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Good Shepherd
Blueprint | Sundays at 9 & 10:45am

Vacation Bible School 

"Roar" Life is wild...God is good! July 22nd-26th, 9am-12pm, $20 per person - sign up here.  Email Sue Gilmore at with questions. 

Middle School / High School 

Are you ready for an adventure? How about rock climbing the Billy Goat Gorge and rafting down the Southern Fork of the American River? Join us July 15th-20th for this fun-filled week of adventure, friends and spiritual growth! Don't miss out, spots are limited! Register at Email Josh Higgins, Director of Youth Ministries, at with questions.   


Attn: Children's Ministry Teachers/Volunteers 

Join us for a planning meeting on Monday, August 19th, 6pm in the Fireside Room. We will be setting goals for the year for Children's Ministry and Family Ministry. What would you like your children to learn this coming year? Contact Beth Piburn at 562/598.5136 with questions. Hope to see you there!   


Your Change Will Make a Change

Next Sunday, June 30th, bring your change to church! Helps support Worldwide Missions.  

Precept Bible Study

Join us for a study examining what the Bible says about true worship and exploring solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle. Six-week class begins Wednesday, July 17th, 6:45-8:15pm in the Choir Room. Discussion led by Talbot Jaeger. Cost of the book is $9. Contact Jack Knutzen at 562/596.3603 for questions and to purchase a book.   


If you are celebrating a 50th or more anniversary or an 80th or more birthday and we haven't ever celebrated with you on a Sunday morning, please call Donna Livingston at 562/756.3095 or the church office to see if we have your event date on file. Even some long-time attenders have not given us their special dates.  


Good Shepherd Literary Women

Meets on Saturday, July 13th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Bring a book or two to share briefly with the group. Our summertime brunch will be at Kathie Proctor's home on August 10th at 9:30am. Join us!               

Save the Date!

Women's Ministry has two events coming in the Fall. Women's Ministry Connection Event and Potluck on Friday, September 27th, 6pm in the Fireside Room. We will learn how to reflect our dreams and make a vision board from them, led by Juliana Parker. Our yearly Women's Retreat, November 1st-3rd, at Miracle Hot Springs. Rev. Andrea Messinger will be speaking on our theme "Anchored in Him". Registration information to follow.               

Senior Adults

Day Trip

Plan to join us on Sunday, July 14th, 11-5:30pm, as we travel to the Disney Concert Hall to enjoy the Bastille Day program with the Disney Concert organ as well! Cost: $60. Lunch on your own. Waiting list only. Sign up at the Senior Adult table on the patio.         

Serve in Love

Sunday School Teachers  

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help substitute for our Sunday School teachers for a July through August commitment. Two teachers are needed: 9am-Pre-K teacher and 10:45am-Kinder/First. There are opportunities to serve every week, once a month, or somewhere in between. Email Janae Barker at with your availability and interest!

Fourth Annual Rising TIDE Charity Golf Event 

Don't miss the Rising TIDE Golf, Dinner and Silent Auction event on Monday, August 12th! The event will again be held at El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach. This is a major fundraising event for Rising TIDE, the afterschool program at Covenant Church in downtown Long Beach. You are encouraged to attend the Dinner and Auction events without golfing. Contact Chuck Landon at 310/781.0358 with questions or visit the Rising TIDE website ( 

Do You Shop 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. 

Vacation Bible School Needs YOU!

If sharing Jesus with kids PK-5th grade makes you smile then you'll want to volunteer for VBS, July 22nd-26th. The kids in Kindergarten would specifically love to have you as their teacher. We also need volunteers to assist in a variety of areas for VBS. Contact Sue Gilmore at to volunteer.  

S.H.I.P. (Self-Help Interfaith Program) 

S.H.I.P. is coming back to Good Shepherd from August 3rd-17th. Thank you Good Shepherd members for faithfully supporting this program for over 20 years. We will need dinners and members to sleep overnight when S.H.I.P. is docked here. Sign ups to begin in July.  

VBS Craft Needs  

Items needed for crafts: paper towel tubes. Email Sue Gilmore, Children's Ministry Assistant, at with questions. 

VBS Science Needs  

Items needed are: empty 2-liter soda bottles, 250 old CDs or DVDs, 120-chopsticks with a tapered end on one side, 500-washers 1/8"x1", 100-red solo cups, 100-dixie cups (3oz.), 250-index cards (3x5), scotch tape (20 rolls NOT from the dollar store), blue tape, 30-ball pump needles, bike pumps (to borrow). Donations can be brought into the church office marked VBS. 

VBS Snack Needs  

Donations needed are: 5 pound bag of tangerines, 3-large 66 oz. boxes of Goldfish, 1-large 24 oz. bag popcorn (Smart & Final), 4-20 oz. bags of Pretzels, 2-120 oz. tubs of M&Ms (Costco), 200 oz. caramel sauce (15-15oz. bottles or larger available at Smart & Final), 22-10 oz. bags of mini-marshmallows (MINI please-easier to melt), 132 oz. Rice Krispies (8-18 oz. boxes or equivalent), 3 pounds butter, 42-5.9 oz. boxes Jello chocolate pudding (6 servings each), and 9 gallons whole milk. Please bring these items by the church office after July 12th marked VBS.   

Flower Calendar  

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary for worship in 2019, please stop by or call the church office to sign up. Dates available are July 28th, September 8th, 15th, 22nd. 


Study Guide

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 10:45am as we begin a new series "Blueprint for a Faith that Works"! Here's the study guide.

Last Sunday

Miss gathering last Sunday? Click onto Curtis' message "But Through Trouble"

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