Ways to connect at Good Shepherd

Everyone is welcome at the following gatherings as we all seek new forms of community to help hold us, support us, and inspire us. Your story is welcome in these spaces. Come as you are.

New Year, New Opportunities

Start off 2021 with these faith growth studies!


Conversations about the Church and Sexuality- Mondays at 7:30 on Zoom
Join us for the start of a five-week discussion class about the church and sexuality on Monday nights at 7:30pm online.  Hosted by RIC Committee chair Syrenne McNulty and Pastor Dara, this multigenerational class will go over topics such as marriage, gender, sexual orientation, and what the Bible has to say about them. Discussions will be held in Zoom with small groups for one hour weekly. If you’re interested, please pre-register here.  We can’t wait to see you there! Begins January 11.
Gun Violence Conversation- Monday, Jan. 11 at 7pm

Please join Good Shepherd Monday night, Jan. 11 at 7:00pm for an intergenerational Zoom conversation about gun violence. Learn how gun violence affects our neighborhoods and communities, and what we as people of faith can do. Guest speakers include Sheray Wallace, a Meadowood neighborhood leader, and Rev. Rolf Olson, a Lutheran pastor and gun violence advocate. Register here

Guests are welcome. Let’s learn together and then begin a conversation about how we can meaningfully participate in making 2021 a year of less violence and loss.

Tuesday Morning Treks- Tuesdays at 9:00am

Join Sarah and other GS members this winter for a morning hike! We meet at a local trail on Tuesday mornings at 9:00am. We read scripture, hike together for an hour, and pray before departing. We wear masks and keep a safe distance as we visit in the winter beauty. Hikes are fairly local and never strenuous. Email Sarah Iverson to be put on the email list for hike destinations.


Grace and Gigabytes Book Discussion- Tuesdays at 7:30pm on Zoom
Join in the conversation about how the church is changing with the digital age.  This author-hosted discussion will follow along with the book.  Find the reading schedule and ways to purchase the book below.  Register Now!

 January 12 (read intro and section 1), January 19 (read section 2) January 26 (read section 3), and February 2nd (read section 4/conclusion)

Ryan Panzer is the author of “Grace and Gigabytes: Being Church in a Tech-Shaped Culture.” A researcher and writer on the intersection of faith and technology, Ryan explores how the digital age is changing the experience of church. Ryan is a graduate of Luther Seminary. He and his wife Annie, and daughter Alice attend Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. For more on Ryan’s work, check out

Purchase the book here:


Fortress Press (use Promo Code PANZER30 for 30% off the cover price)

Weekly Opportunities

  • Monday
    Podcast Discussion Group –Each Thursday we’ll post a link on FB and in our enews to a podcast. Listen over the weekend and then join Sarah on Monday from 6:30 – 7:30 at this zoom link for lively discussion with others. All ages and stages of faith welcome.
  • Tuesday
    Wine and Word – a zoom gathering for women to draw strength from God’s word and from each other. Gathers Tuesday evening at 8:00. To join click this link Hosted by Sadie Skibo and Pastor Dara.
  • Wednesday
    Midweek Worship – a live brief vespers service of prayer, scripture, and song. Light a candle, dress cozy, and join us for a midweek holy pause.
  • Thursday
    Contemplative Life Group – The Contemplative Life group meets every Thursday at 6:30 to support each other in developing meditation and other practices that create space in our hearts for us to develop a deeper relationship with God.  We’ll share a reading or short discussion, sharing time, and a 20 minute silent time for meditation or Centering Prayer.  Take advantage of these weeks of slowing down to join us, opening your heart to a peace that only God can give.
  • Friday
    Morning Men’s Group – a zoom gathering for men looking to support one another and learn more about a life of faith. Gathers Friday morning at 7:00. Hosted by Nathan Brinkman and Kurt Zastrow. Zoom link is