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Good Shepherd

Worship on Sunday at 10am

Hi <<First Name>>,

On Sunday at 10am at gdshp.ch/online we begin a new series in Paul's letter to the Philippians. Download our Worship At Home Bulletin.

Stream it or call into our Sunday morning service at 10am on the telephone at 1 (408) 638 0968. When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 973 9624 7444, then #. When asked for a participant number, simply touch # again.

In Person Worship

Worship in person, in the Sanctuary, on Sunday, September 20th at 10am! Register by Wednesday at 5pm by clicking gdshp.ch/Sept20.

Looking to Connect?

Click here to download a pdf of ways to connect for kids, youth and adults!

Study Guide  

Engage this week's study guide at gdshp/phil1-1-11Download previous weeks and/or receive study guides via email at gdshp.ch/studyguides.

Nature Center Family Outing

Join us Sunday, September 13th at 1pm (in person, socially distanced) as we walk together and share life with one another. The Nature Center will not allow you to walk through without a mask, so please make sure to bring yours!   

Leadership Nominations

The open positions needed for Elder are: Children/Family Ministry, Membership, Mission Affinity and Worship. Deacon positions needed are: Memorial Receptions, Health, College Ministry and Home Communion. Please give prayerful consideration for someone you may wish to nominate (it can be yourself). Please be sure to ask a person you wish to nominate to be sure they are willing. Learn more from our Nomination Committee here.

Mid-Week Sermon Study Groups

Starting Wednesday, September 16th:
Wednesday at 10am Sermon Study Group
Join the Zoom Meeting: gdshp.ch/SermonStudyGroup

Starting Thursday, September 17th:
Thursday at 4pm Sermon Study Group
Join the Zoom Meeting: gdshp.ch/3dG4RRx.

Join the Good Shepherd Family!

You are invited to learn more about GS and the Reformed faith, while having the opportunity to consider becoming a Covenant Partner of Good Shepherd on Sunday,
September 20th at 3pm on Zoom (our first ever virtual class!). RSVP to Mary Gerard: mary@gspc.org or 562/493.2553 x114 or register on-line - gdshp.ch/join.    

Save the Date!

Don't miss "Simple Steps to Start Living on Mission" with Alex Absalom of Dandelion Resourcing on Monday, September 21st at 7pm! In this Zoom workshop, you will learn why it is essential for followers to work out how to live as missionaries right where you live, work, study, and play. This is especially true during this coronavirus time, when larger church gatherings aren’t possible. You will be shown three very simple, clear next steps that you can take - leaving you encouraged and equipped to take your unique next step towards helping lost neighbors, friends, and family encounter the love of Jesus!

2020 Flu Vaccines

Flu vaccines for 2020 will be available at GS by appointment on Sunday, September 20th and Sunday, October 4th from 11-12:30pm for 9 years and older. Please call
the church office, 562/493.2553 x200, and leave a message. You will be contacted to verify a time. Contact Beth at 562/598.5136 with questions.      

Gospel of Mark Bible Study

The Sunday Night Bible Study will begin a new study of the Gospel of Mark on Sunday, September 27th at 6pm. Email Kirk Brown at stmci@ix.netcom.com. For more information, here is a one minute video: gdshp.ch/biblestudy.

Help for Rising Tide

Rising Tide is the free after-school program which we support in downtown Long Beach. From now until September 24th any donation you make will be matched twice. Make your check out to Rising Tide and mail it to Good Shepherd by September 24th. Thank you!      

Blood Drive - September 30th

Red Cross Blood Drive at Good Shepherd on Wednesday, September 30th, by appointment from 12-6pm. To schedule your appointment, go to www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: shepherd or call 1/800/733.2767. All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors. Results will be available in 7 to 10 days. All CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed. Masks and sanitizing will be provided. Giving blood is lifesaving. Blood supplies must be continuously replenished, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when donations are less than usual. If you are feeling healthy, please consider booking your appointment today.     

