Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
The Doxology reminds us to consider God's many treasures in our lives. The final "Amen" provides a powerful exclamation mark as we lift our worship offering to the Lord, providing assurance that our meager gift has been consecrated for a greater purpose. As it is lifted up to the Lord, there is joy in knowing that God will use these gifts for the sake of the collective mission we share together - Bringing the Light of Christ to All Creation!
"One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
Pledge and share in the weekly offering. These funds are spent on general operational expenses and service projects. See below for information on setting up an automatic donation with your account or call the Church Office for assistance.
Each month our Outreach Team designates a focus for giving. Green Envelopes are provided in the pews to allow for gifts to be gathered for this focused project.
Primarily funded by memorials and special gifts. This is an endowed fund which distributes funds with three focuses: special one-time needs within the church like seed money for a new program, local area programs, and world relief projects.
We are blessed to have generous donors who have funded an endowed scholarship program. Each year we select undergraduate students who have recently graduated from high school and have actively served our church community as acolytes, ushers, or have participated in our other outreach and support programs.
In order to minimize unexpected impact to our operating fund, we have established a building maintenance fund. These funds are used to support major facility expenses.
This fund is distributed at the discretion of the Pastor often to quietly assist those with unanticipated needs.
From time to time there is a special request to meet a one-time need. Memorial or special gifts can be designated with Council approval.
Participating national retailers will donate a portion of each sale to Morning Star. Register and find participating retailers.
Download this app and visit participating local businesses. This is a way for local businesses to donate to local charities.
Check your companies donation matching program. Your donation may also be eligible for a Thrivent match.
Questions about charitable giving and tax impacts? Unsure of the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017? Check out the presentation notes below.
(from a presentation given October 20th & 21st, 2018 by Lori K. Mueller, CPA Treasurer, Morning Star Lutheran Church )
How to be Charity-Generous & Tax-Thrifty
October 20th & 21st, 2018
It will be my pleasure to discuss any of these Charity-Generous & Tax Thrifty measures with any member who is interested. Lori K. Mueller, CPA Treasurer, Morning Star Lutheran Church 402-334-0600