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. "
The Green Envelope offering this month goes to one of Morning Star’s strategic outreach ministries: the Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center who transform young lives through a Christ-centered program that is committed to the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual development of each child. Learning through play is the heart of our curriculum with emphasis on helping children to interact, cooperate and grow together in community. Sarah Dumke, our new Director of the Preschool said the funds received would be used towards improving the playgrounds which are in need of updated materials and fixing some drainage issues. Thank you for caring about the children, families and teaching staff that are ministered to every day through our “Step Up to Quality” highest rated preschool!
Every month our Outreach team tries to provide us with a volunteer opportunity! In August we will host the monthly Crossroads Connection, a ministry that provides a meal & worship service along with household necessities for inmates who are working towards rebuilding a life once their time is served. Typically inmates family members join them for the meals and service. Come to this special worship service on Sunday, August 8 at 6 PM. We will need lots of help setting up, serving the meal, cleaning up, helping with worship or even interacting with those working on their second chance at life. Contact Todd or Deb Washburn for more information on how you can be involved in this great service project. New team members are always welcome on the Outreach Committee!
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!
August ~ Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center
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!
The Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers (NWFT) was formed in March 1979 as one of the first clubs in the American Volkssport Association (AVA). The Trailblazers meet at Morning Star Lutheran Church on the first Monday of the month except January, July and August. If the first Monday is a holiday, we then meet on the 2nd Monday of the month. The meetings are open to the public. We have a short program followed by a business meeting. Then it’s time for coffee, treats and fellowship!
AA meets at Morning Star weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Click on the link for more informaton.
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.
God's Reach Envelops Every Need
A big THANK YOU to everyone for your help with God's Work, Our Hands Sunday! In addition to stuffing MANY socks for homeless vets, several members cleaned the church building, helped with landscape clean up, called homebound members, delivered communion and collected pantry goods! We also were able to present a check to Table Grace Cafe for over $1,600!
A friendly competition ran through the month of January between Team Flakes (last name begins with A-L) and Team Puffs (last name beings with M-Z). Participants increased the donation from the cereal collected last year. In 2019 we donated a total of 2,249.9 oz. This year we donated a total of 3,023 oz. from this fun competition was donated to the Kountze Commons Food Pantry. The Flakes were victorious this year with a total of 1,955.4 oz over the Puffs donation of 1,067.85 oz. of cereal. Thanks everyone for participating!
Thank you all for making Christmas merrier for the children and families of Lutheran Family Services and Westside Boys & Girls Club!
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.