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Sunday’s Comin’ (12/22/19)

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy(Psalm 5:11)

Dear VBC Family –

Join us this Sunday as we gather to CELEBRATE the GIFT of GOD through the birth of HIS SON, Emmanuel, God with US !!

This week Pastor Robin will share the truth that GOD WITH US brings JOY, JOY, JOY … !!

We are excited to have the Cook Family light the Advent candle of JOY this week !

PARENTS !!!  We are SO THANKFUL to have our Children’s Christmas Program this Sunday at the 10:30 Service.  

***  Please have your children here on time for Sunday School so they can fully prepare to minister to us  🙂  

It will be such a BLESSING to see our MANY children leading us all in WORSHIP of Jesus !!

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Miracle of Jesus event last week, as well as the ANGEL TREE Ministry gifts !!!  

Thank you ALL for LOVING OTHERS in JESUS NAME !!!  There is no doubt that our collective ministry made a KINGDOM IMPACT 🙂

There are SO MANY Exciting Happenings Coming to VBC  !!    SAVE THESE DATES !!!!

December 22 – Children’s Program at the 10:30 Service

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7pm.

Jan. 3rd – YOUTH GROUP kicks off the New Year !!  (6-8pm)

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

Jan. 26 – Annual Society Meeting at 9am, Worship at 10:30, Celebration Luncheon at 12 noon !!

Feb. 1st – Ladies Valentine’s Luncheon at 12noon in Fellowship Hall

Feb. 29 – SCPSC Dessert Fundraiser at VBC

March 15-16 – Answers In Genesis Conference at VBC

April 24-26 – Conference Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/15/19)

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   (Romans 8: 38-39)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope to see you SUNDAY !!

Welcome to the Season of Advent !!    Let’s all join TOGETHER this SUNDAY to WORSHIP the ONE Who WAS, 

The One Who IS, and The One Who is to COME !!

This week Pastor Ed will share the truth that GOD WITH US brings LOVE !!

We are excited to have Christy Mann and family light the Advent candle of LOVE this week !

PARENTS !!!  We will be having a Children’s Christmas Program on Dec. 22nd at the 10:30 Service.  

Please have your children here for Sunday School the next two weeks for practice  🙂  

It will be such a BLESSING to see our MANY children leading us all in WORSHIP of Jesus !!

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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The Miracle of Jesus program is happening this SATURDAY !!!! (2-4pm)

Here’s how you can HELP:

  1. We need YOU to INVITE PEOPLE!!!  (There is an invitation attached below that you can save and send 🙂
  2. We need LOTS of COOKIES for the refreshments after the program !!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who is participating in the ANGEL TREE Ministry gifts !!!   We are so excited to partner with them for

      the first time – and for the opportunity to Bless children right here in our local communities.   

     ALL GIFTS are DUE now – and will be distributed this Saturday.   Any questions see Jackie Oliver  🙂 

Other Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

Dec. 14         2:00-4:00pm   The Miracle of Jesus !  A Christmas Event for the whole family !!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7pm.

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

 

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/8/19)

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my HOPE is in you all day long.  (Psalm 25:5)

Dear VBC Family –

We MISS YOU ALL !!!  Hope to see you SUNDAY !!

Welcome to the Season of Advent !!    Let’s all join TOGETHER this SUNDAY to WORSHIP the ONE Who WAS, 

The One Who IS, and The One Who is to COME !!

This week Pastor Robin will share about the PROMISE of HOPE we have in JESUS !!

We are excited to have the The Philips Family light the Advent candle this week, as well as Celebrate the Lord’s Supper !!

PARENTS !!!  We will be having a Children’s Christmas Program on Dec. 22nd at the 10:30 Service.  

Please have your children here for Sunday School the next two weeks for practice.

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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The Miracle of Jesus program is happening on DECEMBER 14th !! (2-4pm)

Here’s how you can HELP:

  1. We need YOU to INVITE PEOPLE!!!  (There is an invitation attached below that you can save and send 🙂
  2. We need LOTS of COOKIES for the refreshments after the program !!!

****  For all of you who volunteered to help – THANK YOU SO  MUCH !!    PICK OUT a COSTUME in the coat closet 🙂

The 2020 Nomination Forms are due back.  There is a box on the back table for completed forms.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who is participating in the ANGEL TREE Ministry gifts !!!   We are so excited to partner with them for

      the first time – and for the opportunity to Bless children right here in our local communities.   Any questions see Jackie Oliver  🙂

     ALL GIFTS are DUE on Sunday, December 8th.

Other Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

Dec. 14         2:00-4:00pm   The Miracle of Jesus !  A Christmas Event for the whole family !!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7pm.

