Author: Joe Brosious

This week we jump back into Luke’s gospel (Luke 4:14-21), And hear a story about every seminarian’s worst nightmare… Going back home to preach at the congregation or synagogue you grew up in, Because they know all your baggage...

Canoeing & Camping this August Experience 4 days and 3 nights of canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters in August of 2019. We will be using Seagull Outfitters in Grand Marais, MN, and cost of the trip is estimated at $325 per person which includes...

Sing a Joyful Song Join Good Shepherd friends on Sunday, December 16th at Toot and Kate's Wine Bar at 109 S Main St in Verona for an evening of sharing and singing. Good Shepherd Worship & Music Director Jared Stellmacher will be leading a sing-a-long of...

A New Ministry with Orchard Ridge Elementary The children of some very needy ORE families have little to eat on weekends.  The ORE Adopt-a-School Committee is working with ORE staff and our Food Pantry Coordinators to provide weekend food supplies to those families. "Weekend Wellness Wrap"...

Divorced? Separated? Know someone who is? When a marriage ends, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants face challenges and discover: How to deal with emotions, Helpful tips for surviving social events, Ways to help children through the holidays...

So the holidays have officially arrived. With all the hustle and bustle of peppermint mocha laced shopping sprees, or tryptophan induced binge sessions of football. And each year thrown into the mix is Christ the King Sunday. The Feast of Christ the King was first observed in...

Help brighten a child's Christmas through donations to Shoebox gifts.  Good Shepherd has been a key contributor to Shoebox Gifts for Kids sponsored by New Beginnings Alliance Church and distributed to children of needy families through various neighborhood community centers in the Madison area. Shoeboxes and...

Orchard Ridge Elementary School (ORE) is seeking classroom and tutor volunteers during the school day. If you have an hour or more a week to share, and if you want to read or work on math with a student or help the classroom teacher in...

Why did Jesus have to die? The first story of our sermon series on BELONGING weeks ago welcomed us into some private teaching between Jesus and his disciples. It was first of 3 times Jesus predicted his impending betrayal and execution and resurrection. And Mark...

The 8th Annual Good Shepherd / Orchard Ridge Elementary Trunk or Treat is happening on October 31st from 5:30 to 7:00pm! Kids from our church community and neighborhood are invited to trick or treat in our Madison campus parking lot at 5701 Raymond Rd. Everyone is...

Water can be a powerful, powerful force… One of the Brosious family’s most treasured physical possessions is a gorgeous Beckwith cross-cut oak stand up piano. It came from Chicago to Colorado Springs, CO by wagon in 1898. It has been in my family for over...

Enculturation & Acculturation Cultural Literacy is a term defining our ability to understand & participate fluently in a given culture. A culturally literate person knows customs & traditions. Based on my experience for example, I know not to motion to a South Korean person with my...

New Beginnings in Ephesus In our reading from Ephesians this week (Ephesians 3:14-21) we have the privilege of hearing a personal prayer from the Apostle Paul to the church in Ephesus. A group of people he came to know intimately, brothers and sisters. Paul’s mission, during...

Trust Your Instruments "We are always confident… for we walk by Faith & not by Sight" Some of St Paul’s most lasting words… WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT. We all know self-confidence is or can be an important ingredient to a well-rounded person. We like...

How is God present in the world today? That answer is sometimes a difficult one in many Lutheran circles because quite honestly, we don’t talk about the Spirit much. Encountering the Holy Spirit We don’t pray to the Spirit much, because we are quite frankly we talk...