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Caroling Through Christmas | Sundays at 9 & 10:45am

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A Festival of Carols

Chancel Choir and Orchestra present "A Festival of Carols" on Saturday, December 14th at 3pm. Doors open at 2:30pm with refreshments before the concert. Childcare provided for age three and under.     

Congregational Meeting

The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for December 22nd at 10am in the Sanctuary to vote on nominees to serve as Elders and Deacons beginning 2020:
Spiritual Growth, Tom Wilterink
Youth Ministries, Ryan McCoy
Facilities, Jim Megorden
Human Resources, Chuck Landon
Worldwide Missions, Ed Bush
Courtesy Meals, Sue Whited
Cards, Heidi Butcher
Memorial Receptions, Rita Bilevich
Care Calling, Shirley Matteson-Ryan

Advent Devotions

Be sure to pick up a copy of this year's devotional - Let the Heavens Be Glad - on the table in the Narthex. We pray that as you prepare your hearts and homes this Advent Season, you will experience His grace, His presence, and His love.     

Christmas Eve Gatherings

Tuesday, December 24th
       Family Gathering - 4pm
       Candlelight Gathering - 7pm  (childcare available)    

Church Office Closed  

The office will be closed from noon on Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday, January 1st, 2020. Please submit all announcements or changes for the December 22nd and December 29th bulletins/weeklys by Wednesday, December 18th.    

Youth & Young Adults

Middle School/High School Christmas Party 

Middle and High School students Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange will be Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30-8pm (family dinner is available at 5:45pm).  

Middle School/High School@theDEN 

Wednesdays, 5:45pm: 5:45-6:30pm Family Dinner ($5 per person, $10 max per family); 6:30-8pm Worship, Middle and High School gatherings.  


Good Shepherd Kids Christmas Party 

All Pre-K through 5th grades are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30-8pm in Zirbel Hall. Email Janae Barker, Director of Children's Ministries, at with questions.  

Family Christmas Eve Gathering 

If your kids would like to be involved with our 4pm Christmas Eve Gathering by reading Scripture, please contact Janae Barker, Director of Children's Ministries, at  

Good Shepherd Kids 

Family dinner 5:45-6:30pm ($5 per person $10 family)
Family worship & icebreakers 6:30-6:45pm
GSK/Life groups 6:45-8pm.
Dinner! Singing! Fun! Games! Friends! Snacks! More Fun!! Join your friends for a great season of learning more about The Heart of God. Grades 1-5, structured lesson, toddler/kinder childcare. Program runs September-May.  


"How to Study the Bible" Class

Talbot Jaeger is leading a class on how to study the Bible on Wednesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 18th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Choir Room. God does speak through the Bible and you can learn simple and effective tools that will help you discover truth for yourself and personally experience the life-changing power of His revelation to mankind.     

Open Table

Please note: Open Table will not be serving on December 24th, or December 31st.    


Literary Women

Meets on Saturday, December 14th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Join us for fellowship and a potluck Christmas brunch. Note time is unchanged.            

Mary/Martha Circle

Meets on December 11th at 2pm (new time). Hostess for our Christmas meeting is Ann Pray, 11451 Wembly Rd., Los Alamitos. Call for directions and information at 562/431.9835.            

Senior Adults

Gospel Sing-A-Long

Join us Friday, December 20th, 6:30-8pm, in the Fireside Room to sing a few Christmas songs. Acoustic instruments welcome.            

Christmas Bag Delivery

We have an opportunity for you to visit a Senior Adult this Christmas and bring a friendly hello and love from the church. Please stop by the Senior Adult table on the patio on Sunday, December 15th and 22nd and pick up a Christmas bag and the name of a homebound senior adult. Please deliver the bag before Christmas. See Carol Jaeger, Director of Senior Ministries, on the patio with questions.           

Serve in Love

Pledge Your Support in 2020  

Pledge your financial support to Good Shepherd in 2020 with a pledge card in the Narthex or at    

Year-End Contributions  

Any year-end donations mus be received or post-marked by December 31st in order to qualify as a charitable contribution.    

Flower Calendar  

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary for worship in 2020, please stop by or call the church office to sign up.    

Holiday Shopping on Amazon?  

Did you know if you use (add the "smile"), each quarter Good Shepherd receives .5% of all your purchases? There is a one-time setup to choose your charity organization. Choose "Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church Los Alamitos Blvd..." Contact Thea Walker at 562/493.2553 x103 in the church office with questions.     

Study Guide

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 10:45am as we begin our series "Caroling Through Christmas" - Here's the 
study guide.

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