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Difference -24,675

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Church Officer Nominations

Good Shepherd is currently seeking nominations for elders and deacons to serve in a variety of positions. You can learn more about the open positions in the "Working Together" brochure in the pews or by clicking onto gdshp.ch/nomcom. You'll find a short form to complete if you'd like to be considered for one of those positions - or if you have someone in mind!


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.



Perspectives is a unique course that covers how each of us can be obedient to God’s calling whether in our home or at the ends of the earth. For 15 weeks you will learn from some of the most highly-regarded mission leaders and mentors in the world. Be forewarned: God will change you, the way you see and think about your life, your walk, and this planet will never be the same. This class will be held Sundays 6-9pm, August 19th to December 9th, 2012 at Grace Community Church in Seal Beach. E-mail Renee at with questions or for more information.


Sarah Circle

Meets on Thursday, July 12th at 7pm in the Library.

Christian Literary Women

Literary Women will meet Saturday, July 14th at 9:30am in Room #4 for a summertime brunch. We will also plan our fall schedule. Visitors welcome! RSVP to Marge or Barbara.

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!

Opportunities to Serve

Food Finders Fund Raiser

Wine for a Cause will take place on Friday, July 20th from 6-9pm. Tickets are $45 per person. For tickets and/or more information, contact Patti at 562/598.3003.

Serve Precious Life

Precious Life Shelter Thrift and Gift Shop is in need of afternoon volunteers between 1-4pm or 1-3pm on Saturdays. All proceeds from shop sales provides for residential supportive services for homeless pregnant adult women and their children. Contact Amanda at 562/431.3190.

Serve Our Kids

We are seeking children's teachers for Saturday evening at 5pm and Sunday morning at 8:45 for the months of July and August. Contact Karen at or 562/493.2553 x104.

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!

Vacation Donations

We are 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 5.21-30.

Last Week

Miss the first message in our new series last weekend? Click here to listen to or watch the message on Matthew 5.17-20:

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Invite A Friend!

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Westminster Catechism

Question 13: Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?

Answer: Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.

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This Week

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