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.

Registration is open now through May 15th. We will have a blast exploring how Jesus is with us and rescues us!

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.

May 12 is the last day of Sunday school for the year. Come celebrate as the preschool - 2nd grade sing during the 8:00 am worship service. We will recognize teachers at both services. During the education hour, students will celebrate with their classes. We will have a special craft project and, of course, snacks!

Good Shepherd has the most amazing team of people who pass on the faith by teaching and supporting the Sunday school and Confirmation ministry of this congregation!!!! Thank you to the following people for the commitment they made to grow in faith and relationship with our children all year long. Parents, take time to thank these faithful leaders—especially your child’s teachers.

Good Earth Village Bible Camp Registration is Open!

Good Shepherd will again be taking a group to the Adventurers camp at Good Earth Village for any students completing grades K-4. This is a one day camp on Wednesday, July 24th. The camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with lunch provided. You pay a deposit of $30 and Good Shepherd will pay the rest because it is such a great experience! Carole Joyce will carpool to and from GEV in Spring Valley and join you for the day. If you would like to participate in this  great opportunity please sign up on-line at goodearthvillage.org and let us know in the office that you did. If you have any questions please contact Carole Joyce.

Celebrating Palm Sunday

Making communion bread 

We welcome these students to
Holy Communion

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Brunch

Click here for more Easter Event Photos

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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)

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

Seven youth are traveling to Chicago July 28 - August 2, along with Larissa Jurgenson and Carole Joyce. Keep them in your prayers as they prepare to serve and learn in the city. This experience will widen our understanding of the body of Christ and how we work together.

Signing our names on the new building walls.

Confirmation Ministry

The Service of “Affirmation of Baptism”, also known as “Confirmation”,took place on Sunday, May 5 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Confirmands will shared their faith statements with their parents, peers, and other caring adults at the confirmation banquet on Wednesday, May 1. We had a meal together at 6:00 p.m. Click here to see more photos.

Baccalaureate Sunday
May 19th

To honor our 2019 graduates, a special baccalaureate service will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. This baccalaureate service will be a time for us at Good Shepherd to show our love and support to these graduates, and to celebrate God’s love that has brought them to this day and leads them into a bright tomorrow.

Coffee Shop Sunday, May 19th

The last coffee shop of the school year will be May 19th.
Thanks for your support of the youth!

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.


Thank you all who participated in the Lenten soup suppers by serving, bringing food, cleaning up, and eating. Your offerings will support our ministry as the youth head to Chicago to learn and serve.

A huge thank you to all who helped make Palm Sunday a wonderful morning. Thanks to the Children’s Choir and musicians. Thanks to all who worked in the kitchen and who brought food and supported the event! Our new building was blessed by all who wrote messages on the walls. Thank you to everyone who beautify the sanctuary for the different seasons of the church year.

Thank you in advance for the lawn mowing and gardening teams who are gearing up for spring and summer work. It’s not too late to sign up! Thank you to Joe Suntken for filling in many of the potholes in the church parking lot.

Thank you to everyone for your patience during this time of construction.

4th graders leading the creed

 Preschool leading prayer

1st graders God and Gifts

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...

Click here for more building photos!

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