Author: Sarah Iverson

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] A Three Part Series via ZOOM Even before COVID-19, loneliness was being reported by a frighteningly large number of Americans across generations. Loneliness is not limited to folks who are alone. It is felt by people in a variety...

When I was in high school, I was in a production of a little known musical entitled Quilters. Prior to production, our director brought in various women to talk to us about their craft. We learned about the process, we learned about patterns, and we learned...

Join in and sing these classic Lutheran hymns! Last month I  enlisted the help of the worship team to put together this hymn sing to take the place of our monthly Primetimers program! It’s too fun to not share beyond that audience! This is a collection of what...

What I Do Somewhere around the 7th chapter of Romans Paul writes a paragraph about sin and the law with so many linguistic twists that it can be dizzying to read. One sentence of that paragraph has always hit home for me, both within the context...

Providing Toiletries Badger Prairie Needs Network is need of toiletries - toothpaste, bar soap, and toilet paper. To eliminate too many drop offs, all our donations will be taken to appropriate BPNN staff by Diane Cali. You can email her at (dianecali437@gmail.com) to let her know...

How are we going to carry all this? Many summers of my college years were spent working as a counselor at Sugar Creek Bible Camp. One of the programs offered involved spending the week biking 100 miles on the Elroy Sparta bike trail and then canoeing...

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...

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Throughout history different cultures, denominations, and worshipping communities have given gifts to the entire body of Christ through their particular language, music, and tradition. The Celtic tradition has a deep relationship with the ritual and language of blessing which has become a gift...

What will living out Good Shepherd's Mission look like in your life? Join Good Shepherd's Director of Spiritual Formation Sarah Iverson for an inter-generational gathering designed to help you think about and shape your vision for the year ahead. We’ll enjoy a variety of activities and...

Looking for a way to deepen your experience of Advent? Join Sarah, Tuesday evenings (2nd, 10th, and 17th)  from 6:30 - 8:00 at the Madison Campus. Using short writings from prophets, pastors, poets, and playwrights we’ll reflect together on this special season. We’ll also provide time for quiet,...

"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts," Acts 2:46b What is Tables of 8? Tables of Eight is an opportunity for couples/singles to share a meal with 7 other members of the...

Tuesday Nights in July Join Sarah Iverson for weekly conversations focused on "Tattoo's on the Heart - The Power of Boundless Compassion" starting July 9. Over coffee and ice tea we'll share in conversation about this accessible and thought provoking book. No RSVP needed! All adults...

Where? It’s at the BYFY Community Rummage Sale! On the surface it looks like nothing more than a church rummage sale, another youth fundraiser. But lurking beneath the clothes, housewares, holiday items, toys, books, and who knows what else, lies the real treasure of the BYFY...

Marking time through life- changing moments and rituals Hanging right inside the door of my grandfather’s house hung a wall calendar, the kind you get from a bank or agri-center. There were no appointments or meeting times recorded there, just birthdays and tally marks of different colors....

In a night full of good things, here are some moments that stood out as lessons we can carry into the rest of our life together at Good Shepherd. Generosity Begets Generosity At some point during the pie action the high school youth decided to show their...