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Sunday’s Comin’ (12/30/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Happy Christmas week to ALL !!

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  (Luke 2:11)

This Sunday Pastor Robin will explore if “OUR DESIRE is HIS DESIRE ?”

Is that YOUR DESIRE ?  (come this Sunday and see 🙂  

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME 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 -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed 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  :)

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PRAYER NEEDED

Please pray for Mary Hudz that God gives her strength as she began another round of chemotherapy this week.

Please continue to pray for Lori Kimmes and Dave Philips as they recover from their surgeries.

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Sign up this week for the LEADERSHIP SERIES beginning on Jan. 22nd !!

We will be using materials by leadership expert John Maxwell and his best-selling book Developing the Leader within You 2.0.

This is for ANYONE wishing to GROW in their LEADERSHIP potential – and especially for all those HELPING or LEADING in MINISTRY at VBC !!

We will be meeting ONCE a month for 5 months on TUESDAYS from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21)

The cost is just $15.00 per person which includes the hardcover book !

Sign up on Sunday or email me back and I will add you to the list.

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….

Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.

Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/23/18)

Dear VBC Family –

HAPPY 4th Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

The Lord Blesses His people with PEACE. (Psalm 29:11)

Need some PEACE in your life ?! This Sunday Pastor Ed will share on God’s gift of SHALOM for His people !!!

We will also share in the lighting of the Advent candle of PEACE, as well as enjoy a wonderful YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM !

KIDS – be sure to be there at 9am sharp to prepare for the Christmas Program 🙂

We sure hope to see you all at our Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7pm. (It’s on the 24th this year 🙂
What a great opportunity to INVITE a FRIEND !!

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Sign up this week for the LEADERSHIP SERIES beginning on Jan. 22nd !!
We will be using materials by leadership expert John Maxwell and his best-selling book Developing the Leader within You 2.0.
This is for ANYONE wishing to GROW in their LEADERSHIP potential – and especially for all those HELPING or LEADING in MINISTRY at VBC !!
We will be meeting ONCE a month for 5 months on TUESDAYS from 6:30 – 8:30pm. (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21)
The cost is just $15.00 per person which includes the hardcover book !
Sign up on Sunday or email me back and I will add you to the list.

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PRAYER NEEDED

Please continue to pray for Lori Kimmes and Dave Philips as they recover from their surgeries this week !

From Lori Kimmes: I was reading Wednesday’s TH Record about a college student, Michael McLaughlin, from Cornwall who has been missing since Thursday. It turns out that he is my surgeon’s son. Please pray for this family.

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….
Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.
Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂 THANK YOU !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME 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 -8th ; and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed 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 🙂

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!
See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL –
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/16/18)

Dear VBC Family –

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with JOY.  (Psalm 30:11)

HAPPY 3rd Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

This Sunday Pastor Robin will share on God’s gift of JOY to the World  – the LORD has come !  

We will share in the lighting of the Advent candle of JOY, as well as celebrate BAPTISM and the welcome of NEW MEMBERS.

KIDS – be sure to come to SS this week as you will continue to prepare for the Christmas Program which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 23rd at the 10:30 Service.

***  You won’t believe the transformation our Sanctuary has undergone to become the CITY OF BETHLEHEM !!

We sure hope to see you all at A NIGHT in BETHLEHEM this Saturday (December 15th) from 2 – 4pm.  

What a great event to INVITE a FRIEND !!  

(Don’t worry, Bethlehem will still be “open” on Sunday morning – so come and WORSHIP the Lord in the “Little Town of Bethlehem” !!

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….

Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.

Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME 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 -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed 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  :)

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/09/18)

Dear VBC Family –

But I trust in your unfailing LOVE; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  (Psalm 13:5)

HAPPY 2nd Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

This Sunday Pastor Ed will share on The GREATEST of These … an Advent Message of LOVE.  We will share in the lighting of the Advent candle of Love, as well as celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

***  This week following the Service we will need ALL HANDS ON DECK as we TRANSFORM the SANCTUARY into the CITY of BETHLEHEM !!

We will REMOVE ALL THE CHAIRS, set up the SHOPKEEPERS TENTS, and begin to DECORATE !!

Your HELP will be APPRECIATED  🙂

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NIGHT in BETHLEHEM returns on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.  Grab some invitations from the back table to invite your friends !!

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots …. 
Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !! 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME 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 -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed 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  🙂
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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin