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Letters to the Church | Sundays at 9 & 11am

Spiritual Gifts Class

You are invited to discover and understand the spiritual gift(s) Jesus has given you. Join Pastor Bryan and others on Mondays, May 16th and 23rd, 6:30-8pm in the Fireside Room to learn, share, and grow together. By understanding your unique spiritual giftedness, you can become more strategic and fulfilled in serving God at home, work, and through the church. Click here to register. Contact Pastor Bryan at for more information.  

Holy Land 2022

Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land and actually walk where Jesus walked, and see where many of the Biblical stories took place? Would you like to go with a group which wants to grow in understanding the Bible and have an encounter with the Living Lord in His Land? Pastor Bryan is thankful to be preparing for his fifth journey to the Holy Land since 1996, for 10 days of Biblical discovery, scheduled to depart from Los Angeles on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 and return the following Saturday, November 26th. Space is limited to 25 travelers. Brochures are available in the front office. Contact Pastor Bryan at for more information.   

Prayer Focus for the Week

Prayer for Lorraine Porter (healing); Owen Razor (healing).

Romans 12:15 instructs us to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep those who weep.”

Welcome to the Deacon's Corner

Prayer Ministry Deacon - Each week you are invited to tell us you are here in worship by using the tear-off. This same tear-off can be used to make a prayer request. Your confidential prayer request will be prayed for daily by a prayer team for 30 days. You can also email a prayer request to If you would like to be a part of a prayer team, please contact Kathy Ambruso at    

Annual Spring Concert

The Music Department would like to extend an open invitation to participate in our annual Spring Concert on May 22nd at 3pm. We will be singing some sing-a-long pieces with the congregation and some special numbers by the choir. If you would like to sing in the choir, we rehearse on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by our regular Sunday rehearsal. If you attend, you only need to stay for the first hour. Come one, come all, young or old! You are welcome!    

Cancer Support Group

Good Shepherd's Cancer Support Group meets on Zoom, Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm. 
Zoom Meeting: support
The in-person Cancer Support Group will begin on the fourth Sunday of the month; the first of which is May 22nd in Room 5 between services. 
Past and present cancer survivors and their care givers are welcome. Please join us for sharing and prayer. Contact Shawna Escovedo at 562/400.7582 or Heidi Butcher at 714/319.5040 with questions.

Faith at 4 (15)

Join us as we honor our Veteran's with a special presentation from Quilts of Valor on Wednesday, May 11th at 4:15pm in the Sanctuary. Then stay for dinner on the Plaza. Email Carol Jaeger at with questions.      

Local Missions Opportunity 

Ever wondered how you could serve your community? Our Local Mission Team would love to share with you how you and your family could join in serving with us in our community. We are planning to send out an email when we have service opportunities. If you would like to be added to this list, please reach out to Pastor Joy at We would love to have you join in on serving our community. 

Rising TIDE'S 5th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Join us on Friday, June 24th at 7am (check-in) at El Dorado Park Golf Course, 2400 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, to greet old friends or meet new ones for a day of challenges, food, fun, entertainment, inspiration and the opportunity of knowing you have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people. Click here for event information and to purchase your tickets today!    

Updated Church Directory

If you would like an updated printed church directory without pictures, please stop by the church office during the week, Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm and pick up a copy.       

Monthly Quilters

Monthly Quilters meet the 2nd Monday of the month. Their next meeting is on Monday, May 9th at 10am in the Round Room #4.  

Gospel Sing-Along

Join us on Friday, May 20th 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!      

Last Message

To the Church in Smyrna

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