Sunday, April 14th – Palm Sunday!

9:30 a.m. – Rev. Dr. Bau Dang’s sermon will be “He Comes, Riding On a Donkey” using the Scripture Luke 19:28-40. The Cherub/Chorister Choir will sing “Little Grey Donkey” by Natalie Sleeth and Chancel Choir will sing “The Palms” by Jean-Baptiste Faure.

9:30 a.m. – Samoan Worship in the Chapel. 
11:30 a.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.


The deadline for the May issue (to be mailed Thursday, April 25th) of Expectations is 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 16th. Any events occurring in May and June should be in this issue. You may E-mail articles to, bring them to the Church Office, mail them, or (if they are short) call them in, on or before the deadline. Janine Ryder, Editor

Toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, bar soap, etc.) are needed for Blessing Bags.

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Have a trio, quartet, or other musical group you perform with? Then we are looking for you! If you or someone you know would like to provide music for our Worship services please contact H. H. Hanson, or 714-904-0805, to sign up. We would love to have special music throughout the year!

Sign up to be a Sunday Greeter! Greeters for April 18th (Maundy Thursday) & 19th (Good Friday) and May are needed. Sign up in the office, on the clipboard, on the counter, next to the Flower Calendar book, which also has signup pages for 2019.

Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Samoan Worship in the Chapel.
Every Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.

Starting Easter: Every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary.

Friday, April 19th, 12:00 noon – The Annual Community Walk of the Cross will start at St. Anselm’s, move to St. Columban’s, then to GGUMC (about 1:30), and finish at 1st Presbyterian ending by 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend all or part of this and you can drive from church to church.

Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon – All Church Cleanup Day. Free Coffee, Donuts, and Juice! This is the day we try to get everything cleaned, including spots off the carpet in the sanctuary, windows, and outside stairwells. When we have plenty of helpers, it makes the job easier for everyone, so mark your calendars now so you don’t forget!

Sunday, April 21st, 9:30 a.m. – Easter Celebration in the Sanctuary. No 11:30 worship service, attendees of this service will join 9:30 worship. Childcare for age 3 and under only, all other children will remain in worship.

Sunday, April 21st, 10:45 a.m. – Free Easter Brunch in Acker Hall provided by our Vietnamese members. Everyone is invited.

Sunday, April 21st, 7:30 p.m. – Easter Celebration in the Chapel. This service is resuming for those unable to attend the morning services.

Upcoming Meetings
Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m. – Staff Parish Relations Meeting in the Lounge.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting in the Lounge. Note new meeting day, it has moved to the 4th Tuesday of January, April, July & October.
Wednesday, May 1st, 11:00 a.m. – Trinity Circle Meeting at Faye Gregory’s.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2:00 p.m. – United Methodist Women Executive Board Meeting in the Lounge.

LaVerne Reafsynder died on Tuesday, April 9th. 
Services will be on Tuesday April 16th: 
Viewing 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Funeral 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Burial immediately following at Westminster Memorial Park

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