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Hero Making | Sundays at 9 & 10:45am

Coffee With Curtis and the APNC

Join Pastor Curtis and the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee to learn more about our Associate Pastor search on Sunday, October 7th at 10:10am in the Fireside Room. 

Join the Family!

Learn more and become a Covenant Partner of Good Shepherd on Sunday, October 14th from Noon-3pm. Lunch will be served. Childcare available! Sign up by e-mailing!

Staff Appreciation Month

We will be gathering notes of Thanks and Appreciation for Staff through October. Just drop your note in the basket in the Narthex on any Sunday morning. We appreciate all the gifts our staff brings to Good Shepherd! 

Church Officer Nomination Cards

Church officer nomination cards are in the pews. You may also email your interest or your recommendation of others to Be a hero maker!    

Support the Iranian Church by Waking Up Early!

Shadi Fatehi, our October 14th guest preacher from Iran, needs to catch a 7:20am flight out of LAX on the 15th. Would you like to give her a ride!? Contact if you're willing. 

Are You an Avid Surfer?

Our staff is finalizing a new website, but would love some collaboration from others who do a lot of web surfing! No experience required - just a willingness to offer thoughtful feedback! Contact to hang ten!     

This Sunday at Good Shepherd

This Sunday at 9 & 10:45am we engage Matthew 6. Here's the study guide.


Good Shepherd Kids Wednesday Night Program

Preschool through 5th grades. Bring your family for dinner beginning at 5:45 to 6:25pm - $5.00 per person, $10.00 max per family. Program begins at 6:30pm. Childcare available for Life Groups, for nursery and toddler rooms. Email Michelle Heath, Director of Children's Ministries, at


High School / Middle School Programs

High School - Weekly programs on Sundays, 6-8pm. Room 3. Good conversation and good community for freshman through seniors!
Middle School - Weekly programs on Wednesdays, dinner at 5:45, program 6-8pm. (can bring dinner into the DEN). Worship, Bible Study, and Wacky Fun!


Last Date Night of 2018

Join us on Saturday, October 20th at 5pm in the Fireside Room! Listen to a talk that will enrich your life, then have a couple of hours away while we care for your kids, entertain them with "reptiles" and enjoy Chick Fil A. $10 per family. Register at  

Operation Christmas Child

Starts this month! Sarah Circle is coordinating this project, so look for OCC table starting October 14th on the patio. This year you can pick up a special OCC plastic shoebox to fill with a WOW gift and other items. We will have special OCC guests on Sunday, October 21st sharing their experiences when they traveled to Zambia to deliver shoeboxes.   

Flu Shots

Flu shots will be given October 7th in between service, 10am to 10:45am. This year we are able to get the quad version which is more effective. If possible, please wear short sleeved shirts. Vaccines are available for anyone over the age of 9.

Good Shepherd Directory

Please remember to make arrangements to have your photos taken for the new Good Shepherd Directory.  Many have already made their appointments, so in order to secure the time and date you would like, please make appointments as soon as you are able. We will be taking photos in Rooms 4 and 5 on the Good Shepherd campus this week from October 8th through October 13th. Hours during the week, 2pm-9pm, and Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. If you are having trouble making your appointment or if you do not have a computer, please feel free to contact Marsha Stanton at 732/770.7997 or I will be glad to assist in making the appointment for you. 

Directory Photo Session

Please arrive at your scheduled time, not early as photos are scheduled every 10 minutes. Please allow one hour for your photo appointment and viewing/purchasing. Thank you. 

World Wide Mission Team

We would like to invite you to join Pastor Curtis on his Adventure to Haiti on the 2019 Haiti Mission Trip. The dates are February 17th-25th, with travel planned for round trip out of Long Beach. This trip's focus will be primarily on the kids at "Garden of Hope" Orphanage and others in the area but other tasks will be determined upon consideration of those members of the team going. Limited spots. For more detailed information/sign up, please contact Carol Jaeger, Director of Senior Ministries,, 562/493.2553x105. 


Sarah Circle

Meets on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm in the Library. Call Sue Ludwig at 562/421.1026 with questions.    

GSPC Literary Women

Will meet Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Guest Lynne Miller will tell us the fascinating history of the "Harvey Girls." Visitors are welcome!   

"Living Out of the Overflow"

The Women's Fall Retreat will be November 2nd-4th, 2018 at Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs. Our speaker will be Tamara John from Hope of Live Chapel RV Ministry. Balances are due now.   

Senior Adults

Senior Adult Luncheon

Join us on Wednesday, October 17th, 12pm, in Zirbel Hall as Diane Wood takes us on "An Ordinary Adventure" as she narrates the 2017 trip she and her husband Gerald made in their Model A retracing the trip her Mom and Grandpa did in 1934 from Granville, Michigan to Rialto, California on Route 66 - in a Model A. Tickets: $5.00. Sign up at the Senior Adult table on the patio. Questions, email Carol Jaeger, Director of Senior Ministries, at   

Serve in Love

Available in the Church Library  

Recent movie "God's Not Dead, A Light in the Darkness" is now available in the Library. Come check it out - delivers exactly what audiences have come to expect from this series. Enjoy a riveting lesson for our times.

Donations for Marti's Closet  

We will be accepting donations only of ladies' button front blouses, sweaters, and jackets sizes medium and up on the last Sunday of the month of October (28th). Remember, these need to be gently worn, laundered, ironed, and on hangers. Please remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Contact Marti Johnson at 562/596.8981 with questions.  

Flower Calendar  

If you would like to sign up to provide flowers in the Sanctuary during worship, please come by the church office or call. Dates available are:October 14th, November 4th, 18th, December 2nd.                

Last Sunday

Miss gathering last Sunday? Click onto Pastor Curtis' message, "The Great Omission"
Phone: 562/493.2553

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