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Kids Lessons for 5/24

Hello parents! We hope these lessons have been helpful for you and your kids as you seek to lead your family in a Jesus-first life! If there’s any way we can help in your at-home discipleship, let us know. We are here to serve you. Our Kids staff made these short videos for you in a series we’re calling, How to “Do Church” at Home.  They are simple ways how we lead our families on Sunday and throughout the week. Hopefully…

Daily Devo 5-22-20

An Article from the Gospel Coalition Oregon Churches statement of unity

Reopening Update 5-21-20

Dear Morning Star family, It has been said many times, but we can’t say it often enough: We miss you and love you very much. Our prayers for you continue to be fervent and consistent as we seek to lead you to pursue a Jesus-first life. As you can imagine, we’re getting lots of inquiries about our future plans. Pastor Scott shared about the framework for regathering in a recent service, and if you’d like to hear what he said,…

Pastor John’s Notes from Bible Study Roundtable

Roundtables: How to Study the Bible. Definition for Studying the Bible: The quest to discover the meaning that has been conveyed in a text. What are the benefits of studying the Bible?  2 Timothy 3:16-17: Teaching, training, correcting, rebuking. Psalm 1:1-3: You will be spiritually fed Jeremiah 15:16: There is great joy and delight Psalm 119:3-4,11: Guide to life, helps us not to sin. What are some barriers to studying the Bible?  Time Satan Habits Cultural The Bible requires action…

Prayer Guide: May 24-30

20 minutes with Jesus prayer guide In His Word. Begin by carefully reading one chapter a day. While you’re reading, write down things that stand out to you, questions you may have, and what you think the passage means. Then look for a command to follow, a promise to proclaim, and a prayer to be prayed. Write them down, too . . . then obey, proclaim, and pray! In Prayer. Our prayer emphasis is three-fold: We’ll pray for our church,…

Kids Sunday School for 5.17.2020

Hello to all of our parents! Thank you for taking advantage of this week’s lessons for your kiddos! Could you please take a moment today and fill out this brief survey so that we can know how to best partner with you? Thanks! Mstar Kids Louie, Savanna, and Candace Today’s Preschool Lesson: BIG IDEA: I can pray to Jesus anytime, anywhere, and about anything. BIBLE BASIS: Acts 12:1–19 KEY VERSE: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Click on the following link to…

PPP Loan Letter

Dear Morning Star Family,  I am writing to you, along with our entire Board of Elders, to share some good news regarding the PPP loan (Payroll Protection Plan) that we recently received from our bank.  When COVID 19 began drastically disrupting our world in mid-March, we experienced a significant drop in giving that was alarming. During this time, the government approved a stimulus package that was very favorable to small businesses with special consideration given to churches. After much fervent prayer,…