October 2019

In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest,” who have fought the good fight, who have gained...

Imagine Abundance What do you wish you had a lot of?  Can you close your eyes and imagine an abundance- a big basket full of… what would it be full of?  Is anyone out there imagining cabbages?  Maybe it wouldn’t be your first choice… but a...

Praying Together Sunday November 10th we are asking all of Good Shepherd to join together and hold our Beyond Campaign in prayer. Throughout this day we will pray both by listening deeply to where God is calling our congregation to dream and move, and we will...

It is human nature to worry about scarcity. However, we must move beyond our human concerns, and believe God will provide for us as promised! We should follow the example of Abraham and so many others throughout the Bible, and trust in God. There is...

How you react when you hear Jesus say, “Do not worry about your life”? Does your mind race, with mine, to talk right back to Jesus in your head and say, “Lord, are you kidding me??!!  Do you know what’s going on in my life right...

Start your Wednesday Off Right All men are invited to the Men's Bible Study which meets every Wednesday beginning at 7:15 a.m. for an hour in the Good Shepherd Room, Madison Campus.  Within a few weeks, the group will use the book "Mere Christianity" by C....

It is common for people to give to the church from what is left over in their budget. Instead, we should give first to God. This enables us to fulfill God’s plans for us, and fully experience the joy of giving. When we place God...

Our Need to Give Here at Good Shepherd we are in the midst of launching a three-year capital appeal.  To do that we are in week two of a five-week sermon series built on the foundation of Jeremiah 29:11 along with including Gospel and other readings...

A Story from Kay Simmons As I began thinking about my generosity story, I did what I often do – I looked up the definition of the word. It wasn’t that I didn’t know the dictionary definition of generosity, but I wanted to see the various...

A Story from the Seeland Family Simply put, generosity to me is someone giving more than is usual or expected.  My first memorable experiences of generosity came as a child growing up in a small town in Iowa.  My parents owned a local grocery store, worked...

A Story from the Miyamoto Family I consider myself a generous person. I also know and understand that my generosity can be selective and sometimes hidden within the comfortable corners of life that I — and every person at one time or another — retreat to...

A Story from Syrenne McNulty Over the years at Good Shepherd, I've been the recipient of more generosity than I can count. So many times over the years as I struggled with mental health issues, family issues, loss of confidence and more. People have gone out...

A Story from Jen Maier I have been fortunate to be the recipient of great generosity from my parents and husband especially, but also many friends and family members in a variety of forms. At this particular point one form I truly value is time. In...