November 2019

The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will...

Who's Really in Charge? A red cardigan and a simple question, won’t you be my neighbor, make believe stories alongside messages that each person, each child has value and is loved- you know who I’m talking about right?  Fred Rogers’ life story is getting a lot...

Give Thanks Join us in giving thanks and celebrating the abundant blessings of God at our annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship service held on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Madison Campus. Choir, brass, organ, and handbells will combine as we raise our Thanksgiving praise....

Setting the Scene The Sitz im leben is a German term that roughly translates into Setting in Life. It questions why an object or story has been created, and how it functioned or how it was received, it’s purpose...

Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears so utterly contradictory that the king should be crucified with the criminal. This victory appears for...

This Sunday we will gather all our gifts together as a faith community to support the Beyond campaign and be attentive to where God is leading Good Shepherd next. Thank you for your prayerful consideration over the past few weeks about your commitment to the future...

I’d like to invite you to simply sit for a moment in the opening words from Jesus in Luke 12:32-34  Jesus’ first words are easy to overlook, but they change everything.  So, listen again and especially note the second part of this first sentence from...

Brothers and sisters, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. November 1st is traditionally known as All-Saint’s Day. And so the Sunday following All Saints Day is All Saints Sunday which has become the day that...

We worship on the first day of the week because our Savior was raised on that day. Every Sunday is a little Easter. This Sunday feels more like Easter than many as the appointed texts celebrate the reality of the resurrection. Live it up this...

The November 2019 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...

For over 62 years God has beckoned the people of Good Shepherd to go BEYOND. (Originally shown at the November 3 combined Worship Service on All Saints Sunday.)...