The Morning Star Blog

The Morning Star Blog

Preparing for Palm Sunday

Traditionally, we have gathered together outside the sanctuary with palm branches raised as we hear the account of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem and then join in procession into the sanctuary to continue our service on the Sunday leading into Holy Week. This Sunday will be different but we can still lift our branches together to celebrate this moment. In order to…

Planting a “Garden” of Prayers

Do you have a time set aside for meditation, prayer, or scripture reading? One way to create this time and bring some color to a space in your home is to make a paper prayer garden. Each day you can write down 2 or 3 short prayers or names of people onto a paper flower, cut it out and paste onto a garden background. After a week of prayers, you will begin to see your…

A New Way of Being Church Together

It has been a little over one week since life for many of us turned upside down quickly. We were already experiencing a change in environment at church for the last month as we moved worship to the Fellowship Hall while waiting for our furnace to be repaired. It was actually a joy to be worshiping in the old sanctuary space and we even welcomed some new members during our…