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The Weekly | June 23rd & 24th

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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!

Food Drive at Good Shepherd!

On the weekends of June 23rd & 24th and June 30th & July 1st, we are collecting these food items in the parking lot (look for open car trunks!). We are collecting: canned fruit, canned chicken, canned roast beef, beef stew, chili, baked beans, refried beans, tuna, instant mashed potatoes, peanut butter and canned pasta sauce. No expired items, please!


Register for Vacation Bible School

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

Summer Camp at Forest Home

Don't let your 3rd-5th grader miss summer camp at Forest Home July 8th-13th. Cost: $300. Scholarships available! Learn more here! Contact with questions.


The Chronological Bible

The class is on break for the summer. Will resume in September!

Prayer Partners

If you received a prayer letter, please let us know if there is something specific we can pray for you and your family. E-mail your request to or write your request on the back of your letter and put it in the Prayer Box in the Sanctuary Narthex.


Christian Literary Women

Good Shepherd 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.

Mary-Martha Circle

Enjoy a potluck Wednesday, June 27th at the home of Pat Sargeant, 10322 Lassen St., Los Alamitos. Contact Judy at 562/430.9918.

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!

Senior Adults

Premier Club Luncheon

Elise Parsons, RN, CWOCN, will speak on wound healing, solutions, hyperbaric therapy, and program update on Thursday, June 28th at 12:30pm in Zirbel Hall. Call 1.800.548.5559 to reserve a lunch.

“Mystery Theater Dinner”

For a murderously magnificent time, join us for an evening of mystery, dinner, comedy and murder on Friday, June 29th at 6pm. Cost is only $55 for dinner, show, tax, valet parking and tip. Location: The Reef Restaurant on the water in Long Beach. Contact the church office for reservations or sign up at the Senior Adult table. Please pay when you sign up.

Opportunities to Serve

VBS Science Needs

We're in need of some items to be donated, loaned or purchased: Needed for donation: 170 ping pong balls, 50 round balloons, 170 clear 8oz. plastic cups, 6 small beach balls, 200 sandwich size ziplock bags (not zipper kind, please), 2 gallons vinegar, 13.5 lbs. baking soda (available at Costco), 50 rubber bands, 10 hula hoops, 5 bags mini marshmallows, 5 lbs. (or more) clay and 5 packages of water balloons.

Need to be loaned: 6-8 fans that tilt upward (floor fans often do), 6-8 hair dryers.

Need purchased: Tube-A-Loons (available at groupoutlet.com, item 9780764490866, for $6.49.

All Aboard for SHIP!

Self Help Interfaith Program, an outreach to those struggling with homelessness in Orange County, is returning to Good Shepherd June 30th through July 13th. Sign up on the patio to be a dinner host or a night host. Anyone interested in learning more about serving can attend one of two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm or Thursday, June 14th at 7pm in the Fireside Room. Contact Pete at 714/895.3371 with questions.

Serve Precious Life

Precious Life Shelter Thrift and Gift Shop is in need of afternoon volunteers between 1-4pm or 1-3pm on Saturdays. Contact Amanda at 562/431.3190.

Your Change Will Make a Change!

Bring your change to church next weekend to make a change for our missionaries!


Meet Monday, June 18th at 7pm in Room 4.

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.

Vacation Bible School 2012

We are collecting these items for VBS crafts: 1/2 gallon clean milk cartons, small twigs, new popsicle/craft sticks, medium smooth pebbles, tacky glue, cloth ribbon (any color), cardboard egg cartons, flat buttons and small shells. If you would like to donate these items, please drop them off in the church office with Sue Gilmore's name on them! Thank you!

Blood Drive

“Nation Save a Life Day” is Sunday, July 8th. We are having a blood drive on that Sunday from 8am to 2pm. Remember - one unit of blood can save 3 people, and it only takes 45 minutes of your time. When can you be so effective!?

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.

Study Guide

Download this week's Sermon Based Study Guide for this week's passage, Matthew 5.13-16.

Last Week

Miss the first message in our new series last weekend? Click here to listen to or watch the message on Matthew 5.1-12:

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Invite A Friend!

Invite a Friend (or enemy!)

Westminster Catechism

Question 11: What are God's works of providence?

Answer: God's works of providence are His most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures and their actions.

Campus Map

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This Week

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