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Sunday’s Comin’ (6/30/19)

Dear VBC Family –

I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. (Psalm 13:6)
There is SO MUCH to PRAISE the Lord for!!

** How many times have you asked the Lord to “lead you” ?

As we continue our series on the Book of Hebrews, finishing chapter 4 this week, Pastor Ed will challenge your thinking regarding “THE WALL” (probably NOT the one you’re thinking about right now). JOIN Us and see where you REALLY STAND when it comes to the “WALL”.

Other exciting happenings this Sunday !!

We will be welcoming new Youth and Adult Members into the FMC and VBC.

Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship Him with gladness !”
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IMPORTANT NOTE re: LOCK CHANGES at VBC:
For security purposes and ease of use for ministry leaders we have changed some locks at the church, and we need your cooperation:
1. If you currently have keys to VBC please put your name on the KEY INVENTORY sheet in the narthex, and see Pastor Ed re: new locks.
2. If you are in need of keys please add your name to the Key Inventory list and note that you need keys.

THANK YOU to ALL who have provided meals this past week for the GOGGIN family as they begin life with new baby Liam !!
Thank You for “loving others” in this way !

Please continue to keep our other “waiting moms and dads” in prayer 🙂

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is COMING SOON !!!
“The Incredible RACE” will be held Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 from 6 – 8:30pm.
We need YOU to help make this an incredible outreach ministry – please begin to invite friends and neighbors.
We need YOU to INVITE a CHILD !! Pick up an INVITE CARD this Sunday !!!

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 is a COLLECTION BOX in the church ! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

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’ (6/23/19)

Dear VBC Family –

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. (Psalm 100:2)

There is SO MUCH to WORSHIP the Lord for!!
** This week Pastor Robin will continue our series on the Book of Hebrews.
She will challenge us to “Enter God’s Rest” by cherishing “The Book of LIFE !”

THREE other exciting happenings this Sunday !!
1. We will be serenaded by our Children’s Church Choir under the direction of Rebecca Clark.
2. We will celebrate THREE adult BAPTISMS !
Come and support your Brother and Sisters in Christ !
3. We will be saying FAREWELL to Rosemary Bradley as this will be her final SUnday at VBC before leaving
for her new position as High School Principal in Jamestwon, NY.
(Don’t tell Pastor Ed, but word is there will be a FELLOWSSHIP & GOODIES after church !)

Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship Him with gladness !”
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Welcome to LIAM TIMOTHY GOGGIN who arrived this week at a healthy 9 lbs. 9oz.
CONGRATS to Shannon and Shaughn and big sister Addy – all are doing great !

How Can you be a Blessing to the Goggins? – So glad you asked 🙂
From Rita DeMayo:
Shaughn and Shannon Goggin have welcomed a new baby boy to their family. I’m putting together a list of who can prepare dinners for the family. (I know when I was laid up, these meals meant the world to my family and I). They have a young daughter, Addy and the two of them. Dietary restrictions are that Shannon does not eat mayonnaise or ranch dressing. They live over by Villa Roma, but we might have a way of delivering, if you drop off at the church. We’d love to cover two weeks with meals every other night. They are coming home Friday and we have Saturday and Sunday covered.
Please contact RITA at 796-6078 so I can compile a list. Thank you so much for your servant hearts !! God Bless. Rita

Please continue to keep our other “waiting moms and dads” in prayer 🙂

VBC Day of FASTING, PRAYER, and PRAISE !!!
Hope you’ll join us this TUESDAY (June 25) by FASTING/PRAYING during the day – and then coming out to our
PRAYER/PRAISE CELEBRATION at 6:30pm.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL !!!
“The Incredible RACE” will be held Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 from 6 – 8:30pm.
We need YOU to help make this an incredible outreach ministry – please begin to invite friends and neighbors.
We need YOU to help pull it off – see Katie Martin to get involved 🙂
There will be a VBS Organizational meeting right after church this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.

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 is a COLLECTION BOX in the church ! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

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’ (6/9/19)

Dear VBC Family –

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted. Exodus 15:1
Join us Sunday as we gather to give GLORY to the Rock of our Salvation !!

This week Pastor Robin will continue our series on the Book of Hebrews.
This week he will challenge us to “STAND FIRM – NO GOING BACK !”

Sunday School continues this week !! Sure hope to see you there 🙂
The last day of SS is June 16, 2019, and our SS Classes will be singing some of their songs during the 10:30 Service.
(They will practice this week and next during the SS hour)

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Youth Group will be TAKING A HIKE right after the Service this Sunday. LUNCH/SNACKS will be provided – bring a FRIEND !!

It’s GRADUATION TIME !!
Please let us know about your GRADS (future plans – (college info…?), as we would like to HONOR THEM at an upcoming Service !

Let’s join in prayer for “baby Goggin” as Shannon is due any day now 🙂
As well as continue to keep our other “waiting moms” in prayer 🙂

Interested in being BAPTIZED ?
Our next BAPTISM SERVICE will be held on Sunday, June 23.
See Pastor Robin or Pastor Ed THIS WEEK 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.
(Camps are filling up fast – register soon to get a spot secured !)

SAVE the DATE for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL !!!
“The Incredible RACE” will be held Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 from 6 – 8:30pm.
We need YOU to help make this an incredible outreach ministry – please begin to invite friends and neighbors.
We need YOU to help pull it off – see Katie Martin to get involved 🙂

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 !!

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’ (6/2/19)

Dear VBC Family –

The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! (Psalm 18:46)
Join us Sunday as we gather to give GLORY to the Rock of our Salvation !!

This week Pastor Ed will continue our series on the Book of Hebrews. This week he will challenge us to “Fix our Eyes” on Jesus !!

Sunday School continues this week !! Sure hope to see you there 🙂
(The last day of SS is June 16, 2019)
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Youth Group will be held this Sunday from 5:00 – 6:30pm at VBC. FOOD and FUN included – bring a FRIEND !!

It’s GRADUATION TIME !!
Please let us know about your GRADS (plans – (college info…?), as we would like to HONOR THEM at an upcoming Service!

Let’s join in prayer for “baby Goggin” as Shannon is due any day now 🙂
As well as continue to keep our other “waiting moms” in prayer 🙂

Interested in being BAPTIZED?
Our next BAPTISM SERVICE will be held on Sunday, June 23.
See Pastor Robin or Pastor Ed to be included 🙂

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.
(Even if you missed last week you are still welcome to join us this week) The remaining class dates are June 2nd and June 9th. Email Pastor Ed to be included.

ATTEND CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMP at Spruce Lake !!
This camp 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 !)

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); Hygiene Items (brush/comb, bar soap, washcloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items.
There will be a COLLECTION BOX in the church! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members: The MASTER SCHEDULE is 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 that this 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


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.

Web: vineandbranchchurch.org
PO Box 528 2535 Rt. 52 West
Liberty, NY 12754
Office: (845) 292-5227
Cell: (845) 807-2259
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