March 2020

Timely Reading Today we read another long gospel story like the ones we’ve read the last several weeks. As a mainline Christian church, we read these gospel stories in a pre-assigned 3-year cycle. What has surprised me about the last couple weeks of Bible gospel readings,...

A Pastoral Note from Pastor Chris Enstad Dear friends, Many people have made use of our online worship offerings over these past two weeks and are giving us helpful hints and critiques to make online worship even better the deeper into this time we go.  Thank you...

The New Normal The reality of this new “normal” has begun to sink in for most of us. Many of our members are experiencing job loss, health concerns, and grief of all shapes and all sizes. If there is some way we can be of comfort...

We are the church together Do you remember that children’s rhyme- here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people? While cute and catchy, it is not really accurate because we know the church is not a building. The...

Weekly Communication Plan We have increased our online offerings to keep you connected to Good Shepherd during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a lineup of our weekly online programming. All can be reached by going to our website or our app. Daily 10:00 a.m. Facebook (M-F) Join Sarah...

Decorating Early I put my Easter decorations out really early this year. The lengthy winter made me long for signs of new life- the spring flowers, sunshine, rain, sprouting leaves and even those pesky bunnies who eat my garden. I have an Easter sign in my...

An Update on the Good Shepherd Food Pantry Dear Friends, The Good Shepherd Food Pantry will be open this Thursday during our normal hours, 10 a.m. to noon and 5:30-7:00 p.m. If you have not shopped with us in the last 4 weeks and need food, you...

Praying Together Join us this Wednesday at 7pm (via YouTube) for a contemplative service of song, prayer and reflection. Pastor Dara Schuller-Hanson will be offering a brief message and we will join in singing Marty Haugen’s “Holden Evening Prayer.” Get connected at gslcwi.com/live Consider setting up a space...

Free to Respond to the Moment Whenever we take our youth and adults away on trips and retreats, we always talk upfront about the anxiousness that will come when we step out of our routine - about the discomfort we will feel when our preferences no...

Working to Continue Drive-Up Operations The food pantry coordinators have come up with a plan to keep the food pantry open during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be open our regular hours as a drive up pantry only. Families will receive prepackaged bags of food which...

Friends, As we all adjust to a period of uncertainty and change in the world, you will hear about, and probably participate in, activities to support and serve those in need. We respectfully and prayerfully ask that you also remember your financial gifts that contribute to...