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 !”
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.
“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