Determine a need and established a congregation.
Built the church building and added the education wing.
Added stained-glass and a balcony to the sanctuary. Pastor Ashley retires.
Welcomed Pastor Spong, launched the pre-school and installed the pipe organ.
Welcome pastors Hall, Young, Fricke, and Cavendish. Added the chapel and bell tower.
Welcome pastors Schacht and Miller and several actrivities sourounding our 50th anniversary.
Continue to grow our programs: scholarship, refugee project, ...
We hope to continue to shine the Light of Christ through service to others and spiritual growth for ourselves.
April - Pastor Martin Ashley arrives to call on prospective members and determines the need for a church.
September - First service with Pastor Ashley in the parsonage living room
December - First service in the House Chapel at 330 South 84th Street.
April - The congregation is organized with 70 charter members
Pastor Walter C. Traub joins Morning Star as co-pastor with Pastor Ashley after retiring from Kontze Memorial Lutheran Church. Pastor Traub serves from 1959 through 1967.
December - Recied gift of porerty at 311 South 85th Street as a memorial to Carl A. and Caroline G. Swanson.
March 19 - Groundbreaking service held for the new church building
April - Construction underway
December 16 - Dedication of the main sancuary of the new church at a cost of $321,845.
Organized by John Boyer
Congregation grows and plans are made to add an education wing for a church office and classrooms.
Altar guld created.
Pastor Traub retires.
Order of Ruth established.
March 18 - Education wing is dedicated.
Pastor Roger Shewanick joins to serve as assistant pastor from 1969 through 1972.
The first of the stained-glass window along the sides of the sanctuary are installed. These depict the stories of the Bible.
Dr. Burd Arganbright is welcomed as a Visitation Pastor.
Morning Star funds church members Dr. and Mrs. Jack Lausterer as medical missionaries to Liberia
Construction of a balcony in the back of the sancuary is completed.
Pastor Ashley retires after 22 years of ministry.
Large stained-glass window in the west end of the church is dedicated,
Pastor Richard Faust begins his ministry at Morning Star.
New altar paraments designed by member Richard Thompson are completed and still used today.
Pastor David Spong arrives and continues his ministry until 1998.
Morning Star Lutheran Church Preschool and Child Care Center is opened under its first director Gloria Spong.
Welcome Pastor Peggy hall to serve as Associate Pastor
Morning Star celebrates its 40th Anniversary with several gifts
Welcome Assistant Pastor Brent Cavendish from 2000 through 2002.
"Bringing the Light of Christ to All Creation" is adopted as Morning Star's vision statement.
April - Welcome new lead pastor Tom O. Miller.
December 3 - Kick-off of 50th Anniversary Celebration
April 29 - Special anniversary service and dinner.
Welcome intrum Pastor Gayle