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Miracle of Jesus

Sunday’s Comin’? (12/1/19)

Dear VBC Family –

“WE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM HOUSTON !!!!”

We’re NOT deciding yet – but our Services on Sunday MAY NOT BE HAPPENING !?!?!

(Check your email or the VBC website for early notifications.)

Here are a couple of thoughts from your Pastors …

  1. Please say a SPECIAL PRAYER Shannon Goggin and her family.  She was notified earlier that her father passed away unexpectedly

     today.  Please join in prayer for the PEACE of God and the COMFORT of the Holy Spirit to fill them.

  1. Whether (or weather !?) we are together or not this week – take some time together as a family and offer to God your “SACRIFICE of 

     PRAISE !”   PRAY together, SING, make an OFFERING unto the Lord, and BLESS HIS NAME for He is SOOOO GOOOOD !!!!

  1. Speaking of CHRISTMAS  🙂 – we are STILL ON for TOMORROW (Saturday) at 9 a.m. to decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas !!

      Sure hope you can attend !! 

  1. The Miracle of Jesus program is COMING SOON (actually in just 2 weeks on DECEMBER 14th !!)

      We need YOU to INVITE PEOPLE !!!  (There is an invitation attached below that you can save and send 🙂

      ****  For all of you who volunteered to help – THANK YOU SO  MUCH !!  Be on the lookout for an email from Pastor Robin with VERY 

                IMPORTANT details.   (If you come by the Sanctuary SATURDAY to help you can have first pick of the COSTUMES 🙂

  1. The 2020 Nomination Forms are due back.  There is a box on the back table for completed forms.
  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who is participating in the ANGEL TREE Ministry gifts !!!   We are so excited to partner with them for

      the first time – and for the opportunity to Bless children right here in our local communities.   Any questions see Jackie Oliver  🙂

     ALL GIFTS are DUE on Sunday, December 8th.

  1. PARENTS !!!  We will be having a Children’s Christmas Program on Dec. 22 at the 10:30 a.m. Service.  Please have your children here for 

     Sunday School the next two weeks for practice.

Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

Dec. 14         2:00-4:00 p.m.   The Miracle of Jesus!  A Christmas Event for the whole family !!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7 p.m.

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Advent 2019

Celebrate the Season of Advent and Christmas at

Vine and Branch Church

Sunday Services at 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 1 Hope
Dec. 8 Love
Dec. 15 Joy
Dec. 22 Peace

December 24 Christmas Evening Candlelighting Service at 7 p.m.

 

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/24/2019)

Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people; praise His holy name.  (Psalm 30:4)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Ed will CLOSE THE DOOR on our sermon series on the Book of Hebrews.  (in preparation for our Advent Series called GOD WITH US which will begin December 1st !)  Pastor Ed will finish chapter  13 – challenging us to

“continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise !”    

Join in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE.

As you are already aware, last week Benjamin and Laura Dowe had a devastating barn fire resulting in a complete loss.

In addition to the barn, they lost hundreds of bales of hay, haying equipment, and many power tools.  Many of you have been asking how we can come beside them in love and support.  With that in mind we will be taking a LOVE OFFERING this Sunday to show our support and to assist them in their recovery.  Checks can be made out to VBC – we will tally everything and present them with one offering.

THANK YOU for LOVING OTHERS as you do !!

 

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CAN you SEE it – can you FEEL it ???

Our MIGHTY GOD is on the MOVE at VBC !

Join us as we give THANKS for HIS MANY BLESSINGS !!

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We are SO HAPPY to report that we dropped off eighty-six Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts at the Samaritan’s Purse regional collection center !!  Praise God !!  We also found out that it is NOT TOO LATE to participate, as the collection center will still be receiving boxes THIS SUNDAY till 2pm.  So – if you would still like to be a part of this awesome ministry feel free to bring in boxes this Sunday and Pastor Ed will get them to the collection center right after church.

The 2020 Nomination Forms are due back on Sunday December 1st.  There is a box on the back table for completed forms. 

If you were not here to get a packet last week – I attached a file below.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who is participating in the ANGEL TREE Ministry gifts !!!  

We are so excited to partner with them for the first time – and for the opportunity to Bless children right here in our local communities.

Any questions see Jackie Oliver  🙂

Other Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

(Be sure to check this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES !)

Nov. 30            9:00am     Join us to DECORATE the SANCTUARY for Christmas !!

December 1 – 1st Sunday of Advent !!  Lighting of the candle of HOPE.

Dec. 14         2:00-4:00pm   The Miracle of Jesus !  A Christmas Event for the whole family !!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7pm.

