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Women's Bible Studies - Spring 2018

April 2nd - April 12th, 2018

$15 - $18

Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer

What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

Thursdays at 9:30 am in the South Auditorium and Thursdays at 6:30 pm in Bethlehem (C4)

(7 sessions, running April 12 - May 24)

Cost: $16

Childcare available during the Thursday 9:30 am Bible study only. Childcare is $3/child or $5/family per week.

Precept Upon Precept: Hebrews, Part 3

Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our Faith

Without faith it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.

Monday at 9:30 am and Thursday at 9:30 am in En Gedi (C6)

(6 sessions, running April 2 to May 7 & April 5 to May 10)

Cost: $18

Childcare available during the Thursday 9:30 am Bible study only. Childcare is $3/child or $5/family per week.

SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion

Find hope if you are struggling with the effects of a past abortion. Learn how to overcome anger, depression, shame, guilt, and a lack of forgiveness toward others and yourself. This 11-week, biblically-based class is held in a small group setting. Our passion is to help you restore your peace of mind and self-worth as you experience how far God’s grace truly extends. Confidentiality is assured.

(Location is confidential for privacy – call Terri Nordone at 503-999-6333 or Patti Williamson at 503-932-1267 for details.)

Cost: $15

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Men's Discipleship: 1, 2, & 3 John

April 26th - June 7th, 2018

As men, we work hard to invest in our careers, our homes, our marriages, our families, and our hobbies. We have a lot on our shoulders. With all that, it can be challenging to take the time to invest in our personal walks with Christ. Join Pastor Chris Meade and other men, and dive into the book of 1 John, growing together as followers of Jesus, and speaking directly into the challenges, responsibilities, and blessings we face as we seek to make Jesus first in our lives. Will you commit to Thursday evenings to be challenged, encouraged, and equipped to grow in your relationship with Christ and other men?

Who: Any man, 18 or older, any place in your walk with Christ

When: Thursdays from 7-8:45 pm, starting April 5

Where: Room B5 (Upstairs)

Cost: $0 . . . just bring your Bible!

Please register to let us know you are coming! See you April 5.

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MSK Starting Point Class

May 6th, 2018

If your child has expressed an interest in committing his/her life to Jesus, then this is the class for you! Starting Point is a class designed to give kids and their parents a clear understanding of what it means to begin a relationship with Jesus. It will equip parents to lead their child to Christ. Recommended age of children attending is 7-11 years.

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Welcome Freshmen Retreat

June 1st - June 2nd, 2018




We're guessing the answer is a big ole "YES"!

We're excited too, so we want to take you away for an awesome overnight retreat. You'll get to hang out with our high school staff and some older high school students and get to know what it feels like to be a RIOT student.

The $45 cost includes transportation, food, games, fun, AND a super awesome time at the pool.

We will be staying in Lincoln City, OR.

Registration will begin at 3:30 pm on Friday, June 2 and we will return to the church by 3:30 pm on Saturday.

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June 3rd, 2018

If you’ve already been our guest at one of our Sunday services, your next step in getting connected at Morning Star is coming to our Connect event.

No matter who you are, connecting at a larger church can be confusing or even intimidating. But we at Morning Star believe that there is nothing more important than being connected to Jesus and to His church. That’s why we created our Connect event—so people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures can come and find it easy to connect and be a part of God’s family at Morning Star.

At Connect, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other people new to Morning Star and some church staff, as well as learn more about who we are as a church, what we are about, and where you fit into God’s plan here and around the world. We do this in a relaxed atmosphere, with some great food and fun conversation. So take the next step to connect and sign up for the next Connect event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Morning Star Tables

June 8th, 2018

$0 - $5

As women, we are created with an intrinsic need for relationship and connection. We know it’s possible to attend church and see the same faces week after week, and still not feel that deep connection. We invite you to gather at the Tables, to make and deepen friendships while you share delicious food and participate in meaningful discussion about the One who connects us all.

Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share or a $5 donation to cover costs.

Please sign up so we know how many to expect!

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Highlife Beach Jam 2018

June 10th, 2018




Join us for a whole day of fun and games in Pacific City, OR. We’ll have food and SO MUCH FUN.

COST: $10

Schedule: Come to Sunlife at 9 am, buses will leave for Pacific City at 11 am and return by 7 pm

Bring a towel, change of clothes, sweatshirt, and sunscreen.

For students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the fall.

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RIOT Senior Retreat

June 11th - June 14th, 2018



You've finally graduated. It's the beginning of the first summer of the rest of your life. What's the best possible thing you could do?

Come to the RIOT Senior Retreat.

