As we approach the fifth Sunday in Lent the observances of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday are just around the corner. I hope you will be able to participate in worship on these significant days that point us once again to God’s great redeeming action through Jesus.
I am enthused about the steps we are taking to reach people who are not yet part of Good Shepherd. On Saturday, April 14th at 5pm in Zirbel Hall, we gather for a new worship opportunity. I have heard from a significant number of people with schedule issues on Sundays that this will enable them to be in worship for the first time in a long while!
In addition, we are launching significant new classes on the Foundations of Christian faith and new “transitional" classes for students.
Please join me in prayer as we continue building on the past 50 years of ministry and head into the future God has planned for us.
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 Sunday on the patio or in the church office during the week.
Good Shepherd’s Worship Arts Team meets on Sunday, March 25th at 5pm in the Round Room #4. 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!
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! Don't miss our Spring Parenting Series 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. Discussion on “Easter Blessings”. Contact Paula at 714/828.9109 with questions.
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.
Centering Prayer Group
Meets the last Saturday of the month from 9:15-10:30am. Contact Patti at 714/761-7180 with questions.
Sunday Evening Bible Study
On Sunday, April 1st at 6:05pm, the Sunday Evening Bible Study will be offering Mel Gilbson's The Passion of Christ (rated R).
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).
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!
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.
Looking for a Mother’s Day Gift?
Women’s Retreat Committee will sell beautiful potted flowers and herbs beginning Sunday, April 15th.
Women's Retreat Meeting
Save the date! Monday, April 30th at 7pm in Room #1. Plan to join us!
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 this Sunday, March 25th!
Senior Adult 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!
Premier Club Luncheon
Dr. Stuart Finkelstein will speak on senior addiction to prescription medications and recovery on Thursday, March 29th at 12:30pm in Zirbel Hall. Please call 562/799.3200 to reserve a lunch.
Opportunities to Serve
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.
Coffee support person needed for either the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month. Training and coffee support document will be provided. Please contact Neil at 562/882.8247 with questions.
Do you have a cabin that can be used for 2 nights for a leaders retreat? InterVarsity, a Local Missions partner ministry, is seeking to use a cabin April 27-29. Please contact Rob 562/421.2799.
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.
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.