Author: Chris Enstad

Adapting to Connect We continue to move through this time of seismic shifts and changes in our life together and our world. Please know that your church is here for you! We have been making good use of technology to meet with each other, to stay...

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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...

UPDATED MARCH 13, 2020 Worship Update from Lead Pastor Chris Enstad   New Worship Update from Lead Pastor Chris Enstad, Staff and the Board “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 We will read Psalm 46 in church this Sunday. It reminds us...

It's Good to be Here If I could find that place where I know Jesus was always present and was not only just there but was there in a hugely emotional way then I could build a place there and bring people to it couldn’t I? ...

The Kingdom has Come Near The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) form the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ first sermon. And what a sermon it is! Remember how Matthew has structured his telling of the Gospel...

Living our Mission As we move through this season of Epiphany we are spending a few weeks thinking and praying about Jesus as God’s light to the whole world and what that means for our mission and vision here at Good Shepherd.  Of course it is...

A Sudden Realization Epiphany is one of those church words that we hear a lot but maybe we have forgotten what it means or maybe we never knew what it meant in the first place...

A Note from Pastor Chris I am thankful, grateful and amazed for each of you that is a part of this church.  We have had an amazing year of wonderful accomplishments to the Glory of God.  In the next year we will continue the work of...

Realism & Hope Expectations are powerful emotions that can serve to excite and defeat us.  How many of you have lived with a set of expectations for yourself or others that have led to disappointments or resentments?  But to do away with expectations entirely would lead...

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...

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...