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! 

Begins on Sunday, May 28th and goes
through Labor Day weekend, September 3rd.

We have one Sunday worship service at 9:00 a.m.

 Our 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening worship services will take place
from Wednesdays, May 31st through August 30th.

Blessing of Backpacks
and School Activities
August 30 at 7:00 pm

Bring your backpack or football, soccer ball, musical instrument... We will bless the school year and all your activities.

School Supply Collections

The School Supply Drive for our PEM Kindergarten – 8th Grade kids begins Sunday July 31st. All supplies are welcome, but the following are in the highest demand:
Dry erase markers & dry erase erasers
Pencil pouches or cases
Wire bound tablets or Notebooks -- wide & college rule
Pencils & erasers
Folders
There will be a box in the narthex in which to put your donations.

Operation Christmas Child

Now is the time for thinking about our fall service project, Operation Christmas Child, which provides a shoebox full of useful and fun items for a child in a 3rd world country. Why do we start with this project now? The answer: school supplies! These items are included in the boxes and are on sale starting in July. As you buy school supplies for your own children, please consider buying the following items that are in short supply in our Operation Christmas Child “stores”: pencil sharpeners, pointed scissors and crayons. Any items are gladly accepted though, except liquid glue (no liquids allowed). If you have questions, contact Ginny Mielke @ 534-3357.

 

Good Earth Village campers

Fourteen children from Good Shepherd attended camp at Good Earth Village this summer. Thank you to the congregation for your financial support for each of these students.

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering
Where: Houston, TX
When: June 26 - July 2, 2018
Who’s invited: All students in grades 8-12
during the 2017-2018 academic 
year

Sign up with Pastor Krista or Carole Joyce by September 10.

 Statement of Intent

Register for Sunday School

It’s time to register for Sunday school! We will need ALL children to be registered prior to attending the first day of class on Sunday, September 17th . All children who are 3 years old (by September 1st) through 8th grade are encouraged to sign up. To help with the scheduling process, we would appreciate all forms be turned in by August 31st.

7th & 8th Grade
Confirmation Ministry

Confirmation Kick-Off will be Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 7th and 8th grade students and parents will gather at 6:00 p.m. for a meal. We will order in a main dish and ask you to contribute toward the cost. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and your own beverages. We will look ahead at our year together.

Bedtime Bible Story Night
3-Year old and Parents:
September 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

Children who turn 3 by September 1st and their parents are invited to get ready for starting Sunday school. Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. will kick-off the next step in your faith journey with Bedtime Bible story night.

Ebeneezer Sunday Worship
and Picnic
Sun. Sept. 10 10:30 am

 Join us and invite your family, neighbors, and friends as we raise our “Ebenezer” or “stone of help” and give thanks to God who is our “help” not only in times of trouble but always.

 God's Work Our Hands

Teams of 7th-9th graders served in the community during June. We worked to fight hunger, warm babies who can’t hear, and care for God’s creation. We received this thank you from the library: "Good Shepherd Super Heroes, Thank you so very much for your stalwart support of the Plainview Library. You scanned over 5000 barcodes to help us take down that anti-fact space creatures and promote reading and critical thinking. Humanity owes you a great debt of gratitude."

 

Boundary Waters

We give thanks for the safe return of our high school youth who traveled to the Boundary Waters in July.

Warm Meals

Under the leadership of Vicar Nicole, Good Shepherd will be beginning a program to provide warm meals to those in need. Contact the church office to help prepare meals or to share the name of someone who could use a meal.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - GROWING TO SERVE, GROUNDED IN FAITH

Good news - we are 2/3 of the way toward meeting our goal of $500,000 in pledges! If you haven't had the opportunity to fill out a pledge form (contact the church office for a packet of information and a form if you need one), there's still time. Look over the materials and prayerfully consider how God may be calling you, fill out the form and return it to the church office or share the info via email.

Another way you can help us meet our goal is by sponsoring a matching gift. You could give a gift that  would match additional giving/pledges that come in up to a certain amount. Contact Pastor Krista if you would like more information on how this would work.

As we continue to work toward meeting our goal, please continue to pray for our church. With the rain we have received over the last month, we have discovered some additional areas where the rain is coming in. We are going to need to make the repairs to the western wall and roof, and we believe God is giving us this opportunity to also build our space to best do ministry. Take a look at these exciting plans when you walk into the church or on the church website.

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