Monthly Archives: May 2019

Sunday’s Comin’ (5/26/19)

Dear VBC Family –
 
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.   (John 15:13)
Join us Sunday as we gather to give GLORY to the One who gave His life for us !!
Join us this Memorial Day weekend as we honor all those who paid the ultimate price for our FREEDOM as AMERICANS.
 
This week Pastor Robin will continue our series on the Book of Hebrews.  This week she will challenge us to “Never Forget” what Christ has done for us !!   Join us as we give GLORY to Jesus !
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. 
Sunday School continues this week !!  Sure hope to see you there 🙂
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Prayer Needed:
Let’s join in prayer for “baby Goggin” as Shannon is due any day now  🙂
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?
Pastor Ed will be presenting the Considering Membership Module beginning THIS SUNDAY during the Sunday School hour from 9:00 -10:00.
The class dates are May 26th, June 2nd, and June 9th.   Email Pastor Ed to be included.
 
It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!
Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.  
Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:
Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygeine Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items. 
There will be a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!
ATTEND CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMP at Spruce Lake !!
This is a GREAT opportunity for your child’s FAITH, wholesome FELLOWSHIP, and a pile of FUN !!!
Grab an information sheet from the back table that includes dates/ages for campers.  
(Camps are filling up fast – register soon to get a spot secured !)
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’ (5/19/19)

Dear VBC Family –
 
In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”    Revelation 5:12
Join us Sunday as we gather to give GLORY to the WORTHY one !!

This week Pastor Ed will continue our series on the Book of Hebrews.  This week He will share on the COMPELLING URGENCY of OBEDIENCE to our Lord !!
Join us as we give GLORY to Jesus !
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. 
Sunday School continues this week !!  Sure hope to see you there 🙂
If you participated last week in our MOM’S DAY PHOTO-BOOTH – 
be sure to pick up your FREE photo !!  
(THANK YOU GRACE and MOLLY DOWE for doing this for us !!!)
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Prayer Needed:
Please pray for Diane Rielly as she recovers from recent surgery.  Please pray that she would receive relief from the post-surgery pain, as well as healing.
May God make His presence known to her as she rests, and that He guides her toward the next steps.
Please pray for Paul Minton as he is facing surgery next Wednesday to remove several lymph nodes.  Pray for God’s presence with the surgeons, as well as for His mighty care and healing upon Paul.
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?
Pastor Ed will be presenting the Considering Membership Module during the Sunday School hour from 9:15 -10:00.
The class dates are May 26th, June 2nd, and June 9th.   Email or see Pastor Ed to be included.
 
It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!
Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.  
Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:
Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygeine Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items. 
There will be a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!
ATTEND CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMP at Spruce Lake !!
This is a GREAT opportunity for your child’s FAITH, wholesome FELLOWSHIP, and a pile of FUN !!!
Grab an information sheet from the back table that includes dates/ages for campers.  
(Camps are filling up fast – register soon to get a spot secured !)
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

Edward J. Sostak

Pastor, Vine and Branch Church
A Free Methodist Congregation
 

Our Mission is to …

Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples … who love God, love others, and make Disciples …

VBC Vision:  Our desire is to …

Be a Healthy Biblical Community, that brings the Light of Jesus into our communities, through the foundational truths of God’s Word, Spirit-filled worship, and fervent prayer.

PO Box 528      2535 Rt. 52 West
Liberty, NY  12754
Office:  (845) 292-5227
Cell:     (845) 807-2259
Like us on FaceBook !

Sunday’s Comin’ (5/12/19)

Dear VBC Family –
Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and MAJESTY.  Psalm 104:1
Join us Sunday as we gather to give GLORY to the MAJESTIC one !!

 

This week Pastor Ed will continue our series on the Book of Hebrews.  This week He will share on the MAJESTY of our Lord !!
Join us as we give GLORY to Jesus in ALL His MAJESTY!
Sunday School continues this week !!  Sure hope to see you there 🙂
This special MOM’S DAY we will welcome all with a special
 PHOTO-BOOTH opportunity!!  
Come with a pretty SMILE and stop by for your FREE individual or family photo!!   
(No, this is not a solicitation of any kind – just a special THANK YOU to ALL the SPECIAL “MOMS !”)
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REMINDERS – 
Hey “Younger Moms” and moms to be 🙂 – don’t forget to join us this Saturday for the “Younger” Moms Day to be PAMPERED !!
         (6pm to 8pm at VBC)
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?
Pastor Ed will be presenting the Considering Membership Module during the Sunday School hour from 9:15 -10:00.
The class dates are May 26th, June 2nd, and June 9th.   Contact Pastor Ed to be included.
ATTEND CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMP at Spruce Lake !!
This is a GREAT opportunity for your child’s FAITH, wholesome FELLOWSHIP, and a pile of FUN !!!
Grab an information sheet from the back table that includes dates/ages for campers.
Scholarships are available from VBC to assist families – see the form attached to the camp info. sheet.
***  (All scholarship applications are due THIS SUNDAY, May 12th).
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’ (5/5/19)


Dear VBC Family –
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  (Psalm 8:1)
Join us Sunday as we gather to give GLORY to the Name above ALL names !!
Welcome HOME ladies – you were GREATLY missed !!
 
This week Pastor Robin will begin our new series on the Book of Hebrews.  Join us as we give GLORY to “Christ, the One and Only !”
 
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REMINDERS – 
Sunday School is BACK ON this week !!  Sure hope to see you there 🙂
May 4 – GRIEFSHARE Ministry begins a new session this SATURDAY ! (10 – 12 VBC Office)
 
May 8 – VBC Day of Fasting and Prayer with a PRAISE/PRAYER Service at 6:30pm.
 
May 11 – “Younger” Moms Day to be PAMPERED !!  (6pm to 8pm at VBC)
                 (Not too late – email me back or let us know by this Sunday if you want to be included 🙂
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?
Pastor Ed will be presenting the Considering Membership Module during the Sunday School hour from 9:15 -10:00.
The class dates are May 26th, June 2nd, and June 9th.   Contact Pastor Ed to be included.
ATTEND CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMP at Spruce Lake !!
This is a GREAT opportunity for your child’s FAITH, wholesome FELLOWSHIP, and a pile of FUN !!!
Grab an information sheet from the back table that includes dates/ages for campers.  
Scholarships are available from VBC to assist families – see the form attached to the camp info. sheet.
***  (All scholarship applications are due in the VBC office by May 12th).
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


Edward J. Sostak

Pastor, Vine and Branch Church
A Free Methodist Congregation
 

Our Mission is to …

Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples … who love God, love others, and make Disciples …

VBC Vision:  Our desire is to …

Be a Healthy Biblical Community, that brings the Light of Jesus into our communities, through the foundational truths of God’s Word, Spirit-filled worship, and fervent prayer.

PO Box 528      2535 Rt. 52 West
Liberty, NY  12754
Office:  (845) 292-5227
Cell:     (845) 807-2259
Like us on FaceBook !