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! 

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We are trying something new and we hope you will check it out. Starting Wednesday, January 4th we will be offering a worship experience on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The Wednesday services will have a different message from those on Sunday, less singing, more active participation, sometimes including activities and other times including video clips. Come check it out and tell your friends. Worship on Wednesday will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

Together In Faith

2nd graders leading John 3:16 after learning about It's Not Fair.
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Together In Faith

Kindergartners: The Lord’s Prayer (February 12 and 19 at 9:15 a.m.)

We look forward to seeing kindergartners and their parents to learn "The Lord's Prayer” and about the meaning of this special prayer that Jesus gave us.5--1st Grade God & Gifts

We will meet at 9:15 a.m. on February 12 and 19. Gather in the fellowship hall—the room closest to the kitchen. On Sunday, February 26, our kindergartners will lead the Lord's Prayer during worship services. Sunday school students will sing during the 10:30 service that day.


 Sign up for Good Earth Village summer camps now.

Confirmation Retreat

Check out the many Confirmation retreat photos. 


Burning the Christmas tree, by the High school youth.

 Statement of Intent (pledge sheet) for 2017
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God and Money

Summer Boundary Waters
Trip -- July 23-28

NOW is the time to sign up for the summer Boundary Waters canoe trip. There is nothing more awesome—full of awe—as spending a week in God’s glorious creation. We are so blessed to have the pristine Boundary Waters so near.

We need your deposits in by January 10th (or sooner) so we can reserve 1 or 2 groups. One group has potential to include additional adults, so let Carole know if you are interested.Contact Carole Joyce at carole35@charter.net or 269-9374 to join the trip.

 Care Packages

Thanks to everyone for contributing and packing
on Jan 29. Click here for more photos.


Would you like to donate items like microwave popcorn, hot chocolate packets, fun sized candy, post- its, or other little items our post high school and military might enjoy? Put items in the box in the narthex. 


Food Backpacks

Thank you to all who have filled back packs for PEM school children. Jake Thompson has transported backpacks. Pastor Krista has transported food. Confirmation students have filled them. We are thankful that families who need weekend food have the chance to receive it.


On behalf of the capital appeal campaign committee and the church council, we would like to share some exciting news with everyone! Last Sunday at the annual meeting there was a unanimous vote to proceed with the 2nd capital appeal campaign!!!!! We are ecstatic to have the support from the congregation and feel blessed to have the privilege of moving forward. At this time we want to share what those next steps are: 

  • We will be contacting individuals/families for personal meetings to build our leadership base. Please let us know if you would like a personal meeting arranged. Contact Pastor Krista, krista.goodshepherd@gmail.comor the church office. We will also be scheduling two congregational events for informational sharing:
  •  Sunday February 12th at 9:15 in the sanctuary between services: sharing of our timeline and information on our pledge drive.
  • Sunday March 5th at 9:15 in the sanctuary between services, and 6:30 pm at the church: kick-off our pledge drive.

Attached are pdf files to download:

Building Fund
Building Floor Plan

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