Pastor’s Note

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...

There's No Place Like Home Home. It’s a word that can elicit a vast array of emotions…And feelings… Memories of an idealized past… Home is where the heart is. A person’s home is their castle. Robert Frost once wrote, “Home is defined as the place where,...

A Tale of Two Men Today we heard yet another of Jesus’ parables. (Luke 16:19-31) The title of this parable is The Rich Man and Lazarus.  First, we meet the rich man.  Here is a guy who dresses in purple, the color or royalty, and fine...

Does God have a specific purpose or plan for your life? Is there a reason you are here? Jesus calls us the “Children of the Light.” What are we called to do as God’s children in this generation? I think a morning like this in the...

A Familiar Parable Brothers and sisters, you have heard this parable (Luke 15:3-7) many times by now haven’t you? There is a lost sheep and the shepherd goes and gets it and brings it back hooray, right? But this is a parable and guess what, parables don’t...

The Joy of Tidying Up Marie Kondo started a global movement centered around creating a living space that is organized, tidy and full of joy.  She has written a book and also now has a Netflix series where she explains her method for organizing a house...

For ALL who exalt themselves will be humbled, And those who humble themselves will be exalted In 2001 I was a captain in the USAF stationed at DMAFB in Tucson, AZ. I was tasked with the responsibility of resurrecting a program called Pilot for a Day,...

Good News for Everyone We’ve been on quite the trip through Luke these past few weeks.  We’ve heard about God the Thief, quickly followed by Jesus the Homewrecker.  Listening to Jesus’ hard edge in these Gospel narratives can be tough to take; and yet we’re left...

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! . . . Do you think that I have come to bring peace...

Broken Commandments So, I’m gonna start with a question. It’s a personal question that I’m not going to ask you to share with anyone, so you don’t have to worry or stress about having to come up with some form of an answer that won’t offend...

Anxious Times We are living in anxious times are we not? Is your family life anything like ours? You know, running on that treadmill trying to balance our schedules, our jobs, our family and our checkbook and then turn on the TV or open a newspaper...

Construction Season So the Brosious family has been out and about this summer a little, which usually means loading up the minivan - the family truckster - and heading out on the open road. Some of you love that sort of thing, and others I know...

An Invitation Consider. That’s the word that stuck with me as I read and re-read Jesus’ words in our Creation Sunday gospel (Luke 12: 22-31). CONSIDER, Jesus says. Consider. Consider is a word that invites us to pause, to think about, to notice something. What a...

We are ambassadors for Christ. In our Gospel, Jesus sent 70 ambassadors ahead of him, in pairs, to every town and place where he himself intended to go. Among the many instructions Jesus told them, “Whoever listens you, listens to me.” July moves us into the...