Grow

Woodblock art of the word "faith"

Grow in Faith and Understanding

As a community of faith we hope to share and grow together.  We offer study opportunities for all ages and all schedules.

" Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good."

Job  34:4

Faith Formation - Growing in Faith Together

Children

Pastor Chris sitting on the altar step with a group of children.

Sunday School and Faith milestones, our children's program focuses on Christian education, family, and relationships; exploring God's will within the world we live.

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Confirmation / Youth

A group of youth on a hayrack ride

Confirmation and youth activities help our young people grow in their faith journey.  Watch the calendar for upcoming Youth events.

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Adult Study

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Several studies are available.  Day times and evening times can accommodate most schedules.   

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Self Study

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Resources are available for self-study and devotion.  Daily devotion guides, weekly readings and links to sponsored sites.

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Other Opportunities

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In addition to the programs coordinated and sponsored here, watch for other opportunities like those sponsored by the Omaha community or the ELCA Synod. 

Theme for Lenten Study

Living Our Baptism ... Five Gifts of Discipleship

  • Live among God's faithful people
  • Hear the Word of God and share in the Lord's supper
  • Proclaim the Good News of God in Christ through word and deed
  • Serve all people, following the example of Jesus
  • Strive for justice and peace in all the earth

Daily Devotional - I Heard the voice of jesus say

Children

Sunday School

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Ages 3 through 6th grade break out into small groups between services Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 am.   We use a professional curriculum that follows the lectionary lesson and incorporates fun hands-on activities.  Special events focused on family participation are also celebrated throughout the year.

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Children's Message

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Pastor shares a Children's message during services.

Vacation Bible School

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During one week each summer, Morning Star sponsors a week of Vacation Bible School.  Watch the events board for details.

Chapel During Preschool

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As part of our ministry with the Morning Star Preschool and Child Care Center, Pastor Chris provides fun and engaging chapel sessions with the kids.

Faith Milestones

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Through-out their faith journey we note faith milestones:  Baptism, Bible presentations, first communion, and confirmation.

Youth Programs

Confirmation

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In preparation for Confirmation of Baptism, middle school students meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the large conference room during the school year.   These sessions are lead by Pastor Chris.  Watch the calendar for any changes to the schedule.

Retreats

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Watch the event page for details on any up-coming high school retreat plans.

Sunday School

Sundays during the Sunday School hour there are programs for both middle school and high school students.  sometimes they meet together, but usually they meet separately to discuss faith and challenges.

Mission Trips

Experiencing a mission trip can be a milestone in one's faith journey.  The Morning Star youth attend the ELCA Youth Gathering every 3 years in addition to more regular mission trips.

Adult Studies

Weekly Reading Review

Wednesday Mornings

Pastor Chris and/or Pastor Glenn lead this weekly lesson reviewing the readings for the following Sunday.  Wednesday 9:00 am in the Large Conference Room. 

Joint Ministry

Thursday Afternoons

Bible study at 1:00 pm at Table Grace Cafe, downtown Omaha.

Lay-led Study

Thursday Evenings

Volunteer lay-leaders are running this study which follows the lectionary series on Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm in the Chapel.  These are the same readings covered during the Wednesday morning study.

Evening Study

Wednesday Evenings

Join us for Lenten Dinner every Wednesday at 5:30 PM along with a discussions on how to "Live out your baptism"!

Self Study

Daily Devotions

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Daily devotion books are published each church season.  Copies are available in the Welcome Center.

Weekly Readings

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March 24 Readings
 

First Reading Isaiah 55:1-9

Psalm Psalm 63:1-8

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Gospel Luke 13:1-9

Faith 5

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 FAITH5™ (Faith Acts In The Home) is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night.  

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ELCA Lectionary Series

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ELCA devotional study series is available.

Link to ELCA Resources

Sunday School Registration Form

Sunday School Registration Form (pdf)

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