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! 

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Breakfast
and Egg Hunt 
Breakfast Served 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, milk, juice and cinnamon rolls
9:30 AM - Education Hour Egg Hunt and the telling of the Holy Week - Easter story

Bring your Easter basket and experience the story and events of Holy Week and Easter.

40 Cans for Lent
Community Food Drive

Good Shepherd is a collection site for the community food drive. Do you think we can gather even MORE food this Lent? This continues through Easter Sunday April 16. Thanks to you, many families will have food on their plates this spring.

VBS 2017
Super Heroes of the Bible

Monday - Thursday, June 12-15

6 pm - 7:45 pm

For children age 3-those currently in 3rd grade. Bring a parent or other adult. Everyone is welcome! A $10 donation per child or $20 per family is encouraged by not required. Attached is the registration.
 
Helpers and leaders are needed--adults, youth, anyone older than 3rd grade. 

SUPER HERO VBS
Decorating Party
Sunday, April 23- 10:15 AM 


We are looking for youth and adults to help decorate for VBS on April 23rd. A simple lunch will be provided as we transform Good Shepherd into a Super Hero land. If you like to decorate, create, apply tape, follow directions, or just like hanging out with cool people, please plan to come for an hour or so.

  Sign up for Good Earth Village summer camps now.

They "built" a church
out of boxes.

 Statement of Intent
(pledge sheet) for 2017

intent-letter-2017-1

 


First Communion

First communion students make bread & learn about God's welcome table. All are invited to the Lord's Table on April 13 at 7:00 pm. Maundy Thursday worship with communion.

Ash Wednesday

God was at work through the many people who contributed to the Lenten soup suppers. What a joy to gather for fellowship each week! A special thank you to the high school youth who helped each week, Karen Jurgenson who kept the kitchen going, and all who helped with food or serving. Donations went to the youth programs. Thank you all. Thanks to Lenten worship leadership--the cantors, Jay Schmidt, Cameron Bluhm, and Confirmation students.

Confirmation Students

 Faith statements given on April 26 at 6:00 pm.
Confirmation Service--April 30 at the 10:30 am service.

Confirmation pictures will be taken in the sanctuary that morning from 9:15 - 10:15 am. Confirmands will share their faith statements with their parents, peers, and other caring adults at the confirmation banquet on Wednesday, April 26th. 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.

Fourth graders learn and
lead the Apostles' Creed.

Seven youth will be traveling to the Boundary Waters July 23-28 through our Lutheran Bible Camp Wilderness Canoe Base. Keep them in your prayers as they experience the wonder of God’s creation.

 

 

BUILDING RENOVATION AND EXPANSION UPDATE - Feb 2017

Play a Leading Role as We Put a Stake in the Ground to Expand Good Shepherd Submit Your Capital Campaign Response Forms by April 9

As our congregation enters an exciting time of growth during Good Shepherd’s Capital Campaign, we invite you to play a leading role in our church’s future. We want to fulfill God’s vision for ministry and mission for us here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. And we need everyone’s help to achieve this goal.

During the campaign—spanning from March 2017 to March 2020—our goal is to raise $500,000 over the three years, including raising $220,000 over this next year. The estimated cost for the renovation and expansion is $1.3-$1.45 million, but we have asked the architect and general contractor to consider add-ons and value engineering to bring the costs down to $1.2 million.

Please prayerfully consider how you or your family can play a leading role as we put a stake in the ground while we hear God’s call to move forward in faith along with Him as we expand our reach and our impact. Receiving your capital campaign contribution by Sunday, April 9, 2017, will enable us to become one step closer to achieving this vision by planning accordingly for our future campaign. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Capital Campaign Committee.

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

Attached are pdf files to download:

Timeline
Building Fund
Building Floor Plan

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