It's the last hurrah. Join us for 4 days in beautiful Sunriver, OR; exploring trails, biking, chilling at the SHARC center, and hanging out with our RIOT crew one last time. Sign up now!

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MSK 5-Day Clubs

June 18th - August 3rd, 2018

Morning Star Kids has teamed up with Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.) to bring the gospel to children in your neighborhood! We coordinate the 1 hr 30 min program and C.E.F. provides the teachers. It's like planning a birthday party, except we provide the invitations, planning, prep, supplies, and people to run it! If you'd like to host a 5-Day Club this summer, select the week you'd like to host. There is only room for one 5-day club host per week.

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Adventure Camp 2018

June 23rd - June 27th, 2018



WHO: Students entering 6-8th grade in the fall


WHEN: JUNE 23-27, 2018

WHERE: Triangle Lake, Blachly, OR




Minimum of $10 deposit due at time of registration
$150 if registered by June 7 at 11:59 pm
The price increases to $200 on June 8 at 12:00 am
Sibling Discount: 20% off each student (email kate@mstar.church for details)

Everything included—boating, food, fun, etc. We’re doing everything we can to make sure camp is affordable, because we don’t want ANYONE to miss it!

Camp registrations are due by June 21 at midnight. Final payments are due at Final Registration on June 23 (departure day).

Once you are registered you will receive an email with additional camp information (packing lists, schedule, etc).

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Great Xscape 2018

July 7th - July 11th, 2018



WHO: Students entering 9th-12th grade in the fall

WHAT: The best high school summer camp ever!

WHEN: July 7-11, 2018

WHERE: Wasco County Fairgrounds, Tygh Valley, OR



  • Minimum of $10 deposit due at time of registration
  • $150 if registered by June 13 at 11:59 pm
  • The price increases to $200 on June 14 at 12:00 am
  • Sibling Discount: 20% off each student (email kate@mstar.church for details)
  • Please bring a completed Rafting Release form to registration and/or a parent/guardian to sign one.


Full payment is due by July 7.

Israel study tour 2018

Israel Study Tour 2018

October 21st - November 1st, 2018

with Pastor Scott and Denise Nelson

For thousands of years, no place has been more precious to God’s children than the land of Israel. God used the land to shape the lives of His people in Bible times, and He is doing the same today. A study tour to the Holy Land is a wonderful faith-maturing experience. It’s one of my greatest joys in ministry! Every time I’ve had the privilege to lead a group to Israel, I’ve returned home more in love with Jesus, more committed to His cause. Every time.

We’ll worship, we’ll pray, we’ll learn, and our hearts will be knit together in one profound, life-enriching experience after another.

If you’ve ever longed to go to Israel, I urge you to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. Would you pray about joining us? Let’s start planning for the trip of a lifetime together!

Pastor Scott

Estimated Cost

$4750/person. This is based on a group of 19 with double occupancy, and includes transportation from Portland, uniquely Israeli moshav and kibbutz lodging; all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners; all transfers, entrance fees, taxes, tips, training and devotional materials.

If you need a roommate, we most likely can find one for you. A fee of $990 may be applied if you are among the last to register and we cannot provide a roommate, so register early! If you prefer single occupancy, add $990. Lodging will allow up to three people per room upon request.

Airline prices are subject to change due to new airline fuel surcharges and/or tax increases that may be changed up to the date the non-refundable airline tickets are written.

Tour Guide

Arie Bar David. Arie is the guide that guides want to train with because of his rich, insightful teaching and depth of understanding.

Payment Schedule [per person]

When you register: $600 first deposit
by 4.8.18: $600 second deposit
by 7.15.18: Full payment/copy of passport
[All registrations will be processed on a space-available basis. Add 4% if paying with a credit card.]

Refunds and Penalties

If you need to cancel, you must notify Morning Star in writing. All cancellations will be charged $150 processing fee/person. Cancellations after May 8, 2018 are charged $400 penalty. Cancellations after July 15, 2018 are subject to additional airline, hotel, and tour penalties that may exceed 75% of the tour cost. Cancellations within two weeks of departure will be charged 100% penalty.

Medical and Cancellation Insurance

Your final payment will include foreign accidental medical and sickness coverage up to $50,000, medical evacuation coverage, and foreign liability coverage from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. The foreign accidental medical and sickness coverage does not cover pre-existing conditions or cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend you purchase cancellation insurance coverage, which may be done on your own or through Brotherhood Mutual.


Contact Joanne at
Morning Star Community Church
4775 27th Avenue SE, Salem OR 97302

503.581.2477 | phone

503.581.9490 | fax

info@mstar.church | email

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