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!

For the health and safety of those in our congregation and wider community, we are suspending all in person services of worship, soup suppers, and educational programming until further notice.   Online worship services are found on Facebook, the local cable channel and our YouTube channel.  Coffee & Conversation on Sunday Mornings at 9 am. Stop by via Zoom on Sunday mornings to say ‘hi’ and have conversation with others. Check the newsletter for Zoom details. We will be sending out weekly updates via email and Facebook.

Worship with us at Facebook click the small f below, or on Youtube click the small arrow icon below.

Miss your friends at Good Shepherd?
Watch this video to see some of them.

Worship services are about half an hour long. Join us in your pj’s or with a cup of coffee. It’s come as you are. Facebook is recorded live on Sunday morning and available to view anytime after. Youtube is posted around 9:30 am on Sunday morning (YouTube has taken as little as 30 minutes to over an hour to get posted).
Connect to Facebook Sunday worship is streamed live at 8 am and then available anytime after. The Youtube (and webpage link to Youtube is a higher quality recording).
Webpage:  Scroll to Worship with us and click on the Facebook or Youtube icon that are right underneath.
Find us on Youtube
Bible story time--Sundays on Facebook Weekly Bible story time posted live on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. There are also children’s messages that are part of Sunday Worship.

Education Opportunities: Spark Sunday school has developed a short family video for each week--music, Bible story, activity -- all in a fun 10 minutes. A couple of families previewed it and said it is great! Watch for it on the church Facebook page. It will show up on Sunday morning, but can be done any time you want.

Carole is also watching for other interesting and fun faith experiences. If you have any ideas please contact Carole.

Bible Study @ 10 am. Join us on Sunday mornings as we take a look at some of the Psalms. The Psalms tell it like it is: the good, the bad, the ugly. The Psalms have seen it all in their 3000 year history, and these conversations with God have stood the test of time. Come explore some of the psalms with us via Zoom.

Confirmation--Confirmation students will meet in small groups using Zoom. Information is sent to families via email.

Senior HIgh Ministry Zoom Gathering. Zoom gathering for all high school students will be Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm. All high school students and any friends who would like to come are invited. We will connect with each other and try a virtual game or two.


Pass on prayer requests to the church by emailing the church office or contacting Pastor Krista. Lift up a prayer at noon for our world, country, and community.

Caring for one Another

Check on others via phone, email, text, etc. If anyone needs an errand run or a meal, etc., contact Pastor Krista or the church office. We have a list of people who are willing and able. Care ministry going strong praying and sending messages. They are praying and sending notes like crazy.

Community Blessings in Soup

Area churches, community members, and business are all working together to make gallons of soup to be distributed to those in need. The Good Shepherd church kitchen is being used for production. A local business has donated freezer space, the cooks are limited to those who have cooked in restaurants and know health codes, and then there are a few others helping so that there is no more than 3-4 people in the kitchen spread out in separate workstations.

How Can I Give/Help

II Corinthians 8:1-4  Paul speaking to the Macedonians: “Now ….we want you to know about the grace that God has given…for out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in the rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able and even beyond their ability. In these difficult times, we learn to “Give”, for in our Giving; be it a phone call, email, text, running an errand, providing a meal, etc. we receive so much more in return!

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Good Shepherd was approved for funds from the Payroll Protection Program.  The funds we receive are intended to cover 2.5 months of payroll, utilities and mortgage interest.  Any amount not used in those categories will become a loan payable over the next two years at 1% interest, with a 6 month deferral in payments.  The funding we receive will help make up our income deficit.  At the end of March we were $10,000 behind budget of net income minus expenses.  Thank you to everyone who is able to continue giving their offerings during this time.

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)

Considered Online Giving?
Simple – Convenient – No cost – Full Control
One Time Gift or Regular Giving -- (Weekly or Monthly)

Go to our Web-site page give
Select “Give” – Double Click on the Phone –
Follow the directions -

Once on the Vanco site, you will be given a step by step process:
Create your profile – email address, name, bank routing number and the account you wish to draw from and password etc.
Select your preferred start date, donation date and frequency (weekly, monthly etc.)
Select the fund(s) you wish to contribute to: General, Building Fund, Youth etc.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office or Tom Anderson – 507-993-8236 or Tom.plainviewfbm@gmail.com. Thank you for contributing to the ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In this time of uncertainty remember God’s Word from the book of Esther 4:14 “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” God is working through you to bring blessings to those around you and to this world. Continue lifting up one another and our world in prayer and reaching out and checking-in with others. You are making a difference!

Let’s join together to pray: Eternal God, amid all the turmoil of the world your love is everlasting and your strength never fails. Be with us in these day when gathering together as often as would like is not possible. Where hearts are fearful and minds are anxious, grant peace and hope. Where impossibilities seem to close doors and windows, grant imagination and resistance. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. When we must be apart for reasons of safety, we trust that you surround us with your sheltering wings. Encourage us in connecting as we are able, reaching out to our neighbors in need and being persistent in prayer. All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Please join us in praying for Good Shepherd and committing to our church’s future through “A Place To belong, believe, become” campaign. In the coming weeks, you will receive a letter with an invitation to participate. Please read the materials carefully and join us in this campaign.

Capital Campaign Brochure
Capital Campaign Letter
Capital Campaign Response form

“With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. To God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all generations.”
Ephesians 3:20-21

Capital Campaign Part 2

Capital Campaign Part 1

Caring for God's Creation

Family cleans ditches during shut down

Bottle feeding cattle

Together in Faith

Second Grade: “What’s Fair?”


A week (or several days) at Bible camp is a wonderful way to have lots of fun, explore God’s amazing creation, and have great faith conversations. Good Shepherd will pay part of the  fee for any student who would like to go to camp at Good Earth Village this summer! This offer  is for any student Kind-9th grade. (Full scholarships are available for anyone with financial need. Just talk to Carole Joyce or Pastor Krista.)

See the options and register at goodearthvillage.org. Send your registration and deposit directly to Good Earth Village. Then let Carole Joyce or the church office know you are going!

Only want to go for one day and go with Good Shepherd friends? Sign up for July 22nd and we will carpool together.


Sunday, September 8th

Ebenezer Day

The Blessings

The Fun

Click here for more building photos!




Blessing of the rooms.

Please join us in praying for Good Shepherd and committing to our church’s future through “A Place To belong, believe, become” campaign. In the coming weeks, you will receive a letter with an invitation to participate. Please read the materials carefully and join us in this campaign.

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