Mission Statement:  "Morning Star Parish is a partnership of five congregations
rooted in Christ, our Morning Star, and reflecting Him in relational ministry with
one another, both within and beyond our doors."

Vision Statement:  "Morning Star Parish strives to be a welcoming community of disciples
rooted in Christ - our Morning Star, and engaged in purposeful, relational ministry through
uplifting worship, community fellowship, life-long learning, pastoral care, and service to others,
including outreach to our community and world."

2017 Morning Star Parish Council Members:
American - Alan Klefstad  (President)  & Darlene Forde (Secretary)
Pekin - Dawne Massey & Kayte Avdem (V Pres.)
Sheyenne - Mary Ann Ensrud & Larry Hoyt
Sigdal -Phyllis Haugland & Patty Anderson
Warwick - Kevin Walford & Ben Walter
Parish Treasurer - Gayle Klefstad

Please contact your council representatives for questions or comments.

September Worship Schedule &  Readings
American Lutheran, Pekin Lutheran, Sheyenne Lutheran, Sigdal Lutheran
and Warwick Lutheran Churches of
Tolna, Pekin and Warwick, North Dakota
Pastor John A. Monson
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September 10

8:00am - Sigdal
9:30am - Warwick
11:00am - American

First Reading - Ezekiel 33:7-11
Psalm 119:33-40
Second Reading - Romans 13:8-14
Gospel - Matthew 18:15-20
September 17

8:00am  - Pekin
9:30am - Sigdal
11:00am - Warwick

First Reading - Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:[1-7] 8-13
Second Reading - Romans 14:1-12
Gospel - Matthew 18:21-35
Thanks to all the Morning Star Parish volunteers who provide special music during Services and other special
worship services.    Anyone interested in joining the music group for future special music, please contact
Pastor John.
(Click on photos to enlarge)
MSP Christmas Caroling
(photos by Debbi Brude - click on photo to enlarge)
September 3

8:00am - Warwick
9:30am - American
11:00am - Pekin

First Reading - Jeremiah 15:15-21
Second Reading - Romans 12:9-21
Gospel -  Matthew 16:21-28
Pastor John
Morning Star Parish ministry team
Pastor John Monson
Bernice Heck, GIFTS Ministry
Marilee Eikom, GIFTS Ministry

The MSP All Parish Music Worship
Services will be held on the 5th Sunday
of the months that have 5 Sundays, and
they will be at American Lutheran at
9:30am.  The
2017 All Parish Music
Worship Service dates are:
Jan 29, April 30, July 30, Oct 29,
& Dec 31
September 24

10:30am - All Parish worship service
at American with Potluck Dinner
to follow
This is Pastor John's last Sunday
Happy Retirement Pastor John!

First Reading - Jonah 3:10, 4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Second Reading - Philippians 1:21-30
Gospel - Matthew 20:1-16
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