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! 

TOGETHER IN FAITH

Second Grade: “What’s Fair?” – February 3rd and 10th

We are looking forward to seeing you and your child at the special class for second graders and their parents, “What’s Fair?”. This will be a time of serious fun, where we will face one of our children’s greatest frustrations – that life isn’t fair! We will meet in the 2nd grade classroom from 9:15 –10:15 a.m. on February 3rd and 10th.

Kindergartners: The Lord’s Prayer (February 17th and 24th at 9:15 a.m.)

We look forward to seeing kindergartners and their parents to learn "The Lord's Prayer” and about the meaning of this special prayer that Jesus gave us.

We will meet at 9:15 a.m. on February 17th and 24th. Gather in the fellowship hall. We will pick a Sunday for our kindergartners to lead the Lord's Prayer during worship service.

Save the Dates for VBS 2019:

Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 10-13
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Who: Children currently in Grades Pre K- 4th

Watch for sign up information and volunteer opportunities in next month’s newsletter. All youth and adults who would like to help are welcome 4th grade on up!

VBS Planning Team Needed!

We will meet late in February to finalize the theme and begin planning. Skills needed are people with one (or more) of these interests: organized, creative, love Bible stores, love being with children, enjoy decorating, enjoy kids’ games, fun-loving, and/or music. You don’t need them all! Contact Carole Joyce or Karla Appel to help pick the meeting time.

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.

Backpacks

Good Shepherd Confirmation students filled the PEM backpacks in Dec, Jan, and Feb.

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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)

Work Day
Milestone Blankets

Nothing is more fun on a cold winter day than hanging out with friends. Spend Friday, February 8th, from 8:00 a.m. until about noon, with Good Shepherd friends making blankets for graduates and others.  Meet at church for sewing, fellowship, fun, and of course food!  Sewing skills are helpful, but not required.  So if you can’t sew, come anyway to cut, pin, tie and most of all have fun.

Beach Party for Infants Age 3 & Parents

Beach Party for parents and their infants, babies and toddlers up to age 3. We remembered your baptism as we prayed and played together.

Coffee Shop

Thanks to the high school youth, we have flavored coffee, hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls between services once a month. Look for these tasty treats on February 17th. Join us for wonderful fellowship. Thank you to the congregation for your support of high school ministry.

Ski Trip

20 Good Shepherd members and friends had an awesome day at the Coffee Mill ski slopes.

Care packages

Who doesn’t like to give or receive a box full of love?  We shared God’s love through care packages for Good Shepherd’s post high school youth and military. We worked together making Valentines, snack mix, and other goodies. Once again Thrivent sponsored the shipping costs!

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

This summer Good Shepherd will be sending a group of youth to serve and learn in Chicago. Often this is one of the most meaningful for our youth. We will see the world through different  eyes when we return. We do have space if someone else would like to come. Contact Carole Joyce as soon as possible to reserve your spot. There will be a meeting for youth and parents on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Coming up in March

  • 4th Grade: The Apostles’ Creed -- March 3rd and 10th
  • Preschool Pray and Play for 3 & 4 Year Olds—March 17th
  • 1st Grade: God and Gifts -- March 24th

Check out Good Shepherd highlight photos!

So it begins...

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. 

Walls are Going up!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - GROWING TO SERVE, GROUNDED IN FAITH

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.

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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