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Hero Making | Sundays at 9 & 10:45am

Pastor's Note

It happens every September… just look below to see what I mean! Read more ...

Library Open House

On Sunday, September 9th, between worship services, the Library will host an Open House & Farewell to Mary Lou Richards who will be relocating. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!!

Coffee With Curtis

Join Pastor Curtis and members of the nominating team to learn more about open officer positions on Sunday, September 16th at 10am in the Fireside Room. Be a hero maker!

Sunday Night Bible Study

New Bible Study: Romans. God's grace; your salvation. Sunday, September 9th, 6pm. Fireside Room. Kirk and Sue Brown leaders. 

Men's Summit - September 21-23

Don't miss the annual Men's Summit in Tahquitz Pines with one of Pastor Curtis' favorite college professors, Bruce Fisk, who will speak on "Tensions, Terrors and Tales: How to Read the Bible When it Doesn't Behave and Become a More Thoughtful Follower." Register at

Musical Offerings -  About to Begin!

Please consider being a part of this ministry. We are seeking singers for the Chancel Choir. Ages 14-100. Choir Retreat: September 29th from 8am to 2pm. Rehearsal Thursday evening September 13th from 7pm to 9pm, singing at the first service. We also need handbell players. Bells start on Tuesday, September 18th in the Choir Room from 5:30-7pm. I am willing to train new players (ages 12-100). Interested? Contact Dee Abell at or extension #113 at the church.

This Sunday at Good Shepherd

This Sunday at 9 & 10:45am we engage Acts 1.1-8. Here's the study guide.


Good Shepherd Kids Wednesday Night Program

Starts back up on September 12th at 6:30pm. Preschool through 5th grades. Bring your family for dinner beginning at 5:45 to 6:25pm - $5.00 per person, $10.00 max per family. Childcare available for Life Groups. for nursery and toddler rooms. Email Michelle Heath, Director of Children's Ministries, at


High School / Middle School Programs

High School - Weekly programs begin Sunday, September 9th - 6-8pm. Room 3. Good conversation and good community for freshman through seniors!
Middle School - Weekly programs begin Wednesday, September 12th. 6-8pm. Room 3. Dinner in the DEN 6-6:30pm. Worship, Bible Study, and Wacky Fun!


Good Shepherd Directory

Please remember to make arrangements to have your photos taken for the new Good Shepherd Directory.  Many have already made their appointments, so           
in order to secure the time and date you would like, please make appointments as soon as you are able.    We will be taking photos in Rooms 4 and 5 on the Good Shepherd campus from October 1st through October 13th. Hours during the week, 2pm-9pm, and Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. If you are having trouble making your appointment or if you do not have a computer, please feel free to contact Marsha Stanton at 732/770.7997 or I will be glad to assist in making the appointment for you. 

Free Class - Staying Mentally Sharp, a Brain Fitness Workout!

The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, September 11th, 12-1:50pm, in the Fireside Room. Register in class.  


Mom's Connect

Moms, looking for support, encouragement, and laughter, are invited to join our Mom's Connect group meeting on Wednesdays - beginning September 12th, 9:15-11am, in the Fireside Room. Childcare available! Email Cassie Bronzan at with questions.  

Sarah Circle

Meets on Thursday, September 13th at 7pm in the Library. Call Sue Ludwig at 562/421.1026 with questions.   

"Living Out of the Overflow"

The Women's Fall Retreat will be November 2nd-4th, 2018 at Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs. Our speaker will be Tamara John from Hope of Live Chapel RV Ministry. Register now at  

Sip Snack Shop - Women's Ministry Connection Event

Friday, September 28th, 6-9pm at the Grateful Hearts Vintage Thrift Boutique located at 4141 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos. Enjoy lite fare while you fellowship with GSPC women and friends. RSVP at  

Senior Adults

Senior Adult Luncheon

Join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 12pm in Zirbel Hall as we welcome Kay Murdy, author and speaker. To sign up and to purchase tickets ($5.00 each) stop by the Senior Ministry table on patio today.

Senior Adult Friday Night Gospel Time

Join us for an evening of singing, fun and upbeat gospel songs the 3rd Friday of each month. Next Gospel Sing will be September 21st (6:30-8pm) in the Fireside Room. Music provided. Play a guitar? Banjo? Bring it along! Contact Theresa Collie at 562/431.8070 with questions. 

Senior Adult Ministries Day Trip - Camels and Apples

Join us on Thursday, October 4th as we begin with a tour of the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona, and independent, family owned camel dairy...the first in America. Second half of the day we will travel to the historic mining town of Julian. Lunch on your own. Cost: $49. Sign up at the Senior Adult Ministry table. Questions, email Carol Jaeger, Director of Senior Ministries, at

Serve in Love

Good Shepherd Kids 

Come and get to know our Good Shepherd Kids!! Looking for people to serve in our Wednesday night program beginning September 12th from 6:30-8pm. Please email Michelle Heath, Director of Children's Ministries at               

Missionary Need  

Missionaries, The Hamblins, with toddler and sabbatical hopes, for the summer of 2019, require use of a place for 3 months, pet free due to allergies because of celiac disease, kitchen for gluten free preparation, etc. Contact Roy and Carol Benstead.              

Monthly Quilters  

Will meet on Monday, September 10th at 10am in the Round Room #4. All are welcome!            

Donations for Marti's Closet  

We will be accepting donations only of ladies' button front blouses, sweaters, and jackets sizes medium and up on the last Sunday of the month of September (30th). Remember, these need to be gently worn, laundered, ironed, and on hangers. Please remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Contact Marti Johnson at 562/596.8981 with questions.               

COA September Tea  

September Tea with author and adventurer, Sue Baden, will raise funds to support COA's core programs. She has traveled the world and lived her dreams, pushing herself to achieve her goals and experience life to its fullest. Saturday, September 22nd, 1-3pm, $40 per ticket, call 562/432.1440, or online at               

Flower Calendar  

If you would like to sign up to provide flowers in the Sanctuary during worship, please come by the church office or call. Dates available are: October 21st, and November 4th, 18th.             

Last Sunday

Miss gathering last Sunday? Click onto Curtis' message, "Behind the Seen"

Financial Update

Budget  $777,919
Giving     702,326
              $ 75,593

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