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Sunday’s Comin’ (7/28/19)

This week Pastor Robin will be continuing our study of the sermon we call the Book of Hebrews.  She will finishing up chapter 5, challenging us to consider if we are yearning for “MILK, MEAT, or MATURITY.”

Come and find out for yourself as we EXALT our MIGHTY GOD – and WORSHIP HIM who is WORTHY !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

We’re still recovering (I mean reveling) in last week’s INCREDIBLE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL !!!

“The Incredible RACE” was JAM PACKED with kids and their families – and we are SO THANKFUL !!

God did a MIGHTY WORK in MANY PEOPLE !!!

Our VBS STAFF was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!!

Continue to WELCOME:

Pieter and Alike Vandenbeukel (and family) of NYC, with Life in Messiah ministry.

While here in Sullivan County they will be conducting outreach in Jesus Name to our summer visitors.

Please be sure to warmly welcome them and PRAY for God’s favor upon them !

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and letty Myers, Kenya

Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship the Lord of the HARVEST” this Sunday !

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Last week, the world-wide Free Methodist Church met in Florida to celebrate who we are as a church and cast a vision for the future. 

You can listen to all the teachings from the week at the website below.   You will be inspired!   Go to www.gc19.org/live

***  Most recommended by Pastor Robin: Bishop David Roller, Bishop Matt Thomas (outgoing Bishops),  Keith Cowart (Bishop-elect)

LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !

IMPORTANT NOTE re: LOCK CHANGES at VBC:

If you have yet to report re: VBC keys you have, please see Gregg Vurckio or Pastor Ed this week.

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, 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’ (7/21/19)

Dear VBC Family –
This week we are excited to welcome PASTOR MATT RILEY to VBC.  
VBC supports the Missionary calling of Matt and his family who are doing great work in Asia !  
Come and hear what it’s like to preach Jesus 
in a place “you’re not really welcome” to do so.
 
Come and CELEBRATE the GOODNESS of GOD in your/our lives – and WORSHIP HIM who is WORTHY !!
 
 
Other Exciting Happenings  !!
What a WEEK we had at VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL !!!
“The Incredible RACE” was JAM PACKED with kids and their families !!
God did a MIGHTY WORK in MANY PEOPLE !!!
Our VBS STAFF was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!!
We are looking forward to sharing MORE with you on SUNDAY !!
WELCOME to:
Doug Pyle from Chosen People Ministries, NYC.  Doug is being hosted by Pastors Ed and Robin.
Pieter and Alike Vandenbeukel (and family) of NYC are staying at our parsonage for the next two weeks.
While here in Sullivan County they will be conducting outreach in Jesus Name to our summer visitors.
Please be sure to warmly welcome them and PRAY for God’s favor upon them !
Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship the Lord of the HARVEST” this Sunday !
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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.
 
 
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, 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’ (7/14/19)

Dear VBC Family –
The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! (Psalm 18:46)
Come and declare God’s PRAISES !!

This week we’re going to PAUSE (from the Book of Hebrews) … and look BACK – in order to GIVE THANKS to the LORD
from Whom ALL Blessings come !
This week Pastor Ed will lead us into the Gospel of Luke as we CELEBRATE “Our Treasures in Heaven.”
Sure hope you’ll join us to see just how BLESSED we are, and how much of a BLESSING we are who call ourselves Vine & Branch Church !!

Other Exciting Happenings !!

It’s FINALLY HERE !!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL begins on MONDAY !!!
“The Incredible RACE” will be held Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 from 6 – 8:30pm.
We already have a record number of kids registered, but there is still time for you to make a difference by inviting a friend or neighbor !
Register TODAY or pick up an INVITE CARD at the Welcome Table !!!
Please PRAY for the MANY people ministering through VBS. May God give them EVERYTHING they need to share the LOVE of JESUS !!

WELCOME to:
Doug Pyle from Chosen People Ministries, NYC. Doug is being hosted by Pastors Ed and Robin for the next two weeks.
Pieter and Alike Vandenbeukel (and family) of NYC who will be hosted at our parsonage for the next three weeks.
While here in Sullivan County they will be conducting outreach in Jesus Name to our summer visitors.
Please be sure to warmly welcome them and PRAY for God’s favor upon them !

Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship the Lord of the HARVEST” this Sunday !
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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.

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, 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’ (7/7/19)

Dear VBC Family –
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.   (I Peter 2:9)
Come and declare God’s PRAISES !!
 
As we continue our series on the Book of Hebrews, beginning chapter 5 t
his week, Pastor Robin will challenge us to recognize JESUS, our “HIGH PRIEST FOREVER.”  
JOIN Us and declare in your heart who Jesus really is to YOU.
Other exciting happenings this Sunday !!
This week we will CELEBRATE our INDEPENDENCE while declaring our DEPENDANCE on God !!
We will also CELEBRATE the LORD’S SUPPER together.
 
Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship Him who is WORTHY !”
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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.
 
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