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The Gospel of Mark | Sunday at 9 & 10:45am

Worship This Sunday

Join in worship this Sunday at 9am in the Sanctuary (or or in the Sanctuary at 10:45am!

Congregational Meeting

The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, November 27th at 10:15am in the Sanctuary to vote on nominees to serve as Elders and Deacons beginning 2023 and to dissolve the Pastoral Relationship with Pastor Curtis Bronzan.  
Worldwide Missions - Joanne Gibson
Human Resources - Chuck Landon
Youth Ministries - Ryan McCoy
Spiritual Growth - Tom Wilterink
Cards - Sherry Johnson
Memorial Receptions - Kathryn St. John
Courtesy Meals - Sue Whited
Visitation - OPEN
Care Calling - OPEN

Prayer Focus for the Week

Prayer for: The Ortega family; Lorraine Porter (healing/peace).

"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." 1 John 4.11-12

Pray for the Holy Land Trip

You are invited to pray for our group of Holy Land Pilgrims. We left on Thursday, November 17th with a group totaling 23 on a Biblical study tour in Israel, returning Saturday, November 26th. Click the Prayer Guide to see our daily schedule.

Save the Date!

Join us Sunday, December 11th at 12pm for a farewell lunch as we say "thank you" to Curtis, Cassie, Moses, and Zoe. 

Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.  

The Weekly Announcements

All information/announcements to be included in the Weekly for Sunday, November 27th needs to be submitted by Tuesday, November 22nd at 9am.    

Advent Devotional

Be sure and pick up a copy of this year's devotional - This Will Be A Sign For You - on Sunday, November 27th on the table in the Narthex. We pray, as you prepare your hearts and homes this Advent Season, that you will experience His grace, His presence, and His love. 

Your Change Will Make a Change 

Next Sunday, November 27th, bring your change to church to make a change for our worldwide missions!   

Women's Christmas Event

Women of all ages are invited to join us on December 2nd at 6:30pm for Good Shepherd's Women's Christmas Event, Simply Still. Pastor Joy Scarpuzzi will be speaking. In lieu of our annual Women's Christmas Tea we are having an evening event. We look forward to having the Spring Tea/luncheon. During a time of busyness and anxiety, come gather with other women as we embrace stillness and the quiet of the Season where we find Christ. Desserts to follow the program. Tickets are $10.        

Advent Wreath Candle Lighting

The season of Advent is quickly approaching, and we would love for you to lead us in the Advent Candle Lighting this year! Please sign up this Sunday at either the 9am or 10:45am Worship Gatherings by the Children's Check in Station or email Janae at if you are interested!       

Precept Bible Study

The next Precept Bible study class will be on the book of Galatians beginning December 7th from 6:35-8pm for 7-weeks, led by Talbot Jaeger in the Round Room #4. Cost of the workbook is $20. Contact Jack Knutzen at 562/810.7808 to purchase the workbook early enough to prepare the first lesson.        

Church Directory Update 

We are still missing many photos of our individual congregation members. Please let Marsha know as soon as possible if you would like to have your photo taken or if
you would like to submit a personal photo.
Please contact Marsha at     

Hope for the Holidays Service 

Our annual worship service for those grieving the loss of a loved one will be Thursday, December 8th at 4pm in the Sanctuary and online at The service will also be livestreamed. This is a special time of honoring and remembering your loved one this holiday season. If you would like a photo of your loved one to be included in the "In Memoriam" presentation, please scan a favorite photo with their full name and email to or mail it to the church office by Wednesday, November 30th. The photos will be shown on the screens during the service. Please be in touch with Pastor Bryan at if you have any questions.    

Operation Christmas Child

This Sunday, November 20th is the last day to turn in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at the table between worship gatherings. Thank you to everyone who has packed a box. Please contact Sue Ludwig at 562/355.0778 with questions. 

Hawaiian Christmas Luncheon - Seniors Prime Time 

Plan to join us on Thursday, December 15th at 12pm in Zirbel Hall. We are blessed to have JoJo Weingert and the Hui O'Hula dancers perform after our luncheon. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit as we celebrate and enjoy our time together. Cost: $5. Call the church office at 562/493.2553 x200 to sign up!       

Way Out Ministries Christmas Shop

Women's Ministry is supporting Way Out Ministries Christmas Shop. We will have a table on the Plaza each Sunday through November 27th to select a tag (age group and suggested gift items available) and then to collect your gifts as they are returned. Contact Kathy Ambruso at with questions.      

Faith at Four (45)

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th at 4:45pm in the Choir Room as Diane Wood concludes a two-part series, "Just Jonah and Jesus" followed by dinner together on the Plaza. Please note there will not be a meeting on November 23rd.  

Sanctuary Flowers 

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary for worship, please call the church office at 562/493.2553 to sign up.         


Quilters meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 10am in the Round Room #4. Their next meeting is on Monday, November 28th. There is no meeting in December.         

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 Pastor Bryan at 562/493.2553 x116 to learn more about receiving the loving care of a Good Shepherd Stephen Minister.           

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11/20 - Owen Razor, 82
11/20 - Ed Bush, 86
11/26 - Judy Whitaker, 83
11/27 - Del Huffman, 85
11/30 - Jane Ryan, 88
12/1 - Don Weidenkeller, 92
12/1 - John Cranmer, 89
12/1 - Jeanne Pettigrew, 83


11/25 - Dick and Carol Ramseyer, 61


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