(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!
Here are some things coming up in the near future:
Labor Day Weekend – Sunday, September 6th
Join us for regular services here or online. I know many of you may be traveling, but many of you may be having family travel to you. This weekend is a great opportunity to show your family who MLC is and what we’re about! "Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894." The first thing God gave Adam was a job—to tend the garden and take care of it. Work is an opportunity to be a witness. Whether one is a farmer, CEO, plumber, computer programmer, teacher, full time parent, educator, doctor, construction worker, etc.—it gives us a chance to be ambassadors for Christ. Let's come together and praise God for the work He has given us today!
Kickoff Weekend – Sunday, September 13th
We are excited to kick off the summer sermon series, EMBRACE, as we dig into where God is leading us. This weekend will look different at each service:
- 8:00a service will be in the Sanctuary.
- 9:30a service will be outside, so bring a lawn chair to the building! This will be a family friendly service with safe games, crafts and snacks for the kiddos to follow the service.
- 11:00a service we will be outside, so bring a lawn chair! At this service we will recognize our CONFIRMATION students and pray a blessing over their continued journey in their faith.
Sunday School begins! – Sunday, September 20th
If you haven’t already, please register your kids for Sunday school. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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