Bible Study and Prayer Group

8/1/2018
 
MorningStar Church is hosting a Bible Study/Prayer Group once a month at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.  This study is being led by Matt Thisse.  Please feel free to come join us (guests are welcome) for an evening of study, prayer and fellowship.


National Day of Prayer

5/3/2018
National Day of Prayer, held the first Thursday of May, is a day set aside in the United States for people of faith to pray for the nation and its leaders. Several million people are expected to participate in this call to prayer.  Please consider observing this day in prayer with your family, friends and coworkers.

 

History

In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer, including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.
 
The National Prayer Committee was formed in the United States in 1972. It went on to create the National Day of Prayer Task Force, with the intended purpose of coordinating events for the National Day of Prayer.  According to the Legal Information Institute, the President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.


Come to the Table

5/20/2018
Ladies are invited to gather at the table with MorningStar Church for an evening dinner with fellowship. This event will typically be held the third Sunday of every month. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m.  Please let us know in advance if you are attending or have a specific dietary need, so we can accommodate.


Mother’s Day

5/13/2017

Join MorningStar Church in celebrating Mother’s Day, held each year on the second Sunday in May.

History

Mother’s Day was proclaimed in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson and first celebrated on May 9, 1914.  It was designed as a day to give a public “thank you” to all mothers.  It is typically celebrated by most with gifts, visits, and flowers.

The origin of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans.  But, the modern day roots stem from a tradition established in the 1600s by early Christians in the United Kingdom (UK), where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated.  Mothering Sunday was a festival held the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ.  It was later expanded to include all mothers. 



Father’s Day

6/17/2017

Join MorningStar Church in celebrating Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday in June as a day to honor men who embrace fatherhood and its role in society, develop strong paternal bonds, and positively influence their children.

History

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world. In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson attempted to give it the same attention as Mother’s Day, but could not get the support from

Congress. It was finally proclaimed as an annual celebration in the United States by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 and was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
Since the Middle Ages, March 19 has been the customary date for the celebration of fatherhood in Europe. It is observed as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in early Christianity. Coptic Christians celebrate this feast on July 20.


Vacation Bible School

7/15 to 7/19
 
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Kids from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to attend MorningStar Church’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). This year is Maker Fun Factory, a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors and discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Register today!
 


Good Friday Service

3/30/2018

Please join MorningStar at 7 p.m. for its Good Friday service.  On the night Jesus was betrayed, the last thing Jesus did before he was arrested was spend time with his disciples and then pray in the garden.  In that same spirit, we are inviting you to share time and your testimony with fellow members of MorningStar.


Adult Game Night

4/27/2018
Members 18 years of age and older are invited to join us at 7:30 p.m. for an adult game night. Get a babysitter, hang out with church members and play some games.  Please bring your favorite game and a snack to share.


Splat Experience

3/11/2018
As seen on tour with Casting Crowns, Marc Eckel of Splat Experience uses his Christian performance art ministry to create stunning visual tapestries set to music and narrative messages. You are invited to come watch as Mark creates his latest work of art.


Whirly Ball

2/11/2018
 
Adults and teens are invited to join MorningStar Church for a fun social outing to play Whirlyball. Start time is 1:30 pm.  This event has limited availability – first to pay will play. The cost is $15 per person. The event date and time  is tentative.
 
Whirlyball Michigan
41550 Grand River Ave,
Novi, MI 48375
 
http://www.whirlyballmichigan.com/