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"Why are You Weeping?"
April 9, 2023
For thousands of years, followers of Jesus have met at sunrise to celebrate his resurrection with cries of “Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Hallelujah!”
"It is Finished."
April 7, 2023
An observance of Good Friday called “It is Finished" is based on the gospel of John, Chapters 18 and 19.
"Do You Know What I Have Done?"
April 6, 2023
The word “maundy” comes from Latin roots and is related to our word for “commandment.” In our tradition, the night before Good Friday calls us to a remembrance of Jesus in the Upper Room with his friends, sharing a meal with them and washing their feet just before he was arrested.
Walking with Jesus on Rugged Terrain
March 5, 12, 19, 26 &
April 2, 2023
A five-week Lenten worship series called “Rocky Ground: Walking with Jesus on Rugged Terrain ” will begin on Sunday, March 5, as we make our way to Easter with humility and repentance.
The Table: A Place for Everyone
February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2023
A four-week worship series called “The Table: A Place for Everyone” will begin on Sunday, February 5, as we explore the practical effects of generosity.
Invitation + Incarnation
January 22 & 29, 2023
A two-week worship series called “20/40 Vision: Invitation + Incarnation” will begin on Sunday, January 22, as we explore a vision for a church that is willing to face the realities of the 21st Century.
January 8, 2023
On Sunday, January 8, we at Morning Star will observe Epiphany, the celebration of the wise men’s visit to the Christ Child. The message, “Starring . . . You,” will be rooted in Matthew 2:1-12 as we reflect upon the light that guides us and the light that we shine into the world.
New Year's Day
January 1, 2023
On Sunday, January 1, we at Morning Star will welcome 2023 with a renewed commitment to love God, follow Jesus and serve others. The message will be rooted in Jeremiah 31:31-34.
December 25, 2022
Morning Star’s Christmas Day service will include story time for the children, a performance by the Reader’s Theater cast, and classic Christmas carols.
A Great Light
December 24, 2022
Morning Star’s family-friendly Christmas Eve services will include candlelight, Christmas carols, favorite scripture readings and special music. Come, O Come, Emmanuel!
November 27- December 18, 2022
A four-week worship series called “Once Again: Yesterday’s Words, Today’s Hope,” will begin on November 27. As we make our way to Christmas, we shall listen to the voice of the prophet Isaiah, teaching us not just to celebrate what God has done for us but to keep our eyes open for God’s mysterious work of deliverance and healing.
November 13-20, 2022
A two-part worship series called “Both/And: A Realistic Approach to Faith” will begin on Sunday, November 13, as we explore some misconceptions about religion.
November 6, 2022
On Sunday, November 6, we at Morning Star will observe All Saints’ Day as we come together to give thanks for the beautiful witness of loved ones who have died in the past year. The message will be rooted in Ephesians 1:11-23 as we reflect upon the inheritance of faith that we’ve been given by those who have gone before us.
Seen & Unseen
Adopting the Worldview of Jesus
October 16-30, 2022
A three-week worship series called “Seen & Unseen: Adopting the Worldview of Jesus” will begin on Sunday, October 16, as we listen once again to some of the most popular and intriguing words of Jesus.
Confirmed, It's NOT what you KNOW
Sept 11-Oct 9, 2022
A five-week worship series called “Confirmed: It’s Not What You Know” will begin on Sunday, September 11 thru October 9, as we explore some of the core expressions and experiences of our faith as followers of Jesus. Worship will take place at Morning Star Church on Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 AM in the sanctuary and at 9:30 online at www.mstarlc.church. All are welcome!
Hogs on Ice
September 4, 2022
A sermon where we explore our independence with our Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer and each other.
She Speaks "4 Powerful Quotes
August 7-28, 2022
A four-week worship series called “She Speaks: Four Powerful Quotes from Four Powerful Women” will begin on Sunday, August 7 thru August 28, as we consider the words of fairly well-known women in our holy text who appear as central characters on Sunday morning less often than the men in their stories. Worship will take place at Morning Star Church on Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 AM in the sanctuary and at 9:30 online at www.mstarlc.church. All are welcome!
