September 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, The great Spanish poet Antonio Machado wrote, Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will … [Read more…]

August 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, From mid-June until mid-August, we are hosting the Summer Lunch program for neighborhood children: thank you to all who volunteer with that important ministry. Most of our Youth group – the Youtherans – and many adults volunteered at our West Side Day Camp in … [Read more…]

July 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Here is an excerpt from my sermon on June 14, about the kingdom of God being like a mustard seed – growing, multiplying, and spreading through the power of the Holy Spirit (Mark 4): I cannot help but think of this spring and early … [Read more…]

June 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Our mission is Living and Sharing Jesus. Good Shepherd has been living and sharing Jesus for 68 years! In 2017, we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of this congregation, which was planted in this community in 1947. This is a perfect time to establish … [Read more…]

May 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Happy Easter season to you all. With the butterflies dancing above the sanctuary, the lilies swaying on the altar, the quilts draping the pews, beautiful music filling the air, and the sun warming us, it certainly feels … [Read more…]

April 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, As Jesus the Christ was on the road to the cross, he told a crowd, “The time has come for the Human One (or the Son of Man) to be glorified. I assure you that unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth … [Read more…]

March 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. During this season of Lent, we are reflecting on Martin Luther’s rediscovery of the priesthood of all believers, using a booklet … [Read more…]

February 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. During this season of Lent, we are reflecting on Martin Luther’s rediscovery of the priesthood of all believers, using a booklet … [Read more…]

January 2015

Dear Friends of our Good Shepherd, Good Shepherd is on a mission: Living and Sharing Jesus. I invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, exploring how we live out both sides of the coin of God’s mission for us. We already have the resources to begin (or continue) this journey with renewed vigor … [Read more…]

December 2014

Dear Friends of our Good Shepherd, Our Advent theme this year is The Coming God. Advent means coming: during Advent, we celebrate that in Jesus, God has come to us as Emmanuel, God with us, and we anticipate God coming in the world today and in the future. God has come, God is coming, and … [Read more…]