August 2019

News

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...

News

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...

Sundays

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...

Pastor's Note

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...

Sundays

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....

Pastor's Note

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...

Action Required Summer SeriesPastor's Note

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...

Sundays

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...

Board MinutesNews

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...

CommitteesInreach & Congregational Care

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...

NewsService

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...