Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Ed shares some real encouraging words from a SURPRISING source of text you typically hear at a much different kind of Service !!  Hint:  Come and be prepared to “SHEEP” Up !!

There’s MORE !!  We will celebrate two Baptisms this week as well as Dedicate a child to the Lord.  Praise the Lord !!

See you Sunday as we gather together to WORSHIP Him who is WORTHY !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is off and running and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -7th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

The next CPR-AED Training with Ralph Bressler will take place in the Fellowship Hall right after the Service on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (12:00 – 1:00).

PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for a FULL recovery for Al Hall.  He has shown great improvement, and is moving well around his house.

Please pray for Rebecca Clark and Sarah Hardy as they continue to provide Foster-care for Isaiah.  Pray for a situation that has arisen with his placement, and that God will continue to show His favor upon them.

JOIN US FRIDAY NIGHT for the MOVIE Like Arrows”

Like Arrows is an inspiring feature film by Family Life Ministries which depicts the life of an “average family” as they walk through the joys and challenges of life.

Date/Time:  Sept. 21 at 7:00pm at VBC

Cost:              FREE !!

Bring MANY friends !!

“When conflict, rebellion, and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to rethink their parenting strategy. In the process, they realize how critical intentionality and focus are when shaping and molding young lives. FamilyLife’s first feature film explores the challenges and joys that come with raising children. Through a journey that unfolds over 50 years, Charlie and Alice discover the unmistakable power of family. Together, they learn that knowing and living by God’s Word is what brings transformation and hope to any family.

LIKE ARROWS casts a powerful vision for parents, reminding us that nothing is more important for any family than to have God and His Word directing our lives.”

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!! 

It’s TIME to begin preparing for our participation in the OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE-BOX GIFT Program !!

When you come on Sunday you will see an OCC display in the back of the Sanctuary.  Feel free to choose a FREE box and a brochure that explains the Shoe-box Gift program.  We’ll be sharing more info. on this amazing ministry during the Service – or see Cheryl LaBella or Wanda Silva for more information.

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Diakoneo Day will be held on Sunday, October 21st !!

Diakoneo (to “serve”) is a day set aside where we take our regular Sunday Worship time and go out and serve our community !  Rita Demayo and Tom Nolan are coordinating a number of projects that ALL will be able to assist with.  It not only shows our community the LOVE of JESUS(Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to SERVE others…) – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow VBC-ers.

Note schedule change:  We will have a time of Worship for all from 9:00 – 10:00 – then head out into the community from 10-12:30 – and join back at VBC for lunch together !!  (We will NOT have Sunday School that day.)

If you know of someone in our community that could use a little help (yard work, small repair, cleanup, winter prep, …) see Rita or Tom asap.

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MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DATE NIGHT via live simulcast of FIGHT NIGHT at VBC !!!

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 1

7:30 – 10:00pm

Cost:     $ 10.00 per couple

Pre-register to save a spot !  (Walk-ins will be accepted if room permits)

 

Lets’ face it, all couples fight. Learn how to fight a Good Fight !

Join us for a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship.

Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great.

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Love you ALL –

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin