October 2018

Help brighten a child's Christmas through donations to Shoebox gifts.  Good Shepherd has been a key contributor to Shoebox Gifts for Kids sponsored by New Beginnings Alliance Church and distributed to children of needy families through various neighborhood community centers in the Madison area. Shoeboxes and...

When I think about Jeremiah preaching in the wilderness (Jeremiah 31:7-9), I think about Luther rediscovering the radical simplicity of the good news of Jesus Christ, and then I look at where we are today…and I wonder...

Join us in giving thanks and celebrating the abundant blessings of God at our annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship service held on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Madison Campus. Choir, brass, organ, and handbells will combine as we raise our Thanksgiving praise. Time...

A Free Thanksgiving Community Event On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, at the Good Shepherd Madison Campus, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Good Shepherd will again host a free traditional Thanksgiving Meal with all the trimmings for its members and friends in the community. This event...

The latest 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 the...

Orchard Ridge Elementary School (ORE) is seeking classroom and tutor volunteers during the school day. If you have an hour or more a week to share, and if you want to read or work on math with a student or help the classroom teacher in...

Why did Jesus have to die? The first story of our sermon series on BELONGING weeks ago welcomed us into some private teaching between Jesus and his disciples. It was first of 3 times Jesus predicted his impending betrayal and execution and resurrection. And Mark...

God is so good! We have seen that through our first growing season at the Good Shepherd Food Pantry Garden! Our garden produced over 1500 lbs. of produce including peas, beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet corn, mini watermelons, beets and radishes. We had over 150...

Women please join us on Thursday, November 1, at Verona Campus to hear Marcia Kaisieta, the director of Badger Prairie Needs Network, share about the food pantry in Verona. Marcia will be talking about the current programs as well as the work BPNN is doing...

A new small group is forming for persons who want to learn more about fostering a contemplative life.  Group members will grow spiritually with others in a supportive environment in order to deepen their relationship with God, open themselves to live in His presence, and...

The 8th Annual Good Shepherd / Orchard Ridge Elementary Trunk or Treat is happening on October 31st from 5:30 to 7:00pm! Kids from our church community and neighborhood are invited to trick or treat in our Madison campus parking lot at 5701 Raymond Rd. Everyone is...

The teachers and staff at Orchard Ridge Elementary School often have to use their own funds to purchase needed supplies for the classroom.  Our Helping Hands project is a way we can assist them by purchasing requested items. The school social worker has requested umbrellas that...

My name is Heather Swartz, and I’m a junior in high school who went to the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. God's Radical Grace A place so far away from Good Shepherd couldn’t have felt more at home. I was surrounded by strangers from...

The latest 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 the...