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! 


Mark your calendars for the children's
Christmas program on Saturday December 15

Thank you to everyone who took part in any way in the 9th annual Chili/Chicken Noodle Soup Cook-Off. We raised $1119 for the Plainview-Elgin Food Shelf.

Congratulations to the winners of the Cook-Off! Winners were:

Professional Chili Green Prairie Assisted Living
Professional Soup Bennett's
Individual Chili Jim Mason
Individual Soup Sue Tangen

Cookie Walk


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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)


Pastor Nicole Rockne! She was ordained on October 29 with a great crowd  from Good Shepherd present to celebrate. She is now pastor at St. Ansgar's Lutheran in Cannon Falls, MN. Pastor Nicole sends her thanks and gratitude for a wonderful two years.


Coffee Shop

The first coffee shop will be held on December 9th. Enjoy fellowship, flavored coffee, hot  chocolate, and sweet rolls. Money raised will support the youth trip and other youth ministry.

Sunday forum at 9:30 am
"Have a Little Faith"

We will finish up our forums from Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, who delivers life-changing advice that will make us think, laugh, feel more whole, and even more holy. Join us on December 2nd (Forgiveness) and December 9th (Grace). We meet in the Music Room.

Ski Trip
January 21, 2019

Save the date and join us for a ski day at Coffee Mill. We are looking for caring adults/drivers to join us. If available, contact Carole Joyce or Pastor Krista.

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

Youth often say the service trip is the most meaningful of the summer trips. You will see the world and your faith in a totally different way as we meet new people and reach out in service and love in Chicago. Sign up is going on NOW. Make a deposit to reserve your spot. Friends are welcome too. Contact Carole Joyce at carole35@charter.net to get a registration form.

Coming up in January

  • Beach Party for Infants Age 3 & Parents January 13 worship & 9:15
  • PreK-2nd Grade sing at worship January 13 at 10:30 am worship
  • Service Sunday for All Age - Care packages January 27 at 9:15 am

God's Work: Our Hands

66 LWR health kits, 30 Ronald Mc Donald lunch bags, letters to Operation Christmas child, pretzel sticks for local  first responders, and cards for Camp Noah. What an awesome day! Thanks to your hands and donations and for Thrivent's participation.

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. 



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