September 2019

Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the...

Does God have a specific purpose or plan for your life? Is there a reason you are here? Jesus calls us the “Children of the Light.” What are we called to do as God’s children in this generation? I think a morning like this in the...

When is the meeting? Sunday, September 29 at Noon. Where is the meeting being held? Sanctuary – Madison Campus. Will there be Child Care? Yes. Will the service be recorded? Yes. However, the service will not be streamed. What is the proposed welcoming statement? “We welcome all to Good Shepherd. Everyone. Without exception....

As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recall that we are bought with a price. “Christ Jesus, himself human, . . . gave himself a ransom for...

A Familiar Parable Brothers and sisters, you have heard this parable (Luke 15:3-7) many times by now haven’t you? There is a lost sheep and the shepherd goes and gets it and brings it back hooray, right? But this is a parable and guess what, parables don’t...

Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s...

The Joy of Tidying Up Marie Kondo started a global movement centered around creating a living space that is organized, tidy and full of joy.  She has written a book and also now has a Netflix series where she explains her method for organizing a house...

In response to Mark Renner’s sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, here are some things I have learned over the past few years of using the Lord’s Prayer to guide my personal prayer. Our...

"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts," Acts 2:46b What is Tables of 8? Tables of Eight is an opportunity for couples/singles to share a meal with 7 other members of the...

Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s...

For ALL who exalt themselves will be humbled, And those who humble themselves will be exalted In 2001 I was a captain in the USAF stationed at DMAFB in Tucson, AZ. I was tasked with the responsibility of resurrecting a program called Pilot for a Day,...