Group of women serving ice cream in the Welcome Area

Putting our hands together to make things happen

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

Internal support needs


portrait of council president, Jeff

Join our leadership team - the Church Council.  Click here for a few words from our council president, Jeff.

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Group gathered around a conference table

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. 

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Worship Support

two women laughing while preparing communion

Every worship service requires a lot of helping hands.  See the Worship page for more or click the volunteer list below for specific opportunities

See the Worship page


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Call the Church Office to find out areas you can volunteer!

Special Events

Crowd in the parking lot during the Trunk or Treat event

Special events always need extra help.   Watch the announcements and the volunteer page for opportunities. 



Church Council


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.

Recent meeting highlights

Ministry Investment Committee


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.

Executive Committee


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.

Preschool Advisory Board


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.



Evangelism Committee


This committee is responsible to reach-out to the local community and ensure we are inviting to potential new members and visitors.

Faith Formation Committee


This committee coordinates Sunday School, Bible studies, and other Faith Formation activities.  They are also responsible for the youth and vacation Bible school programs.

For more on education programs

Finance Committee


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.)

for more on giving plans and budget

Outreach Committee


This committe guides and enlists the congregation members in bringing Christian compassion, support and aid to those in need.

For more information on particular programs

Nominating Committee


This committee assists in recruiting and nominating new members for the committees and council.


Personnel Committee


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.

Property Committee


This committee ensures the church building and grounds are well maintained.  They also advise the church council of any concerns and the possible remedies.

For more about our facilities

Social Engagement Ministry


This ministry coordinates events and other internal church activities intended to encourage active participation of new and existing congregational members.

Stewardship Committee


 The primary role of this committee is to coordinate the annual pledge drive and to promote giving of time, talents, and treasure. 

Worship and Music Committee


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.

July Meeting Highlights

  • Council approved a Job Description for a Director of Youth and Faith Formation who will coordinate and promote youth faith formation programs and work across all of our generations to support our faith journey.  The next step in this exciting effort is to focus on how we may fund and implement this important element of our Strategic Plan.
  • Council approved a two-prong initiative from our Outreach Committee to (i) support homeless Veterans in our community; and (ii) to provide additional assistance to our sponsored refugee family aimed at providing a bridge to self-sustainability.  The initiative would be implemented through a grant from Immanuel Foundation being pursued by the Outreach Committee.
  • Ric Miller delivered a report on the Nebraska Synod Assembly attended by our dedicated representatives Ric, Kyle & Ariel Wolfe.  One (of the many) takeaways was the Bishop’s view of a congregation with vitality: (i) people growing in spirituality; (ii) the existence of a defined purpose or plan; (iii) a congregational support and pursuit of that purpose/plan; and (iv) shared leadership.  We hope and believe you see Morning Star in that definition!