Dinner & Conversation!

Women's Ministry has three Zoom events! Each night will start with a testimonial from one of our own GS ladies. There will be an opportunity to discuss the novel, The Red Tent (an easy read, loosely based on the story of Dinah in Genesis), or have fellowship time with ladies. If you choose to participate in the book discussion, please read Part 1 by September 28th. If you need help getting a copy of the book, please contact Christie Parker at 714/761.1325, Jparker1325@sbcglobal.net. Mark your calendar for September 28th, October 26th and November 23rd at 7pm. Here is the Zoom Meeting link: gdshp.ch/WMGroup. Meeting ID: 983 9678 9997  Password: 093759

Stephen Ministers 

Having a difficult emotional and/or spiritual time lately? Stephen Ministers at Good Shepherd are available to listen and pray with you as you share what is on your heart and mind during these stressful days. Stephen Ministers care. All care is confidential. Contact Marie Crenshaw at 714/321.5362 or Pastor Bryan at bryan@gspc.org to learn more about receiving a Stephen Minister.

For Our Children 

Good Shepherd Kids is continuing to stay on an online format! Click Here to check out Kid's Church! This week is "Week 2" for this month so if you have your bags of supplies look for the bag with the number 2 on it! If you have not gotten your supplies but would like them dropped off, please let me know

Weekly Kids Zoom, Wednesdays at 4pm - Starting September 16th 

Small Group gatherings for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary - contact Janae Barker at janae@gspc.org for more information.

For Our Youth

Monday at 2:30pm: Join our GS Youth Online Zoom Meetings for a time of connecting, playing games, laughing, and a short Bible study. Josh will send out a Zoom meeting link via text message ahead of time.

Thursdays from 5-6pm: Middle and High school meet at the Seal Beach Pier for a  walk to decompress and connect with each other. Masks are required.

Changes to the above schedule are sent out by text message.  Email Josh Higgins at josh@gspc.org to be put on the contact list.

Youth Life Groups will be starting up in the fall. Groups will practice social distance guidelines as they learn what the Bible has to say about the tough times Jesus went through and how we can follow his example as we all face tough times together.

Contact Josh Higgins at josh@gspc.org for more information.

Be in Prayer

For Evie Anderson's Mom (recovering from a fall), Vonnie Lindgren (following hip surgery), Marilyn Austin (hip surgery, mother of Marsha Stanton), Pat Pearce (recovering from illness), Molly Isle (following surgery for a brain tumor), Joe Ryan (cancer treatments), John Merchant (recovering from hip replacement), Jaime (Judy Rogers' daughter, experiencing spiritual warfare), Lorraine Porter (heart), LaRae Boone (cancer), Lamar Wall (declining health), and Ginney Elmgreen (who is undergoing treatments). Prayer for essential workers and for strength. Prayer that during this difficult season, God would use us to draw new believers to a life of following Jesus. Families and teachers/educators who are in "back to school mode", all those affected by the CA wildfires and who have friends/loved ones being impacted by COVID-19.

Support the Ministry  

If you are financially able during this season, please continue resourcing the cause of Christ in our community. We receive checks, electronic funds transfer (EFT) from banks, as well as offerings via gspc.org/giving, by texting GSPC to 77977, and via PushPay.

Financial Needs

If you have financial needs during this season, please email bryan@gspc.org for a confidential benevolence funds request.

Tomorrow's Songs

  1. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Do It Again
  4. Take My Life, and Let it Be
  5. Joy of the Lord

Last Week's Sermon


I Will Dwell in the House of the Lord Forever

Submit Prayer Request  

Submit prayer requests to prayer@gspc.org.

Contact

Email: info@gspc.org
Phone: 562/493.2553
Prayer: prayer@gspc.org

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9/16 - Warren Spielmann,              88
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9/24 - Pat Nichols, 90
9/24 - Cori Crismon, 80
9/28 - Beverly Cross, 86 

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