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! 

Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory

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Confirmation Ministry

The Service of “Affirmation of Baptism”, also known as “Confirmation”, took place on Sunday, May 6th at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.


To honor our 2018 graduates, a special baccalaureate service was held on Sunday, May 20th  at 10:30 a.m. This baccalaureate service was 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. God’s blessings to all our seniors on their graduation, and we look forward to celebrating with them on May 20!


2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

Where: Houston, TX When: June 26 - July 2, 2018

Please pray for our 10 Good Shepherd youth and two adult leaders, Franny Schwantz and Carole Joyce, as they experience the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, June 24th through July 2nd. Pray for all the leaders and volunteers who make this life-changing event possible and for the whole community of Houston. During the Gathering, go to www.elca.org and look for the link to watch the mass gathering events live.

Our group will ride a bus with other SE MN youth for 2 days down and back. While in Houston, they will worship with 30,000 others, serve the community, and learn & play with all kinds of interactive activities. This experience will widen our understanding of the body of Christ and how we work together. Amazing speakers and musicians will also be highlights. Thanks to Good Earth Village who has organized our bus transportation!

 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)


Jesus is with us wherever we go. How exciting to remember God’s presence wherever we arethis summer! Bring Sunday's Bible reading with you.

Remember to take part in WOW Worship on Wednesday at 7:00 pm whenever you can. This informal worship is served up with cold drinks and treats as well as God’s Word and prayer.

Good Earth Village Bible Camp

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 25. The camp runs from 9:00 am - 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! Pastor Krista 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.

Super Hero Summer

Super Hero Summer Service is for anyone who has completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. If you have completed 9th – 12th grades, you can be a leader/mentor. Be a super hero in the community by helping others. Sign up for one or all weeks, depending on your summer schedule. Transportation will be provided (we can pick you up from your home if needed). You can leave whenever you need to if you have other commitments. Bring your own sack lunch. Other treats will be provided. Service activities planned are:

  • June 6: Road trip to Good Earth Village Bible Camp to help them get ready for summer
  • June 13: Plainview library; BINGO at St. Isadore's.
  • June 20: Creating tag blankets, bowls for Channel One, and attic adventures at GS.

Please contact Carole Joyce at carole35@charter.net if interested. Yes, your friends may come too.

Sunday School Year Celebration

May 13th was the last day of Sunday school for the year. The children sang at Worship. During the education hour, we celebrated Pentecost with roasted marshmallows, wind socks, and bubbles. Ask your kids what that has to do with Pentecost.

40 Years for Good Shepherd

Everyone loves a party.  And we have a great reason for a party.  Good Shepherd was established 40 years ago!

This is a call going out to ANYONE who would be interested in helping to plan and organize our 40th Anniversary party.​  The celebration would be held Ebenezer Sunday​, September 9th.  Ebenezer is a time of celebration and being thankful, so how appropriate. 

If you are interested, please ​contact Sibyl Mason at 651-764-0194 or sibylm12@gmail.com.

Video Team

THANK YOU, Bob Endres, for all the years you took care of the scheduling for Good Shepherd’s Video Team – JOB WELL DONE! Bob has decided to take retirement from his duties, BUT…THANK GOODNESS we have Todd Rau, who graciously volunteered to step up and take over those responsibilities. We are losing two good members of the team due to graduation (William Dunn and Nicolas Crudele), so Todd is hoping to “round up” about 6 new volunteers to help video our Sunday services. If you have an interest in being on the Video Team, please contact Todd Rau at trau219@gmail.com . Todd will be working on putting together a new schedule, so the sooner you can contact Todd, the easier it will make it to get those schedules put in place.



Cindy Fuerstneau has been doing the scheduling for the Lectors for the past few years and Cindy has also decided to “retire”. THANKS, Cindy, for your years of scheduling also. ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE! If anyone is interested in picking up the responsibilities for Lector scheduling, please contact Cindy (cyfuerstneau@msn.com) or the church office. Cindy has the schedule completed through Wednesday, August 29th.


On Sunday, May 13th, the congregation voted to proceed with the revised (taking off the proposed Fellowship Hall) renovation and construction project, estimated at $1.1 million. The goal is to break ground August 1st. This project fixes the problems with the western wall and western roof
and Fellowship Hall roof, all of which are in immediate need. In addition, the Gathering Space is updated, kitchen relocated and becomes a cooking kitchen, and offices will be more secure, located near the entrance. Currently we are meeting with various lenders about a loan. A congregational vote will be needed to secure a loan. Through email and church announcements we will keep you update on what is happening.

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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