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! 

Thanksgiving Eve community worship at Trinity Evangelical Free Church. Sunday evening, November 18th at 6:00 The offering will support the PEM food shelf. All are welcome.

November 14th

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting the 9th Annual Chili/Chicken Noodle Soup Cook Off fundraising event. Due to construction at Good Shepherd this year, this event will be held  in the Peace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, the 14th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is a community event, so anyone from the community is encouraged to make their special homemade chili or chicken noodle soup and join us for this fun event.  Please invite family  and friends to join us. Watch for email updates.

Cookie Walk - December 1
7:30 – 11:00 am

COOKIES, COOKIES, AND MORE COOKIES!! Do you know what you plan on baking for the cookie walk? If not, start planning now, as it is only about a month away. We ask each family to donate between 12-15 dozen Christmas cookies.

Mark your calendars for the children's
Christmas program on Sun, Dec 16 
 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.

Good Shepherd’s 40th anniversary was wonderful! What a joy to see friends who returned to celebrate and hear the many stories. Thank you to all who brought food, our talented musicians, those who prepared and decorated the sanctuary, all who worked on tracking down and inviting members who no longer live nearby, those who put together a display of our history, those who organized and participated in the golf outing and everyone who helped set-up and clean-up Click here for more 40th Anniversary Photos

Coffee Shop

The first coffee shop will be held on November 18. 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  dig into some real life faith issues with videos from Rev Nadia Bolz  Weber (the tattoo pastor). We’ll consider what it means for us today and  look at Bible passages about each topic.

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