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Good Shepherd
On the Third Day | Sundays at 9 & 11am

Worship At Home

Join in from home on Sunday at 9am (prelude at 8:50) at online.gspc.org as we continue our series On the Third DayDownload our Worship at Home Bulletin.

Stream the service or call in 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.

Can't join in at 9:00am? Click onto our On Demand site at gdshp.ch/ondemand on Sunday afternoon.

Worship in Person

You are invited to worship in-person, on campus Sunday, May 9th at one of two gatherings, in the Sanctuary at 9am or outdoors at 11am. Click gdshp.ch/inperson to register! Please be sure to register by 9am Thursday, May 6th.

Study Guide

Engage this week's study guide at gdshp.ch/Mt281620. Download previous weeks and/or receive study guides via email at gdshp.ch/studyguides.

Lunch and Youth Group!

That's right! We're back! All Middle and High School youth are invited to stay after the Outdoor Worship Gathering on Sunday, May 2nd and the 9th for actual real life personal connection. Lunch is provided and we will laugh, play, study scripture, and a good time will be had by all! Bring a friend, wear a mask, and hang out until 1:30pm. No registration required. 

Save the Date!

Our next Cancer Support group at Good Shepherd will be May 11th at 7pm on Zoom. All cancer patients and their caregivers, past and present, are encouraged to join our group for support and prayer. Please contact Shawna Escovedo at 562/400.7582, or Heidi Butcher at 714/319.5040 with questions. 
Zoom Meeting: bit.ly/2P5VbZJ
ID: 825 3368 3861
Passcode: 783446

Be in Prayer

For Frank and Mary Gerard and family on the passing of Mary's mom, Maria, on April 29th, Ed and Rose Ann Bush on the passing of their son, Dennis Bush, Magaly Rodriguez (healing and recovery following elbow surgery), Isaac Ibarra (surgery needed for life threatening conditions of the brain-arteriovenus malformation, two brain aneurysms), Jeanne Pettigrew (healing following surgery after a fall), Elizabeth Bon (healing following surgery), Karen Vandervoet (healing following spine surgery), Jaime Murphy (throat cancer), Janice Weidenkeller (healing from a crushed vertebra), Evie Anderson's Mom (recovering from a fall), Joe Ryan (cancer treatments), Lorraine Porter (heart), LaRae Boone (cancer). Prayer for all essential workers (especially our health care servants and first responders) and for their physical and mental strength during these difficult days. Families and educators of students, and all those who have friends/loved ones being impacted by Covid-19. Prayer that during this difficult season, God would use us to draw new believers to a life of following Jesus.

For Our Children

May is here and this month we will be talking about Commitment! Commitment is making a plan and putting it into practice.
Our memory verse for this month will be from 1 Timothy 1.8 - "Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come."
If you will be joining us virtually this week, click here for Kids Church.

Save the Date: "Treasured"
VBS 2021 - July 26th-30th

Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They'll discover God's greatest treasure isn't diamonds, gems, or gold-it's them!
Registration will open mid-May! (We will be following the guidelines in regards to social-distancing and mask requirements that are in place at that time! Spots will be limited). Contact Janae, janae@gspc.org, if you have any questions.  

For Our Youth!

Seal Beach Pier Hang 
Both Middle and High School youth meet at the Seal Beach Pier on Wednesdays from 5-6pm to gather in person and connect with friends. This gathering is weather permitting and masks are required. Updates and changes are sent via text. To receive a weekly update  and reminder for the Seal Beach Pier Hang, email Josh Higgins at josh@gspc.org

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

Middle and High School Summer Adventure - Rock n Water
June 16th-21st 

We know, it's been a rough year and we all need something to look forward to. Here at Good Shepherd Youth, we are planning towards taking middle and high school youth on our annual summer adventure with Rock n Water. It's a time to get away, sleeping in a tent/hammock/under the stars, conquering rapids, rocks, and our own fear. So, if you want to save a spot...do it now because space is limited, and anticipation is high! We have numerous scholarship and payment options available so don't let money get in the way. Reach out to Josh and he can work something out! Click here for more details about Rock n Water. Click here to save a spot!

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.

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 gspc.org/giving, by texting GSPC to 77977, and via PushPay. In addition, a locked drop-off mailbox is available on campus, near the main green gate entrance from the parking lot. 

Deacons' Benevolence Fund

If you have financial needs, please email Pastor Bryan bryan@gspc.org to make an appointment to confidentially discuss receiving a gift from the Deacons' Benevolence Fund.

Tomorrow's Songs

  1. The Solid Rock   
  2. In Christ Alone    
  3. The Church's One 
      Foundation           
  4. When I Survey the
      Wondrous Cross
  5. Glorious Day
      

Sunday's Sermon

One Question, Three Times

Request Prayer  

Submit prayer requests to prayer@gspc.org.

Contact

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

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Birthdays

5/3 - Teddie Rodefeld, 80
5/4 - David Thompson, 81
5/5 - Nancy Thompson, 84
5/7 - Maggie Marks, 86
5/8 - June Graves, 94
5/16 - Phyllis Spielmann, 86
5/19 - John Brugman, 88
5/19 - Virginia Osmera, 87
 

Anniversaries

5/6 - Dick and Ann Crowe, 54
5/7 - Rich and Esther Pearson, 51
 

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