sanctuary with tall cross at the back of the altar on a red banner with wooden beamed cieling.

Bringing the Light of Christ to All Creation

 This is more than our tag line.  This is our Vision.  We are focused on living and communicating our mission to bring the Light of Christ to all Creation.  We grow and thrive and remain vital through communication, stewardship and prayer, supporting our pastors, staff, volunteers and congregational community.

 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.  Nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house."    

Matthew 5:14-16 

Some Details

Membership

Group of parishioners shaking hands in the aisles.

We have a very active, inter-generational congregation

Baptized                         395

Confirmed                      290

Average Attendance     135

History

Old black and white photo of the parsonage house with late model cars in front

From the first service in 1955 in the parsonage living room to the most recent gathering, Morning Star has been a vibrant, sharing community.

Staff and Lay Leadership

Pastor Chris in a jacket and tie with his two sons.

Our staff, led by Pastor Chris, is ready to help with whatever is needed.  The "make it happen" team includes a great team of Church Council and committee members.

Facility

Side view of the white stone church building showing the bell tower and chapel window

Our building is just off 84th Street and Indian Hills Drive.  There is something going on every day.  Enter from the West just below the bell tower to find the Church Office and from the East under the Preschool awning to find the Preschool office.

Our Partners in Faith and Service

ELCA

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Morning Star is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  For resources and information on mission projects see the ELCA national site

Nebraska Synod

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We are part of the Nebraska Synod of the ELCA.  Check out their site for details on gatherings and other statewide events and programs.

Lutheran Family Services

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Many of our projects are coordinated through our partnership with Lutheran Family Services here in Omaha.  They have been a key resource in our "Welcome the Stranger" mission.

Table Grace Ministries

Store front view of Table Grace Cafe

Morning Star continues our partnership with Simone and Matt Weber as they have pursued their mission of feeding body and soul.

Habitat for Humanity

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Morning Star has been a long time supporter of Habitat with monetary commitments to the annual builds and active volunteer teams.