Come help decorate for VBS on Saturday, July 28th at 9:30am in the Sanctuary. All welcome (we could definitely use some strong folks!). Those teaching at VBS can decorate their rooms at this time.

VBS Snack Donations Needed

40 bags flavor blasted cheese Gold Fish, 4 boxes of 50 count Ziploc bags, 15 bags mini googley eyes, 25 boxes green grapes, 40 4-pack Yoplait strawberry yogurt, 3 bags white mini marshmallows, 4 bags mini chocolate chips, 200 clear 12 ounce plastic cups, 10 packs of Oreo cookies, 60 packs of gummy worms, 800 spoons, 175 mini flowers, 22 packs of Hebrew National 8 count beef hot dogs, 22 tubes Pillsbury Crescent rolls, 350 mini cups, 6 bottles of ketchup, 5 bottles of mustard, 60 packages of Swedish fish, 40 boxes of 6 ounces berry blue and lime jello, 15 boxes of graham crackers, 96 packages of 8 ounce Juicy Juice drink boxes, 10 boxes of Rice Crispy Treats, 800 plates. Please write the name Tinamarie Saunders on donations. Thank you!

We are also collecting these items for VBS crafts: bricks (clean, used are great!), small twigs, new popsicle/craft sticks, medium smooth pebbles, tacky glue, cloth ribbon (any color) and cardboard egg cartons. Please drop off any of these items in the church office with Sue Gilmore's name on them!

Study Guide

Download this week's Sermon Based Study Guide for this week's passage, Matthew 5.31-37.

Last Week

Miss the first message in our new series last weekend? Click here to listen to or watch the message on Matthew 5.31-37:

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Invite A Friend!

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Westminster Catechism

Question 15: What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?

Answer: The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created was their eating the forbidden fruit.

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This Week

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