(Update on September 25)
On behalf of myself, our staff and leadership teams, I wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for your continuous and generous giving over the last few months. There have been many uncertainties while planning services and events during a pandemic and transition, but you have stayed faithful to the ministry during these times. We cannot function as God’s hands and feet in our community and around the world without your giving. Thank you!
Going above and beyond!
There will be many opportunities in the coming months to invest outside of your general giving. In our Narthex you will see a fundraising booth for the 2020 Harvest Food Drive. There are many families during these times who are looking for their next meal. Let’s help bless this community by going above and beyond and donating to this fundraiser. Stop by the booth this weekend, write a check to Morningside Lutheran Church with “Food Pantry” in the memo, OR click the link and give online: MLC Food Pantry (Gift type: click “give one time”; Funds: click “MLC Food Pantry”). Let’s be a church known by our cheerful giving during a difficult 2020! We’re all in it together!
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
(Update on Sept. 4)
We have certainly had an interesting summer (to say the least), but I sense excitement and energy for what the Lord is doing through MLC! Whether you have been able to join us at the church building or have been joining us online, we continue to grow in our relationships with one another and with Christ. To Him be the glory!
Sunday School begins! – Sunday, September 20th
If you haven’t already, please register your kids for Sunday school. Email email@example.com for any questions you may have. It’s also not too late to serve as a leader or classroom helper.
Our staff and leadership teams are excited for this fall, and I hope you are too! See you soon!
(Update on Aug. 14)
As we approach the fall season I wanted to give you some things to expect in the near future.
New Service Times
Beginning August 23rd we will be back to our four services on Sunday: 8:00am (traditional), 9:30am, 11:00am and 2:00pm (multicultural). Each service will be in our Sanctuary and will have the following protocol in place:
▪ There will be safe spacing between seating.
▪ Masks are encouraged (not required). Hospitality will be wearing masks.
▪ All hospitality members are having their temperatures checked as they arrive.
▪ Each service will run around 45 minutes so we have time to sanitize with the proper amount of time.
▪ We ask that if you have flu/cold-like symptoms, please stay home.
We are taking intentional and thoughtful measures into making this a safe place to come and worship Jesus together! If you do not feel safe coming back quite yet, no problem! We will continue to livestream our 8:00am and 11:00am services.
KidZone (Sunday School) and Student Ministries (Wednesday Night)
We are excited to have our kids and students back to grow in their faith with one another. We will have similar protocols in place to ensure the safety of your student. Please register your student today! Children up to 5th grade can register through the link HERE. Youth 6th-12th grade will register using this LINK.
We cannot do these ministries without you. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please let us know if you are able to serve as a co-leader in our KidZone or Student Ministry by emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All training will be provided!
Let’s move forward together, boldly and courageously, as we enter into a New Era of the Lord’s guidance and provision! May the Lord bless Morningside Lutheran as we make Jesus known throughout Siouxland and beyond!
“As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ." 2 Corinthians 9:13