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.

October Worship Schedule &  Readings
American Lutheran, Pekin Lutheran, Sheyenne Lutheran, Sigdal Lutheran
and Warwick Lutheran Churches of
Tolna, Pekin and Warwick, North Dakota
Pastor Aanen Gjovik, Interim Pastor
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October 8

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

First Reading - Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:7-15
Second Reading - Philippians 3:4b-14

Gospel - Matthew 21:33-46
October 15

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

First Reading - Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm 23
Second Reading - Philippians 4:1-9
Gospel - Matthew 22:1-14
Thanks to all the Morning Star Parish volunteers who provide special music during Services and
other special worship services.
 (Click on photos to enlarge)
MSP Christmas Caroling
(photos by Debbi Brude - click on photo to enlarge)
October 1

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

First Reading - Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:1-9
Second Reading - Philippians 2:1-13
Gospel -  Matthew 21:33-46
Pastor John has retired as of
Sept 30, 2017.  We wish him
the best in his retirement and
Thank You Pastor John for
your dedication to the MSP for
the last five years!
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
October 22
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 - Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]
Second Reading - Romans 3:19-28
Gospel - John 8:31-36
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October 29

9:30am - American - All Parish
Festival Reformation Sunday
500th Anniversary of the Reformation

First Reading -
Jeremiah 31 - 34
Second Reading -
Romans 3:19-28
Gospel -
John 8:31-36