We are very active in our mission to serve as Christ served. We partner with several local, national, and world organizations to serve those in need. If you don't find a project that interests you, share your ideas with the Outreach Committee.
" I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. "
Food4Friends is an original Morning Star ministry that provides a complete Thanksgiving dinner to the “working poor” families of the Omaha Metro area including families from Lutheran Family Services, the Westside Boys & Girls Club, and Table Grace Café.
Morning Star is able to deliver around 150 delicious meals during a time that can be financially taxing to families struggling to make ends meet. We hope to raise several thousand dollars in the next few months to continue this beloved and necessary outreach event. Thank you for your help in making this a reality!
It’s not too early to be thinking about this ELCA-wide day of service. We have already begun collecting items to put together socks filled with toiletries for homeless vets at New Visions; clothing and household goods for the Westside Family Resource Center; and fabric, sewing notions, and underwear for Days for Girls. Here’s how YOU can help:
Stuff a Sock for Homeless Vets
Socks are filled with essentials and given to New Visions for distribution to the homeless. Needs:
Westside Family Resource Center
The center hosts a clothes closet, food pantry and life skills training for ages 18-21. Needs:
Days for Girls
They advance menstrual equity, health, dignity and chances for all by transforming periods into pathways.
Morning Star Housekeeping
We will take care of some deep cleaning needs around our beautiful church home.
A ministry of Morning Star to help those in recovery!
Morning Star Lutheran Church is part of a 15-church coalition working together to build a new home each year with Habitat.
Morning Star is proud to offer a 5-Star Step Up to Quality Preschool & Child Care Center! Click below to find more information!
Table Grace Ministries is empowering people through their cafe, mobile food truck, job training programs and so much more!
September ~ Food for Friends
Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger. As a major outreach initiative, we are partnering with Lutheran Family Services to host refugee families and help homeless vets. Join us as we provide continuing support and encouragement in this program.
Join the prayer shawls knitters and crocheters on Sundays. Please take a prayer shawl if you know someone in need of comfort and prayer.
The LFL is stocked with a variety of good, quality books that we hope will interest you and our neighbors. Take a book or leave a book...LFL books are always free!
AA meets at Morning Star weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM & 8 PM and an all women's group on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Click on the link for more information.
This Depression BiPolar Support Group meets weekly at Morning Star on Thursday nights at 7 pm. Click on the link or call 402-502-HOPE (4673) for more information.
Al-Anon members are people just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. The Morning Star Chapel is the location for a weekly Al-Anon meeting on Wednesdays at 12 Noon.
God's Reach Envelops Every Need
Morning Star participates in the annual ELCA God's Work, Our Hands day. Congregations across the globe give a day of service back to the community. Stay tuned for what we will do this year!
Each Christmas Morning Star is proud to partner with Lutheran Family Services and Westside Boys & Girls Club to provide gifts for those who cannot afford them.
Food For Friends started about 20 years ago by a member of Morning Star, Bob Donovan, who saw a need to feed his "working poor" brothers and sisters a Thanksgiving meal. These were individuals, some he knew and some he didn't know, who worked hard every day but never seemed to earn enough around the Holidays to have those special meals. A Green Envelope offering started with the first few years seeing approximately 50 families with Thanksgiving meals delivered by Morning Star volunteers.