June 2019

The July 2019 issue of Good Shepherd's monthly newsletter "The Messenger" is now available to read online. Print copies are available at both the Verona and Madison campuses. Have a question or an idea for a future issue? Send an email to the communications team: communications@gslcwi.com Download...

We have no good apart from God. That makes our Lord’s call to follow him an invitation to freedom. This is freedom to revel in the Spirit’s fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, and the like. This is the path of life....

Tree Lane Apartments [caption id="attachment_5764" align="alignright" width="300"] Tree Lane Apartments[/caption] As part of Madison’s Housing First Initiative, Tree Lane Apartments located on the far west side of Madison opened 45 apartments to homeless families in mid June 2018. Currently the Apartments house 49 adults and 97 children...

A Reflection from Douglas Wood Growing seems to be a common trait among living things. But I wonder if anyone’s ever done it better that an old pine. If you’re a pine, growth seems to have a lot to do with making the best of where...

Godspeed, Eileen & Dale Join us in giving thanks to Eileen Porter, who has contributed so much to Good Shepherd over the past few years through her service of music to the church and to God. On Sunday, July 7, we will wish Eileen Porter and her...

In late June, Pastor Dara Schuller-Hanson embarked on her first sabbatical, a time where she’ll be able to rest and enrich her relationship with God. Sabbatical is a response to God’s creation, taking a pause, and taking time to be with God....

Thanks to a grant from the Good Shepherd Foundation, this summer we are excited to welcome five high school aged interns to the team! This summer, each intern serve as leaders for Vacation Bible School, as well as assist with church initiatives. The interns range...

Feeding our Faith On Sunday mornings, congregants flood the Madison campus parking lot, eager to get to the week’s worship. Right outside the entrance to greet them is a van and cart, both shrink wrapped to imitate a cartoon cow.  Branded on the side is “The Holy CoW,”...

Jesus first approached the outsider My friend’s mom is a labor and delivery nurse with 40 years of experience. She has seen a lot and when my friend and I were pregnant at the same time, she had much wisdom to share, which helped answer the...

This Sunday’s texts paint startling pictures of the horrific—the demonic—nature of sin. The church’s repeated celebration of the holy communion counters that tragic reality in a continued showing forth of the death of Jesus “until he comes.” It is a dramatic declaration of “how much...

The Gift of Hope We now begin our journey through the season of Pentecost. Last Sunday tongues of fire rested on the heads of all those gathered with the disciples in Jerusalem. And this morning we begin to grapple with the meaning and reality of this...