August 2019

Animate is a 7-week interactive and multimedia-based small group bible study series starting Tuesday nights on October 1st. Whether you are new to the faith or looking to deepen your relationship with Christ, Animate offers an opportunity for everyone to share, learn and ask questions in...

Thank you Good Shepherd Thank you, Good Shepherd, for supporting me in taking a 6 week sabbatical this summer! I am so grateful for the time for rest and renewal. When planning this sabbatical, my Good Shepherd sabbatical team challenged me to find activities that really...

Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at the banquet table of the Lord. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be...

Good News for Everyone We’ve been on quite the trip through Luke these past few weeks.  We’ve heard about God the Thief, quickly followed by Jesus the Homewrecker.  Listening to Jesus’ hard edge in these Gospel narratives can be tough to take; and yet we’re left...

Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord’s day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing....

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! . . . Do you think that I have come to bring peace...

Broken Commandments So, I’m gonna start with a question. It’s a personal question that I’m not going to ask you to share with anyone, so you don’t have to worry or stress about having to come up with some form of an answer that won’t offend...

The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion...

Dear Siblings in Christ, Gerry Born, our Church Board President, has resigned from the Church Board as of August 1. Gerry has served on our Board for nearly 6 years and graciously offered to be our President to help us transition to a new generation of...

GSLC Inreach and Congregational Care Committee Meeting Minutes of Thursday, August 8, 2019 Present:  Cathy Beaty, Cathy Peercy,  Pat Westimayer, Jessica McCarty, Gary Lewis, Pr. Sheryl Erickson, Stephanie Benson-Gonzales, Matt Sorum, Jan Grebel, Kathie Schroedel, Ellen Franzone, Pr. Mark Renner, Lynne Kroger, Sarah Iverson Devotions and Lynne’s Retirement Lynne...

May 7, 2019: Children, Youth and Family Ministry Committee Meeting Attendance: Sarah Iverson, Becca Mortensen, Pam Ziemlewicz, Jessica McCarty, Katie Wagner, Rich Johnson, Noelle LoConte, Steve Johnson Devotion: Confirmation Faith Statement Recap Video (Becca & Sarah). 52 confirmed Sunday with 1 more to be confirmed. Summer camps (Katie): shared registration...

FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE Meeting Notes July 18, 2019 Devotionals: “Hear, Oh Israel, the Lord our God, The Lord is one; you shall the Lort with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” 1) Minutes will be posted on website and shared drive: other groups can then build on our work,...

Providing Supplies to Start the Year Off Right It is the beginning of a new school year.  Good Shepherd plays a vital role in partnering with Orchard Ridge Elementary School which is located just a few blocks from our Madison campus.  We provide support in a...