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The Lights at Morning Star

Dates and Times: Every weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in December before Christmas, and December 23 and 24. 6-9 pm.   The Why: As followers of Jesus Christ, we know that He is the answer. John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” There are so many challenges in our community— COVID-19, the recent wildfires, and isolation from the things and folks we love. People are craving opportunities to get together and experience joy.…

Kids Lessons for 10/18

Preschool Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring PageLesson to watch: https://youtu.be/MwYkMAEekNc Elementary Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring Page 3) Family Activities, Sheet 1, Sheet 2Lesson to watch:  https://vimeo.com/467861498

Kids Lessons for 10/11

Preschool Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring PageLesson to watch: https://youtu.be/ZttqDFQeG_w Elementary Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring Page 3) Family ActivitiesLesson to watch: https://vimeo.com/465541541

MStar Kids – Changes to Funny Money

Hey Mstar Kids and families! Any of you still have bags of funny money floating around? Good news! We will be transitioning out of the current funny money system but you will have an opportunity to do a “final cash-in” of all existing funny monies.  Us as a team decided that high touch systems, such as funny money, would have to be done away with in order to maintain as clean as possible of an environment for our youngest members…

Genesis Sermon Series Synopsis

BEGINNING AGAIN: SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT FIRST THINGS A study in Genesis 1-3  //  Fall 2020 Many people who begin reading the Bible with the best of intentions find themselves discouraged and giving up within hours, if not minutes. Here’s what I mean: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”—so far so good . . . “And Mizraim begot Ludim and Anamim and Lehavim and Naphtuhim and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from which came the Philistines) and Caphtorim” (Genesis…

Welcome to the Board: Scott Lute

Hello, my name is Scott Lute. My wife Kelle and I have attended Morning Star since the first official service was held on July 4, 1982. Following my retirement from the business world, it was my long term relationship with this body of believers and the prompting of God’s Spirit, that led me to join the Morning Star staff in January of 2015 for a few years assisting the pastoral staff. My wife and I became Christians shortly after we…

Welcome to the Board: Bill Schutz

Hello Morning Star family, I’m William (Bill) Schutz. My wonderful and lovely wife Jan and I have been married for 35 years since both graduating from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!!). I retired in 2017 after spending 40 years in service with the U.S. Army and the Oregon Army National Guard. We have two awesome daughters. Melissa is currently a Major in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC but will soon be returning to Oregon to continue her military career…

A word from Pastor Scott

Over the next few weeks, we are going to take a second look at first things. By this I mean we are going to look at certain verses found in the first three chapters of Genesis—verses that deserve another look, verses that show why there is something rather than nothing. Why are we doing this? The answer is because this is how we learn everything in the universe is contingent and dependent on God’s Word for its existence, why idolatry…

Kids Lessons for 10/4

Preschool Lesson Materials to print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring Page Lesson to watch: https://youtu.be/NBKWvn2Pfhs Elementary Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring Page 3) Family Activities Lesson to watch: https://vimeo.com/463160623

Kids Lessons for 9/27

Preschool Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring Page Lesson to watch: https://youtu.be/spV1rfyBfsY Elementary Lesson Materials to Print: 1) Home Guide 2) Coloring Page 3) Family ActivitiesLesson to watch:  https://store.gocurriculum.com/pages/go-plus-videos?id=3398617628718 The platform for the elementary lessons has been updated to give you access to today’s lesson, as well as previous lessons. The “Featured Video” at the top will be the current lesson. Enjoy!