Sunday’s Coming and we’re very excited !
This week Pastor Robin will share from Romans 13 where Paul challenges Believers NOT to FALL ASLEEP and miss the SIGNS of the TIMES we live in !  Come and hear more about Paul’s warning to the “church” (You and Me) this Sunday !
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL for ALL AGES begins this Sunday at 9:00am.  
Sure hope you are planning to attend  🙂
 
Connection Group information will be shared on Sunday.  Hope you’ll GET CONNECTED in a small group  🙂  
 
PRAY FERVENTLY for:
Those in Texas still suffering from the aftermath of the devastating hurricane, as well as those in the path of the current hurricane.  Pray for God’s intervention !
Please keep Karen Curry (and Bob) in your prayers as they travel to Sloan-Kettering tomorrow (Friday).  Pray for God’s presence to fill them.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
There is SO MUCH going on and coming up to help ENCOURAGE YOU and GROW YOU in YOUR FAITH !!  Sure hope you’ll come and BE BLESSED !!
We will be hosting a Home-Going Celebration in honor of Mary Mahoney on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00pm.
Our VBC Family will be hosting the luncheon after the Service.
 
We are VERY EXCITED to launch the CLEAN, SOBER, and SAVED Program created by Tracy and Darryl Strawberry.  (Yes – THAT Darryl Strawberry !)
This is a TWO-FOLD Ministry:  One part ministers to those in need of RECOVERY right now (begins Wed. 9/20), while the 2nd part ministers to all those AFFECTED by a person in the grip of addiction either in their present or past (begins Thurs. 10/5).  For more information see Pastor Robin, this week’s bulletin, get a poster in church, or go to the CSS website at Strawberryministries.org.
 
We are beginning a THURSDAY MORNING OPEN PRAYER time at VBC from 7am till 8:30am.  Stop by on your way to work, or just drop in for this informal opportunity to seek God for the needs of our church, community, nation, and world.  When you come in just come down front and join those already praying – pray out as you are led – or just spend time glorifying God for his Goodness.  (This will replace the Sat. morning prayer group.)
 
We’re planning our 2nd Annual DIAKONEO DAY on Sunday October 1st.  We will have a Worship Service at 9am followed by going out to serve in several community projects from 10 – 12:30.  We will meet back at VBC for a quick celebration luncheon at 1pm.  More details coming.  If you know of someone who needs yard work, a minor home repair, … see pastor Ed. 
 
Set aside Sunday, October 15th for an evangelistic and apologetics presentation at VBC by a representative from the Ravi Zacharias Ministry team.  This will surely strengthen your faith and give you more confidence in defending your Christian beliefs.  More details coming soon !
 
Calling all Ladies !!  Join us on Saturday, October 21st as we travel to our sister FMC in Walton for the Weathering the Storms of Life Women’s Conference.  See Pastor Robin for registration info.