Morningside Lutheran Church exists to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, which results in changing lives and a commitment to follow His example.
Whether within our church walls, down the street or on the other side of the globe, when you serve others in Jesus' name, you are ministering. It takes a team of people serving and ministering together to share the Gospel of Jesus each Sunday morning and throughout the week. Serving is a vital part of who God created us to be and what He calls us to do. We demonstrate the love of Jesus in our church by generously giving our resources, time, talents and energy to others. Through serving, you will find purpose, satisfaction, deeper relationships and joy! You can receive more information about getting involved at MLC here.
MLC FOOD PANTRY - Each Wednesday from 10:00 am -3:00 pm, the MLC Food Pantry is available to those in need. Photo ID is required to receive assistance.
MORNING GLORIES QUILTING MINISTRY - The Morning Glory Quilters meet together every Tuesday morning at 8:00 am in the MLC kitchen lounge to sew and hand tie quilts that are donated to those in need, both locally and around the world.
PRISON MINISTRY - Join others from MLC, once each month, as they minister the love of Jesus to those in local prisons in Iowa and South Dakota.
SIOUX CITY GOSPEL MISSION - Join others from MLC as they minister the love of Jesus at monthly worship services at the Sioux City Gospel Mission.
SOUP KITCHEN - Be a blessing to others by serving alongside other MLC friends as you serve at the Siouxland Soup Kitchen. Serve others by preparing, serving and cleaning up after a meal at the soup kitchen. Volunteers serve a meal every three months.
If you would like more information about any of these community ministries or would like to find out how you can be involved and a part of the team, please contact the church office here.
MISSIONS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA - Lutheran Asian Ministries (LAM) is a missions organization based out of MLC. LAM exists to share the good news of Jesus and the love of God with the people of Southeast Asia and to pursue and establish relationships with their governments and the churches leaders in those countries. LAM works in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
The people in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam are among the poorest in Asia. More than 25% survive on less than $2 per day. Although the Church is growing in incredible numbers, less than 1% are Christian.
LAM works throughout the Southeast Asian nations to help the poor and improve life. LAM cooperates with the Lao, Vietnam, and Myanmar governments to help in the development of religious, educational, and well water objectives. LAM accomplishes this by funding and staffing projects in Southeast Asia that partner with others to help people in need.
As we meet physical and spiritual needs, we strive to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ with each person we meet.
Lutheran Asian Ministries is a growing organization with numerous projects occurring at the same time. We invite you to partner with us in projects which speak to your heart.
Contact Pastor Tom LoVan for more information at TomLovan@morningsidelutheran.com.
MISSIONS TO GUATEMALA (HELPS INTERNATIONAL) - For more than 10 years, MLC has sent mission teams to serve in Guatemala on medical missions trips. Medical teams include physicians, nurses, surgical assistants, dentists and medical and dental aides, along with kitchen staff and interpreters. Clinic physicians will see up to 2500 people in a week, surgeons will perform around 125 procedures, and dentists will see up to 300 people in a week.
Other teams will install 50-60 indoor stoves for families in need, helping to prevent devastating burns to both adults and children that occur around cooking fires. Each family that receives a stove also receives an outdoor cooker and a water filter. Stove recipients pay a portion of the cost for their stoves, while all medical and dental care is free to the people.
For more information, contact Karen Eberle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSIONS TO HAITI - Adults and youth from MLC share the love of Jesus with the people of Haiti. Once one of the wealthiest of the European colonies in the world, Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. MLC has sent out teams through the Praying Pelican organization to partner alongside local pastors and churches to encourage the Hatian people, both physically and spiritually. To find out more about joining a mission team to Haiti, please contact Paul Peterson at PaulPeterson@morningsidelutheran.com.
MISSIONS TO MEXICO - Mexico Missions International exists to bring the Good News of Salvation to the people of Mexico with the Lutheran perspective in the power of the Holy Spirit so they may experience the true love of God through Christ. MMI's mission is to plant and organize healthy congregations in the Northeast area of Mexico, with a sound theology based on the Scriptures and guided by the Holy Spirit, so they may become powerful tools of God to expand His kingdom. Spirit of Joy Lutheran Community Church was MMI’s first congregation established in Monterrey, Mexico 12 years ago by Pastor Enrique Estrada. For more information please contact MMI at email@example.com.
MISSIONS TO THE UNITED STATES - High School and Middle School youth spend portions of their summers each year ministering to people in various parts of the United States. The youth partner with several different mission-sending organizations, ministering to people's physical as well as spiritual needs through construction, painting, yard work, work at food shelves and soup kitchens, organizing VBS programs, and much more. To learn how your child can be a part of a mission trip or how you can chaperone a trip, please contact our High School Youth Director, Paul Peterson at PaulPeterson@morningsidelutheran.com.
If you know of a mission or non-profit organization that you'd like MLC to consider supporting, please fill out this form HERE. Applications must be received prior to October 1, 2017, in order to be considered for the 2018 budget year.