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/17/2019)

Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people; praise His holy name.  (Psalm 30:4)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Robin will introduce Hebrews chapter 13 – challenging us to consider whether or not we are true “KINGDOM SEEKERS?!    Come and be encouraged in your Faith (and challenged) to “seek Him with ALL your heart, soul, mind, and strength.”

Join in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE.

 

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CAN you SEE it – can you FEEL it ???

Our MIGHTY GOD is on the MOVE at VBC !

Join us as we give THANKS for HIS MANY BLESSINGS !!

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Please Pray:

From Laura Palmer

Please pray for my new niece Remi who arrived on Nov. 7th.  She is just beautiful!  She is undergoing (today) major heart surgery.  Up to this point she has defied all the doctors previous observations.  We have been praying and fasting for God’s hand to work in a miraculous way for a complete restoration.  Thank you for joining us in prayer for baby Remi.

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The DEADLINE for the Samaritan’s Purse OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-box Gift ministry is THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th and it is NOT TOO LATE to participate !       Please return your boxes this Sunday  🙂

Other Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

(Be sure to check this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES !)

This Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00     CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP Module for anyone considering becoming a member of VBC.

Nov. 30            9:00am     Join us to DECORATE the SANCTUARY for Christmas !!

Dec. 14         2:00pm   The Miracle of Jesus !  A Christmas Event for the whole family !!

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

 

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/10/19)

Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people; praise His holy name.  (Psalm 30:4)

Dear VBC Family –

Pastor Robin and the group in Israel have returned!  (Thank you for your prayers for them !)

This week Pastor Ed will finish up Hebrews chapter 12 – challenging us to “CLIMB ON !”    Come and be encouraged (and challenged) to choose the CORRECT MOUNTAIN to “climb” – and then to “CLIMB WELL”.

Join in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE.

This week we will join together to HONOR our VETERANS – as well as CELEBRATE the LORD’S SUPPER together!

 

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CAN you SEE it – can you FEEL it ???

Our MIGHTY GOD is on the MOVE at VBC!

Join us as we give THANKS for HIS MANY BLESSINGS !!

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The DEADLINE for the Samaritan’s Purse OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-box Gift ministry is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.  

There are TWO ways to participate:

1.  Pick up a shoebox at VBC, fill it, and return it.

2.  Purchase individual items for boxes, add them to our collection, and we’ll pack the boxes.

Other Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

(Be sure to check this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES !)

Nov. 17            12-2:00 p.m.    Considering Membership Module for anyone considering becoming a member of VBC.

Nov. 17            Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are due

Nov. 30            9:00 a.m.     Join us to DECORATE the SANCTUARY for Christmas !!

Dec. 14         2:00 p.m.   The Miracle of Jesus!  A Christmas Event for the whole family !!

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus’ Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/3/2019)

Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people; praise His holy name.  (Psalm 30:4)

Dear VBC Family –

I (Pastor Ed) am back from out west – thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we traveled.

Please continue to pray for Pastor Robin and the group in Israel.  (Got several good reports from them !)

This week Ralph Bressler will be bringing the message from Hebrews chapter 12 – challenging us to “Run a Good Race !”

Come an be encouraged (and challenged) in your own “race” – and join in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE.

Impt. Note:  If you want to be REALLY EARLY to church this week – DON’T read any further.

******  HOWEVER, if you want to be right ON TIME – move your clocks back ONE HOUR on SATURDAY NIGHT as 

Daylight Saving’s time has come to an end  🙁

CAN you SEE it – can you FEEL it ???

Our MIGHTY GOD is on the MOVE at VBC !

Join us as we give THANKS for HIS MANY BLESSINGS !!

Prayer Needed:

Please continue to be in prayer for Kelly Drann’s mom.  Praise God that she has shown some improvement, but remains in critical care.  Please pray for Kelly and family as they remain with their mom.

Please pray for Isaiah Liciaga (Carol’s grandson).  He is in much pain from an impacted wisdom tooth complicated by strep throat.  Please pray for healing and good medical care.

Hope you’re considering supporting the Samaritan’s Purse OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-box Gift ministry.

Just want you to know the DEADLINE for boxes is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.

There are TWO ways to participate:

1.  Pick up a shoe box at VBC, fill it, and return it.

2.  Purchase individual items for boxes, add them to our collection, and we’ll pack the boxes.

Other Exciting Happenings at VBC  !!

(Be sure to check this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES !)

Nov. 17            12-2:00            Considering Membership Module for anyone considering becoming a member of VBC.

Nov. 17            Operation Christmas Child “Shoe-boxes” are due

Nov. 30            9:00am           Join us to DECORATE the SANCTUARY for Christmas !!


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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin