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The Weekly | Sunday, March 18th

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Pastor's Update

After months of thinking, praying and dreaming together about how we can welcome those not yet here, Good Shepherd will embark on a new chapter of mission and ministry in only 5 short weeks.

Saturday, April 14th at 5pm in Zirbel Hall, we will launch a brand new worship opportunity for our congregation and community (in essence, replacing the Bridge). The following day, April 15th, we will continue to offer opportunities to worship at 8:45 and 10:30am in the Sanctuary.

This change, however, cannot be accomplished by the pastors, staff or session alone. This new opportunity for worship needs all of us. Each and every one.

How will you serve?

Would you commit to spending 5 minutes in prayer, each day, allowing God to reveal His desire for your involvement?

I trust that as we commit this new opportunity to prayer, God will continue to guide our thinking, praying and dreaming - as I believe He has been doing all along!

I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Coming Up

Join the Family!

Become a member on Saturday, March 24th from 9am to Noon in the Fireside Room. This is a great opportunity to meet with the Pastors and Elders to answer any questions you may have. Contact Herb at 562/494.4236 with questions.

South Gate Closure

The South Gate entrance is closed from the parking lot to pedestrian traffic due to construction. Please use the North Gate entrance (or, if it's open, sneak through the gym!).

Messiah in the Passover

Plan to attend the Passover Dinner and Program presented by Chosen People Ministries on Maundy Thursday, April 5th at 6pm. Program is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets available March 18th, 25th and April 1st on the patio.

Dramatically Blessed

Good Shepherd’s Worship Art Team meet on Sunday, March 25th at 5pm in the Round Room #4. This planning meeting is regarding the drama portion of the Choir Spring Concert. Contact Julie Bradley or Roberta Ramont with questions. New members are welcome!


Movie Madness at FLIPT

Don't let your little one miss out on movie night at FLIPT on Wednesday, March 28th!

VBS 2012

Mark your calendars! Vacation Bible School 2012 will be July 30th-August 3rd!

Summer Camp 2012

Don't let your 3rd-5th grader miss camp the week of July 8th-13th at Forest Home!


Serve in Love this Spring Break

High school students: Join the mission of God in extending the love of Jesus Christ to the people of Ensenada, Mexico this Spring Break, April 9th-14th. Contact Werner at with any questions.

Summer Camp 2012

Save the date! Summer Camp at Forest Home will be August 5th-10th for 6th-8th grade students and July 8th-13th for 9th-12th graders!


Spring Parenting Series

Parents! Plan ahead for a six week class beginning Wednesday, April 18th, led by staff from the Center for Individual and Family Therapy.

Mommy & Me

Meet on Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Join us for a discussion on getting organized and good referrals for doctors, stores, etc.). Contact Paula at 714/828.9109 with questions.


Grief and Loss Support Group

Meet today at 10:30am in the Round Room #4 with facilitator Connie Wilson.

Cancer Support Group

Meet today at 9:45am in Room #5.

50 Year Anniversary DVD’s

Want a great way to remember GSPC’s 50 year anniversary dinner? Come to the patio between services and purchase your DVD copy of the night to remember. Two DVDs are available for purchase. One captures the past 50 years with rarely seen vintage video footage, photos and amazing music. Another DVD captures the 50 Year Anniversary dinner video and photos. DVDs are $5 sold separately OR both for $8.


Save the Date!

This year we will again host the Los Ranchos Presbytery Men's Breakfast on Saturday, May 12th at 8am. Reverend David Dolan will speak on “Our Ministry as Wounded Healers: Life Lessons from Job, Jobs and Henri Nouwen.” Save the date!


Women's Retreat Meeting

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

Ruth Circle

Meets on Wednesday, March 21st at 9:30am in the Round Room #4. Contact Margie at 562/596.4929 with questions.

Mary-Martha Circle

Meets on Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm at the home of Betty Crain, 1135 Catalina, Seal Beach. Please study pages 99-100. Contact Judy DiPiazza at 562/430.9918 with questions.

Save the Date

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

Senior Adults

Senior Adult Luncheon

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, March 21st at Noon in Zirbel Hall. Judy Dickinson from Acacia Adult Day Services will speak on “How Does Stress Affect Me and What Options Do I Have as a Caregiver? Cost: $5. Sign up at the Senior Adult Table today.

Opportunities to Serve


Meet on Monday, March 19th at 7pm in the Round Room #4.

Servants Needed

Contact Roberta 714/878.2212 or sign up at the table on the patio, if you are available to serve at the Passover Dinner on Maundy Thursday, April 5th.

Spring Cleaning

Join us on Saturday, March 24th from 9am to Noon for our annual Spring Cleaning day! Pizza and soda will be served. Contact Doug at with questions.

Blood Drive on March 18th

Save the date! All participants will be entered into a regional drawing for two annual Disneyland passes, LA Galaxy passes and LA King discount tickets!

We Care's 6th Annual Dinner and Jazz Fundraiser

We Care, our local food pantry and family resource center, invites you to attend their 6th annual casual evening of food, fun & jazz on Saturday, March 24th at 6pm, at Aegean Designing Whims. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased on the patio or by calling We Care at 562/598.9790.

Your Change Will Make a Change!

Bring your change to church next Sunday, March 25th!

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 Pastor Jim's Sermon Based Study Guide for this week's passage, Hebrews 13.9-16.

Last Week

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

Worship Begins After the Benedition

And here for Curtis' message in The Bridge:

So Heavenly Minded

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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