10 Keys: Unlocking Faith
May 29 - July 31, 2022
Our ten-week worship series called “10 Keys: Unlocking Faith” will begin on Sunday, May 29, as we consider ways that the words of Jesus connect with the 10 Commandments. Worship will take place on Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 AM in the sanctuary and at 9:30 online. All are welcome to participate in these interactive services for all ages!
Two Gifts From Jesus
May 15 & 22, 2022
A two-week worship series called “Two Gifts”, as we consider important conversations that Jesus shared with his followers. The messages will be rooted in John 13:31-35 & John 14:23-29,
The Voice of the Shepherd
May 8, 2022
An exploration into listening or hearing the voice of our shepherd Jesus
A Great Adventure in Grace
April 24 & May 1 2022
An adventure exploring Jesus's grace that he gave towards his disciples. One whom many think deserved none. The other whom many think received it. We explore the idea if one understood grace before the other disciples and the other didn't understand, until he did.
Easter: While it was Still Dark
April 17, 2022
We give thanks for the new life that Jesus offers us. The message will be rooted in John 20:1-18, as we remember the early followers of Jesus and how they moved toward the light “While it Was Still Dark.”
Easter at Sunrise
April 17, 2022
We will greet the sunrise with a worship service outside on the grounds of Morning Star Church. This service will include celebration in song, an observance of Holy Communion, a community reading of the Easter story and an interactive symbol of transformation.
Good Friday: Stations of the Cross
April 15, 2022
This year’s service will include reflections on the Bible passages that tell the story of Jesus’ death on the cross.
Palm Sunday: Go Ahead
April 10, 2022
Our journey toward Easter will continue on Sunday, April 10, as we observe Palm Sunday and Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with much fanfare. The message will be rooted in Luke 19:28-40.
Margin: Creating Space to Breathe Deeply
March 6-April 3, 2022
Our five-week worship series “Margin: Creating Space to Breathe Deeply” will begin on Sunday, March 6, as we observe the season of reflection that leads us to Easter Sunday.
Less is More
February 6, 13, 20 & 27
Our four-week worship series “Less is More: Cultivating the Practice of Generosity” will begin on Sunday, February 6, as we consider what it means to be invited by God to give for the sake of others.
January 9, 2022
On the Sunday we remember the baptism of our redeemer Jesus Christ, we also take time to remember our own baptisms and maybe even get baptized ourselves.
January 2, 2022
As we take time to celebrate Epiphany and the new year, Pastor Amy takes us through Matthew 2:1-12 and challenges us to pick a Star Word to be our North Star for the coming year.
December 22, 2021
Blue Christmas has become a tradition at Morning Star, as we minister to those who are trying to find "Light in the Darkness".
November 28-December 24, 2021
This four-week series is designed to invite people to consider the value of simplicity in Christmas celebrations..
the Work of the People
November 21, 2021
Our Executive Minister, Stuart Davenport, preaches from the book of Acts 2:42-47 and reads a letter that he wrote to his Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.
Provoked to Peace
November 14, 2021
In 1 Samuel 1:4-20, we read of the story of Hannah and how she comes to be with peace even before her situation is resolved.
For the Sake of the Crowd
November 7, 2021
On this All Saints Day, Pastor Amy preaches from John 11:32-44, the part where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.
October 31, 2021
It's Halloween and we are having fun. Worshipping outside, dressing up in our costumes and team preaching! Pastor Amy, Kathy Naegele-Delgado and Stuart Davenport lead us through Colossians 3:12-17.
September 19 - October 21, 2021
The "Practicing Life" sermon series is about "Connecting with God in Daily Tasks". This series is in tandem with the Wednesday Night Pastor's Bible Study.
The Stories That Made Us
August 15 - September 12 2021
In "The Stories That Made Us" Pastor Amy has us take a child like look at faith.
Back to School Sunday
Morning Star's Executive Minister, Stuart Davenport, preaches from Luke 2:41-52 and shares that we must get, be and stay connected.
Envisioning Morning Star
July 11 - August 1, 2021
Pastor Amy, together with the folks of Morning Star, casts a vision of what's to come.
July 4, 2021
Pastor Amy preaches about Freedom from 2 Corinthians 3:12-18.
Where You Go
June 27, 2021
On our first Sunday with our new Pastor, Amy Wilson Feltz, she preaches from Ruth 1:11-17.