Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church
120 SW 2nd Street, Madison, SD   57042

(Mail to: P.O. Box 371)





"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep."

                                                                                          - Jesus



Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

In obedience to Jesus, we desire to be faithful disciples and also make disciples through baptism and the right teaching of God's Word here in Madison and to the ends of the earth.

pulpit and altar


Prayer: In addition to personal and other times of focused prayer, we gather at 9:00am Sundays for prayer.

Sunday School: Our Sunday school with classes for all ages meets at 9:30am. Our Sunday school focus is the study of God's Word and how it applies to the details of daily life.

Worship: Our worship is orderly, simple, and joyful with a primary focus on the preaching of God's Word. Holy Communion in the Lutheran understanding is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Confirmation: We value highly the education of our youth. In addition to Sunday school and events for our youth, our education is focused on teaching the truths of the faith to our middle school and early high school age children. We rely on parents to decide when their children are ready for a weekly, two year concentrated focus on our beliefs. We invite our youth to decide when to publicly affirm their faith following our time of instruction.

Quilting: From Africa to Alaska, the quilts our ladies loving sew and knot are a blessing. The quilters meet at 1:00 pm Wednesdays. Oh, and it's a fun group to work with.


Quilting hands


Good Samaritan Christmas Shoe Boxes: Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church packs over 200 Christmas Shoe Boxes every fall. We are also the drop off and packing center for all the Madison area shoe boxes.


Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes


Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church began as a Bible study ministry of Calvary Free Lutheran Church, Arlington, SD, in 2004. We purchased our current facilities in 2008. Our building at 120 SW 2nd Street, Madison, SD, is mortgage free.


“The quotation of Matthew 28: 18-20 is from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”


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Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church Madison SD



8:30am - Praise Team Music Practice

9:00am - Prayer

9:30am - Sunday School

10:30am - Worship

11:30am - Fellowship



8:00am-noon - Office Hrs

6:00-9:00pm - Office Hrs



6:00pm - Praise Team Music Practice



9:00am-noon - Office Hrs

1:00-4:00pm - Office Hrs

1:00pm - Quilting

4:05pm - 8th grade Confirmation

5:15pm - 6th & 7th grade Confirmation

6:30pm - Prayer & Bible Study



9:00am-noon - Office Hrs



NOTE: See our Eventspage for a full calendar