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Good Shepherd
Foundational | Sundays at 9 & 11am

Worship in Person

You are invited to worship in-person this Sunday in the Sanctuary at 9am or outdoors in the Plaza area at 11am. Please note our current COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated. In light of heightened concerns about the Delta variant, however, use of masks indoors are strongly encouraged.

  • Masks ARE required indoors for those who are not vaccinated.

  • Not feeling well? Please join the livestream from home!

Worship At Home

Can't join in person? Join in from home on Sunday at 9am at online.gspc.orgDownload our Worship at Home Bulletin!

On Demand

Can't join in at 9am? Click onto our On Demand site at

Town Hall Meeting

Join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, October 10th at 10:15am in the Sanctuary. Hear an update on our staffing and potential plans for the future.

Staff Appreciation Month

We will be gathering notes of Thanks and Appreciation for Staff through October.
Just drop your note in the basket at the registration/check-in table on any Sunday
morning in October, or you are welcome to mail your note to Good Shepherd
and they will be distributed to the Staff. We appreciate all the gifts our Staff brings! We have special appreciation this year as Pastor Curtis and our Custodian, Ruben, celebrated 15 years of service at GSPC!

Courageous Parenting Seminar

We want to invite you to join us Wednesday, October 20th for special guest, Dr. Kevin Van Lant, who is a clinical psychologist who specializes in depression, anxiety and stress disorders. He will be discussing how to develop grit and resilience in your children and teens. Helping our children develop the ability to bounce back after adversity and disappointment can buffer them from long term emotional distress. During our time together we will discuss parenting approaches that are biblically based and can increase your child's emotional resiliency and sense of grit - resulting in improvement in their long term well-being as well as their ability to endure difficult life circumstances.
We would love to know if you plan to join us!

For Our Children

Sunday School has returned to our newly renovated kids classrooms. Join us at either 9am or 11am Worship and kids will be invited to classrooms after the time for Young Disciples. As we continue to follow Orange County Public Health Guidelines, masks will be worn inside classrooms for both kids and teachers.

Wednesday Nights are back! Join us for dinner starting at 5:30pm until worship begins at 6:30pm. Age-appropriate kid lessons, youth group, and adult life-groups will happen from 7-8pm. 

For Our Youth

Sunday School - For all Middle and High School Youth - Youth are invited to come to the DEN after the Time For Young Disciples in the 11am worship hour.

Wednesday Nights - We're back for all Middle and High School Youth! Join us for a night of food, fun, and faith. Dinner at 5:30pm, 6:30-8pm Youth, Kids and Adult Life Groups

Life Groups - Sharing and shaping life and faith together! Youth Life Groups meet 2x a month to study scripture, personal discipleship, and support.

Upcoming Youth Event!

Stay-Cation - October 29th-30th - click here for more info and registration

Be in Prayer

For Adele Conrad (recovering from hip surgery), Sam Peters (bladder issues), Dave Sanford (prayer for healing), Dave Swidrak (hospice/inoperable throat cancer), Rob Saunders (continued healing), Margie Harper (hospice), Dale Parkes (healing following surgery), Cheryl Tafel (cancer diagnosis), Erick Ortega (treatment for stage 4 appendix cancer), Barbara Hedges (tongue and throat cancer), Jaime Murphy (throat cancer), Janice Weidenkeller (healing from a crushed vertebra). 

Cancer Support Group

Good Shepherd's Cancer Support Meeting on Zoom is Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm. All current and former cancer patients and their care givers are invited! Please contact either
Heidi Butcher at 714/319.5040 or Shawna Escovedo at 562/400.7582 with questions.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 812 4994 1073
Passcode: 371785

Christmas Concert Rehearsals 

The choir is currently starting Christmas Concert rehearsals at 6:30pm on Thursday evenings in the Choir Room. This is an ideal time to try out choir for a few weeks to see if you might enjoy singing in the choir. We will rehearse for an hour of Christmas music at the beginning of each rehearsal. If you'd like to try it out just show up and we'll give you a folder. We especially need men, try it and see if choir is a fit! Please email Dee Abell at with questions. 

Legacy Grandparenting Summit 

Two inspiring days that will help you become a more intentional Christian grandparent - October 21-22, 2021. Live Simulcast will be held at Cornerstone Church, 1000 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach. Cost: $59 (includes lunch), 9am-4pm. Click here to register for the Simulcast. Email Carol Jaeger at with questions. 

Senior "Prime Time"

Join us on Thursday, October 14th at 1pm in Zirbel Hall to hear "How to Keep Your Brain Healthy" with Patti Moulton, MSGC, Vice President, Outreach and Advocacy, Alzheimer's Orange County. RSVP to Carol at

Faith at Four (15) 

Hors d'eouvres, three truths, and a lie are being served this week! You are invited to join Carol in the Choir Room before dinner on Wednesday, October 13th for a time of fellowship, detective work, and just seeing how well you know each other. Contact Carol at with questions.  

Gospel Sing-Along

Join us on Friday, October 15th from 6:30-8pm in the Fireside Room to sing upbeat country gospel. Acoustic instruments are welcomed. Have a washboard? Bring it along! Spoons? Terrific! Music provided!    

Operation Christmas Child

You are invited to pickup an Operation Christmas Child shoebox between worship gatherings starting October 17th to pack for a child. These will help Samaritan's Purse take the Good News to the ends of the earth! Email Sue Ludwig at with questions.      

Save the Date

A Holiday "Christmas" Luncheon celebrating the women of Good Shepherd will be December 11th at 11:30am in Zirbel Hall. More info to follow. 

Flu Shots 

Flu shots are still available! Please call Beth Piburn to schedule an at-home-visit, 562/598.5136. 

Monthly Quilters 

Quilters will meet on Monday, October 11th at 10am in the Round Room.  

Church Library

A generous donation of 20 DVD's about the saints and heroes of our faith were given to the GS Library. Lives of Augustine, Bonhoeffer, Corrie Ten Boom, Oswald Chambers, Billy Graham, and Fanny Crosby are just to name a few. They are catalogued and ready for check-out in the Library. View and be inspired! 

Sanctuary Flowers

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary on Sundays during worship gatherings, please call Ellie in the church office to check on dates that are available, 562/493.2553 x200.   

Support the Ministry  

If you are financially able during this season, please continue resourcing the cause of Christ in our community. We receive checks by mail, electronic funds transfer (EFT) from banks, as well as offerings via, by texting GSPC to 833/416.5698, and via PushPay. In addition, a locked drop-off mailbox is available on campus, near the main green gate entrance from the parking lot. 

Office Hours  

Office hours: Monday thru Thursday, 10am-4pm, closed on Fridays.

Study Guide

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Request Prayer  

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10/11 - Don Faircloth, 96
10/12 - Ralph Rodefeld, 81
10/13 - Robert Bilevich, 82
10/17 - Sylvia Fedak, 82
10/18 - Gino Cavadini, 92


10/13 - Rick and Nancy Morehouse, 59
10/19 - Steve and Mary Robertson, 53


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