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Good Shepherd

Sunday Worship

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

Prayer Focus for the Week

Ginney Elmgreen (continued prayer for treatments).

Marti Johnson (prayer for healing, no calls please).

Lorraine Porter (undergoing cancer treatment).

Noah Bragg (continued prayer for support and peace).

Prayer for a great weekend of fellowship and worship for all those attending Memorial Day Family Camp at Forest Home.

"Let us never forget to pray, and let us never doubt the success of prayer...Prayer will succeed where all else fails."
                                            Charles Spurgeon

Welcoming New Members!

We will welcome 20 new Covenant Partners into the church family on Sunday, May 21st.  

Last Wednesday Night for Spring, 2023!

Join us for our last Wednesday Night together on May 24th! Seniors at 4:45pm, Dinner for everyone from 5:45-6:30pm, followed by Life Groups and a service opportunity for our Kids and Youth packing summer packs for Precious Lamb Preschool as well as a huge inflatable obstacle course, popcorn machine, and movie in Zirbel Hall.    

Pentecost - Sunday, May 28th

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the Greek pentekoste, "fiftieth"), and is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church's mission to the world. We will begin a three-week sermon series entitled, "Holy Spirit, Take Over!"  

Vacation Bible School
July 24th-28th, 9am-Noon  

Save the date for Stellar VBS coming to Good Shepherd July 24th-28th. PreK-5th graders will launch into field-tested rotations such as science, music, and crafts that reinforce relevant Bible Stories and immerse kids in new adventures. Registration is open for kids entering PreK (4 years-old by September 1st) through in-coming 5th Grade. Nursery Care (under 4 years-old, available only for people who are serving on campus that week!) Click here to register. Cost: $10 per child. 

Volunteers, VBS Needs You!!! We need grade level leaders, co-leaders, and helpers. If you are interested in serving, click here to sign up.  

Precious Lamb Preschool

Help us fill 40 summer baskets for our local ministry partner: Precious Lamb Preschool in Long Beach. 
Thank you to those who have already given toward this. We will be collecting items through May 21st, drop them off in the blue buckets on Sundays or at the office during the week, Mon-Thurs 9-4. 

Items include: Coloring books, Colored pencils, Crayons, Bubbles, Sidewalk chalk, Beach toys with bucket, Granola bars, Fruit snacks, Juice boxes, Frisbees, Playdoh kits, kites, and Pinwheels. 

Recognizing Our Graduates

If you or your child are graduating from Middle School, High School, or College, please submit your name and where you are graduating from to by June 12th.  

Alzheimer's Interfaith Service

Join us on Thursday, June 8th, at 11am in the Sanctuary for an Alzheimer Interfaith Service, followed by lunch in Zirbel Hall with "Music through the Ages" by Wayne Harrington. Servants needed are greeters at 10:30am and table hosts for the luncheon. Contact Carol Jaeger at with questions.   

Faith at Four (45) 

Join Carol on Wednesday, May 24th at 4:45pm in the Choir Room as we celebrate and identify simple practices of our daily faith that will enable us to produce godly fruitfulness in our lives and others. Dinner to follow on the Plaza.  

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.  


Quilters meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 10am in the Round Room #4. Their next meeting is on May 22nd.   

Rising TIDE'S 6th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Join us on Friday, June 23rd at 7am (check-in) at El Dorado Park Golf Course, 2400 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, to greet old friends or meet new ones for a day of challenges, food, fun, entertainment, inspiration, and the opportunity of knowing you have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people. Call Chuck Landon at 310.781.0539 or Adele Langworthy at 562.437.0958 x25 for ticket information and questions!   

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5/24 - Gayle Knapp, 86
5/25 - Dean Fife, 86
5/25 - Linnea Wright, 80
5/27 - Annette Pool, 89
5/27 - Harry Davies, 86
5/28 - Dudley Stone, 90
5/28 - Ray Wells, 83
5/28 - Arlene Mercer, 80
5/29 - Bruce Crenshaw, 80
5/31 - Judy DiPiazza, 85
6/2 - Neil Herbert, 88
6/2 - Grace Chen, 83
6/2 - Marilyn Kane, 91


6/3 - John and Tea Cranmer, 62


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