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The Weekly | Sunday, April 8th

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Pastor's Update

The women who went to the tomb to properly treat Jesus’ body for burial, went with heavy hearts, dashed hopes, and the dread that comes from the death of a loved one. They arrived at the tomb only to find it opened and the body gone. The heaven-sent messengers startled them with this announcement: “He is not here; he has risen!”

Once again, nearly 2,000 years later, we will gather on Resurrection Sunday to proclaim, “He is risen!” Jesus, God the Son, set aside the glories of heaven and wrapped himself in humility by taking on human flesh and living among us. On his cross Jesus became the sacrifice that delivered us from the grasp of a sinful nature, from the consequences of separation from God, and from spiritual darkness. Then, being raised by the power of God Jesus leads us into the new life sustained by God’s Holy Spirit, into uninterruptible life, and into an everlasting role in the Kingdom of God.

So let’s joyfully declare: “He has risen...and he is here!”
Pastor Jim


Spring Parenting Series

Parents! Don't miss our Spring Parenting Series beginning Wednesday, April 18th, led by staff from the Center for Individual and Family Therapy.

Mommy & Me

Not meeting Wednesday, April 11th. Contact Paula at 714/828.9109 with questions.


Prayer Partners

If you received a prayer letter let us know if there is something specific we can pray for you and your family. Write your request on the back of your letter and put it in the Prayer Box in the Narthex OR email your request to . If you would like to become a Pray-er, contact Pastor Paul at or JoAnn Wall at .

Foundations: Old Testament Introduction

Foundations is a weekly Sunday morning class designed to build and strengthen Christian faith. Over a two-year period a series of core topics are presented and discussed. Two Sunday morning opportunities at 8:45 & 10:30am will start April 15th. Sign up on the patio Sunday.

Precept Bible Study

Ecclesiastes records King Solomon’s investigation into the meaning of life, his search to understand what man’s life is about and how people can know God. Join us for a seven week study starting Wednesday, April 18th. Contact Talbot at 562/493.4813 with questions or to purchase the workbook ($10).


Monthly Men's Breakfast

Saturday, April 21st at 8:30am. We'll be discussing chapter 8 of Wild at Heart.

Presbyterian Men's Annual Spring Breakfast

Saturday, May 12th at 7:30am. Cost: $10 donation. Guest speaker Rev. David Dolan will speak on “Life Lessons from Job, Jobs & Henri Nouwen.” Contact Don at or 714/521.6891 with questions.


Sarah Circle

Meet on Thursday, April 12th at 7pm in the Library.

GSPC Literary Women

Meet Saturday, April 14th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Members are encouraged to bring a “good read” to share briefly. Newcomers welcome! Contact Marge Fleming with questions.

Women's Retreat Meeting

Save the date! Monday, April 30th at 7pm in Room #1. Plan to join us!

Women's Spring Luncheon

Our annual Women’s Spring Luncheon will be Saturday, May 5th. The theme this year will be “What is your Focus?” Ticket sales begin this Sunday, March 25th!

Senior Adults

Day Trip to Ramona Pageant

On Thursday, May 5th. bus leaves at 11am, return by 9pm. Cost: $85 which includes a Bar-B-Q meal! Sign up at the Senior Adult table today.

Senior Adult Luncheon

On Wednesday, April 18th at 12pm in Zirbel Hall Mark Carey will share his experiences and mission to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Cost: $5. Sign up at the Senior Adult table.

Day Trip to the Huntington Library & Gardens

Senior adults join us on Thursday, April 12th. Price is $35. Lunch on your own. Sign up at the Senior Adult table Sunday!

Opportunities to Serve

Monthly Quilters

Meet on Wednesday, April 11th at 10am in the Round Room #4.

Help for Lydia House

Give homeless moms cheer on Mother’s Day! Please bring new toiletries, hair brushes, tooth paste & brushes, etc. and place in the first white bin on the patio in April. We will put the items in backpacks on Friday, May 4th at 11am in the Library. Want to help? Contact Sue at 562/708.7804.

Precious Life Shelter

Please join us at our annual “Affair of the Heart” Dinner, Auction & Casino Night on Saturday, April 21st at 7pm at the Eagles Nest Clubhouse, Cypress. Tickets $65 each. Call Martha at 562/431.5025 by April 13th to RSVP.

Special Needs Dance

Join us on Friday, April 13th from 7-9:30pm in Zirbel Hall. D.J. Wayne Harrington plays great music! Refreshments to share! Contact Pam at 562/430.8343 with questions.

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.

Invite a friend!

It's been said that 8 out of 10 people will accept a personal Easter invitation! They just need to be invited! Click here to do so:

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Study Guide

Download Pastor Jim's Sermon Based Study Guide for this week's passage, Luke 24.

Last Week

Missed gathering last Sunday? Click here for Jim's message in the Sanctuary:

Laud and Lament

And here for Curtis' message in The Bridge:

Why Jesus Wept

Campus Map

Trying to find a room at the church? Let our campus map show you the way.

This Week

What's going on this week? Click onto our calendar to find out!

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