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A Letter From The Elders / Mask Update

August 13, 2021 Dear Morning Star Church Family,  As your elders, we have spent hours in prayer at every stage of this pandemic and this last week has been no exception. We want to clearly communicate with you about our church gatherings. A case can be made biblically on both sides of the mask debate, and we want people to be able to make a conscientious decision on the issue. This is why we will be continuing our worship services…

August Financial Update

Hey Church Family,  This past Sunday we had a great fall kickoff! It was wonderful to be together—with the sanctuary, children’s rooms, and lobbies filled with people—to worship, learn from God’s Word, take communion, and celebrate 15 baptisms! That’s 15 more individuals who publicly declared their love for Jesus, decided to follow Him for the rest of their lives, and are joining us in leading people to pursue a Jesus-first life! One guest told me that he really sensed the Holy…

Baptism Photos 9.19.2021

Thank you to our amazing photographer, Morgan Anderson! Use THIS LINK to view and download your baptism photos. Congrats to the following for getting baptized! Henry McFerron Ethan Tribbey Emma Tribbey Vivienne Chin Cole Gwyn  Noah Little Olivia Norris Maddison Kelly Jack Hinman Savannah Hinman Shelley Free Holland Boyd Kaya Miller Tom McCall

MStar Kids Online Changes

Hello parents!  If you’ve been engaged with the weekly online lessons for kids, there’s a change starting this week! We will now be posting the current month’s kids lessons on the Kids page here: https://www.mstar.church/mstarkids/ We hope this change helps you in your planning and schedule as you lead your kids as the primary disciplers. If you have any questions or would like more resources, please email us at kids@mstar.church  Thank you for leading your Kids to pursue a Jesus-first life!Louie,…

MStar Kids Lessons 8/29

Preschool Lesson To Print:Activity Page and Coloring Sheet Songs for the lesson:https://youtu.be/pm277wFBBv8 Lesson to watch:https://youtu.be/LS1U2s9rpFU Elementary Lesson To Print:Activity Page Lesson to watch:  https://vimeo.com/591843352

Staff Update

We already miss Pastor Chris and his family very much. Please continue to pray for them as they transition to the new areas of ministry God has for them. Many of you have been asking what our next hiring plans might be. We believe that we need to focus on our Children’s and Family Ministries. The Mstar Kids team is doing a fabulous job with part-time staffing and we have had a vision for a long time to strengthen this…

July Financial Update

Hello Church Family,  With our July books now closed, we’re able to give you a more detailed financial report including taking a look at our expenses through the second quarter (January-June). Many of you have noticed and commented to me regarding the downward trend of giving over the past couple months. This trend not only continued but accelerated in July. Let me give you the numbers and then I’ll make some comments.  JULY GIVING REPORT / MINISTRY FUND  July Budget:…

MStar Kids Lessons 8/22

Preschool Lesson To Print:Activity Page and Coloring Sheet Songs for the lesson:https://youtu.be/_UE4VpfEhj4 Lesson to watch:https://youtu.be/IPMRn1NWXrU Elementary Lesson To Print:Activity Page Lesson to watch:  https://vimeo.com/588482011

Kids Lessons 8/15

Preschool Lesson To Print:Activity Page and Coloring Sheet Songs for the lesson:https://youtu.be/cG5cCg_pRAA Lesson to watch:https://youtu.be/LTrW0ZRRjrU Elementary Lesson To Print:Activity Page Lesson to watch:  https://vimeo.com/586017393

Sports Camp Recap & Update

MStar Family, Thank you for the prayers you prayed, the snacks donated and the hours of service! I believe this Sports Camp was by far the best we’ve had. We had 102 kids come through the doors of MStar. Each day they learned more and more that God loves them and wants a relationship with them. There were families coming from as far as Canby to attend!  Did you know almost 20% of them said they didn’t have a church…