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!

Worship Sundays at 9:00 in church or on 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.

Join for 9:00 worship at church or join us in your pj’s or with a cup of coffee at home. Whatever makes you more comfortable. Please read the required documents if attending church services. Facebook and YouTube are recorded live at 9 am on Sunday mornings. Watch live or any time after.

Join us at 9:00 church service.

Connect to Facebook Worship is live streamed at 9 am and also available any time after.
Connect to Youtube Worship is live at 9 am and also available any time after.
Webpage:  Scroll to Worship with us and click on the Facebook or Youtube icon that are right underneath.

Education Opportunities: Kids Connect on Zoom--Groups will meet weekly to chat, play games, movement or music activities… Starts June 9 & 10. Group by last year’s grades if you can come at that time. Invite friends to come too.
• Kids Connect 4th-6th grade Tuesdays at 10 am
• Kids Connect 2nd-3rd grade Tuesdays at 4 pm
• Kids Connect Kindergarten-1st grade Tuesdays at 5 pm
• Kinds Connect Preschool and under (parents are welcome) Wednesdays at 5 pm

Youth have already volunteered as mentors and tech leaders for each Kids Connect! Email carole35@charter.net for Zoom links.

Bible story activity kits
Vegetables of the Spirit

Each kit will include 1. links to a Veggie Tales video 2. activities around the themes of Gratitude, Forgiveness, Courage and Sharing 3. Supplies for craft and projects related to the themes.

Sign up now. Pick up activity bags in July. This will be open to the community, friends, grandchildren… Just need to sign up and pick up!

Bible Study @ 10:30 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.

Prayer

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.

Do you need a mask, a meal, someone to talk to, help with errands?  If you or someone you know has a need, let Pastor Krista or the church office know.  If you would like to be one of our volunteer helpers let us know.

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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when you do your shopping!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Bookmark the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1323971 and support Good Shepherd every time you shop. The more you shop, the more Good Shepherd receives!

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

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)

Steps:
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!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
& Worship

Please review the following documents with the requirements for attending worship at church. We will still continue to offer worship online.

Worship during Covid-19

Covid-19 Preparedness

Questions and Answers

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.

ZOOM Coffee & Conversation

Would you be interested in joining a group of people for coffee and conversation via Zoom?  Let Pastor Krista know and we will get something set-up.


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?”

 

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:

Letter

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