Welcome to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Plainview, Minnesota.  You are invited to worship with us as we grow deeper in faith and deeper in service. We invite you to read our Mission Statement as we grow in faith. Visitors are welcome and expected! 


Sign Up Today for VBS 2019:

Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 10-13
Meal Served Between 5:25 – 5:50 PM

Time: 6:00 - 7:45 pm

Children currently in Grades Pre K- 3rd grade.
Older siblings and all youth are encouraged to be helpers!
We encourage parents and other caring adults--grandparents, god parents, aunts/uncles, neighbors… to share the experience with a child.

Click here for VBS registration form.  Meal for families served at 5:25.

Youth & Adults Needed!

We are currently looking for youth and adults to help with VBS 2019 which will be held June 10-13 from 6:00 - 7:45 pm. Shepherd a group of kids, serve snacks, play games, prepare a simple meal, sing and dance along. If you are interested in helping, please contact Carole Joyce (carole35@charter.net or 269-9374) to sign-up.

Good Earth Village Bible Camp Registration is Open!

A week (or several days) at Bible camp is a wonderful way to have lots of fun, explore God’s amazing creation, and have great faith conversations.  New research shows this has a life-long effect!  Because this can be such a meaningful experience, Good Shepherd will pay part of the fee of any student who would like to go to camp at Good Earth Village this summer!  This offer is for any student Kind-9th grade.  (Full scholarships are available for anyone with financial need.  Just talk to Carole Joyce or Pastor Krista.)

Only want to go for one day and go with Good Shepherd friends?  Sign up for July 24th and we will  carpool together.  Sign up by mid-March to make sure there is space.

Celebrating Palm Sunday

We welcome these students to
Holy Communion

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Brunch

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 Statement of Intent

During the summer months with weekend events and family vacations, we know church attendance tends to slip. Even if you are unable to make it to church, you can still help us meet our monthly expenses through your continued giving. Offerings can always be mailed to the church or dropped off during the week. We have both Simply Giving and On-Line Giving systems all set up for easy and free access – just let us know how we can assist you. Please feel to contact the church office or Tom Anderson directly (507-993-8326)

Signing our names on the new building walls.

End of Year Adventure:

Mark your calendar for the end of the year High School adventure! On May 8 we will go out to eat at a local owned ethnic restaurant in Rochester. The group will decide where at our April meeting. We will meet at Good Shepherd at 6:00 or 6:30 and ride together. Talk to Carole to add your suggestions to the list: Nupa - Mediterranean, Pho Chou - Vietnamese, or Taqueria El Sueno - Mexican.

Confirmation Ministry

The Service of “Affirmation of Baptism”, also known as “Confirmation”, will take place on Sunday, May 5 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Confirmation pictures will be taken in the sanctuary that morning from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Confirmands will share their faith statements with their parents, peers, and other caring adults at the confirmation banquet on Wednesday, May 1. We will have a meal together at 6:00 p.m. The evening is always a highlight of the Confirmation year. Council leaders, family and all who want to support them are encouraged to come too.

Super Hero Service

Last summer our 6th-9th graders had a blast serving in the Plainview community. We stretched our faith as we helped and had fun together. We will have Super Hero Days on the Wednesdays in June: 6, 13, and 20 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

We need 2 things to make this happen.

  • Most Important — awesome youth to participate (you can participate around sports and appointments.)
  • A few caring adults to spend a day driving OR help finalize project ideas.

Please contact Carole Joyce or Pastor Krista if interested.

4th graders leading the creed

 Preschool leading prayer

1st graders God and Gifts

High School Mission Trip
July 28th - August 2nd, 2019

We will have a meeting on April 10 at 7:30 pm. We have an awesome group of seven youth who are traveling to Chicago to serve in the city July 28 - August 2 along with Carole Joyce and one other leader. The organization CSM stands for CITY | SERVICE | MISSION -- an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honors Christ. Talk to Carole or Pastor if you know of an adult or young adult male who might want to be a leader.

Check out Good Shepherd for highlight photos!

Construction Continues...

Good Shepherd will be a construction zone this fall and winter. Be sure to check out the changes each week!

Watch and pray as God guides our congregation in on-going ministry. 

More progress...

Walls are Going up!


County commissioners approved the conditional use permit. The County Commissioners voted on Good Shepherd's standing for a conditional use permit.  Currently, CMS is reviewing our plans for their approval.  Once we have approval on these two things, we plan to start the renovation and construction project.  We will keep the congregation informed by email.  Please be aware that during much of the renovation  and construction project the front doors will not be available for use.  The back door to the church  will be our only handicap entrance, and we will move the handicap parking close to that back  door.  During some of the project, the kitchen door will not be accessible and all will need to  use the back door.  If the kitchen door is accessible you may use that door.  For the safety of everyone, during the construction project we are asking parents to bring their children into the building and pick up their children inside the building.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Attached are pdf files to download:

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to make Good Shepherd a great place to worship and the opportunity to build lasting relationships in a place with people we call our church family! Godspeed!

The Capital Appeal Campaign Committee,

Nicole  Engler
Shelley Henry
Pastor Krista
Nate Pfeilsticker
Franny Schwantz
Tina Wangen