Whether you want to create a poster for a special event or prepare the trays for communion, there are needs that match your talents and time. Our paid staff is very small, so much of what we do is dependent on the time and talents of members.
" And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good."
2 Thessalonians 3:13
Reusable fabric masks have been approved for general use. You can help supply this critical need.
Pastor Sara Jensen has reached out to us. Social distancing is hard. Help encourage the Immanuel residents.
Although services are virtual, we still are filling the services with beautiful music. Call the Church Office if you can share your musical gifts.
Do you have an idea or project for kids stuck at home? Are you willing to do a fun Sunday School video? Contact the Church Office.
See the weekly email updates for our prayer list. Pray for our Morning Star members, staff and families. God's presence with us has not been cancelled.
Call, email or send a note to your fellow Morning Star Members! While we are socially distant this is the best gift we can give each other!
Stay connected to the Morning Star community. This time of social distancing can be especially difficult to those how live alone. Being house-bound with the whole family can also be a challenge. Dust off your Church Directory and make a few calls. Stay connected through social media. Send a text.
Follow the instructions below and drop off any completed masks to Morning Star.
See below for instructions of follow the link for more details:
If you are looking for a way to help from home, I invite you to write notes or have your kids draw pictures to encourage Immanuel residents. Feel free to ask your friends or send this to teachers who are in contact with students, etc. All you have to do is take a photo of the note or drawing and send it to me via email. Our company (immanuelcommunities.com) will be printing these and distributing to residents. My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Pastor, Pacific Springs Village
805 South 173rd Court, Omaha, NE 68118
Telephone: (402) 829-3271
Join our leadership team - the Church Council. Click here for a few words from our council president, Jeff.
Most of the activites and much of the church maintenance is coordinated and managed by the various church committees and they are always looking for new ideas and energy.
Every worship service requires a lot of helping hands. See the Worship page for more or click the volunteer list below for specific opportunities
Special events always need extra help. Watch the announcements and the volunteer page for opportunities.
Elected Church Council Members have oversight for all the operational needs of the church. Members of the council are elected by the congregation for 3-year terms.
Elected Ministry Investment Committee members manage our Endowment Fund and Youth Scholarship Program. This committee also assists in the distribution of memorials and other special gifts.
Leadership of the Church Council help to guide the council. This committee is made up of the council officers, elected by the council, and the lead pastor.
Board members oversee operations of the Preschool & Child Care Center in coordination with the Center staff and director and provide assistance and guidance as needed.
This committee is responsible to reach-out to the local community and ensure we are inviting to potential new members and visitors.
This committee coordinates Sunday School, Bible studies, and other Faith Formation activities. They are also responsible for the youth and vacation Bible school programs.
This committee oversees the financial affairs of the congregation. This includes budget planning, operating expenses, and capital management except those funds specified elsewhere (scholarship, memorials and endowment.)
This committe guides and enlists the congregation members in bringing Christian compassion, support and aid to those in need.
This committee assists in recruiting and nominating new members for the committees and council.
This committee is appointed by the Church Council to serve as a communication channel between staff members and the council and to ensure adequate and competent personnel are hired to support all members of the congregation.
This committee ensures the church building and grounds are well maintained. They also advise the church council of any concerns and the possible remedies.
This ministry coordinates events and other internal church activities intended to encourage active participation of new and existing congregational members.
The primary role of this committee is to coordinate the annual pledge drive and to promote giving of time, talents, and treasure.
This committee promotes excellence in the worship services by assisting the pastor and music staff and overseeing the support activities such as acolytes and ushers.
1. Council is extremely pleased to announce its new Executive Team:
· Jackie Froendt, President
· Laurel Thiel Mooney, Vice President
· Kim Hawkins, Secretary
· Lori Mueller, Treasurer
Your new Executive team is wonderfully talented, ambitious and committed to Morning Star’s Mission! We’re excited and blessed to have their leadership and service!
2. Council analyzed and discussed the work of the Task Force formed to develop a safety-driven plan to reopen the Preschool and Child Care Center for the children of Essential Workers. Recognizing that (i) the Task Force had the input of accomplished medical/healthcare experts; (ii) the important role that the Preschool and Child Care Center plays in Morning Star’s Mission; and (iii) the worthy goal of supporting Essential Workers, Council voted to authorize an enrollment-capped reopening of the Preschool and Child Care Center pursuant to the Task Force’s plan and consistent with the Health Department’s directives. At such time as the Covid-19 infection curve cooperates and the Health Department loosens current enrollment limitations, we look forward to being able to have the Preschool and Childcare Center operating with full enrollment.
3. Council analyzed and discussed the work of a separate Task Force formed to develop a safety-driven plan to permit Worship within our building. We all share a strong desire to again gather together and worship and we’re working to make that happen as soon as we believe it can be done safely. While the Preschool operation benefits from separate classrooms, constant monitoring and other structural protections, gathering for worship presents different challenges. The recent experience at St. Margaret Mary’s informs us that we must proceed with maximum care for the well-being of our Members, Pastors and Worship leaders. We anticipate that the Task Force will soon be communicating with each Member directly in furtherance of their work to help us achieve our goal of meeting together for worship as soon as we can safely do so.