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Leadership Summit

You're invited to a Leadership Summit, open to anyone willing to engage the future of ministry at Good Shepherd. This takes place on campus Saturday, February 29th from 9am-3pm. Register at        

Ash Wednesday Gathering

As we begin the season of Lent, all are invited to join for a special worship gathering on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Service will begin promptly at 7pm.       

Movie - "I Still Believe"

Come and join your Good Shepherd family to see the true-life story of Grammy nominee, Jeremy Camp and his wife in the new movie release, I Still Believe. Our church has reserved 66 pre-sale tickets for the 3:30pm showing on Sunday, March 15th at the Regal Garden Grove 16 Theater. Purchase your ticket at the table on the patio for the discounted group rate of $8 until tickets are sold out.     

Join the Family!

Learn more about our Church and have the opportunity to become a Covenant Partner of Good Shepherd on Sunday, February 23rd from noon-3pm in the Fireside Room. 


All Aboard for VBS July 20th-24th

Join our crew as we learn about how Jesus' power can pull us through life's ups and downs. Rocky Railway is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids can see, hear, touch, and even taste! Registration will open in mid-May at

Good Shepherd Kids

Join us on Wednesday, March 4th! 
Family dinner 5:45-6:30pm ($5/person $10/family) 
Family worship & icebreakers 6:30-6:45pm
GSK/Life groups 6:45-8pm.
Dinner! Singing! Fun! Games! Friends! Snacks! More Fun!! Join your friends for a great season of learning more about The Heart of God. Grades 1-5, structured lesson, toddler/kinder childcare. Program runs September-May.  


Youth Missions 

This experience is primarily for 6th-12th grades, but is definitely open to parents and families as well! Join us April 13th-19th for a week of serving God by serving others at Camp Calvin Crest in Oakhurst, California. Cost $200. Email Josh Higgins, Director of Youth Ministries, at for information.  

Middle School/High School@theDEN 

Join us on March 4th: 5:45-6:30pm Family Dinner ($5 per person, $10 max per family); 6:30-8pm Worship, Middle and High School gatherings.  


Good Shepherd Directory Update

We will be updating our newest church directory on Monday, March 23rd, 2-8pm, and Tuesday, March 24th, 11-6pm. We will not be taking photos of everyone this time, only those who: 1) submitted their own photo, 2) new members and covenant partners, 3) the photos that were taken at church in the gym, 4) those who had life changes (death of a spouse, etc.). If you did not have a professional photo taken for 2018 directory, you will need to have a photo taken in order to be included in the update. See Marsha at the Life Touch table on the patio each Sunday for information how to schedule your appointment.      

Overcome DVD Now in Library

If you were not able to see this great Christian movie you can now check it out in the Library.      

Leegers, Missionaries at Work!  

Brad and Lisa, cross-cultural workers supported by Good Shepherd, provide pre-field training focused on resiliency and fruitfulness. A three month internship to new cross-cultural workers helps to put what is learned into action in the immigrant neighborhood. If you would like to join others from Good Shepherd as they travel to San Diego to witness their teachings and leadings, please contact Jon Willems at 562/338.6474. 


Those who are mourning the death of a loved one are invited to join the next session of GriefShare, a faith-based support group for understanding and healing of the grief process. The series begins with orientation on Tuesday, February 25th in the Patio Room, and continues each Tuesday for 13 weeks from 10-12pm. Email or call the church office at 562/493.2553 for more information.    

Precept Bible Study

The next Precept Bible Study Class will be on the study of 2nd Timothy beginning March 4th. Class is led by Talbot Jaeger each Wednesday from 6:45-8:15pm in the Choir Room. Cost of the workbook is $16. Contact Jack Knutzen at 562/596.3603 early to get the workbook to prepare the first lesson. This book concerns the personal walk of a true believer in Christ.     

Senior Adults

March Day Trip

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 29th, 12:30-6:30pm, as we attend "The Pageant of Our Lord" at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. Cost: $45 (includes admission and coach fees). Eat prior to the trip. Sign up at the Senior Adult table on the patio.   


Join us on Wednesday, March 18th at 12pm in Zirbel Hall as Bryan Wenger shares "snapshots" of his last journey to the Holy Land. Cost: $5. Sign up at the Senior Adult table on the patio.   


Ministry Meeting

Women's Ministry meets on Monday, February 24th at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room. All women are welcome! Contact Kathy Ambruso at 562/743.0557 with questions.            

Give Back

Volunteers Needed  

The Welcoming Committee works together to help people feel more welcome as they come to worship at Good Shepherd. We have open positions for a host at the Kiosk, just outside the Kiosk, and the parking lot. The activity involves coming to church to host once a month before the service begins for either the 1st or 2nd service. Please contact Jack Knutzen at 562/596.3603 to volunteer or for more information.     

Updated Information  

If you have a change in your email address, home address, home or cell phone number, please submit to Mary Gerard in the church office at These changes will reflect in the new directory.     

Patio Host Needed  

Patio Host needed for 3rd Sunday of each month (between services). Please call Theresa Whitehead-Collie at 562/431.8070-H or 714/307.0469-C if interested.    

Scripture Readers  

If you are interested in reading scripture during the 10:45am worship service on Sundays, please email Kay Pitsenberger at   

Gleanings Team  

Praise the Lord! The Gleanings Team packed over 1,600,000 servings of soup mix last week. Destinations are Venezuela and Chad. Think about joining next years group and top this record!     

Flower Calendar

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary for worship in 2020, please stop by or call the church office to sign up.Some dates that are available: March 8th, 29th, April 5th. 

Study Guide

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 10:45am as we continue our series Overboard. Here's the
Study Guide.


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